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Freedom Force for Mac works on an iMac G3 600Mhz running MacOSX 10.4.11 Tiger!

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#1 mlvaliant



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:14 AM

I just set up my iMac G3 SE 600Mhz, 1GB RAM, Rage 128 Pro Ultra 16MB VRAM,

running MacOSX 10.4.11 & MacOS9.2.2.

And I reinstalled my old games.

Freedom Force by MacPlay states that it requires a PowerMac G4 400Mhz an a 32MB Radeon or  Nvidia GeForce 2MX GPU, 192MB RAM, running Mac OS X 10.1 Puma.

But the game loads and plays fine on my iMac G3!

I wonder if it is because I am on Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger, which is faster that MacOSX 10.1 Puma, which is slower and because i have 1GB vs the 192MB RAM requirement.

Going to enjoy me retro gaming Mac!
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#2 Thain Esh Kelch

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:20 AM

A 600 Mhz G3 is way faster than a 400 Mhz G4. The early G4s only had an FPU advantage over the G3s.
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:45 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 10 December 2015 - 05:20 AM, said:

The early G4s only had an FPU advantage over the G3s.
And Altivec, which is also of no interest for games.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:57 AM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 10 December 2015 - 07:45 AM, said:

And Altivec, which is also of no interest for games.
Not for many. There were some that used it (e.g. Quake 3).

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:37 PM

I was just thinking about FF last month for some reason. I wouldn't mind a remake of that one-- seems like the audience for a superhero-themed RTS or RPG would be pretty good these days, especially if it used a Marvel license (although I think rolling your own superhero would be more interesting, game-wise, than relying solely on the licensed characters.)

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