Games in Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dollarsai, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. dollarsai macrumors member

    dollarsai

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    I am not a hardcore gamer. But don't we have small games (not games with graphics... small snippet games like pacman, solitare...) in Mac? I have googled and all i find is Sharewares.

    Man, Mac really is trailing in this aspect. We ought to have small free games to kill time...
     
  2. SteveRichardson macrumors regular

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    Subscribe to MacAddict. They give you CDs every month with random programs on them, including games. Sometimes they're pretty cool.

    And I mean you do know that macs support most of the popular PC game titles...right?
     
  3. dollarsai thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I know that Mac has most of the pc game titles. But,

    1. I'm not a 3D gamer. All I;m looking for is simple games that would kill away some time.
    2. My Macbook does not have enhanced graphics to play big games.

    So, I was hoping to dl small games of few KB size, and I couldn't find any. But Windows had many from day 1. I remember playing pacman, diger, dave, snake, frog years b4... Now I used to play few flash games from Yahoo (which don't work in Mac)
     
  4. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    There are a lot of games out there to download. I can't give you all the correct info at the moment, but figured I could give you a couple quick answers that you specified.

    You can try macupdate.com or versiontracker.com to locate some

    To get you started:

    Pac the Man: http://www.mcsebi.de/pacx.php

    Snake Quest: http://www.snakequest.com/

    ~Wyvernspirit
     
  5. dollarsai thread starter macrumors member

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    Woooooo!!! Thanks.
    This should keep me busy... Suggest me the nice ones and post more if you have...
     
  6. SteveRichardson macrumors regular

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    Hmm...maybe this will help.

    Now I don't encourage emulating, but....

    SNES9X Universal Binary (Super Nintendo Emulator)
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21188

    SNES ROMS (games)
    http://www.romguy.com/roms/snes.html

    (Usually when I unzip the roms, I use the Stuffit Expander...either way, the Roms are encrypted. The password for those Roms is "www.romguy.com")

    You can find Roms and Emulators all over the web, just be careful.

    So yeah. I usually do this when I'm bored out of my mind. I've got Super Mario All-Stars, Harvest Moon, Zelda, Megaman X...all on my mac.

    pretty spiffy.
     
  7. dollarsai thread starter macrumors member

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    Can Macbooks (not Pros) run Sims or Civilization or Half life 2? It looks like these are the best games available for the Mac today...
     
  8. mpacsam macrumors newbie

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    yep you can run Civi3,Sims2 on OSX&Windows but im not sure about HL2
     
  9. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Some places to look for Mac games, which are actually not scarce:

    http://macgamefiles.com

    http://versiontracker.com

    http://macupdate.com

    http://insidemacgames.com

    Also, many Mac mini-games are in the form of Dashboard widgets. Some sources:

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard

    http://www.dashboardwidgets.com

    Last but not least, your Mac Book DOES have some 3D capability, and can even play fun titles like Unreal Tournament 2004 (my favorite--so many free add-ons it's like 1000 games in one) if you set the detail levels low. Casual 3D games should be fine too, plus Pangea's stuff (commercial games, but you can try before you buy):

    http://www.pangeasoft.net

    Games that are "Universal Binaries" (Intel-friendly) are preferred, but some games can be fine even without that.

    The games you mention may run on Mac, but if they don't allow you to set the detail low enough... they'll run slowly. Game titles are more likely to run on the Intel integrated graphics if they don't use really high-end 3D. I doubt HL2 can be set low enough.

    The real things lacking in the Mac game world, to my mind are: 1) racing games and 2) map editors. Both are rare. But the editor for UT2007 is planned for Mac :)

    EDIT: Something a little different--and fun even if you don't choose to pay: http://tqworld.com

    Have fun!
     
  10. dollarsai thread starter macrumors member

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    Brilliant!!! Thank You!!!
     
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  13. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    does anyone know of a universal Binary n64 Emulator?:)
     
  14. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    That's just what I was looking for yesterday! Really wanted to get addicted to super smash bros all over again!

    Couldn't fine one though! :(


    As for mini games, try Crack Attack. Sometimes randomly quits on startup, but once it's running, it's bugless. I play it whenever I get really bored....
     
  15. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Note that some non-Universal games still run fine on Intel Macs.
     
  16. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Age of Empires 2 runs perfectly. I play it quite often. You would never know it's running under Rosetta!
     
  17. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    With your puny hordes maybe, with mine it lags to death. JK, I have no idea. :)

    I think online games are best for time killing.

    OH! You mean like counter strike and halflife 2?, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, far cry, Crysis, and such?
     
  18. weldon macrumors 6502a

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  19. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    honestly, if u want to kill time, theres thousands of free fun games on websites, and the best part is that there fun, challenging, and very very different! the best sites for games are www.2flashgames.com, www.ebaumsworld.com (this site has fun "crude" games) also addictingames.com is a fun site

    Have Fun!

    Personally, I like ebaumsworld, try the game home run, your a drunk guy and you have to try to walk home, its hilarious:D
     

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