Best System 7 games for a Mac Classic?

Jon from HR

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 18, 2017
15
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Monrovia, CA
I love my Macintosh Classic. Honestly. But the 2 MB RAM is a severe crippler. Can't even play Shadowgate for whatever reason even though its a 512k game; game just refuses to boot.:( Anyone have any suggestions on some games I could play with that RAM limit? Already have Tetris, all the Infocom Text Adventures, The Oregon Trail, Pipe Dream, Spectre Challenger, Hangman, Dungeon of Doom, and of course, Chess. I am eventually planning on upgrading to 4 MB of RAM., but probably not for a long while.
 

Gamer9430

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Apr 22, 2014
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Central New Jersey/ North Virginia, USA
Found a listing on eBay of it along with Ground Zero for $35.99, there's gotta be an easier way of getting some of these floppies, right?
http://macintoshgarden.org
https://www.macintoshrepository.org

These two websites have massive libraries of floppy images that you can download and clone to actual disks. Most archived using Stuff-it, which is included with OS 9 and I think OS 8 as well. You can use it to unarchive them and then use disk copy to either mount them on the desktop or clone them to real disks.

As for suggestions for games, you may be able to run more games that need more than 2MB by lowering the minimum amount of RAM required for the app to open. I've tried it with many games and they all run fine. However, I'm doing this on a 4MB Macintosh SE, so 2MB will be much more restrictive. And one game I can recommend that seems like it doesn't care about RAM is Tetris Max. Its by far the best Tetris game for 68k/PPC and one of my favorite games to play on all my Macs.

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/tetris-max
 

havokalien

macrumors 6502a
Apr 27, 2006
646
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Kelso, Wa
if you have 2 megs of ram, ask for 2 more meg 30 pin simms, open it up and max it out. Super cheap. Also a classic can boot off of rom, the only mac to be able to natively.
 

Jon from HR

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 18, 2017
15
3
Monrovia, CA
http://macintoshgarden.org
https://www.macintoshrepository.org

These two websites have massive libraries of floppy images that you can download and clone to actual disks. Most archived using Stuff-it, which is included with OS 9 and I think OS 8 as well. You can use it to unarchive them and then use disk copy to either mount them on the desktop or clone them to real disks.

As for suggestions for games, you may be able to run more games that need more than 2MB by lowering the minimum amount of RAM required for the app to open. I've tried it with many games and they all run fine. However, I'm doing this on a 4MB Macintosh SE, so 2MB will be much more restrictive. And one game I can recommend that seems like it doesn't care about RAM is Tetris Max. Its by far the best Tetris game for 68k/PPC and one of my favorite games to play on all my Macs.

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/tetris-max
if you have 2 megs of ram, ask for 2 more meg 30 pin simms, open it up and max it out. Super cheap. Also a classic can boot off of rom, the only mac to be able to natively.
Thanks for the info, guys!