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Can PC games work on eMac

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Oct 29, 2013 9:17 AM

I was wondering if a pc cd rom game, in this case Terraria, would work on my eMac 2003 with ATI graphics?

eMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,715 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to Macintosh X)

    Not unless the eMac is running Windows through a product such as the Q emulator; options for running Windows software on a PowerPC Mac are very limited.



  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 6:21 PM (in response to Macintosh X)

    The issue with many emulators is that they need a LOT of RAM. ATI Graphics eMacs are limited to a max of 1G RAM, plus have fairly limited vidoe hardwre taht likely would not meet teh sysreqs for VRAM on any modern game.


    OK, I just checked the sysreqs and it want a 1.6ghz proessor (the fastest ATI eMac was 1ghz), plus found this:


    Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 1.1


    The most VRAM any eMac ever had was 64MB.


    The game is fairly recent. I suspect no PPC mac could deal with it regardless of method.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,045 points)
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    Oct 31, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to Macintosh X)

    Windows emulation is horrible on PowerPC Macs when it comes to motion video or audio.   It is far better when you get to Intel Macs when it becomes known as virtualization since the CPU does not have to be emulated.


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