I still have a PowerPC Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Sijmen, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    After reading some threads on good Mac games, there were some where people couldn't play because they have an Intel Mac and can't use Classic.

    So, what golden oldies to check out while I still can?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    try insidemacgames.com for reviews of games.

    One fun game I can suggest is Stubbs the Zombie. It works in 10.4 with PPC.
     
  3. Sijmen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'm specifically looking for the ones 'before my time', those that would be considered abandomware.

    Btw, I already played Marathon, it made me sick :D

    edit: Stubbs has a demo, checking out tonight!
     
  4. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Total Annihilation, MechWarrior 2, Myth I, 1st two Escape Velocity games...well - if you have OS 9 bootable. Most OS 9 games don't work under Classic, even though it's ostensibly the same thing.

    If you have OS X on PPC, there are tons and tons and tons of games. Insidemacgames is one place to look (everything before 2006 pretty much was PPC).

    Another is the Universal Binary game guide here on MR. If a game is noted as not playing nice on Intel, that effectively means it's good on PPC. Tron 2.0 may be one such. Bottom line, there are plenty of modern & "pretty" games that work on PPC.

    But good luck with Stubbs the Zombie unless you have a G5 + big graphics card.
     
  5. Sijmen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all these suggestions!

    I already have some OS X games, which I love to play. Just wondering about the Classic stuff here. Thanks for your list, I will check out some after work.
     
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  7. Sijmen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cleared in the first go!

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    I never, ever, want to play this game again. It would suck out any time I have.
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I also still have a PowerPC Mac.

    The games I play are Doom 3, CoD 2, UT 2004, Quake 4, etc.
    ... and anxiously waiting for Colin McRae 2005... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    a great fps for a older PPC is red faction, google it, i like it and a good amount of people still play
     
  10. savvos macrumors regular

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    Space Rogue, Scarab of Ra, Realmz

    Try to find the Macintoch Garden (I'm not sure of the URL right now - it used to be hosted by Home of the Underdogs). It's a Mecca of pre-OSX abandonware, and everything is rated by the users. Some stuff will need an emulator to run System 6, though.

    If you want to go really old school, Scarab of Ra was written in the 80s and it still runs in Classic. Pretty impressive. Realmz is a classic RPG and you can get a demo from Fantasoft's website. There are also all the Sim games. I like Sim Ant's kooky fun. Quest for Glory was another neat little game.

    For mindless fun, there's always Unicycle.

    If you get an emulator to run System 6.0, definitely try out Space Rogue. It has amazing depth and great space battles for a game that ran on a Mac Classic.
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I thought there are 100 levels in the full game? It does get challenging later. There is also ome expansion that adds 1000 levels... =p
    http://www.snood.com/puzzlelevels.html
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Dues Ex

    Dues Ex is a very good shooter game with a nice conspiracy storyline.
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Unreal

    First person shooter, some cool weapons. Really great graphics for its time. OSX port doesn't have music and is buggy. Plays fine under classic.
     
  14. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    As usual, we should clarify that OS 9 is not the same thing as Classic, and most games that work great under 9 natively crash terribly under Classic on OS X.
     
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    Dues Ex plays fine under Classic. Not sure about Unreal.

    Have not experienced any memorable crashes under Classic.
     
  17. socamx macrumors 6502

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    Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Deus Ex all run very well under Classic mode. Just disable or remap your expose keys so you don't accidently make the game swoosh out.

    Unreal and UT can be played natively in OS X, Unreal with a bit of a hack but it works. The site appears to be down now for some reason...

    There is also a total conversion mod of Marathon for UT.
     
  18. Hapa Hanu macrumors newbie

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    Red Faction is a great game to play, either single player or online multiplayer. There is an update available for version 1.2 for OS 9 and OS X.

    It is the custom maps that make RF so endearing, instructions here. Well that and the Geo Modding. :cool:
     
  19. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Most OS 9 games do work under Classic. I have about 100, and about 85 of them work. (And about 80 work well; a few have various glitches but are still playable.)

    --Eric
     
  20. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Are you running some different, special version of Classic? Most everything I have refused to start at all (and actually worked better - not much - under Sheepshaver!) MW2, Duke 3D, Myth I, Total Annihilation - all blecch. Only Civ II launched & was actually stable.
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You need to update OS9 to 9.2.2.

    I don't recall any games not working in Classic with the latest OS9.
     
  22. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is of course 9.2.2 (the version that existed solely to run Classic on OS X). Nothing works under it except Civ II. My G4 is not a dual-boot model; I assume you're talking about running under Classic proper, not as a dual-boot.
     
  23. Sijmen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm talking about Classic here indeed. That's what I'll miss when going to Intel.

    There are some nice suggestions but what I'm looking for are those really pretty old games. From the DOS era, but then on Mac ;)
     
  24. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Try Macintosh Garden.
     
  25. psychofreak Retired

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    Sheepshaver lets you use OS9 apps...but you need access to a PPC Mac for the installation :)
     

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