imac wii games

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  1. Barbie macrumors regular

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    can the iMac play wii or playstation 3 games

    Im wondering because the first imacs play playstation 1 games

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    The PS 1 came out 15 years ago. So in about 15 years you'll be able to play WII and PS3 games on your iMac

     
  4. mZex macrumors member

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    If you can develop a little (or at least follow tutorials) Dolphin can build a Wii emulator on mac

    I'm not promoting its use - I just know it exists - x

    Though rumors are it can be build to support 720p ;)
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It's probably against the eula to use dolphin. The build is not trivial andnot for the novice.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Never.

    Not natively.

    Of the Wii, its games, or the Mac? I've always been perfectly fine with emulators as long as you actually own the games you're playing.

    You can say that again... :(
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I was suspecting that the wii games have something that says you can only use on a wii. Personally, I agree if you buy the game you can play it on any machine you want. I can't see anyone coming after you if you do cook up an emulator and play wii games. I wonder how well it would actually play on a Mac since you would need their weird hand control thingy.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Super Smash Bros. Brawl at least can use the GameCube controller, which translates nicely into keys.

    For most other games, keyboard+mouse can do the functions of the pointer in the Wiimote.
     
  9. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    There are some good N64 and MAME emulators out there if you are bored.

    I just got an X-Arcade Twin for the MAME cabinet I am building, but for now it is being used to play Joust on the iMac. :)
     

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