Archive for February, 2013

Mac Os 9 Doom II LAN Problems – SOLVED !

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 by macpast

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All is well, thanks to a well preserved patch ! http://wp.me/p33Y8S-1Z

We can’t get our Os 9 Doom II lan to work – can you help solve the mystery? 

 

A quick introduction!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Ari

Hey guys! So far Max has been posting everything but my name is Ari and I’m going to start contributing as well. I guess I can say that I’m the resident Mac collector. I have a whole bunch of old macs ranging from my PowerBook 165c to my Performa 6300cd to color-case iMacs all the way up to new MacBook pros and Mac Mini’s (not to mention the newton MessagePad I just picked up!). I’ve always loved everything Apple ever since I was a little kid, and now that I’m older and I can buy old crap, I’ve been collecting old macs haha. Money well spent in my opinion. I’ll be posting more about my collection with pictures and details!

-Ari

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What we’re trying to do

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by macpast

There are tremendous online communities bent on preserving retro gaming and computer culture. Look no further than Macintosh Garden and Mariusnet for retro Mac culture, just to name a few. Legendary games like Doom, Marathon, Myth, and Duke3d live on with modern ports. We hope MacPast becomes a bridge between those solid in the community and those who have no idea what goodies nostalgia has to offer. Classic Mac OS and the PowerPC should not be forgotten. Through celebration of modern revivals of classic software/hardware along with showcasing the classics as intended we hope to help preserve the past of Mac. Specifics?
We’re talking video podcasts and streaming video events of Mac classic gaming and software demonstrations and competitions. Picture 4 player LANs of doom 2 running on color iMacs and powermac 8100s. We look to feature interviews of those blazing trials in the way we interact with old macs. We hope to host local classic LAN parties here on the east coast. We look to become a hub for sharing stores and media. Turned an iMac into a fishbowl? Ported old software? Modded an old PowerMac? We want to know about it. Reaching out to those unaware of the joys of old macs is key as well. We hope to become a social, multimedia and interactive center for the past of Mac. Hope you can join us.
-Max

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Classic Mac Gaming Shelf – Pictures below

Friday, February 1st, 2013 by macpast

I’ve been playing video games since I can remember. Nintendo, Genesis, and Apple Macintosh. I’d like to think I was the only 2nd Grader on the planet that pre ordered the original Quake. I’ve been a frustrated faithful for a long time. There were the painful moments like not being able to compete with friends in Red Alert matches, waiting for a Half-life & CS Max OS release in vain, and being told the only good games I could play came from Blizzard. Through the frustration came the moments of discovery and wonder; meeting up with friends I met gaming online with GameRanger (www.gameranger.com), appreciating classics no one I knew cared about like Fallout and Marathon and Myth and speaking of bungie – celebrating like it was my birthday when Halo was released finally, for Mac. Nowadays with dual booting, Steam and overall an acceptable amount of game support, there’s not much for a mac gamer to whine about.

But this shelve always reminds me of what it was like, and where I came from as a gamer. Here’s some shots of an self filled with mac gaming, past & present, that encompass that frustration and that discovery as well.
-max

I once had the epiphany that explained to me how diehard New Jersey Nets actually existed. It was just like being a loyal Mac gamer in the nineties. Maybe the move to Brooklyn will be their Intel chipset.

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Classic gaming moment: bungie business cards

Friday, February 1st, 2013 by macpast

It’s MacWorld 1997, and an 8 year old me is Stuck in marathon infinity. Naturally, I ask a guy at the bungie booth for help. It turned out to be a map designer. He hooked me up with a detailed drawing of the map on the back of a business card. Didn’t help me whatsoever, but man was it cool.
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