Ask Max: Running Older Games In Classic
I've got this old game (Simtower) that I want to run on my Mac but I can't install it because it's so old. I found some information on the Internet that said I could run it if I had Classic mode. Can you tell me how to do that?
Classic can often be installed from the original install discs that came with your computer. If your computer came with OS 10.4, there was a "Classic" installer on one of the Gray labeled discs. You did not need to boot up from those disks, just run the installer. Once installed you just need to double click on your old application and Classic will start. You can also install OS 9 on another drive and then use the Classic section in System Preferences to set that drive as your Classic source.
Note, if you upgrade to Leopard, Classic will stop working.