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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Stop the Rock!

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (398.22 MB)
MD5: d74697b8b96370a061d18384a66d5306
For System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: Basilisk II,

Working against the clock to prevent a giant meteoroid from crashing into Earth, players must answer science riddles about the Earth in order to save humankind from certain destruction. Luckily, Nye Labs is well-equipped for finding answers to such riddles -- with a Rocket Lab, a giant Van de Graaf Generator, a Remotely Operated Submursible Explorer (ROSE), a Pressure Chamber, an UltraZoomer 5000, and many other devices that are all fully operational. Only by exploring Nye Labs, beautifully rendered in 3-D, can you solve the riddles. Of course, players will have help from Bill Nye and his staff every step of the way. (

Architecture: 68k

Minimum Requirements

This game seems to be incompatible with Mac OS 7.6 and higher - it always crashes at the front door or shortly thereafter.


Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2017, August 17 - 2:14am

This one plays fine on a Macintosh Centris 650 running SSW 7.1 with QuickTime 3.0.2 installed, although with one minor problem: When you exit the game normally, the Mac OS Finder crashes (and occasionally missing some labels and icons after the crash happened); even with Appearance Manager installed. The only way to fix it after you exited the game is to force reboot the Macintosh by pressing the button with the left arrow on certain Macintosh computers. (or on most Macintosh computers, just unplug the Macintosh's power cord from the wall outlet or press the power button/flip the power switch to shut down the system abruptly, and wait 10-15 seconds before plugging it back in and/or turing the computer back on again.) I know, I had that minor problem a few times, but the game appears to be working!

SophieAyase's picture
by SophieAyase - 2014, May 10 - 5:22pm

I was mistaken: I had it running in Windows XP under Parallels, not SheepShaver (it did indeed crash at the front door when I tried it). However, I know I had it working on my old iMac G3 with OS 9.1, so maybe it's a SheepShaver problem.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2014, April 4 - 12:24am

Please do!

SophieAyase's picture
by SophieAyase - 2014, April 1 - 5:25am

I have a copy that's running fine on OS 9.0.4 in SheepShaver - should I upload it?