Running early 90's game on Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spook2517, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. spook2517 macrumors member

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    How's it going everyone? I just started using a Mac again after over a decade. Currently I am running OS X 10.5.1 on my computer. Back in the day I used to play a game called Hemiroids, I loved it and want to play it again. Problem is this was on a non-Intel Mac. Is there any way to run a program this old? I read about a classic view, but then read my computer will not support it. Any help or words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    You cannot use non-OSX software on Leopard. Sorry.

    TEG
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sheep Shaver will work for some old mac games.
     
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Yes, Sheep Shaver can usually do it. I did it a few weeks ago on an Intel 10.5. However, it is not the kind of thing you do in 5 minutes. More like two hours, and you need to be an intermediate or advanced user. And one game didn't work properly because of some kind of issue with the CD-ROM translation from OS X to OS9. Never did figure that out, but it ran fine on PPC 10.4 w/Classic.

    For the casual user, you are much better off finding a PowerPC Mac that still has 10.4 on it with Classic Environment installed. It really is too bad; it is easier to run old DOS games or Windows games on a modern Mac than old Mac games.
     
  5. spook2517 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool, thanks for all the help guys. It isn't a big deal, I just got excited with the possibility of playing an old favorite.
     
  6. nout72 macrumors regular

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