Apple Works 6 today!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by comda, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. comda macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011

    Im posting in this section because im having an issue with Apple Works 6 on a machine running snow leopard. I realize its not a Power PC machine but i figure since it is from the PPC era you guys might shed some light on my issue. Long story short in class i needed a paint program that was simple. And as sad as it seems i cant seem to find one that i like other than the old Apple Works 6 paint application. But when i try to install it. I get an error saying "classic environment is no longer Supported. I posted before and someone answered with "Rosetta should prompt for auto install if not installed." but i did a fresh install of 10.6.8 barely a month ago and i did install Rosetta. So im not sure what the problem is. I got the Apple works 6 from Macintosh Garden as well as i even tried to copy the installed folder from my Imac G3 and still nada. And ive done it before. when i got my Emac going i did target disk mode and copied all the useful applications which included apple works 6. Worked FINE! Photo included.

    My Setup
    Macbook 3,1
    Snow Leopard
    4GB DD2 RAM
    240Gb SSD Kingston >TRIM Support ON
    144mb Intel X3100 Video Card on board.

    ANy support is appreciated!

    Attached Files:

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That program you're trying to install is only for Classic Mac OS 9. It cannot be used on an Intell Mac or a Mac running 10.5.
  3. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    Appleworks 6 came in both two Mac versions on the same CD. One for Mac OS 9 and one for OSX PPC. You seem to have the version for Mac OS 9.

    Try opening your Toast image using Toast rather than Disk Image Mounter. If the original CD has been ripped properly, you should have two disk images in Finder. One of those will be for OSX.
  4. comda thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Thanks GUYS! I went back to Macintosh Garden and grabbed the OSX version! Cant believe i didnt catch that. It seems to have a little lag to it but other than that works great. Help appreciated!
  5. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    I learn something new every day! The AppleWorks that came with my old iMac restore CD's (and the Application disc) worked under both 9 and X as a hybrid.
  6. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    I have it on a few restore CDs. I think the application itself is a 'fat' Carbon binary but one of the installers is Classic and won't work on an OSX only installation, which seems to be the problem with whatever was downloaded here.

    My copy of Toast 5 Titanium ( I also have Jam) on the other hand is fully compatible with both Classic and OSX. I don't think there were that many such binaries as OSX looked very different from OS9. Toast 5 looks like a Classic app but behaves like an OSX app in that it supports longer file names than OS9 can deal with.
  7. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Don't forget to update the software to the latest version from here. I have seen issues with running 6.2 and below in Rosetta on Snow Leopard that was fixed by updating to 6.2.9. By the way, have you tried Paintbrush?

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