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About Architecture

  • PowerPC (PPC)
The game has been coded for a PowerPC processor. If no Universal Binary patch is available, it is still usually possible to run the game on a Mac with an Intel Processor through Rosetta but as with other means of emulation, performance is usually reduced. The higher clock speeds of the newer Intel processors can offset this lost of performance. Consult the Rosetta Performance column in the table to know how the game performs through Rosetta.
  • Universal Binary (UB)
The game has either been coded as a Universal Binary or a patch can been made available to update the game to a Universal Binary. A Universal binary game will normally run at native speed on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.
  • Intel
The game has been coded for a Intel processor. It will run at native speed on Intel processor equipped Macs but won't run at all on a PowerPC Mac.

Intel Compatible Games

Game Title Released Publisher Architecture UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
OS X Compatibility ** Notes
PPC UB Intel 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5
4x4 EVO 2 2002 Aspyr Good
Acropolis 2006 GameHouse -
Adventures of El Ballo (The) 2006 Ambrosia Software Good
Age of Empires II 2001 MacSoft Satisfactory
Age of Empires III 2007 Macsoft 1.0.3 - Now supports Leopard
Age of Mythology 2003 MacSoft 2.0.1 Satisfactory UB update for US retail version only
Airline Tycoon Deluxe 2006 RuneSoft 1.08 -
Alien Vs Predator: Gold 2001 MacPlay 1.0.4 Good Multiplayer is not cross platform compatible
Alien Vs Predator 2 2003 MacPlay Good No multiplayer mode with Rosetta
American History Lux 2006 Sillysoft 1.09 -
American McGee's Alice 2001 Aspyr 1.1.2 -
Amju Super Cool Pool 2005 Amju Games 2.1 -
Ancient Empires Lux 2006 Sillysoft 1.0.1 -
Armado 2007 Tricky Software 1.2.8 - 10.4 or better for universal version
Armagetron Advanced 2006 Independant 0.2.8.2.1 - Open source
B Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Barrage 2006 Battery Acid Games 1.0.2 -
Battlefield 1942 2004 Aspyr n/a Good Supported on Power PC Only
Battlefield 2142 2007 EA Games - GMA 950 not supported
Battleground Europe (WW2 Online) 2001 (2002 Mac) Cornered Rat Software -  ? 10.3 unknown, G5 min, free download of latest version
Big Bang Board Games 2005 Freeverse Software 2.5.8 -
Black & White 2002 Feral Satisfactory
Bugdom 2 2002 Pangea Software 3.0.7 - PPC version will run on 10.0-10.5
Burning Monkey Casino 2004 Freeverse Software Good
C Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Call of Duty 2004 Aspyr 1.5d Good Mac OS 10.2.8 or later
Call of Duty 2 2006 Aspyr -
Call of Duty 4 2008 Aspyr - v1.7
Cars: The Videogame 2006 THQ 1.0 - UB patch breaks the game
Civilization III: Complete (Sid Meier's) 2001 MacSoft 1.22 Rev A - 10.4 recommended for multiplayer
Civilization IV (Sid Meier's) 2006 Aspyr 1.74 -
Clive Barker's Undying 2002 Aspyr Satisfactory
Close Combat: First to Fight 2005 MacSoft 1.0.3 - Updater is PowerPC app, requires Rosetta
Cold War 2007 RuneSoft - GMA 950 not supported
Command & Conquer Generals 2004 Aspyr 1.0.4 -
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars 2007 Electronic Arts - GMA 950 not supported
Crusader Kings 2005 Virtual Programming 1.05 -
D Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
DEFCON 2007 Ambrosia Software 1.4.3 -
Deimos Rising 2002 Ambrosia Software Satisfactory
Diablo II 2000 Blizzard Satisfactory OS X: Software rendering mode only
Dominions 3 2006 Shrapnel Games 3.0.6 -
Doom 3 2005 Aspyr 1.3.1 -
E Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Enigmo 2 2006 Pangea Software -
Europa Universalis II 2001 Virtual Programming 1.0.9 -
Escape Velocity Nova 2002 Ambrosia Software 1.1.0 Good
EVE Online 2007 CCP Games - v2.3
Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge 2007 Excalibur World 3.0.1 -
F Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Ford Racing 2 2004 Feral Interactive Good
Freedom Force 2002 MacPlay Good Minor quirks with objective arrows.
G Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
GL Golf 2006 Nuclear Nova Software 2.10 - 10.4 required for iTunes support
Gooball 2005 Ambrosia Software 1.0.2
H Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003 MacSoft * - *UB version must be ordered
Hardwood Backgammon 2006 Silver Creek Entertainment -
Hardwood Euchre 2002 Silver Creek Entertainment -
Hardwood Hearts 2002 Silver Creek Entertainment -
Hardwood Solitaire 2002 Silver Creek Entertainment -
Hardwood Spades 2002 Silver Creek Entertainment -
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Aspyr Satisfactory
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 EA Games - GMA 950 not supported
Heart of Iron 2 2005 Virtual Programming 1.3 b1 - Same compatibility for expansions
Heroes of Might and Magic V 2006 Freeverse -
Homeworld 2 2003 Aspyr Good
I Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Imperial Glory 2006 Feral Interactive -
Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb 2003 Aspyr Satisfactory Installer Patch required for 10.4
Islands Mini Golf 2004 DanLabGames 1.5 -
J Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
James Bond 007: Nightfire 2004 Aspyr Good
Jammin' Racer 2005 DanLabGames 1.3 -
Jets'n'Guns 2004 Rake in Grass Good
K Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Kitty Spangles Solitaire 2005 Swoop Software 3.5.6 -
Klondike Forever 2006 Solitaire Forever 1.1 -
L Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
LEGO Star Wars 2005 Aspyr 1.0 Rev A -
LEGO Star Wars II 2007 Feral Interactive -
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (The) 2004 Aspyr Satisfactory
Lux Delux 2007 Sillysoft Games 5.7 -
M Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
MacTrek 2007 Independant - Open source
Marble Blast Gold 2003 GarageGames 1.6u Good
Max Payne 2002 Macsoft / Feral Interactive Good
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002 Aspyr Good
Mountain Tanks 2006 Battery Acid Games 1.6 -
Movies (The) 2007 Feral Interactive -
Myst III: Exile 2001 Ubisoft Good Requires OS X installer. Choppy audio.
Myst IV: Revelation 2004 Ubisoft Satisfactory 10.3.8+ Not compatible with 10.3.7
Myst V: End of Ages 2005 Ubisoft Poor Requires OS X Installer
Myst Online: Uru Live 0000 GameTap - GMA 950 not supported.
Myth II : Soulblighter 1999 Bungie 1.6 -
N Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Nanosaur 2: Hatchling 2004 Pangea Software 2.0.6 -
Need for Speed Carbon 2007 EA Games - GMA 950 not supported.
NeverWinter Nights 2003 MacSoft Satisfactory
NeverWinter Nights 2 2008 Aspyr - GMA 950 not supported.
No Limits Roller Coaster 2004 Mad Data 1.71 -
No One Lives Forever 2003 MacPlay Good
No One Lives Forever 2 2003 MacPlay Poor
O Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
OpenArena 2005 OpenArena Team 0.8.1 -


Otto Matic 2001 Pangea Software 3.0.9 -
Outnumbered 2006 OneSadCookie -


P Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta
Performance
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Penguins Arena 2007 Frogames 1.5.1 -
S Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta Performance 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force 2000 Aspyr Good Installation requires Mac OS 8.6 or 9 or Mac OS 9 Classic in Mac OS X
Star Trek: Elite Force II 2003 Aspyr Good Mac OS 10.1.5 or later
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 2002 Aspyr 1.0.3d Good Mac OS 9.1 or 10.1 or later
T Released Publisher PPC UB Intel UB Patch Rosetta Performance 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Notes
Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness 2003 Aspyr -
Aa 0000 Aa - Aa

** OS X Compatibility: The requirements listed are for running the Game on an Intel Mac. The game might still run on a lower version of OS X on a Power PC based system. A later version of the game is also often required for newer versions of OS X. Also make sure that OS X is up to date in software update.

Intel Incompatible Games

Game Title Released Publisher Architecture Details
Links Championship Edition (2002) 2002 MacSoft PowerPC Unplayable. Constant freezes. 1.0.2 tested, 1.0.4 updater does not install.


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