What is the oldest game for a modern Mac?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    What is the oldest possible old school game that I can play on a Mac and/or Mac using OS X in emulation?
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Well, you can play space invaders online. Unless you play Breakout on your iPod, it doesn't get much more old-school than that!
     
  3. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Never looked back that far - presumably anything that runs in OS9 could work on an OS X PPC Mac under Classic, though not on an Intel Mac (since Classic won't run on the Intel Macs). And, stuff that runs on PPC OS X would presumably run under Rosetta on a Intel OS X.

    The furthest I've gone back is 3-D Ultra Pinball under Classic on my G5 iMac (I believe it's abandonware now, too). Still a fun pinball game.
     
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    At once stage I played Lode Runner through Classic, I think it was from 1984.
     
  5. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I remember seeing an Atari 2600 emulator somewhere. Don't ask me where as I don't remember. Unless someone made an emulator for Pong, I think 1977 is as old school as it gets.
     
  6. AppleAce macrumors regular

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    Pong, you say?
    http://members.aol.com/plforth/ofpong/
    Now, this won't work on an Intel Mac, due to there being EFI instead of Open Firmware, but it's still pretty cool. :cool:
    Although it is kind of annoying to have to reboot every time you want to play pong.....
     
  7. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    MAME did have a Pong simulator at one point (not an emulator, because Pong used discrete circuits rather than CPUs and stuff, so it can't be emulated). But last I heard, they removed it after deciding it didn't mesh with MAME's goal.

    --Eric
     
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