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The Secret of Monkey Island

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
the-secret-of-monkey-island.sit (3.58 MB)
MD5: b6d30e06ded9e8111c15501633992124
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
lucasarts_game_pack.sit (17.57 MB)
MD5: c8c05da1a0da83d87eacb79c4d67fe59
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, ScummVM

I cursed my luck again as I slid down the monkey's throat. Have my dreams of guzzling grog and plundering galleons been reduced to this?

"Three small trials and you're a pirate like us," they said. Fair enough. If only I could stomach the foul brew these scurvy seadogs swilled, the rest would be easy.

How could I have known I'd meet a powerful and beautiful woman with a jealous suitor too stupid to realize he'd been dead for years? And how can I crawl through this great stone monkey to find a man who walks three inches above the ground and sets fire to his beard every morning?

—Excerpted from "The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood, the Monkey Island Years."

See also: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Escape from Monkey Island

Also available for Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Sega CD and Windows.

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Architecture: 68k


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2020, December 14 - 5:10pm

how about through soft pc

PC version executed in SoftPC works fine as well.
SoftPC makes the PC games magazine editors happen to think they must write:
"We don't test the games in PC emulators."

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by thecandymancan1423 - 2020, December 13 - 3:38am

how about through soft pc

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, December 13 - 3:26am

Possible to run in b&w???

No. Color Mac's only. See the 5th screenshot above of the box front, It tells you what it expects to run on.

thecandymancan1423's picture
by thecandymancan1423 - 2020, December 13 - 3:21am

Possible to run in b&w???

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by Raydor - 2019, December 31 - 7:05pm

In my powermac, I succeeded fixing the freezes (when Guybrush is about to meet the lookout and others) by adjusting the music quality to the lowest possible setting (every time the game runs, as the setting doesn't stay).

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by Dimitris1980 - 2018, April 21 - 3:33pm

For me the graphics of the Mac version are the best of all. When i play it on my performa 6116 with the Macintosh color display i say how great it is. But i like more the sound at PC Version, especially the roland mt32 is superb. Nothing can beat roland. I have the mt32 but only some sierra on line games support it on Mac (the same for Amiga, Atari).

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by ameath - 2018, April 18 - 6:56am

Obviously it is a subjective issue, but I personally think the Mac version has better graphics due to the 'smoothing' effect, but the PC offered better music, at least for those who could afford MT-32 MIDI modules.

If you want to turn off the graphic smoothing in Monkey Island I think you just have to type 'rough' (minus quotes) at any point during the game. I remember it working on Monkey Island 2 anyway.

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by vlad86 - 2018, April 3 - 3:51pm

I must say that this version has "upgraded" music and graphics. That means they removed the pixels but made them look like spreaded butter PS1 textures and the music sounds very different from any other MIDI version. I recommend you to look for images and listen to Youtube videos before downloading it: On my case I consider the Mac version quite inferior to the PC version, but that might be a personal opinion influenced by memory and nostalgia.

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by OZ1SMB - 2017, May 11 - 8:01pm

The Mac version was only released in a 256 color version, the IBM version came in both 16 and 256 color.

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by IIGS_User - 2017, May 11 - 3:46pm

Does anybody know if there is a monochrome version of this great game?

Don't think there ´s one.

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by dodofleet - 2017, May 11 - 3:10am

Does anybody know if there is a monochrome version of this great game? Maybe bundled with the original 1990 release? Would love to try it out on my Mac Plus. Thanks.

ameath's picture
by ameath - 2017, March 8 - 1:19pm

In ScummVM 1.9 you can mimic the Macintosh version almost exactly by choosing the following settings:

- Under graphics options, select "Macintosh" rendering
- Under audio options, select "Core Audio"
- Use the "AdvMAME2x" or "AdvMAME3x" graphic filter (depending on your screen size) and make sure you disable aspect ratio correction in full screen mode

The AdvMAME filters are almost exactly the same as the LucasArts EPX algorithm that was used to smooth the graphics in their Macintosh ports.

The only thing missing is the Macintosh arrow pointer mouse cursor, but for all intents and purposes the game will look and sound identical to the original Macintosh version. I tested it by making side by side comparisons with installs in Basilisk II and SheepShaver.

The advantage of this approach is you can make maximum use of your screen real estate and bypass all of the speed and sound playback problems that affect the game in Basilisk II and SheepShaver.

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by Dookie Boot - 2016, February 26 - 10:15am

OZ1SMB, you were right. I played it under System 7.5.1 and it sounded a lot better. It still seemed a little off on one of the channels, but that's probably just me comparing it to the ADlib version.

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by OZ1SMB - 2016, February 22 - 4:38pm

Monkey Island works fine on my Quadra 950 (68040) but I use MacOS 7.6.1-DK.
I think the problem is MacOS 8, not the 68040.

Dookie Boot's picture
by Dookie Boot - 2016, February 22 - 5:15am

I ran the first archive on my 68040 with Mac OS 8.1 and I get the audio skip/out-of-sync as well. The game plays perfectly and doesn't crash otherwise. Maybe SoMI has problems with processors faster than 68030

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by SuperMew98 - 2015, October 25 - 4:48pm

Does anyone else have the audio skip on them? I tried playing this on an iMac G3 running Mac OS 9.1, and the audio, at certain spots, would skip.

This froze on me as well, but it was when I left the Scumm Bar. I'm assuming that my machine is too new as well.

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by papa - 2014, November 4 - 12:37pm

I understand. Thanks for the information. I'll save MI1 for a future project.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2014, October 30 - 1:57am

Papa - I think you machine and OS are too modern.
MI1 would probably be more stable running 7.1 in Basilisk under OSX.

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2014, October 30 - 1:55am

Yes it is.
Remember, this game is from 1990 so the older the OS the more stable it is likely to be.
7.1 - 7.5 will probably produce the best results.
I've played the whole game on a G3 Wallstreet running 8.6.
Although occasionally the music track will start to loop and need to be restarted.
As I said before save your game early and often.

eisnerguy1's picture
by eisnerguy1 - 2014, October 29 - 6:38am

The external Mega link is dead. Is that the same as the game pack link?

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2014, October 9 - 8:01am

I recommend saving the game early and often.
It seems to help avoid certain troublesome spots.

papa's picture
by papa - 2014, June 6 - 5:09pm

No luck. MI1 from the first download file on the page got past the credits animation, but froze the whole Mac when I entered Scumm Bar. I guess I'll just have to be satisfied with MI2.

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by papa - 2014, June 3 - 1:32am

I downloaded the Lucas Arts 3-pack. Monkey Island 2 seems to work fine, but both Monkey Island 1 and Indy in Atlantis play through the opening credits animation then freeze the whole Mac. Hard reboot with the power switch is the only thing that works.

I will try downloading the MI1-only package and see if it works any better.

I'm using a Power Mac G4 Cube running OS J1-9.2.2.

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by Deagol - 2014, January 22 - 10:13pm

I have tried it on my TAM, and it freezes at the end of the intro. Tomorrow I wll try disabling te extensions and a couple other things to see if it works.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2013, April 17 - 9:07am

If you got a more complete version of this game, please download it to this page and/or provide a download link. Thanks in advance.

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by macjames - 2013, April 17 - 7:41am

Yup finished this one without problems. Some distortion in the music at the very end in the "Turn off the computer and go to sleep" loop and a small freeze with no crash after visiting the SCUMM Bar. I feel i should make some notes: This is the cracked version, no "quiz" at the beginning of the game at launch. The data files consist of one small MONKEY.000 file and one big MONKEY.001. My version is clean, several MONKEY.00x files of around 900k, but includes a clarisworks document with the pirate hanging dates to solve the quiz. I have no glitches with that one. The application size on both versions is the same, but have a creation date difference of something around one hour between them, which i consider weird. I would love to see some opinions/reactions about this.

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by Dimitris1980 - 2013, April 16 - 7:21am

Tested without problems on the following machines:

1) Performa 6116 with sonnet nubus G3 500Mhz (i finished it with this machine) (Os 7.6.1 & 8.1)
2) Imac G3 500 Mhz (Mac Os 9.2)
3) Powerbook 540c (System 7.5.3)
4) Powermac G4 MDD (Os 9.2.2)

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by macjames - 2013, April 16 - 8:13am

This is probably one of my favorites. I am kinda surprised that there are many people experiencing problems with it. I run it on a powerbook duo 280 with macos 7.6.1 and works perfect. I also tested it on a mac IIsi, and a quadra660. On powermacs it freezes after the intro when Guybrush is about to meet the lookout. I will test the version from here, and if i find the mentioned glitches, i will be happy to replace this.

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by Norimaki - 2013, February 11 - 3:46pm

Hi Guys,

I had trying this game (and Monkey Island II) in a real Performa 520 and in a Macintosh LCii. The music didn't work properly, the syncronization seems to be bad and there are som "blips" and "scrtchs". I had readed at this forum and at others that it doesnt work either using Basilik or other emulators. Is there anyone who knows how fix the problem in a real retro-macintosh? Thanks. (sorry for my poor english).

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by stopactionsam - 2013, January 4 - 3:16am

It was just too tempting!

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by SwedeBear - 2012, August 4 - 10:38am

Laughing out loud Don´t sweat stopactionsam! It was meant as a joke rather. I´d opened it too. Games are to be played (and conserved for the community), not as 'Rate Fluctation Safe Investments'. Wink

stopactionsam's picture
by stopactionsam - 2012, August 4 - 3:18am

I'm sorry! I opened it! Before I even read your response!

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by SwedeBear - 2012, July 17 - 2:27pm

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stopactionsam's picture
by stopactionsam - 2012, July 17 - 2:06am

Hey I found a sealed copy of this game (mac version, of corse). How much money should I sell it for on eBay?

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2012, March 8 - 9:16am

I've emmigrated half way around the world since. floppies are somewhere in a box, SE is still wrapped up under the stairs.

eisnerguy1's picture
by eisnerguy1 - 2012, March 8 - 5:08am

bertyboy, I was wondering if you had a chance the image the floppies yet? I created a request:

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by Bolkonskij - 2011, July 22 - 12:33pm

Does anyone know if there was ever a localized Mac version of this great game?

I'd love to introduce my 8 year old nephew to the world of 2D adventures, alas, English is a no-go for him. We need the German version, if it exists on the Mac. Anyone ever seen it or could maybe even upload it, please?

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by djpumpkin - 2011, June 9 - 1:53pm

There is a conflict with this game and Apple Sound Manger extension. Disabling this extension and rebooting may solve your problems.

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by epicMac - 2010, November 13 - 9:45am

How do I turn off the graphics smoothing?? I can't stand it! It looks like a stupid flash game with the filter on!!

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, April 6 - 8:14pm

Don't thank me yet, it may be June before the SE sees daylight next, I had it out only about 4-5 weeks ago.

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by hotchalupa - 2010, April 6 - 6:31pm

That would be awesome! I really want to play this on my PB Duo 270c... I've been playing SimCity Classic on it, in the meantime... Laughing out loud

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, April 6 - 9:33am

I have the original floppy disks, but unfortunately it's one of those very few games / apps that I don't have them permanently imaged on my HD (nearly every original floppy I ever had has been imaged into a folder of only 470MB). Once every few months a game or app comes up here, with issues, and I think "I have that" only to find I don't have the disks imaged. Doh!. Indiana Jones is the same. Next time I get my SE out, and the floppies (in their original boxes) I'll image them and add them to the upload.

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by hotchalupa - 2010, April 6 - 1:24am

Definitely one of the best games of all time... Spent countless hours on the PC and Amiga versions... This specific archive seems to have issues as it crashes on both a Color Classic with LC550 upgrade (030 33mhz) and 36MB of RAM, as well as on a PowerBook Duo 270c with 12 MB of RAM (using virtual memory, 24MB). Both machines on 7.5.3, and I have even tried booting with all extensions off, to no avail. Anyone else running into this problem? The game will "freeze" within a couple of minutes of playtime, sometimes immediately after the intro (while talking to the lookout).

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by patdddfan - 2009, November 23 - 6:32am

how do you get it on iphone?

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by nipponese - 2009, September 12 - 7:41am

Use ScummVM or get it on iPhone.

Chad's picture
by Chad (not verified) - 2009, July 26 - 12:00am

The easiest way to run this and other LucasArts game in os X is to use ScummVM.

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by watchsmart - 2009, April 10 - 4:09am

Works fairly well in Basilisk II although the sound (music, mostly) is a little bit off.

Runs in Mac OS 7 or later.

Beyond this, it needs to be noted that Monkey Island is one of the greatest adventure games ever made! The first sequel is just as good.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User