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Shadowgate (old)

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Shadowgate.SIT (554.54 KB)
MD5: ff94d7da031956c239f332a5a9c03ec1
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (3.98 MB)
MD5: d08e6a214ef5f3589bdd45e8b9bdd70c
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
secretroom.sit (3.29 KB)
MD5: f9c0d0722fdfae3cf804a2564e4799a5
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: Mini vMac

The third of the MacVenture games, Shadowgate abandons the real world settings of the previous installments, taking the player to a land of magic and dragons. The goal is to reach the Warlock Lord's before he can open the Gates of Hell and summon the Behemoth. With a limited number of torches at your disposal and many ways to die if you fail a puzzle, this game is hard but totally worth your time.

secretroom.sit - contains a saved game all set up with a bottle in the waterfall room. Just hurl a rock with the slingshot on it to clear the landslide and reveal the stairs to the secret room. A pdf with the instructions is also downloadable here. May only work with this early version of Shadowgate and NOT with the v1.5 one.

Architecture: 68k

Only runs in black & white


Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, May 12 - 5:46pm

The more versions of any program are archived, the better, especially games. Even if the older version didn't have that easter egg / secret exclusively.

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by Mu0n - 2020, May 12 - 5:08pm

There's a hard to get to secret room in this game. If you had bought the official cheat guide back in the day, they do talk about the rock landslide that partially covers some stairs in the waterfall room, discouraging the player to even attempt to clear it out because it claims it's impossible. But it is possible and may only work with this older version (which is why it should be kept, despite the newer v1.5 working with later mac models and Systems). I uploaded a saved game as well as a .pdf that instructs you how to do it. If you just want to access the room, load my saved game file and just operate the slingshot to the bottle that's been pixel-perfectly placed in the right spot, to create an explosion.

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by MCP - 2011, July 17 - 3:54am

There really shouldn't be more than one Shadowgate page, but anyway I had to upload somewhere, so I put it here. I was able to take the original disks I acquired and use the previously uploaded cracked Shadowgate application (who did it and how?) to make working 400k disk images, including a self-booting disk 1 image. Just drag-and-drop onto Mini vMac, and then do the same with disk 2, and it works just fine. It will run alright from a hard drive, but you would have to make sure to move the hidden files too like the original uploader did.

Anyway I scanned everything that came with it into PDF format, though I think it's missing a Mindscape catalog and a card or two.

I'd still rather have version 1.5 just because I prefer Mac OS 7 to System 6. Tongue

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by IIGS_User - 2011, March 14 - 7:52pm

I have an original copy of this disk. Since the game was re-released (without copy protection) in the early '90s, is there any reason to want the copy-protected version? Is there any difference?

I think it's fine to replace, but there is another Shadowgate entry.
I'm not aware of the differences yet, except the other entry told about 32-bit compatibility.
But, in this case, I would lead decisions to other peoples. Wink

jkheiser's picture
by jkheiser - 2011, March 13 - 9:03pm

I have an original copy of this disk. Since the game was re-released (without copy protection) in the early '90s, is there any reason to want the copy-protected version? Is there any difference?

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by bertyboy - 2010, November 14 - 9:11pm

Here ?

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, November 11 - 4:20pm

Does anyone have the original floppy of this? Making a correct image would be tricky, though. Sad