What Apps Do You Use on OS X Tiger?

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  1. Gamer9430, Jul 7, 2016
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    Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    THIS IS A WIKIPOST- Please add the apps you use on tiger to the list below!


    On behalf of @gavinstubbs09 and the rest of the PowerPC Archive Team, we're looking for apps that we can add to the Tiger section of the Archive. As anyone who has visited the website in search of software, most of it is meant for Leopard, leaving those in search of apps for their Tiger installs in the dust. The Tiger section concept has sat idle while larger projects (like the El Cap/Sierra theme, truck repairs, and MDD and Quad woes) have taken up much of Gavin's time. However, I'm now taking control of the Tiger Section project. I'm going to try and jump-starting it by seeing what everyone here uses. So shoot me some software suggestions!

    Tiger App List:
    - *GeekBench 2.2.0
    - OpenMark
    - TenFourFox
    - Camino
    - VLC
    - Spotify
    - BitTorrent
    - F.Lux
    - CoconutBattery
    - iScroll
    - Skype (Requires Hack)
    - Colloquy
    - Adium
    - Transmission / Transmission-qt 2.84
    - *The Unarchiver
    - UnRarX
    - LineIn
    - Purge
    - Monolingual
    - *CorePlayer
    - Q
    - Remote Desktop
    - Spark
    - Disk Eject
    - FastIcns
    - Application Enhancer
    - Dropbox (requires hack)
    - OpenOffice
    - LibreOffice
    - iWork (Cannot be added due to legal concerns)
    - Microsoft Office (cannot be added due to legal concerns)
    - Adobe Creative Suite (Cannot be added due to legal concerns)
    - Bean
    - NeoOffice
    - Audacity
    - CamTwist
    - Minecraft (requires workaround)
    - ReallySlick Screensaver
    - iOS 7 Screensaver
    - ShapeShifter
    - CandyBar
    - *XPostFacto (Allows many unsupported macs to run Tiger)
    - *Onyx
    - *RealplayerSP
    - *PPC Media Center
    - *Omniweb
    - *Text Wrangler
    - *Lynxlet
    - *MPEG Streamclip
    - *Mplayer
    - *XBMC
    - *Virtual PC
    - *Teleport
    - *Carbon Copy Cloner
    - *GraphicConverter
    - *X-Chat Aqua 0.16.0
    - *Songbird
    - *Coda 1.7.5 (non-free)
    - *Transmit 3.7 (non-free)
    - *Sigma Chess 6.2.1 (chess program - free)
    - *Vektor 3.2.2 (chess .pgn reader)
    - *Seashore (Open-Source)
    - *NetNewsWire 3.1.7
    - *Disco (now free)
    - *Chicken (previously chicken of the VNC)
    - *PPC Media Center
    - Plex
    - *Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.20

    * Indicates software that is not on the Archive
     
  2. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    For the ones that cannot be added, put links instead to the place they can be bought or downloaded legally. Like for Adobe CS3, CS4,etc, all the dmgs are downloadable on Adobes site. I think the only exception is CS2(redirects you to login) because the servers are broken.

    Is there a game section?
    -Star Wars Battlefront
    -Wolfenstein:RTC
    -Call of Duty 1/UO, not sure about 2?
    -Quake 2
    -Halo CE
    -Red Faction

    I've played all of these so far on Tiger just fine on my PB G4 1.25
     
  3. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    CS2 can be obtained from Adobe's site, it has no serial check due to the fact they took the serial checking server for CS2 down, so people who purchased it can still download it. That said, there's the false idea that it's a free for all, since anyone can download and use it due to the fact this edited version doesn't check for a serial. This is not true, it is illegal to download CS2 without having a license.
     
  4. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I will ask @gavinstubbs09's opinion about including links (there used to be a shareware section on the Archive that has since been deprecated, so it shouldn't be a problem). Also, there is a games section on the Archive but its in horrible dismay with most of the links broken or nonexistent. We can redo the Games section and include your recommendations as well.
     
  5. beanboy89 macrumors regular

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    I basically only use my PowerBookG4, which runs Tiger, as a really fancy netbook when I'm around the house. For the most part, I only ever use three apps: TenFourFox 38.9.0 as my web browser, X-Chat Aqua 0.16.0 as an IRC client, and Songbird 1.9.0 as my music player. I have Photoshop CS2 installed, but rarely use it.
     
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    @Gamer9430 I have a number of applications that are Tiger compatible that I will help you add to the archive.
     
  8. ratsg, Jul 21, 2016
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    Back pedaling here. You are absolutely correct that Adobe only intended CS2 to be downloaded by people who legally owned a copy.

    Adobe did, for a short time, publish a list of functional CS2 serial numbers that would work, now that the CS2 license servers were taken off line.
     
  9. akator macrumors newbie

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    MacMAME. It may be "obsolete," but with the correct ROMs it still emulates thousands of classic arcade games. I have it on all of my PPCs and it increases their use, even if it's only a "drive by" of 15 minutes of Galaga a few times a week.
     
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    Mame OS X is also a good, albeit "obsolete" emulator that is quite a few versions ahead of the final MacMAME version (MAME OS X final is 0.145 IIRC). It's not as fast as MacMAME on older PPC machines, but runs great on the later machines- especially G5s. It's great for the hard drive games that MAME now supports.
     
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  12. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Indeed!
     
  13. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    I found a partially complete page for Tiger Software on the website. Most of the pages are blank, and some aren't even clickable. Maybe you should take this down until it's complete. ;)
     
  14. didius macrumors newbie

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    Added the apps I use regularly some paid, some free, some open-source
     
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    Here's my configuration...
    TigerApps.png

    Concerning the Apps, here's my ranking:

    Productivity:
    - MS Office'04 much faster than '08 (I working with 97-03 files throughout all machines - alternatively OpenXML Converter, if only Office'04 is installed)
    - Inspiration 8: a bit old fashioned looking app for mindmapping, outlines etc. Very easy to use. Syncs with PalmOS-companion.
    - Skim to edit PDF, PDFPenPro to drag&drop signatur&stamp to any PDF
    - CombinePDFs/iCombiner: throw in PDFs or images to create a new PDF
    - PageSener Fax Center: Group-Fax (my favourite fax-machine)
    - DEVONthinkpro: searchable archive for all my informations. includes unobstrusive (Batch)OCR for PDFs
    - MacJournal: syncs with iOS-App (no sync of attachments!). great link between PPC-iOS-intel Macs
    - TaskPaper1: syncs with iOS-App as long as the PPC-Dropbox-App is working
    - RDP/ScreenSharing: MS-RemoteDesktop, Chicken, TeamViewer7
    - Goliath: for webDAV (function also included with OS "GoTo/Connect with Server")
    - Scanning: up to CanoScanLide210 or Fujitsu ScanSnap1500

    Entertainment:
    - Radio via iTunes
    - Audio Hijack Pro record Audio from any source
    - eyeTV: to stream videos from my eyeTV-collection (also for watching/record TV with USB-equipment)
    - LineIn: play audio from the connected LineIn-source (also to record with HijackPro from attached sources)
     
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    2003 PowerMac G5 (7,2) 2.0GHz Dual-Processors with a few upgrades and customisations.

    Apps:

    TenFourFox 38 (downloading 45 now)
    LibreOffice 4.0.6.2
    QuickTime Player 7.6.4
    DVD Player
    Classic Environment

    Games:

    Age of Empires
    Age of Empires II Gold Edition
    Daria's Inferno

    More games as time goes on. At the moment I am having trouble finding SimCity 2000 for Mac (I was sure that there was an OS9 version some time in the past!)

    The computer is primarily a gaming rig, but it is surprisingly still useful as a general-purpose computer.
     
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  20. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    The attached file is a screenshot of my TenFourFox window. I easily found the Tiger page. It this intentional, or is it a mistake that's about to be taken down?
     

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  21. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's where once this is finalized, the software can be downloaded from

    It's essentially a placeholder for now back when the idea was first brought up.
     
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