no games for 10 years, recommendation?

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  1. thumb macrumors 6502

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    hi all,

    i havent played a computer game in over 10 years, but i will be travelling more with my laptop this summer, and thought it might be fun to give it another try. (and i turn 30 this summer as well...)

    when young, i used to play all the usual NES games a ton, as well as Might&Magic, Ultima, etc. Now i still play alot of online board games, but no real "computer games".

    What I am wondering, is if there is a particularly good game that doesn't need massive graphics power (i am on a mac, after all (.867ghz tibook)) nor a constant internet connection. something that i have missed and would be able to figure out, now that my game intution is atrophied and outdated.

    i appreciate any suggestions you may have,

    cheers,

    thumb
     
  2. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    I just beat Duke Nukem 1 using DOSBOX on my powerbook. That's a quality game. DOSBOX is free and episode 1 of DN1 is free, so give it a try. ^__^
     
  3. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    mac games... first thing that comes to mind is oregon trail :p

    id say sim city, roller coaster tycoon, the sims are good starts if you're into those types of games.
     
  4. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    Try civilization 3 Complete or Civilization 2(an oldie but by far the best in the series)
     
  5. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    where can u find a oregon trail download for powerbooks, Id love to play the old game.
     
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    Try here. A word of warning though: It may not be legal to download the game, depending on whether the copyright holder has decided to make it free or not. You'll need to do your own research.
     
  7. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    you can only play the old (original versions) of the oregon trail if you run classic. If not, you have to settle for the newest version I think.
     
  8. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Get a GBA emu (I use Boycott Advance), and play some Sonic! That'll keep you occupied for hours :D
     
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  10. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    where and how do u get that
     
  11. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    how do i install classic on my powerbook. All i have is the OSX Panther cd.
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I think Panther already had classic installed. Check to see if classic is listed in System Preferences under "system."

    If it's not, check your install disks to see which one lists Classic and use it to install.
     
  13. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Diablo! Diablo II is a bit complicated, esp. for a n00b, but the original is all killer.

    Quake 3 should run beautifully. :)

    Neverwinter Nights will run well if you have a decent video card (32MB or more).
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    better still go out and buy a GBA SP or a GB Micro and Sonic.
     
  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Get a DS.

    Rather than breaking the law and stealing the game illegally, get a GBA SP or a DS and buy the game play it using that.
     
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    Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

    Easy to pick up. Very deep gameplay. Action oriented if you want it to be, with tons of possibilities and very good "bang for your buck." :D

    Otherwise, get an XBOX 360 and get Geometry Wars.
     
  18. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Next time, try reading the request before you hit "Reply".

    Specifically, this part:
     
  19. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    I own a copy of the game. No laws broken. And he said "travelling with his laptop" ;) No mention of wanting to take a portable with him, and certainly not a 360 (the main unit's OK, but the PSU'll kill you)
     
  20. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    While it's still technically illegal (transferring backups is illegal), I wouldn't fault you for it; but you're encouraging him to download the game he doesn't own.
     
  21. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    I like Quinn...other wise known as....TETRIS!!!!!!!!!!
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I have to agree with Patmian212's suggestions, try Civ 2 and Civ 3 Complete- they are both great games. :)
     

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