*EXCELLENT* Vintage Mac abandonware download site

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    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!
     
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    mc68k

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    nothing like good ol' abandonware :)

    this is one of my fav old mac sites too
     
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    Nice im downloading lemmings now
     
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    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.
     
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    Wow, thats the first thing I looked for, too. Such a Classic game! :p
     
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    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 to my Mac Plus via AppleTalk over Ethernet. Lots of fun to be had on the Plus thanks to this site!



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    that is a great interface. I keep trying to double-click...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 - that will solve your problems. vMac is an old-Mac emulator that runs on modern Macs.



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    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.
     
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    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 up and going and now have almost every cartridge game for it, on floppy. (It was my first machine.)



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

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    nice

    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!
     
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    cubixcrayfish

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    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
     
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    whooo! hoooooo!

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



    i want a thousand bullets and no food
     
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    mc68k

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    thats what i used to do in school

    then go slaughter everything and only take back 100 lbs :D
     
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    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!)
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    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. ;)
     

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