...I've been toying with the idea of having an Apple IIGS for some time, and I did have a II/C briefly. It is the glaring and terrible void in my classic computer collection. However, peripherals, accelerators, mass storage solutions, etc are far more expensive and painful for the system than, let's say, my Amiga 500. And that's been a pain enough.
The IIGS is so unique, and that is its attraction...in addition to the dual mode. However, when I was in college in 1999 era I used a G3 Power PC quite a bit (there were never lines for Mac's at the computer labs vs. PC's). My question is this: If I were to acquire said G3, are there emulation solutions to play II, IIGS, and vintage Mac games? I'm not sure how backwards compatibility worked on these machines, but I'm making a wild assumption that it's possible with correct software. In that way, I could get my Apple fix from one "mid-era" machine instead of the fully empty feeling I get from emulation on a modern non-Apple. Thoughts?