Forum Question: Running Older Programs/Games with an Intel iMac 10.5 system

I’ve been trying to locate a game my kids use to play the demo version of years ago called BonkHeads. The only full version I can find is for Mac, but before I grab a copy, how do I know if it will run on my iMac with Leopard 10.5x? The game was published in 1997 which I assume was before Apple switched to Intel micros, or does that matter?
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Kelly Small

Comments: 2 Responses to “Running Older Programs/Games with an Intel iMac 10.5 system”

    10/19/10 @ 12:24 pm

    I doubt a game that came out in 1997 will run on a Mac today at all. Anything built before Intel (the G3/G4/G5 and previous PowerPC processors) will require “Rosetta” in Leopard to run. But it won’t run in Snow Leopard. But in 1997, Mac OS X wasn’t out yet, and the game was built for 68xxx processors. I would bet it just won’t run. You might want to go to a used Mac shop and get an old Mac if you really want to run it — probably $50 if not less. Or, look for an updated version of the game.

    Kelly Small
    10/19/10 @ 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply. You confirmed my suspicion about the older 68K based systems. Unfortunately the game is no longer produced.

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