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"Classic" games on Snow Leopard?

by sarinmd / August 20, 2010 4:33 PM PDT

After a search on these forums, I understand that SL does not run Classic environment. That's OK.

However, I was wondering if there was some OSX program or application that "pretended" it was OS9, so that I could run the few games I have kept from an earlier era (eg MYST, Sherlock Holmes, Holy Grail, etc).

Am I just dreaming and are my games disks destined for ebay?


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Destined for eBay
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 20, 2010 10:53 PM PDT

You may find an emulator out there but they are usually illegal in that they require you to provide an System 9 ROM file.
Apple does not like that.



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You could
by Jimmy Greystone / August 21, 2010 12:34 AM PDT

You could decide to go to eBay and find some old system that still runs 9.2, keep it around just for those games. Something like an iMac G4 might fit the bill pretty well. Fairly small space footprint while likely having plenty of processing power to play those games.

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(NT) Not a bad idea
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 21, 2010 6:19 AM PDT
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Thanks guys.
by sarinmd / August 21, 2010 9:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Not a bad idea

Oh well. It was just a thought.

Yes, "emulator" was the word I couldn't remember. I didn't realise they were illegal, though that's logical I suppose.

As far as getting another little putey, Esteemed Spouse would not be pleased. I've only just disposed of my old steam-powered G4 Tower, although I am using its HD as a TimeMachine back-up (thanks to MrMacFixit!).

Such is the price of progress. Mind you, it does plant a seed of concern regarding all the data everyone is saving on CDs and DVDs. How long before we'll have to transfer all of that over to some new medium???

Thanks for your thoughts, anyway.

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