Old Mac older games!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Garryg, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Garryg macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I’ve just acquired an old iMac G3 and was wondering if this will play the marathon games?

    Also will it still play stuff that I had for my old mac-classic (assuming I put them on CD and not floppy!)
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

    McGiord

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    I believe those can run some Mac OS 8 version, 9 and some early releases of OS X. With the exact model this can be fully clarified.
    So yes! You can run many things.
    If you have that many floppys it might be a good idea to get a USB floppy unit, and back up all that old goodies.
    There are some utilities out there to use emulators and handle disk images in newer OS X releases (Leopard and Snow Leopard).
    Google for vMac, Sheep Shaver and you will find details on how to get them, install them and manage old Mac data software in current OS X versions.
    Also check here for good old games:
    http://www.macintoshgarden.org
    Have fun!
     
  3. Jyby macrumors 6502

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    Machintoshgarden has tons of games!

    But a lot of the classic online games force you to play on the OS X versions. For example Diablo 2...
     
  4. SuperMatt macrumors 6502

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    With OS 9, you can run Marathon. If you're booted in OS X, you can download Aleph One to run Marathon. I think you can even run it on a brand new mac using Aleph One.

    As for your classic games, you should be able to run some of them in OS 9 (some really old games might not work though). It just depends on the game.
     
  5. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Yea some older 68K games will be a little weird.

    Here's some games I recommend:

    * A-10 Cuba
    * Marathon
    * Spaceward Ho
    * Dark Castle
    * Nanosaur
    * Harry the Handsome Executive
    * Sim City 2000
    * Sim Earth
    * Sim Ant
    * Sim Tower
    * Dark Seed
    * Secret of Monkey Island
    * Duke Nukem
    * Unreal Tournament
    * Quake
    * And many more

    Go check out MacintoshGarden. If you aren't getting the iMac online download the games and copy them via USB.
     

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