Must Have OS 9.2 Software

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  1. A.Goldberg, Mar 11, 2015
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    A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Hello OS 9 Users,

    I was wondering thinking we could compile a list of the "must have" OS 9.2.2 programs. With the acquisition of my TiBook, yesterday was the first time since about 2003 that I've used mac OS 9 and forget what's out there.

    I will take everybody's recommendations for programs (or new categories) and compile them here. Let's try to include version numbers if possible. This should go without saying (but apparently it does), iif the program no longer works please do not list it. For example, do not list an IM client that can no longer connect to its server. We don't want to send people down to a dead end.

    Hint: Many, if not all of these "abandonware" programs can be found on Macintosh Garden's website.

    Productivity:
    - Microsoft Office 2001 - Last version of Office compatible with OS 9
    - Wordperfect 3.5E - Supports drag & drop copy/paste function unlike MSO 2001
    - AppleWorks 6.2.3 - Easy to use word Process, Spreadsheet, Paint, Draw, and Database

    Web:
    - Classilla 9.3.3 (I can only find 9.3.2 via MacintoshGarden, the update will not download from the developers listed mirrors)

    Communication/Email/IM
    - Outlook Express 5
    - ICQ 3.4
    - Yahoo Messanger 2.5.3*
    - MSN Messanger 2.51*
    - AOL Instant Messanger 4.7*
    *functionality unknown

    Graphic Design/Digital Media:
    - Adobe Photoshop 7
    - Pagemaker 7.0
    - Adobe InDesign 1.5 (new name of Pagemaker)
    - iMovie 2
    - GraphicConverter 6.5
    - QuarkXPress 4.11
    - Illustrator 9.0
    - Suitcase X1
    - ATM Deluxe (for font smoothing)
    - Acrobat 5.0 (including Distiller)

    Multimedia:
    - Windows Media Player 7.1
    - iTunes 2.0.4
    - QuickTime Player 6.0.3
    - Roxio Toast 5.2.3 (CD Burning)

    Math/Science/Academia:
    - ChemOffice 2002 (Bunnspecial special)

    Games
    - Oregon Trail Versions 1-5
    - Glider 3.12, 4.0, PRO

    Miscellaneous
    - Stuffit Expander 7 (RAR & ZIP file unpacking)
    - Kaleidoscope 2.3.1 (UI customization)
     
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  3. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    Multimedia:
    Windows Media Player 7.1
    iTunes 2.0.4
    QuickTime Player 6.0.3

    (sure the Multimedia are not "Must have" but they are all function music and video players that are the only thing to work on OS9

    Internet:
    Claszilla
    Outlook Express 5 (still usable to this day)
    AIM
    ICQ
    Yahoo
    MSN (6.0 i believe)
     
  4. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'd add Wordperfect 3.5E to the list-in a lot of ways, it's a better word processor than Office 2001, although Office does have better compatibility with recent software. It also plays nicer with Chemdraw.

    PM me if you need help with getting Chemoffice to work.
     
  5. A.Goldberg, Mar 11, 2015
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    Great point!

    Thanks for all these I forgot to put Classilla. I think you get the point- useful OS 9 programs. Things that still work today.
    The MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo messengers all still connect?

    Thanks you sir! I probably will haha
     
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    MSN probably not. Yahoo might AIM probably still will and ICQ does (as it is the ONLY PowerPC version of ICQ and works on OS X too (In classic mode i think)
     
  8. A.Goldberg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, well we don't want to list things that no longer are functional. Why would you recommend to download something that cannot actually be used?
     
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    Graphic Design/Digital Media:
    - QuarkXPress 4.11
    - Illustrator 9.0
    - Pagemaker 7.0
    - Suitcase X1
    - ATM Deluxe (for font smoothing)
    - Acrobat 5.0 (including Distiller)

    Miscellaneous
    - Kaleidoscope 2.3.1
     
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    Database:

    FileMaker Pro 6


    Burning

    Toast 5.2.3 (got that version online possibly 6)
     
  11. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    Because I don't have a Classic OS Mac to test them on. AIM usually doesn't put a version block on their messengers MSN we all no does. As for Yahoo! well they stopped allowing use of the 10+ year old UNIX client a few years back
     
  12. A.Goldberg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the other recommendations, I'll add them later today.

    Ok, then don't recommend it if you know it doesn't work or you are unsure. This is meant to be informative not lead people down dead ends.
     
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    One of the things I enjoy doing in OS 9 is getting Macintosh Garden(via Classilla, of course) and just finding random interesting programs.

    Spend some time poking around, and it's hard to say what will turn up.
     
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    Crystal Quest, and a lot of other programs from Casady & Greeen are OS 9 must haves.
     
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    a few games i can think of:

    SimCity 2000
    Fallout
    Fallout 2
    Doom
     
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    There are newer and more useful versions which work in Mac OS 9: InDesign 2.0.2 and Illustrator 10.0.3.

    (OT: Yesterday I did a project in Illustrator 10 on a PMG4 MDD (1.25 GHz DP, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS 9.2.2). Believe it or not, on the same file (quite complex), Illustrator was much snappier on that old computer than the CC 2014 version running on my 2013 rMBP.)
     
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    I can easily believe that - I installed Photoshop 7 on my newly acquired 667 Powerbook running OS9 and in use it felt no different to CS3 on my G5..in fact the interface was even snappier!

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    Via Macintosh Garden - Final Cut Pro 2...just to remind us people used OS9 Macs to make movies before everyone got their knickers in a twist because their machines couldn't play Youtube..;)
     
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    All of which are bundled into a collection: This is my copy picked up for a few pounds to use with my TiBooks.
     

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    Both of these will run on 9.2.2.
     

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    I'm beginning to think boxed software is a must have for a vintage Mac too ;)
     
  23. weckart macrumors 68040

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    That is a slippery slope but some things cannot be resisted. I was super happy to land this for much less than I was prepared to pay and it is my favourite vintage purchase.
     

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    Wow...I'd never heard of that - had to look it up.
    Yes, when you think of it, if you decide to collect old software that would be a non stop, money sucking 'hobby' - given the amount out there.
     
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