PowerPC Modern Games Pack (2017)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by foxlet, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. foxlet macrumors 6502

    foxlet

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    An unique set of actively developed open source games ported to PowerPC Macs running Leopard (with some minor [untested] support for Tiger).

    These only had binary Intel builds, so after some heavy treatment, they fit right at home.

    Xonotic - 0.8.2
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    http://www.xonotic.org/
    An arena first-person shooter based on Nexuiz, with multiplayer support. (Client and Server included)
    The current version is pretty GPU heavy, so this will work best with a G4 or G5 with a higher end card.

    http://fox.furcode.co/macOS/PPCCollection/games/xonotic-0.8.2-ppc-darwin.zip
    SHA1=50d05c030b9f1548d8e70c148df0dff569b4e6e5

    Teeworlds - 0.6.4
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    https://www.teeworlds.com/
    2D multiplayer side-scrolling shooting game based around cartoon physics. (Client and Server included)
    Actually works quite nicely on even slower machines, and is buttery smooth on a Ti PowerBook G4!

    http://fox.furcode.co/macOS/PPCCollection/games/teeworlds-0.6.4-ppc-darwin.zip
    SHA1=dbfaeb54efb96f62c80ee3783e03b4039f61f006

    Colossal Cave Adventure - 2.5
    https://gitlab.com/esr/open-adventure
    Fan of the original text-based adventure game? This is for you!
    This was already released as part of another thread, but it may as well be thrown in here. :D

    http://fox.furcode.co/macOS/PPCCollection/games/openadventure-2.5-ppc-darwin.zip
    SHA1=ae10f0b12df16e03b3e1464fbef2dedf12184e69

    This is a project I'm actively working on, so there are more games to come (and posted to this thread over time)!
     
  2. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Cool! :) These are actually ported from Intel, you say? Is it possible to do this with other applications?
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 604

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    You ported these to PowerPC yourself? If so, that's pretty impressive. Tempted to try out the first one on my Power Mac G5 Quad (upgraded to Radeon X1900 GPU) sometime.

    If those applications are open-source, then it might be possible. Most are not, unfortunately.
     
  4. pochopsp, Jun 24, 2017
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    pochopsp macrumors 6502

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    Could you look into this also: http://gianas-return.de ? There's a PowerPC mac build for it but I could not make it work...

    Also you can put Wolfenstein Enemy Territory in your list. It is an online FPS and works pretty well on my Mac G4.
     
  5. QSDP-User macrumors regular

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    Excellent, Outstanding.
     
  6. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried Teeworlds on my TiBook G4, but it doesn't run when I launch the game. Any suggestions? The website says it needs OpenGL. Do I need Leopard installed for this?
     
  7. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    He did originally say Tiger was largely untested...
     
  8. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Well, derp. I am bad at reading. :p

    I'll try this out on a Leopard PPC tomorrow and report back! :D
     
  9. LightBulbFun macrumors 68000

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    really cool that you where able to build these for PPC :)

    Teeworlds runs well on my DLSD in leopard :) ill have to test it on some lower spec machines and in tiger at some point :D
     
  10. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried out Teeworlds on my PowerBook G4 1.67 GHz, it runs quite nicely! I'll have to poke around in it more, and actually figure out what the heck I'm doing, but it looks like fun!
     

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