Mac OS 9 game recommendations

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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Have a decked out G3 Pismo running OS 9 - do you guys have any fun Mac OS 9 games I could play? I have every single MacAddict's "The Disc" and MacWorld gaming discs from about 1997 - 2001, those demos are really fun but as you can imagine it takes a long time sifting through a lot of the low-budget games that were developed by one guy in his basement.

    Thanks!
     
  2. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    Return To Castle Wolfenstein, The Sims 1 and Silver (RPG game) are all pretty good games I've played :)
     
  3. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    Unreal Tournament and UT99
    Star Wars Dark forces
    StarCraft
    Star Wars Galactic battlegrounds (AoEII engine)
    Age of empires I and II

    I have all of these and all have played well on my Pismo and are OS 9 compatible. If you install Mac OS X that opens up more options, though I know Mac OS 9 has "more games" most of the games I personally enjoy are OS X only.
     
  5. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Any good RPGs that you know?


    I'll check out Silver. :)
     
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    bobesch macrumors 65816

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    Some of my favorites ...
    StarCraft: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/starcraft-and-classic-macos
    Command&Conquer: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/command-conquer
    Tropico and sequel: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/tropico http://macintoshgarden.org/games/tropico-mucho-macho
    Fallout: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/fallout-mac-os-7-9

    One could spend more hours at Macintosh Garden to look for the gems, download, unzip and intall than actually spend time for playing ... :rolleyes:

    and RPGs: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/rpg
     
  7. Slix macrumors 65816

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    I have a big list of games here that I appreciate. But definitely agree with @z970mp; all the Pangea games are musts!
     
  8. necreation macrumors newbie

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    Here's my list for OS9
    • Fallout 1
    • Fallout 2
    • Diablo 1
    • Diablo 2
    • Startcraft 2
    • Warcraft 2
    • Deus Ex
    • Star Wars : Galactic Battlefront
    • Age of Empires 2
    • Monkey Island
    • Quake III
    • Unreal Tournament
    • Doom
    There are many more that I hasn't try yet. Still trying to test more until I make my full list.
     
  9. Project Alice macrumors 6502a

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    Diablo I and II
    Fallout I and II - These will work on a Pismo, but Fallout II wasn't ported to Mac until later so it require OS X.

    I'd follow the above advice and spend some time on the Macintosh Garden.
     
  10. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    My favorite OS9 game was - Apeiron

    Spent many an hour trying to beat my high score - lol
     

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  11. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    As well as the games mentioned, I remember sinking hours into Escape Velocity and others from Ambrosia Software like Apeiron, Maelstrom and Ferazels Wand. Also Snood and Dirt Bike 3D.

    There were many other not yet mentioned classics which come to mind;
    • Oni, Halo, Marathon and the Myth series from Bungie
    • The Myst and Riven series
    • Broken Sword, Day of the Tentacle and other ScummVM compatible games like Monkey Island.
    • MDK, Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior, Unreal (original), Ultimate DOOM
    • Terminal Velocity, A-10 Cuba and F/A-18 Korea.
    • Tomb Raider I and II
    • Driver (aka You are the Wheelman)
    • The Carmageddon series probably absorbed more hours during my adolescence than I would like to admit...
    That should keep you busy a while :)
     
  12. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Speaking of MacAddict, every issue has been meticulously scanned and uploaded to the internet archive;
    https://archive.org/details/macaddict

    Along with the cover discs;
    https://archive.org/details/macaddict_coverdiscs?sort=titleSorter

    I had collected nearly every issue of this magazine back in the day. :cool:

    I'd give kudos to those low budget developers, building their games solo in the basement. Ultimately they stood side my side with big games from the major publishers... To put things into perspective, Temple Run was developed by a husband and wife team and well, that did pretty well :)
     
  13. WhoNet macrumors newbie

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    Total Annihilation is my best game for MacOS9
     
  14. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    Yes.

    If the Pangea games are musts, the Myst games are requirements. They're all available on Macintosh Garden.

    Just make sure you have a few hours to kill before jumping into one...
     
  15. bunnspecial macrumors 604

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    I will throw out a suggestion that while there's no harm in trying, you will likely find heavy 3D games to be a somewhat less than satisfactory experience on a Pismo. That's not to mean that there's nothing out there-quite the contrary as there are tons of great games that are a lot of fun and a Pismo is more than enough to run.

    I'd just avoid things like RTCW, Doom, and Quake III. I have a couple of computers I've built specifically for games like that-I start with a G4 tower, max the ram, add in at least a moderate CPU upgrade if it's not over ~1ghz, and the preferably put in a Geforce 4Ti, or if not that the best OS 9 card I can fit in the computer.

    I'll also throw in a mention of an old favorite of mine that will play nicely on any "G" era Mac running OS 9-Titanic:Adventure Out of Time. There's also The 7th Guest if you want more of a problem solving/puzzle game.
     

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