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Black & White Platinum Pack

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Black_White.zip_.001 (1.12 GB)
MD5: 81948239b2d85d80d81485a03439b666
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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Black_White.zip_.002 (1.07 GB)
MD5: b339a32e0f512e342c2c0a9c608284f1
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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BW_Platinum_Cracks_1.1.9.toast_.sit (8.26 MB)
MD5: f4d8ce6af18a233dcc36b827d042d5f8
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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BW_Platinum_installed_1.1.9.sit (1.10 GB)
MD5: dad78392aa730351d380ca0f606c31a0
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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Guides on emulating older games

The Black & White Platinum Pack contains the original Black & White and its immediate offspring, the expansion game Creature Isle. Real-time strategy with a twist, Black & White challenges you to build and expand a godly empire. The “twist” is a creature, your creature, a minion who learns and grows, eventually becoming your primary force in the surrounding lands. The colours “black” and “white” indicate your ability to choose between styles of play. Teach your creature to love the inhabitants or terrorise them. Either will build belief, your source of power in the game’s land. You eventually face off against other gods and creatures, seeking to prove your superiority. The original Black & White starts with an infant creature and a single city of believers. Through a series of tutorial exercises, you learn how to interact with each by performing miracles and finishing tasks. Neighbouring gods and periodic trials test your creature’s education and combat skills. With sufficient education and power, the creature can dominate the entire land and its population. (from this review)

Downloads 1 and 2 are the parts of a zipped archive of an image of the game DVD.

The DVD was also called Black & White Deluxe. This is a multi-language version 1.1.9.

Download 3 contains NoDVD cracked versions of the Black & White and Creature Isle applications. The original crack archive was a dmg image but I converted it to a Toast image so it can be opened in Mac OS 9 as well as Mac OS X. Replace the Black & White application in the Black & White Data folder with its cracked counterpart. Likewise, replace the Creature Isle application in the Black & White Data/Creature Isle folder with its cracked version.

Download 4 is the fully installed and cracked folder of the game.

Links to manuals for the original Black & White and Creature Isle CDs:

It will be obvious that the installation instructions contained in the manuals do not apply to the Platinum DVD.

GameRanger support: 1.1.6+
GameRanger crossplay: No.

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Minimum Requirements

Mac OS 9.1 / 10.1.3
334 MHz PPC
128 MB RAM (with 256 MB virtual memory)
1.5 GB hard drive space
8 MB 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL 1.2
CarbonLib 1.4


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by cbone - 2021, April 17 - 2:31am

Maybe it might run in QEMU?

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by MikeTomTom - 2021, April 16 - 10:25pm

@clementine: Hello. I think the minimum specs above are the likely reason that it doesn't say "SheepShaver" under Emulation up in the page. Requires minimum Mac OS 9.1 etc, plus requires 8 MB 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL 1.2 which SheepShaver won't be able to emulate.

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by clementine - 2021, April 16 - 2:10am

Hello! Maybe someone can help. I downloaded File #4 to play using Sheep Shaver. It downloaded, but when I go to open the game, it says "Black & White could not run because the file ".\PlugIns\ScriptLibrary" is missing from the installation"

Does anyone know what to do with this?

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by bamdad - 2020, December 22 - 3:37pm

all good now : ) added.

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by fogWraith - 2020, December 21 - 4:06pm

You might of have been caught in the middle of my updating some server configuration files, the services was disrupted for a bit.

bamdad's picture
by bamdad - 2020, December 21 - 3:55pm

never mind, i figured it out:

open System Folder:Preferences:Lionhead:Preferences Data and changed UseDirectUSB to '0'. i also changed it so that it uses the desktop resolution and depth but i think it was the USB part.

maybe this should be added to the description by someone, might be helpful. i can also upload my whole installation so others who don't have easy access to an OS X installation can just download and play.

EDIT: tried uploading but i only get a HTTP error. : (

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by bamdad - 2020, December 21 - 12:58pm

thanks man. really appreciated : ) it works. well until the end of the first cutscene. game wants me to click the mouse but it does not register the click. tried disabling USB overdrive (thinking it messes with inputsprockets or something) but it did not help. does it work for you? any tricks?

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by mrdav - 2020, December 21 - 7:22am

@bamdad. I have uploaded NoDVD cracks

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, December 21 - 5:20am

I don't have a nocd/nodvd for this, sorry.

Of course you could also burn a DVD of the game and play that on OS 9 if you have a working DVD player.

But I may have a workaround for getting this onto Mac OS 9 as an image file.

You can try this by removing about 1GB's worth of data and rebuilding the image. On this DVD is a hidden directory named " L" there is a space before the uppercase letter L.

The pic below shows the contents of the DVD and " L"

DVD showing hidden contents

Black & White DVD showing hidden contents (click to enlarge)

On OS X mount the toast image Read/Write.
Start a Terminal session and cd into the mounted Toast image.
Use the command:  open \ L
You should see the window open with the contents as in the above pic.
Delete whatever languages you're not going to use and rebuild the CD image. The less number of language groups the easier in becomes to have an image of under 2GB's total.

Now I haven't tested this out thoroughly as yet, so its just a theory at this stage. But one I think is promising.

[Edit] Nope. Good idea, but doesn't work. I rebuilt the image using Toast and it came in at 1.4GB and was then able to load in OS 9. But the game wants an actual DVD inserted. Mounting it using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility and also Toast wasn't acceptable to the game's launcher.

This is perhaps why there isn't a nocd/nodvd out there.

Playing using the DVD as downloaded and burned back to DVD media works OK in OS 9.2.2 for me. But the mounted image, no.

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by bamdad - 2020, December 21 - 2:41am

so does anyone have a nodvd for this (on os 9)? or a complete install image?

the dvd image cannot be uncompresses on classic mac os because of the 2gb file size limitation, so i installed on my os x machine, but there is no working nocd for the 'platinum' dvd version anywhere on the net, only the standalone one (and creature isle).

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by Reece Leung - 2020, November 16 - 11:22pm

Hi guys,

I have tried to play this via SheepShaver but it will not copy over to Macintosh due to a file missing. Any help with this please? Cheers

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by soudesune - 2020, March 26 - 7:00pm

Can this game be played locally as a LAN game or do you need to find a server online to play it?

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by mrdav - 2014, November 9 - 1:40am

Note: There is an EA logo on the B&W manual as well as the Feral logo. This is irrelevant because EA did not develop, publish, or distribute the Mac version that is uploaded here. They only published the PC version.