Diablo II, Baldur's Gate II, and other older mac games

Discussion in 'Games' started by Sutekidane, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

    Sutekidane

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    How well would these games run on a 450mhz iMac g3 with 320MB of ram in OS9. It has been a while since I have played Diablo II and Baldur's Gate II and I'm getting an older iMac so I can re-live the good old days.

    Anyone have any experience running these games on older hardware?
     
  2. vaporaction macrumors newbie

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    You don't need an older mac.

    I may have misunderstood you, but it sounds like you're planning on getting an older mac in order to play certain games....that would be completely unnecessary...all those games can be played on recent Macs...
     
  3. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    I am also interested as to why you would buy an old one just to play games.
    D2 runs very well on my 20" i(ntel)Mac.
     
  4. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Actually, he would if he plans on playing them in OS 9. Newer macs (even ones from as long as a few years ago) don't have the ability to install or boot into any classic OS's.

    Edit: To answer the OP's question, they would run just fine. :)
     
  5. vaporaction macrumors newbie

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    Os 9

    I don't understand why you would play them in OS 9?
    The game interface is exactly the same as OS X.
    Also, all those games are available in OS X.
    I'm pretty sure the only Macs that can't boot OS 9 are the intel Macs...
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they should run just fine, but fwiw, Diablo II has an OS X installer, so you don't even need the ability to fire up Classic to install it.

    i don't know anything about BGII though.

    i can't remember the specs recommended for either, though, i think they would work without a hitch.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    G5s can't boot into OS 9 either, but they can run classic. its been a while, maybe two years, since a new mac could still boot into OS 9 and didn't have to rely on Classic support for an older app.
     
  8. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    My iBook G4 can't boot OS 9 either. Though you can use the Classic option on some newer macs, you can't use it on the Intel Macs, and you certainly can't boot into it solely.
     
  9. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    Diablo 3 rumors persist.
    Here is the D3 Forum
    Seems limited to D3 development rumors and D2 fans offering advice for D3.
     
  10. Sutekidane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well, I'm close to acquiring an older imac and I wanted to know more about how these games will run. I know I can run it on my newer mac, but it's more about the nostalgia for me. Plus if I can rig up a couple old macs, I can have a nice inexpensive classic mac gaming lan!
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i figured that was what you were after, the whole feel and experience etc. but i don't think you'll have any problems on that sort of set up.

    the min specs for LoD on Blizzard's site say OS 8 or higher, G3 Equivelant and 64MB of Ram. so that will work for Diablo II no problem, again i'm not sure about BGII
     

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