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Monday, March 26, 2001
Apple on "Classic" Gaming
8:50 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

One if the many Apple TIL's released in conjunction with Friday's launch of Mac OS X addresses some issues you might encounter while gaming on the next-gen operating system. While hardcore gamers will probably want to hold-off until more games are supported, Apple notes that many games are playable in the "Classic" mode right now. Classic is essentially a version of Mac OS 9.1 that runs as a Carbon application, allowing you to run OS 9.1 applications from within OS X. The TIL suggests that you should upgrade to the latest versions of Tomb Raider II, Star Wars: Episode One Racer, or Myth II if you want to play them in Classic. If you're running the following versions of these games, you should upgrade:

  • Tomb Raider II 1.0.1 and earlier
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer 1.0
  • Myth II 1.2.x and earlier

Of course, being the informed gamer you are, we're sure you're already up-to-date on all of these. If not, check out the links below to get the latest versions. Watch for game compatibility reports from IMG staff throughout the day.

Apple TIL: Using Classic With Tomb Raider, Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer, Myth II
Download Star Wars: Episode One Racer 1.0.1 Updater
Download Myth II: Soulblighter 1.3.1 Updater
Download Tomb Raider 1.0.3 Updater (446k)

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