you download a game from this website you are essentially copying
it from my web server to your Mac. This process can take from
several seconds to minutes depending on the speed of your Internet
connection. If you have a very slow Internet connection or if
you would prefer not to download the games, then you might want
to consider the CD-ROM shipping option shown at the bottom of
examples in this tutorial show Mac OS X using the Safari web browser.
However, the process is basically the same regardless of the OS
version or web browser.
page and click on the download button for the version of the Mac
OS that you are using.
OS 8/9 players should click on the "For Mac OS 8/9"
button while Mac OS X players should click on the "For Mac
OS X" button. Clicking the download button will start the
transfer from my web server to your Mac. You can view the progress
of the download in your browser's download window. In Safari,
you can view this window by selecting "Downloads" from
the Window menu.
versions of Mac OS X will display an alert window when the download
is complete. If you see this window then just press the "Continue"
do I find the game once it has been downloaded? The destination
folder for your downloaded files is set in your web browser's
preferences. In Safari, select "Preferences..." from
the Safari menu. This will open the preferences window. Click
on "General" and look at the popup menu next to the
text "Save downloaded files to". This is the location
of your download folder. This setting might appear a little different
in other web browsers, but most work in a similar way.
browsers also allow you to view or open downloaded files by clicking
in the Downloads window. In Safari, once the download is complete
you can view the file by clicking on the small magnifying glass
in the downloads window.
Mac OS X versions of my games are saved in a format called disk
images. These files end in the letters "dmg". Once the
download is complete, a new window should appear on your desktop.
This window will show the icon for the game that you downloaded.
At this point, you are viewing the copy on the disk image. You
should copy this version to your hard drive to complete the installation.
To copy the file, drag the game icon to the desired location on
your hard drive. You can then play the copy on your hard drive
by double-clicking on the game icon.
Mac OS 8/9 versions of my games are compressed Stuffit files.
These files end in the letters "sit". This format makes
downloading much faster. Many Macs are configured to unstuff downloads
automatically. Look in your downloads folder for the game.
If your Mac isn't configured to decompress files automatically,
then you will have to use Stuffit to unstuff the downloaded file
manually. Files can be unstuffed by dragging the downloaded game
icon on to the Stuffit Expander icon. Your Mac should already
have a copy of Stuffit Expander on the hard drive. However, if
it doesn't, then you can download a free copy from http://www.stuffit.com.
The free version, which is all you need to decompress files, is
called "Stuffit Expander".
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