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Mac OS 8.2a2 (alpha) "SouthPark"

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Mac_OS_8.2a2.cdr_.sit (90.21 MB)
MD5: 030701e27778c887b0f967ea518d742e
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

As the name says, beta version of an OS which should later become MacOS 8.5.

This CDR image only contains the installer and is not bootable.
The beta may be installed with SheepShaver using the OldWorldROM.
Expand the CDR and add it to the SheepShaver volumes list.
I did use a blank HFS Standard image from 8.6 and unchecked "update HDD drivers" in the installer.
At first boot, Assistants to set up your Mac pop up. Do quit them to be on the safe side.
The provided Quicktime build is time limited, so best set your host´s time to some day in early 1997.

MD5 checksum of the SIT: 030701e27778c887b0f967ea518d742e

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Architecture: PPC

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 24 - 2:43am

after the TV show "South Park"

Now that wouldn't surprise me if it were true Wink

Tho' I do realize that for development releases they did have to come up with unique names beginning with "S" as substitute names for the "Special" menu and to visibly denote which build they were working/testing on.

os9er's picture
by os9er - 2017, June 24 - 2:36am

Hmm, I wonder if they named this particular alpha release after the TV show "South Park"... LOL

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, May 19 - 12:06pm

Thanks for figuring out, Mike.
I merely looked at the ReadMe and concluded that the whole stuff was ´97.
Seems the ReadMe was just copied over from an older project.
Changing names to Alpha will be more suitable likely.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, May 19 - 12:32am

Alpha and Development sounds logical. One might look at the timestamps.

One might - and one will Wink

It looks like Apple's naming convention has the "d" here as being the earlier (pre-alpha):

Mac OS 8.2d8 (beta) "Snowman" version 8.2d8 14 Jan, 1998
Mac OS 8.2a2 (beta) "Southpark" version 8.2a2c3 26 Mar, 1998
Mac OS 8.2a4c2 (beta) "Sequins" version 8.2a4c2 22 Apr, 1998

So the "Sequins" build is the more recent of these three and all three are from 1998 (not '97). Also maybe "alpha" would be more accurate than "beta" for up in the titles of these pages?

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, May 18 - 6:57pm

Alpha and Development sounds logical.
One might look at the timestamps. I deleted my installations as I´m not too interested in that matter. Smile

os9er's picture
by os9er - 2017, May 18 - 3:46pm

I believe the "a" designation denotes an "alpha" release, and the "d" designation denotes a very early "development" release. Not entirely sure though.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, May 16 - 6:51pm

My link below
is fixed now
Smile

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, May 16 - 5:21pm

Good question my friend. I don´t know much about MacOS betas.
D8 seems to indicate it was much more evolved than a2 or a4, but thats what I´m guessing.
Just saw a topic over at Emaculation where a DMG from you know where was not working, apparently.
So I choose to make a .cdr from the .dmg and add it here.
There also is 8.2a4c2. I´ll add it later to have all three of them.

No idea what it may be good for. Curiosity? I´m on 8.6 and am fine with it. Smile

Edit: What happened to Snowman? I can´t access the page.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, May 16 - 5:00pm

It's different from Mac OS 8.2d8 (beta) "Snowman"?

Edit: Fixed link in this posting. Forgot to include "/apps" - IIGS User