Playing Games On iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by musicmad2000, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. musicmad2000 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012

    I have an iPhone 3G Version 4.1 model MC637B I'd like to play games on this iPhone but I'm not familiar with the process of installing game applications. There is a icon on the screen which confirms Game Center, when selected no games appear, where should i go from here?
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    You download games from the App Store. There is an App Store app on the iPhone, or you could download them from the iTunes Store on your computer and sync with your iPhone.

    You do not download games directly from Game Center.
  3. Adutrumque macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2012
    Games are gonna lag on that old thing. A lot. Besides, many apps these days wont support that bugger. Sadly.
  4. musicmad2000, Nov 27, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012

    musicmad2000 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    When downloading games from the app store, how will i know what games will be compatible to work
    with my iPhone 3G ?
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It will tell you when you try to download them that you need ios 5.0 or higher on some games that are not compatible.
    If it installs it will work, if it gives the message then you cannot install them and use them on your old iphone 3G.
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    It's better to forget it if you're on 4.2.1 - Apple has tremendously slowed down all 4.x firmwares. (For comparison: the iPod touch 2G, which has almost the same hardware, is orders of magnitudes faster on 4.2.1.) If it was ever jailbroken, you might be able to restore it to 3.1.3, which is the latest usable firmware version on the 3G.

    Gaming-wise, I'd say 99% of the new apps / updates surely won't run on pre-4.3 OS'es as Apple has recently made 4.3 the lowest deployment target, effectively making it impossible to make the iPhone 3G / iPod touch 2G run any apps compiled for 6.0. "Thanks", Apple, for forcing users to upgrade this way (too)...

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