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  • Submitted: Dec 05 2013 03:28 AM
  • Last Updated: Dec 05 2013 03:28 AM
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  • Downloads: 153

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Sorry, Links Dead Rama

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Game Description:
Rama is a first-person adventure game developed and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1996. The game is based on Arthur C. Clarke's books Rendezvous with Rama and Rama II and supports both MS-DOS and Windows 95. It is the second Rama game to be produced. Earlier, a text adventure with low-resolution semi-static view graphics for every visited location was released in 1984 by Telarium (a sub-brand of Spinnaker Software, previously called Trillium until forced by a lawsuit to change the name) and ported to systems such as the Apple II and Commodore 64. In 1998 a PlayStation version was released in Japan.

As in many Myst-like adventure games, the player is an anonymous character; an astronaut who is assigned to replace the late Valeriy Borzov who died during the mission under mysterious conditions, as the introduction explains. Much of the gameplay is done with the "wristcomp", a device that is used for communication with other characters and mapping or transport to other locations. The player also has in possession a small android based on Puck which will comment and give descriptions of the surrounding objects or events (therefore used as an interface element for examining objects).

Personal Notes:
Added on Request.

Four years ago, a gigantic cylindrical object entered the solar system. The International Space Agency (ISA) named it Rama and sent an expedition named 'Newton Team' to investigate and find its purpose and origins. They soon discovered that Rama is a hollow, rotating cylinder with enormous cities, populated by other alien species that have been collected during its travels: Myrmicats (seen in images but never encountered in the game), Avians, Octospiders. The 'native' beings of Rama are the Biots (biological robots) constructed by the aliens who built Rama, and are a part of it.  The player at first must investigate the area known as "the Plains" and find items that will help solve the logical/mathematical puzzles. Two Raman cities, nicknamed "London" and "Bangkok" by the expedition crew, will be visited in order to learn more about the species that accompany the astronauts. To proceed, the player must solve "complete with the shape which is logically missing" puzzles as well as mathematic exercises in the octal and hexadecimal number systems.  After the Plains have been explored (actually when the player has managed to reach and obtain all the useful inventory items), Rama changes towards an impact course with Earth and a special team inside the expedition (originally consisting of Heilmann, Borzov and O'Toole) proceeds to the "Project Trinity" and arms a bomb network to destroy Rama and its inhabitants.

The player is then free to explore the island within the Cylindrical Sea, nicknamed "New York", that is the location for one of the bombs. While there, the player learns that Rama's course has diverted away from Earth and is no longer a risk, but the bombs have already been armed to explode in six hours. Unfortunately, O'Toole who knows the code to disarm it, is lost, and during the six in-game hours, the player has to interpret the code and find the bomb in order to disarm it.

The epilogue implies a sequel, which was already scheduled for production, but was never completed.

Port Info:
Full CD version - containing both speech and sound - Dosbox UB Port using DosBox 0.74. - Cd Check has been compromised but nothing has been ripped. Game manual has been included.

- Switching cds - hit ctrl+fn+f4.... then hit enter.

Minimum System Requirements:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- CPU: Intel Core Processor
- RAM: 512MB
- Video: nVidia 8xxx Series or AMD 3xxx or 4xxx Series Video Card recommended
- about 1.95 gigs of Hard Drive Space required

Known Issues:
None really, however please note that this game has not been tested on Macs with GMA 950 Chipsets though it should work.

Mount the .DMG Drag the Harvester.app to your App Folder (or wherever) - Eject this disc image - click and play. Do not play off the mounted image, or saving will not work.

Recommend using jdownoloader http://portingteam.c...s-the-easy-way/

How do I download from linksave? - http://portingteam.c...s-the-easy-way/

Game Videos:




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Well done!  Play is good on my iMac some ticking in the audio now and then but definitely a treat to have this old classic game to play.  Thanks.
Encountered a problem. The Dosbox change CDs commands:  fn + ctrl + F4 or ctrl + F4 do not work on my iMac wireless keyboard during gameplay.  Forgot to hit enter after the commands above.  Works like a charm.  Thanks for the help
After that hit enter - or mouse click.

If that does not work send me the save file. It may just be an issue with wireless keyboard (though I doubt it).
I did finally figure it out on my own... duh!  I'm now through 2/3rds of the game.  Thanks for the quick response.
How do I download this game for WIndows? I am running WIndows 7. The jdownloader is just confuding. I'd really appreciate any help you can give me to get this game running, since it appears that they aren't going to make a movie of this classic quadrilogy.

Thank for your time.
This is a Macintosh site. Not a Windows site.
Please fix the link

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