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#1 Irishman

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:04 AM

I’m going a bit retro with my current games, but I’m not enjoying them any less.

Over the past month or so, I’ve been falling down a rabbit hole of source ports and mods for Doom and Quake. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how well these games perform on OS X Mojave. As far as Doom goes, I’m having fun with Doomsday, which has a very responsive developer who really gets the Mac side of things (app switching shortcuts, and so on), and even has an M1 Mac to develop on.


As far as Quake is concerned, I found an OS X patch for it on Fruits of Dojo, and have been having a blast with Lord Havoc’s Dark Places, which is just a joy to behold, and even with all the eye candy turned on, gets about 60 fps.
The only downside is that I’ve only been able to locate the shareware version of Quake, as at some point, I mislaid my original retail copy!
Has anyone seen the full version of the Macsoft port? Or, barring that, I wonder if the Windows version sold on GoG, might work? After all, the pak files should be the same, right?

Finally, is this link to the shareware version, or to the full version?

https://gamesnostalg...1597?t=39526195
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Posted 17 June 2021 - 11:23 PM

View PostIrishman, on 17 June 2021 - 10:04 AM, said:

Or, barring that, I wonder if the Windows version sold on GoG, might work? After all, the pak files should be the same, right?
Yes, that works. The Steam version as well. The latter would probably a bit easier, as you need Windows access or something like Crossover/Wine to get the PAK files out of the GOG versions.

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 05:50 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 17 June 2021 - 11:23 PM, said:

Yes, that works. The Steam version as well. The latter would probably a bit easier, as you need Windows access or something like Crossover/Wine to get the PAK files out of the GOG versions.

Janichsan,

Do you know if the link to gamenostalgia is to the Mac shareware or the full version?
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Posted 19 June 2021 - 09:57 AM

View PostIrishman, on 18 June 2021 - 05:50 PM, said:

Janichsan,

Do you know if the link to gamenostalgia is to the Mac shareware or the full version?
I haven't checked, so I can't tell. If it's the full version, it's pirated.

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 11:35 AM

I’ve already used my 14 days for a Parallels trial. When do they reset?
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Posted 20 June 2021 - 01:09 PM

View PostIrishman, on 20 June 2021 - 11:35 AM, said:

I’ve already used my 14 days for a Parallels trial. When do they reset?
No idea. But if you aren't hung up on Parallels, VMware Fusion is free for personal use. IIRC you can also import Parallels VMs.

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