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#1 2015-02-22 22:34:19

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Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

I picked up Prisoner of Ice by MacPlay (one of the Call of Cthulhu adventure game series), since I enjoyed it in DOS but didn't have that CD anymore. And, when firing it up, it presented an animation I'd never seen before. Here's a frame from it:

http://www.floodgap.com/iv/2469

I looked in ResEdit to see if I could extract whatever resource was behind it, but I couldn't find one, nor could I find a movie file on disk for it. So I stuck it in the G5, told Snapz Pro X to capture the centre 640x480 of the screen, ran it in Classic and edited the animation using a non-lossy bitmap codec. There is no sound. Here it is, amusingly roughly 68K in size:

gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/9/archive/by-request/classic-mac/Accelerated%20for%20PowerPC.mov.sit

Anyone remember seeing this before? I've seen plenty of "Accelerated for Power Macintosh" seals on boxes, but never an actual intro animation. The game has a copyright date of 1996.

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#2 2015-02-25 22:38:47

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

I'm impressed by your use of a gopher link! That sure takes me back. Safari has no idea what to do with it… smile

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#3 2015-02-26 01:17:45

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

I use Gopher for my file archives to keep naughty little things out. OmniWeb or Firefox/TenFourFox+OverbiteFF will open that link (or Firefox 3.6 or previous).

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#4 2015-04-22 02:33:54

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

That went pearshaped lol.... Opened the link in TFF and it instantiated the page about 40 times before I forcequitted it and killed off the pages prior to a session restore. Yikes.


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#5 2015-04-22 04:58:19

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Eh? Do you have OverbiteFF installed?

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#6 2015-04-22 14:23:50

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Not to my knowledge, no. It asked me to select a program to open gopher links after opening it in TFF, and listed TFF as an option... go figure lol. So yes, I selected it and then with best of intentions selected the option to open all gopher links with TFF automatically. Then the infinite loop happened and all but locked up TFF. Bizzarre.


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#7 2015-04-22 15:56:51

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Yeah, don't do that. TenFourFox will offer to open gopher links as a convenience, but OverbiteFF needs to be installed (disclosure: I wrote it also). You can get it from

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … verbiteff/

At one time TenFourFox would give you a message that this was required. This broke and I haven't had a chance to fix it in recent versions due to higher priority bugs.

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#8 2015-04-23 08:57:35

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

It makes a nice gif smile :
Accelerated-for-PowerPC.gif

Btw, recently discovered gopher and your site, very cool !

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#9 2015-04-23 14:54:16

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Accelerated-for-PowerPC.gif

The Devil made me do it. tongue

Last edited by jt (2015-04-23 14:58:22)

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#10 2015-04-23 15:23:51

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Saved for future use big_smile


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#11 2015-04-23 15:28:46

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Hypnotic isn't it ?

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#12 2015-04-24 00:15:15

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

galgot wrote:

It makes a nice gif smile :
http://galgot.free.fr//transit/Accelera … owerPC.gif

Btw, recently discovered gopher and your site, very cool !

Gopher is such a good fit for vintage computing. My Commodore 128 can parse a gopher menu with good performance, and it is extremely quick on a classic Mac. Plus its hierarchical nature feels so much more organized.

Nice gif-ification!

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#13 2015-05-02 05:18:14

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Spotted it again on the Mac version of Chaos Control, which I found on some auction site we dare not mention. Perhaps this is unique to Infogrames titles, though I can't imagine why.

Perplexingly, the Mac version of that game appears to be available only in French. I tried rewriting the index file with big endian integers to get the DOS version (which _is_ in English) to be playable by the Mac binary, but it dies with a mysterious "Signature" error which suggests I have corrupted some checksum somewhere.

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#14 2015-05-02 09:20:59

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

Started a modest blog where to post about my Macs obsession and so on... Used that gif on the page (not looped) :
http://galgotsmacs.blogspot.fr
Looks good smile Thank you for finding that mov !

Last edited by galgot (2015-05-02 09:21:52)

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#15 2015-07-07 19:24:08

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

I can't say I recall that particular animation -- the logo, yes... just not the animation part...


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#16 2015-07-10 04:18:20

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Re: Oddity of the day: "Accelerated for PowerPC" animation

I had to take it and make it into an never ending loop without the dim or blink.
Accelerated-for-PowerPC-loop.gif

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