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#1 Pat

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Connectix Virtual PC 5 / Win 98
G4 1.42 Dual/ 10.4

I'm looking for 2d games
So far:
planescape torment works perfectly for me.

Anything else (games without a mac version)?
What have others tried?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Couldn't tell you because that's an older version than I ever used and on a slower machine. However:

Crusader: No Remorse and No Regret, and the original three Fallout games (1, 2, Tactics) worked well for me under Virtual PC 7 / XP Professional on the G5 in my signature.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

I've got mac versions of Fallout 1 & 2

So these are 2d games: Crusader: No Remorse and No Regret ?
I assume 2d is only playable on your version as well?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

Check gog.com?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

Whoa, Virtual PC! I have not seen that title in a long time.
Long ago (2001-ish) I tried to run Baldur's Gate II on it to no avail. I am surprised that the emulation is smooth enough on that newer PPC machine you have. My iBook G3 Clamshell 466 and the (now smashed) Powerbook G4 867mhz both ran Playstation games quite well. I think Playstations run on PPC chipsets though, so that would be a reason why those games ran well.
If Planescape works, try Icewind Dale II or Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter. Those are the two other infinity engine games that were not ported to Mac. Icewind Dale was ported to Mac, but not Heart of Winter.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

PS1 and PS2 were both MIPS chips, they just went PowerPC with the PS3. I'd assume MIPS being a fellow RISC CPU was probably easier to convert instructions from than x86 to PPC is (kinda like ARM to PPC and vice versa), which might explain why Connectix's VGS ran so well. I never used VGS myself, but that was due to it only running on ATI GPUs and I was always on 3dfx, followed by nVidia after 3dfx went under.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

I know, that was in response to Diablofett's comment about VGS running well on his machines.

Something you might consider if you want to game on your older machine is upgrading to Virtual PC 7. It's still readily available on eBay, and for a good deal cheaper than it was new. For me, VPC got a pretty good kick in the pants performance-wise from 6 to 7, so I would imagine coming off of 5 it would be even more of a jump.
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Eric5h5:
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.