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Following on from my previous article discussing my magazine cover disc collection, I've been poring over a bunch of early CDs and came across a couple of gems I'd forgotten I had; Mac Selection volumes 6 and 7!

 

Mac Selection 6 and 7

 

These are really nice examples of the mid to late 90s "shovelware" phenomenom, where distributors would compile masses of freeware/shareware software onto a CD and sell for profit. As I've mentioned previously, I think that these bottom-feeding vultures have actually unwittingly done us a huge service in preserving acres and acres of obscure software, all in neat little archives on CD. May the Gods smile upon them!

These Mac Selection compilations, from the turn of the millenium, are particularly good, holding a dizzying array of Macintosh software across pretty much all imaginabe genres. There's scant information about them or their producer, a Portugese outfit called Aguia Informatica, on the web but I'd love to get my hands on Volumes 1 through 5, and any subsequent volumes to 7. If you have them, please get in touch!

So, without further ado, here's some links for you to follow to get your hands on their great contents:

Mac Selection 6

Mac Selection 7

The way I have arranged these files is to first compress each of the items of contents of each disk into a Stuffit self-extracting archive, place them all in an appropriately named folder, and then compress that folder into a Stuffit self-extracting archive. My rationale is that; I want these to be easily hosted on the web for simple download; to ensure that the contents are protected when travelling outside the Classic Mac OS; to allow for easy transfer of the downloaded archive from modern computer to a vintage Mac; and to allow for most-universal compatibility for unstuffing in Classic Mac OS. The .sea file format achieves all of these.

To finish up, here's a listing of each collection. Have fun!

MacSelection6:
4th Dimension 6.5.6.sea
A Font for Classical Greek.sea
Address Pad 1.1.8.sea
aerial1.1.sea
AliasMultipler.sea
Animation Maker 3.2.2.sea
Ant Run Pro.sea
AppleSource MP3.sea
AQ3M Lite 1.0.2 .sea
Argybee 1.0.1.sea
Arty's Screen Saver.sea
Audiocorder .sea
Axium.sea
Bakudanjin Demo.sea
Belle Nuit Subtitler 1.0.1.sea
BetterPlayer 1.0.2.sea
BFC v4.1.sea
Big Red Button.sea
Bingo Buddies.sea
BitMapMusic 1.6.1 .sea
Black & Bleu™ 2.0w.sea
BLAZER 1.2 .sea
Blobs 3.1.1.sea
Bloodsuckers .sea
blueberry paper.sea
Borderline Solitaire.sea
BrickBreak v1.2 .sea
BTV View 4.0.1.sea
Bugdom 1.1.3 Update.sea
Buttons.sea
CandiTech.sea
Candy Theme.sea
Captain Bumper 0.59.sea
casino .sea
Casino Rose .sea
Cast Off 1.2.sea
CDFinder 2.8.1.sea
Chapbook 2.1 T1.sea
Chocoletters16.sea
Clean Text for Mac 1.0.sea
ClipClap 1.0.sea
ClipPad 2.0.sea
Cosinor-2.0b5.sea
Crate Man.sea
Crystal Rock 1.2.1.sea
Cutout.sea
Cyclone 1.2.1.sea
Dark Platinum.sea
David's BackGammon 3.7.4.sea
Diaggle.sea
DiapOPict.sea
Digital Juke 1.0.1.sea
Djur jag älskar.sea
DocSearcher 1.0.sea
Dots.sea
Drag'nBack 3.3.3.sea
DropImage 2.5 .sea
DSGTheme.sea
Ease Seller.sea
Eat-o's 1.1 .sea
EBB.sea
English-German Dictionary....sea
Equipper 1.0.1.sea
Euro Convert 2.0.sea
evil.sea
EyeBall Folder.sea
Figheadh T1.sea
File Freak 2.1.sea
FileLift 4.1.1 .sea
FileStrip v1.2.sea
FileTyper 5.5.sea
FinderPop189.sea
Firefallƒ.sea
Flaps.sea
Flash Cards 1.0.1.sea
FloorTiles .sea
Folder Compare 2.03.sea
FoldersSynchronizer 1.9.2.sea
Fontastic! (Font Sampler).sea
FontBuddy 2.0.1 .sea
FontDoctor™ v4.0.3.sea
FontViewer 1.2.sea
FractalDesigner v2.01.sea
FreddySUD Demo.sea
Frog Hop.sea
Gem Jam.sea
Geo3D 1.6b1.sea
GlassWorks Blueberry.sea
GlassWorks Granite.sea
GlassWorks.sea
GolfCard FAT 1.0.sea
Grand Teton Tetris.sea
Greg's Browser 2.7.sea
Groupies 1.0.sea
happyfathersday.sea
HeartCalc V1.2.sea
Hearts 2.0.4.sea
HypnOptic 1.0.3.sea
Image Organizer/Finder 1.....sea
iOrganize 2.5.0 .sea
isaBook 2.1 US.sea
iWrite v1.2 .sea
Jack Daniels.sea
Juxto.sea
Keno Buddies.sea
Kenzo.sea
Klevn Bot.sea
Klondike7.6.1.sea
Last Start?.sea
lime paper.sea
Mac Drumset 1.0.1.sea
MacAST Remote.sea
MacBreadboard.sea
MacBrickout 4.0.4.sea
MacCrypt .sea
MacDim 2.2.1.sea
MacDo1.0.3.sea
MacKnowledge 1.1.sea
MacMAME 3.7b2.sea
MacP3 v1.5.sea
MacPasser 1.4.1.sea
MacSnake PPC 1.2.sea
McAssist 1.1.2 .sea
Mega Minesweeper.sea
Mike's Mighty cursors .sea
MiniCalendar 2.4.1.sea
MiniTrash©.sea
MisterMind 5.5.sea
mp3sapp10.sea
MuchoLauncher1.5.sea
MusiCatalog 3.7.sea
myCheckBook.sea
NetShred.sea
NetTower 1.2.sea
Numzum.sea
Oilcap Pro.sea
OneApp Secret Folder 1.4.2.sea
PaginationPal 2.0.1.sea
Password Generator 2.2.sea
peanuts.sea
PicPops 2.0.sea
PictoGizer 1.0b2.sea
PizzaClock v2.2.sea
Poly 1.06 .sea
Poor Man's Solitaire v2.0.1.sea
Power64 2.7 (en).sea
ProJPEG™ 4.0.1.sea
Quarry.sea
QuickMP3 1.6.sea
QuickShot Deluxe 2 Demo.sea
QXP Images Catalog 2.4 fo....sea
REALmaker 1.0 a15 .sea
Remind.sea
Roll ’m Up! for MacOS.sea
Runes.sea
ScrapIt Pro 5.52.sea
Setting Sun 1.3.2 .sea
Simple Diary 1.3.sea
Sliders.sea
SnapperHead™ .sea
Solitaire House (fat) 1.1.1.sea
Sound Byte.sea
SoundJam Remote.sea
SoundScript 1.0.0b10.sea
Speed Demon 1.2.2.sea
Squark.sea
Squeaky Toy.sea
strawberry paper.sea
tangerine paper.sea
Teacher's Favorite Hangma....sea
Tess 1.03 .sea
text2graphic le 2.0 (e).sea
TextSpresso™ 1.7.sea
The Fontz .sea
the MP3 Alarm Clock 1.4 .sea
The WordsCrosser 1.3.1.sea
Tic-Mac-Toe.sea
Time Saver.sea
Topic Tangle.sea
Tubular Sky Paper.sea
Tugray Paper.sea
UTilities 2.5.sea
V-Trash©.sea
Wallup.sea
Writer.sea
X-System 5.31.sea
ZenMac 2.0.sea

 

MacSelection7:
5x5 Poker.sea
8-ball-emulator-9.2.sea
A&ETracker.sea
Account Buddy 1.0.sea
AceReader.sea
Akeyan.sea
AlarmCall 1.0 Folder.sea
Argybee 1.0.1.sea
AthenMacGr.sea
BayTex Party! Pro 2.5.1.sea
BioAssistant 1.7.sea
BitMapMusic 2.0.1.sea
Black & Bleu™ 2.1w.sea
BlackWatch 1.5.4.sea
Book of Changes 3.3.2.sea
Borderline Solitaire.sea
Breaker 1.6.sea
Brickles Deluxe v1.3.1.sea
ButtonTalk™ 1.4.2.sea
Canoma 1.0 Demo.sea
Chaos Master Demo.sea
Check Folders 1.4.sea
ChrisPerfect 2.0b2.sea
Clipboard Edit 1.0b1.sea
clipEdit 2.1.2.sea
ClipPad 2.0.1.sea
Coaster 1.1.2.sea
CodePerfect 2.1.sea
ConceptDrawDemo.sea
Convertisseur+.sea
CookWare 6.1.sea
Cool Gradients.sea
Crate Man.sea
CreativePage 2.2.sea
Cricket v5.3.sea
CrystalMaker 411 Demo.sea
Cyclone 1.3.sea
Data Loom.sea
DataThief II (FAT) 1.0.3.sea
David's BackGammon Demo.sea
Dhammapada 1.2 .sea
DiapOPict 1.0.7.sea
Diet Sleuth 3.0.1.sea
Digital Juke 1.0.3 .sea
Displacement 1.1 English.sea
Doc Geographer.sea
Doublet Scan v3.1.1.sea
EnemyBomberBalloons.sea
Etchelon Macdoodle 2.1.sea
Etchelon Tracer 3.7.1.sea
EuroCalc 1.1a6.sea
Evolutionary War 1.0.sea
Excalibur 3.0.2.sea
FinalWord 1.2.sea
FontShowcase 2.6.sea
FontViewer 1.3.2.sea
Frans Plants Database.sea
GEDitCOM 2.9.1.sea
Gem Jam.sea
Geometry Calculator 1.5.sea
GobStopperTM.Gobbler.sea
Hang2000-v1.7.2.sea
Henge 1.0.4.sea
HourWorld Live Deskpicture.sea
HTML Converter 1.0.1 .sea
HTML Gorm.sea
HTML Scout 1.2.sea
iAddress 401.sea
iConcentration.sea
iCrash.sea
Image Packer .sea
ImageOrganizer/Finder 1.2.sea
ImageViewer 5.31.sea
Installer Observer.sea
iOrganizer 1.2.2.sea
iSee 1.7.sea
Itivuttaka 1.4.sea
iView Multimedia 3.8.4.sea
iWrite v1.5.sea
izyNote 1.2.5.sea
kamchatka.sea
KKGames 1.05.sea
Launch Pack 1.0.sea
MacArmyKnife.sea
MacBrickout 4.1.sea
MacD 1.6e.sea
MacFIBS 4.5.sea
MacPasser 1.4.2.sea
MacQibla™ 2.1.sea
MacSnake 1.4.sea
MacTrivia4.0.sea
MacZip 1.05.sea
Magic Number 1.2.1.sea
ManicMinefields1 4 1.sea
Mega Minesweeper.sea
MemoBlock 1.6.sea
MemoryPict 7.1.sea
MI Convert 2.6 .sea
Mike's Edge 1.0.sea
Mimic 1.1.sea
MiniCalendar 2.4.5.sea
MPThree 1.0.sea
Mr. Cat's Quest 3.2.1.sea
MuchoThumbs 1.1 Eng.sea
MultiPrefs.sea
MyFontKeys 1.0.1.sea
MyPicture Screensaver 1.01.sea
NAV 6.0 Update English.sea
NetTower 1.3.sea
NewNOTEPAD II 1.9.4-e.sea
ODLog™ 1.1.sea
OneApp Clean Text 1.1.sea
Pads v1.0.2.sea
Peg Solitaire 1.11.sea
people book 3.5..sea
Periodic Table of Element....sea
PhotoPage 1.3a2.sea
PictFader 2.0.sea
PicViewer.sea
Pix Lite 1.0.sea
PixelToy 2.2.sea
PlayerPRO 5.7 Freeware.sea
Pokédex.sea
Poly 1.07 .sea
Poor Man's Solitaire v2.1....sea
Power Windows 2.4.1.sea
Puzz-3D Mini Clock.sea
Puzzle Panic.sea
Quarters v1.04.sea
QuickTile.sea
QuoEdit 0.7.sea
Rapster™.sea
Reckless Drivin'.sea
Remind 1.1.sea
Screener 2.2.sea
Simple Diary 1.5.sea
SimpleImage 3.1.1.sea
SimpleSong 1.7 .sea
SlideRule25P.sea
SmoothType 2.2.sea
SndSampler™.sea
Sound Byte 1.8.1.sea
Sound Studio 1.4.5.sea
Squirrel Kombat.sea
STATsimple 2.0.5.sea
Steel Fighters 1.3.sea
StevePerfect 4.5.sea
SwitchRes 2.4.2.sea
Symbats 1.2 T1.sea
Take Away! Demo.sea
TaskMenuBar 2.2.2.sea
Teacher's Favorite Hangma....sea
Texplore.sea
TextBroom PPC 3.1.0.sea
TextureMagic™ 1.3.2.sea
The Athlete’s Diary 3.2.7....sea
The Calorizer 2.0.sea
The Fontz.sea
The Simpsons Trivia Castl....sea
The WordsCrosser.sea
TiCal-1.0.2.sea
ToolKit PPC 1.2.sea
Tri-BACKUP.sea
Turtle Copy.sea
Turtle Mine Folder.sea
TurtleRace.sea
Twistory 2.2.sea
TypeRecorder.sea
Ultimate LPP 5.5.1.sea
Ultris v1.0.1.sea
UnCoverIt 1.3.1.sea
Verbs & Nouns 2.4.4 .sea
VideoClips Pro.sea
Virus Definitions 2000-10....sea
Website Wizard Second Edi....sea
WhereDidAllMyMoneyGo?.sea
Writer ƒ.2.sea