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games that are better on a Macintosh

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Reply 101 of 110, by KainXVIII

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robertmo wrote on 2020-01-03, 09:03:

there are also screenshots on macintosh garden

It says that my ip was banned for some reason (even if i wasn't there before).

Reply 103 of 110, by Bruninho

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My favourite game in Windows was SimTower, but I was never given a mac version, not even OSX version. SimTower was the game that led me to find DOSBox for Mac in my first emulation attempts. Real gaming on a Mac? I'd say my memory can see SimCity but I can't remember which version.

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Reply 105 of 110, by Jorpho

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RoyBatty wrote on 2020-01-03, 17:25:

Marathon, ZPC (Zero Population Count).

The original Marathon was Mac-exclusive. Are you thinking of Marathon 2?

ZPC is by all accounts a very poorly-designed game.

Reply 107 of 110, by Tertz

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KainXVIII wrote on 2020-01-03, 11:06:
robertmo wrote on 2020-01-03, 09:03:

there are also screenshots on macintosh garden

It says that my ip was banned for some reason (even if i wasn't there before).

Some sites are so scared of Putin and KGB that ban Russian IPs.
Proxies help.

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Reply 108 of 110, by Caluser2000

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I'd like to see the dates each game was made for each platform. Other than that I could'nt care less.

pseudo3d wrote on 2018-07-25, 15:54:

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..

I call bull shit on this one= wrt early '90s which I think is what the OP is alluding to. I can network over ethernet, easy peasy, play games, do office work and tons more using a 286/12 and it's certainly a lot more versitile than my all in one b/w Mac. For example fit a backpack cd rom player and LS120 piggy backed to the parralell port. I can fit differemt monitors to it mono, herc cga,ega.,vga, svga I can attach any number of periferals, such as sound cards, joystick/game pads, a variaty of printers. keyboards and a lot more.

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robertmo wrote on 2019-02-22, 16:25:

most if not all mac versions of games mentioned here were released years later when hardware was better, and the idea of this thread is to find them.

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Reply 109 of 110, by VirtuaIceMan

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Sonic Superstars Tennis; it might not be that old a game, but it was ported to Mac but not PC, which is pretty unusual!

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Reply 110 of 110, by Jo22

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-01-08, 03:50:
I'd like to see the dates each game was made for each platform. Other than that I could'nt care less. […]
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I'd like to see the dates each game was made for each platform. Other than that I could'nt care less.

pseudo3d wrote on 2018-07-25, 15:54:

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..

I call bull shit on this one= wrt early '90s which I think is what the OP is alluding to. I can network over ethernet, easy peasy, play games, do office work and tons more using a 286/12 and it's certainly a lot more versitile than my all in one b/w Mac. For example fit a backpack cd rom player and LS120 piggy backed to the parralell port. I can fit differemt monitors to it mono, herc cga,ega.,vga, svga I can attach any number of periferals, such as sound cards, joystick/game pads, a variaty of printers. keyboards and a lot more.

The reality:

robertmo wrote on 2019-02-22, 16:25:

most if not all mac versions of games mentioned here were released years later when hardware was better, and the idea of this thread is to find them.

Well, I kind of understand what you mean (I think so, at least).
What's positive on the 68k Macintosh platform - While buggy and less sophisticated than the Lisa line of computers,
it started out as a platform with a GUI, mono sound, a pseudo-API and a base resolution of 512×342 pels.
Which is, left alone, higher than the usual 320x200 resolution which the CGA, Tandy and MCGA world of the 1980s-early 90s was somewhat focused to.
(Ironically, though, the PC's Hercules card could display 720x348 pels -a much higher resolution than that of the original Macs- but was always neglected).

In some ways or another, a Macintosh with System 6/7 was very akin to Windows 3.x. Both had got the same type of desktop games, for example.
Maybe that's why professionals and gamers prefered the PC platform under DOS ? Windows 3 was too similar to a Mac, perhaps.
I mean, let's just think of QuickTime, TrueType or the built-in networking (chooser, appletalk). They all made their ways over to Windows 3.11.

Last, but not least, the Macintosh platform quickly adopted 640x480 pels as a standard resolution, too (as Windows 3.x did with Standard VGA).
Which in turn, encouraged adopting graphics to it, going away from the DPaint-ish 320x200 resolutions that pixel artists loved so much.

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