The Alternative Mac Manual by MacFormat

Vintage Macintosh retrocomputing is a great hobby to get into but, for those who have only ever used Windows or for OSX users that never experienced the “classic” Mac OS, there is a steep learning curve to overcome before the hobby can really come alive for them. The web has many Macintosh resources available (not...

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Twin Peaks Bedside Companion HyperCard Stack

Phew! That article title’s quite the mouthful, eh? But it does exactly what it says on the tin, I’m writing about a HyperCard stack called “Twin Peaks Bedside Companion”! But why? Well, I was thumbing through the January 1994 issue of The Mac yesterday after publishing this article on one of its features and my...

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Macintosh News from 25 Years Ago: The Mac Decade

In a new regular feature on VintageAppleMac.com, I will be looking back through time and poring over the ups and downs in the world of Apple and the Macintosh from a quarter of a century ago. I have a large collection of Apple magazines (500 or so!) and these are fascinating time capsules, filled with...

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Glider by John Calhoun

I started researching for an article on a different game by another early Mac shareware author but got completely derailed by reading about Glider instead. Glider is a legendary early Macintosh game, considered by many to be one of the best. The object of the game is to guide a paper glider through a series...

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Xmas Lemmings for Macintosh

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, so let’s all celebrate with a seasonably-themed demo version of the classic rescue-em-up and have a look at the Macintosh version of Xmas Lemmings! This is a simple, 4-level demo version of Lemmings, released in 1992 by Psygnosis as part of the ongoing promotion of their main...

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Clinton Issues HyperCard Stack

My main hobbyist Mac is a PowerMac G4 MDD running OS9 that I’ve souped up like crazy with maxed out RAM, a couple of SSDs, various PCI cards, silent fans fitted, LEDs, etc. I love it, it’s an absolute beast of a machine and is, in my opinion, the best way to experience OS9. One...

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MacWorld UK 2000 and 2001 magazine PDFs

Back in the summer, I posted an article about a CD I had found that contained all of the 1999 issues of MacWorld UK, and I uploaded them all to the site. I grumbled then that I also had CDs for 2000 and 2001 but the PDFs were hidden and not immediately accessible. I promised...

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Apple Sales and Marketing Resource Library January 1999 CD Pack

I tweeted about this a few weeks ago as I was so delighted to get my hands on another one of these amazing packs that I couldn’t wait for my site rebuild to get finished before I made a noise about it. But the site is done so here’s an article making some noise! Way...

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And we’re back! Site rebuild complete but there’s work to do

Dear reader, it’s been a while since I put finger to keyboard and published an article here on vintageapplemac.com, with the most recent being way back in July when I wrote about the Apple Art Library I had found on a Sales & Marketing Resource CD. That was a fun little article, with some awesome...

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Apple Art Library

I was overjoyed to stumble across a great find on a near quarter century old Macintosh CD recently; the Apple Art Library! I often scour the web for obscure Macintosh files, looking for anything weird and whacky to play with and then archive here. Jason Scott, free-range archivist at Internet Archive, uploaded a bunch of...

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