Old school FPS's

dbenman

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Feb 14, 2004
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Any ideas for some first person shooter that would run on a model 1,1 mac mini (1.66 ghz, 1gb ram). A decent campaign and/or a functioning multiplayer. Probably something old to meet the system requirements (can't even run COD 1 according to the app store). Tried out Marathon already. Is it possible to get quake or doom for free?
 

dbenman

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Feb 14, 2004
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I'm downloading urban terror now. Most of these seem to need quake III to run.
 

munkery

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Dec 18, 2006
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I'm downloading urban terror now. Most of these seem to need quake III to run.
Smokin' Guns is a standalone game.

How to play Smokin' Guns

1) Download the following:

http://download.hugelaser.com/download.php/smokin-guns.net/mac_version/Smokin_Guns_1.0.dmg

http://www.smokinguns.fr/download/SmokinGuns-1.1b4-update.zip

2) Find "smokinguns-mac-release-bin-app-ub.zip" in the "SmokinGuns-1.1b4-update" folder and unarchive the zip file to extract the app bundle for Macs. Move the app bundle to your Applications folder.

3) Show package contents of the "Smokin' Guns" app bundle located in the Smokin_Guns_1.0.dmg and navigate to "/Contents/MacOS/smokinguns." Copy all files located in that folder.

4) Show package contents of the "Smokin' Guns" app bundle located in your Applications folder and navigate to "/Contents/MacOS/smokinguns." Paste the previously copied contents into this "smokinguns" folder.

5) Open the "SmokinGuns-1.1b4-update" folder, navigate into the "smokinguns" folder, and copy all files located in that folder.

6) Repeat step 4. Select "replace all" when prompted after pasting the contents. Make sure to do steps 3-6 in order or problems may occur.

7) Launch the game by clicking the app bundle located in the "Smokin' Guns" folder.
OpenArena is a standalone game that supports Quake 3 mods.

Given that Urban Terror was once a Quake 3 mod, I went looking for other Quake 3 mods to see if I could get them working with Lion.

This was actually easy to do given that OpenArena supports many Quake 3 mods.

1) Download and install OpenArena. Make sure to leave OpenArena in a folder.

http://openarena.ws/download.php

2) Download and place the .pk3 file linked to below in the "baseoa" folder that is located in the OpenArena game folder.

http://ioquake3.org/2010/08/24/high-resolution-creative-commons-texture-replacement-pack/

3)Download and place the folders for mods in the same folder as OpenArena.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/true-combat -> The best of the three in my opinion. There is one server online but with no active players, AFAIK. Working bots on most maps if start your own server.

http://www.ns-co.net/ -> Very nice game. More realism than Urban Terror but very similar gameplay. No servers online and bots don't seem to work.

http://www.rq3.com/ -> Also a fun game with working bots. Apparently, soon to be a standalone game. More action oriented and Quakesque than Urban Terror but also very similar.

4) Some mods fail to launch from the mod menu in OpenArena and launching from the mod menu causes issues related to settings.

But, it is easy to make mod launchers using Automator.

Just make an application in Automator using "Run Shell Script" to launch OpenArena with the proper args.

For example:

/Applications/(title of folder containing OpenArena - make sure folder title doesn't contain spaces)/OpenArena.app/Contents/MacOS/openarena.ub +set fs_game (title of mod folder - again, no spaces)

These games aren't the latest and greatest but the spec requirements are really low. Most even play well on my GMA 950 Macbook.
 

0098386

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Is it possible to get quake or doom for free?
Not legally. You can get Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, Quake 1, Heretic, Hexen etc on Steam. They're DRM free too so all you need is an OSX launcher and you're good to go.
 
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