iMac G4 games?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by youno, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    iMac G4 17", 1.25Ghz, 2GB ram, 250 gig HD, what games are compatible with this old PPC, I've tried machinarium which runs but is a bit choppy at points so I'ts a no go with the flash games.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Hrududu

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    What kind of games do you want to play? Here are a few I remember playing quite nicely on slower machines than yours.

    Red Faction
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Star Craft I
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
     
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    InuNacho

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    Sid Meier's Pirates! (fun game to play)
    Soldier of Fortune 2 (fun game to play)
    Victoria (very long game to play)
    Commandos 2 & 3
    XIII
    Splinter Cell (fun game to play)
    Tropico MM (fun game to play)
    First to Fight(Fun game to play)
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    There's also:

    Oni (first OS X commercial game, don't know how well it runs on later OSes)
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto (I've run it under Leopard, YMMV)
    Knights of the Old Republic (has speed issues on Dantooine, poor port)
    Jedi Knight (Dark Forces III)
    Jedi Knight II: Jedi Academy
    Max Payne
    Halo
    Aquaria (new game, runs perfectly fine on my 1.5 GHz PBG4)

    There's also console emulation for NES, Genesis, SNES, etc (N64 and up is too much for a computer of your speed in my experience) if you already own the games. If you have some old DOS games, you can play most of them in DOSBox.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Starcraft & brood war
    warcraft 2 and possibly 3 (3 ran on my powerbook 867!)
    Emulators for pretty much any system up to PSX
    OS9 classic cames (sim tower, sim farm, oregon trail, ect)
    i think WoW may work if your into that lol

    There is also mist and i think riven!
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    All Unreal Tournement games until 2004. If you like indie games, you could also try World of Goo, And yet it moves and Galcon fusion.
     
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  9. macrumors 6502

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    This thread is brilliant. I just put world of goo on my boy's 700mhz iMac g4 and so far it seems perfect.

    I'm sorry I can't think of any games myself, but I'd love to hear of more.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    There are....
    Jedi Knight
    Max Payne
    Halo
    Aquaria
    Victoria
    Commandos 2
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    And yet another person who didn't read the thread... all those have been mentioned already ;)
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Scummvm works really well - so that covers almost all point&click adventures up to Monkey Island 3.

    Also, I really wanted to get lemmings working on my Son's G4. There are a few clones and ports, but none of them are as good as the original amiga version. Fortunately, E-UAE (amiga emulator) runs great on the 700mhz PowerPC imac, and lemmings is pretty much perfect.
     
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    Dave H

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  15. macrumors 6502

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    The following indie games (that haven't already been mentioned) work very well...

    VVVVVV
    Osmos
    Gish
    Samorost2
     
  16. macrumors 68030

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    Good list, though I found this game to be a bit slow on my PBG4 since it's Flash.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Samorost2, like machinarium, is a bit slow. It's certainly playable, but the other three games that I listed run much better.
     
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    mike.coulter

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    World of Goo works excellently on my iMac 700mhz model, so I would highly recommend it!
     
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    ftored

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    Nice that world of goo plays on these older machines. Will have it installed on my PowerBook then. I had it bought for my MBOP but the the logic board died.

    Also i would reccomend:
    Age of empires 1+2
    Age of Mythologies
    Call of duty 2

    At least these are the last gsames i remember playing on my PB:) And emulators
     
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    mabaker

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    Sacrifice

    one of best games EVER created you can play amazingly well with great graphics detail that is almost on par with the current trends.
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to revive a dead thread.. but would an imac g4 really play KOTOR?
     

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