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#1 Maury Markowitz

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 03:27 PM

Does anyone have the original IMG review of Domark's Out of the Sun? I'd like to refer to it in a Wiki article.

Does anyone have a PPC Mac with OS 7.5.3 that might be able to try it to get some screen shots? I tried under Sheepshaver, but it locks up when entering the simulator itself while the game setup is fine.

Actually, a better machine might be a Quadra, as I believe it was released for the Moto processors.

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 10:28 PM

I can't find any evidence that IMG reviewed it on their website. It was mentioned in passing in a 2000 flight sim feature, included in a list of titles the author said he wasn't going to talk about.

Looks like the game came out in 1997, and IMG was still being published on CD back then. I think reviews on CD all ended up on the website eventually, but I'm not 100% sure. Here is a link to IMG CD images that Internet Archive has for 97 and 98. None of the cover stories mention Out of the Sun, but it might be buried in on one of the disks?


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#3 Maury Markowitz

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Posted 01 July 2021 - 06:34 AM

Well according to the only review I've managed to track down, it won Flight Simulator of the Year in IMG at some point - but it doesn't mention WHICH point. The game came out in '94, so I would suspect 94 or 95.

I've since tried the available version on BasiliskII as well, and the same problem occurs - shortly after switching from the game setup UI to the actual simulator, the screen turns black for some time (minute?) and then quits without an error. So it seems emulation is a no-go.