DOS - 1994
Description of Storybook Weaver
Another educational game released by MECC in the nineties, Storybook Weaver is not really a game but a software to create illustrated stories.
The player can create a complete story with text and pictures. Several themes are available to help the player.
The Deluxe version adds a lot to the original version, lots of different objects are available to made much richer stories and illustrations.
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Comments and reviews
James 2018-05-04 -1 point
Finding the same issues as Konker. Can't actually seem to add backgrounds, and clicking objects freezes the game entirely. Running it in dosbox 0.74. Anybody know how to fix this? Would love to play this again. Pretty sure I made a book in this specific version of the game way back in elementary school.
Konker 2017-03-17 4 points
I've managed to run the installation successfully (DOSBox 0.74 with D-Fend 1.4.4) by mounting the folder "storybook" as a virtual floppy drive (edit profile, add a drive as drive "A" with type "floppy disk"). The music is working functionally now, but backgrounds will not add, and clicking on "objects" freezes the game completely.
I remember having this as a DOS game as a child, though of course my memory is not perfect. But IF this is the Mac version, why is it labelled here as DOS, and why does it run NEARLY functionally in DOSBox? Can anyone, an admin perhaps, reliably tell me which this is?
If this is the DOS version, as labelled, can anyone tell me how to avoid this particular crash screen?
BigChap 2016-02-28 0 point
I need this game... I used to play it all the time as a kid! I remember spamming the dollar sign ($$$$) and making the text-to-speech say "dollarsdollarsdollarsdollars" over and over. Lol.
Mya Ndlovu 2015-12-06 -2 points
Thanks for helping me out to be in touch with you on this lovely day and I will send you a message from my heart that you love too much. Thank you very much my dear friend I wish I could see you soon my dear friend. But you have to tell me your name or l would not see you soon.
Barb 2015-10-10 -1 point
I have a story my grand-daughter wrote using Storybook Weaver at the age of 10. I laminated it and used yarn to tie it together as a book. Now at the age of 23, she has just had her first novel accepted for publication.
I would highly reccommend this program for every child. It encourages their imagination and makes writing fun.
soso 2015-08-20 0 point
I need windows version not dos version please anyone help me I need it to my class
Tamika 2015-07-18 -1 point DOS version
Does anyone know where to find the Deluxe version of this?
dolly 2014-12-28 -1 point DOS version
Use to play this on comps at school when i was a little girl lol x
Jo 2014-09-22 -3 points DOS version
My computer won't let it download cause the program is too old :(
wright 2014-08-30 -1 point DOS version
hello everybody l just inallonethis game this going to be fun? typing things making make back ground thing and all ya people better make a better when done l going to see you on mine caft
LasaC 2014-06-29 0 point DOS version
hey i just want to ask, i hope someone replies, why is it this game works at my windows xp but once i'm at the selection screen where you make or read stories, the mouse cursor does not move? it shows a minnie grandfather's clock timer and i'm stuck at the selection screen and can't seem to start the game!. is there anything to fix this? am i the only one experiencing this problem with the game so far?
Sofia Cordeiro 2014-05-15 -1 point DOS version
The game I like best is Story Book Weaver because I've played it before in school and I liked it a lot.it's the best game on this website and if you don't like it we all like different things but I still think it's the best game on this website so deal with it if you don't like this game!
Ravee 2014-01-30 0 point DOS version
After downloading, I am unable to run the install program on Windows 7 as it throws incompatibility error. Can anyone help this please?
Marya 2013-11-26 0 point DOS version
I can't believe I remember that game. I have fond memories of secretly going on classmates accounts and messing with their stories:)
Jade 2013-05-05 0 point DOS version
Used this in elementary school for a book project. So nostalgic.
Momof13Kids 2012-11-20 0 point DOS version
I am so happy to get this for my kids again! Years ago my then 6 year old son loved tinkering with SBW and now we can share these happy experiences with our other kids. THANKS!!
monkeybones 2012-11-04 -1 point DOS version
Does this version work for Mac then? Or is there one that does?
paperbrain 2012-07-20 0 point DOS version
Sorry batbot,I already have the original(not deluxe) Dos version, and didn't know this was the Mac version.
However, I will point out that people on this site are constantly complaining about DOS games not working in Windows 7, and DOSBOX is still the best fix for that.
Note to admin, please upload the DOS version of this to stop all this confusion.
batbot 2012-07-18 0 point DOS version
*sigh* as someone pointed out: This is the original, not the deluxe, and the original was for Mac not PC, so I feel that using a PC emulator is probably what's making it glitch. Totally non-technical assessment.
Everything works fine until I try to use/view a scene or object. I can make a million crude title pages, but no crude clipart illustrations except for borders.I like the zebras; scintillating game conversation, I know.
I guess I'll have to get some scratched up copy off of ebay~
paperbrain 2012-07-16 0 point DOS version
Jimminy Cricket people, don't you pay attention? USE DOSBOX!!! The newest version will run in Vista and Windows 7 without any problems. If you're not used to command-line prompts, use a front-end program with Dosbox. The best one is Def-end.
CloudRider 2012-06-17 0 point DOS version
I can't get this to run at all for Windows 7... Whenever I do the Troubleshoot Compatibility thing, it always states that this is an incompatible program. :(
Is there anything at all I can do?
SAD :( 2012-01-19 0 point DOS version
kso i download is i open it and wat do i do after that a whole bunch of shit with names pops up!! WHAT TO DO?!
Lauren 2011-12-21 0 point DOS version
Bitch, same problem here. It's working fine but no scenes, no objects, etc. Totally defeats the purpose of having the game, because THAT is what I remember the most about it. Le sigh. Anyone solved this problem?
Dave G. 2011-09-26 0 point DOS version
I used this software many times when it first came out. It's one of the best children's creativity programs you can buy.
person 2011-07-26 1 point DOS version
I can't get it to run without freezing, and the scenes don't show up. What are the setting used to make it work properly with the D-Fend Reloaded program?
Dharani Adithya Weeramuni 2011-05-26 0 point DOS version
I want to get Story book weaver and I want play it.
completeknowitall 2011-05-09 0 point DOS version
this is not the deluxe version... every body says they have deluxe when all they have is the original... how does this keep happening. Let's try some due diligence, here.
jherszie 2011-03-21 0 point DOS version
I realy realy want to have a storybook weaver deluxe but I don't know how to have 1
alsan 2011-02-01 0 point DOS version
I want to install storybook weaver with no register and no sign up
hensley 2010-11-14 0 point DOS version
the best but can you find an easy way of downloading and installing this program
evan 2010-10-31 0 point DOS version
i think it is awsome for you to make up a very fun and easy way too make books.
erick 2010-10-23 0 point DOS version
i love this game i beally found it yesterday who cares i still love it im trying to put it on my computer even though im 8 years old hahaaahahahahahahahahha lol :D :) : ( :P
Lady89 2010-06-04 0 point DOS version
i got it working go look at How to play abandonware games, it's on the foot note
lady 89 2010-06-03 0 point DOS version
it says i need to put in a floppy disk to install it. i dont even have that drive on my computer!
this sucks :(
Lady89 2010-06-02 0 point DOS version
i played this game at school as a kid and loved it, i am happy to have fond it here
charlie 2010-05-16 0 point DOS version
i love it and it definately helps with my writing but i wish i had on my computer which i dont have on laptop so it sucks but i love it and stay in at break with my friends whitney chaise and my sis cause we lov it lol
bberk 2010-03-23 0 point DOS version
i love story book weaver. i love to wright stories all the time. i do not have story book weaver but i love to do it at school, me and my little bro. are trying to get story book weaver because its so awesome. do you have any idea on how cool you are for making this activitie for people all over Canada...
well thamks again
Tammy 2010-03-08 0 point DOS version
I have an iPad and wanted to get story book weaver for my kids but I can't down load it from this site. What's up?
Ryan Fellows-Fitts 2010-02-28 0 point DOS version
I have this at school! Thanks guys! You rock! I'll recommend you to all my friends at school! LOL!!! x x x x o o o o
shelly 2010-01-30 0 point DOS version
it says i need to put in a floppy disk to install it. i dont even have that drive on my computer!
NAYA 2010-01-29 0 point DOS version
DOES THIS REALLY WORK CAUSE I NEED 2 KNOW HOW STROYBOOK WEAVER DELUXE ABANDONWARE WORK FOR IN 6TH GRADE
admin 2010-01-15 0 point DOS version
Download Boxer for mac, you will find it here : Boxer emulator.
Grace 2010-01-12 0 point DOS version
Does it work for mac? I have it on my dad's downstairs dell computer, but it wont open...so i tried it on my imac, it wont install, so i tried this website, i cant open the file.
skulboredgirlz 2010-01-02 0 point DOS version
how do you actually PLAY IT???? its opened it with winzip and i dont no wat to do!! omigosh!
bitch 2009-10-15 0 point DOS version
omg someone help me. it loads and plays fine, but none of the backgrounds or pictures will show up. is there anything i can do to fix that? its no fun just to have WORDS!!
admin 2009-07-16 0 point DOS version
Added some screens, to play the game you have to run SBW.EXE in D-Fend / Dosbox.
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