Archive for the ‘Mac’ Tag

Cyan’s Obduction looks exciting and worth supporting

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by macpast

There are and have been a lot of gaming revival and spiritual successor Kickstarter campaigns worth backing. What makes Obduction exciting, besides the very cool style of the concepts and the pedigree of the developers, Cyan, (Creators of the Myst series) is what I’m hearing from them. The game is said to have a very traditional focus with next-gen visuals (Unreal4 tech should look great) and I trust Cyan on that. They’ve kept their company tight, small and independent on purpose not only to keep development focused  but also to build-in some reward for backers of the project. The more money put in, the bigger and bolder the game is. They are going to “do what they do,”

I’ve been terrible and lost-prone in every Cyan game I’ve tried.  However, I always find myself booting them back up; the feel of mystery and dread they created was special and I know I’m not alone. Cyan’s games are legendary, influential and pretty damn successful. I think given the developer’s success, they could bring a exploration adventure to the table and get a big publisher deal but that’s not going to happen. As you can see from the video, they want their vision uncompromisingly so, and good! The fate of the project goes to the fans. Myst and it’s sequels should be in any vintage computer game collection and I have a very good feeling about Cyan’s new IP.

It has a month from it’s October 17th starting date, ending November 16th. Obduction has a goal of $1,100,000. Currently on the 22nd, they are almost exactly at half-way.

Mac Os 9 Doom II LAN Problems – SOLVED !

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 by macpast

doom2 cover copy

All is well, thanks to a well preserved patch !

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


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.

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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.




Our Mac gaming classics pt. 1

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 by macpast

Some Mac gaming classics!









Our old Macs – iMac Colors

Friday, January 25th, 2013 by macpast

Orange & Ruby G3 iMacs






Our old macs – PowerMac 8100

Friday, January 25th, 2013 by macpast

My PowerMac 8100