Old Mac OS 8 Game

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cbrain, May 25, 2007.

  1. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
    #1
    Hello,

    I have found an old game for Mac OS 8.6. I tried getting it to run but it had a no entry sign over it and I just got an error message. Is there anyway of getting it to work?

    I have a feeling the answers no because the intel macs don't have classic.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Well, it's not simple but you could try this... It's probably easier just to buy an old Mac though. :)
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #3
    I've written a tutorial on getting Classic Mac Emulators working. PM me if you want the link (I don't distribute it openly).
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
    Just out of interest, about how much does it cost and how fast is it?
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #5
    iMac G3's go for $20-50 on eBay.

    Add a little
    color to your house.:D
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #6
    What do you mean? My tutorial? It's free, but I have my reasons. Otherwise old Macs are dirt cheap (and not worth the trouble IMO).
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #7
    Nah, sorry. I don't mean the tutorial, I mean the whole cost of getting an Intel Mac set up to run the emulators, and how fast it will actually run classic apps.
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #8
    How fast does it run Classic Apps? It's an Intel it'll run fine. The emulators run very fast.
     
  9. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
    #9
    Hi,

    I found an emulator but I was wondering: are their legal?

    Thanks.
     
  10. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #10
    Yes.
     
  11. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
    #11
    What about using a mac.rom file if you don't have an original mac which has the file, is that legal?
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #12
    Seconded. It's also more fun.

    Fussing with emulators is ten times more tedious than just picking up an old Mac.

    No.

    What game are we talking about anyway?
     
  13. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

    djstarrock

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Location:
    UK, Scotland, Glasgow
    #13
    I'm just asking what mac would you get off ebay.
     
  14. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #14
    What? When did you ask that in this thread?
     
  15. josepho macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2004
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    #15
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-iMac-In...59QQihZ001QQcategoryZ4603QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    This might be the kind of thing which would be suitable. At under £20 you're laughing. Plus, it seems to be located in Glasgow, which (looking at your MR location listing) would mean you might save on postage. If I had more room this kind of thing would be ideal for me...
     
  16. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
  17. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #17
    Well surely with a new 20inch iMac (running 10.4.9, no less) and a 2gb Nano you must be able to afford a 7 year old iMac.
     
  18. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Location:
    Airstrip One
    #18
    If space is an issue you can get a Powerbook G3 Wallstreet for about £30-£40 now.
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #19

    Elaborate as to why, and we might be able to help you out more specifically. :)
     
  20. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
  21. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #21
    You don't have enough room for a PowerBook?
     
  22. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #22
    Don't get an old Mac. It is a waste of space.

    Use the emulators, get your nostalgia Mac gaming fix and move on. What game is it BTW?
     
  23. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #23
    Well of course you move on. Playing a classic Mac game in an emulator isn't nearly as much fun as playing it on an old Mac.

    Not only that, the emulator solutions available today are really pathetic, and actually quite difficult to use.
     
  24. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #24
    Betcha $20 I could take you at Maelstrom.
     

Share This Page