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Valenvaryon
Jul 8, 2009, 01:30 PM
Lacking a gaming section, I pose my question thusly:

Will many of the games developed for mac in the ppc days still function on the newer intel macs?

More specifically: will a copy of Dungeon Siege (2001 - Mac Edition) run on the new unibody macbook? I am not talking system requirements; I refer to processor architecture and whether these older games are optimized only for the ppc or just for osx.

Incidentally, I have been looking for some time, and I am yet to find a decent repository of compatability information for mac games - hence the original question. This also leads to original NWN and other classics - are their mac versions ppc exclusive as well? Am I reduced to bootcamping as my only option?

Cheers for your help all.



scienide09
Jul 8, 2009, 01:38 PM
The Apple Gaming section of the forums:
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=101

Valenvaryon
Jul 8, 2009, 01:42 PM
Apologies - would appreciate if a mod could move this as appropriate?

scienide09
Jul 8, 2009, 01:47 PM
Oh, and this guide might help as well.
http://guides.macrumors.com/Intel_Mac_Games

Valenvaryon
Jul 8, 2009, 01:51 PM
Ah that's superb - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much for the help and sorry for rookie mistake!