Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-6-19 @ 21:30

Mau1wurf1977 wrote:Not an Apple person so I don't know how this fits in but all the early Sierra games like Space Quest 1 and 2 or Kings Quest 1,2 and 3 have vastly superior music on the Apple version. And mouse control for the character :)


I think it's the same as the Tandy 3-voice music for those games.

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Postby IIGS_User » 2012-6-20 @ 07:50

filipetolhuizen wrote:I wish I could run some of these. They require 16 colour mode which is not available on G3s and newer.

If you can extract the files from the game, try to run them using ScummVM (may browse to a subfolder included in the package to get it recognized). Althought, it seems confusing in the first place, when you expect black & white graphics, to see full colour.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2012-6-20 @ 08:48

SquallStrife wrote:
I think it's the same as the Tandy 3-voice music for those games.


Well the Apple has a chip from Ensoniq I believe. Here is what it sounds in an emulator:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdUfOohO8mU

It has digital sound recording at the start!
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-6-20 @ 09:28

Ah, you meant the original Apple, not Mac.

The Mac version of Space Quest 2 sounds almost exactly like the Tandy version. I don't have any Apple ][ systems, I'm sad to say.

I'll crank up my Powerbook and give you a taste. :)
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-6-20 @ 10:56

Bit harsher than the Tandy 3-voice, but it sounds like it's the same music data.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iygwPpY9BU
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby Koen » 2014-6-29 @ 07:12

Pathways Into Darkness is a good game that was released only on mac.
It is an early FPS game that is more about exploring than shooting, made by the creators of Marathon and Halo.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby 2fort5r » 2014-8-17 @ 18:25

Slightly off-topic, but you have to be careful about buying 'new' Mac games that are supposedly Classic OS compatible. I picked up a new copy of StarCraft thinking I could install it on my 1999 iMac G3 running OS 9 but found that it only installs on OS X. To get a Classic OS version you probably have to go looking on eBay. The game hasn't changed I assume, they just removed the option to install it in classic.

Edit: and it won't install on Windows NT 4.0 either. The installer crashes on launch. The system requirements clearly say "NT" and "System 7.6" but this is a lie. This release of StarCraft is dated 2007.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby ratfink » 2014-8-30 @ 23:49

The old Starcraft CDs I have could be used to install both PC and [pre-OSX] Mac versions.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby 2fort5r » 2014-8-31 @ 05:56

I just ordered a 2003 release of SC off eBay. That should work on old systems.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby leileilol » 2014-9-01 @ 19:30

ELFIN CLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



(not really but clearly it's right up my alley for some reason)
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby sliderider » 2014-9-04 @ 15:07

leileilol wrote:ELFIN CLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



(not really but clearly it's right up my alley for some reason)


You must read Elfquest comics, then.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby cdoublejj » 2014-10-18 @ 07:25

stracraft 1
diablo 1 and 2
fallout 1 and 2
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby leileilol » 2014-10-25 @ 01:10

None of those are exclusive.
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
386DX vs SX isn't about a missing FPU
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
Old PCs aren't 'aesthetic'
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby IIGS_User » 2014-11-12 @ 18:45

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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby kreats » 2014-12-13 @ 14:17

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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby Jorpho » 2015-1-22 @ 00:47

kreats wrote:Scarab of ra
I hear there's a browser version.
http://lightningmanic.github.io/
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby awgamer » 2015-1-22 @ 04:12

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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby awgamer » 2015-1-22 @ 04:23

This looks like fun, Ares from 1996, source since released under gpl, still only ported to osx so far it looks like.

http://arescentral.org/antares/
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby Dimitris1980 » 2016-3-23 @ 13:32

Lots of 90s games are better on mac version than dos version. See for instance Monkey Island series, Fate of Atlantis, Day of the Tentacle, Prince of Persia. All have bigger resolution. See Flashback where mac version seems to be the only version that you can see also the characteristics of the hero's face (the eyes for instance). Also macintosh has better sound than sound blaster. The lucky dos users have the roland mt-32 support for lots of games which has the best sound for me than everything.
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Re: Best OS9 and earlier exclusive games?

Postby r00tb33r » 2017-3-18 @ 00:41

The entire catalog of Pangea Software:
http://pangeasoft.net/
Games like CroMag Rally (Mario Kart type thing), Bugdom, Nanosaur (meh IMO, and was mentioned above), etc. A lot of that was ported to OS X and iOS later.

Here's one that was always stupid fun: Reckless Drivin'
http://www.jonasechterhoff.com/Reckless_Drivin.html
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbeu2ptqya8
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