Intel Macs - Backward Compatibility for Gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Valenvaryon, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Valenvaryon macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lacking a gaming section, I pose my question thusly:

    Will many of the games developed for mac in the ppc days still function on the newer intel macs?

    More specifically: will a copy of Dungeon Siege (2001 - Mac Edition) run on the new unibody macbook? I am not talking system requirements; I refer to processor architecture and whether these older games are optimized only for the ppc or just for osx.

    Incidentally, I have been looking for some time, and I am yet to find a decent repository of compatability information for mac games - hence the original question. This also leads to original NWN and other classics - are their mac versions ppc exclusive as well? Am I reduced to bootcamping as my only option?

    Cheers for your help all.
  2. Valenvaryon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    Apologies - would appreciate if a mod could move this as appropriate?
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
  4. Valenvaryon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    Ah that's superb - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much for the help and sorry for rookie mistake!

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