TIE Fighter on iMac G3? One step away...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by msbmsu05, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. msbmsu05 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    So I decided I wanted to play TIE Fighter again for 1st time in over 10 years, and after failed attempts with an emulator, I found myself picking up an iMac G3, a Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro for Mac, and a Griffin iMate to allow plugging the joystick into the G3. I researched carefully and thought I picked a joystick that is compatible with the game and operating system (OS 9.1). I've downloaded the driver/installation file from Microsoft and Cnet, but Stuffit Expander just won't open it. The file is MACSW3D.bin. When I click on it, I see Stuffit Expander very briefly open, a window appears to be opening on the screen, and then it just disappears without anything else. Sherlock 2 can't find anything related to it on hard drive.

    Sorry for long post, but obviously this is a worthy cause! :) Any tips on opening .bin files or other thoughts would be very appreciated. One thing that worries me is that the CNET page said the file requires OS X to run, but that doesn't make sense, because the joystick came out in 1997, and my newer Mac views it as a Classic file...
  2. BubbaMc macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    Definitely a worthy cause!

    But... wouldn't it be 1000 times easier to get an old PC and run it on that?
  3. Zortrium macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    I feel like you can probably get a game like this to run in VMware or Parallels, too.
  4. BubbaMc macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    ^ good point.

    Parallels and dosbox should do the trick.
  5. msbmsu05 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    probably should have gone with an old PC, but got too much momentum now. The game runs well, but just can't get the joystick to work just yet... According to the research I've done, no one's been able to get it to run well on an emulator...

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