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Tuesday, October 3, 2000

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4x4 Evolution for Mac OS X
5:05 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Terminal Reality has quietly released a small patch for the public beta test version of their off-road racer 4x4 Evolution which fixes several bugs, tweaks the interface and allows limited Mac OS X compatibility. The new version does appear to be Carbonized, but only runs in a window in the top/right corner of your desktop. There are also several issues with input and configuration at this time; we recommend a careful reading of the included Read Me.

The update also patches the Mac OS 9 version of the game to version 2a; it adds better support for graphics cards, including an option to reduce the quality of 'alpha blending' for those using Rage Pro hardware. There are also several tweaks to network performance and the AI for computer-driven vehicles.

The Carbonized version appears quite fast, despite running in a window, and is extremely stable, though it suffers some slight sound latency issues. You cannot use the arrow keys for control, and currently only keyboard control is supported. There are also some amusing texture problems in which vehicles can suddenly swap textures at random, but this is of course why this version is a beta.

Grab the update from the link below, and be sure to post your experiences with this update in our Forums and on the comment thread of this article.

4x4 EVO Beta Update 2a (8.6 MB)
4x4 Evolution Public Beta (22 MB)
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