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Countries of the World

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (621.84 MB)
MD5: 44e09f1cb2254ce8cef451aaaa32d231
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (314.02 MB)
MD5: abd6e8ab6c72f1b0d3d5aa6d1d8e398e
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

The package specifies that this CD-ROM contains the text of the CIA World Fact Book and USSR Yearbook; 106 books from the US Army Country Handbook series (30,000 pages of information); data from government and embassy sources; over 6,000 images, maps, flags, and tables; and segments of an unstated number of national anthem themes. - description taken from Barnes & of the World Encyclopedia

Contains over one hundred ninety countries and territories, and over five thousand pictures, illustrations, and tables, searchable by word, title, or subject. - description taken from of the world

Countries of the World on CD-ROM is easily accessed through the Disc Passage search and retrieval software. Although unfortunately no printed documentation on that software is provided with the disc, context sensitive help is available by pressing the F1 key. Disc Passage allows for Boolean, wildcard, and proximity searches, and the disc may also be accessed through a table of contents that begins with regions of the world and then specifies nations. Text and numeric tables may be printed, either to disk or to a printer; photographs do not print out.
- read the full review at of the World on CD-ROM

A note about the downloads available from above:

Architecture: 68k x86 (Windows)

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

Basilisk likes to crash when you quit DiscPassage version until v1.4.5, but works fine otherwise.
Please use DiscPassage 1.6 to avoid this crash.
To get the CD-ROM recognized by DiscPassage, you may need to write-protect it,
either in your host operating system or within the emulated Mac OS system.

Using Basilisk, the content listings of this CD-ROM are a bit messy, but the CD-ROM works fine otherwise in Basilisk.
If you mount both the Data CD partition and the CD-ROM's Audio partition at the same time, DiscPassage may complain about "can't process this disc", because it tries to read the Audio CD partition first. Simply go to the DiscPassage's "File" menu, call "Disc" and select the data partition of the CD-ROM to continue.


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by IIGS_User - 2019, April 6 - 4:19pm

Nice description of "COUNTRYS" vs "COUNTRIES", they got the opportunity, when naming this CD-ROM root directory. Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 5 - 11:02pm

disc's name is: "COUNTRYS" instead of "COUNTRIES".

It's historical - in that this CD from 1991 predates long file names in Ms Windows OS's. The naming convention follows the DOS "8x3" naming scheme. Prior to 1995 (Win 95), no DOS/Win 3.1 filename could exceed eight characters, followed by a three character suffix ending to denote the file type.

COUNTRYS, while not the correct spelling it is "readable" while fitting in with the "8x3" naming constriction. Wink

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by IIGS_User - 2015, July 22 - 4:11pm

I wondered what the disc's name is: "COUNTRYS" instead of "COUNTRIES".

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by IIGS_User - 2015, May 10 - 10:01am

Within Mini vMac, I got it to run with Mac OS 7.5 only, because of its intregrated CD-ROM drivers software. For older Mac OS versions using on Mini vMac, you may need to install CD-ROM driver software as well.