Quiet Times

I’ve been somewhat quiet lately. I haven’t been coding much thanks to my computers all needing parts (hard drive, RAM). I’ve also just been taking some time off (away from the keyboard).

Today I even took out Sim City 2000 and installed it on my Mac mini. First time I touched that in several years. Ran rather well except for traffic not showing up well on the roads. Considering that’s a classic app, and I’m running Mac OS X 10.4, not bad. So much faster than it was a decade ago (I can do 1 year of simulation in about 10 seconds now). Getting it installed was the tricky part. Sim City 2000 came on floppy disks (remember those?) Had to boot up the old Performa, create disk images, and save it to a zip disk. Then use the G3 to convert the disk images to the newer dmg format as OS X Jaguar had no problem with it, but Tiger refused to read them. Then save it to Bender and download on the Mac Mini. That’s right, 4 Mac’s were involved. Thanks to only 1 floppy drive around (Bender has one, but there are no real OS X drivers for such an archaic device). So Sim City stole several hours of my day (damn it’s addicting).

3 replies on “Quiet Times”

i tried to play sim city 2000 recently on os x – it won’t read the disk image, like you said. is there a way to convert that disk image just using my macbook and not 4 other macs?

i wish the makers of this game could see how their legacy lives on right now….

Would someone share the converted files so we cac play sim city 2000 on macbook… I have leopard and does not work either… I was able to intall it but when I click on the icon of SC2000 it won’t open and says that this application cannot be opened on this system… I also tried on Tiger this has the same problem… I am new at mac and really would appreciate a solution to play that game except the one with installing windows on my beautifyl computer. thanks fo reply

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