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ClarisWorks 4.0/HomePage 2.0 Internet Edition CD

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (297.04 MB)
MD5: 0816454fc92cad2d612f1e21c3231190
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

This is a Toast4/MacZip archive of the CD: ClarisWorks 4.0 Internet Edition for Mac OS

It includes:

ClarisWorks and HomePage ask for name/serial but do not require a serial # to run. You can type in anything.

ClarisWorks issue: Do not use Easy Install! Use Custom Install and check everything that you want. For some reason Easy Install results in a damaged version of the application which produces the error dialog in the attached screenshot. This dialog says that the application "...has been modified by another program or virus." When you use Custom Install this does not happen.

HomePage issue: on SheepShaver HomePage complains about not being able to create a new file because of a duplicate file name on disk (see screenshot). Opening an existing file seems to resolve the issue letting you proceed to create new files. This did not happen to me when launching on my PowerBook G3.

Architecture: 68k PPC

* 68020 or higher
* 4 MB RAM
* Mac OS 7.0 or higher (see issue notes above)


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, September 5 - 12:12am

  Found the problem (I think; you might want to try confirming on your system). If you use Easy Install something goes wrong and you get the error dialog at launch. Use Custom Install and the problem goes away.

Now this is just bonkers! I have to say; This is the first time I've come across this situation with a ClarisWorks installer before. Yes I can confirm. Using Easy Install gives you grief and nags you each time you launch CWks with that error message. I typically do Custom Installs and thankfully (also unusual) the Installer for this software presents itself as a Custom install, by default.

Found a fresh problem with the install process. If the drive you want to install to is greater than 80 GBs it refuses to install to it, claiming there is not enough free space on the drive. I had 80+ GBs available on the drive! - I also installed it OK to an old G3 with a smaller 40GB drive and did not get that error.

About Virex - I should follow my own advice but often forget to run it. Not that there's too much to worry about here as virus infected files are picked up on fairly quickly and cleaned if necessary. Sevendust is perhaps the only nuisance problem if it ever gets installed - and then if using Virex, only the 2007 defs are of real value.

taylordesign's picture
by taylordesign - 2015, September 3 - 9:46am

Just a follow up after comparing folders installed under Easy and Custom Install:

* Easy Install results in a smaller application.
* Easy Install does not install the file converter.
* Easy Install installs more (!?) stationary files.

Looks like their installer scripts just weren't fully tested before making this CD.

taylordesign's picture
by taylordesign - 2015, September 3 - 9:33am

Found the problem (I think; you might want to try confirming on your system). If you use Easy Install something goes wrong and you get the error dialog at launch. Use Custom Install and the problem goes away.

It doesn't seem to have anything to do with having AppleWorks installed on the same system.

All the same, I'm glad I've got Virex setup on both systems, and I'll be more careful about scanning everything in the future just in case. Thanks!

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by taylordesign - 2015, September 3 - 9:07am

Tried Virex 6 (using the MG link) on both the PowerBook G3 and SheepShaver. On both I ran the Installer scan; installed the app; applied all virus definitions; then ran another scan from the app. No viruses found.

I'm wondering if it just has something to do with having other versions of ClarisWorks and/or AppleWorks on the system. Both have AppleWorks 5 which was installed before I found the ClarisWorks 4 CD.

If you think I should run another virus scanner to be sure, let me know. But I might try removing AppleWorks and ClarisWorks completely from the SheepShaver volume, then installing just ClarisWorks, just to see what happens.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, September 3 - 2:26am

@taylordesign: Thanks for the CWks 4 Internet Edition CD image.

The installation of this on my G3 running Mac OS 9.1 has not brought about the error messages that you describe above. - It installed for me without issue and works fine IOW.

However, the ClarisWorks issue you mention may actually mean that you have a compromised system[s].

Perhaps you could check your systems with an anti-virus of some kind - one that can detect "SevenDust" aka 666 (which does modify applications when they are run). Virex 6 that's here at the MG can detect 666 (with supplied 2007 defs) and it doesn't need to be installed (runs a thorough check without installing).

As yet I haven't installed your Home Page 2.0 to test its reported issue.