MECC

MECC, the Minnesota Education Computing Consortium (later, Minnesota Educational Computing Corp.) churned out a huge number of educational and other titles for all kinds of computers. Oregon Trail most likely the most notable. They sold their software to schools, and they updated things relatively regularly, so archiving them is a daunting task. Here’s where I’m putting things that I have scanned and imaged. Some of these things are available already on mecc.co, that’s definitely a place you should look for more MECC stuff. Where I have working disk images, I’ll link them in. Where I have non-working disk images I probably won’t, for now at least. Until I get them working.

I cannot say that I understand the numbering scheme, but most MECC products have a catalog number, often of the form A-nnn, at least for the Apple II titles, but I’ve seen A-1nnn variants, and ones without the A- as well. It seems that for at least a few titles, Sunburst distributed MECC software as well. All very confusing. I’ll sort things below alphabetically by title, rather than by catalog number.

Note for the moment: manual scans and disk scans are here, the disk images are coming.

Circus Math (A-109)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Right of Way (A-115)

Disk (v1.1): PDF

Puzzles and Posters (A-116)

Disk (v1.6) copy 1: PDF

Disk (v1.6) copy 2: PDF

Space Subtraction (A-145)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Subtraction Puzzles (A-146)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Multiplication Puzzles (A-147)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Mastering Math Worksheet Generator (A-151)

Disk (v1.1): PDF

Paint With Words (A-158)

Disk (v1.3): PDF

Miner’s Cave (A-213)

Disk: PDF

Manual: PDF (photocopy)

Wood Car Rally (A-214)

Disk: PDF

Manual: PDF (photocopy)

Murphy’s Minerals (A-221)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Manual: PDF (photocopy)

Elementary Vol 2: Language Arts (703)

Disk (v3.1): PDF

English: Parts of Speech (746)

Disk (v1.4): PDF

Computer Generated Mathematics, Volume 1 (757)

Disk (v1.1): PDF

Grade Manager (771)

Disk (v1.1): PDF

Writing a Narrative (776)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Mind Puzzles (A-780)

Disk: PDF

Manual: PDF (photocopy)

Problem Solving Strategies (A-784)

Disk (v1.4): PDF

Manual: PDF

Early Addition (A-788)

Disk (v1.3): PDF

Processing Words (813)

Disk (v1.0): PDF

Backyard Birds (A-216)

Manual: PDF

Conquering Fractions (+, −) (A-204)

Manual: PDF

Estimation: Quick Solve I (A-258)

Manual: PDF

Estimation: Quick Solve II (A-259)

Manual: PDF

Grammar Monsters (A-272)

Manual: PDF

Communikeys (A-248)

Manual: coming

Market Place (A-160)

Manual: PDF

Paper Plane Pilot (A-281)

Manual: PDF

The Oregon Trail (H-106)

Coming, have a couple of versions of this.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you for undertaking this effort. I have a fairly good collection of MECC disk images, and I have a complete (or nearly complete) list of all the Apple II products that MECC ever published. I can also explain the numbering scheme. I am happy to share any of these with you, which may be helpful for your ongoing efforts.

    • Great, thanks! There are a few people who have been working with the MECC titles, and would probably have a pretty complete list as well. The information here is a bit old. But, it would certainly be useful to collate the information together. There are about three people working with mecc.co, and they have had at least some contact with former MECC employees, and the modern-day cracker/archivist 4am also has a fairly elaborate list. One thing that’s particularly tricky about MECC is that they updated their titles fairly often, so even within the individual titles there are multiple versions. I know that there are efforts to try to get them all, but it’s a challenge.

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