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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcanon View Post
    Btw - don't bother with IIGs or Mac SEs. If you want a pre-OSX mac, get one of the early iMacs (Anything except the first revision), and stick OS 9.2.2 on it. You can run basically anything except the most ancient of games (like stuff made for System 1.0 or something).
    Aren't iMacs prone to failure, though? And I think they aren't capable of reading old Mac-formatted floppies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Sniper View Post
    Aren't iMacs prone to failure, though? And I think they aren't capable of reading old Mac-formatted floppies...
    I've had good experience with iMacs, other than the very first iMac revision. They haven't been any less reliable than other computers on average.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcanon View Post
    Btw - don't bother with IIGs or Mac SEs. If you want a pre-OSX mac, get one of the early iMacs (Anything except the first revision), and stick OS 9.2.2 on it. You can run basically anything except the most ancient of games (like stuff made for System 1.0 or something).
    kinda defeates the purpose for me. i'm the guy with 3 pcs one with xp, one dedicated and optimized for mid-late 90's windows and one for DOS

    any OS reccommendations for a mac SE? i'm assumeing i need a os boot disk since on startup i just get a little floppy image with a question mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorman0 View Post
    I've had good experience with iMacs, other than the very first iMac revision. They haven't been any less reliable than other computers on average.
    Well, I've only -heard- they weren't very reliable. Maybe all those reports were from the first models, like you say.

    But I'm still not so sure about the floppies.
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    Default Classic Mac Games

    I had many great years playing Mac games in the 1980's. Here are some of the games I used to play often.

    Dark castle
    Beyond dark castle
    Zork I
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    Ground zero
    Continuum
    Lode Runner
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Transylvania
    Airborne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soviet Conscript View Post
    any OS reccommendations for a mac SE? i'm assumeing i need a os boot disk since on startup i just get a little floppy image with a question mark.
    Heh. You're not thinking of running Linux, are you?

    You might as well go with System 7.5.3, which you can download for free from Apple. Start with the System 7.5 Network Access boot floppy.

    A few other games to consider:
    System's Twilight
    Captain Magneto
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    Dark Castle and The Manhole.

    And the very first time I played Tetris was on a Mac Classic, back in 1987 - It was still virtually unknown in the US, for at least another 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    Heh. You're not thinking of running Linux, are you?

    You might as well go with System 7.5.3, which you can download for free from Apple. Start with the System 7.5 Network Access boot floppy.

    A few other games to consider:
    System's Twilight
    Captain Magneto
    Little Pythagoras
    i take it that its not so easy as i can use a 1.44mb pc floppy?

    i missed all the floppy confusion growing up apperently 720, 800, dd 13...something, 1.44

    i had an amiga 500 and a c64 as a kid and i knew nothing else. i didn't get a pc till 96 like 10 years later. hell i just assumed the 1.44 disks were the same the amiga used. i didn't even get into learning about the big evolution of the floppy till a few years ago when i started running into this stuff.

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    A Mac SE supports high-density disks, and there are no problems reading and writing high-density Macintosh-formatted floppies on a PC. (The problem is only with the double-density floppies.)

    HFV Explorer should do the trick if you can't find anything else.
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    Spectre is a great Battlezone clone, as are its two sequels...
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    Anyone ever play Bolo?

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    Oh yes, quite nice, Bolo. There was nothing quite like it for the Mac Classic.
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    Hey, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a PowerBook 5300cs. I honestly know nothing about Macs beyond how to emulate System 7.6 to play Pegasus Prime, so I'm kinda confused about what I could play on this thing. It's running System 7.6, has 24MB RAM, and a 500MB hard drive. It's also got a floppy drive. Is this too new to run anything that would be on floppy? Any way I can hook a CD drive up to it? What's a good game to test out on it? I honestly don't know where this thing stands compared to what's been mentioned in this thread so far, so please pardon my asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NayusDante View Post
    Hey, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a PowerBook 5300cs. I honestly know nothing about Macs beyond how to emulate System 7.6 to play Pegasus Prime, so I'm kinda confused about what I could play on this thing. It's running System 7.6, has 24MB RAM, and a 500MB hard drive. It's also got a floppy drive. Is this too new to run anything that would be on floppy? Any way I can hook a CD drive up to it? What's a good game to test out on it? I honestly don't know where this thing stands compared to what's been mentioned in this thread so far, so please pardon my asking.
    That will play most games, however, the really old Macintosh games may not run. If it was made after System 6 came out, it has a high probability of working (though no guarantees).

    And as for the iMac floppy thing, they don't have built in floppy drives, but they can read them with an external floppy drive.
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    this


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    Quote Originally Posted by ice1605 View Post
    That will play most games, however, the really old Macintosh games may not run. If it was made after System 6 came out, it has a high probability of working (though no guarantees).
    There was stuff worth playing before System 6 came out!?
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    Someone just bequeathed me a 1992 all-in-one mac running OS 7.2... so I guess I'll be checking the mac garden too now

    One question though... where can one find a "CD Caddy"


    (good thing it still has a floppy drive)
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