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From The Forum issue 151

Post by NickThorpe » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:39 am

It's time, it's time - it's from the forum time! Tell me, everyone: how much time have you put into gaming on the Mac? Were you a hardcore devotee of Marathon and Escape Velocity, or unaware that Mac gaming was even a thing? Any and all experiences are welcome, so please chip in. Some responses will go into the mag, as usual.

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by theantmeister » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:13 am

I played a lot of games on my iMac back in the late 90s / early 2000s. It was the only computer I had, so I didn't have much choice. I mostly played ports of PC games like Star Wars Episode 1 Racer, Deus Ex and Rune. I did play a bit of Marathon, but I could never really get into it. Tried a few of Pangea's games - Nanosaur was fairly impressive.

The most impressive thing the iMac did was run CVGS though. The accuracy of the emulation was incredible!

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:11 pm

I don't,t think I've ever used a Mac, never mind gamed on one.
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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by joefish » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:51 pm

I think the one and only time I ever tried anything resembling a 'game' on a Mac was the 1984 Macintosh tutorial 'Mousing Around', which involved connecting dots to draw a star and then dragging a mouse graphic through a small maze!

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by necronom » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:33 pm

I used a Mac a few times at college, and my Brother has had a few recently, but I don't think I've ever played a game on one. I did set up an emulator on my Amiga 1200, but I can't remember doing much on it apart from go "Oooh, my Amiga is emulating a Mac!"
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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by Megamixer » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:53 pm

Only ever used a Mac briefly and it had some sort or horrid, counter-intuitive mouse where you had to press down on the whole thing to click rather than it simply having buttons on top like any other mouse.
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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by antsbull » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:18 pm

At Uni we used PowerMacs for our courses - and Marathon was installed on all of them, so we played it *a lot* when we were meant to be coding for our projects! I now write software on Macs and use Steam to play everything from Half Life 2 to Broken Sword and Wing Commander.

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by RetroMartin » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:09 am

Mac's play games? Surely you jest, they're for making outrageous pictures aren't they?


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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by ncf1 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:00 am

I admit I've neglected the Mac over the years like, say, one of my 'lesser' children. I mean everyone's gotta have a kid they hate a bit more than the others, right?! :wink:

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by Eric » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:24 am

Only in school on the old Macintosh's as they were called back then. Played what the teachers called "games" that were The Manhole and Shuffle Puck Cafe. There was also a little enjoyable pool game but hard to play in black & white!

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:00 am

I looked at one once, decided not to bother.
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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:10 am

I used Macs at college for DTP, always seemed so primitive when compared to my ST, it never even crossed my mind that people would use it as a games machine.

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:20 pm

I dont think ive even wore a mac, never mind played games in one

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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by rossi46 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:23 pm

Me and my pal finished the Icewind Dale game on his old G3 power mac. I just use my macbook for emulators now.
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Re: From The Forum issue 151

Post by yakmag » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:44 am

Only played 1 game on my MAC (as it is used for editing).

Funnily enough it came with it (bought it 2nd hand) it was a dinosaur game called Nanosaur 2.

Not bad for 1st person type flying dinosaur game, apart from that not gamed on my Mac, it's more of a 'tool' that I use to work, I leave my pc for the fun stuff!

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