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Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
carmen_word_detective.iso_.sit (298.16 MB)
MD5: 661f73a68ff3247da5e5b4f2bcfd247a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver,

"Word is out! In an unspeakable attempt to turn the English language on its ear, Carmen Sandiego has invented the Babble-On Machine, a diabolical device that transforms language into utter nonsense. As Agent 13, your mission is to free a dozen babbling ACME agents by completing over 60 activities that will further develop your spelling, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Good Luck!"

See also: Carmen Sandiego Math Detective

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

Top DL above (298.16 MB) is a Mac HFS/ISO Hybrid image.


HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2020, June 6 - 12:38pm

Quite a late response on my part, but I would suggest switching the color depth? Either that, or maybe, like, some of your plug-ins/preferences might not go well with it. OR perhaps, the CD wasn't backed up correctly. Unsure, but I can say I've played it perfectly from beginning to end on SheepShaver before!

SmokelessJoe's picture
by SmokelessJoe - 2019, February 10 - 5:40am

I can’t seem to get this working on my G4 MDD with OS 9.2.2. The intro plays fine, then the interface that has options/transport/email appears but the rest of the screen is black and it appears to freeze at this point. Any ideas?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, June 12 - 7:19am

Thanks MTT, hopefully readers of this page are no longer confused.
And the page still holds what's neccessary.

SophieAyase's picture
by SophieAyase - 2015, June 11 - 7:04am

I am totally confused about which images here have what. I have an original copy of the CD, which is an HFS/ISO hybrid. Shall I image it and upload that image here, and delete the rest?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, February 13 - 6:58pm

I own a 'Carmen Math Detective CD-ROM' (English) in HFS Standard format.
Software is copyrighted 1998 (Classic only) , printed on CD is the year 2004.

This one: Carmen Sandiego Math Detective

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2013, February 13 - 1:01pm

This is a 2004 CD after all...

Well... somebody did click a "2004" checkbox on this site...

Googling gets me this, from 1998...

HOMEPC MAGAZINE, January 18, 1998
* CARMEN SANDIEGO, WORD DETECTIVE $39.95. Windows 3.1 / 95 CD-ROM. Macintosh CD-ROM. From Broderbund Software. 800-521-6263.

& this (for sale at Sears), for $6.99...
MAC Requirements-Mac OS 7.1/Hybrid 68040 7MB of RAM Power Macintosh 2X CD-ROM Hard Drive

My guess is it should be HFS (or HFS/ISO 9660 hybrid) - a direct CD to (.cdr or .iso) file would settle this.

Edit: Anyway, I've changed the 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7', sorry. - IIGS User

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, February 13 - 12:02pm

Are you sure that the original CD is not HFS+? This is a 2004 CD after all. When making a disk image, doesn't Toast just take a copy of the CD and use the type of file system that is on the CD?

EDIT: Or do all CDs use HFS?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, February 13 - 10:45am

The first time I used Toast 11, I was no longer able to find this option,
so I'm still using Toast 10 and try not to use a newer version in the future.
The option "HFS Standard" is hidden in the Options area,
when you create a "Data" type of CD-ROM image.
But what about creating a "Copy" type of CD-ROM image?

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2013, February 13 - 7:59am

Ohhh, okay! I'll give it a shot... I AM using Toast. Sometimes. I'm running these games on Mac OS 9, myself. *cracks up*

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, February 12 - 8:35pm

I'm sure, original media must be formatted in HFS Standard, if you're using Toast, there must be an option to tick anywhere in the GUI.

Ryan Alexander's picture
by Ryan Alexander - 2013, February 12 - 4:48pm

HFS+ volumes cannot be read on anything older than Mac OS 8.1.

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2013, February 12 - 9:30am

Shoot! What's the difference, and how do I change it?!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, February 11 - 7:26pm

Be aware, the current "Download (external link)" contains a HFS+ image,
which should be a HFS-only image.