So first things first, I am primarily a console only gamer. I don't really play games on my phone either. So though it's always a possibility to consider modern pc gaming, that's not what this thread is for. I am a nostalgic gamer, and I do have quite a few memories with my old macintosh and I mac. When I was like 5 I was playing some game called Victor Vector and Yondo: The Vampires Coffin. It was even an old game then but it was what my dad used. It recently didn't work on my Macbook Pro for some reason. I don't know much about computers or the technical aspects. I also have fond memories of the original Sim City. But then there are games like MDK that look better on my Mac than on PS1. I remember playing it on a really old Mac back in the days. I don't even remember what I played it on, but I played the demo version of MDK, ended up getting it on PS1 doe.
So if I get into Computer gaming I want to do it retro. There are a few games I want to get back into. But I don't know much. So do I need different computers for all these different games? It would seem unpractical to buy 4 different computers to play 4 different games. But is that the case? I can't build a PC that is compatible with everything? Right now I'm interested only in the games I remember as a kid, I'm not ready for the modern pc stuff so don't convince me.