The End of a Virtual Era

In 1996 I was producing CD-ROMs for Apple Computer and got the idea to see how far I could push Quicktime technology. To that end, I produced Virtual Gettyburg, which came out in 2002. It originally ran on Mac System 9 and Windows 95. About five years ago I upgraded it so that it would run on newer versions of Windows as well as Mac OSX and Intel Macs.

Much to my delight it still runs great on Windows machines and Macs through Mac OSX 10.5.8. But, as all good things come to an end, it does not run on later versions on Mac OS X (after 10.5.8) nor will it in the future.

In addition to that, I only have less than one hundred copies of the Virtual Gettysburg book, which I will not be reprinting. So I have been thinking about different scenarios so that I can continue to make the content of VG available for sale, although probably in a different format.

I moved out east about ten years ago to work on Virtual Antietam, but although I have it two-thirds done, the technology has changed so much in the last ten years when VG was state-of-the -art, that I have decided to reprogram Virtual Antietam as an online experience, making a lot of the content available on this site for free in the mean time. I may repurpose VG at the same time.