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Glider 4.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Glider_42.SIT (1.32 MB)
MD5: d8d3b629a1fba76e1362b132232fe412
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (10.58 MB)
MD5: 31bd66ecf5468df314b49359a96e0458
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
GliderMacsBug.Hqx (2.03 KB)
MD5: 208c44ae8cfcee486b86ff12bfab8922
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Fly a paper airplane through an obstacle-filled house by catching lift from air vents in Glider. The download above includes Glider versions 4.06 and 4.09, the Room Editor, the "More Glider" disk, as well as additional house files.

In January 2016, this game was made open source.

Be sure to read: Calhoun's Old Page

About Glider for Windows:
Since Calhoun removed previous versions of Glider from his page,
which also included a Windows port in the past, here are links where to still get it: for Windows for Windows Download (1994 Arcade action Game) for Windows download Glider for Windows for Windows Links:
Mac App Store/Glider
iTunes Store/Glider Classic

See Also: Glider 2.02, Glider 3.12, Glider PRO, Glider PRO v1.1.2

Architecture: 68k

Requires the monitor to be capable of B/W or 16 colors. To run Glider 4 on PPC machines (or SheepShaver), use Glider 4.09.

A note about the download "GliderMacsBug"
Included above is a download for a file called MacsBug (not to be confused with the debugging software of the same name). Originally referred to in the documentation by Calhoun as "!Mission Screen Init" prior to version 4.0.5, MacsBug is an INIT file which will set aside RAM to be specifically allocated for use by Glider 4, affecting the overall speed of the program in System 6. The file must be dropped into the System Folder in order to be used. Not strictly necessary in emulation, but it will appease the warning message if nothing else. It should be noted that the INIT file does nothing in System 7 or later.


Kirtide's picture
by Kirtide - 2020, June 19 - 5:53pm

also sidenote, glider 4 was just recently ported to javascript/html5 (I think)

Kirtide's picture
by Kirtide - 2020, June 19 - 5:06pm

Honestly I have no idea how the app store works on developer sides, but I'm guessing it would have been removed due to Catalina removing all support for 32-bit apps, which Glider was. Trying to run it in Catalina just throws a typical code execution error.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2020, February 23 - 11:38am

What happened to the "Mac App Store" version of this game? Seems no longer to be available.

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 17 - 11:43pm

No exaggeration, I still think that this is as close to a perfect game as we are ever going to get.

ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, December 28 - 11:57am

Yes! I'm always happy when user content is archived. It's important, too.

macanalista's picture
by macanalista - 2017, December 28 - 6:26am

It works on MacOS 9.2.2 very well too! My daughter played endlessly with this, she even created her own houses, I have many of those archived if anyone wants just ask me

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by that-ben - 2015, October 27 - 11:41pm

I remember playing that game on an old Mac LC on Mac OS 7. What a great Macintosh piece of history.

CalTheOnly's picture
by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 18 - 7:35am

Awesome made even better because of the level editor.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2011, December 21 - 8:10pm

Windows version works on XP as well.

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2011, March 30 - 10:28pm

This is one of my all-time favorite games, to this very day! I actually prefer it over Glider Pro.

n0's picture
by n0 - 2009, June 22 - 9:47pm

This game is a blast. The OS X version, Glider PRO, is even better, but doesn't run in Mini vMac.