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#1 2018-02-13 23:25:05

Theclassic
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How should I do this?

Hello everyone, I have had my iMac G3 for a couple months now, and it is a very nice machine! Works very well and does what I need it to do. Well, here I am, 3 months later. The novelty of having a vintage mac is still present, but I'm very curious on how I should put games on my mac. Is there a way to do this through a dvd burner? Could I put a game from MacintoshGarden.org and put it on a disk? Or must I order games online on eBay?
I'm specifically looking for a way to do this for free, as I am tight on $$$
So... how should I do this?
THANKS EVERYONE!!!

Last edited by Theclassic (2018-02-13 23:28:22)

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#2 2018-02-14 13:15:13

LCGuy
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Re: How should I do this?

Your iMac G3 has an Ethernet port, and I assume it likely has a browser on it, the easiest way by far to get software onto it would be to simply plug it into your router, browse macintoshgarden.org on the iMac itself, and download directly to the iMac.

If you can't get online on it, it will also read a FAT32 or HFS+ formatted USB drive, allowing you to download on another machine, and copy to your Mac via a USB drive. Keep in mind though that the iMac only has USB 1.1 - copying data from a USB drive onto the iMac will be slow.

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#3 2018-02-14 18:37:39

Theclassic
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Re: How should I do this?

Ok, I'll try that when I get home. I do know that each time I try to access a URL, a message similar to:
"Invalid URL. Try again."
Not the exact message, but similar...
How should I access a website with this problem?
My mac WILL go online, it just wont allow me to browse much more than google images...
Thanks very much!
                                      -Tyler

Last edited by Theclassic (2018-02-14 18:39:07)

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#4 2018-02-15 12:55:07

LCGuy
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Re: How should I do this?

What browser are you using? If you can at least access Google Images from the iMac thats a good sign because its at least connecting to the Internet. Maybe try downloading Classilla on another machine and transferring it to the iMac via a USB drive.

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#5 2018-02-19 00:41:34

Theclassic
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Re: How should I do this?

Ok. I’ll try that. The only problem is; when I try to transfer files with the usb drive,  I get an error message.  Basically says that this device is not supported by the computer.

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#6 2018-02-19 10:11:45

LCGuy
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Re: How should I do this?

What format are you using when you format the drive? You'll need to use either FAT32 or HFS+. Note that FAT32 can be dicey on drives bigger than 4GB, maybe try a smaller one if you have one. Failing that, you could always burn a DVD-R (specifically DVD-R, these older drives won't read DVD+R or DVD+/-RW)

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