View Full Version : [Mac] Do you think it can run on a G3?

10-13-2004, 03:12 PM

I've been looking everywhere to check if my computer can run Myst IV. I have only 2 things that don't meet the requirements, but I'm really not a technical type, so I don't know if they are important or not.

First, I have a G3, and the requirements say G4.
I read on another thread of this forum that a Mac user with a 500MHz CPU and 100MHz Bus G4 managed to run the game. My computer has the same speeds, so will it make a difference if mine is a G3 and not a G4?

Then there's video. I don't know anything about video cards. My system info says I have a ATY,Rage128Pro. Can the game run with this? (or even crawl, I don't care, I have masochistic levels of patience for things I like as much as Myst! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif ^^)

Thanks for your help!


10-13-2004, 04:08 PM
Your video card is incapable of rendering the game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Also, the G3 is definitely going to crawl, if flat out not be able to run it. Might even be a check in the installer to make it so you can't even try.

Only recommendation I can give you is to buy a new mac or get a PC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

10-17-2004, 11:26 AM
Lili -

Yes, maz is right, your video card is only 16 MB and you need at least 32 MB. You could upgrade to a Radeon 7000 or ME but there is still a question if the G3 CPU would even run the game. Also, are you running OS X?

You could upgrade to a G4 CPU but it's dependent on your machine. You might get away with $200 or less for those 2 upgrades on e-Bay. Post back with what kind of Mac you have and I could possibly give you some advice on upgrades if you want (or go to Apple's forums and ask/search in the appropriate forum for expansion). http://discussions.info.apple.com/

Good Luck!