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UniAce
09-21-2002, 04:33 AM
Agh! Why wasn't Monkey Island 3 released for the Mac? Why 1, 2, and 4!?? What am I supposed to do with no 3??

Anyone have any suggestions? Did 3 (CMI) require a 3d video card? Because I could always run Windows in VirtualPC, but last I heard, VPC didn't support using a Mac's 3d hardware for Windows apps. However, that was a few version ago, so it might be different now. I've got a G4 733 so it might be able to handle it if the software's all there.

Also, the version of Windows I've got is Win98. Did CMI work okay w/ that?

Anyone ever try playing CMI on a Mac?

Please help!

Metallus
09-21-2002, 04:45 AM
I'm not a Mac user, but I've heard that you can run CMI fine in VPC. Here's a quote from LucasMacs (http://lucasmacs.mixnmojo.com):EMI progress and The Missing Link
January 3, 2001
So, we have Monkey 1: Secret of Monkey Island, 2: LeChucks Revenge, and soon 4: Escape from Monkey Island. That leaves a nice gaping hole where 3 should go. For reasons unknown (other than an obviously poor (for Mac users) decision by LucasArts marketing) the third game, Curse of Monkey Island, was never ported, leaving Mac users with a hole in the story line, and more importantly unable to play one of the better adventure games ever made. Natively, that is.

Thanks to VirtualPC, a piece of software that emulates Wintel hardware, Mac users can get ahold of CMI and play it from start to finish. While not capable of handling 3D PC-only monsters like Half-Life very well, VirtualPC has very little problem handling 2D games like Curse on most new systems. My year and a half old G3 handled it with just minor skipping in cinematics and a twinge of sound lag (the sound lag decreased significantly when I upgraded from 3.0 to 4.0, but it was still present), but those owning G4's should get a near flawless gaming experience thanks to version 4.0's AltiVec/Velocity Engine enhanced code! The joy of being able to play CMI on your Mac comes at a hefty price, though. $199.00 to be exact, assuming you don't already own a copy of Windows 98. CMI itself is pretty cheap at the moment, though, selling for only $9.99 at Amazon.

The other big Mac EMI news of late is that Jesse Spears has reported to games.macnn.com that MacEMI has reached alpha status! Along with this news of progress is a full overview of the game. Likely if you're reading this site you already know the basic story and have seen the screenshots, but it's worth checking out anyway, if only to get that special Mac touch... or something.

UniAce
09-21-2002, 05:26 PM
Hot diggity! Now I can chew the steak-flavored gum on my own machine! Thanks!

Charsi_Morgha
10-07-2002, 09:01 AM
Nice Ur-Quan Destroyer! Mind if I make it a bit greener with my VUX ship?:D

Deja Voodoo
10-22-2002, 08:20 PM
CMI works fine on Win98. (Except if you're using an old 486, like I used to...) Anyway, I think LucasArts should port MI3 to the Mac. When? NOW!

CrazyOldMan
10-26-2002, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by UniAce
Did 3 (CMI) require a 3d video card

Yes it did, but they were only kidding.

Jake
10-26-2002, 05:31 PM
I still haven't tried CMI on a G4, but if you have anything above a 500 mhz G4 and a very recent version of virtual PC (4 or later), you should be fine.

HOWEVER THIS IS IMPORTANT: Don't bother trying to run it in emulated XP, NT4, 2000, or Me. Use Windows 95 or Windows 98. Otherwise you'll probably have tons of annoying sound issues that all the later versions of windows have on actual PC's. It's not worth the effort! Just make a VPC disk image with a Win98b install on it and enjoy.

cancon
11-25-2002, 07:17 AM
http://www.lucasforums.com/images/avatars/homer_av1.gif





doooo not give peple your e-mail on the form you can on a pm but if you give peple your e-mail then thres no point of thre beang a form is ther

bgbennyboy
11-25-2002, 09:56 AM
Cancon, for Gods sake make an effort to spell correctly in your posts its really getting annoying now.
People can give out their email in a post if they so choose.

cancon
11-25-2002, 12:21 PM
on my 1st post Gabez posted [QUOTE]Originally posted by Gabez
[B]Itís best not to get people to e-mail you, as it makes this thread pretty pointless and puts helpers through the bother of adding the attachment.


iam sorry about my speling




:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing

bgbennyboy
11-25-2002, 12:47 PM
That was because you wanted ppl to email you the demos, which did indeed make the thread pointless, since they are available for download in various locations.
Thank you for tidying up the spelling, its much easier on the eyes.

Gabez
11-25-2002, 01:48 PM
Exactly. Also, e-mail only posts usually defeat the point of forums.

Thanks for putting more effort into spelling.

cancon
11-25-2002, 03:05 PM
sorry

Gabez
11-25-2002, 03:24 PM
We werenít blaming you for anything! :)

But I digress. End of topic.

jannar85
11-26-2002, 08:57 AM
Well... You might want to try to run it through ScummVM...

jimmycracker
11-29-2002, 04:24 AM
I use it on vpc with windows 98 and it works fine. Well, not fine. But it's definetly playable.