Emulating on MAC

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by omegaman3000, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. omegaman3000 macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty new to the world of Macs but I have a macbook with 2GHz of Intel core 2 duo with 1 GB of RAM. I run Mac OS X 10.4.10. I remember an old game on my Commodore Amiga called Rome AD:92 (europe), aka Rome, Pathway to Power (US) and was wondering if anyone knows 1) A site where I can download it for my Mac, 2) An emulator site that I'll probably need and 3) Is it safe from a virus point of view to do the above.
    Thanks
    Omegaman3000
     
  2. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

    Mavimao

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    http://sourceforge.net/projects/maxuae

    There's your emulator. Never used it so I can't vouch for any quality issues. As for ROMs...any information is illegal to post and could get you banned. Sry.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Apparently there are many legal ways of getting Amiga games. One of them is if the developer has released them for free, or has released backup versions (a la Factor 5). There is a legal CD full of original Amiga games out there somewhere. Can't remember the name for the life of me :eek:
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    There's loads of old Amiga abandonware and shareware on the Back To The Roots database, including Rome AD92 by the looks of things.

    Link
     
  5. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Just remember Abandonware is not legal. Only when the copyright holder gives the permission for the download does it become legal.
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Quite true. Abandonware is a made up term by people (myself included) who try to validate that they are entitled to run old software that's no longer available.
     
  7. Antares macrumors 68000

    Antares

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    I know most Commodore 64 games are now public domain...but from what you guys are saying, Commodore Amiga games may still have copyright restrictions? When was the last Amiga produced?
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Anywhere between 1993 and last year, depending on which company and equipment you count. Believe it or not, it hasn't officially died yet, although the two companies who own the OS and the patents are doing their best to finally kill it with their constant legal battles. Not that anyone other than their own egos cares much anymore.
     

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