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Macromedia FreeHand 5.5

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m-freehand-55.sit (10.28 MB)
MD5: a648885a25f094cbb62dad2cff9388be
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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mm-freehand-55-d.sit (10.74 MB)
MD5: 13e2a10a9cc0da066268e2347bcb298b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FreeHand_5.5.toast_.bin (600.99 MB)
MD5: 38a394587a368fceafac8c2c64d328ce
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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xdk_fh55_installer.hqx (2.27 MB)
MD5: 8751a7c97849afb7eb68e1b16a7d901c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, QEMU

Macromedia's FreeHand version 5.5 is a major upgrade. It introduces to FreeHand for the 1st time, Photoshop plug-in compatibility, PDF document import, Photoshop-EPS Export + several other nice features & tweaks. It is network install (compatible); As well as being a regular installer set, optionally it can be installed over an AppleTalk network. Separate English and German full install sets of FreeHand are included.

MD5 checksum & filename: a648885a25f094cbb62dad2cff9388be *m-freehand-55.sit
MD5 checksum & filename: 13e2a10a9cc0da066268e2347bcb298b *mm-freehand-55-d.sit
MD5 checksum & filename: 38a394587a368fceafac8c2c64d328ce *FreeHand_5.5.toast_.bin
MD5 checksum & filename: 8751a7c97849afb7eb68e1b16a7d901c *xdk_fh55_installer.hqx

Serial number: 10255-0470-4403-24795

See also: Aldus FreeHand 1.0, Aldus FreeHand 2.0, Aldus FreeHand 3.x, Aldus FreeHand 4.0, Macromedia FreeHand 5.0.2, Macromedia FreeHand 7 (German), Macromedia FreeHand Graphics Studio 7, Macromedia FreeHand 8, Macromedia FreeHand 9, Macromedia FreeHand 10, Macromedia FreeHand MX (11.0.x)

Architecture: 68k PPC

SSW 7.0 to Mac OS 9.2.2
Will not run on 68000 CPU (or Mini vMac) as it has a default memory setting of 8 MB & a minimum memory requirement of 5 MB. Possibly will run on 68020 Mac if the memory is sufficient. Will run OK on 68030 CPU's and above.
Works well in '030 & '040 Basilisk II & also will run OK in SheepShaver (with some caveats).

Note - SheepShaver users:
If a standard install onto Sheepshaver causes FreeHand v5.5 to crash SheepShaver badly when running FreeHand after installing. Re-install, perform a Custom Install and choose the 680x0 version instead of the PPC or Universal version options. Running the non-native 68k binary seems to work OK on PPC SheepShaver - without crashing.

I suspect that SheepShaver's lack of MMU support is at fault & being the reason behind certain PPC apps failing to run on this emulator.


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by MikeTomTom - 2020, February 7 - 6:57am

Thanks for the re-up. It is perfect. If you lock & mount it using Toast on a host Mac, it loads as a CD in Basilisk & Sheep when you boot them up, too. The previous .img treated the same way, couldn't do that (although, mounting via the GUI worked OK). So this one is exceptionally good, thanks.

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by Duality - 2020, February 7 - 4:37am

That should do it. I don't think the bad filesystem structure from the source should lead to significant problems, though Mac OS X pitches a fit when attempting to rip or convert to seemingly any format that requires a file-level copy instead of a block-level copy.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2020, February 7 - 12:42am

Noted. The original CD fails a “verify disk” check in Disk Utility on account of a damaged HFS structure. I’ll add a toast file for preservation’s sake.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, February 6 - 9:53pm

@Duality: Thanks for the CD-ROM disk image addition. Would you have the original? If so would it be possible for you to re-image? With the one above the Finder managed to modify it on 03 Feb, 2020. It left behind .fseventsd and .Trashes folders in the image.