View Full Version : Old Monkey Games for Mac

08-30-2002, 12:24 AM
I have been searching fruitlessly all over the internet for the OLD monkey games for MAC (M1, M2, M3), but can't find them. Lucas doesn't seem to sell the "greatest hits" III package of games on the MAC OX platform. Does ANYONE have any idea where i can get my hands on the old monkey games?! i love them so much! please help if you have any idea at all ~Colin

09-02-2002, 07:55 AM
If nothing else works you could still try ebay or amazon. They sell alot of strange things there so why shouldn't you find the old monkey games for your Mac aswell?

09-02-2002, 11:40 AM
Yeah, eBay or any other auction site is the only thing I can think of. Finding old LEC games for the Mac seems to be easier said than done, so please let us know if you should happen to stumble over an online store selling 'em. :)

09-10-2002, 10:18 PM

Please dont post download links to lec games.

09-14-2002, 03:09 PM
Why? It's abandonware, isn't it?

09-14-2002, 04:21 PM

09-14-2002, 04:22 PM
Nope, it's not abandonware. LucasArts still fully support their games, even the really old ones. And don't spam. :)

09-14-2002, 04:41 PM
What does 'spam' actually mean? Sorry, but I really want to know!

09-14-2002, 04:46 PM
I looked on their site. They don't sell em.

09-14-2002, 05:01 PM
Spam. (http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=spam). For instance, someone replying to a message with "LOL" or "I agree!".

Just because you can't buy Monkey Island 1 and 2 from the LucasArts company store, doesn't mean that it's abandonware. You should be able to find them bundled with CMI in a cheap and nifty pack called The Monkey Island Archives (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005B441/qid=1032036803/sr=5-2/ref=cm_lm_asin/002-1006261-0917669?v=glance).

09-14-2002, 05:06 PM
Well, it's abandonware for mac at least.

09-14-2002, 05:32 PM

It is not.

Ask LucasArts to proclaim it 'abandonware', put it up for download or simply give you permission to download it before you actually do.

OTHERWISE..you're breaking that law type thing.

09-14-2002, 06:04 PM
Right, it's not legally downloadable until the owner (LucasArts)holder proclaims it so, or until the copyright or whatever runs out. (like with Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, and Behind The Looking Glass - these can freely be read on the web)

09-14-2002, 07:20 PM
If lucasarts isn't selling it for mac would they really care if anyone downloaded it?

09-14-2002, 07:42 PM

09-14-2002, 08:27 PM
That makes sense. I'm sure their business would go WAY down if someone used their product.

09-14-2002, 08:41 PM
Just like the nuclear weapons industry.

09-14-2002, 08:55 PM
Um, Monkey Island is a game, and nuclear weapons are… nuclear weapons.
I don't think I have to list the differences.

Unless you're on my side and using some odd sort of sarcasm.

09-14-2002, 09:45 PM
Anyway, the point is that it's not legal to download it, and we don't want these boards to be used for piracy.

09-15-2002, 02:14 AM
Since everyone got sidetracked on the warez thing and didnt fully answer the guys questions, I've temporarily re-opened the thread. :)

First off, there is no Monkey Island 3 for the Mac. It was never ported. Macs just have Monkey 1, 2, and 4.

Second, LucasArts doesn't support the Mac games at all anymore, they don't even have a Mac programmer. These days, the Mac side is supported by Aspyr Media/Westlake Interactive or whatever they're called, so don't expect any MacOS X support for classic titles ever. Well, not until Monkey Island 5 comes out (shhhhhhh!).

What you should look into, though, is ScummVM (http://scummvm.sourceforge.net), a program that has been ported to OSX made for running the classic LucasArts games. This will let you run Monkey 1 and 2, as well as Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle and others natively in OSX without having to boot into classic or hassle with virtual memory or anything.

And, yeah, sadly as far as actually buying a Mac copy of Monkey 1 or 2, your best bet is EBay. I'd like if LucasArts would put them out on a CD on the cheap, or in a bundle with Mac EMI, but they seem to be stupid about that. Don't look on Mac Underdogs or anything like that because that would make you horridly evil.

Anyway, re-closing thread.