mac games roundup!! emphasis on laptop-friendly!! let's party!!

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civ3 anyone?!

let's list some goodies!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 18 September 2005 00:47 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't really know any other goodies tho!

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 18 September 2005 00:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Freecell?

Leeeeeeeee (Leee), Sunday, 18 September 2005 01:32 (sixteen years ago) link

On a Mac?

Casuistry (Chris P), Sunday, 18 September 2005 04:22 (sixteen years ago) link

For a while I was really into Tintin Yahtzee, even though it wasn't technically fun.

Casuistry (Chris P), Sunday, 18 September 2005 04:23 (sixteen years ago) link

I spent all that time downloading Sims 2 and it's super draggy and looks kinda boring. I think I might regain that 2 gig of harddrive space! But is Civ3 worth playing? I did love Civ2.

Casuistry (Chris P), Sunday, 18 September 2005 04:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Sims 2 is great, but really crashy. I can't play Veronaville on my iMac without it crashing within 5 minutes.

Laura H. (laurah), Sunday, 18 September 2005 09:13 (sixteen years ago) link

yahtzee, people? we can do better.

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 18 September 2005 14:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Fallout 2 is fairly badass, and Warcraft III is pretty good as well.

John Justen (johnjusten), Sunday, 18 September 2005 16:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I have no mac but would like to 2nd the goodness that is fallout 2.

jeffrey (johnson), Sunday, 18 September 2005 16:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Majesty if your laptop runs Classic emulation. Freedom Force. Neverwinter Nights plus the two expansions and various user made mods are worth playing if you like rpgs. Space Tripper is one of the best shmups I've played.

Jeremy (Jeremy), Sunday, 18 September 2005 18:09 (sixteen years ago) link

i was rockin' neverwinter nights for a while; i never really LOVED it but it was certainly entertaining.

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 18 September 2005 18:45 (sixteen years ago) link

is there a version of grim fandango for the mac?

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 18 September 2005 19:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Does Fool's Errand still run?

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 18 September 2005 23:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah Cliff Johnson released Fool's Errand, At the Carnival and 3 in Three as freeware on his website. They all run fine in Classic mode.
http://www.thefoolsgold.com/downloads/games-macintosh.htm

Jeremy (Jeremy), Sunday, 18 September 2005 23:47 (sixteen years ago) link

The only good game is a free game.

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 19 September 2005 06:05 (sixteen years ago) link

www.wesnoth.org

~~~~ DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE ~~~~ (ex machina), Monday, 19 September 2005 06:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Zzz.

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 02:21 (sixteen years ago) link

naw dudes it's all about the Crystal Crazy

Banana Nutrament (ghostface), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 02:31 (sixteen years ago) link

that stuff will ruin your teeth, banana. and your LIFE.

geoff (gcannon), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 02:50 (sixteen years ago) link

http://emulation.victoly.com/snes/

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 21 September 2005 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
PLEASE RECOMMEND ME SHAREWARE GAMES I AM SO BORED

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 7 October 2005 19:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Check Ambrosia Games. Do they have anything new up?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 7 October 2005 19:55 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.wesnoth.org/

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Friday, 7 October 2005 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

dude, Underdog's should have mac games. stuff like SimTower or the Factory...

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 7 October 2005 20:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Kingfish!

http://www.the-underdogs.org/collect.php?id=9

Some mac ones there, and lots of other brilliant games. See Umihara Kawase Shun (or something along those lines) for the playstation, it's phenomenal. Bahamut Lagoon on the snes is there too which, from the couple of hours I played, is also excellent.

melton mowbray (adr), Friday, 7 October 2005 20:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Try some of the games at http://shinh.skr.jp/osxbin/

If you're having trouble picking, check out psy-no and Torus Trooper on that page.

George Hotelling, Saturday, 8 October 2005 02:13 (sixteen years ago) link

AHEM....


http://mac.the-underdogs.org/

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Saturday, 8 October 2005 16:55 (sixteen years ago) link

oh shit!

(i need classic for most of these though right?)

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 9 October 2005 04:55 (sixteen years ago) link

yea, i think there's a classic emulator... vMac?

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Sunday, 9 October 2005 15:32 (sixteen years ago) link

btw dude... wesnoth=awesome!! i was a little wary for some reason but i really really like it. i guess i thought it was going to be a more straightforward rpg? which i don't neccessarily have the patience for right now--all the talking to villagers and stuff. but this seems like a really good cross between an rpg and a strategy game.

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 9 October 2005 18:27 (sixteen years ago) link

JW do you know where i could get a ROM so's i can run vmac?

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 20:01 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.info.apple.com/usen/legacy/

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 20:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I put link to a vmac ROM & boot disk on the YSI thread

Jeremy (Jeremy), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 21:51 (sixteen years ago) link

yay

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 22:06 (sixteen years ago) link

thank you jeremy.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 22:09 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...

lol PPC

DG, Friday, 29 February 2008 19:29 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I am considering shelling out for Plants v Zombies. So much polish.

I have a pirated copy of Diablo II but my video driver doesn't support 256 colors :(((

death from abroad (lukas), Sunday, 10 May 2009 20:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Mind Wall - cool and amusing for 5 minutes:
http://www.codedojo.com/?p=104

Nhex, Monday, 11 May 2009 00:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Plants V Zombies is SO GOOD.

Mordy, Monday, 11 May 2009 05:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Is there a free option of something like Joy2Key for Mac? I might get Braid but would much rather use my gamepad - all the solutions I've found are shareware programs.

Nhex, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:13 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Right, so there's Braid, which I haven't played, and Windosill, which I've played one level of and is AWESOME

http://www.offworld.com/2009/04/gimme-indie-game-the-hyper-rea.html

death from abroad (lukas), Sunday, 7 June 2009 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

Windosill was pretty cool, but like The Path (which demo/prologue was released pretty recently) I'm still feeling unsure if I actually want to pay for these purely artistic games. Yeah, I know, in Windosill's case it's the price of a cup of coffee, but still... Braid seems to be a sort of balance, the demo sold me, and I'll probably get it at some point.

Nhex, Sunday, 7 June 2009 19:52 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

just downloaded Halo which seems to work fine - thinking about picking up CoD4 but it seems the single player is only 10 hours long it looks like, maybe good for a plane ride

a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful (dyao), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

also picked up Myth at an estate sale for $1, hope I don't need to run OS9 emulation software or whatever to run it

a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful (dyao), Sunday, 9 August 2009 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

Anyone recommend those Penumbra games? Only $5 till the end of the day.

Nhex, Monday, 10 August 2009 00:17 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Anyone know of a good rhythm game that lets you use your own mp3s?

Oh, don't bother, I know there isn't one.

(mopes)

ok star grumbles (lukas), Saturday, 5 September 2009 19:25 (twelve years ago) link

not for mac (yet, maybe someday) but I love Audiosurf

Nhex, Saturday, 5 September 2009 20:37 (twelve years ago) link

Hmmm ... actually, there is an unofficial port. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

ok star grumbles (lukas), Sunday, 6 September 2009 08:13 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Mac games on sale!? For digital download? Insane!

World of Goo (easily worth the $5)
The Path (don't know about this one)

Nhex, Tuesday, 29 September 2009 19:57 (twelve years ago) link

Bullet Candy $4
http://www.charliesgames.com/wordpress/?page_id=3

Bullet Candy Perfect >$1
http://www.charliesgames.com/wordpress/?page_id=203

koogs, Monday, 5 October 2009 21:58 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

Already kind of blown through my holiday gaming budget but two sales of note - Machinarium + Samarost 2 for $10 until Xmas:

http://machinarium.net/blog/2009/12/16/amanita-design-christmas-pack-machinarium-samorost2-for-10-60-off/

And Braid got something of a stealth price drop to $10 (about time):

http://playgreenhouse.com/game/NNONE-000001-01/

Nhex, Sunday, 20 December 2009 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

http://store.steampowered.com/macbeta/

Nhex, Saturday, 27 March 2010 00:26 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

so I now have a MacBook with

2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 gigs RAM
144 MB GMA X3100 video

what should I get if I dig Age Of Empires II? I can hang with some racing and RPG type games as well.

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 06:38 (ten years ago) link

Fallout 2 is fairly badass, and Warcraft III is pretty good as well.
― John Justen (johnjusten), Sunday, September 18, 2005 12:43 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I have no mac but would like to 2nd the goodness that is fallout 2.
― jeffrey (johnson), Sunday, September 18, 2005 12:53 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

whoa hey sorry to dredge up these 6y.o. posts but how do you get Fallout and Fallout 2 for Mac?! I need to play them so I can be super-elitist about FO3/NV

Andrew Kornfan, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 15:11 (ten years ago) link

i think i found the first one via, you know, sources

lana del raymond federman (thomp), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:54 (ten years ago) link

i've been impressed with wineskin wrappers lately; i was able to install deus ex, oblivion, ulillillia's platform masters demo, and others with only a bit of configuration

☂Ṳη∃➸¥ѦґḎṧ, ω ℌ ◎ к ḯ ʟ ʟ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:59 (ten years ago) link

oh, dope. i happen to be very stupid so only a bit of configuration is good.

Andrew Kornfan, Friday, 27 January 2012 21:51 (ten years ago) link

I've got a wrapped copy of skyrim that works perfectly.

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Saturday, 28 January 2012 20:23 (ten years ago) link

Ha if it works perfectly than it is not skyrim

blurgh (jjjusten), Saturday, 28 January 2012 21:19 (ten years ago) link

sadly true

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 28 January 2012 21:39 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...

If you like puzzle games, the sequel to Fool's Errand has (finally!) been released: http://fools-errand.com/

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 26 October 2012 10:47 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

FYI, Hotline Miami finally and unceremoniously released the Mac version, which runs great. The game is Steamworks and Steamplay enabled, so if you buy it for PC you'll be able to play it on either system.

Nhex, Saturday, 13 April 2013 21:54 (nine years ago) link

i've been playing borderlands 2 on my macbook and it looks great

Mordy, Saturday, 13 April 2013 23:05 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

Recently ported Escape Goat is pretty great; very Lode Runner-esque.
http://i.imgur.com/97mIeZB.png

Nhex, Monday, 5 August 2013 06:07 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

are there any recent rts games that are worth checking out? really enjoyed age of empires ii/mythology, but i wasn't completely sold on the fast-paced starcraft style of gameplay

chilli, Friday, 23 August 2013 10:18 (eight years ago) link

seven months pass...

http://www.gog.com/news/mac_versions_new_language_packs_for_hasbro_games_and_others

Planescape: Torment!

Nhex, Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:21 (eight years ago) link

I've wanted to play that for years but not enough to bother with doing it in bootcamp, so yay!

Euler, Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:27 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

Steamplay port notice: Retro City Rampage DX. Nicely, I don't to have to buy it again, everyone gets the upgrade for free.

Nhex, Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:50 (seven years ago) link

ooo want

Mordy, Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:51 (seven years ago) link

Steam's been fuckin up hard for me lately.. heard this works, but havent done it myself

https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/2/35221584469748164/

Has to do with the universal access settings crap messing with the steam overlay.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:06 (seven years ago) link

That drove me crazy for a couple weeks! Pretty sure the upgrade to Yosemite did it.
Finally (fingers crossed) fixed it by closing Steam, removing it from Universal Access, adding it again as a brand new app from that window, and rebooting.

Nhex, Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:17 (seven years ago) link

But I'll definitely try that command line fix if/when it happens again

Nhex, Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:18 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

LOL - Torchlight II FINALLY made it to Mac OS X. 2 and a half years!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/200710/

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 16:35 (seven years ago) link

i couldn't even bother finishing the original :P

Mordy, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 16:40 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

FYI The Witness got the Mac port, so if you got it in one of their freedom bundles / the current monthly, it's on now

Nhex, Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:03 (five years ago) link

The Witcher 3 :(

0 / 0 (lukas), Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:03 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Just saw that indie sensation du jour Vampire Survivors got ported to Mac early this month. Nice.

Nhex, Friday, 25 February 2022 19:45 (three months ago) link


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