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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
weird.toast_.1.sit (380.00 MB)
MD5: 1eca08adcb00001ce7c217ce8fec945a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
weird.toast_.2.sit (262.18 MB)
MD5: 6bc40f77117276b2c11fb7f0fa353efc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Guides on emulating older applications

Weird is an "Interactive multimedia exploration of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious".

You are immersed within a 3D environment to explore like a museum. Seek out interesting stories, images, sound clips and animations. Various areas can be unlocked by solving a few puzzles.

Overall, Weird contains 15 virtual environments, over 45 minutes of video, more than 3,000 images and more than two hours of audio

This is version 2.5.0, compressed with Stuffit 5.5.

Architecture: 68k

Mac OS 7.1
256 colours
13 inch monitor
QuickTime 2.5 or better

A note about the internal download:
Archived as a segmented stuffed Toast image. See the two links above.
If there should be issues joining/unstuffing the files, rename them Weird.toast.1 and Weird.toast.2 respectively (means: remove the file extension .sit from their file names). In the next step, drag the Weird.toast.1 file onto StuffIt Expander.


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by MikeTomTom - 2012, September 2 - 9:00am

I have autostart CD turned off in QuickTime's settings.

I had this CD when new (MacFormat edition). I also had an LC630 at the time. I found this software was a bit too buggy to use, so gave up on it after some bad crashes & System lock-ups. Maybe it works better for others on different hardware.

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by YYsMG - 2012, August 2 - 12:25pm

It autostarts on my clamshell iBook too (OS9) but only to the point where it explains its incompatible with the journaled file system. No crashing but overall, it seems rather particular with what it wants to work with ^_^

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by mrdav - 2012, August 2 - 12:04pm

I read somewhere that Weird was given away by MacFormat in October 1997. The application resembles Myst in the way that you navigate the environment.

The toast file in the original upload produced a warning message when I tried to mount it (locked of course) on OS X to look inside. So I burned a CD and made an image of that and the warning disappeared. I have uploaded a compressed copy of the new image along with some screenshots.

Inserting the CD into my LC630 running Mac OS 7.5.5 caused the CD to auto-start and insist that it update QuickTime to version 2.5. Having done that, the application auto-starts. Auto-start caused a problem when I inserted the CD into my PPC (OS 9)...the system crashed immediately with no opportunity to just quietly mount the CD and no more. So it helps to know that the application is compatible with your system before inserting the CD. No problem inserting the CD into a Mac runing OS X though, as the auto-start no longer works then, and so there is no crash.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by IIGS_User - 2012, July 28 - 2:58pm

Download speed's too low on my system...

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by YYsMG - 2012, July 22 - 4:46pm

This is incompatible with the newer Mac OS file system (i assume it meant journaled), so I have no idea what its like.

I don't think i've come across a compatibility issue like that before