Best OS X to play classic Games on

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulwgraber, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. paulwgraber macrumors member

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    Of OS 10.1 thru 10.4 Which is the best to play classic os games on?
    I currently have OS 10.1. Should I upgrade it to 10.4 or will 10.1 suffice?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, I would think that the "best" OS for the task would depends on which games you're talking about; but that aside for the moment, OS X in general was... not very good until 10.3 or thereabouts, so I would start there.
     
  3. davidg4781 macrumors 68010

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    I think you'll get the best compatibility with 10.4. It still includes Classic if needed and I'm assuming some of the later games require something above 10.1. I would check your game requirements.

    Also you'll get a more stable and efficient OS which will make game play a lot more enjoyable.
     
  4. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    You'll also be able to run semi-latest versions of PPC apps if you go with Tiger.
     
  5. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    While 10.2 was fine with using OS 9.1 in classic mode, 10,4 (Tiger) needs 9.2.2 to run classic good.

    Classic is the name of the emulation environment, that lets OS 9 work under 10.4 (no reboot necessary), but if your Mac is still capable of Dual boot, you should use OS 9 directly for OS 9 games.
    On an ibook G4 with 1,33GHz I get a stuttering mouse in Master of Orion (strategy game, not much action, just calculates where I move the mouse pointer).
     
  6. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    MoO, awesome game series. I got MoO II: BaA sitting on one of my shelves atm lol.
     
  7. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Yes, one of my all time favourites. I stepped in, when it was Version II, I bought Version III for my brother (Windows) some time later, but we did not get very far with that.

    Although, if you have played it several times, you know the ways how to get to the end and win and you find yourself from one point on doing the same steps again, I play it still one time in a year, partly for nostalgia reasons. :)
     
  8. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    It's the same for me with AMBER: Journeys Beyond and Titanic: Adventure Out of Time. I always play/beat them at least once a year out of nostalgia. Both of course I played first on a Mac. (5400) :)
     
  9. JaguarGod macrumors 6502

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    I still play a lot of games in 10.4.11. Games like Tron 2.0, Undying, MTX MotoTrax and VGP2 are still fun to play in my opinion. They work great in Tiger. A lot of the reason I keep PPC around is for the older games.
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    It was a minority of games that was released for the early OSX's, so I would definitely say 10.4. Even then, I would be surprised at how many games you could find that couldn't run on 10.6.8, so maybe look that up.
     

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