Looking for 2d side-scrolling games.


slooksterPSV

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Oh, sorry, you just said one word. Anyways, I don't have OS 9.2.2 to play that game, I'm looking for games more on the line of OS X. Well... I guess I could download Basilisk, but what would I want to do that for
 

brap

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Kingsnapped said:
There were a lot of good side-scrollers for Super Nintendo and NES. Wouldn't it be rad if there was a way to play them on OSX...?
That's way too subtle... considering you guys generally need a figurative brick-to-the-cranium :eek: :)
Go here, and get some emulators. Then dump your own roms ;)
 

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i have one called supertux. it is nearly identical to the original super mario but with the linux penguin. its really addictive but i cant remember where i found it though! its free ware. im sure a quick search would bring it up!
 

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Wow, I wish I had a fast enough mac to play some of those. JazzJack Rabbit. I'm having troulbe finding it for mac. Read my specs to see what kind of system I have. Maybe I'll download Basilisk for 7.5.5 and play some older games... but are there 2d adventure side-scrolling games like those?
 

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slooksterPSV said:
Wow, I wish I had a fast enough mac to play some of those. JazzJack Rabbit. I'm having troulbe finding it for mac. Read my specs to see what kind of system I have. Maybe I'll download Basilisk for 7.5.5 and play some older games... but are there 2d adventure side-scrolling games like those?
You have, Jazz Jackrabbit runs on ok on a Powermac 7100 (80mhz) with 104mb ram (haven't tried it on a slower machine than that).
Your machine is way faster!

Don't use basilisk, its super slow on macs it runs much faster on x86 (!!!)
(I feel my Powerbook is slower than a 100mhz powermac..)

JackJazzRabbit won't run on 68k hardware anyway, run it in classic on macosx!

For side-scrolling games a Nintendo emulator/Nintendo console is the best bet.

Here's a review Jack Jazz Rabbit 2 http://www.macgamersledge.com/features/?id=666

Also look at Bonkheads, it runs on almost any mac made after 1992..
http://www.macgamersledge.com/features/?id=500

PowerPete (also called Mighty Mike)
http://www.macgamersledge.com/features/?id=430


And the oldest of the all (well it has been revised a cople of times, but i think first time i played it mus have been back ina 1986-1987..)
Dark Castle
http://www.macgamersledge.com/features/?id=396
 

slooksterPSV

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Wow, this presents a problem again. I don't have OS 9.1 or even OS 9 or lower for that matter. I did a clean sweep of an install on this machine twice. Right now its running so slow. I'm typing whole paragraphs and it doesn't appear for a little bit like about 5 seconds.
 

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slooksterPSV said:
Wow, this presents a problem again. I don't have OS 9.1 or even OS 9 or lower for that matter. I did a clean sweep of an install on this machine twice. Right now its running so slow. I'm typing whole paragraphs and it doesn't appear for a little bit like about 5 seconds.
What kind of processor is in that machine? (MHz?) I don't know much about the computer, so recommending you games out of the blue might not be very constructive.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 used to play well on my 200MHz Wintel machine. Don't know how the Mac-version stacks up, tho..
 

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slooksterPSV said:
Wow, this presents a problem again. I don't have OS 9.1 or even OS 9 or lower for that matter. I did a clean sweep of an install on this machine twice. Right now its running so slow. I'm typing whole paragraphs and it doesn't appear for a little bit like about 5 seconds.
Install classic on your machine!
Classic is OS9 inside macosx. There should be an classic installer on your osx cd.
If you machine runs so slow, like slow update when typing, then something is really wrong!
Classic runs fine on a wallstreet with 288 mb ram!

If you want to play 2d-sidescrolling games on it you have to install classic.
Allmost all OSX games requires a newer machine than you have..
 

slooksterPSV

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I'm using Jaguar, I'll look on the CD, but I really don't think Classic is on it, meaning classic being OS 9.1 or above. I don't have OS 9 at all or a lower OS for that matter. Read my sig for my specs
 

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I just looked on the CD and read the PDF. It does not include OS 9 for classic. After I buy Halo 2 I'll buy OS 9.1 or I'll save up for a new Mac. Or buy a used one from the Macrumors forum :p
 

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I was over to my brother yesterday, and I can confirm that Jazz JackRabbit 2 is a carbon app.. (It will run in osx without classic...)