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Cap'n Magneto v1.x

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CapnMagneto.img_.sit (107.09 KB)
MD5: 22075e2fe0d4fdeb0db153701c66dc5d
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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OriginalCM.sit (124.49 KB)
MD5: da6cb8f9797654672a25d75abdbb7638
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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CM93.sit (261.57 KB)
MD5: 4b16700f95e568f509e6499b237dc766
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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CMAds.mov_.sit (47.93 KB)
MD5: 3cb2c64855f59eec567020fc718b7d87
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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MagnetoCheato.sit (4.90 KB)
MD5: 15266df8b963cb9689cccfef7f1c949d
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This game works with: Mini vMac

You are Cap'n Lance Magneto, of the Intergalactic Rangers. You have been assigned to investigate the disappearance of several commercial trading ships in the vicinity of Rigel IV.

These disappearances are of more than ordinary concern. The "Crown of Control", an archeological relic of an advanced ancient race, has recently disappeared and has been traced to the Menturg, an intergalactic criminal who makes his headquarters on a small planet orbiting this sun. It is believed that the Menturg is using the Crown to commit piracy in high space.

The only known shield against the Crown's power (a relic discovered with the Crown) has been installed in your spacesuit. Unfortunately, its effective range is only about 10 feet. The greatest scientists in the galaxy have tried to reverse-engineer this shield and build a more powerful one. Their best attempt has been installed in your ship. But the ship's shielding does not suffice.

As you approach the planet, your ship is caught in a force field of unprecedented strength. You override the automatic controls and apply full reverse thrust, but to no avail. Your ship is sucked toward the planet as if it had come out of hyperdrive too near a black hole!

You awaken under an apple tree in a shaded grove. You seem to have survived the crash without injury. Lying nearby, you find three apples, three small bags of costume jewelry, a rusty oilcan, and a strange device. Examining this last object, you find nothing but a small button and what appears to be the letter "Z" on its front.

The 1st download is Cap'n Magneto 1.
The 2nd download is Cap'n Magneto 1.
This is the genuine, ORIGINAL version of Cap'n Magneto, from the personal 400k floppy disk of the author's wife. This version is compatible with the original (128k) Macintosh, the Macintosh Plus, and the Macintosh SE, running any version of MacOS from 1.0 to 5 or 6. It is also somewhat compatible with the vMac emulator. About 128k.
The 3rd download is Cap'n Magneto '93 Edition.
This is a version of Cap'n Magneto that was never really released. It was updated for compatibility with the color Macintoshes in 1993, but the publisher went out of business before it was distributed. It should work with any of the 68000, 68020, 68030, and 68040 Macs, running System 6 or 7. Unfortunately, there is no speech synthesis with processors other than the original 68000. About 256k.
The 4th download is Cap'n Magneto Shareware Ads.
This is a slide show of the "Shareware" ads in the original version of Cap'n Magneto. About 48k.

See also: Cap'n Magneto v2.x

Architecture: 68k

original version:
68000 processor or higher
Macintosh System 1.0 to 6.

'93 Edition:
68000 processor or higher
Macintosh System 6, 7.0 or higher.


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2020, September 8 - 12:48pm

Archive of every known major release

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, March 20 - 10:35pm

Added MagnetoCheato, a save game editor for the original Cap'n Magneto 1.x version. It should give you what you need to get ahead in the game. Would love to hear back from people who tried it (couldn't try it yet)

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, September 3 - 2:28pm


Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2015, September 2 - 8:12am

I just mirrored the files from the download page as they were, i.e. no serial is added. You need still to pay for the shareware.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, September 1 - 4:40pm

Seems the stuff is still supported by the publisher (all versions), and at the time of the former Macintosh Garden site, they asked us to remove the file.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2015, August 31 - 1:03pm

I added v1 and v2.1 from your provided download link.

Maury Markowitz's picture
by Maury Markowitz - 2015, August 30 - 8:47pm

Cap'n runs on OS X under Carbon as well:

Of course this only runs under older versions of OS X.

mmmmna's picture
by mmmmna - 2009, December 23 - 9:27pm

Back in the day, running Cap'n Magneto under System 6.0.x on a REAL 4 meg Mac Plus, CM was graphically glitchy under Multifinders. My best CM experience on REAL hardware was System 6.0.x and Standard Finder 6.1.8, not Multifinder. Mac OS 7 has only a Multifinder mode and CM running under S7 was incrementally more glitchy compared with CM under 6.0.X and any Multifinder.

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

mmmmna's picture
by mmmmna - 2009, December 23 - 8:47pm

Interesting that this file works properly with minivmac 3.1.4, but the .img file from the official website refuses to work.


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by watchsmart - 2009, September 21 - 4:41pm

This one is really neat.

Runs well in Mini vMac with System 6, as far as I can tell. Seems a bit glitchy in Basilisk II.

More game info over here: