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 Post subject: Playing through all 5 on a Mac now, any compatibility hints?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:41 am 
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So, I'm not sure if this is appropriate to post on this forum, but I've got nowhere else to turn!

I haven't played a QFG game in at least 3 years, because I was actually waiting for the QFG2 remake's release. I blew through 1 in a few hours, then spent a few days on the 2VGA with all 3 classes, eventually moving on to 3 and 4 as a paladin.

Now I'm all done with 1-4 and remembering how much I actually loved QFG5, and trying desperately to get it to run on my MacBook. I have the original PC-CD but my Mac doesn't even recognize the disc! I just can't figure out how to run it! Normally I'm good with this -- I even got the full voices and everything on QFG4. Crossover is no help here though. And I'm all done with 4 and DYING to get to 5.

Does anyone have any ideas? The Internets tell me that there was a MAC version of dragonfire produced, but most places selling it just list it as PC/MAC. I would gladly pay for a copy I could run with my MAC.

ANY help would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Playing through all 5 on a Mac now, any compatibility hints?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:28 pm 
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IIRC, Dragonfire was designed to work on both systems, and it seems it worked well in all Mac systems all the way to Tiger. If you have Leopard, tough luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Playing through all 5 on a Mac now, any compatibility hints?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:57 pm 
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your best bet is probably to run it in a virtual machine or parallels.

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 Post subject: Re: Playing through all 5 on a Mac now, any compatibility hints?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:38 am 
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I have a Mac (with Snow Leopard no less!) and I've just discovered that Dosbox made a frontend for Macs -- I can't get the original QfG2 to run (because I'm an idiot technologically speaking, not because it doesn't work -- I'm sure there's a way!) but all of the original VGA games run.
As far as 5 goes? Your best bet is installing Windows and bootcamp or parallels. (And before you moan too much (believe me, I feel ya), I'll remind you there was a study published which showed Vista runs best on a Mac!)


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