Original Quake and Doom on a Mac Mini ???

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Alford, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Alford macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    My friend picked up a new Mac Mini, and his wife wants to get him a game or two for Christmas. He used to play the heck out of the Doom and Wolfenstein on the PC... So I figure Quake 1 and Quake 2, and Doom would make a great gift for the mini.

    Where can I get these games for his mac mini?

    It seems like there are different versions or ports to use (fruitz of dojo?)

    Its been a confusing search so far...

  2. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    If you want to buy them, they may be hard to find.

    Quake 1 is really hard to find. You may easily find it pirated, though. Quake 2 is the same. Doom for macintosh is abandonware, so you can find it in macintosh garden.

    However, none of these games will work out-of-the-box with Intel OS X. There are many ports you can use.

    For quake 1 and 2, visit fruitz of dojo as they are most up to date with good support and many extra features.

    For Doom, you will need to use a doom port for Intel OS X, which is called "doomsday". Google it. You will also have the ability to play it on OS X with updated graphics, music and sound, and many addons, like 3D characters instead of the original sprites, and high-resolution textures.

    For all of these games you will need the original game files though. As it may be hard to find them, I may be able to help you out in pm. If you want to play wolfenstein (the old one) you are in bad luck with OS X...
  3. walnuts macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY

    I was really excited about using doom, but I couldn't get doomsday to work right. I found it to be buggy- is it better now? Does it work with Leopard?
  4. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    Depends on what version you have used. The latest version is greatly improved in both performance and stability, and it features one heck of new features and GUI facilities in addons. The last version I used was 1.9.0 beta 5.1, and I used 3D models and texture enhancements packages, with improved performance on my PPC G5.

    However, I haven't been involved with it many months now, and I can't tell you about Intel Performance. However, I have the feeling that it will work OK.

    What version have you used?
  5. walnuts macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I can't remember at this point- I'm not on my mac and it was a long time ago. I'll check for an update though and see if it works any better.

    Thanks for the help.
  6. lacota macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2007
    There's an easier way (at least I found) for getting older games such as Doom and Quake.

    Get DosBox. It works great. And it's much easier to find DOS versions of the games.

    Note: This would be naughty and bad to do with games you dont legally own. *cough*.
  7. Mavimao macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2005
    Lyon, France
    I use DoomLegacy for my Doom mac osx fix. It may not have as many bells and whistles as Doomsday, but I find it less buggy.
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If you want to go old school, might as well give him old school mac games too.

    Marathon 1, 2, 3: made by bungie (you know the people that made Halo). Marathon Aleph One is what can be played natively in OSX.
  9. panurge macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2006
    Yuck, ugh, *cough*

    That should be made illegal (or at least a sin).

    BTW, ezQuake is good for multiplayer.

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