How God Makes God by Peter Small

Sometimes, creative men (and women!) have vision that is utterly unlike anything their peers have produced before, or since. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Peter Small and How God Makes God. I’ve been making a big noise on Twitter (follow me @vintageapplemac!) about my in-browser emulation work at the Internet Archive and...

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NEED MORE INPUT

What does the guy who has a 30GB+ Macintosh software archive need? More Macintosh software, of course! This week I have been mostly acquiring data. These are all from disk images I’ve sourced from the Internet Archive or the Macintosh Garden, and they are absolutely chock full of goodies! I’m going through a trawl across...

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MacJesus, Your Personal Savior On A Floppy Disk

Sometimes you come across a piece of software from Times Of Yore that really makes you stop and boggle at the insanity of it. And MacJesus is one of those games! This will just be a quick article but I had to share it with the world, as it’s just too whacky not to! MacJesus...

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Three absolute classics

There’s good retro games, and then there’s absolutely fantastic retro games! And we’ve got some of those playable in-browser for you right now! It’s time to start exploring some of the work I’ve been doing at the Internet Archive’s Macintosh Library. The library has hit 100 items now, many of which are games. The Macintosh has...

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Vintage Mac at home and in the office

When your vintage Mac hobby has taken over your home, what do you do? Bring it into your place of work, too! That’s what I did earlier this week, when I set up a G4 iMac with OS9.2.2 installed on my office desk. So, my productivity’s going to go down the toilet, right? Probably. The...

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Yesterday was a Good Day

What a day yesterday was! Made a couple of super-hot items for the Internet Archive Macintosh emulator and then launched a Patreon for vintageapplemac.com! First, the emulator items; The Manhole, a HyperCard-based game by Myst creators the Miller brothers, and the first 100 HyperCard issues of TidBITS.   All seemed to have gone swimmingly, with...

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Game on!

It’s been a busy time lately  on the vintage Macintosh front for me, with a few projects ticking over. In particular, the work I’m doing with the Internet Archive’s Mac software library has been great fun and very productive! I’ve written about this project in previous entries but, in short, the Internet Archive can now emulate...

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Creating Macintosh disk images for the Internet Archive

Following up from my last article, the Internet Archive’s Macintosh emulator is awesome and a huge achievement, and you can get involved! Over the last couple of months of experimenting with it, I’ve developed a workflow and process for easily creating items for emulation. So, here’s my methodology you can follow that will result in...

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Early Macintosh emulated in-browser

Hello! Apologies for the radio silence, it’s been a busy few months with home, family, and work, but also vintage Mac stuff! Not least of all, I’ve been working on the Internet Archive’s mind-blowing in-browser emulation of early Macintosh software! In short, the Internet Archive has long been hosting emulated operating systems and games consoles,...

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Weird: Steve Jobs cut out and dress PDF

One of the joys of hauling software off of hundreds of 1990’s-era Macintosh magazine cover CDs is the really weird stuff you find. And, boy!, is this one weird! Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce Steve.pdf! The many faces and outfits of the late, great Steve Jobs, all yours for playing cut out and dress...

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