I'm feeling pretty happy right now...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by neonblue2, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine (well actually the mum of a friend of mine) gave me some old Mac games to sell because they can't use them and they're just wasting space.

    Well included in all the software I found a few gems like:
    • Marathon 2
    • Wing Commander III
    • Command and Conquer
    • Warcraft II and the Beyond the Dark Portal expansion
    • Myst

    I think the most crazy thing is the condition Myst is in. It's practically brand new. I also found a Mac OS 8.0 install disc and have it running in SheepShaver right now (updated to v8.1 of course).

    Now all I have to do is find a Mac that can run a classic OS and I'm set.
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Oh I loved Myst back in the day. If I'd paid a bit more attention to it I could be a nerd right now, but I moved on and didn't progress to that stage...
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I used to spend hours playing Command & Conquer back in the day- great game! :D :)
     
  4. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    :D LOL a nerd....I necer knew that game was that powerfull!!!

    I was always erkiee about C&C till I Dld it for a PC and played the whole thing till five the next day.....after that I was a lil less erkiee about games of that sort of mechanism (i.e. Age of Empires) and some other RPGs

    I thought about looking for some games for my MPG4 but as i find most are for TIGER or better faster items to witch my system clearly doesn't have. But that's ok I have not finished Cave Story and besides, with class I only have about an hour to check email and do such b4 I hit the rack!


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  5. FreedomFighter macrumors member

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    Have you guys seen the REAL Myst? it is just a basic port over from Classic to OS X but the graphics is a whole lot better and smoother the the original Myst.
    but it still has the exact same story line.....
     
  6. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    HyperCard

    The original MYST was done on the Mac first. They used Apple's HyperCard. If you know what you are doing, it's possible for you to play all the cards at once.

    Hugh


     
  7. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    Ahhh, when computer games were still fun. :)

    This is a conisidence, I found my Wing Commander 3 last night while going through some of the boxes I pulled out of storage. I also found my G3 333 CPU I had pulled out of my old Beige tower when I upgraded it to a G4 500, only to later give that and a Radeon 128 to a friend when I moved to a MDD G4 at that time.

    I got a Performa 6300 for free on Craig's list the other month, I was planning on getting it up and running to play my old Lucas games.

    <]=)
     
  8. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to play marathon, go here:http://source.bungie.org/get/

    Forget the CD you got. Get a copy of the trilogy from that site that'll run on virtually any system made in the last 10 years or so. Alephone has releases for linux, windows, and os x, and you can download updated graphics and textures.

    I played through the trilogy a couple of months ago.
     
  9. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Yeah Marathon is still pretty darn fun to play and with Aleph One it is playable on even the newest computers.

    And old Lucas games can be played on ScummVM, another great engine for running scumm games, I think it supports up to Curse of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango used a different engine so its no longer supported by ScummVM.

    And Command & Conquer Gold is a free download now and plays pretty good on Parallels.
     
  10. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    I just clicked on the link posted by redsteven. My question is this;

    A) Is the first row various stages of Marathon.

    B) On the second row, this would be the diff. platforms to play Marathon
    right?!

    C) and at the bottom, there are six clickable windows.....are these scenarios
    as well!?

    D) I guess Marathon is for free right?!

    Also as reading that C+C Gold is free I was wondering if it will play well if not decent on a MPG4 (400Mhz, 256mb, Panther)!?

    Thanks!


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  11. Chone macrumors 65816

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    A) Yeah that would just be the data files for Marathon 1, Marathon 2 (Durandal) and Marathon 3 (Infinity).

    B) That is the engine, you place data files on the same folder as Aleph One and then you just run Aleph One.

    C) There are user-made mods, some are pretty fun and well done but I wouldn't recommend trying them until you have finished Marathon.

    D) Yeah Marathon is now completely free.
     
  12. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    ok cool!! :cool: thanks for that info Chone I'll Book Mark the page for later usage.




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