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Old 01-02-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I've just completed Sam & Max (the original) on my Mac and am currently playing Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I've also recently played Day of the Tentacle. Aside from these great classic LucasArts games, any suggestions on other good adventures for the Mac? I'm aware of Myst and Riven, but am more of a fan of the humorous ones or 3rd person perspective ones. Your suggestions sure would be appreciated!
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I think you might have played them all.
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All the LucasArts games... Full Throttle, Monkey Island, Loom, etcetera.

Humorous 3rd-person:

Discworld
Orion Burger
Feeble Files
Simon the Sorcerer
Zork Grand Inquisitor (1st-person)
The Space Bar (1st-person)

and

The Last Express
Spycraft
Bad Mojo
The Journeyman Project Series

I'm sure there are many more.

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You didn't enjoy the Space Bar?
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Mac adventure games... Spaceship Warlock?
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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A bunch of Sierra games also came out for Mac, but unfortunately many of them don't run under Classic so it's hard (often impossible) to play them on today's machines.

Bad Mojo is a more recent one. And the first Law & Order, and some of the CSI games, but I don't know how good the ports are. Also Out from Boneville was ported recently.
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Also, for a quick fix, check out www.pinheadgames.com. These are short adventures designed in the classic Lucas Arts style, and are completely free! They should challenge and entertain you for a while!
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ScummVM allows lots old non-Mac games to work on the Mac, that's quite a lot of good ones. And all the old DOS games can be played using DOSBox.
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There is Inherit the Earth, republished by Wyrmkeep.
http://www.wyrmkeep.com/ite/
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Also check out this article. The described games aren't really very LucasArts-like in terms of gameplay (in fact I'd argue at least some of them qualify as puzzle games rather than adventure), but they are excellent... and freeware, so it can't hurt to try.
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How about 'In Memoriam'?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Memoriam_(video_game)
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You didn't enjoy the Space Bar?
I was actually talking along the lines of ones that are reasonable to find. Obsidian, Amber: Journeys Beyond, and The Space Bar are great Mac games, but near to impossible to find. Curse of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango are the only Lucas Arts games not on Mac, which is a pretty huge lost. I did forget about The Last Express, I have that. Good game, though I got stuck pretty fast. I was not aware that In Memorium was a Mac game. There's link on apple.com to a freeware mac adventure game call Mysterious Island II that is fun for the first two hours or so until you beat. Other than that though, I don't really think there are any Mac games that are humorous and 3rd person. In fact, most of the ones mentioned are 1st person.
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Thanks everyone - that's useful info!
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:41 AM   #13
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I too am looking for more games for my Mac. One of my favorites (which I would LOVE to replay) is Traitors Gate. It's playable on OS 7.5 so obviously not viable on my MacBook Pro. I am sort of able to play it in Vista (via Parallels) but not the best quality.

There are so many great games out there that can only be played in classic and that won't be ported to OS X (because they're too old). Someone HAS to be working on it. It would be awesome if Parallels would allow you to install OS 9 (or earlier) as a virtual machine.
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Everything that works in ScummV!!!

But really, if you want to get into any kind of gaming, I'm afraid a Pc is what you need. Any chance of installing a double boot configuration? you might get the best from both worlds!
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Total Distortion was also kinda an adventure game. So, yeah, also available for Mac.
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If you have an Intel based mac there are almost no games you can't play, apart from actual older Mac games (since classic mode doesn't work on Intel based Macs). I have an iMac on which I run XP through Bootcamp (free) and on XP I run Windows 98 through VirtualPC 2004 (free). And both Dosbox and ScummVM work on MacOSX and Windows XP/Vista.

Some newer Mac Games:

Jack Keane, The Path, Bad Mojo Redux and the Penumbra trilogy (with some action elements).

Some games I played on my old Mac with OS 7.5:

Myst/Riven, Gabriel Knight 2, Broken Sword 1, Lighthouse, Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, Morpheus, Phantasmagoria 1.
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Coladia is porting some PC games to OS X.
They seem to only be available via download though.
http://www.coladia.com/index.php
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The latest Fusion Virtual Machine Ware (which is not for free) seems to be working for me. But you'll need a virtual image of a Windows machine which shouldn't be too hard to get
Has the advantage that you don't need a Windows partition and can switch between Mac and Windows using 'Spaces' with no time lag at all.
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Well since this thread is alive again I should mention that Telltale is now getting serious about Mac support. Tales of Monkey Island and The Devil's Playhouse are available for Mac, the other Sam & Max episodes are being ported and the rest of the catalog should follow eventually.
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Well since this thread is alive again I should mention that Telltale is now getting serious about Mac support. Tales of Monkey Island and The Devil's Playhouse are available for Mac, the other Sam & Max episodes are being ported and the rest of the catalog should follow eventually.
Are you talking about the classic MIs or the remakes? This sure sounds good in any case, but I think I'd rather play the classics again.

But as I said before. It doesn't really matter when you get a VMware. Other than supporting those Mac versions by buying them to show there's honest and massive interest in these things.
(I changed to Mac one year ago while I was living in California and didn't regret it for one second. Although I never used Win7 I think the future belongs to Mac. So this is good news all around).
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