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Product History

May 1989: First release of SuperCard 1.0 by Silicon Beach Software
Initial release.

May 1990: SuperCard 1.5 released
This upgrade features significant speed increases in the
interpreter, a good number of language enhancements, true
list field objects, and included a new configurable Runtime
Editor. Also included new binary callbacks for XCMD

Feb. 1990: Aldus acquires SuperCard when it buys Silicon Beach Software

Dec. 1991: Aldus releases SuperCard 1.6
Major enhancements include the addition of support for
Apple events, the pictureData property of Draw rectangle
objects, the ability to get and set the textData of draw
text objects, enhancements to the "move" command, and
several other language additions.

Feb. 1994: Allegiant acquires SuperCard from Aldus

June 1994: SuperCard 1.7 released
Support for QuickTime and PlainTalk added, along with
filmstrip animation, the "ask list" command, the Dialog
Management Engine as a faster alternative method of
creating dialogs, "switch" statements, and a total of
more than 70 additions to the language.

Oct. 1994: SuperCard 1.7.1 released
Primarily a bug-fix, the version also added the
GetSelected function to obtain a list of selected
objects (this was previously provided in an XFCN),
and a new binary callback to set the pictureData
of draw rectangle objects.

Dec. 1994: SuperCard 2.0 (PowerPC) released
The application was delivered as "fat binary", to
run native on both 680x0 and PowerPC Macs. Also, a
new application called Standalone Maker was added to the
package, which allows the user to create standalones
as either 680x0, PowerPC native, or "fat binary"
applications. Also included are some scripting language
enhancements and several new externals in the Xtend
collection, which is included in the package.

July 1995: SuperCard 2.5 released
Application updated to include support for 24-bit
color, extensive built-in QuickTime control via
scripts (including QT VR), a new screen transitions
"engine," a backdrop window to hide the Macintosh
desktop, a new script insertion command to break
through the 32,000 character limit of scripts, a
cross-referenced in multiply-indexed help system,
better security, menu sets and more.

Oct. 1995: SuperCard 2.5.1 released
Minor bug fixes and two feature enhancements:
filmstrips can now be played with a mask ink,
and the last frame of a filmstrips being played
may be stored as pictureData.

Jan. 1996: Marionet 1.0 released
Allegiant's newest product, allowing Internet
developers to create completely custom applications
that access and manage information across the

SuperCard 2.5.2 released
This version contains minor enhancements to support
greater integration between Allegiant Marionet and
SuperCard, along with minor bug fixes.

June 1996: Marionet 1.1 released
Allegiant enhanced the Marionet product

Oct. 1997: SuperCard 3.0 Released
Features a new file format supporting user properties,
many new language enhancements, and a completely revised
runtime Project Editor.

May 1998: Incwell DMG acquires SuperCard and related products from
Allegiant Technologies.

July 1998: SuperCard 3.5 Announced for release in September.