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The Macintosh Demo Games CD

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Macintosh_Demo_Games.zip (76.18 MB)
MD5: de97d4bcef93a7e3526d92f90bff86fb
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
mac-demo-games-iso.sit (79.17 MB)
MD5: 6b604d4d14e155346a2c6257e9adf35e
For System 7.0 - 7.6
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

A CD collection of game demos that came bundled with the AppleCD external CD-ROM drive. The CD was part of a renewed push by Apple to embrace the games, entertainment, and education markets, which also involved the creation of the Macintosh Performa line and a dedicated games evangelist position within the company. Over 2,000 retailers received copies of the CD for use on in-store demo computers.

Includes a mix of playable and non-playable demos, featuring:

Top DL: .cdr image, mounts as disk under emulation (Basilisk II & SheepShaver) if added to the list of mountable drives in their respevtive GUI's prior to launching the emulated environment.

2nd DL: .iso image in StuffIt 3.6 .sit archive of same, suitable to mount as disk image in Mac Systems 7.0 or above. If mounting on a classic Mac OS system, this image is double-clickable to mount if you have the Virtual CD/DVD Utility installed on that system.
MD5 checksum & filename: 6b604d4d14e155346a2c6257e9adf35e *mac-demo-games-iso.sit

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Requires a monitor that can display from 16 to 256 colors for certain titles

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adespoton's picture
by adespoton - 2018, February 27 - 10:06pm

Hey Mossy, any chance you can upload a copy to the Internet Archive? This is a perfect example of something they need to have in their Mac archive. MG could get a (not enforceable but still annoying) takedown notice from the likes of EA over this, but that won't affect IA due to its LoC status.

mossy_11's picture
by mossy_11 - 2018, February 22 - 1:46pm

Big thanks to woxel1 for the upload.

I've just added some more details about the CD's origins and use. Note that there are also full credits included in the "About this CD" file that's included amongst the demos.

We included a link to this page at the end of my book The Secret History of Mac Gaming. (Former Mac games evangelist Craig Fryar and I had planned to upload an image of the CD here or somewhere else, but then I found this and we decided not to bother. I just hadn't gotten around to posting about it on here until now.)

marciot's picture
by marciot - 2016, August 1 - 5:01am

Thank you so much for this upload!

I am the curator of the RetroWeb Vintage Computer Museum. Your CD is a great resource for me, since now I can put up demos of currently sold games without risking legal action. I've put up the demo of BattleChess from your CD and I hope put to up others, such as Spectre, soon!

Thank you again!

woxel1's picture
by woxel1 - 2016, February 18 - 8:51pm

Hi everyone! Thank you for your patience. I've re-upped the ISO, this time locking it before any data could be written to it! If anyone finds errors with the file I'd be happy to take another swing at it. In any case, enjoy these excellent demos!

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, February 7 - 12:40am

--->f you could make a fresh ISO from the original CD<----

And LOCK it immediately, please, so that nothing gets changed if you mount it.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2016, February 6 - 5:00pm

Thanks so much for this, woxel1! I'd never even heard of Xanthus before; this might be the only coverage it ever got. However...

p.s.; the 2016 modification date (of the mounted disk) was created during the original .cdr creation

Not only the disc itself but several files on it have modification dates between 9:00 and 9:30 PM on 1 February 2016. Spaceship Warlock, Indiana Jones, Aqua Blooper Piper, Shanghai II, Sky Shadow, and the Catalog application are among those affected. It's probably nothing serious (Disinfectant and Agax come up clean), but it would be great if you could make a fresh ISO from the original CD.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, February 5 - 10:38pm

   Why does locked/unlocked make such a difference ?

To prevent the Finder writing to mounted images. Specifically, images of locked media such as CD's, floppy disks, etc; that you want to keep in an original state.

As mrdav says; "to maintain the disc image in pristine condition."

All sorts of unwanted junk will be written to a mounted unlocked disk image and its far worse under OS X than a native classic OS.

[Edit] as to why the disk needed to be locked if mounting under 10.4.11, I don't know, I thought it was a Snow Leopard thing. i.e.; it supports mounting HFS volumes only if the disk is Read Only. - I can mount this disk image both Read/Write (unlocked) and Read Only (if locked) in Panther (10.3.x) but can only mount the image Read Only (locked) in Snow Leopard. I don't have a Tiger installation to test further. On SL the error message when the image is unlocked, is the same as what you've reported.

Even tho' the unlocked image is unmountable in SL, it still writes to it, because locking the image afterwards, it still refuses to mount it. I then have to use a pristine copy, lock it before mounting, then it will mount.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, February 5 - 11:18am

Locked/unlocked? Maybe because you are trying to mount a HFS volume in OS X? Anyway, I ALWAYS lock disc images when mounting in OS X to prevent the OS from writing stuff to the disk (as it will), and so to maintain the disc image in pristine condition.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, February 5 - 9:44am

The new .iso still does mount with disk utility 10.5.6 (Mac OS X 10.4.11), but only if the image is locked. Why does locked/unlocked make such a difference ?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, February 4 - 10:00pm

Thanks for testing the .iso too, mrdav.

[Edit] also tested as mounting OK on PPC Mac OS X 10.3.x Panther using OS X's "Disk Utility" - locked disk image 1st to prevent Finder writing to mounted image - .iso is working 100% OK there too.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, February 4 - 1:59pm

The .iso mounts for me using Toast 5 on Mac OS 9.2.2 on a PPC

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, February 4 - 12:43pm

DiskCopy 6.3 under Mac OS 9.2. Error: "No mountable filesystem found"

The .iso is "double-clickable" to mount on a classic OS if you have the Virtual CD/DVD installed (Mac OS 7.0 to 9.2.2). Otherwise its a bog-standard .iso that you can either mount with Toast or burn to CD etc. - Its not going to be usable with Disk Copy 6 tho.

To double check, I DL'd what I'd put up here and yep, its still fine at my end. Test Mac, beige G3, Mac OS 9.1, double-click, mounts fine (Virtual CD/DVD Utility is installed). Toast Titanium 5.2, mounts fine (lock image 1st for Toast) all OK. Basilisk II, and SheepShaver mounts fine, either as disk added to GUI before launch or as disk image from the running emulations...

So I don't know why its not working for you as I can't replicate any error with this image...

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, February 4 - 9:24am

Thanks for the try, but the .iso image still does not mount. I tried disk utility, Toast 6 under Mac OS X 10.4.11 and DiskCopy 6.3 under Mac OS 9.2. Error: "No mountable filesystem found"
Probably the orignial CD needs to be re-imagined.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, February 4 - 3:51am

  try mounting it at a volume within the application. Let me know if that works!

Mounts fine as a disk image when added into SheepShaver And Basilisk II's GUI drive list prior to launching either of those emulators.

[Edit] Added converted (more compatible) image to the above. It'll mount on most Mac OS's, 7.0 and above. Remove the former if its redundant.

p.s.; the 2016 modification date (of the mounted disk) was created during the original .cdr creation, & not by this archivist when making the .iso.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, February 4 - 1:19am

You are right, Kitchen2010. There seems to be something wrong with the disc image. Testing on real Macs, not emulators, I find that it will not mount in Mac OS 9.2.2 or SSW 7.5.5. I have tried Disk Copy 6.3, Toast 5, and burning a CD from the image and trying to mount that CD. The original CD needs to be re-imaged.

woxel1's picture
by woxel1 - 2016, February 3 - 7:18pm

If you're running it in an emulator try mounting it at a volume within the application. Let me know if that works!

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, February 3 - 9:33am

Did you manage to mount the .cdr image ?
I cannot, I tried disk utility and Toast 6 on Mac OS X 10.4.11.

woxel1's picture
by woxel1 - 2016, February 2 - 11:24pm

There are definitely some oddities like the games you mentioned which makes this particular demo collection unique! I didn't have a chance to test it on a 68k Mac, but it would make sense that it'd be compatible since System 7 (which this collection requires) bridged the processor gap.

Dookie Boot's picture
by Dookie Boot - 2016, February 2 - 10:23pm

Cool upload! Xanthus and Screaming Metal seem to never have been released, maybe a few others. Also I'm pretty sure this CD-ROM is not PPC-only since it was released in 1992