games that are better on a Macintosh

Emulation of old Macintoshes, Mac hardware, or Mac peripherals.

Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby leileilol » 2018-5-15 @ 01:08

Mac emulation is in an unfortunately spotty state, I wouldn't fully rely on them to bring the right experience. There really isn't a PCem equivalent for Mac.
by the way, DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby blackmasked » 2018-5-15 @ 17:48

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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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-15 @ 18:51

Same ones as the mac version just lower res ;)
btw - SEGA 32x (not CD)
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby dr_st » 2018-5-15 @ 19:29

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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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-16 @ 05:32

Les Manley in: Search for the King (Amiga)
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby awgamer » 2018-5-16 @ 06:59

Need to include a description for each one of how they are better.
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-16 @ 08:54

gfx is obvious
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby awgamer » 2018-5-17 @ 03:26

How are the graphics of Chuck Yeager's Air Combat better on the mac?
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-17 @ 05:10

check mobygames screenshots
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2018-5-19 @ 05:22

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC-98, FM Towns)
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby ruthan » 2018-5-27 @ 17:34

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
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2018-6-09 @ 00:56

Mac version of PoP1:
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Mac version of Wolf3d:
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Gameplay of mac AITD1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUT8vE1RRI
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2018-6-15 @ 13:16

removed doom and hexen cause I think windows versions are the same
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2018-7-14 @ 23:50

Doom for mac has such a horrible key assignment method that makes it impossible to assign the default pc version keys.
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby pseudo3d » 2018-7-25 @ 15:54

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. :evil:

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.
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby dr.zeissler » 2019-2-22 @ 06:03

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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby dr.zeissler » 2019-2-22 @ 06:04

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

they are HIRES.
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby rmay635703 » 2019-2-22 @ 13:55

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.
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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby robertmo » 2019-2-22 @ 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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Re: games that are better on a Macintosh

Postby awgamer » 2019-2-22 @ 18:28

filipetolhuizen wrote:Mac version of PoP1:
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Mac version of Wolf3d:
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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.
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