Might and Magic for Mac?

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Might and Magic for Mac?

Postby Morgana Magnus » Jun 6 2012, 11:45

Does it exist Might and Magic games for Mac? Just wonder, if they do exist I would love to know where I can get my hands on them!

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Postby solitaire345 » Jun 6 2012, 12:05

No native builds for these games exist. However first five games and Swords of Xeen can be played with dos box (that emulates DOS environment). Newer games can probably be launched with wine, though you will have to compile wine yourself. This will work only if you have a new (x86) mac. Older versions will likely not work.

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Postby Agalloch » Jun 7 2012, 8:26

Actually Native Builds of the first 5 games for the Mac do exist. I'm not certain, but I think 4 and 5 were only released for the Mac as "World of Xeen" and not in separate releases. I own Macintosh versions of the first and second game, and they are quite good. They are the only versions - that I know of - to have a point and click interface and to use the Native Operating Systems (Macintosh in this case) interface, which gives it a very different/white feel.

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Postby solitaire345 » Jun 7 2012, 13:14

Oops. Sorry for misinformation.. But do these work on new macs, or only the older ones? And what is that Native Operating Systems interface?

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Postby Agalloch » Jun 7 2012, 14:06

It only works on older (Non-Intel, probably non-OSX) Macs - which you can find rather cheap online - so you will probably still need an Emulator. By Native Interface, I mean that it uses Macintosh Windows to display information and dialogs, and uses Macintosh Command buttons to accept input.

There are some screenshots at this Long Play...

http://lparchive.org/Might-and-Magic/Update%201/

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Postby Talin_Trollbane » Jun 16 2012, 11:35

there is a Might and Magic I-II compilation for Mac out there, but very hard to get your hands on.
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