Anyone know good games for a iBook G3 ClamShell ?

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  1. Realnanners macrumors member

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    I just bought a iBook G3 Clamshell for $35 + Free shipping in wonderful condition. I have a few Mac games and they are for the G4's. I know the clamshell is not for gaming but I am sure theres some games out there it can play. So please feel free to comment down below.

    SPECS:
    366MHz PowerPC G3
    128 RAM
    8MB V-RAM

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    P.S: I am updating it to 10.3 Panther.
     

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  2. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Of Course!!!!! That also depends on the types of games that you like though. Some of my favorites are:

    Doom (1,2,3)
    Star Wars: Dark Forces
    Duke Nukem
    The JourneyMan Project
    Wolfenstein 3D

    There are also a few emulators out there that can emulate NES, SNES, DOS, and Atari games. It's fun! I played X-Wing and TIE fighter a couple of months ago in addition to The Oregon Trail.

    But once you update to 10.3, you'll have to play the games that I just listed in Classic mode because they are OS 9 games.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would recommend putting some more RAM in that if you are going to be running any version of OS X!
     
  4. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I have been thinking about it I have a 256MB but I am not sure if it would work though.
     
  5. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the Game advice! I have never played Doom 1 or 2 so I am going to have to give those a try and the Duke Nukem. As well as the Star Wars: Dark forces. Thanks again for the recommendations! I will make sure to give them a try! :)
     
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    Thanks so much for the link dude! It help out a ton! Thanks! :)
     
  8. grhmhome macrumors newbie

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    Glider Pro and Marathon. Both are now freeware.
     
  9. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    They are freeware now ?? Awesome I am going to have to download this and put them on the Clamshell. Thanks :)
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Depending on whether this model has FireWire or not would determine the maximum RAM. I believe that it is 576 MB on the FireWire models.
     
  11. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    It's the firewire model
     
  12. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Keep it on OS9, head over to Macintoshgarden, and take your pick.

    I load up images of games on my Clamshell and it does great with OS 9 games(it's much faster to read an image off the hard drive than reading a disk, plus you don't have to carry a stack of disks with you).

    I installed Tiger on mine, but have only booted it once.

    Btw, I have 512mb in mine plus whatever is soldered to the board(64mb?).

    It makes no sense to me, but for a lot of purposes I find my Clamshell faster than my 500mhz Pismo with 1gb of RAM.
     
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    Where can I download these? I have looked everywhere for Doom.
     
  14. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Macintosh Garden actually. It was pretty awesome to find it. I only got Doom 2 but the others are on there I think.
     
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    This may be off topic but does anyone know where to find the Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 LoD expansion pack Mac installers? Blizzard pulled the Mac downloads.
     
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    Found it! Thanks!
     
  17. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Glider for sure. Oregon Trail is another one of my favorites. There's no greater feeling of excitement than navigating your way down the Snake River at the end.
     
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    Just as long as you don't die of dysentery before you get there.
     
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    "Ari was bitten rattlesnake."

    Given the choice in life, I always choose to caulk my wagon and float it*. This is how I live my life today.

    From UrbanDictionary
     
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    I had Starcraft installed on my Clamshell. Worked pretty well.
     
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    There's no way Doom 3 would run on an iBook G3.
     
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    They have it in their ftp, I just downloaded it the other day. I can link it if you still need it.
     
  25. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, I never played StarCraft Before, this could get me in to it. Thanks for the suggestion!
     

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