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 Post subject: OS7, way back question?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:41 am 
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Does anybody remember the demos that came with the Mac OS 7, '95-'96ish? I remember spin doctor, amazon trail, dino tycoon and others being on it. Does anybody remember some colored balls which you could move around on a black background with music?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4466067?tstart=0


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:51 am 
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I wish I could help.

Mr H still runs OS 7.5 on his PowerBook 170. We bought it used - can you believe that? and it still works just fine! - but I don't recall getting any extra floppies with games. Might they have been installed? I think I wiped everything off the drive when it arrived so I can't help that way either.

Regardless, the 170 is b&w so no coloured balls here.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Thanks, I'm not totally sure, I vaguely remember something about Demos on a CD, have checked my Quadra 630, but find nothing... & of course any OS7 CDs would be at the bottom of pile 142... wherever that pile is!?


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Thanks, I'm not totally sure, I vaguely remember something about Demos on a CD,...

Did CDs even exist at the same time a OS7?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:25 pm 
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The Apple Macintosh Quadra 630 features a 33 MHz 68040 processor, 4 MB of RAM, and a 250 MB hard drive in a compact desktop case. An internal 2X CD-ROM drive[...

Original Mac OS: 7.1.2P

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System 7 was the first version of the Mac OS that required a Macintosh equipped with a hard disk as it was too large to work comfortably from a floppy disk. It was also the first Apple operating system to be available on CD although it shipped on a set of 15 floppy disks initially. System 7 itself did not come bundled with major software packages, but newly purchased Macintosh computers were often bundled with software such as HyperCard, At Ease and Mouse Practice. The Macintosh Performa series added various software bundles including ClarisWorks, The New Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Microsoft Bookshelf, Spectre VR and Power Pete.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_7


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Sorry, my memory is too vague from that period.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:50 pm 
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This may have been stuff that came bundled with a Performa, or otherwise on the system CDs for particular systems.

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http://www.freewebs.com/877866/

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:56 am 
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Nice find ESprung, thanks! :)


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In all probability I have a copy around here [i]somewhere[i] due my collection of MacAddict CD's and generic old CD-ROM collections.

Got anything better than that description to go on?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:50 pm 
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Thanks Kevin, forgot all the Mag CDs, but nothing better than...

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Nope that's not it, but thanks! It wasn't even really a game. Just a demo in which you could attach different balls together and watch them move at different tempos.


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Mm...Pathways into Darkness. God I hated that game. I need to get back to it now that I'm more savvy about how RPGs work and get it up and running in SheepShaver.

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I have the game Lemmings on CD.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:55 pm 
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For what OS version?


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Looks like OS 8


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Thanks! :)


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http://lemmings.en.softonic.com/mac


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:21 am 
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Maybe this link will be helpful:

http://vintagemacmuseum.com/resources/mac-software/

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:33 am 
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Thanks Mike, posted it over there on aSC. :)


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I remember a lot of software being bundled with Performas and the like but don't remember the program mentioned. Back then we had an entire lab full of different Mac models for hardware/software testing so I saw pretty much everything Apple threw into the box.

I wish I had held onto that Quadra 840AV. If I had just placed it in my office before the business shut down I could have bought it at firesale prices as "part of my office."


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Lusted after an 840V, but never got close to getting one.


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(Just to get my pedantry out of the way first... SYSTEM 7 not OS7!!! I think it was System x all the way up to .. maybe 8.5? .. when it changed to OS..)

I am trying to remember what came with my PB Duo 280 in 1994. The problem is, the guy who sold it to me put a load of stuff on it that didn't come as standard with a Mac, but as it was my first Mac I had no way of knowing. What I remember...

- After Dark screensavers (nifty little set of things - Flying Toasters was one of my favourites, as was Bill Gates 'cleaning Windows'!)
- A game that involved jumping tiles over other tiles to clear the board, with a satisfying clack with each clear
- various Audio apps but I've now forgotten what they were called; the best one allowed you to play with waveforms
- Spectre Supreme ... took me ages but I finally completed it (took you back to the start but with your score intact)
- Zipple, or was it Zapple?

None of those were demos though, they were all fully functioning things. I also got ClarisWorks 2, and FileMaker Pro 2, not to mention Simple TExt (or was it Teach Text back then?). I had a Route Planning application that never worked, Word for Mac 4.1, Mac Write and Mac Draw, a version of Aldus PageMaker (5?) which I never really understood, HyperCard which was great fun to play around with, Excel which I never bothered with (stuck with the SS component of Claris), and various interesting fonts some of which have disappeared now and can't be replaced, the one I regret losing most was Cairo which gave nice little symbols like musical clefs or bunches of grapes, stuff like that.


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Sadly Mac OS was introduced in System 7.6, oops I mean Mac OS 7.6. Gratingly some people referred to it, verbally, as Macco's... because they could. :badteeth:

Remember that AD screensaver which was a fully fledged game in it's own right? I think it was Lunatic Fringe...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:47 pm 
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MonkeyBoy wrote:
Sadly Mac OS was introduced in System 7.6, oops I mean Mac OS 7.6. Gratingly some people referred to it, verbally, as Macco's... because they could. :badteeth:

Remember that AD screensaver which was a fully fledged game in it's own right? I think it was Lunatic Fringe...


No, I don't remember that one! But I think there was another one that was a game? I also remember the Mandelbrot Set one which was pretty awesome, and one that simulated a virus - it took the screen you had when it started then slid the characters and graphics down the screen into a messy heap at the bottom. Scary if you didn't know what it was...

http://www.sealiesoftware.com/fringe/ <-- Lunatic Fringe for OS X xxxxxx aaargh sorry, no it's not, not unless you have the original AD module...


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I'll do you one better... Lunatic Fringe for any OS:
http://fringe.jamescarnley.com/


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