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    Question Good Games For Power PC's?

    anyone know any good games for PPC, all the good games are intel only, i have a G5 (bluddie hell bet you wouldn't have guessed that!) Anyway to make Intel games for PPC?

    THANKS!

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    There are some very good open source games that are Universal Binaries. Check out some like Tremulous, Sauerbraten, Neverball, World of Padman, and the like. They run pretty well on my 2.0 GHz iMac G5 17" ALS.
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    I also have a G5 and here is what I have in my games folder at the moment (it tends to change quite a lot as I like to play a demo for a while and then move onto something else):

    Alchemy Deluxe Nanosaur (OS9)
    American History Lux Nanosaur 2
    Bejeweled Deluxe No one lives forever
    Bejeweled Deluxe 2 Quake
    Big Money Deluxe Quake II
    Bookworm Deluxe Scrabble
    Bugdom(OS9) Seven Seas
    Chess The Ur-Quan Masters
    Cro-Mag Rally Unreal Tournament
    Doomsday Engine Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo
    FreedomForce (CD) Warcraft III WingNuts
    LEGO Digital Designer Zoo Tycoon
    MarbleBlast Gold Zuma Deluxe
    Mummy Maze
    - iMac G5 1.8GHZ 17" | SuperDrive | 160GB | 512MB | Airport Extreme | Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse | Wacom Intuos II
    - Pentax *ist DL - JVC MiniDV Camcorder - Airport Express - iPod Nano 1gb white

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    Check out Ambrosia Software's games. They have some great ones, and I think they're all PPC-compatible. Some of them even run in OS 9!
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    I'm pretty sure Colin McRae Rally, Doom 3, Ford Racing 2, Prey, Quake 4, and UT2004 are all UB's.
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    Try out the demos of Oni and Myth, both PPC games, from Bungie originally.

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    I think there are quite a few good games for the PPC architecture (in fact, I can probably think of more problems the other way round, with games not working on Intel or not playing as well under Rosetta). So the good news is you should be fine.

    How about...

    Alien vs. Predator
    Alien vs. Predator 2
    American McGee's Alice
    Call of Duty (and Call of Duty: United Offensive)
    Max Payne
    Quake III Arena (Open Source version, ioquake3, too)
    Rise of Nations Gold Edition
    Star Wars Battlefront
    Tom's Clancy's Rainbow Six
    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (free and Universal binary)

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    I'm surprised nobody has posted anything about the original Fable. I have been playing The Lost Chapters on my G5 for a while now and I love this game. It's a bit funny that this was one of the games that said "Only On XBox" on it's original case. If you E-Mail me I can send you a link and instructions on how to install it properly. And this is just me being honest: 2 and 3 are not nearly as good as the first.
    Last edited by Cheryl; November 22nd, 2011 at 05:48 AM.

 

 
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