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StuffIt Expander and DropStuff with EE 4.5

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
stuffit45.sit (1.24 MB)
MD5: fbde6d5b49ea893398a8e78cd4c415cc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Stuffit_Expander_45.img_.7z (1.17 MB)
MD5: 2a3fb923a61ac9c8d574ed54e1fa20ac
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

StuffIt Expander v4.5 and DropStuff with Expander Enhancer v4.5.1.

See Also
StuffIt Expander 5.5
StuffIt Expander 4.0.2
StuffIt Expander 3.5.1
StuffIt Deluxe

Architecture: 68k

Installers require SSW 7.1.1 or greater.


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by osimon - 2021, March 8 - 11:01am

Mike--worked perfectly! Thanks very much for your help.

Now I can load up ALL the Classic Mac games...

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by MikeTomTom - 2021, February 16 - 12:37am

I note that that Stuffit v. 5.5 .img file seems to be just a tad too big for the floppy: I get "no space left on device" when I cp it over... about 28K shy.

@osimon: You don't need to copy that .img file (stuffit_expander_5.5.img) from the StuffIt Expander 5.5 page, into the floppy disk. As you are running Ubuntu and that .img is a flat file disk image, you can write it to the floppy disk directly from a Ubuntu command-line using dd.

It won't matter if your floppy disk is Mac formatted or not, as the .img file will overwrite any content and format existing on the floppy disk.

1). Insert an unlocked floppy disk into the floppy drive
2). Have the disk image in some location on your hard drive, e.g.; ~/mac-files/stuffit_expander_5.5.img
3) Start a Terminal session. Note: You may also need to use "sudo" to write to floppies via a command-line.

Enter from the command-line, commands similar to the following:

The floppy disk must be unmounted (not ejected) to perform the writing; enter:
umount /dev/fd0   <-- this command is approx. to what you will enter, but it should give you a clue as to how it will look. /dev/fd0 is a commonly used name of the floppy disk device, it may be different on your system.

And to write the image to floppy, enter:
dd if=~/mac-files/stuffit_expander_5.5.img of=/dev/fd0   <-- again this command is approx. to what you will actually enter, basically the syntax is "dd if=filename of=/dev/fd0" in Linux.

If all goes well, dd will write that image directly to the floppy and you can take it to your Color Classic Mac and you'll be able to install StuffIt Expander 5.5, finally.

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by MikeTomTom - 2021, February 15 - 9:25pm

@osimon: I think that I will have a solution for you. I'll make some tests first and will get back to you in an hour or so.

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by osimon - 2021, February 15 - 8:42pm

Hi Mike, thanks for the reply.

I'm not seeing Disk Copy 6 on the HD, unfortunately. Looked in Applications, Utilities, Control Panels, System Folder. Also did "find file" but came up empty handed.

Guess I am stuck? Could it be hiding somewhere?

I am writing the floppy in HFS using Ubuntu 18.04--the only OS I've found that still recognizes and writes to the USB floppy drive I have.

I note that that Stuffit v. 5.5 .img file seems to be just a tad too big for the floppy: I get "no space left on device" when I cp it over... about 28K shy.

Except for the space limitations there doesn't seem to be any problem copying the files this way... my Color Classic sees the files I've downloaded to the floppy via Ubuntu and I can move them to the HD. The problem is that my Mac then has no idea how to read the file types, including .sit, .img, .dsk, .hqx...

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by MikeTomTom - 2021, February 3 - 12:59am

@osimon: With Mac OS 7.5.1 on your CC, you should have Disk Copy 6 installed. It will be on the System Disks, if it wasn't installed by default. <-- Maybe... hoping here as Disk Copy 6 would have been new in 1995 around the time of System 7.5.1

Grab the 2nd download on the StuffIt Expander 5.5 page. It's a raw disk image file named "stuffit_expander_5.5.img". Move this file into your CC. Start Disk Copy and drag the StuffIt img file into Disk Copy's window. With a bit of luck it will mount the img file onto your CC's desktop and you can run the installer.

That copy of StuffIt will also be the best version for that Mac OS, as most of the StuffIt archives here will be compatible with StuffIt Expander v5.5. If the install succeeds, then extract and install the 3rd download from that page, "dropstuff-55-installer.sit", as it installs the StuffIt Engine into the System folder, which in turn gives the Expander added features such as extracting other than ".sit" archive formats, such as .cpt, .zip etc.

Also, you're moving files to the CC via floppy. What system are you using to copy files onto the floppy disks? What format are the floppies in, DOS, HFS?

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by osimon - 2021, February 3 - 12:28am

Am trying to install some old Mac games via floppy disk on a Color Classic, running OS 7.5.1. But I am having no luck whatsoever, since I can only find files for these games in various compressed forms that my Mac does not yet have the software to read.

Furthermore, when I try to install such software (like Stuffit Expander), I find the installer files are *themselves* available online only in other unreadable file types. So we have a bit of an infinite regress.

(I mean, isn't there a certain *absurdity* in offering Stuffit Expander in the form of a .sit file, as above? "You need Stuffit installed before you can install Stuffit." Hmmmmmm...)

Any advice would be appreciated.

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by SophieAyase - 2014, May 1 - 9:54pm


This one worked for me!

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by mrdav - 2014, February 8 - 11:34pm

now uploaded to the internal server

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by IIGS_User - 2014, February 8 - 7:55pm

File's gone. Anyone able to locate it again?

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by IPalindromeI - 2011, August 28 - 10:17pm

Does the serial work for anyone else? DropStuff says it's not valid, and I've pasted and typed it manually.

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by 24bit - 2011, August 28 - 11:22pm

Glad to hear it is working with 6.3 or 6.5 too, Mike.
I must admit, I did not try to mount DC4 images with recent DC6 versions on a real Mac lately.
My SheepShaver sytems on different hosts do not mount the DC4 format with DC6 higher than 6.1.
However, hardly anybody is going to write to floppy in emulation, although it could be done with Fusion_PC, SoftMac or BasiliskII on a PC host with a floppy drive.
Maybe its just a SheepShaver bug?

Some serials (untested) from those days, the DLX were meant for Stuffit Deluxe: DRPS-540-475480 DRPL-536-101386 DRPD-591-180058 DLXE-851-564744 DLXU-674-772032 DLXU-674-772032 DLXA-838-254215

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, July 17 - 5:44am

Support of .image files seems to have been dropped with DiskCopy version 6.2.
You will need 6.1

You'd better tell my version 6.3.3 of Disk Copy to stop mounting or burning Disk Copy 4.2 ".image" files to floppy disk then Wink

Even the unofficial Disk Copy 6.5b13 (which requires Mac OS 9.1 or newer to run) mounts and can create DC 4.2 ".image" files and burn to floppy, DC 4.2 ".image" files, if your Mac has a floppy disk drive.

"nickbouwhuis" could use DC 6.1 or later, DC 4.2, DiskDup+, or ShrinkWrap 2.1 or later to burn this ".image" file to floppy disk. Perhaps he could have fleshed out his question with more info. e.g. what kind of Mac and OS he's wanting to install this version of Stuffit onto, and from what OS and Mac/PC he's trying to do it from, etc.

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by 24bit - 2011, July 16 - 5:31pm

Support of .image files seems to have been dropped with DiskCopy version 6.2.
You will need 6.1 therefore or 4.2, as it is a 4.2 image (as requested for MG uploads).

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by nickbouwhuis - 2011, July 16 - 3:15pm

How do I write that .image file to a diskette?

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by IIGS_User - 2011, May 2 - 1:31pm

Yep, this page' title is fine.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2011, May 1 - 10:31pm

"DropStuff with Expander Enhancer Stuffit Expander" that is written on the floppy.
Rather long title, I thought. Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2011, May 1 - 6:54pm

EE? (I think "Enhancer Expander" or similar)