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OREGON TRAIL 1990, DELUXE, DELUXE WIN, II +1Clk Macintosh OSX Install

OREGON TRAIL 1990, DELUXE, DELUXE WIN, II +1Clk Macintosh OSX Install

$ 24.00

Actual Game 


The Oregon Trail Collection

Oregon Trail 1 1990 DOS
Oregon Trail Deluxe 1992
Oregon Trail Deluxe for Windows 1993
Oregon Trail 2
Oregon Trail History 

1-Click Install
Macintosh OSX

(MECC 1996)

My games are genuine, install in one step, look, sound and play in Macintosh OSX like they did in the old days, or your money back. This is my unconditional guarantee for three years.

This listing includes the original game CD. An on-screen printable manual is also included. The box is pictured for reference and is not included.

I will also provide a compatibility CD that will allow the games to run under OSX versions 10.6 and higher. This covers any Macintosh made since late 2009.

Verify your version: From the Apple menu (upper left of screen) select About This Mac.

One step: Insert my CD and the games will automatically work on your computer. Done. Yes, it's that simple.

Want to play? Click the icons. Want the game off your computer? Move the games to the trash. Zero hassle.

Rapid response technical support for three years is always an e-mail or phone call away.

In the extremely rare event I cannot get this title to work on your system I will take it back for a full refund. All I ask is minimal assistance from you during the troubleshooting process.


The Game
In 1996 MECC released a compilation CD to commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Oregon Trail. The CD includes:

1. The 1990 DOS edition of The Oregon Trail
2. The 1992 DOS edition of The Oregon Trail with updated graphics aka Oregon Trail Deluxe.
3. The 1993 edition of the The Oregon Trail Deluxe, ported to Windows.
4. The Oregon Trail II
5. A video recounting the history of the game, including the schoolteacher who came up with the idea for the game.

All of the games, and the video, will run on any Macintosh made in 2009 or later.

Oregon Trail History
One of the favorite games of my fondly remembered childhood is a text based adventure called Oregon which was released in 1975 on a time-share mainframe setup called the Michigan Terminal System (aka MTS). I first played the game in 1977 using a teletype terminal connected to a PDP-11. It was a magical and intense experience having to hunt for survival, forage for food, and defend my settlers from Indians by typing very quickly when prompted. I was quite the weathered trailblazer when I impressed all the kids in my class with my completed printout of the journey. Although utterly primitive by today's standards, the excitement of trying to survive the Oregon trail, controlled by a hulking mysterious machine far away, was a brand-new experience to children just before the onset of the digital age.

I was not alone in my fondness for the game. In 1973, a few years before the Oregon adventure was written, the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (aka MECC) was created and funded by the State of Minnesota. The state had the foresight to create an organization that would help schools on a statewide basis to plan for the use of computers. MECC was designed to develop educational computing programs for Minnesota school students, but also to join joint practices between K-12 an higher education. MECC ran a large, centralized timeshare that schools across the state could call into via telephone network. MECC created a central library of resources which served thousands of teletype terminals across the state. By far, one of the most popular educational tools was a game called Oregon. Put it this way: If you were a child in the 70s, and your school was one of the fortunate few with time-share computer access for its students, chances are you tried Oregon. And when the first PCs appeared in 1977 MECC began to transfer the best of their programs from the timeshare library to diskette -- all materials were programmed for the Apple. Thus was born The Oregon Trail for the Apple ][.

The title was so popular that MECC began to sell its software across the country at profit and used the money to fund the educational effort in Minnesota. In the late 1980's, MECC became the Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation -- it was sold to a North American venture capitalist, for $5 million. Within one year, it was sold again to The Learning Company -- for $250 million. The MECC offices in Minnesota were closed in January 1999.

As both a gamer and nostalgia nut Oregon will always be a fond memory. The MECC is no more but its spirit lives on in the form of The Oregon Trail series, which shows no sign of slowing down. Each new version adds features, makes the gameplay more intuitive, while maintaining excitement of the journey.


Oregon Trail 1 - 1990

Oregon Trail Deluxe

Oregon Trail Deluxe for Windows

Oregon Trail 2

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