Old applications you would like to see OS X native

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by King Cobra, May 16, 2002.

  1. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I think this may be my most intelligent topic since the Apple Monitors discussion.

    Plain and simple: What applications/games/utilities, old or new, would you like to see available for OS X, even if these applications seem as if they will not become OS X native?

    My choices are:
    Strata 3D Base
    Pacific Tech Graphing Calculator
    Issac Asimov's Astronomy Collection
    Virtual Pool for the Mac
    Whales (A guide on system 7)
    MacBrickout
    PowerPoker for System 7
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  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    The one I can think of right away is Poser... I have version 3, but I am waiting until an OSX native version comes out before I purchase an update.

    Of course, I would like to see all my games out for OS X, such as UT, and others that I won't list at the moment (they are at home, and I'm at work).
     
  3. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    poser would be sweet.

    i was thinking Oids. anyone play that game [wondering if im the only one].

    pax imperia

    warlords

    [just flipping through my old floppys, jeez smees all id did back thenw as play games and write shareware... o man i just found my old system 7.5.1 discs, and my entire hard drive backed up to like 8 floppies, crazy, dont know what to do with these old things, seems like a waste to throw them away so they all sit under my bed (im not the collector type)]
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    MicroLeague Baseball

    I say MicroLeague Baseball. We'll need it when the players go on strike.

    I may have to dust off my SE/30 just for this.

    Oh, and I can play Shufflepuck Cafe in between innings. (Actually, I can't. It's System 6 and I don't remember it having MultiFinder)
     
  5. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    o man i remember shufflepuck. that was cool. i didnt realize i was playing it so long ago. system 6 damn.
     
  6. iH8Quark macrumors 6502

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    Adobe Dimensions

    This little app is so sweet, especially for Flash. The output to vector is really nice. Does anyone know of a substitute for it?
     
  7. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    Oh wow, I just remebered Shufflepuck! What a great game!

    I also was a big fan of Wolfenstein 3D. It would be really cool if someone made something like DoomLegacy but for Wolfenstein instead :D
     
  8. mischief macrumors 68030

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    I miss Mechwarrior!!

    It was cool and they never kept up for the Mac. The most recent editions are eye-popping. It's got some serious advantages over basic 1st person shooters. That's where I mastered the "Tablet kill at 1Km". Oops, did I just Railgun your cockpit? (grin):D
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    simcity 1.4... hell it's not even available for 256 colors, i wish i could play it again. i don't want to have to set up a 680x0 system just for this...

    maybe some shareware patch guy will make such a creature... but i'm not holding my breath...

    :)
    pnw
     
  10. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    macbrickout is amost finished being ported to OSX. check out www.leapfrogsw.com for updates.
     
  11. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Star Trek Trivia

    I know it's old and was originally for the Mac 512k, but I managed to memorize the answers.

    By the way, system 6 does have multi-finder. Go to the Special menu, choose set startup. I warn you though, it runs VERY slow in MF.
     
  12. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I would like to see Warcraft 2 for OS X and Tetris for OS X.
     
  13. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Crystal Quest, MacInooga Railway, Shufflepuck, and Enchanted Scepters.

    Although that Mac Plus emulator for OS X allows me to play those anyway, so I can't complain. :D
     
  14. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    ooh! sim tower.. haha... i even restart into nine to play that sometimes ;)
     
  15. jasonpaul75 macrumors member

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    Time for new versions of...

    Microsoft Project or at least an open source compatible with MS project files.

    Adobe Dimensions...I find it seriously disturbing that this project is still sold...there hasn't been an update in forever. It was a great little tool that I still use in my vector work for simple 3d everyday...it would really compliment Illustrator 10. Maybe it could be turned into an included plug-in. I thought Adobe was sniffing around Carrara for this purpose...I still need a solid easy to use tool to create quick 3D for print...

    Is Fontographer due for an update as well?
     
  16. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Time for new versions of...

    Don't count on that ever coming to OS X... Considering how the last version is over 4 years old (dated in 98 I believe), it doesn't reliably install under the latest versions of OS 9. The windblows version however, was done in 2000, with probably another update soon. Damn you bill gates!!
     
  17. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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  18. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Re: I miss Mechwarrior!!

    Oh man, Mech2 rocked. I installed 8.1 on an old machine the other day, just so I could play it again. Oh the memories... :)
     
  19. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: Time for new versions of...


    Well, it looks as MS now neglects its Works program-it's been at v 6 for 2 years- I hope they update it soon. Or Apple should release v 7 of theirs too.
     
  20. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Is Dark Castle around for X? I think I saw a demo of a re-make of it somewhere a while ago. But I think it was OS 9, and it was nowhere near as good as the original. You just can't beat B&W!
     
  21. kevine macrumors newbie

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    Macromedia SoundEdit!!!!

    MacroMedia SoundEdit gets my vote. I would pay big bucks for that.

    Others that I would like:

    Risk
    NetTrek
    Talking Moose...actually this could be a really usefull app now. Imagine the moose telling you when you have new mail, when a site has been updated, when encoding or disk burning is finished, when your IM friends are online, perhaps stock alerts, weather, sports, other apps could script to it...so it could tell you that it's been X days since you ran Drive 10. Perhaps phrases could be shared over the Net...think Knowledge Navigator, only a moose.

    But really SoundEdit is needed...oh, and of course RealPlayer
     
  22. gerror macrumors 6502

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    I would say virtual gamestation. or a ps2 emulator would be nice...
     
  23. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I want to see Snood for OSX available!

    Snood is just such a cool game :) I also would like to see Mac C&C as well as DeadLock.

    Ensign
     
  24. Tokyo macrumors member

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    Re: MicroLeague Baseball

    MultiFinder was in System 4, and was improved in System 6. See:

    http://www.japan.lakeland.edu/cs100/poza/images/os/aboutfinder.gif


    Tokyo
     
  25. Pelorus macrumors regular

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    Hmmm....lessee

    Halo

    (Well..come on...it was "new" in 1999)
     

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