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Reply 20 of 28, by PTherapist

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matze79 wrote:

Yeah i didnt mean halo, i mean Apple "Exclusive" Games, only on OSX 😀

Yeah they exist, but they're not major titles. It wouldn't make any commercial sense for big game developers to solely target Macs over PC.

1 game I do find addictive is 1 of the free bundled games with several Mac systems - Marble Blast Gold. I used to play that for hours.

Reply 21 of 28, by matze79

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Does anyone know if it's possible to solder Ram Slots in the empty Places ?
does that work ?

i have a few ddr slots and can easily add them.

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Reply 22 of 28, by matze79

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I got a second G5 1,8Ghz CPU, but the PowerMac will not detect it.

I bootet up from Diag Disc 2.5.7, and it does show up both temp. sensors, for each cpu.
But only one 1.8Ghz CPU 😒

any advice how to get the Second CPU up and running ?

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Reply 23 of 28, by xjas

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matze79 wrote:

Yeah i didnt mean halo, i mean Apple "Exclusive" Games, only on OSX 😀

There aren't too many exclusives for that system. System 7~9 sure, but OS/X and the G3-G5 architectures wiped out a LOT of the compatibility barriers and hurdles to porting games. Most would've been written in C(++/#) & OpenGL by then, and even if they were developed on the Mac, it was almost a no-brainer to port them to everything else for a bigger market share.

Drop Point Alaska was apparently an exclusive to OS/X (Intel!) that never got a port. I don't know of any others offhand. 😜

That said, there are a ton of great games for it even if they're not exclusives, and anything that came out for the G3 & G4 flies on the G5, so don't fret too much and enjoy it. I've played a lot of Wipeout 2097, UT2004, and SimCity 4 Deluxe on mine.

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Reply 24 of 28, by lazibayer

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matze79 wrote:
I got a second G5 1,8Ghz CPU, but the PowerMac will not detect it. […]
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I got a second G5 1,8Ghz CPU, but the PowerMac will not detect it.

I bootet up from Diag Disc 2.5.7, and it does show up both temp. sensors, for each cpu.
But only one 1.8Ghz CPU 😒

any advice how to get the Second CPU up and running ?

Have you swapped the two CPUs and seen if the new one works?

Reply 25 of 28, by matze79

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both CPU's are working, i switched them.. 😒

any clue ?

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Reply 26 of 28, by matze79

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seems the CPU is defective..

With the CPU inserted as first one, i can't hear the apple sound on poweron.
and systeminfo now states i have defective ram installed 😒

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Reply 27 of 28, by lazibayer

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matze79 wrote:

seems the CPU is defective..

With the CPU inserted as first one, i can't hear the apple sound on poweron.
and systeminfo now states i have defective ram installed 😒

There are 3 types of G5 1.8GHz CPUs out there: 970, 970FX with 900MHz FSB, and 970FX with 600MHz FSB. Is it possible that the 2nd CPU is not the right one (970FX with 900MHz FSB)?

Reply 28 of 28, by matze79

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Now it works, i got 3 CPU's and could choose the right one.
Still thinking about these unpopulated ram slots... maybe i should try to solder them.. 4 more ram slots.

I'm now running Dual CPU !

PowerMac G5 runs RTCW or Postal 2 in HD without issues.
Now i need a way to run my doom3 pc version (with macpatch) without cdrom 😒

converting mac patches to full games does work with pc version data (almost)

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