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games that are better on a Macintosh

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Reply 41 of 147, by blackmasked

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blackmasked wrote:

Also Mac version of Blackthorne runs in SVGA.

SEGA CD ver. has better completely different backgrounds and one completely new scenery (snowy) with very nicely designed new levels.[/quote]

SEGA CD version would be great if characters wouldn't look so plasticky. ;]

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Reply 43 of 147, by dr_st

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Yeah, hardcoregaming 101 did a nice comparison of Blackthorne versions, where they mentioned the pros and the cons of the Sega 32x.

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Reply 50 of 147, by ruthan

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It would be nice update list in first post and write to every game why is Mac version better and even add some picture / video comparison (Mac vs PC). #SpasSquirel

Last edited by ruthan on 2018-06-25, 02:58. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 53 of 147, by filipetolhuizen

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Doom for mac has such a horrible key assignment method that makes it impossible to assign the default pc version keys.

Reply 54 of 147, by pseudo3d

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cyclone3d wrote:
robertmo wrote:

You know you can play all above games on platform of your choice in emulator. Nobody forces you to use real mac here 😉

But does the emulator emulate the unreliability of a real mac? If not, then it isn't a good emulator. 😈

Macs were amazingly reliable back in the day. The 1990s-era clones weren't (sub-standard hardware), and the software could be really messed up if you installed a bunch of random shareware extensions.

As for OP's question, SimCity 2000 tended to run better. The Windows version was miles ahead of the DOS version but the Mac had superior music on board, and it was easy to create your own scenarios. The Windows version did have the Debug menu cheat, though, and a fourth zoom level.

Reply 55 of 147, by dr.zeissler

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StarWars JediKnight had Hires as MacVersion.

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Reply 56 of 147, by dr.zeissler

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awgamer wrote:

How are the graphics of Chuck Yeager's Air Combat better on the mac?

they are HIRES.

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Reply 57 of 147, by rmay635703

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I think this list should be changed to
What games were better on B&W Mac versus PC.

Most everyone I knew that owned a Mac back in the day of dos gaming
Had either
A B&W Mac or an Apple Ii of some sort.

I didn’t know anyone with a color Mac until the late 90’s
and I don’t think that’s a unique thing either.

If no one owned a color Mac in the Dos era and only experienced Color Macs at school I think it’s sort of a unicorn to compare.

Reply 59 of 147, by awgamer

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filipetolhuizen wrote:
Mac version of PoP1: http://www.casualgirlgamer.com/assets/images/five-classic-games-you-can-play-in-your-browser/prince-of-pers […]
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Mac version of PoP1:
prince-of-persia.jpg
Mac version of Wolf3d:
wolfenstein-3d_12.png
Gameplay of mac AITD1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUT8vE1RRI

wolf3d without fm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhjQcA1TehI

How do people find this better? Even the voice acting and sound effects are different. Just, no.