Unsupported iMac G4 Gaming (!)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Buddygor, May 24, 2012.

  1. Buddygor macrumors regular

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    Hey MacRumors!

    So, I have an iMac G4 (700 MHz, 1GB RAM) running Leopard. It runs it actually amazingly smooth and new...esque? So, I have a copy of Lego Star Wars 1 (it's Universal), and it says it needs a 1GHz G4, and 512MB RAM, and my graphics chip is supported. I try to play it, but it starts and promptly closes itself, noticing my incompatible hardware. Is there any way to trick it? Maybe Open Firmware :confused:? Just to make my computer's specs temporarily higher. I have other games like this too, but as the iMac's my main machine, I really want to squeeze everything possible from it. So can I? Is there a file or program or Script I can use? That would be spectacular.

    Thanks!
    Noah Budgor
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  2. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately your iMac doesn't reach the specific requirements the game has set, and I am not sure if you even want to play it on that, most of the time the system requirements set a bench mark for "It WILL run, but not very well at all."
     
  3. Buddygor thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that, but I really just want a way. I know it will be slow, but there has to be some way to do this- many others must want to know as well! Don't let this thread die! Please anyone?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can do the firmware modification that allows installation of Leopard on sub-876Mhz machines. Just make sure you set the values for 1Ghz or faster.
     

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