This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.


3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Dimitris1980's picture
Offline
Joined: 2009 Apr 21
Screen size limits

I see that some games require at least 13" screen size. Do these games have problems with old powerbooks (like powerbook 520) that have 9,5" screen size?

Comments

bertyboy's picture
Offline
Joined: 2009 Jun 14

I think the 13" screen size requirement mentioned may imply a requirement of 640x480 resolution, from the days of all (Apple) CRTs being 72dpi, the 12" screen available carried only a resolution of 512x384 and the 9" compact Macs of 512x342.

I think your PB520 carried a resolution of 640x480, so you may be OK. The monitors supported 8-bit colour, while your PB supports only 4-bit grayscale, so no promises.

iig's picture
iig
Offline
Joined: 2009 Jul 16

It should work, as i played 640x480 games on my powerbook 540c ppc(I wish I still had it Sad ), but I could be wrong.

My experience with the powerbook 5xx series is that they work great for MS Office 98 and most os 7 era games and some 8.1 games.

Go ahead and try it and report back Smile

PS, if you have a powerbook 540c, don't try installing mac os 8.5. I updated it and it ran REALLY REALLY SLOW!!!!!!!!