G3 Question

Dustman

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Does anyone know of any good (fun) games that will run on a G3 iMac? stuff like idk, bugdom but better haha, Just curious if anything (game wise) will actually run on it. Something like Maplestory would be awesome
Specs are in sig.
 

Eidorian

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- Future Cop: LAPD

And surprisingly enough I have some other OS9/OS X games in a bundle pack at home. I think it's a 5 in 1 pack that I've been looking to sell.
 

Dustman

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- Future Cop: LAPD

And surprisingly enough I have some other OS9/OS X games in a bundle pack at home. I think it's a 5 in 1 pack that I've been looking to sell.
I tried getting the demo of future cop 1.0.2 but it wont open because it's OS 9. Any other good ones? Thanks for the fast reply btw.
 

aidanpendragon

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Old 700 MHz G3 iMac + Tiger = good luck getting any games to run on it. For OS X games, you hardly have any oomph. For System 8/9 games, you have solid specs but the wrong OS.

Do you have the HDD space to dual-boot? If so, there are lots of old-but-good System 9 games you can run (Myth, MWII, Total Annihilation, Duke Nukem 3D, Diablo).

Blizzard games - Diablo II & Starcraft - should/could run OK on both your specs and OS X. Some version of Civilization III - maybe the original, NOT 2006's Civ3 Complete - might also work. Myth II should work with the OS X patch/update. Ambrosia's Escape Velocity Nova is a bit of a rip-off, in my opinion, but should work OK given your setup.

But in general, if you're serious about gaming, I'd say set up a dual-boot; or take OS X off your iMac; or spend $25 or so online to get a System 9 iMac or G3 desktop & use that for gaming. If you're serious about OS X gaming (cheaply), drop some money into a G4 or Intel Mini.
 

Eidorian

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Yeah, OS 9 is going to be your main gaming operating system on that iMac. You'll probably get Quake III easily to run in OS X but I doubt much else.