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Ferazel's Wand

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
ferazelswand.sit (21.62 MB)
MD5: 58fd966428405cd6b37d10a795b1b012
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Ferazels_Wand_1_0_3_update.sit (8.90 MB)
MD5: 69334143154301b7d12f6da92f1e0668
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
ferazels-wand-launcher-1.0.2.dmg_.zip (24.39 KB)
MD5: c2b40809f280a2494d2aadec309d773f
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver,

An absolute classic!

Jump, Cast Spells, and Travel!

Ferazel's Wand puts you inside the cloak of Ferazel, the last of the free habnabits. Jump, cast spells, and travel to the reaches of Teraknorn, enhancing your skill and learning new spells along the way.

Xichra is waiting for Ferazel in her lair — only with strength, wisdom, and experience can she be vanquished.

Excerpt: Ambrosia

 

DL #1: Demo version.

DL #2: Version 1.0.3 update (requires full game already installed)

DL #3: Ferazel's Wand Launcher (1.0.2) .dmg in .zip format. Launcher for FW through Rosetta/Classic by Brian Christensen.

Full version 1.0.2 with update to version 1.0.3
Download from Mega.Nz

The CD must be mounted the first time you play the game. Having the ISO mounted as a SheepShaver drive, or within Mac OS Classic using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility, are both sufficient to satisfy this one-time disc check.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

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WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2021, January 11 - 1:18am

It's a possibility. DiskCopy 6.3.3 complains about error -8820, but after acknowledging that the window does display the details ...

Image Name: Ferazel's Wand.img
Volume Name: Ferazel's Wand
and a checksum which says NDIF, which is meant to be the new Disk Copy 6 format.

Opening the file in ResEdit seems to indicate it does have the Resource Fork (there's no error about not having one). There's no "JOY" when opening the file in a text editor as mentioned in that other topic.

The file shouldn't have been on any server, other than where it was originally downloaded from. Just my MacOS 9 and MacOS X computers.

Strange. Sad

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2021, January 10 - 11:58pm

@WhosIt.There

Sounds familiar...

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2021, January 10 - 11:29pm
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I've added the 1.0.3 update folder.

I have got a Ferazel's Wand disk image which will be for the full game (I played it on my old beige G3), but I can't find anything that will open it, mount it, or convert it on System 7, MacOS 9, of macOS X. I've tried Disk Utility, Disk Copy, Toast, and ShrinkWrap, as well as directly mounting it in the above OSes, but they all complain it is not a valid disk image. Sad

logan5's picture
by logan5 - 2021, January 10 - 5:28pm

Ah okay, thanks. Hopefully someone has a full version they might share or your decompressed version that's uploadable Smile

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2021, January 10 - 1:06pm

@logan5
It can't, Ambrosia Software is completely gone. I don't know if it is enough, but I have uploaded back a CD version that used to be here before.

The CD archive needs to be reuploaded at some point, though, as it is said to be compressed with a DMG format that cannot be open under OS 9 and earlier.

logan5's picture
by logan5 - 2021, January 10 - 11:38am

Does anyone know if the serial can still be purchased as this is a demo? Thanks!

Elyus's picture
by Elyus - 2019, April 16 - 2:59am

Thanks, Daxeria, for a working link! I'd forgotten how involved setting up the third party plugins was. It's too bad Ben Spees wasn't able to release version 1.0.4; as I recall, he was adding a plugin manager dialog which would have probably led to a lot more plugins... and players.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2019, April 15 - 7:41am

@Elyus: Dr Tall Land is downloadable at http://drtalll.tripod.com/ via the "Dr Tall Land (FW)" link.

Elyus's picture
by Elyus - 2019, April 15 - 6:19am

Ferazel's Wand was one of my favorite Ambrosia games! I was recently inspired to start a playthrough for it, so fans of the game or anyone curious to see more about it might be interested (sorry about the poor mic; might sound better in headphones):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMpENug413HEFKgpIxFLKTJ41mzD-jsaL

On a related note, I'm trying to find a collection of the third-party worlds for this game. Several are on Ambrosia SW addons, and a number of links are at Xichra's Revenge page. However, all the links for Dr. Tall's Land seem to be down, and Xichra's Revenge only has the teaser. I thought these were released in more finished forms at some point? Certainly Dr. Tall's Land was, but I can't find a download anywhere. Might anyone here have it?

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, April 27 - 7:29am

You can cheat, but it spoils what could have been a very good game. There's far too many developers out there who seem to think that making a game impossible is actually good idea and/or some sort of substitute for creativity in level design. Sad Some games, like this one, start off great, but then ramp up to impossible within a few levels.

Without cheating I finished PitDroids, can almost finish the various Lemmings versions, Bubble Bobble and LodeRunner, and I can play Bubble Trouble almost forever. Smile

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2017, April 27 - 5:57am

when life gets tough, cheat. FW has biggo cheats available in the "Game Doctor" program found here on mg.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, April 27 - 3:17am

Since it got impossibly difficult too quickly, I doubt many (if any) people "finished" it. Sad

gdwarner's picture
by gdwarner - 2017, April 26 - 10:39pm

Thanks! Unfortunately, that disk is probably long gone. Too bad ... because I never actually finished the game! I do have it running on my G3 iMac, though ...

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, December 11 - 8:05pm

May be you can create a disk image of your flash drive with this :

http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/virtual-dvd-romcd-utility

This works on Sheepshaver for a lot of software here. And you need of course a valid origin disk to create an image properly.

gdwarner's picture
by gdwarner - 2016, December 10 - 7:20pm

Today, I had a good idea ... and that was to place a copy of my full-install of Ferazel's Wand on a flash drive along with the Preferences file, and load it into my install of Chubby Bunny. It took some doing, but I finally managed to get it into Chubby Bunny, with the Preferences file placed appropriately ... and then came the moment of truth: starting the game.

Unfortunately, I was asked for the CD ... you know, the one I haven't seen in years, most likely because I may have accidentally left it at an ex-girlfriend's house in place of the collection of games I thought I was leaving her (because that's what's in the Ferazel's Wand slip cover).

Oops.

So. Anybody have any ideas on how to get past that "missing CD" issue?

SAHunterMech's picture
by SAHunterMech - 2012, August 9 - 9:02pm

Just dropped in to say that Ferazel's Wand finally works in SheepShaver! The current stable build (Feb 2012) as well as the unstable one (July 2012) run the game perfectly.

This game is amazing, by the way.

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2010, May 12 - 2:25am

rofl @ the last screenshot - an obvious allusion/homage to the Marathon 2 loading screen http://marathon.bungie.org/temp/cmullins.html?image=ambush

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, June 8 - 9:43am
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the full game is soo unstable! But I have to give it some credit... Tongue

Anonymous's picture
by Anonymous (not verified) - 2009, June 7 - 11:08pm

I remember, this game is NOT compatible with SheepShaver so it cannot be played on Intel macs…