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blakespot
Mar 13, 2004, 07:44 AM
Hundreds of games, etc. that run on b&w Macs and some older, color system Macs. Quite a find:

http://mac.the-underdogs.org/index.php

Take a look.



blakespot



PlaceofDis
Mar 13, 2004, 09:57 AM
wow thats a lot of vintage games....im downloading Doom and Doom 2 now, hopefully i can get them to run in classic on my powerbook, but its good to have them nonetheless, thanx for the site info!

mc68k
Mar 14, 2004, 12:44 AM
nothing like good ol' abandonware :)

this is one of my fav old mac sites too

virividox
Mar 14, 2004, 02:57 AM
Nice im downloading lemmings now

themadchemist
Mar 14, 2004, 05:02 PM
great resources, great layout! very creative site design, I like it! I've seen lots of people try to follow through with the Finder site layout, but these guys have done a really good job.

Thanks for the link!

I'm downloading crystal quest right now. I really hope it plays in OS 9.

latergator116
Mar 14, 2004, 05:05 PM
Nice im downloading lemmings now

Wow, thats the first thing I looked for, too. Such a Classic game! :p

blakespot
Mar 15, 2004, 06:49 AM
Wow, thats the first thing I looked for, too. Such a Classic game! :p

Be sure to check the "Links" section (icon on the right, on the "desktop") - it points to other good abandonware sites, some with both Mac and Apple II (and console) games.

I spent about 4 hours moving many a game from my dual G4 800 (http://www.blakespot.com/images/dualdualg4.jpg) to my Mac Plus (http://www.blakespot.com/macplus) via AppleTalk over Ethernet. Lots of fun to be had on the Plus thanks to this site!



blakespot

Kingsnapped
Mar 15, 2004, 07:43 AM
that is a great interface. I keep trying to double-click...

12ibookg4
Mar 15, 2004, 09:38 AM
how well will those games run on os x? i ask because awhile ago i downloaded a game from that site, i think i was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and when i launched it my imac (it was running 9.1) crashed and then on reboot couldn't find the startup disk and i had to do a reinstall. so what i'm trying to ask is will i be ok running it in 10.3 ? i really want to play spectre.

GeeYouEye
Mar 15, 2004, 10:31 AM
All the Mac OS (not X) games should run in classic. Heck, I play Armor Alley on a regular basis in Classic, and that came out in 1989.

blakespot
Mar 15, 2004, 11:09 AM
how well will those games run on os x? i ask because awhile ago i downloaded a game from that site, i think i was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and when i launched it my imac (it was running 9.1) crashed and then on reboot couldn't find the startup disk and i had to do a reinstall. so what i'm trying to ask is will i be ok running it in 10.3 ? i really want to play spectre.

I don't think any of these games will run under OS X natively (as a Carbon app), but a good number will run under OS X's Classic system. More would run under a direct OS 9 boot if your machine supports that. But many will not run under OS 9 at all. Many want you to run in 16-color mode, which is not possible under OS 9. Some were designed with only the 512x384, black&white original Macs in mind.

To run those games that do not run under OS 9, you will need to set yourself up with vMac (http://www.vmac.org/) - that will solve your problems. vMac is an old-Mac emulator that runs on modern Macs.



blakespot

trebblekicked
Mar 15, 2004, 11:35 AM
i love this site. first thing i grabbed was oregon trail, followed closely by life or death (which is DOA, by the way), simTower and simCity 2000. great stuff. and thanks for the vMac link, too.

blakespot
Mar 15, 2004, 12:51 PM
i love this site. first thing i grabbed was oregon trail, followed closely by life or death (which is DOA, by the way), simTower and simCity 2000. great stuff. and thanks for the vMac link, too.

Yes, fiddling with old apps, games, and hardware can be quite a pleasant way to spend time. I've found that I only can really enjoy old platforms that I have used before - whenever I try to get an old system going that I never used (8-bit Atari's or 8-bit Commodore's for instance), it just doesn't "click" for me. But as far as Macs and Apple II's - it's all good.

Recently got a TI-99/4A system (http://www.blakespot.com/images/ti99.jpg) up and going and now have almost every cartridge game for it, on floppy. (It was my first (http://www.blakespot.com/list) machine.)



blakespot

latergator116
Mar 15, 2004, 06:11 PM
Be sure to check the "Links" section (icon on the right, on the "desktop") - it points to other good abandonware sites, some with both Mac and Apple II (and console) games.

I spent about 4 hours moving many a game from my dual G4 800 (http://www.blakespot.com/images/dualdualg4.jpg) to my Mac Plus (http://www.blakespot.com/macplus) via AppleTalk over Ethernet. Lots of fun to be had on the Plus thanks to this site!



blakespot

I think it is now time for me to dig out my Mac Classic. ;)

Oregon Trail was a great game... never could get my wagon across the river though. I really think I will have more fun woth these games than any new ones out today (aka I have a horrible graphics card and I can't play any new ones). Anyone get SimTower yet?

BTW, great find, blakespot. :)

zodiac
Mar 15, 2004, 09:32 PM
Sweet. I'll definently be able to play all of these games cause i have working macs running system 7,8,9 and X.I'll be doing a lot of downloading tonight.

IndyGopher
Mar 15, 2004, 10:12 PM
i love this site. first thing i grabbed was oregon trail, followed closely by life or death (which is DOA, by the way), simTower and simCity 2000. great stuff. and thanks for the vMac link, too.
Get out of my head. When I saw Life and Death I was ecstatic.. but of course it doesn't work in Classic, and my older macs are in storage. I will have to see if I can get one up and running just to play that game. I had it on the PC when it was new, and thought it was quite cool.

I played a game of Oregon Trail with my son when he got home from school today, and he thought it was pretty neat. Hard to impress a 10 year old who grew up on Nintendos, I guess, but he was polite enough to act interested.

I will be playing Civilization for days on end.

vollspacken
Mar 19, 2004, 05:05 PM
great find ;) , I usually recommend that side every time someone on Macrumors asks for good 68k software places... :p :D ;)

vSpacken

haiggy
Mar 19, 2004, 06:00 PM
When I was in grade 5 and 6 (3-4 years ago) I brought in a copy of Spectre on a disk and put it into the super old macs and somehow it got all over the network and people just loved it so much. I remember coming to school with 5 floppies of games to play when I was done my work. :) Ah, such fun!

cubixcrayfish
Mar 21, 2004, 11:36 AM
Hey

I just bought an old LC

I am confused. I got Transmac to work, but when I got some games from a differnt site, It said that it couldn't find where they came from


If someone here wants to help out a future new mac buyer, with his old Macintosh LC , I woudl greatly apprearciate that. I have ICQ and AIM, or you could email me


Thanks
-CCD

mnstr_trd_sd
Mar 31, 2004, 02:14 AM
whooo! hoooooo!

i finally got oregon trail. thanks for the great link!!!!



i want a thousand bullets and no food

mc68k
Mar 31, 2004, 11:44 AM
whooo! hoooooo!

i finally got oregon trail. thanks for the great link!!!!



i want a thousand bullets and no foodthats what i used to do in school

then go slaughter everything and only take back 100 lbs :D

JamesDPS
Mar 31, 2004, 12:24 PM
I think it is now time for me to dig out my Mac Classic. ;)

Oregon Trail was a great game... never could get my wagon across the river though. I really think I will have more fun woth these games than any new ones out today (aka I have a horrible graphics card and I can't play any new ones). Anyone get SimTower yet?

BTW, great find, blakespot. :)

I think I have the original installer for SimTower around here somewhere (it's on a 3.5 floppy); wow, though -- blast from the past... I had forgotten about such cool games as Spectre and Armor Alley, for example -- off to look for A-Train! (Been looking for that for ages!)

evil_santa
Mar 31, 2004, 03:13 PM
Now why did i get rid of os9 on my G4 last week!!! I will have to dig out my old PB 5300 if it still works

dxp4acu
Mar 31, 2004, 03:49 PM
I've been wanting to move a few of my older games onto that site, but I only have a PB G4! It obviously can't read 400k disks (or 800k for that matter).

I have Seven Cities of Gold, MicroLeague Baseball 2, Patton vs. Rommel, OrbQuest, and a few others to upload.

Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone know of an old Mac in the Dallas area I could go use?

mkrishnan
Mar 31, 2004, 04:52 PM
I've been wanting to move a few of my older games onto that site, but I only have a PB G4! It obviously can't read 400k disks (or 800k for that matter).

I have Seven Cities of Gold, MicroLeague Baseball 2, Patton vs. Rommel, OrbQuest, and a few others to upload.

Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone know of an old Mac in the Dallas area I could go use?

Are there any that anyone can recommend as being particularly mac-specific that I should check out? I know most of these from my Amiga days, but I'm sure there are some that would be new to me.

I saw they have Moria...ah, Moria. I wonder if Omega exists on the Mac? Or if I have enough patience left to play Ultima IV again. ;)

kylos
Apr 19, 2004, 10:35 AM
I tried using an emulator (not sure of the name, it might have been vmac) but it required the games be loaded in a disk image. I couldn't find anything to create the old style disk image. Anyone know how to go about this.

macgyver7733
May 19, 2007, 12:04 AM
so what do i need to do to play oregon trail on my macbook?

ghall
May 19, 2007, 11:13 AM
so what do i need to do to play oregon trail on my macbook?
You can't.

The website doesn't work for me. :(

livingfortoday
May 19, 2007, 11:28 AM
The website doesn't work for me. :(

Yeah, me neither. I was looking forward to playing some old games on my old Macs!

DZ/015
May 20, 2007, 02:30 AM
The site is still there. The address has changed slightly.

linky (http://mac.the-underdogs.info/)

shu82
May 21, 2007, 10:45 AM
I didn't know you all were taking about the garden. I hadn't played pax imperia or oregon trail in wow, 15 years! Both work fine in classic on my PB.

Also check out leisure suit larry! I never got to play that game when I was 10!

notjustjay
May 21, 2007, 11:02 AM
I was always particularly fond of Bolo... :)

madmax_2069
Jun 4, 2007, 09:19 PM
i love mac garden, a great place to find those hard to find old games for the ole 68k, i would have said something about it but i was afraid of getting banned for posting about a site like that because some people have a few mixed fealings about sites like that. but this site rocks and is a great resource

pawelj
May 29, 2009, 12:31 PM
I can't open this site? Does it work outside US? I'm from Europe. Does anyone can put on forum links to other mac abandonware sites with old games?

mc68k
May 29, 2009, 01:46 PM
I can't open this site? Does it work outside US? I'm from Europe. Does anyone can put on forum links to other mac abandonware sites with old games?
download KDX
connect to server: mirage.preterhuman.net
go to mac->entertainment

lot of old stuff

check out other mac KDX servers too. a lot better than websites can provide

Cameront9
Jun 13, 2009, 11:46 PM
Apparently they've moved to:

http://www.macintoshgarden.org/

TwinCities Dan
Jun 18, 2009, 11:03 PM
Apparently they've moved to:

http://www.macintoshgarden.org/

Thanks! :D