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iMac G3 with OS 9 - CPU/GPU and Games question.

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Izlude    104

Hi yall, I'm planning to grab an iMac G3 (400mhz) with OS9 (want to keep it that way for nostalgia).  The AIO, not the Tower.

Is the CPU an issue with older games like Oxyd and Shufflepuck Cafe? Some games have a folder that says Use G3 Throttle, but they're empty.. not sure if that's supposed to be Mac version of the "Turbo Button"...  What do you think?  Should the older games run just fine?

Next is the GPU.  Just how good is it?  Being built in and all.. I'd be stuck with it, so wondering if the Video on these machines are good enough for say, American McGee's Alice (and some other 3D intense games?)  Diablo 2?

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macoman    2,842

If you want nostalgia... Get a G4 instead of a G3... Same capabilities but a little more powerful and able to run OS 9 and OS X.

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Asharae    107
On 10/14/2016 at 6:55 AM, macoman said:

If you want nostalgia... Get a G4 instead of a G3... Same capabilities but a little more powerful and able to run OS 9 and OS X.

This is true, especially with the prices of them plummeting now.

 

Picked up a G4 eMac with keyboard at a boot sale the other week for £5.

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macoman    2,842
1 hour ago, Stocks™ said:

This is true, especially with the prices of them plummeting now.

 

Picked up a G4 eMac with keyboard at a boot sale the other week for £5.

That's really cheap!!!!

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Asharae    107
9 hours ago, macoman said:

That's really cheap!!!!

I know! Thats why it was one of those things that I couldn't turn down. The lady originally wanted £10 for it but asked me to offer and she accepted it.

 

But damn carrying that across the field to my car was murder! :laugh:

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Izlude    104

Oh nice, that's really cool.  I know someone with the eMac g4, maybe I can get him to test some software for me and see if they run alright.  I know one version of Oxyd was going a little too fast on the blue iMacs, if a majority of my games run alright, I'll do that.

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