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The Establishment

Game screenshot
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
The_Establishment.sit (3.60 MB)
MD5: 137d7a10fe8f836ddb65b687bb5e3b5b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Probably the very best and last full game ever made by Ryan Foltz of the now defunct Epic Banana. A true classic of Macintosh freeware.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Mouse support in classic is problematic, use OS 7.5-8.6.


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by MikeTomTom - 2014, September 28 - 5:19am

Thanks for doing this, mrdav. The .img file is an odd one, I suppose it contains data and its just a coincidence that its not what we would normally expect.

The version you uploaded has a PDF manual included too. Which the previous archive lacked.

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by mrdav - 2014, September 27 - 2:50am

The sit file here originally was indeed corrupted. However the copy on the developer website is OK, although it is compressed with Mac OS zip and must be unpacked in OS X 10.4 or lower. I have done that, deleted the .DS_Store file, recompressed with Stuffit and reuploaded. Should be OK now.

Edit: The img file is not what you expect. If you double click on it, you run an application for Klik Play

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, September 27 - 1:43am

@WhosIt.There: The DL does produce errors and requires a later version of Stuffit Expander to decompress. Expander 5.5 failed for me, I had to use version 8.0 on OS X and that produced errors, but it mostly decompressed. Perhaps a even later version of the Expander is required?

I've removed the Amazonaws link from the page. Any of these that you may come across at the Garden are "leftovers" from an earlier time (and will no longer work).

[Edit]: I used "unar.exe" on Windows to extract, as it gives a good readout:

D:\Test\aaa\Establishment>unar -k hfv "Establishment_The_0.SIT"
Establishment_The_0.SIT: StuffIt 5
The Establishment/ (dir)... OK.
The Establishment/.DS_Store (6148 B)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment (248720 B, rsrc)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment (337352 B)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment.gam (5392055 B)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment.img (996529 B)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment.mtf (6388 B)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment.mus (3101 B)... OK.
The Establishment/Establishment.snd (6363413 B)... Failed! (Attempted to read more data than was available)
Archive parsing failed! (Attempted to read more data than was available.)
Extraction to current directory failed! (1 file failed.)

So it looks as though the sound file is corrupt, and the presence of the .DS_Store file proves the OS X origins of the archive. The also contained "Establishment.img" doesn't contain a resource fork, so is likely fubar, too.

This archive needs to be re-created from scratch by the original uploader if possible, and in a more classic Mac-friendly format, too.

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by WhosIt.There - 2014, September 27 - 1:06am

Neither download link works properly. Sad
The main link downloads fine, but has an error in the final stages of being unstuffed and doesn't run. The Amazonaws link just produces an error page.