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Classic Macintosh Software: MacGolf 3.0
MacGolf 3.0, copyright 1985 Practical Computer Applications, Inc., by Robert Pappas, is a very good golf simulation game designed to run on black and white compact Macs. Given its 1985 copyright date, the game will probably run on just about any classic compact Mac, but we have only tested it on the SE running System 7. MacGolf is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Posted by Vectronic on 8/9/2010 in Macintosh Software





Classic Macintosh Software: Lunar Phantom 1.0
Lunar Phantom 1.0, by Rolf (Rex) Staflin, is an arcade style game where you attempt to fly through 14 levels of various obstacles and enemies. Lunar Phantom was originally distributed as shareware for a fee of $10. The game is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Posted by Vectronic on 8/6/2010 in Macintosh Software





Classic Macintosh Software: Macman Classic 3.0
Macman Classic 3.0 is a Pac-Man clone by John Butler, copyright 1992 Exit Software. At first glance, Macman appears to be identical to Pac-Man, obviously minus the color. It is a lightweight game about 70 KB unstuffed and 36 KB stuffed. This game is available for downloading at the bottom of this page.
Posted by Vectronic on 8/2/2010 in Macintosh Software





Classic Macintosh Software: Glider 3.0
Glider 3.0, designed by John Calhoun for Casady & Greene Inc., was and still is a very popular game for the compact Mac. I tested the game on a 266 MHz iMac, but it played too fast. The game played fine on a System 7 Macintosh LC III and Classic II. It also played on a System 6 Macintosh Plus.
Posted by John Ward on 7/2/2006 in Macintosh Software





Classic Macintosh Software: Smash Hit Racquetball!
Smash Hit Racquetball! from Primera Software is a System 6 game designed exclusively for the Macintosh. It runs great on a System 6 Macintosh Plus. It will run on System 7.1 black and white Macs. I was unable to get it to run on a System 7.5 Macintosh LC III. It also did not run a System 9.1 iMac (Rev. C).
Posted by John Ward on 6/22/2006 in Macintosh Software





Classic Macintosh Software: Shufflepuck Cafe
Shufflepuck Cafe, by Broderbund Software, written by Christopher Gross, is a computer game simulation of air hockey. You play shufflepuck against aliens in a space cafe. You are free to play any alien you wish or play in a tournament. Shufflepuck Cafe is one of the truly great games released for the black and white, 68K, compact Macs.
Posted by John Ward on 6/17/2006 in Macintosh Software





Vectronic’s Atari 2600
This page describes Vectronic’s Atari 2600 and Macintosh Atari 2600 emulation software.
Posted by Vectronic on 4/3/2006 in Macintosh Software





Vectronic’s Basement
All the classic software we can give out for free is located in the Basement.
Posted by Vectronic on 1/1/2006 in Macintosh Software





Puzzle Your Pict Files with Jigsaw Puzzle
From the useless but true file, Apple’s System 7.5 (Version 7.5.3) Jigsaw Puzzle DA can do more than you may have thought. Let’s be honest, the Jigsaw Puzzle DA is designed for people who want to waste time but haven’t got a copy of Mac Man installed.
Posted by John Ward on 4/19/2004 in Macintosh Software





Classic Macintosh Software: Star Wars
Remember all those quarters you spent on this one? The Star Wars arcade game was a smash hit. The force was with Atari when this one blew away the arcades back in 1983. The game was truly a marvel of design in its day. Star Wars was part of a long line of Atari arcade games designed with vector graphics.
Posted by Vectronic on 1/1/2003 in Macintosh Software





Make Your Old Compact Mac Talk with Speak
When Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh in 1984, he let the computer speak for itself. I have often wondered how they did that on a computer with 128K RAM, an 8 MHz CPU, and a 400K disk drive. I think that I have found the answer.
Posted by Vectronic on 1/1/2003 in Macintosh Software





Move Large Files to Your Compact Mac with SplitIt!
SplitIt! is a great shareware program that allows you to split a large file into smaller files and to put them back together again. Many collectors face the problem of not being able to get files larger than a 1.4 MB disk (or 800 KB disk) into their 68K compact Macs. SplitIt! is one possible solution to this dilemma.
Posted by Vectronic on 1/1/2003 in Macintosh Software





Recommended Mac OS for Pre-System 7 Macs
As a general rule, it is best to us the most recent version of Macintosh system software recommended for your Macintosh - so you can take advantage of the most advanced features and enhancements. However, not all versions of system software will work on all classic Macintosh computers. The following chart shows which version of pre-System 7 software is compatible with different classic Macs.
Posted by Vectronic on 1/1/2003 in Macintosh Software





Which OS Should I Use in My Mac?
Here are some suggestions concerning which OS you should use on your Mac. This is Vectronic’s opinion. Your usage may vary.
Posted by Vectronic on 1/1/2003 in Macintosh Software