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From: jr
Subject: Re: Looking for POV-Ray 0.x
Date: 21 May 2021 02:25:00
Message: <web.60a751fdef7e98f379819d986cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Bob" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> > by "regular text files" you mean source code?  you could embark on a "nice"
> > project, getting it (bit by bit) to compile.  :-)  alternatively, maybe use an
> > emulator?  the Google snippet for <https://9to5mac.com> claims: "the emulator
> > allows you to run a wide range of early Macintosh software, from the MacWrite
> > and MacPaint apps supplied with the machine..."
>
> No I mean documentation, changelog...etc. No source code I'm afraid.
> Couldn't find any emulators on that page you linked.

ah, sorry, I'm not a Mac user.  I simply googled "macintosh 1 emulator", saw
more than one result, and quoted the second from the list.


regards, jr.


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From: Bob
Subject: Re: Looking for POV-Ray 0.x
Date: 21 May 2021 07:30:00
Message: <web.60a79995ef7e98f3614e33ab757cdd57@news.povray.org>
I was able to find the sample DAT files and documentation for PvRay 0.5:
https://www.pcorner.com/list/DPGRAPH/PV050DAT.ZIP/INFO/
https://www.pcorner.com/list/DPGRAPH/PV050DOC.ZIP/INFO/
So this suggests that the source file name would also start with "PV050", for
example "PV050SRC.ZIP"... No results for that so far, but this is a good
starting point for further searches. My guess is that there may be something in
a BBS archive somewhere.
What are the chances of someone from the olden days having a personal copy?
Maybe Drew Wells or even David Buck himself?


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From: Alain Martel
Subject: Re: Looking for POV-Ray 0.x
Date: 21 May 2021 12:27:32
Message: <60a7df74$1@news.povray.org>

> This helps actually, I ran a search for PvRay and found a copy for Macintosh on
> an old CD-ROM uploaded to the Internet Archive:
> https://archive.org/details/MacintoshMania1
> Unfortunately I don't know what to do with it as I don't have a Macintosh. I was
> able to browse the contents of the CD on my Linux machine but all the
> executables (?) are reported as zero byte files. Regular text files display
> properly though.
> 

An application for a Macintosh from that time would not run on any 
current Mac. They probably date from before the Power PC chip found in 
the earlier iMac, and would probably don't work even on those.

So, get the source code, if you can, and try to compile on your Linux 
machine.


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