ReBirth RB-338 v.2.0

I’m not a big sequencer as I’m just terrible when it comes to music. But apparently on Wikipedia Propellerhead had set the download free, although download links now are inoperable.

After a lot of googling around I found it split up on one of those annoying download sites. So I spent the night waiting for stupid timers, training an AI to sport automobiles & intersections (lol redlight camera training), and as a reward I got the download.

ReBirth on Qemu under Windows 95

I installed it on the floppy version of Windows 95 on Qemu where it needed IE 5.01, Direct X, Winsock 2 & Windows 95 SP1 updates (among others…) and yes it works!

Included in the downloads is some assists so you can run it on Windows 10 x64 if you are so inclined.

Also there is some MacOS X images, although I haven’t tested them. I need to drag my G5 into my office to try it, but it’s getting late, and I want to go home.

I put the download up over on archive.org. You can download it here:

https://archive.org/details/ReBirth-338v2.0

6 thoughts on “ReBirth RB-338 v.2.0

  1. Careful, those aren’t Mac OS X images! ReBirth was never ported to OS X. I’ve never tried running it under Classic but it might work. Better to get a G4 or anything else that will boot directly into System 7.6MacOS 9.1.

    IIRC it ran on PowerPC 601s but I have never personally run ReBirth on anything slower than a 180MHz 603e which had lots of horsepower to spare.

    • Which makes sense, as I didn’t see how a 1997 product supported an OS that came out in 2001. I have Classic running on my G5, so it ought to work. I hope.

  2. Huh. Funnily enough, the 64-bit patch is the one I made shortly after Propellerhead made Rebirth freely available. Never thought I’d see it floating around still – I barely tested the Re-Wire plugin using ACID Pro because I was still very much a noob when it came to using it. Actually, I still am 😉

    Amazing to see it still surviving on the net – it was quickly chucked together in an hour or so; from what I recall, it was just a repacked installed and renaming a DLL to allow everything to play nicely. That and converting the WRI readme to an RTF.

  3. Wow, thanks! 🙂 Minimal requirements:
    NT4 or Win95

    Installed on: bare 480MB ide vhdd as a virtualbox guest, sb16, nomidi, original NT4SP1 OEM installkit.

    Before that I’ve performed only one unsuccessful attempt: latest nt3.51 vm from winworldpc, and after rb338 install at first start: “gfo nt4+/win95/98 or better” message appeared. What a f! 😛

    Not just nostalgic mood, it is still usable nowadays. However, never ever tried on powerpc classic nor osxclassicenv. TBD

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