Well, it’s definitely awhile since we posted here in this blog. Now we are wondering if our MacPowerPC community still using their PPC computer out there.
I took my iBook G4 and give it a try and for my surprise still turning on. I know we are so 2000Late but it’s a beautiful machine and as much as it struggle to do some tasks it’s hard working machine.
Next I will try to catch up where I stopped and see what I still can find out there for our PPC machines. I had so many I would like to share but I got into a really busy years 2016/2017 that I couldn’t focus in doing anything else. I missed going to my Heavy Metal concerts and posting here and now it’s time to put some music on and dig deep for those lost apps that it will make the different (If you still using PPC).
Once I started using Mac I never actually had any issues finding and adapting to new applications. I turned my back to windows and never retreat it. But some of you might want to use some windows program and this application will help you.
I would like to say thanks to our community on http://Facebook.com/MacPowerPC . You guys are awesome, we are sharing so many good news/informations/tips that I’m having a hard time to keep posting everything here. So PowerPC users please Like our page and keep checking on us. I promise you that we will continue giving reasons to take out your PowerPC machine from the closet.
Now it’s time to play some games.
* Sixtyforce (0.95 beta) – the Nintendo 64 emulator – PowerPC friendly and works on 10.3 Panther/ 10.4 Tiger/ 10.5 Leopard. DOWNLOAD HERE
* Eat the Whistle GPL (3.6) – Football/Soccer simulator, PowerPC friendly and Morphos friendly – DOWNLOAD HERE
* World of Padman (WoP) (1.5.1) – PowerPC friendly – It’s a first person shooter video game. The idea is based on the Padman comic. DOWNLOAD HERE
* M.A.M.E – PowerPC friendly. Multiple Arcade (coin) Machine Emulator with up to 10.000 Games. DOWNLOAD HERE
The TenFourFox QuickTime Enabler allows you to play selected HTML5 video and audio files and YouTube videos in QuickTime, outside of the browser. You can even play H.264 content with the QTE. This gives you a safer alternative to Flash for many videos.
I think it’s high time to “pimp out” our PowerPCs a little bit! In my opinion the G3/G4/G5 are one of the best designs Apple ever launched. They were designed so “out of the box” that even today they still look as modern as they day they were launched. I honestly love the iMac G4…some of my friends are very impressed with iMac G4 because it is a very minimalist machine…and we are talking about a design that is now over 10 years old! Anyways, I better stop talking about the G4 otherwise I won’t get to the point. I’ve been looking for this ScreenSaver for a long time now…you can find it in any iPad/tablet. In fact, I think some of the tablet users just use their tablets as clocks, as far as I see in some fabulous online photos. But if you have an office with a spare PowerPC machine hanging around, this will give you a cool reason to turn it ON and let it work for you again!
Briblo – 1.0.3 – (Free) – PowerPC – http://9031.com/goodies/ Also a Screen Saver but this is so funny, it’s a movable brick block that looks like Lego or Tetris. This would be considered a “Smart Screen Saver” because you can play with it by using the direction arrows on your keyboard. It’s very addictive, I even set up my Screen Saver to start on 3 minutes, when I’d usually opt for it to come on after 15 minutes – just so I can occasionally play with the bricks!
P.S.: Thanks Peter for sharing on comments these ScreenSavers are a show stoppers:
A while ago we mentioned Browsers for PowerPC in few of our posts. We also mentioned a few updates from those Browsers, because we believe it is important to have applications updated as much as possible. Here is our list of recently updated Browsers, which are probably the Big Four for PowerPC, these days.
Has anyone ever heard about the iBookGuy? Well if not, I think all PowerPC users should visit his web-site – http://ibookguy.com, he has many tips about how to get the most out of your machine. He’s also got tips on how to disable a few tools that you probably won’t use very often, so that way you will have more free memory ram. When visiting this web-site, check out the “video production” he made. It’s a kind of reallity show/Podcast (A Week With a G4 – Are They Obsolete?) showing us how a G4 user can survive these days with an iBook G4, it’s very cool and totally worth spending some time to wacth all the videos. He also offers some services like fixing, selling parts, etc.
For more information, keep an eye on our blog as we are working hard to keep bringing you more and more options for your favorite PowerPC Mac.
So I guess you probably are thinking “why the hell am I posting about Safari if this browser comes with all Macs?” It’s true, all Macs come installed with this great Browser, but once you update your browser the old version is gone, so this post is to show you how you can run multiple Safari versions along with the newest version that your PowerPC can get. (Let’s put it this way, because we know that PowerPC can not go any further than 5.0.6). Anyways, choose one or more versions of Safari that you’re missing and start playing around with it. It won’t bring you any new or great features other than the nostalgic feeling and you probably like that because in few years we (PowerPC) community will be 10 years out of “the orchard”.