Old Windows Games on Mac

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  1. Kingloo macrumors newbie

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    Hello all! I have an interesting dilemma. My mother's computer running Windows 3.1 ( :) ) is, after 11-12 years of loyal service, starting to look like it might die soon. I thought that a Mac Mini would be an ideal replacement, as XP would likely give her no end of trouble. However, the main use would be to run several classic Windows games: Minesweeper, Free Cell and Taipei.

    I did a bit of searching around, and found a few sites with clones of old Windows games, but none of them were really what I was looking for. Does anyone know if these are available for Mac anywhere (as freeware) or know of any sites where I might find them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Montserrat macrumors regular

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  3. Kingloo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response. Much appreciated. :)
     
  4. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Burning Monkey Solitaire will probably bring her a lot of joy. It's not free, but real cheap, and lots of fun.

    There was a nice Taipei game called Shanghai. Not sure where it came from?
     
  5. ZicklePop macrumors member

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    If I'm not mistaken, Linux, I LOVE THAT GAME!

    Fink should have it, fink runs Linux apps on a Mac if you don't know. I haven't got my mac yet but it seems easy to do. Someone else who has used it should help heh.. fink.sf.net
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Try dosbox for OS X, http://www.holwegner.com/software/#DOSBox and download the DOS originals from http://www.abandonia.com/

    There are some good "abandoned" games out there (e.g. Betrayal at Krondor, the original Prince of Persia, Lemmings etc). Downloading abandoned games is legal - they have been released by the publishers, usually because they don't expect to make any more money out of them.

    I have run dosbox on my PC and if the OS X version is anything like it, you'll get lots of old 90's DOS games running on your Mac.
     

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