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13th January 2004, 12:00 PM
Just interested to know what are peoples favorite games on mac?

List your favorite games with url's if available (to official websites no warez!)

Some of my favorites are:

Pirates! Gold
Return to Zork
Myst (http://www.myst.com)
Sim City (http://simcity.ea.com/play/simcity_classic.php)
Oni (http://oni.godgames.com/main.htm)

And pretty much all the games at Ambrosia (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/)

13th January 2004, 12:16 PM
Not really much of a gamer, but i have indulged in:

Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (http://videogames.reviewindex.com/reviews/B00006B179.html) and Civilization 3 (http://videogames.reviewindex.com/reviews/B00005V9OQ.html). I've toyed with MOHAA and Ghost Recon aswell, but didn't really get into them.

13th January 2004, 02:20 PM
Settlers II for OS9. It is the most awesome game on any platform, ever. I have been playing this game for 7 years now. I've grown up with it, it's awesome.

16th January 2004, 06:50 AM
I enjoy Tony Hawk 4, but my kids (14, 11, 8) hog the eMac playing The Sims (never buy your kids The Sims for xmas) but I'm generally not a huge gamer myself.

16th January 2004, 11:58 AM
I remember when I was a teenager, I got my dad to buy me simcity 2000. I hogged his computer so much that I had to play in secrecy!

17th January 2004, 10:01 AM

GLTron is the most addictive game.


also emulation on osx rules, i got a microsoft sidewinder usb control pad and have been using it to get my old console fixes. snes, megadrive (yeah, it was genesis in America, but this isn't America now is it?) i am in old skool heaven.


20th January 2004, 10:58 AM
The Sims and Lineage (online game) are my faves...

20th January 2004, 11:01 AM
have you got a link to lineage?

20th January 2004, 11:12 AM

Download it at:


or itools.

You need OS X.

23rd January 2004, 02:49 PM
Quake 3 Arena!

Pretty cruddy game and ive never liked it on PC, but when i got our tafe class playing q3 at lunchtime it rocked!

23rd January 2004, 07:55 PM
My fave Mac games (well, 68K games):

- Pirates! (original, didn't care much for the Gold variant)
- Beyond Dark Castle (amazing game for a Classic Mac)
- Shufflepuck

On my 9600/G3-300:

- Marathon Infinity
- Puyo Puyo
- Diablo II

23rd January 2004, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by bYrd@Jan 23 2004, 08:55 PM
- Shufflepuck
I still play Shufflepuck Cafe on my LCII :D
In Year 7 IT class, it's all we'd do!
Damn that robot!!!

23rd January 2004, 08:25 PM
There must be something wrong if you can't beat the robot - he was a piece of piss to beat! What about that woman with the 'teleporting' capabilities - now she was hard.

And yeah still play it here on my PB170 - quite often, in fact. Still can't beat it (god damn you Biff Raunch) :D

23rd January 2004, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by Disko@Jan 13 2004, 12:16 PM
Not really much of a gamer, but i have indulged in:

Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (http://videogames.reviewindex.com/reviews/B00006B179.html) and Civilization 3 (http://videogames.reviewindex.com/reviews/B00005V9OQ.html). I've toyed with MOHAA and Ghost Recon aswell, but didn't really get into them.
Check out Jedi Academy (recently released) if you like Jedi Knight II. I liked it a lot more, and Mark Hamill actually does the voices for Luke Skywalker. There's also X-wing fighters, Tauntauns, probe droids, etc throughout the story line, so it's a lot more closely tied with what we know from the films. :-).

Also, for Medal of Honor fans, it appears there's a new add-on pack called Breakthrough coming soon from Aspyr. And... there's a new game called 'Call of Duty' which was written by a bunch of ex-programmers of MoH that's coming out in April (i think).

23rd January 2004, 11:18 PM
Yeah, i wanted to try jedi academy. Is it out for mac yet? I thought it was going to be a few more months...

23rd January 2004, 11:25 PM
It's listed on Pica's catalogue; http://www.pica.com.au/picasoftwarepric.html

RRP is $89.95

1st February 2004, 11:44 AM
http://www.neave.com/games <-- old arcade game redone in flash

I&#39;ve just d/led them 2 days ago and i have found that, as always, pac-man is as addictive as ever.


2nd February 2004, 06:34 AM
Does anybody know if Tetris Max as been Cocoed or Carbonised?

2nd February 2004, 07:30 AM
nah. development has stopped


2nd February 2004, 12:47 PM
That&#39;s too bad - used to love that interpretation, to the point of seeing caloured bricks falling before my eyes when the telly faded to black between ads and shows :)

2nd February 2004, 05:28 PM
i stumbled across a /. post

http://games.slashdot.org/games/04/01/31/0...tid=186&tid=206 (http://games.slashdot.org/games/04/01/31/0136202.shtml?tid=127&tid=186&tid=206)

about freescape 2 today. A gpled game that they are selling 2000 copies in a limited release for windows, it usually sells for ^ &#036;90US on ebay (well, i didn&#39;t check that fact, it could be BS).

So i went looking for the mac os x port that i knew must exist, i stumbled across this forum post

http://www.insidemacgames.com/forum/viewto...der=asc&start=0 (http://www.insidemacgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7623&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)

and while digging thru the 17 pages of posts (ok, so i have a little too much time atm) i found this link


which had the port of the game. it also has the data file for the demo, which allowed me too finally taste the game i had just read so much about.

also there was an abandonware version of this game at

http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?game...c82d8db37c80cf3 (http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?gameid=4150&sid=22af5c3a49e996a47c82d8db37c80cf3)

which was missing the movies and a few other things. It was pulled because of the limited release

http://interplay-store.com/IPlayStore/prod...t%5Fdesc=&IPPC= (http://interplay-store.com/IPlayStore/product.asp?part_no=FG-W58-1176-1&find%5Fcategory=&find%5Fdescription=&find%5Fpart%5Fdesc=&IPPC=)

that is now available.

Also, they only GPLed the engine and not the data files, so to play the full game you have to get a copy of the full release, or find a copy of the abandonware release.


3rd February 2004, 12:24 PM
Is Lineage actually free?(I&#39;ve heard that it was) I believe I almost tried to get myself into it, but I was just on OSX and I&#39;m only on dialup so playing so very often isn&#39;t viable unless i can play it offline as well, just a thought though :P.

I used to play alot of Microsoft Train Simulator and Midtown Madness II and The SIms on the ol&#39; athlon 700, more lately though I&#39;m not computer gaming all that often.