Powerbook G4 + Gaming?

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  1. Haemoglobin macrumors member

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    I was just wondering this morning about games, does anyone else use their Powerbook for a bit of light gaming? If so what do you play?

    Guess I'm looking for recommendations, as I've only ever really played games on my PM8500.
     
  2. philgxxd macrumors regular

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    I play Age of Empires III on my 1.67Ghz PB...
     
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    Rayman 3, Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness, Call of Duty 1-2, The Sims 2... And many others will run flawlessly on your powerbook. Maybe every game for Mac released between 2001 and 2005-6... You can find a lot of them for free on Macintoshgarden
     
  4. Eightbitgamer757 macrumors member

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    I loved using emulators for my iBook G4 1ghz, not posting links sorry
     
  5. Haemoglobin thread starter macrumors member

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    Sims2! Oh wow that would be great, my favourite version :)
     
  6. Toyface19 macrumors newbie

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    During my teens, I was a big fan of Neverwinter Nights, and I'm happy to report it works great on my PB 1.67, it's also available easily on the garden! I'll add SimCity 4 to this list if it hasn't been already been mentioned, as well as an all-time fav; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic!
     
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    StarCraft, C&C1, Tropico, Civilization, Railroad Tycoon ...
    Have a look at the games section of Macintoshgarden!
     
  8. Haemoglobin thread starter macrumors member

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    Bobesch - I've been having a look, but having input from other users is way better than a brief description on a page. Plus there have been some suggestions I probably wouldn't have even thought of. Knights of the old Republic is a favorite of mine, I think I reached half way through that game, possibly. It was a lot of fun and playing it again sounds great, hadn't thought for a second about playing it on my PB! I should point out, mines is the 1.5Ghz variety.

    I bought this laptop for design work, but gradually it's becoming a daily driver, what I can't do on it can be accomplished with my phone :)

    Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone!
     
  9. RhianB macrumors 6502a

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    Ah hah. I’m playing through the Zerg campaign right now actually. Well for like the zillionth time but I just love beating up on those Protoss weinies :)
     
  10. JullsJTRIRE macrumors member

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    Age of Empires 3 on this device? I have to see this, have liked the game since my childhood, adore strategies! Thanks for the hint!
     
  11. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I play a ton of the Sims 1 on my 12" 1.5GHz PowerBook :D
     
  12. Project Alice macrumors 6502a

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    If you are on FaceBook, join the PPC Gaming Lounge!

    I game all the time on my 15" 1.5Ghz PBG4 (As well as my 12" and various other PPC macs)
    Age of Empires 3 runs pretty good. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is a personal favorite.

    Sims 2 will work, but is a poorly coded game. It runs just as crappy on my PB as it does my Mac Pro.
     
  13. laylow macrumors member

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    Call of Duty. I still play it through every few years. It's a fun game.
     
  14. L Oquence macrumors regular

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    Civ 3 will play, so will civ 4.

    Fable.

    Clyde Barker's Undying is a good game.
     
  15. JullsJTRIRE macrumors member

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    Have a disk with Sims 3 lying somewhere home, played a lot when it was released )
     

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