Binhex For Mac

66 Items[06-Jan-2011]

In Mac OS X, you’ll have to use Disk Utility to properly burn the image to a CD. Once you’ve got the CD, you’ll need to get a few files off of it and onto your vintage Mac OS 7.x partition. This is a file-decompression program for Classic Mac OS. It can decompress BIN (MacBinary), HQX (BinHex), SIT v1.5.1, SIT v2, SIT v5, gz (gzip), zip, uue (UUEncode) files. BinHex is a third party application that provides additional functionality to OS X system and enjoys a popularity among Mac users. However, instead of installing it by dragging its icon to the Application folder, uninstalling BinHex may need you to do more than a simple drag-and-drop to the Trash.

BinHex is especially useful for Mac OS 9 and earlier because it combines the data and resource forks of a file and preserves them during transfer. Recognizing BinHex files. A BinHex file usually has a.hqx extension at the end of its name. The contents of a BinHex file will show a message on the first line, identifying it as BinHexed, followed. BinHex 4.0 (Mac abandonware from 1984) To date, Macintosh Repository served 1256024 old Mac files, totaling more than 239545.6GB!

Colossal Cave, the original 350 point version,compiled for Mac OS X by Troy Fullwood.

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Colossal Cave, 550 point versionbased on the Unix C version by Ken WellschMac version 1.1 by Anthony C. Ard

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Adventure 2.5.m2, the 430 points version ofColossal Cave by Donald R. Woods (1995),ported by Jacob Munkhammar(C source code is ingames/source/Adventure2.5.tar.gz,a DOS executable is ingames/pc/,an executable and source code for the Amiga is ingames/amiga/adv430.lha = games/source/adv430.lha)[14-Feb-2018]

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American Angst, by m3g1dd0.

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Babel, release 3.1, by Ian Finley.(a machine-independent TADS version is ingames/tads/Babel31.gam,a DOS executable is in games/pc/Babel.exeand the original competition entry is ingames/competition97/tads/babel/babel.gam)


Colossal Cave Revisited v1.0A remake of Crowther and Woods' original adventurewith a full sentence parser, with complete TADSsource. TADS version by Dave Baggett. Freeware.Macbinary format.[file is linked to games/source/tads/ccr.sit.binand to games/adventions/mac/ccr.sit.bin]


Same as above, but BinHex format.[file is linked to games/source/tads/ccr.sit.hqxand to games/adventions/mac/ccr.sit.hqx]

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Chicks Dig Jerks, by Robb SherwinRelease 2 / Serial number 991124WARNING: This game contains adult language andsituations and is not intended for children.(a machine independent zcode game file is ingames/zcode/chix.z5,an MS-DOS version is in games/pc/chix.exe,and the original competition entry is ingames/competition99/inform/chix/chix.z5)

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Crystal Cave version 2.2. by Kevin O'Gormanbased on and intended as a sequel to Colossal Cave(source code, though not the same as this version wascompiled with, is in games/source/crystal.tar.gz)

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Curse of Vengeance, release 1.3TADS adventure by Scott C. McNab

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Deep Space Drifter, written with TADS byMichael J. Roberts and Steve McAdams(shareware, source code comes with registration)

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Dracula's Castle, by Al Staffieri Jr.'Defeat the evil vampire, find the treasurehidden on the island, and leave the island withthe treasure.'Mac Classic executable.

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Dracula's Castle, by Al Staffieri Jr.Mac Carbon executable (OS 8 to OS X).

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A Dudley Dilemma version 1.2 by Lane Barrow(a DOS version is in games/pc/;source code is in games/source/agt/

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Dungeon, the more or less public domain versionof the original MIT Zork, version 3.2B.Andrew Plotkin ported this version to C andadded the Glk interface.(source code is ingames/source/dungeon-glk.tar.Z)[25-Aug-2014]

Dungeon, the more or less public domain versionof the original MIT Zork, version 3.2B.Andrew Plotkin ported this version to C andPierre Tremblay added the OSX interface.

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The Dungeons of Dunjin version 4.4,by Magnus Olsson. BinHexed Compact Pro archive.This is not just a port of the MS-DOS game butmakes use of the Mac's user interface.

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Enhanced release 3/941004,the first (and so far the only) part of theCyberventure trilogy; a cyberpunk SF adventureby Hans Persson and Dominik Zemmler

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Elizabeth Hawk's Forever Always: a RomanceNovel Game, written by Iain Merrick.(the original entry to the RomanceNovelComp is ingames/mini-comps/rncomp/,and a machine independent TADS .gam file is ingames/mac/

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Four in One, an Interactive Marx Brothers Comedyby J. Robinson Wheeler.Release Version 1.1.7 20000710.(the original competition entry is ingames/competition98/tads/fourin1/,a machine independent TADS .gam file is ingames/tads/fourin1.gam,an MS-DOS executable is in games/pc/, andsource code is in games/source/tads/

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The Frenetic Five vs. Mr. Redundancy Man(The Frenetic Five Epsiode 2), version 1.2,interactive fiction by Neil deMause(The machine-independent TADS .gam file isavailable as games/tads/

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The Frenetic Five vs. Sturm und Drang version 1.1,interactive fiction by Neil deMause(The machine-independent TADS .gam file isavailable as games/tads/frenfive.gam, a Windowsexecutable in games/pc/, andthe original competition entry is ingames/competition97/tads/frenfive/frenfive.gam)

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Adventure in Humongous Cave, David Malmberg's AGTversion of Adventure, ported to Inform by Al Golden.Release 1 / Serial number 000001(a machine-independent Z-code game file is ingames/zcode/HugeCave.z8 and a Windows package is ingames/pc/

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Hunter, in Darkness.A Cave Crawl by 'Dave Ahl Jr.' (Andrew Plotkin)Release 4 / Serial number 991119(a machine-independent zcode game file is ingames/zcode/huntdark.z5;the original competition entry is ingames/competition99/inform/huntdark/huntdark.z5)

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Katana, version 2.0, by Matt Rohde, inMacBinary format.(a machine-independent TADS game file is ingames/tads/katana.gam)

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Katana, version 2.0, by Matt Rohde, inBinHex format.(a machine-independent TADS game file is ingames/tads/katana.gam)

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Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup,by Paul O'BrianRelease 11 / Serial number 000806(a machine independent zcode game file is ingames/zcode/LASH.z8, and anMS-DOS executable is in games/pc/


The Legend Lives! v1.0An Unnkulian Universe Unventureby Dave BaggettSelf-extracting archive in MacBinary format.[file is linked to games/adventions/mac/legend.bin]


Same as above, but in BinHex format.[file is linked to games/adventions/mac/legend.hqx]

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Lost, a science fiction text adventure,version 2.0.2.Shareware by Jeffrey Hersh; his rating: hard.(TADS source code is ingames/source/tads/,a compiled game file is ingames/tads/,a DOS executable is in games/pc/

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some Easter eggs from Lost New York (see below)and what you can win if you find them,by Neil deMause[file is linked to games/pc/lostny.egg and togames/tads/lostny.egg]

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Lost New York version 1.4,a time-travel TADS adventure by Neil deMauseThe built-in hint system is disabled in thisfreeware version; type REGISTER to see how toget the full version.Macintosh executable and instructions.(a machine-independent TADS .gam file isavailable as games/tads/lostny14.gam, and a PCexecutable is in games/pc/

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MacWesleyan: An Everyday Nightmare, version 1.0TADS adventure by Neil deMause(PC University, the DOS version, is ingames/pc/

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Modernism version 1.0, by Jacob Solomon Weinsteinincludes both 'Waiting for Godot' and 'No Exit'


The New Castle, version 9.0. Written by Dan Gahlinger,based on Castle, written by Barry Wilks on a VAX/VMScirca 1983.(an MS-DOS version is in games/pc/, anda Linux version is in games/linux/newcastle.tgz)


solution to Everybody Loves a Parade, a commentaryon the genesis and development of the game, andsome programming tips for TADS beginners,by Cody Sandifer[file is linked to games/pc/parade.txt, togames/tads/Parade.comment.txt, and tosolutions/Parade.comment.txt]

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Everybody Loves a Parade, by Cody Sandiferrelease 2.3(a machine-independent TADS game file is ingames/tads/Parade.gam, a DOS executable isin games/pc/, and a Windowsexecutable is in games/pc/[18-Mar-2018]

Intel 32-bit version of PolyAventures to play 16games whose sources are found on If-archive:AdventureCastle, BattlesStar, BeyondTesseract,BeyondTitanic, CaveAdventure, Chimaera,CrystalCave, Dinkum, Dungeon, DungeonsOfThuria,Island, MysteryMansion, Napoleon, SoftPorn,SuperNova and World. Need 10.4 or up.MacOS interface by Pierre Tremblay.[18-Mar-2018]

Intel 64-bit version of PolyAventures to play 16games whose sources are found on IF Archive:AdventureCastle, BattlesStar, BeyondTesseract,BeyondTitanic, CaveAdventure, Chimaera,CrystalCave, Dinkum, Dungeon, DungeonsOfThuria,Island, MysteryMansion, Napoleon, SoftPorn,SuperNova and World. Need 10.6 or up.MacOS interface by Pierre Tremblay.

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The Great Archeological Race! version 1.3TADS adventure by John LaBonney


The Horror of Rylvaniaby D. A. Leary for ADVENTIONSPlayable DEMO v1.0, Macbinary format.[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/rylvania.sea.bin]


Same as above, but BinHex format.[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/rylvania.sea.hqx]

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Outside Satyricon Version 1.52,an illustrated text adventure by Ben Sharvy(Crunchy Pickle Software).

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Save Princeton version 2.0 for the Macintoshby Jacob Solomon Weinstein and Karine Schaefer

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Shade, a brief story by 'Ampe R. Sand'(aka Andrew Plotkin).Release 3 / Serial number 001127(a machine independent zcode version is ingames/zcode/shade.z5,and the original competition entry is ingames/competition2000/inform/shade/shade.z5)

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The Light: Shelby's Addendum. Quest Adventure #3,version 2.1, release 19960901, by Colm A. McCarthy.Macintosh package by Neil K. Guy (tela design).Macbinary format.(a PC executable of this game is ingames/pc/; a system-independent TADS.gam file is in games/tads/

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Same as above, but BinHex format.

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Small World release 3, a Miniature Text Adventureby Andrew D. Pontious(a machine-independent TADS game file is ingames/tads/SmallW3.gam;the original competition entry is ingames/competition96/smallwld/smallwld.gam)

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Son of Stagefright - A Pleasant Day at the Theaterin Three Paranatural Acts; by Mike McCauley.This game won the 3rd Annual AGT Game WritingContest.(a DOS executable is in games/pc/,source code is in games/source/agt/

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Sunset Over Savannah, An Existential Vacation,by Ivan Cockrum. Version 1.0.4, 8/2/98.(a machine-independent TADS version is ingames/tads/savannah.gam,a Windows version is ingames/pc/,and the original competition entry is ingames/competition97/tads/savannah/savannah.gam)


Text Adventure Games 1.0, by Steve Lidie.Contains versions of Adventure and Qork (amodified Zork) from DECUS FORTRAN sources.[16-Nov-2017]

The Dream Self, by Florencia Minuzzi.(a Windows version is ingames/pc/,and the original competition entry is ingames/competition2017/The Dream Self/)

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Transylvania, by Antonio Antiochiafor 16-bit Macintoshes only.See games/appleII/penguin/Index for copyright.

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The Underoos that ate New York!by Gerry Kevin Wilson(a machine-independent TADS .gam file is ingames/tads/underoos.gam, a DOS executable is ingames/pc/


Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventureversion 3.0.1 by D. A. Leary[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/unnk1v301.sit.bin]


Same as above, but BinHex format.[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/unnk1v301.sit.hqx]


Unnkulian Underworld II: The Secret of Acmeversion 3.0 by David M. Baggett[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/unnk2v30.sit.bin]


Same as above, but BinHex format.[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/unnk2v30.sit.hqx]


Unnkulia One-Half: The Salesman TriumphantIncludes a playable demo of Unnkulia Zero!both games version 1.0, by D. A. Leary[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/unnkhz10.sit.bin]


Same as above, but BinHex format.[file is linked togames/adventions/mac/unnkhz10.sit.hqx]

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VERITAS: A Harvard Game of Interactive Fiction,version 2.0, by James T. Reese(see games/tads/ for a machine-independentTADS .gam file)

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World version 1.07, by J. Doug McDonald,ported to Macintosh OS X (command line only) byThomas Magle Brodersen.This version includes the ability to save andrestore the game, which was missing from theearlier Mac OS 9 Classic port.

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World version 1.07, by J. Doug McDonald,ported to the Macintosh by Thomas Magle Brodersen.This version can save the game to file world.sav,but it cannot restore.(Source code to the DOS/Unix version is ingames/source/;a DOS executable is ingames/pc/;an Archimedes port is ingames/archimedes/world.spk;an Amiga port is ingames/amiga/World_1.07.lha)

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Worlds Apart, an Interactive Fugue,Version 2.1, written by Suzanne Britton.(a machine independent TADS game file is ingames/tads/, and a Windows version is ingames/pc/worlds.exe)

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Zero Sum Game, an Exercise in Fantastic Futility,Release 2, by Cody Sandifer.(a machine independent TADS .gam file is ingames/tads/zero.gam,a DOS version is in games/pc/,a Windows version is in games/pc/,and the original competition entry is ingames/competition97/tads/zero/zero.gam)

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Dungeon, the more or less public domain versionof the original MIT Zork.Macintosh version 2.7M (1.1) by Anthony C. Ard,based on the Unix C version 2.7A

BinHex, originally short for 'binary-to-hexadecimal', is a binary-to-text encoding system that was used on the classic Mac OS for sending binary files through e-mail.[1]

27 relations: AppleSingle and AppleDouble formats, ASCII, Base64, BASIC, Binary-to-text encoding, Checksum, Classic Mac OS, CompuServe, Cyclic redundancy check, Data corruption, Email, Filename extension, FTPmail, Hexadecimal, Info-Mac, Internet, MacBinary, Mailing list, Metadata, Microsoft, Online service provider, Resource fork, Terminal emulator, TRS-80, Uuencoding, ZMODEM, 8-bit clean.

AppleSingle and AppleDouble formats

AppleSingle Format and AppleDouble Format are file formats developed by Apple Computer to store Mac OS 'dual-forked' files on the Unix filesystem being used in A/UX, the Macintosh platform's first Unix-like operating system.

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ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication.

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Base64 is a group of similar binary-to-text encoding schemes that represent binary data in an ASCII string format by translating it into a radix-64 representation.

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BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.

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Binary-to-text encoding

A binary-to-text encoding is encoding of data in plain text.

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A checksum is a small-sized datum derived from a block of digital data for the purpose of detecting errors which may have been introduced during its transmission or storage.

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Classic Mac OS

Classic Mac OS is a colloquial term used to describe a series of operating systems developed for the Macintosh family of personal computers by Apple Inc. from 1984 until 2001.

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CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its initialism CIS) was the first major commercial online service provider in the United States.

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Cyclic redundancy check

A cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is an error-detecting code commonly used in digital networks and storage devices to detect accidental changes to raw data.

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Data corruption

Data corruption refers to errors in computer data that occur during writing, reading, storage, transmission, or processing, which introduce unintended changes to the original data.

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Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ('mail') between people using electronic devices.

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Filename extension

A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name of a computer file.

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FTPmail is the term used for the practice of using an FTPmail server to gain access to various files over the Internet.

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In mathematics and computing, hexadecimal (also base, or hex) is a positional numeral system with a radix, or base, of 16.

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Info-Mac is an online community, news aggregator and shareware file hosting service covering Apple Inc. products, including the iPhone, iPod and especially the Macintosh.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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MacBinary is a file format that combines the two forks of a classic Mac OS file into a single file, along with HFS's extended metadata.

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Mailing list

A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used by an individual or an organization to send material to multiple recipients.

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Metadata is 'data that provides information about other data'.

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Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Online service provider

An online service provider can, for example, be an Internet service provider, an email provider, a news provider (press), an entertainment provider (music, movies), a search engine, an e-commerce site, an online banking site, a health site, an official government site, social media, a wiki, or a Usenet newsgroup.

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Resource fork

The resource fork is a fork or section of a file on Apple's classic Mac OS operating system, which was also carried over to the modern macOS for compatibility, used to store structured data along with the unstructured data stored within the data fork.

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Terminal emulator

A terminal emulator, terminal application, or term, is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display architecture.

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The TRS-80 Micro Computer System (TRS-80, later renamed the Model I to distinguish it from successors) is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores.

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Uuencoding is a form of binary-to-text encoding that originated in the Unix programs uuencode and uudecode written by Mary Ann Horton at UC Berkeley in 1980, for encoding binary data for transmission in email systems.

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ZMODEM is a file transfer protocol developed by Chuck Forsberg in 1986, in a project funded by Telenet in order to improve file transfers on their X.25 network.

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8-bit clean

8-bit clean describes a computer system that correctly handles 8-bit character encodings, such as the ISO 8859 series and the UTF-8 encoding of Unicode.

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