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Hi All:

I am running a MacBook with Lion 10.7.5 I have quite a few older cd roms with games that I'd like to play, but they won't run in Lion.

Any suggestions on how I can get these games to work?

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No they will not run. Lion did away with Rosetta which enabled PowerPC applications to run on Snow Leopard OS X.6. Maybe partition the drive and install Snow Leopard.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Hmm... if you're going to partition to run older programs and Snow Leopard will not work as chas_m said... I'd check to see if the disc also includes a windows version. That way boot camp may be able to let you run your older software using windows as Windows 7 will run a lot of older programs.

Your other alternative is to look into buying a cheap older mac for your software on ebay or something. It probably won't run as well as the newer macs, but you'd have a system you could use to run older software while still having your mac with Lion for the mac app store and the newer apps and games available.
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