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games that are better on a Macintosh

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Reply 120 of 127, by filipetolhuizen

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- Why some Sierra On Line games never released for Mac? For instance Police Quest 2, Police Quest 3, Larry 2, Larry 3 etc. These games were released for the Amiga and even the Atari ST (except Police Quest 3). It seems weird to me because Mac computers seem to have great capabilities and they have strong titles like Gabriel Knight for example. Also titles like Eco Quest 1 & 2, Laura Bow etc.

Strangely, these are all AGI-lookalikes SCI based games. Maybe early SCI wasn't Mac friendly.

Reply 121 of 127, by dr.zeissler

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I am pretty sure that's the issue of the same compatibility problems with 32bit quickdraw.

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Reply 123 of 127, by filipetolhuizen

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Hires was a common feature on Mac ports while rare on DOS before the mid 90's. I still can't accept the fact that Dark Forces for DOS ran stuck in 320x200 while the Mac counterpart could run in 640x480 without any struggle on machines from the same year.

Reply 124 of 127, by Dimitris1980

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Yes, Dark Forces Mac version is great. Have you seen also Flashback and Blackthorne? Great graphics for Macs. I started playing Flashback on my dos and Mac where my computers are the one next to the other but i abandoned the dos version (i finished only the first level) because the graphics were so poor next to Mac. For me the power of dos games is the big variety of them and the support for Roland sound. These days i started playing Day of the Tentacle on both Mac and PC. The Mac version has better graphics, very beautiful and attractive picture but the music with the Roland Sound Canvas SC55 on dos version is amazing. Blackthorne dos version supports also Roland Sound Canvas and the music is superb. Mac version has hires graphics, same design like Sega 32x and music directly from cd where also is superb.

Reply 125 of 127, by filipetolhuizen

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Yes, Blackthorne and Flashback for Mac look amazing too. Another World for Mac also has hires, but the 2000's remake for PC has it too. General MIDI and MT32 for PC sound superb, but the Quicktime MIDI for Mac is not bad at all IMHO.

Reply 126 of 127, by KainXVIII

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I was excited for a second but then searched for Blackthorne Mac screenshots - and it was Sega 32X variant with fugly 3d-rendered sprites instead of pixel-art (now in hi-res), yuck.

Reply 127 of 127, by Dimitris1980

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I agree about Mac quicktime midi sound. The quality is very nice. Some examples are Doom 2, Heretic, Rags to Riches. Personally i have changed the quicktime's music settings in order to use the Roland Sound Canvas SC88 and the mentioned games run with success using the canvas for music.