Older games

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by DJsteveSD, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. DJsteveSD macrumors regular

    DJsteveSD

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    Hi. Is there any way to play older software (roller coaster tycoon) on Yosemite?
     
  2. Itzamna macrumors regular

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    Well, if the game is a DOS game, you can use Dosbox. If it was Windows game from the PPC era game, you can use a Virtual Machine with XP or whatever installed and run it. Or use a Wine Wrapper to use it.

    Search for Paul the Tall in Google, he has loads and loads of wrappers for old windows games. :)
     
  3. DJsteveSD thread starter macrumors regular

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    it's actually a MAC game that stated that it was no longer supported when I tried to run it.
     
  4. Itzamna macrumors regular

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    Roller Coster Tycoon is a windows game, so you could try that. Probably you will have to buy it again.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Apple's backwards compatibility is near enough non-existent. Older apps and games will not run like they can on Windows.
     
  6. DJsteveSD thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could you tell us the exact message that you get when you try to run the game? Also could you tell us exactly how long ago this version came out?
     

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