Sunday, 23 February 2014

Retro gaming

As well as being into gaming, I also have a soft spot for retro electronics, so how about combining the two? My brother gave me this mint iMac G3 DV, which was in the loft of his new flat. The stock 10GB hard drive was noisy and slow, so replaced it with a near-silent 7K 120GB Samsung. The DVD laser lens needed a clean, but that's working fine now. I also maxed it with a gig of RAM.

It's running OS X 10.4.8 (Tiger) and OS 9. It's a bit painful surfing the web on it (with TenFourFox), but it runs 2D games in MAME OS X like a champ. Here's Capcom's RoboCop, which is usually the first game I load up on one of my annual MAME visits. Suits the CRT display well.