Pippin @WORLD console playing unauthenticated Mac games (Wolfenstein 3D, etc

Pippin @WORLD console playing unauthenticated Mac games (Wolfenstein 3D, etc.)

(with developer dongle)

Many Macintosh titles are compatible with Pippin consoles, which run a modified version of Mac OS.[1] Pippin authentication was initially a barrier to running third party games not distributed by Bandai.[2] A shell such as PEASE or Macintosh on Pippin could be used to launch unauthenticated applications from another drive.[3][4] Developer consoles and dongles do not check for authentication, but are rare.[5][6] With the discovery of Apple's private key,[7] a boot disc called Pippin Kickstart was devised to allow unauthenticated discs to be launched.[8]

However, not all Macintosh games will run as-is on a Pippin console, and some are known to cause it to crash.[9]

Confirmed compatible titlesEdit

Compatible Mac title Binary Release Date RAM requirements Notes
Doom 68K/PPC 1995 8 MB   Low frame rate.[3]
The Journeyman Project Turbo! 68K 1994 8 MB   [8]
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 68K 1992 2 MB   [10]
Prince of Persia 68K 1992 4 MB free   Will not launch in 16-bit color mode.[3][10]
Spectre Supreme 68K 1993 1800 KB free   AppleTalk networking supported.[11]
Star Wars 68K 1989 384 KB free   [10]
Wolfenstein 3D 68K/PPC 1994 2200 KB free   [10]

Incompatible titlesEdit

Incompatible Mac title Binary Release Date RAM requirements Notes
ShadowWraith 68K/PPC 1995 4950 KB free   Crashes upon start of first level.[9]

Video galleryEdit


  1. Technical Notes: PippinFinder, version 002, Apple Computer. 1996-04-22. Archived 2017-03-17.
  2. Technical Notes: Pippin Authentication, version 003 (PDF), Apple Computer. 1996-05-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Prince of Persia and Doom on Apple Pippin by Pierre Dandumont, YouTube. 2016-09-25.
  4. Macintosh on Pippin AKA Tuscon by jkap, YouTube. 2018-02-21.
  5. 開発用PIPPIN (Japanese) by みすてぃく, PIPPINであそぼ~. Archived 2002-11-07.
  6. Demystifying the Bandai Pippin Developer Dongle, Peter Wong. 2010-04-29.
  7. Exploring the Pippin ROM(s), part 7: A lot to digest by Keith Kaisershot, 2019-05-04.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Journeyman Project Turbo running on Apple Pippin by Crash, YouTube. 2019-07-14.
  9. 9.0 9.1 FWIW, I don't blame Mr. Mehta for ShadowWraith crashing on the Pippin. by Keith Kaisershot, Twitter. 2019-08-01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Bandai Pippin playing Mac games (Wolfenstein 3D .etc) by BetaPhaseGames, YouTube. 2015-07-02.
  11. Stop by #VCFWest today and play Spectre Supreme head-to-head on two networked Pippins! by Keith Kaisershot, Twitter. 2019-08-03.

See alsoEdit

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