In-Browser MacOS 7.0.1 Emulation Now Available via The Internet Archive

Posted in Mac on 17/04/2017 by Chris Hauk


If you’ve ever had the desire to go old-school and see what it was like to use a Macintosh running MacOS 7.0.1 back in the Eighties and Nineties, now’s your chance.


A pair of 20MB hard drive compilations contain a full MacOS 7.0.1 environment that runs in a browser, and contains an assortment of applications spanning from 1984 to 1991 has appeared on the Internet Archive, with the entire bundle able to be run inside Safari.

The emulator’s environment is based on the open source PCE emulator, and contains an entire MacOS 7.0.1 system, which includes HyperCard, BBEdit Lite, Mac Draw, and Mac Paint.

In addition to those blasts from the past, users can also try out Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Pagemaker, and an assortment of decompression utilities. Retro gaming-minded individuals can find Risk, Cannon Fodder, and Shufflepuck. All images can be downloaded for local use.

This pair of compilation hard drives contains a full copy of MacOS 7.0.1, along with a range of games, applications, utilities and toys to demonstrate the experience of using an early Macintosh computer.

System Programs: HyperCard, Macintosh Basics, Control Panels.
Applications: BBEdit Lite, MacDraw, MacPaint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Orion, Pagemaker, ZTerm.
Games: Risk, Cannon Fodder, Shufflepuck.
Utilities: HD Setup, Disinfectant, Disk Copy, ResEdit, TeachText, Compact Pro, Mac Gzip, Mar, Stuffit Expander, Stuffit Lite.
Toys: Alarm Clock, Calculator, Note Pad, Puzzle, Scrapbook.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.