Installation of The Barrier
This web page marks the first Internet release of The Barrier Frames, in a
cross-platform version that should run on a wide variety of systems,
including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. The Barrier Frames was originally published by
Eastgate Systems, but the rights have been returned to the author.
The version available here is nearly identical in function to the
original. It is available in two packagings: “all-in-one” and “image
file”. Most readers will probably want to download the all-in-one
version. This is a single zip file, which will run on Windows,
Macintosh, and Linux. The image file is a Squeak image which will run on
any system that already has a Squeak virtual machine installed
(compatible with Squeak 4.3 or later). Squeak is open source
software licensed under the Apache and MIT licenses.
The Barrier Frames does not
currently “play” in the browser. However, installation is quite
simple, and does not have any side-effects, such as registry
settings on Windows.
1. Download the file Barrier_frames.zip
2. Unzip to a directory of your choice.
3. What you do from here depends on your Operating System:
You should have a folder called
Barrier_frames.app in the directory into which you unzipped
Barrier_frames.zip. Double-click the icon for this folder. You
should now have an icon for
Double-click this icon. The Barrier Frames should launch.
You should have an icon called
Barrier_frames in the folder where you unzipped
Barrier_frames.zip. Double-click this icon. The Barrier Frames
Change to the directory into which
you unzipped Barrier_frames.zip. You should have a directory
there called Barrier_frames.app. Change to this directory.
(preferably in the background). The Barrier Frames should
In case of trouble, please E-mail me.