Best -OSX- powerpc games?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by L Oquence, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. L Oquence macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for games for my power mac g5 that run on osx. Preferably if they're available from macintosh garden, even better. But I'm always willing to go ebay hunting as well. :)

    I'm open to other suggestions as well, but I'm MOSTLY looking for rpgs and first person shooters.

    My problem so far is most of the research I've done online leads to -os9- games, which serves me no good.
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I don't have any specific suggestions, but install OS X 10.4 on your G5(in a separate partition or hard drive) and you can play OS 9 games to your heart's content.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Older copies of AssaultCube, Battlefield 1942, Chopper, SuperTuxCart, and emulators all work.
     
  4. L Oquence thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont have access to a copy of 10.4 or os9 even if i tried, without spending money i dont have, but i appreciate it :)
     
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  6. L Oquence thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you! :)
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    SimCity 4 Deluxe
    Urquan Masters
    Warcraft III
    Neverwinter Nights
    Knights of the Old Republic

    Some of the Star Wars Lego games and Middle Earth Lego games will run I think.

    Most importantly, Halo: Combat Evolved runs on Leopard.
     
  8. Aameiel macrumors regular

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    Max Payne is one of my all time favorite games !!! Never gets old. :D
     
  9. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I have Otto Matic™ and Deimons Rising which are great PPC games (works on OS 9 too) that came with an iBook, I could send you a copy of each.

    Other great games for PPC are Mars Explorer, Bitfighter, and Minecraft if you can get it to work.

    All these games work on Leopard.
     
  10. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I am old school, hence: Doom, Quake, Unreal, Hexen, Heretic, Duke Nukem, Soldier Of Fortune all have OSX PPC ports.
     
  11. ---eMac--- macrumors newbie

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    Diablo II, Starcraft, Warcraft III, Machinarium, Age of Empires III,...

    And Pokerstars client works fine too.
     
  12. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    ...and on Tiger. Performance is even great on my 800MHz iMac G4.
     
  13. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    If you have a powerful graphics card then you could run Quake 4, Doom 3, Prey, Postal 2, and The Sims 2. I can just about run them on my fully upgraded G4 with a ATi Radeon 9800XT, but frame rates do tend to get a bit choppy if there's a lot going on.
     
  14. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend Tropico. I have the Mucho Macho edition and my G5 runs it so fast I could sneeze and a year would roll by in-game.

    Also: the original Sims. I can always have a fun time with that game.
     
  15. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I believe Aspyr made a Doom 3 port for PPC. A highly recommended game if you manage to find a copy.
     
  16. NathanJHill macrumors member

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    I put a few here:
    http://g5center.net/games.html

    If you can find Fallout 1 and 2, they are just fun, fantastic games and work great on older hardware.

    The Marathon series is good fun and free.

    I also have been meaning to fire up Call of Duty and Medal of Honor again. Both were available for G5 (unless I am getting their titles mixed up).

    I used to have a copy of Myth: the Fallen Lords, and I miss it. It was a cool game. But it does look a demo is available and maybe other files:
    http://www.projectmagma.net/what/

    The challenge is finding working copies of these old games, especially if you want to stay legal
     
  17. paulwgraber macrumors member

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    This is the very reason I went Dual Boot. On my newer G5 half my mac collection was not working due to carbon which sucks at classic IMO. So I got a dual boot mac. Now I enjoy all my classic games in pure 9.2.2 and newer games in 10.5.8. FYI I am running a ton of dos games via boxer in OS X as well. Works great. Playing upgraded versions of Ultima 1-8 on my MAC is awesome. U5 Lazarus is a treat. From Marathon to WCIII everything runs great new and old.
     
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    Civilization III ofcourse is the best game not only on PPC Mac but of all time.

    I like the Fallout games alot too.
     
  20. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    One advantage of running UT 2004 on PPC is that the original Audio drivers for the NPCs yelling at each other works perfectly fine. On Intel Macs the NPCs don't taunt each other.
     
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    Do you know anyone who would be willing to compile the current version of AssaultCube for PowerPC? My brother has tried what he thought was supposed to be straight-forward and work, but he couldn't get it working. I myself do not possess the knowledge to do so. The Assault Cube developers cannot do it either because their Mac developer got rid of his PPC Mac a long time ago.
     
  22. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I do not know of anyone with the knowledge. I am not sure what has changed in the source code to make it non PPC compatible. Does it still run on Leopard 10.5 for Intel?
     
  23. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    I have not tested it on a Leopard Intel machine, as our household Intel machines are all on SL or later (which it works fine on).
     

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