What OS 9 only apps would you like ported to X?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    For me, there are two OS 9 only applications that I want to have ported to OS X support:

    Hypercard! (hyperstudio I guess)

    and

    PROMT MT Russian-English software...

    and you guys? ;)
     
  2. Aeronautical macrumors member

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    Is it called 'voices' where you can type something in simple text and then get the Mac to read it back in a variety of strange computer voices. For fun only I guess!
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    This thread seems to be about 6 years late. But I would like to see Bongo Bob ported.
     
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    System Pref > Speech > Text to Speech. Select a key combo then turn it on. Highlight some text. Press key combo. Boom!
     
  5. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    It's not really an application but a feature (and not OS9-specific) - windowshading! I currently use WindowShadeX, which is worth every penny. But it would be nice to have a "native" solution.
     
  6. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    cricket graph

    mac write pro

    claris draw pro (or was it called mac draw pro?)


    crippled versions of them were part of apple works. so porting them should be easy.

    i would be willing to pay $49 for each of them!



    both would nicely complement PAGES and KEYNOTE
     
  7. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It is fine if it is 6 years later... that way we can see which programs after ALL this time still haven't made it to OS X yet.
     
  8. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I'm a geek.

    SimCity 2000
    SimTower
    SimCinema

    I haven't used OS 9 since 2000 though. If I've gotten this far, so I guess it really doesn't matter anymore.
     
  9. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    Check out Intaglio. www.purgatorydesign.com

    It is $89, but it has been worth it for me. It has the same (or similar) keyboard shortcuts as claris works, and is very snappy for drawing, yet OS X native.

    PS I am not affiliated with them - I just own a copy of the software and love it.
     
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    FrameMaker

    FullWrite

    Lotus 1-2-3

    CS Chem 3D Pro

    Corel WordPerfect

    MathCAD
     
  12. psychofreak Retired

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    My grandad has a HP ScanJet 4400c with an OS9 driver, but not one for OSX...
     
  13. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Math CAD was so awesome. I really loved that program as a kid.
     
  14. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    thanks, i looked at their site a while ago. i think it's a good replacement for mac draw pro. it's on my list of programs i consider to buy with my next mac (hopefully a mbp). $89 is a bit steep but i can live with it.
     
  15. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Well, somebody just released an OSX rewrite of SoundApp, which would have been on my list (although frankly with iTunes as good as it is now the only reason I was interested in it was its ability to play weird-ass sound formats).

    Other than that... Super Tetris and Loom. X-Wing would be awesome too, but only if it was a full-on re-release with slightly beefed up graphics.

    Ooh, and Sam and Max! Man, LucasArts has SO lost its way...

    Those, and QT plugins for Indeo 3.2, 4, and 5 video--VLC seems to be edging toward support, but nothing functional yet. That's really the main reason I keep Classic around these days, actually.
     
  16. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nice, also Dreamweaver 3 is mac os 9 only... so a good classic back in the dayz. :rolleyes:
     
  17. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    All the applications I miss from my Mac OS 9 days are games, as it turns out.

    TaskMaker
    Tomb of the TaskMaker
    Fungus
    RoboWar
    BeamWars
    Realmz
     
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  19. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No Mac OS X version of this? Wow.
     
  20. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Nope... I keep on holding out hope though. I thought that Jaguar might be the first to include it (I always considered 10.0 and 10.1 to be just making OS X, 10.2 the actual adding features to a new, shiny, good, OS) but it has been, well, about seven years and... nothing.

    It was supposedly able to tell the difference between a recording and your voice. Never saw a test of it, nor a website, but oh well.
     
  21. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    Mac-81

    I want Mac-81. A desktop version of the TI-81 calculator.

    That and the cool Newton program that would make the Apple in your menu bar fall onto the head of a picture of Isaac Newton.

    :)
     
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    Mmm....I never even used OS 9 but I still feel nostalgic...odd...
     

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