Need Help With Name of Several Mac Games

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Nesor, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Nesor macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    Ok, so before I start off, I'm fairly sure most of these games are retro and probably all released before 1998, not completely sure though.

    I know of these games from a single shareware CD that I used to play all the time, it had many demos of games, and if I remember correctly it was called Mac Attic.

    The only game that I know it had on it for sure was Warcraft II, if that helps, the rest I can only give fairly vague descriptions on, and hope that someone is familiar with them.

    • [*]The first one was a sort of strategy game where you commanded an army of troops, I can remember that the desk icon was a grenade, but other than that not so much. I think you only commanded one single person, but I could be wrong. It was an overhead view of a large map.

      UPDATE: This one is Close Combat 1, or 2. Not completely sure, but I do know that it is one of these two.
    • The second was a sort of arcade shooter, it is reminescent of the game centipede, except that the graphics were a sort of 3D, and it was set in space with you as a spaceship, shooting all sorts of enemy ships. Your ship was purple with yellow wings I believe.
    • I can also remember that there was a sort of Mechwarrior trailer on the CD, but it seemed more realistic than just a game.
    • Finally, the last game was a strategy based space game where you commanded a bunch of ships and went around trying to destroy other ships and complete your mission. I'm very nondescript on this one, but I believe the demo was actually just a gameplay trailer so I can't remember that much. I think there might of been a grid/space background.
    Any help would be appreciated, and again, I'm sorry for the horrible explanations, but this is all I can really remember from my six-year old self. If anyone could find a list of the games for the shareware disc Mac Attic, that would be most appreciated, but I will welcome any help whatsoever.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Jeez, that's a pretty dreadful list of descriptions. You're describing entire genres there! Can you remember any details of loading screens, start screens, game stories, backstory etc?

    I can't help on the basis of your current descriptions, but you could try looking on some mac abandonware sites to see if any screenshots of these games pop up.

    Probably the best:

    Underdogs has a mac-only section, but for the life of me I can't find it at the moment.

    Details on about 2000 classic mac games, most with screenshots. Scrolling through the names might spark your memory. Reviews only, no download, but maybe once identified you can find the game elsewhere.

    Hope that helps.

    Ah the Underdogs mystery is explained. Underdogs used to be one of my favourite sites about 8 years ago. Februrary 2009, the webhosting provider went bust. Sarinee Achavanuntakul, the founder, was given 6 hours notice to rescue her files. She only had time to grab a copy of the .xls database file for the main game database, and made it publicly available.

    Three (possibly more) website have now sprung up, all based on the same file, each slightly different. It remains to be seen which one will stand the test of time. So far, none are blessed by Sarinee.

    Another classic mac roundup:
  3. Nesor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    Ok, I'll look through see if I can find any. What I'm really looking for is if anyone could somehow find a link to Mac Attic, or even remembers it. I had it so long ago its near impossible for me to give good descriptions. =/
  4. BigYellow macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Could it be the old MacAddict CD's you're thinking of? Because I remember those having demos/shareware games on em...
  5. Nesor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    Very possible if that is what they were called. Its similar enough to MacAttic that I could have made a mistake about the name.
  6. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
  7. Nesor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    Yes it is MacAddict, and the specific demo CD that I am referring to was released in 1996. If anyone would/could point me towards a game listing or anything that might help in my search, that would be appreciated.
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    Jun 7, 2016
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