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Please help me play TIE Fighter...

I love this game. This is probably my second most favorite game ever, after X-Com: Enemy Unknown. That said, I've got problems(obviously).

I'm running OS 10.3.9 with the Classic environment, on a PowerBook G4, and I have an actual TIE Fighter Collectors edition CD. I run the game and the screen goes nuts, it won't even show anything unless I open a window(IE 5 is what I open) behind it. When it finally get something to show up it goes through it's 5 minutes of intro cinema and deposits me in front of the sign in screen and that's it. Can't sign in, the sign in captain doesn't say anything, the stormtroopers don't block the door, and I'm stuck.

There is some rumor that to run this game in the classic environment you have to do some tricks(says wikipedia). The one forum I found using google that referenced this is, of course, down for maintenance.

There was also some rumor that the same problem applied to Dark Forces, but i can run that in classic just fine, EXCEPT, it doesn't recognize the touch pad or mouse input very well at all. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, though I bet one of you do.

I throw myself on the mercy of the mac masters, will someone please give me a hand?
Thanks, Luke

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themacmeister's picture
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Joined: 2009 Oct 26

Your OSX version "suggests" you may have a machine capable of booting OS9. I remember having a Mirror Front G5 (1.6GHz?) which came with OS 9.2.2. My install disks are (hand)labeled OS 9.2.2 G5 Only - which is odd, as the DVD worked for my G3 iBook Wink

If you can boot into OS9, you will have "way" more success with classic apps, as this is the true "classic" system environment - not an emulation like under OSX. Check the Startup Disk control panel.

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Nice, thanks. I'm downloading OS9 to try to work with sheepshaver right now. I'll try that out as soon as it's done coming down.