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The wait is finally over, MacFlim v1.0 is here!

Demonstration video of MacFlim

This is the first public release of MacFlim, the Macintosh flim player. Whichever Macintosh you have, if it is a 512x342 one with ample disk space, you will be able to admire many flim clips, in their glorious silent black and white.

How to install MacFlim 1.0:

Beware, flim files are big. How big? Well, think huge, but bigger than that. You want a SCSI2SD (if you can make sense of the different models), or a RaSCSI (if you like soldering), or a BlueSCSI (if you don't live in the EU) to store them. There is alos the MacSD which I know nothing about, but looks neat.

Download any of the below:

  1. Raw dsk file (307 Kb), containing just the MacFlim application. You will need to download some flims from below.
  2. Stuffit! 1.5.1 file (250 Kb), containing just the MacFlim application. You will need to download some flims from below.
  3. Raw dsk file, zip compressed (197 Mb), containing the MacFlim application AND the sample "Buster Keaton" flim.
  4. Stuffit! 3.x file, (206 Mb), containing the MacFlim application AND the sample "Buster Keaton" flim in a folder.

You can then download a few sample flims, in various dowload format (the content is identical, just choose the format the most appropriate for your setup).

Choose your format

  1. Raw flim file, zipped. Maximal compatibility between modern machines.
  2. Stuffit 1.5.1 file, containing the flim (often quite large). Maximal compatibility for vintage macs
  3. Stuffit 3.x file, containing the flim. Suitable for many Mac-based setups.
  4. Raw flim, uncompressed. There is little need for this, but is provided in case none of the compression works.

For u/charonpdx:

Here is a version of Matrix Bullet Time at 12 fps ONLY, compressed with Stuffit! 1.5.1. This makes it a smaller file, 9Mb compressed and 11.4Mb uncompressed, that can useful to test on low end mac.

Beware, due to defects in MacFlim 1.0, you need to:

A) Launch MacFlim, open "Flim/Tuning..." and choose 5 for the buffer size. This will make the app require only 218880 bytes for playback buffers. Closing the dialog will quite the app.

B) Launch the app, and SELECT "Flims/Prefers Fullscreen" and UNSELECT "Flims/Prefers High Quality". This will make MacFlim open the correct (and only) stream from the file. Preview (windowed mode) will be gray, as it displays a lower resolution stream that is not included.

C) Open the file once by pressing the COMMAND key and using "File/Open Any File As Flim..." once (if you downloaded the file without its type).

D) Playing from the UI, or double-clicking the file in the Finder should launch the flim. Let me know how it goes.

As you may have noticed, there is no flim on cyclimse. This is as expected.