locating module?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blueribbonroy, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. blueribbonroy macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    Hi, first I want to say that I am totally new to these computers and i am loving my new MAC.
    so far I have downloaded a few programs (yahoo messenger etc.) and have gotten along very well.
    how ever I went to down load the game lunatic fringe from the sitehttp://www.sealiesoftware.com/fringe/
    as you can see the instructions say "Locate the original Lunatic Fringe module file if necessary." this is just what I am prompted to do when I open the program. Unfortunately I have no idea what this means. Im not really concerned with not being able to play this game but I am worried about needing to down load something important someday and getting this same message!
    thank you for all you help!:)
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Ooh, I remember that game from way back in the early 90s.

    I can pretty much guarantee that is not a message you will ever see on another piece of software. Lunatic Fringe was a game that came with the screen saver software After Dark, which was very popular on the Mac 15 or so years ago. The screen savers were called modules. Lunatic Fringe, unlike all the other After Dark modules, was a game rather than a proper screen saver (why is another question--no, it really doesn't make much sense, but that's the way it was).

    The program you ran across--which I'd never heard of, but is cool--somebody wrote so that you could play that ancient game on a modern version of the MacOS. The game wasn't free, so the software is just a player--you need a copy of the original software for it to actually do anything.

    That's what it's asking for--it wants the old module that contains the Lunatic Fringe data, so that it can display the game. You'll find a few other things like that around--freeware software that will play old (and entirely unsupported) commercial games if you give them the proper data files (which, it's assumed, you paid for somehow).

    I think I actually have a copy of that around somewhere, so now I've got an urge to go digital closet-diving and see if I can't relive a bit of my younger days. Much thanks for the link!

    In the mean time, I think I'll play a game of Spaceward Ho!, another classic Mac game from that era that is still available and in fact runs quite well on an Intel Mac under Leopard.
  3. blueribbonroy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008

    wow people sure are a more kind and informative on here tan other sites i have used!
    I would love if you found your copy and would like to share!

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