Good freeware games

Discussion in 'Games' started by Diatribe, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

    Diatribe

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    I was wondering if anyone knows some good freeware games. It doesn't matter which genre, card games, stratgey games, whatever.

    I haven't really found anything awesome. Some mediocre ones, nothing special, but one I have found: http://www.freeverse.com/bigbangchess/

    Awesome OS integration, nice graphis, simple but really really nice.
    I'd love to find some more.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Snood.

    Deceptively simple, strangely addictive.
     
  4. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    Snood and America's army are both really fun although snood is technically shreware... but oh well.
    If we're including shareware, gish is really fun, and so is deimos rising, although that comes with the ibooks...
    As for freeware, most of the minesweeper clones are free, although some are considerably better than others, and neverball is absolutely awesome...
    ooh- and so is argonaut-2149, which is asteroids, but with enemies, and crystals you can use to buy stuff.
     
  6. Atheist_Peace macrumors newbie

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    I suggest Scorched 3D (http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/), which is a game similar to Worms. It's totally free. You need OS X with X11, and remember to install it in the system volume. It's fun
     
  7. MacNeXT macrumors 6502

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    Sigma Chess is the best chess game I know. It's shareware.
     
  8. russed macrumors 68000

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    chopper is fun, and free. cant remember where i found it though. but i guess it wont be too hard. the game anyway is one of those strangely addictive horisontal scrollling screen flying games. really fun and addictive! particuarly whne you are bored and have time to fill but not too much time!

    also, americas army is good. a decent game for free. nice!
     
  9. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/chopper.html

    Thats a great game I know the developer of both Chopper and Water Tower, I will mention to them that they were recommended, that should bring them a smile :).

    PS : There is a watertower 3D in the works, and the test build I have seen looks promising :)
     
  10. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    I decided to download Americas Army and it 743 megabites. But it still has almost 24 hours left before it can finish downloading :( ummm is this normal?
     
  11. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    are you on high speed? if yes then it should be going much faster try a different mirror.
     
  12. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Im using hi-speed cable. I'll try a diffrent mirrior
     
  13. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I am downloading right now and I'll try them out tonight.
     
  14. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay good. I tried a diffrent mirrior for AA and it downloading pretty fast
     
  15. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Holy cow, an update to Scorched Earth!?

    I used to play that game all the freaking time on my old 486. One of my favorite games of all time. I'll have to check this out.

    And oh yes, don't forget the Mac classic Glider
     
  16. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    scorched earth issues...

    I feel silly asking this, but how do you get into the game of scorched earth 3d? I've downloaded it, installed it, and opened the scorched3d-launch package (it's all that was installed), and now I'm confused... the onle thing in the program is in the menu bar I can choose to relaunch scorched earth 3d...
    help! it looks really cool, but how do I connect to servers and such?
     
  17. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Neverball is quite amazing for freeware, takes me back to Spindizzy on the C64. This is a brilliant 3D marble maze coin collecting game. 9/10

    15MB for neverball but very worth it for dial up peeps, easy to customise/skin the graphics too.

    :)
     
  18. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

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    PixelField

    Slightly off-topic but, this is a particularly nice Flash game

    Pixelfield

    i_b_joshua
     
  19. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Okay I played a couple of games and I must say Snood is one of the worst games ever... it kept me awake until 3:30 in the morning :D
    Americas Army is really nice too, so is never ball.
    Definitely some good suggestions. Thanks.
     
  20. Atheist_Peace macrumors newbie

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    I had problems with it, when I first installed it. This was because I installed it not in the system volume, but in another volume.. The Scorched3D-launch application must be in the Applications folder, where your OS X is installed. If it is there, then you may not have X11: (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/x11/download/).. If you also have this, then I don't know.. check the forum on the Scorched3D page. You may find your answer
     
  21. Poff macrumors 65816

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    Scorched Earth was the greatest game ever! Me and a friend played a game of 1000 rounds one night. Man was I tired when we were finished! He won.
     
  22. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    dudes

    try any of the demos from pangea software or phelios, some of them are not bad ;)
     

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