Glider
Glider
1.0.4

4.5

Glider free download for Mac

Glider1.0.4

23 June 2014

Fly paper airplanes.

Overview

Glider... Fly a paper airplane through houses avoiding obstacles and collecting gold stars. Non-violent. A great game for children.

Note: The commercial version of Glider available in the MAS is an updated version of the classic Glider Pro application developed by John Calhoun. His classic version is still available for free and is linked to above as an alternate download.

What's new in Glider

Version 1.0.4:
  • Fixed an issue with the (pesky) grease

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64 Reviews of Glider

5
Anonymous
27 April 2005
Version: 4.0

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This game is the love of my life. I've played it since I was four and it's still good. If you have kids put them on this before any of that violent crap and they'll grow up to be good people.
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Xenophile
23 June 2014
Version: 1.0.4
Another great game for children: fold a piece of paper into a paper airplane, and fly it around objects in the room! It's also over 100x cheaper than this silly game.
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umaromc
01 December 2011
Version: 1.0
What I'm not getting is that this publisher's website, "softdorothy", doesn't mention the author's name and the AUTHOR'S website, http://homepage.mac.com/calhoun/Glider%20PRO.html states that Glider PRO is FREE with links to downloads for the OS X and OS 9 versions. You can play for free online as well since one Mark Arenz teamed up with Calhoun, the game's owner after Cassidy & Greene went under, to create a FREE, Flash-based version; http://www.ridiculopathy.com/games.php?gamename=glider
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5
Noraa
01 December 2011
Version: 1.0
It's alive! Perhaps not free anymore (but for $1.99 - can you really complain?), but works on Lion, has high-res graphics, and is just generally awesome. Ahh, nostalgia is wonderful
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3
Mac007
01 December 2011
Version: 1.0
Nice little game from the past but it tends to run a little jerky on my Intel MacPro with OS 10.7.2 and 7GB's of memory. Since this is only version 1.0 I'm hopeful it will improve.
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Neutralzone
01 December 2011
Version: 1.0
Description is inaccurate...I remained addicted to this game long after childhood! :) Nice to see it back.
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5
-M-S-
28 July 2010
Version: 1.1.0
So cool to see this still running great under Mac OS X 10.6.4. A blast from the past!
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5
Machacker
16 September 2006
Version: 4.0
It makes me sad that Cassady and Greene needed to go bankrupt. They had Pieces of the best mac software EVER. And im just glad to see this again on my OSX - Even free!
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Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 4.0
cool game. i like it very much!
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Nano
03 August 2005
Version: 4.0
Two different browsers reported a faulty link & no download even started. The browsers were Safari & Internet Explorer.
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4.75
Anonymous
22 June 2005
Version: 4.0
I've been playing this since childhood, on an old LC II, but know it's for OSX! This is great guys, you should at least try it. (I still have the floppy discs from the old version!)
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Anonymous
21 June 2005
Version: 4.0
I love this game!
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5
Anonymous
27 April 2005
Version: 4.0
This game is the love of my life. I've played it since I was four and it's still good. If you have kids put them on this before any of that violent crap and they'll grow up to be good people.
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5
Elanna
21 August 2004
Version: 4.0
Thank you for creating Glider and Glider Pro
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Anonymous
27 March 2004
Version: 4.0
This game really brings back the memories. I love it! One of the best, original games ever created, unlike some of the 3D slop that's being released these days. Many thanks to John Calhoun to releasing this for free!
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 4.0
i used to play this when i was young. great game, thanks for releasing it as freeware!
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5
Anonymous
16 November 2003
Version: 4.0
There is no Windows version and there is a 9 version. Its on the closed down cassidy and greene site. Their giving away copies for free because their out of buisness. I have the first copy of this game of floppies. Good game, been playing it for years
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3.25
Anonymous
03 November 2003
Version: 4.0
i like this game a lot. i play on it with my friends at school, but does it work on Windows?
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Anonymous
07 October 2003
Version: 4.0
If you issue a GetInfo against the Glider Pro OS X version, you will see no version number specified in the GetInfo window. If you issue a GetInfo against the OS 9 version of Glider Pro, you will see that it is version 1.1.2. There is no version 9.
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3.25
Ardillero
07 October 2003
Version: 4.0
My version says it's Glider Pro 9. The demo mode which runs completely through the house is very nifty, but the one with the single room looks impossible to get the star. Where exactly are you supposed to enter the serial number (it must be a secret)? As a lifetime aficienado of paper airplanes, I can appreciate this whimsical game. Building the houses looks challenging, but how about a new version that lets you create your own airplanes? Looks like an enjoyable game, once you get the hang of it. Imaginative.
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Anonymous
06 October 2003
Version: 4.0
This game is not interesting, has bad graphics, has bad midi music, and is not difficult. Overall, this game is just a waste of time. Maybe it is good for children though, but doubt it.
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3.75
Anonymous
05 October 2003
Version: 4.0
Update- finally got it to recognize the number. Looks like a great game. Would be nice with some documentation. May take awhile to figure out the configuration.
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Anonymous
05 October 2003
Version: 4.0
would be nice if the registration number was accepted. It asks for a 13 digit number. I type in the 14 digit number included with the game and it says it is incorrect. Tired over and over again with no results. Can't rate.
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5
Anonymous
05 October 2003
Version: 4.0
sweeet...gosh the memories
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5
Anonymous
05 October 2003
Version: 4.0
I used to play glider on my old IIcx in system 6.0.4 in 1989... with a whole 16 colors and 1MB ram... glad to see glider & glider pro being rereleased for free...
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5
Bastibense
05 October 2003
Version: 4.0
Woot! Ten years back (when I was six years old) I used to play Cristal Quest and Glyder, sometimes even Sky Shadow (anyone remember that? :). OLD SCHOOL!!!
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4.25
Anonymous
04 October 2003
Version: 4.0
My jaw dropped when I saw John Calhoun had released Glider as freeware. What a boon! Playing it now reminds me of the fun I had with it when I was fifteen (playing Glider and Crystal Quest led me straight to state college instead of the ivy league :). Thanks for the memories and the creative effort!
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5
Dremwkr
04 October 2003
Version: 4.0
A favorite. Well done! A game that sould be on every mac!
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4.5
Michael-Welsh
04 October 2003
Version: 4.0
John, you're a prince of a fellow to offer Glider-Pro 4.0 free. I remember playing it when I had a MacPlus and have never gotten over the addiction. This is a truly great, Macintosh game. And, check out the merchandise on John‘s site. Good stuff!
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Anonymous
04 October 2003
Version: 4.0
"In a Cheesey Sort of Way?" ???? To the person who posted that response, you simply don't have much background with the Mac. Glider was one of the best games on Mac or PC (it was never released for PC in the beginning) at its debut. I suppose you're an UT2003 junkie. That's all Great. However, you need to try to understand the roots of it all, of which Glider was a major part. AND, games such as Glider could REALLY stand a COMEBACK with the current dearth of such games, and the longing of the community for a simply innocent, yet fun & detailed game.
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4.5
Anonymous
30 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
An awesome nonviolent game. Fun and challenging for all ages. It is a nice change of pace from the violence found in other games. I played this game on my classic. When I went to PC I bought the PC version. Now I am back to mac and am thrilled it is available for OS X. Thanks John Calhoun!
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3.75
Anonymous
15 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Verry good, in a cheesy kind of way. Verry FREE!! Verry entertaining. Did I mention it was FREEEEEEEEEEE!!?
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4.25
Anonymous
05 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Okay, now who can port the cheat editor from OS 9 so we can max everything out (planes, bands, batts, etc.)? My kid's playing the "edited" (hacked) Classic version and having a grand time flying through rooms I'll never get to on my OS X machine---unless someone can update the Editor! (-:,
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Anonymous
04 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
This is great. I still have the original where you had to get passed a cat and other obstacles. It was in black and white and I would play it on mac os 7 I think.
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4.25
Anonymous
03 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
prior to Mac OS X, i was never a mac user, and so i didn't get to play this game when it came out, but it's definitely one of the greatest cheesy Mac games ever. it's good to see that it was ported to Mac OS X, so that people can continue to be amused by and enjoy this game. thank you, John Calhoun.
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4.75
Trogdor
02 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
This is one of the greatest games I have ever played. I registered the game and used to play it nonstop way back when it was first released. Now that it has been re-released for OS X, my love for the game has been rekindled. Plus, now everyone can experience the love that I have for the game, now that it is free. Also, last but not least, this version is much more stable than the ones previously released for OS X, although I have gotten the occasionaly crash when I leave the game alone for a few minutes.
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Anonymous
01 August 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Ditto to what the others have said. I used to play this on my Dad's old LC - it was great fun! A big thank-you for making it free; it's very generous of you.
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5
Anonymous
31 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
John Calhoun, you are awesome! I've played Glider on my LC years ago and loved it. Thank you so much for releasing it as freeware!
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5
jnaron3
31 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
I never played Glider Pro much, but the original Glider was one of my favorites. Glider Pro is the same thing, but better, and now it's free! Thank you for your generosity. It is such a pity that more developers don't make such generous contributions to the community. Kudos to you!
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4.75
MikeWelsh
31 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Again, thank you for your generosity.
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4.75
Anonymous
31 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Absolutely GREAT game! I spent all my time yesterday playing this. It's a miracle that I stopped now to write this review. Must continue! :)
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5
Anonymous
31 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
More proof of the nets power to inspire...
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Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
John, thanks for re-releasing this for OS X. I had spent many enjoyable hours in 9 playing with this! I'm glad it's back
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Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
John, thanks so much for doing this. This game is an important part of Mac history, if you ask me. I can even play it under Basilisk II -- the free 68K Mac emulator on a PC (and of course, on my macs, too).
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4.75
Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Glider Pro is a terrific game. I haven't played it since I was on OS 9, but with its availability for OS X -- and freeware to boot! -- I've downloaded it and know I'll have many happy hours with it. Thanks to the creator for such a wonderfully generous gift.
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Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
THX a lot, John, it's still a great fun game :-)
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4.75
Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
I have such fond memories of this game from my days learning the Mac on a IIcx. It's very kind of you to gift us all with a free version to run on our new hardware and OSX. Thanks for hours of fun!
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4.75
Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Simple, non-violent and ADDICTING
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4.5
Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
So at least one good thing has come out of the demise of Cassady & Greene. A big "Thank You!" to John Calhoun for being such a cool guy and making this awesome game available for free.
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Anonymous
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
The game downloads as a disk image that opens in OS X---there's no need to start Classic at all. I've missed this game since the days I played it on a B&W Mac Plus---great to see it back, in color, for System 10! John Calhoun rocks for posting it as freeware now that C&G has gone belly-up.
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5
Papyjac1
30 July 2003
Version: 3.1.2
J'ai joué ce jeu en noir et blanc sur un Mac SE ... Il ya fort longtemps ! Mais je constate que son auteur a su le faire évoluer de façon magistrale. Bravo !!!
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3.75
Wilma
13 July 2003
Version: 3.0.1
Good game! Does anyone know how to make your own houses? E-mail me!
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3.5
Anonymous
15 May 2003
Version: 3.0.1
How odd to say it's for Mac OS X and then to package it in a self-extracting archive that requires starting Classic. It's not even a really good port. And the music is annoying as all get-out.
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5
Spencer Bullock
06 April 2003
Version: 3.0.1
My Son Will injoy this game. He's been bugen me to get it!
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5
syujiro ide
28 March 2003
Version: 3.0.1
good
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Anonymous
17 October 2002
Version: 3.0.1
The download is not v3.0.1, but v1.1.2. What's going on?
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1
horsy/disco bob
06 August 2002
Version: 3.0.1
This must be the worst bloody game on earth.
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4
Anonymous
22 April 2002
Version: 1.1.2
very good
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5
Anonymous
22 April 2002
Version: 1.1.2
very very good
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4.5
Splash
02 April 2002
Version: 1.1.2
A really easy game to play, recommened for anyone!
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4
splash
26 March 2002
Version: 1.1.2
A game that anybody and everybody can play!
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5
Anonymous
11 November 2001
Version: 1.1.2
good game!
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5
Anonymous
01 October 2001
Version: 1.1.2
How odd, to ask for a review before the file has been downloaded...!
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5
Anonymous
17 September 2001
Version: 1.1.2
This game is da bomb !!
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3
Anonymous
23 July 2001
Version: 1.1.2
pretty good my favorite is yipe!
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