Last Updated: January 18th 2000
What Is Postpet 2001?
PostPet 2001 is the second generation PostPet Program. The most obvious
feature is that it has twice as many pets as before... However, there are several more "hidden"
features, and the e-mail functions have been greatly improved.
Since then, various Japanese computer magazines and unofficial PostPet books have been published with extra guests, extra snacks, and beautifully designed rooms! It is interesting to note that some of the official Singapore PostPet Premium Rooms are actually rooms designed for PostPet 2001. These rooms were designed by manga (Japanese comic book) artists, and in the case of one room offered to Japanese PostPet Park users only, by Japanese pop stars!
What Is Postpet 2.1?
PostPet 2.1 (also known as PostPet The World... I'll be using the two terms interchangeably) is the updated, improved version of PostPet 2001. It now has such convenient features as Smart Hyperlinks (I think that's what it's called... basically, where you can click on a hypertext link in an e-mail and have your default internet browser open up to display that page!), as well as all the features of PostPet 2001.
It features 14 new rooms, 6 of which seem to have been created specifically for PostPet 2.1! (The other 8 are the default pet rooms for the Bear, Bunny, Cat, Turtle/Tortoise, Dog, Hamster, Mechanoid/Machine, and Penguin. Some of these have had a bit of a makeover... see if you can guess which ones!)
What are the new functions?
A lot of the "new functions" were incorporated into PostPet Premium (version 1.2), but some are unique to PostPet 2001. The "new functions" include
The problem with PostPet 2001 is that so far it's only available as a Japanese Win95/98 or Mac
program. They only appear to be selling it within Japan, and even their online sales form
doesn't allow for international customers. (Heck, their own patented secure ordering system
won't let any non-Japanese people register as users. *bleah*) This essentially gives you several
The problem with PostPet 2001 is that so far it's only available as a Japanese Win95/98 or Mac program. They only appear to be selling it within Japan, and even their online sales form doesn't allow for international customers. (Heck, their own patented secure ordering system won't let any non-Japanese people register as users. *bleah*) This essentially gives you several limited options:
Where can I get PostPet 2.1?PostPet 2.1 is available in select stores in Singapore and Malaysia (I think... you may wish to check with PostPet Park employees on this one, as they probably know best!). As well, it can currently be downloaded from the website http://www.sony.con.sg/postpet in trial form. You will have to purchase a license key over the internet if you wish to keep your pet beyond the 10 day trial.
PostPet The World (CD ROM VERSION) should be available through Sony's Online Store in the near future. It may cost more than the license key, but keep in mind that the price for the CD ROM package includes the extra CD for a friend, packaging, shipping... all sorts of extra costs!
I currently have all 8 pets included in PostPet 2001 (and 2.1); please e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org (Japanese) or email@example.com (English)
if you'd like to send your pet to visit them! (Let me know what pet you'd like to visit.)