Not all of us are able to get a new Mac every two years or every year. I’ve only got one Mac that is super new and can run El Capitan. The rest of the Mac’s I have are either made from 2008 and below. So Need list to say I need some games to play on my “old” Macbook. I also have a PowerMac G5 but, a lot of those games aren’t universal. (Which means you can’t play a PPC game on an Intel machine.) So what are some games you can play on an older Mac?
Well, let’s begin with Quake 4. Quake 4 is pretty much able to run on any machine. Wither it be a PowerPC or an Intel Core Duo chip. Multiplayer still works and the campaign is amazing! So what do you need to run it then? Well, here’s what you need to run it Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G4, G5 or Intel-based Mac running at 1.67GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 3GB hard disk space, ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia GeForce 6600 or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM, DVD drive, and TCP/IP-based Internet or LAN connection for online play.
Minecraft is a bit different. This may get a little confusing. Minecraft DOESNT need a lot of RAM. In fact it only needs about 512mb to be able to run. Two big factors are your video card and your CPU. Let’s start with your Video card anything from 2008 and up will be able to run Minecraft, Unless it’s integrated video card then you may have a hard time running Minecraft. Let’s talk about your CPU. All Mac’s form 2006 and up have an Intel CPU. Intel Core Duo’s won’t be able to run Minecraft. An Intel Core Two Duo will be able to run Minecraft. Here are the system requirements to run Minecraft: CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz.RAM: 2GB.GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD (formerly ATI) Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1.GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1.HDD: At least 200MB for Game Core and Other Files.Java 6 Release 45.
With Call of Duty 2 it is sure to run on any Mac from 2005 and up! Wither it be on the lowest settings or the highest any Mac from 2005 and up will be able to play Call of Duty 2. Here’s the system requirements if you’re wondering: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G5/1.8GHz or faster or Intel CPU, 512MB RAM, 4.0GB hard disk space, Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 or ATI Radeon 9600 or better 3D graphics card with at least 64MB VRAM, DVD-ROM.
IF I FIND ANYMORE GREAT GAMES THAT ARE SURE TO RUN ON PRETTY MUCH ANY MAC I’LL BE SURE TO ADD THEM TO THIS LIST.