Could you please explain a little more. You said:
"I have a copy of this program downloaded from the author on my Mac running OS 10.5.8. I also have an old Mac LCII with HyperCard, but can not find a way to transfer the files"
Are you saying that you have an OS 7 version of HyperCard running on your MacBookPro but you want to load the book from an older computer? If so, what process did you use to load HyperCard? Are you saying that you downloaded a version of HyperCard directly to your laptop and it works just as downloaded?
If that is the case, then are you looking for a way to get the LCII online to upload the files?
Can you reveal the location of the download?
Hi, and thanks for taking interest in this rather strange situation I am in.
HyperCard is not available for the OSX, so the only files I have on my MacBook is the ebook (wich I defined as a program). HyperCard is running on my LCII. So what I am trying to do si to transfer the HyperCard files from my MacBook to my LCII to be able to read them. The LCII is only equipped with a floppy drive, no USB or WiFi. And the two operating systems, OSX and System7, does not communicate well...
I have borrowed a USB flopppydisk drive from a friend, and I'll see if I can transfer the files from my MacBook to a System7 formated floppy disc. If so, the problem may be solved.
The transfer from OSX to System7 went well. The files were compressed using Stuffit, so I used an old iBook with Classic running OS9 and decompressed the files with Stuffit Expander, then transfered the files to a System7 formatted floppy disk and inserted them into my LCII. HyperCard then played the files on the old computer. What a relief.
I would prefer to read the ebook on a new computer, but that seems to be difficult. So when the old macs are gone, so will this kind of litterature. Unless someone would take the time to take screenshots and create the same document in Flash or similar.
In the last week I recovered my Mac Color Classic and got it to startup. I've been searching for a copy of HyperCard for sometime.
Do you still have the install disks - and if so could I borrow them (will happily cover costs)?
Please let me know - or if you know of another way to find them.
Post back with the name of a large city near you. We may be able to find you a user group that can help you out. We are in the middle of a move to enable us to offer a Mac Museum so our copies are packed up.
I still have the original disks, but they are most probably designed for a LCIII only. HyperCard is not specified on the disks, they are only called "Install 1 & 2". I can give you a copy of the HyperCard program, but I doubt this will work, since it is not the install version. I am greatful if Appaloosa can open up a Mac museum for original install files of different old OS's and programs.
Often it is possible to convert Hypercard stacks with Supercard or with LiveCode (former Metacard). LiveCode becomes now open source. It is believed to be the Hypercard of the 21th century: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755283828/open-source-edition-of-livecode