Reply 27800 of 34294, by doaks80
I have a chance to get a Power Mac G4 in good optical and technical condition for around 20 USD incl. the system installation discs. I have never owned a Mac, is that considered to be a good price? Are these systems worth it? I just realized, they are all over the place on classified ads and eBay and can't really figure out if these systems are good or not. Are they fun to fiddle around with? Do they work out of the box with USB keyboard/mice? Do they require a VGA adapter like these super old Macintoshs? So much questions, so little Mac knowledge... 😵
Did you play mac games in the mid 90s? If not then no, as every game on the mac in the late 90s onwards was also on PC. However if you have a thing for hypercard based black and white games and lode runner and the original prince of persia...then maybe. Of course they all run under emulation on the g4, so you might as well run a mac emulator on windows, or find an earlier g3 imac with system9, or an even earlier model. Note old mac games basically suck....but have big nostalgia value for people who went to school in the 90s, as we used them more than PCs.
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