NIB- for "nibble-ized". This is a format originally
used to transfer protected
software via telecom connections. The bit-copy output of a copier is placed on
two 5.25" diskettes. Images of these are transferred, and the information is
recombined at the receiving end. Today, the recombined data usually becomes
a .nib disk image file instead of a diskette. A .nib image can be transferred via
the internet and is suitable for use on modern 8-bit Apple II emulators such as
AppleWin and Apple Oasis.
Happily, one of the participants in the thread, Greg E.
a good description of how .nib images are created nowadays:
"The way you create a disk image now is, a program
reads the disk bytes
from half a disk and stores that data on a whole normal disk. Then it
is repeated for the second half. These two disks get moved to the other
pc and merged into a nib image using the emulated version of the
This sounded easy enough to be worth trying! TrinityNew_nib.zip
result. The zip file includes three .nib disk images and a Text file with a
few hints for playing the game:
I tried out the new images on AppleWin;
and, with the help of Origin's
Quest for Clues maps and walkthrough, played the game through to its
conclusion in a few hours. It played like the original with no bombs,
messed up dialog, or other such glitches.
Trinity is a solid medium-difficulty
adventure which quickly wraps you
in its dream-like atmosphere. The colorful descriptions and sudden
shifts in scenery can be as disorienting as they are entertaining, though.
So, good mapping is a must.
The game originally came with rather sparse support materials
do not seem critical. Trinity does a decent job of supplying in-play
clues. However, just in case, you can find the InvisiClues here at
To start the game, just boot Disk1 and follow the prompts.
Drive 2 for the GameSave disk is a good idea because you play
and do quick Saves and Restores with no further swapping.
Link to InvisiClues updated: 4/11/2013
TrinityNew_nib.zip has been uploaded
to Asimov and should
available there. You can currently download the file here:
GSWV Archive- TrinityNew_nib.zip
After downloading, use WinZIP or a similar
utility to unzip the file.