Old Mac Detective game

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  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

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    About 10 years ago i used my first mac in grade 1. There was this game on it where u were a detective and you could walk around from room to room and solve crimes (i think) stuff, anyone know the name? i want to get it SOOO BADLY but i havnt been able to think of the name! any info is much appreciated!
     
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    heres a betetr description (someoe else tryign to find same game)

    I have been googling keywords for almost an hour now to no avail. The game I am looking for is a classic macintosh game that I played in the early 90's. You played a young detective in a school that had been overtaken by a mad professor. As you walked down the halls of the two-story building and searched for clues the professor would send robots after you. When a robot appeared, you would have to take a picture of it with your camera to collect a clue. Collecting clues led you to find which room the mad scientist was hiding in. If anyone recognizes this game I would be grateful for a name that I can look up, Thank you very much.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you're talking about either Spellbound or it's sequel Midnight Rescue. I think Spellbound was the one set in a school and Midnight Rescue in a TV station. They were great games! If it's of any use I think they were produced by Broderbund Software. :)
     
  4. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its called midnight rescue! thank you so much! is tehre anyehre i can actually get this game now? and will it run on my mbp (i know u cant run old windows games on xp thats why im asking)
     
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    No problem! ;)

    Honestly I'm not sure if it's possible. Most old games like this were playable in Classic but the MPB doesn't have that so I'm not really sure what your options are.
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Surprisingly, yes--Amazon has several people selling the CDs used for like a penny. Go grab a copy for under $3, shipped.

    ...and no, it won't. It claims to run in MacOS 7, 8, and 9, but the Intel Macs don't support Classic, so you're out of luck there.

    There are, however, a few options:

    1) There are some projects to emulate an older Mac, which I have in the past downloaded and run successfully up through OS 7, specifically so I could play really old games. This was on a PPC Mac, however, so I'm not sure if any of these emulators are working on Intel yet. They likely will eventually, though.

    2) Somewhat ironically, it also runs in Win95/98, so if you have BootCamp installed on your MPB you could try it under XP and see if you have any luck. Alternately, if you buy Parallels ($40 right now), you can run any version of Windows all the way back to 3.1 in a virtual machine without even rebooting your Mac, so if you've got some Win95 or 98 install discs laying around, you could install that and it would probably work fine.

    3) Since the thing obviously doesn't have serious system requirements, you could just go to a junk shop or ask around and find an ancient Mac for basically free--any early PPC Mac should run it fine, and those can be had for the price of shipping on eBay, and it might even run on older 68k Macs as well if they have a CD drive and system 7 installed. Having an ancient machine like this around can be fun for nostalgic gaming, and if you get a decent PPC one you may even be able to use it as an in-home server or music jukebox or such.
     
  7. gnomefarmer macrumors newbie

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    Game that was around at the same time

    Ok you may be able to help me, im looking for a game that came out around the same time as this, if i remember correctly you were a goblin and you went around moving boulders trying to find a key to advance to the next level. i remember the first stage being all blue and the second stage being all red. i think there was bombs also that blew you up otherwise if you moved the boulders wrong you had to start the level again. i have googled and googled for this game but just cant find it. all i remember is that i use to play it at the same time as midnight rescue. any help?
     

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