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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:44 PM

Virtual Programming has released the Mac version of X3: Reunion. The game is available as a digital download with a boxed version to follow in the coming weeks. X3: Reunion uses TransGaming Cider portability engine, making it the third game recently-released to be Intel-only (Star Wars: Empire at War and Heroes of Might & Magic V are also Intel-only).

The sequel to the award winning X: The Threat introduces a new 3D engine as well as a new story, new ships and a new gameplay to greatly increase the variety in the X-universe. The economy of X3: Reunion is more complex than anything seen in the X-universe before. Factories are built by NPCs, wars can affect the global economy, NPCs can trade freely and pirates will behave far more realistically.

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What happened so far: While the Argon fleet is stretched almost to breaking point by the continuing attacks from Khaak, a new enemy is stalking the X-universe. What links a mysterious ship with the power to disappear, the ruthless Yaki pirates and a machine left by an ancient species? Its time to strap yourself in, warm up your laser cannon and get some answers.

Requirements
Supported OS: Mac OSX 10.4.8
Processor: 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor or better.
RAM: 512 MB or more
Video Card: ATI or NVIDIA graphics chipsets
Please note that video cards must be PCI express and have 128 MB or
more memory
Hard Drive Space: 5.5 GB free
Display: 800 by 600 32 bit display
X3: Reunion is available through Virtual Programming for $40 as a digital download. For more, follow the link below.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:53 PM

Sweet, all we need now is EVE Online.  :)
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:15 PM

Anyone play a cider game yet?  I am curious how it is for speed and "native-ness" since its based off Cedega.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:28 PM

that seems pretty quick since the announcement...

and isnt EVE coming courtesy of Cider too?
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

Uru: Live is also based on Cider, so this must be at least the fourth game…

I've got HOMMV, and the performance isn't great on my MacBook (1.83, 1GHz RAM). Most crashy game I ever played. And Uru: Live wouldn't even run properly. So I guess you'll need more than a MacBook, although trying 2 out of 4 games isn't exactly a good sample.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:38 PM

View Postmjharper, on May 22nd 2007, 02:11 PM, said:

I've got HOMMV, and the performance isn't great on my MacBook (1.83, 1GHz RAM). Most crashy game I ever played.

True enough, but it's mainly due to lousy coding from the original developers.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 05:04 PM

Hm,I might have to try this one out :)
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 06:58 AM

Thank you Apple, and IBM for making my PowerMac G5, which I spend a lot of my scollarship and earned money on, obsolete after 3 years.

Ill be sure to buy a new mac pretty soon. Yep, real soon.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:34 PM

Great news - though I'll be waiting for the boxed version.