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Busytown: Best Activity Center Ever

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
richard_scarry_s_busytown....sit (334.88 MB)
MD5: 0f5088d26baa2058b8fbd49ae3c4765b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Touhukas.iso_.sit (186.13 MB)
MD5: 0b4a759fbc3e16e3057801c8291a1443
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Macintosh & Windows hybrid CD

Busytown: Best Activity Center Ever is full of games, puzzles, and creativity tools designed especially for fun and learning. These eight entertaining activities are packed with hours and hours of positive play time and educational value. Each puzzle or game has three levels of difficulty.
Learning skills used in Busytown Best Activity Center Ever include:
* Logic
* Memory & Matching
* Spelling
* Counting
* Shape Recognition
* Art Skills
Mr. Frumble has driven into the billboard, and you can help put the pieces back together.
Work your way through mazes in the A-Maze-ing Hedge Garden.
Connect the dots to trace a picture in the sky at the Observatory.
Color, paint, and print out Busytown characters and building at the Art Studio.
Make an animated scene with characters and props at the Backyard Stage.
Richard Scarry is the world’s best-selling children’s author and has been charming families for generations. He has written over 300 spirited books selling over 100 million copies worldwide. His lovable Busytown™ characters starred in a #1 rated animated T.V. series.

Download #2 from the internal server is the Finnish version (sourced from Adventure Legends)

See also: Richard Scarry: Best Reading Program EverBusytown: Best Math Program Ever

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

This is a hybrid CD-ROM for PC & Mac.

System Requirements for Windows:

* Windows 95/98, Me, 2000, XP
* Pentium 90 MHz or faster
* 16 MB RAM
* 6 MB free hard disk space
* SVGA monitor, 640x480, 256 colors
* 4X CD-ROM drive or faster
* Windows-compatible sound card & speakers
* Windows-compatible printer recommended

System Requirements for Macintosh:

* Mac OS 7.5.1–9.2 (not compatible with OS X Classic)
* Power Macintosh or better
* 16 MB RAM
* 8 MB free hard disk space
* 640x480 monitor, 256 colors
* 4x CD-ROM drive or faster
* Mac-compatible printer recommended


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by bertyboy - 2013, July 28 - 7:38pm

Still getting coasters. Changed brand of CD-R and reduced speed to 1x, no change.

Downloading again....

Success. The new download was 473MB uncompressed (my original download was 554MB) and it burned and mounted first time.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, July 28 - 12:07am

Hi bertyboy. All is OK for me when I burn a CD with Toast 7 on my Intel iMac running OS 10.6.8. The CD mounts and the game plays just fine on my old G3 iMac running OS 9.2.2. Likewise if I just mount the disc image on the G3.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2013, July 27 - 9:50pm

Has anyone been able to use this ?
I can mount the disk image with Toast (on a recent Mac), but if I burn the image to a disc, that disc is unreadable by any Mac - the CD drive is fine, I've burned many discs before and since, I have three coasters of this so far, burning at 8x and 4x (in a 16x burner). If anyone else has it, can they burn it and test ?
Alas, can't mount the image in a Mac that I want to (let my son) play it on - "Insufficient Resources" on a PBG3 with 320MB RAM / OS 9.2.2.