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Hey my mom has an old iMac 2005 white plastic 19" (Core duo version)

But while for work reasons and what not she cannot upgrade to leopard/snow leopard.

Thing is, she does like to play strategy games, mainly the old ones. Her iMac cannot handle newer games (heck even Sims 2 struggles). But that doesn't really matter, as she only really wants to play games like Caeser III or Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete. Thing is these games were made for OS 7/8/9. And OSX refuses to support them, rosseta (I think that's what it is for Mac Classic emulation in OSX) won't support them, and 10.4 doesn't support BootCamp / VM. These aren't an option anyway as she has 2Gb RAM, a 2.2Ghz Core Duo and an ATI X1900.

Are there any options? Like smaller pre-OSX emulators?

Thanks for any help!
Edited by Alex132 - 4/2/11 at 3:50pm
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Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post

Thanks for any help!
Or no help

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Classic mode is not officially supported on Intel Macs, only the older ones that used IBM PowerPC CPUs. But there are ways around this, check out this link:

http://lowendmac.com/mac2win/08m2w/s...-mac-os-x.html

Also just to clarify, Rosetta is an emulator to run PPC apps on Intel machines, not for classic apps (OS 7/8/9 etc)
Edited by meb91 - 4/3/11 at 9:20pm
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I don't know what you can do. And I'm not sure if virtualization nor Boot Camp work on Core Duos (vs. Core 2 Duos.)
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Bootcamp her new iMac
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Bootcamp doesnt work on Core duo's unfortunately
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Rosetta is only for getting PPC apps to run on x86, I believe. I've never gotten any pre-OSX apps to work.

If there are any emulators out there, google would be your best bet, because you certainly can't run OS 7, 8 or 9 by dual boot on an intel x86 system.
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Bootcamp doesnt work on Core duo's unfortunately
Actually Boot Camp works on any Intel Mac, I have an old Mac mini with a Core Duo and it works.
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Quote:
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Actually Boot Camp works on any Intel Mac, I have an old Mac mini with a Core Duo and it works.
except if you read the OP it says he cant upgrade to leopard/snow leopard, rendering boot camp an invalid option.
 
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