Good freeware/shareware games for Mac?

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  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

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    So, I've got an old Mac in my posession; the original eMac, running 10.2.8. I can't get it working well for internet browsing because the browsers for the OS are too out of date, so I thought I'd just put some old little games on there to make it mildly useful. So, anyone know any?
     
  2. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    You can poke around the back catalogue of Feral games I know a bunch of the older ones should run on your machine.
     
  3. SuperMatt macrumors 6502

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    Diablo 2 and Starcraft should run on that, easily. Fallout 1 and 2 are hours and hours of fun. Wingnuts was a fun game that used to be a freebie - not sure how you can get it - maybe just email the people at freeverse. Some older games might require you to boot in OS 9 - in fact, the games might run better under OS 9.

    Another couple ideas - Marathon trilogy (google "Aleph One"), Myth I and II (amazing games), escape velocity.
     
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    A bit offtopic, but the eMac can run 10.3.9, which allows you to use Camino 1.6.x which do work on most new websites. 10.4 can also work, albeit a bit slow, but will give you access to many new browsers. And with some hacking you can get 10.5 to run as well, but it will run slow.

    The eMac can also run OS 9.2.2 which has a huge selection of games.
    Gems like Civilization 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Deus Ex, Summoner, etc.
     
  5. SuperMatt macrumors 6502

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    Now that you mention OS X 10.4, I run it on a G3/400 powerbook, and it's not even slow on that, so you could run it on an eMac easily. Also, you say it's the original eMac - that was 700MHz... if you actually have a slightly newer eMac, it might be the 1GHz or or 1.25 or 1.42 - any of those can run Leopard 10.5 without any hacking or problem.

    As for acquiring those OS's, you can probably find any mac owner that had an older machine - they might have the disk laying around somewhere. Or get them on eBay.
     
  6. xTRIGGER092x thread starter macrumors regular

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    As much as I'd like to upgrade to Tiger, it's just way too difficult to do so; I'd have to track down the CD version, which is both rare and expensive (around $110). I don't know any other Mac owners either, so borrowing a disk is out of question. :\
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    You can use just about any usb external DVD player to install or even a usb thumb drive, so no need for the CD version. I have used a cheap samsung external dvd on my iBook g3/300 mhz, works fine, but a bit slow due to USB 1.0 only, you must know someone who has that?
     
  8. Chilaha macrumors member

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    1) Marathon

    2) Dukem nukem 3d

    3) Americas Army 2.5
     
  9. xTRIGGER092x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, I don't know anyone with an external hard drive. Of course, everyone has a USB drive, but that defeats the whole purpose of getting the CD in the first place. Even if I did have access to an external DVD drive, the Tiger DVD is also absurdly expensive ($90ish). Panther goes for around $30-$40, so I may get that eventually if I've got plenty of money to burn, but considering this computer is far from being a device I'll use often, I don't see the point of spending a lot of money on it.
     
  10. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Pac The Man X (or Pac The Man 2, your OS might be too old for X.)
     

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