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Lite games for MacOS X on an iBook 500 with 348 MB RAM?
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Jan 19, 2003, 03:41 PM
 
Can you tell me some nice lite games for my ibook 500 with macos 10.2.3?
     
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Jan 19, 2003, 03:45 PM
 
What kind of game? All of Ambrosiasw.com 's games that run native work fine on mine. I have problems running stuff from Blizzard, have not tried much else.
     
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Jan 20, 2003, 03:18 AM
 
Well... I don't know what kind of games you like, but I have the same ibook and lately i've been playing Payback on it... it runs fine even at 1024X768. You can get it at www.freeverse.com
     
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Jan 20, 2003, 03:58 AM
 
Try the new PopCap games from the Omni Group. (I got a demo CD from the Expo)
World of Warcraft (Whisperwind - Alliance) <The Eternal Spiral>
Go Dogcows!
     
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Jan 20, 2003, 10:51 AM
 
pop-pop is pretty darned addictive. It's like Brickles on steroids (uh-oh, did I just betray my age? Good old internet...only place where 21 starts to seem relatively old).
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Jan 26, 2003, 03:35 PM
 
Simon Extreme

GLtron

ScummVM (OS X emulator of the old Lucas Arts text adventures, you need the original CDs to play)

Marble Blast

iConquer

These are all free games, for commercial titles get Deus Ex (even though its for OS9, you must have it!), Fallout 2 and =Freedom Force are great too! I could go on and on, but I won't.
     
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Jan 28, 2003, 11:40 AM
 
Indeed ScummVM rules. All you need to do is pick up the recent Lucasarts graphic adventures rerelease (the PC-CD version).

If you need any help setting it up I'll give you a hand.

www.scummvm.org

Andy
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Feb 3, 2003, 10:45 PM
 
Yeah, both Fallout & Fallout 2 are damned cool RPGs, and should work fine on your iBook 500. I have a Pismo 500 and having Fallout on the go has made traveling a lot more fun

As was mentioned, all the Ambrosia games will work great. I can't wait for Uplink to be released...
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Feb 8, 2003, 05:01 PM
 
Originally posted by el_humpo:
Yeah, both Fallout & Fallout 2 are damned cool RPGs, and should work fine on your iBook 500. I have a Pismo 500 and having Fallout on the go has made traveling a lot more fun

As was mentioned, all the Ambrosia games will work great. I can't wait for Uplink to be released...
Starcraft also runs fine, which is of course, one of the all time popular games, and still played by many.

Just for fun I installed WarCraft III on my iBook 500. It was like watching a poodle pull a covered wagon. Took awhile just to get it to acknowledge keyboard inputs to quit. Hehe.

-R
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 10:56 AM
 
On my iBook 500 I have Oni, Black and White, the Sims and am going to get Aliens verses Predator Gold. I realise these aren't 'lite', but they run well.
     
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Feb 11, 2003, 03:59 AM
 
i have an ibook 500 with 384 mb ram too. spiderman works great on it. quake 3 works too, but with poor graphics-quality!
     
   
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