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vision 1.02 (1989) FREE DOWNLOAD (working on mac os 9)

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supernova777:




free download.... a vintage piece of midi / daw history here !!!!!!!! 8)


supernova777:
special thanks to Nick Dynice for providing the screenshots  ;D

motosega:
what OS versions did you test this on?

i'm trying to get this to run on a Macintosh Classic, but i'm having quite a few crashes on system7.1 and system6.08, and system 6.0.4(the version in the mac classic boot ROM) mostly with unimplemented trap errors(which normally indicate a wrong os version)

when this came out was the current system was 6.0.4 or was it designed to run on system 5?

i opened the archive in the basilisk ii emulator then copied the files to a hfs formatted zip disk and then unzipped them with stuffit 5.5 before moving the zip disk to my Macintosh classic. the files don't seem to be corrupt. but it crashes way more than i'd expect for a program that actually shipped.

macStuff:
clearly this version is dated May 9th 1989
but the screenshots are by a guy using it on a modern g3/g4 running OS 9.22 i believe

perhaps its possible that it was hacked/modified in some way to run on more modern systems? thus breaking its proper functioning on the older classic macs? thats just a theory put forward by me to explain what you are experiencing but unconfirmed.
as most people familair with vision know -- it featured copyright protection by way of master floppy disk so thats why im leaning towards thinking that this is not "vanilla" and has been modified to avoid the copyright check somehow, unless nick used a usb floppy enabler + had a key disk? not sure.. scratch that. just rememebered it doesnt even work with a usb floppy, u have to use a real mac with a built in floppy drive to authorize vision properly with a diskettte. sorry its been awhile im rusty on my facts here.

for a guideline to timeline questions of versions you can visit this post made by me:
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,2519.0.html

did u install oms ?
try this old version: http://oldschooldaw.com/opcode/_OMS/1.1.3/

GaryN:

--- Quote from: motosega on May 13, 2019, 06:28:04 AM ---…but i'm having quite a few crashes on system7.1 and system6.08, and system 6.0.4(the version in the mac classic boot ROM) mostly with unimplemented trap errors(which normally indicate a wrong os version)

…it crashes way more than i'd expect for a program that actually shipped.

--- End quote ---
I actually ran Vision on a Plus but it was so long ago I can barely remember. I DO remember using it with 6.08 and by the time i went to 7, I had received updates. I don't think those were absolutely necessary to use System 7 though.

What's more likely and as MacStuff indicated, is a failure to integrate with OMS. It is important now but was critical then to have all of the files in exactly the right places. Because of the typically tiny amounts of memory found in the mini-Macs of the day, the app didn't store any more than absolutely necessary in RAM - preferring to leave it available for sequence data. Vision was made to run all day long on a 512 - and did. So, it would do lookups of stuff as needed. That's probably why it crashes on you sometimes and not others - it depends on exactly what you're doing and whether what it's looking for is found.

Now, do I remember exactly what went exactly where in which folders? Hell no. I hope you have the doc to tell you that, or at least MacStuff does ('cause if ANYbody does, he does). It's not in the manual. Things were supposed to install themselves properly - There was a "ReadMe" on or with those floppies to specify what went where however.

If this doesn't help, take notes about exactly where and where the app crashes and exactly what you clicked etc. that caused it. Maybe that will trigger something in the far back regions of my remaining grey matter…

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