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Appearance Manager 1.0.4
The only change in the Appearance 1.0.4 SDK from the Appearance 1.0.3 SDK is the updated .Keyboard font 3.1 that shipped with Mac OS 8.6. All other information in the SDK is the same. The 3.1 version of the .Keyboard font contains fifteen additional glyphs for displaying the function keys F1 to F15 in menus and dialogs.
Important: You should only install components from this SDK into a System Folder whose version is 8.1 or earlier. Do not install components from this SDK into a System Folder whose version is 8.5 or later, as the functionality is already included in the System file in those releases.
Download File Size: 3.7 MB
Apple Airport 2.0.4
AirPort 2.0.4 software works with all versions of AirPort cards and base stations. If you are using AirPort 2.0.4 with earlier versions of the Apple AirPort Card and/or Apple AirPort Base Station, your hardware may be upgraded with new features and capabilities including 128 bit encryption.
Note: Earlier versions of the AirPort Base Station (Graphite) cannot be upgraded to 128-bit encryption.
Download File Size: 8.7 MB
Apple CD-ROM 5.4
Software that lets you use an Apple CD-ROM drive with your Macintosh computer. Previously only available from Mac OS 8.0.
Download File Size: 96 Kb
Apple Displays 1.7.1
Replaces all previous versions of Apple's monitor software. Including Apple Vision and Multisync Monitors.
Download File Size: 96 Kb
Apple DVD Player 2.7
The Apple DVD Player is a full-featured, software only DVD player for Mac OS 9.1 and later. This version adds unified support for all Macintosh G3 and G4 models that shipped with AGP graphic display cards, including support for both the ATI and Nvidia graphics cards. It is not compatible with the DVD hardware in the Power Macintosh G3, PowerBook G3, and Power Mac G4 (PCI graphics) series computers.
Download File Size: 1778 Kb
Apple Game Sprockets 1.7.5v1.1
Apple's extensions for making games both easier to use and to develop.
Download File Size: 879 Kb - Apple Game Sprockets 1.7.5v1.1
Apple/GV 56K Modem Updater 1.1.3
Includes Apple/GV 56K Updater 2.200 and Apple/GV 56K Updater v1.001. The Apple/GV 56K Updater 2.200 installs the V.90 protocol. If you have updated to the V.90 protocol and discover that your ISP only supports K56flex, run the Apple/GV 56K Updater v1.001 to install the K56flex protocol.
Download File Size: 867 KB
Apple Modem Updater 2.0
The Apple Modem Updater will update modems in the PowerBook G3 Series, iMac, Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White), and Power Macintosh G4 (PCI and AGP) computers. The updater installs version 2.3 of the Conexant firmware which contains the latest versions of both the V.90 and the K56flex protocols. The modems can use either the K56flex or V.90 protocols and will automatically negotiate with the service provider to use the appropriate one.
After you have updated the modem you may notice that the connection speed that is reported when you first establish a connection may be lower than it was prior to the upgrade, however the modem throughput will be at least as good and often better than before the upgrade. Throughput is the measure of how quickly a certain amount of data is transferred from one modem to another. It is important to remember that the connection speed that is reported is only the initial connection speed. The modems will adjust their communications speed as line conditions require. A faster connection speed does not necessarily indicate a higher throughput, factors like resending data due to noise on the phone lines will lower overall throughput.
Download File Size: 1289 KB
Updates for your Apple printer.
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter 4000 Update 1.0 File Size: 1725 Kb - Released: July 10, 2000 - Mac OS 9 fix for the Color StyleWriter 4100 and 4500
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter 6000 Series 3.1.1 (Disk 1 of 3) File Size: 442 Kb - Released: August 5, 1997 - Use for the Color StyleWriter 6000 Series
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter 6000 Series 3.1.1 (Disk 2 of 3) File Size: 1165 Kb - Released: August 5, 1997 - Use for the Color StyleWriter 6000 Series
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter 6000 Series 3.1.1 (Disk 3 of 3) File Size: 804 Kb - Released: August 5, 1997 - Use for the Color StyleWriter 6000 Series
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter 2500 2.2.1 File Size: 2268 Kb - Released: January 15, 1997 - Use for the Color StyleWriter 2200, 2400 and 2500
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter 1500 2.2.1 File Size: 2068 Kb - Released: January 15, 1997 - Use for the Color StyleWriter 1500, StyleWriter, StyleWriter II, and StyleWriter 1200
Direct Download - Apple Color StylerWriter Pro 1.5.2 File Size: 203 Kb - Released: March 25, 1995 - Use for the Color StyleWriter Pro
Direct Download - LaserWriter 8.6 File Size: 3588 Kb - For all systems Previous to Mac OS 8.5 - released March 24, 1998
Direct Download - LaserWriter 8.6.1 File Size: 3097 Kb - Mac 0S 8.5x only - released March 24, 1998
AppleScript lets you automate tasks you do on your computer. Using AppleScript and the scriptable applications and scripting additions included with Mac OS 9.2.2, you can automate
changing appearance settings
adding an alias to the Apple menu
opening, renaming, and moving files and folders
arranging folder windows
backing up your hard disk
connecting to servers and shared disks
printing groups of documents
setting up network connections
Download File Size: 1.5 MB
Claris Emailer 2.0v3
Apple's original foray into email.
Download File Size: 5.6 MB - Version 2.0
Download File Size: 595 Kb - 2.0 to 2.0v2 Updater
Download File Size: 2.8 MB - 2.0v1 or 2.0v2 to 2.0v3 Updater
Disk Copy 6.3.3
For images in the new NDIF format. Disk Copy is a utility application that will mount disk images on your desktop, make exact copies of floppy disks from a disk image, convert disk images from one format to another, and create a disk image from a mounted volume or individual folder.
Download File Size: 753 Kb - Disk Copy 6.3.3
Download File Size: 39 kb - Disk Copy 4.2
CarbonLib 1.6 delivers improved functionality for Carbon-based applications on Mac OS 8.6, all Mac OS 9 releases and Mac OS X.
Download File Size: 2963 Kb
Drag and Drop 1.1
Macintosh Drag and Drop 1.1 includes the Macintosh Drag and Drop file, the Clipping Extension file, and the Dragging Enabler file.
Download File Size: 1.8 MB
Font Manager Update 1.0
The Font Manager Update extension fixes the following problems in the Mac OS 8.6 Font Manager:
Corrupt FOND resources: Under certain circumstances, the Font Manager in Mac OS 8.6 may create a corrupt resource inside some applications or fonts. When this occurs, fonts with corrupted resources cannot be moved and some third-party font management tools may crash.
Bad character height: In Mac OS 8.6, the height of characters in Apple's Japanese and Traditional Chinese fonts is one pixel shorter than in Mac OS 8.5, leading to problems displaying, editing, or printing text.
Download File Size: 312 Kb
G3 Firmware Update 1.1
Install the Power Macintosh G3 Firmware Update on all blue & white Power Macintosh G3 Desktop systems to achieve improved PCI performance.
Download File Size: 871 KB
G4 Cube Firmware Update 4.1.9
The G4 Cube Firmware Update 4.1.9 will run only on G4 Cube models running Mac OS 9.1 or later from a local hard disk. If you are using Mac OS X on your Cube, you must start up from a local Mac OS 9.1 or later writeable partition (not a CD or network disk) before following the update instructions.
Download File Size: 1273 Kb - Power Mac G4 Cube Firmware Update updater to version 4.1.9
G4 Firmware Update 4.2.8
The Power Mac G4 Firmware Update 4.2.8 will run only on Power Mac G4 and Macintosh Server G4 models with AGP graphics running Mac OS 9.1 or later from a local hard disk. If you are using Mac OS X on your Power Mac G4 or Macintosh Server G4, you must start up from a local Mac OS 9.1 or later writeable partition (not a CD or network disk) before following the update instructions. Firmware Update 4.2.8 includes improvements to starting up Mac OS X from the local hard disk, FireWire target disk mode, network startup, gigabit networking (on systems with gigabit hardware), and system stability. This update also adds support for additional security options that allow the Open Firmware to be password-protected.
Download File Size: 1263 Kb
Utility to allow you to view and use Hypercard stacks.
Download File Size: 1674 Kb - HyperCard Player 2.4.1
Download File Size: 5.1 MB - HyperCard Update 2.4.1
iBook Firmware Update 4.1.7
The iBook Firmware Update 4.1.7 will only run on iBook computers running Mac OS 9.1 from a local drive. If you are using Mac OS X you must boot from a local Mac OS 9.1 writeable partition (not a CD, or network disk) prior to following the update instructions.
Firmware Update 4.1.7 includes improvements to Firewire target disk mode, network booting, gigabit networking (on systems with gigabit hardware), and system stability. This update also adds support for additional security options which allow the Open Firmware to be password protected.
This update also contains changes from earlier Firmware Updates. This update adds support for 256 megabyte (MB) memory modules and improved support for using a USB storage device, such as an external hard drive, as a startup disk.
Download File Size: 1 MB
iMac Firmware Update 4.1.9
The iMac Firmware Update 4.1.9 will only run on iMac computers with slot-loading CD or DVD drives running Mac OS 9.1 or later from a local drive. If you are using Mac OS X you must boot from a local Mac OS 9.1 or later writeable partition (not a CD, or network disk) prior to following the update instructions.
Download File Size: 1266 Kb - iMac Firmware Update updater 4.1.9
Internet Config 2.0.2
The Internet Configuration System was designed to make your life easier by reducing the number of times which you need to enter your Internet preferences into the various preferences dialogs of all your Internet applications.
Download File Size: 164 Kb - version 2.0.2
Download File Size: 164 Kb - version 1.4
Mac OS ROM Update 1.0
Based on customer and developer feedback, Apple has made improvements to its software for the iMac, blue & white Power Macintosh G3 and bronze keyboard PowerBook G3 Series customers. The Mac OS ROM Update 1.0 replaces the Mac OS ROM version 1.4 with version 1.6, which includes the following fixes:
Fixed an intermittent issue where after startup the keyboard/mouse does not respond when a mouse is attached to the top USB port and a keyboard attached to the bottom USB port."
A possible crash on the PowerBook G3 when removing an attached USB keyboard at the same time as putting the unit to sleep.
Hot swapping a media bay device into a bronze keyboard PowerBook G3 would not always recognize the device.
Using the Target Disk Mode feature on the bronze keyboard PowerBook G3, a user can only use the SCSI ID setting of 2. Before you install your iMac, Power Macintosh G3 or PowerBook G3 must have Mac OS 8.6.
Download File Size: 2089 Kb
Mac OS 7.6.1 Update
The Mac OS 7.6.1 Update improves the reliability of Mac OS computers.
This update is for the U.S. English version of Mac OS 7.6 only.
Download File Size: 4708 Kb - Net Install - Macbinary file
Download File Size: 7 Kb - L2 Cache Reset Extension - For 54xx/64xx Macs only - Released April 21, 1997
Mac OS 8.1
This software updates Mac OS 8.0 to Mac OS 8.1, which includes bug fixes and feature enhancements. For complete information, please see all documentation included with this software.
Download File Size: 15,966 Kb - Macbinary fileDirect Download File Size: 1193 Kb - Disk Tools for PPC -You may want this to install OS 8.1
Mac OS 8.5.1
Some bug fixes for System 8.5.
Download File Size: 2999 Kb
Mac OS 8.6
This software updates Mac OS 8.5 or 8.5.1 to Mac OS 8.6, which includes bug fixes and feature enhancements. For complete information, please see all documentation included with this software.
Download File Size: 35,427 Kb
Mac OS 9.0.4
Mac OS 9.0.4 Update provides additional FireWire and USB support, enhances networking and power management, and improves audio, video and graphics functionality.
Note: After successfully installing Mac OS 9.0.4, return to the Software Update Control Panel and click "Update Now" to find and install additional important updates that depend on the presence of Mac OS 9.0.4.
Download File Size: 12,578 Kb - English North American
Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.1 Update is designed to support today's Mac OS 9 customers and ease the transition for tomorrow's Mac OS X customers. The Mac OS 9.1 update delivers additional support for Multiple Users and iTools services, and Sherlock 2 has a new channel, Entertainment, making it easy to find movie reviews or your favorite song.
Download< File Size: 71.2 MB
Mac OS 9.2.1
Mac OS X includes a copy of Mac OS 9.1 so you can use your Classic Mac OS 9 applications natively in Mac OS 9.1 or in the Classic compatibility environment in Mac OS X. To use a Classic application, just double-click it. The Classic environment starts automatically. Be sure to update your installation to Mac OS 9.2.1 for improved Classic application compatibility.
Mac OS 9.2 supports Mac OS X compatible computers You can install this version of Mac OS 9.2 on any of the following computers: Power Mac G4, Power Macintosh G3, PowerBook G4, PowerBook G3 (except the original PowerBook G3), iMac, and iBook.
Download< File Size: 82 MB
Mac OS 9.2.2
The Mac OS 9.2.2 Update improves Classic application compatibility in Mac OS X and delivers updated support for Macintosh systems that are based on the PowerPC G3 or G4 processor.
Download File Size: 21.3 MB
Mac OS Runtime for Java 2.2.5
MRJ 2.2.5 is an upgrade to MRJ 2.2.4 which addresses several problems affecting JAR caching, network behavior and users of 2-byte international systems.
Download File Size: 5290 Kb - MRJ 2.2.5
Download File Size: 3691 Kb - MRJ 1.5.1 - Released November 4, 1997
Version 2.0.1 Works with MacTCP even on 68000 macs.
Download File Size: 56 Kb - version 2.0.1
Download File Size: 125 Kb - version 2.5 - requires System 7.5 or higher
Download File Size: 95 Kb - version 2.5.3 - requires System 7.5 or higher
MacTCP for your classic Mac.
Direct Download File Size: 1.9 MB - MacTCP 2.0.6
Download File Size: 61 Kb - MacTCP 2.0.4 to 2.0.6 updater
Apple's component architecture.
Download File Size: 1207 Kb - OpenDoc 1.2 - File 1 of 3 - Released March 26, 1997
Download File Size: 990 Kb - OpenDoc 1.2 - File 2 of 3 - Released March 26, 1997
Download File Size: 822 Kb - OpenDoc 1.2 - File 3 of 3 - Released March 26, 1997
Download File Size: 3324 Kb - OpenDoc 1.2.1 - This version requires Mac OS 8 - Released September 12, 1997
OpenGL for Macintosh enables your computer to display three-dimensional graphics using applications designed to take advantage of OpenGL.
Download File Size: 4101 Kb - version 1.2.1 - released January 9, 2001
Open Transport 1.1.2
Open Transport is the modern networking architecture for Mac OS. It includes built-in high-performance AppleTalk and TCP/IP protocols stacks, and support for third party protocol stacks.
Download File Size: 7344 Kb - version 1.1.2
Open Transport/PPP 1.0
The first Open Transport native PPP. Note: Mac OS 8 and higher come with OT/PPP 1.0.1 or better.
Download File Size: 1512 Kb
Text to speech and speech recognition.
Download File Size: 1741 Kb - English Speech Recognition - Mac OS 8.5 or 8.6 only - Version 1.5.4
PowerBook Firmware Update 4.2.9
The PowerBook Firmware Update 4.2.9 will only run on 550MHz or 667MHz PowerBook G4 computers running Mac OS 9.1 or later from a local drive. If you are using Mac OS X you must boot from a local Mac OS 9.1 writeable partition (not a CD, or network disk) prior to following the update instructions.
Firmware Update 4.2.9 includes improvements to Firewire target disk mode when running Mac OS X, and improves starting up on systems with 1gigabyte (GB) RAM and enables Netbooting over gigabit Ethernet.
Download File Size: 1.2 MB
Apple's multimedia architecture.
Download File Size: 10.2 MB - version 6.0.3 For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2
The following files are self-extracting archives of Dual Density disk images. To use, download, decompress, and use DiskCopy or ShrinkWrap to create 8 disks.
System Update 3.0
System Update 3.0 is a set of software enhancements that improves the performance and reliability of Macintosh computers running system software version 7.1, 7.1.1 (System 7 Pro), or 7.1.2 (for Power Macintosh).
This is the entire System 7.5.3, not just an update. This is the North American English version of System 7.5 version 7.5.3, which includes the following system updates: System 7.5 Update 2.0 and System 7.5.3 Revision 2.
Parent Directory Download all 19 parts
System 7.5 Update 2.0
Update your system from 7.5, 7.5.1, or 7.5.2 to 7.5.3. You can also order System 7.5 Update 2.0 on a CD or a high density floppy disk set for $13 shipping/handling plus tax from the Apple Order Center by calling 1-800-293-6617, extension 984.
Download File Size: 15,566 Kb
System 7.5.5 Update
In order to install the update, you must have System 7.5.3. System 7.5.5 Update cannot be installed on earlier versions of System 7.5.
Download File Size: 3123 Kb
Direct Download File Size: 26 KbPowerPC Interupt Extension - Apple recommends installing the PowerPC Interrupt Extension for all customers who have installed System 7.5.5 Update on a desktop Power Macintosh, PowerPC-based Performa, Mac OS-compatible, or on a desktop computer with a PowerPC upgrade card.
Sound Manager 3.2
Available since the introduction of the Macintosh II in 1987, the Sound Manager is Apple's digital audio software solution that allows any application to play and record sounds using the built-in sound hardware found on Macintosh computers. Sound Manager 3.0, released in 1993, added support for 16-bit CD-quality audio, redirection of sound to third-party hardware cards, and plug-in audio compression/ decompression software (codecs).
Sound Manager 3.1 added two new audio codecs, significant performance increases on the Power Macintosh line of computers, and asynchronous alert sounds. It is completely backwards compatible with previous versions of the Sound Manager.
Download File Size: 293 Kb
Thread Manager 2.0.1
The Thread Manager is an operating system enhancement which allows applications, which have been written to take advantage of the Thread Manager, to perform multithreading. Multithreading allows an application process to be broken into simple subprocesses that proceed concurrently in the same overall application context.
Download File Size: 3.7 MB
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