How To Play Old Software On New Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SubaruWolf, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. SubaruWolf macrumors newbie

    SubaruWolf

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    Hi, I recently got my first Mac, an iMac OS X, and I have several old games (Oregon Trail II, etc...) that I would love to play again but my computer is unable to install them because they need the "Classic Environment".

    Is there anyway to get around this? Thank you for any help.

    --SubaruWolf
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Classic os only available on Power PC macs running the latest version of Tiger (10.4). You will need a full version of OS 9 for it to work. Any intel based mac or any mac running OS 10.5 Leopard will not handle classic.

    See this article for more info along with here
     
  3. SubaruWolf thread starter macrumors newbie

    SubaruWolf

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    Thank you for the help. This means that there are no downloadable software programs that would allow my Leopard to support Classic then?
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You can take a look at my SheepShaver tutorial:
    www.redundantrobot.com

    It explains how to use SheepShaver or Basilisk to run Mac OS Classic and to use your old programs with it. The tutorial is written with the idea of people who kinda know what they're doing so if you have any questions email me or ask here.
     
  5. SubaruWolf thread starter macrumors newbie

    SubaruWolf

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    Thank you, that looks very helpful. I will visiting home for Christmas and will try it then since that's where I have all my old CD-ROM games. :)

    --SubaruWolf
     
  6. WatchSmart macrumors member

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    There is a SheepShaver setup guide over here:

    http://emaculation.com/doku.php/sheepshaver_mac_os_x_setup

    It goes into a bit more detail than the Redundant Robot guide, although it doesn't have any of the ROM image and things.

    SheepShaver is a fairly remarkable piece of software, however the 68K emulator Basilisk II might be better if you only really need to play old games.
     

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