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a Mini vMac Extra


dolaunch-1.2.0.zip (info) a zipped hfs disk image and checksum file. The disk image can be mounted with Mini vMac. Includes source code.

(There is also an Alpha version in development, see below.)

DoLaunch launches an application named “app” in the same folder in System 6 or earlier.

DoLaunch is intended to be used with AutoQuit. AutoQuit is used to assist in “wrapping” an application so that you can use it much as you would a native application for your machine. As described on the AutoQuit page, wrapping an application involves setting it to be the Start Up application on a System 6 or earlier boot disk. However, some applications can not be set to be the Start Up application, presumably due to the bug of not initializing everything that needs to be. (For example, Alice, the first Macintosh game. Or at least the version I’ve seen, which might be an early version as it lacks features described in the article.)

To use DoLaunch, rename the problem application to “app”, copy the DoLaunch application to the same folder, and set DoLaunch to be the Start Up application. Then you can use the rest of the instructions on the AutoQuit page.

See the Compiling page for instructions on compiling DoLaunch from the source code.

Alpha version in development

The binary of the Alpha version is so far identical to the stable version above, but the source code is different, being ported to ReAsm.

Download Alpha

dolaunch191208.zip (info) a zipped hfs disk image and checksum file. The disk image can be mounted with Mini vMac. Includes source code.

Here is the md5 checksum for the Alpha download, signed with Gryphel Key 5:

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1cd0757f75de96e1ca7ff6c560db534d dolaunch191208.zip

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You can redistribute DoLaunch and/or modify it under the terms of version 2 of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the included file COPYING.

DoLaunch is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the license for more details.


If you find DoLaunch useful, please consider helping the Gryphel Project, of which it is a part.

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