best/cheapest way to run old windows 95/ MS-DOS game?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MoncoZero, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. MoncoZero macrumors member

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    I was cleaning my room and found all my ancient computer games (number/word munches, oregon trail, where in the world is carmen sandiago, the incredible machine). I also found leisure suit larry: love for sail for windows 95 or MS-DOS. I was wondering if there was a cheap way to play it on my intel mac. I have heard of (but don't know much about) parallels and crossover, but believe you have to buy windows - which is too much to pay for the novelty of playing an old game. I am thinking, because it is such an old game there may be a less expensive possibility. Suggestions?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Are the games on floppy disks? How do you propose to get them into the Mac?

    Borrow or buy a Win 95 machine (you should be able to pick up a Pentium II machine on craigslist for $25 with Win 95 installed)
     
  3. MoncoZero thread starter macrumors member

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    i do have a imation super disk drive; however, the only game i have interest in playing is leisure suit larry: love for sail, which is on a cd.

    Thanks SteveG4Cube, i am currently playing with DOSBox- read (getting frustrated and realizing it may not be worth it)
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Don't forget Cider for OS X.

    I've tried Cedega on Linux. It works about as well as Crossover, with the same proviso that only a limited range of software works. Probably a bit overkill, if you only want to run an old DOS game.
     

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