Best machine for legacy gaming?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Adeamus, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Adeamus macrumors newbie

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    Heya guys

    So I was recently cleaning out the back of a closet and found all my old System 8/9 games from the late 90's. This got me thinking about picking up an older machine to boot up once or twice in a while to play these old games.

    I've been looking at a powerbook G4 14" just so I can keep it on a book shelf and pull down when I need it with a minmal amount of set up.

    The games I'm looking at running are the Marathon games, SimCity 2000, SimTower, Total Annihilation, Diablo 1.

    So, thoughts?
     
  2. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    If it has at least a 64mb graphics card you could get it pretty cheap and it is very portable but Im not sure if it would meet the requirements for those game.
     
  3. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Yes, a Titanium Powerbook G4 would boot OS9. The 1GHz models have 64MB of RAM.
     
  4. Frost7 macrumors regular

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    ^ What he said.

    If you want a small, portable, OS9 beast that can also run Tiger perfectly for everyday uses, get a 1 GHz TiBook in good condition, stick a gig of RAM in it, and maybe get one of OWC's Mercury Legacy SSDs too if you really want to make it fly.

    S'what I did and I love that little machine.
     

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