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PEASE Pippin Compatible Kit (or PEase, short for Pippin Ease) is a CD-ROM-based shell which allows Pippin consoles to launch applications from a simplified alternative to the Macintosh Finder desktop. It resembles Apple Computer's own At Ease launcher.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

PEASE was developed by Maki Enterprise, which referred to the project as "Tiny OS".[2] A demo version was included on Pippin SDK CD DR1, which was released in Japan in May 1996.[3] The demo was authored with Party by Maki Enterprise.[4][5]

FeaturesEdit

PEASE is bundled with utility applications, such as an Appleshare server tool and a flash memory backup tool.[6] Printing from the Pippin is supported through a limited number of Apple printers.[7] It supports saving data to a floppy disk or MO drive through a Pippin expansion dock.[8] PEASE can also launch the Finder as an application (if the filetype of the latter is changed to APPL).[9]

GamesEdit

The following games are included on the CD-ROM:

  • Gold Digger
  • Gold Pusher (restricted shareware)[10]
  • Invaders!
  • MacPipes 2.0.2
  • Shatterball
  • Tangram 3.2
  • Tetris Plus

ReleasesEdit

PEASE version 001 was the first to be released in 1996 as a standalone product for the Pippin.[11]

On June 15, 1996, PEASE version 002 was bundled with Pippin Atmark consoles sold in Japan in a new lower-priced "Atmark body set".[12] It was nearly identical to the original release, except for the addition of a "Tablet Paint" (タブレツトペイント) HyperCard stack and support for the keyboard and tablet.[11]

In January and March 1997, PEASE was included on the Mac Bin CD-ROMs bundled with the Japanese edition of MacUser to allow Pippin consoles to navigate the disc contents.[13] Support for PEASE was discontinued on April 1, 1997, after the introduction of its successor PEASE Turbo.[14]

PEASE TurboEdit

PEASE Turbo (version 2001) is a substantial update from the original release of PEASE that shipped on November 30, 1996.[14] However, it was not made available as an upgrade for existing users. It adds support for QuickTime audio and video media, and improves support for launching applications networking.[15] It works with Pippin ROMs from rev. 1.0 to 1.3, but rev. 1.2 or later is required for MO drive support.[16]

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. PARTYは楽しい! (Japanese, Shift JIS) by Harurira (はるリら), AsahiNet. 2000-06-09. Accessed 2019-02-03.
  2. Development History (Japanese), Maki Enterprise. 2007-10-22. Accessed 2019-02-03.
  3. Le SDK DR1 de la Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2019-02-03.
  4. Le SDK DR1 de la Pippin by Pierre Dandumont, YouTube. 2019-01-31.
  5. Party マルチメディア オーサリングツール (Japanese), Maki Enterprise. Archived 1997-04-28.
  6. Apple Bandai Pippin flash memory backup by Pierre Dandumont, YouTube. 2016-09-25.
  7. La liste de mes jeux Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-11-18.
  8. Un lecteur MO dans la Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2016-11-26.
  9. Hacking the Pippin by Phil Beesley, Vintage Macintosh. 2007-10-22. Archived 2017-08-17
  10. PEASE (Japanese), PIP-TIPS. Archived 1999-10-04.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Les deux versions de Pease pour Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-08-20.
  12. ピピン@アットマーク店頭販売、単体販売開始!!, Bandai Digital Entertainment (Japanese). Archived 1997-10-25.
  13. Let’s Play Apple Pippin: MacUser (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-05-20.
  14. 14.0 14.1 News Flash, Maki Enterprise. Archived 1997-04-13.
  15. PEASE Turbo FAQ, Maki Enterprise. Accessed 2017-04-16.
  16. PEASE Turbo Support Page, Maki Enterprise. Accessed 2017-04-16.

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