Can Mac OSX run older games?

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Can Mac OSX run older games?

#1 Post by StratCaster » Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:37 am

I have Mac OSX Panther and it doesn't have System 9 on it.

I found bunch of old freeware games but they'll only run on OS9...

How can I run older software that requires OS 9?

I heard maybe Tiger can do it? Any truth there?
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MAC osX

#2 Post by dstjames » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:00 pm

I'm not a MAC person but the people at work I know run OSX and they switch to a virtual machine build of OS9 to run OS9 programs since we havent repurchased all new graphics software yet. I know its not much help but at least you know it can be done.

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Re: Can Mac OSX run older games?

#3 Post by frankie » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:20 pm

StratCaster wrote:I have Mac OSX Panther and it doesn't have System 9 on it.

Then dig out your Apple CDs and install Classic. Every non-Intel Mac comes with an OS9 compatibility installer.

If the game doesn't work in Classic, try SheepShaver.

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#4 Post by Crimson » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:58 pm

I have a utility called AppleWin that is a mac emulator that, I believe, can load any given MacOS Rom.

I use it to run a really really old version of Mac OS, because I wanted to play Enchanted Scepters and "The Dungeon of Doom" again. I don't know if it can run the System 9 build or not, and finding the ROM for doing so might be a royal pain, but you can try.

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#5 Post by StratCaster » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:59 pm

I don't think that will work for me, I'm not running windows.

I installed Tiger, but it doesn't support system 9 software....bummer. Why is Mac so backward compatible unfriendly?! Its quite annoying...
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#6 Post by frankie » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:08 am

StratCaster wrote:I installed Tiger, but it doesn't support system 9 software....bummer. Why is Mac so backward compatible unfriendly?! Its quite annoying...
What? Strat, you need to tell us EXACTLY what Mac & what discs you have, down to the very last point version.

Are you saying you have a secondhand Mac without the original installer & restore CDs? In that case, I'd recommend finding another OSX Mac with a classic "System Folder" and copy it onto yours.

Any PPC Mac with its original discs can get Classic mode running in about 15 minutes. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301408#4

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