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Aspyr: Elite Force, Livin' Large Final Candidate
7:52 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media has sent out a long newsletter, giving many updates on the recent AspyrWorld press event and their many projects in the works. Chief among the announcements is the fact that both Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force and the add-on for The Sims Livin' Large are now in 'final candidate' status. Following a final approval after another round of tests, both could be on their way to production very soon as long as no 'show-stopping' bugs are discovered.


Elite Force is based on the Quake 3 Arena engine, and features gorgeous graphics as well as a complex scripting system which greatly enhance the storyline. Aspyr has announced the system requirements for the game:

  • G3 or G4 processor at 266 MHz or higher
  • or iMac (revision B) or higher
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 3D-accelerated PCI or AGP video card w/ at least 6MB VRAM
  • Apple OpenGL version 1.1.2 (or higher) support
  • 560 MB of hard disk space
  • Virtual Memory up to 128MB
  • MacOS 8.6 or higher
  • 4x CD-ROM
  • Multiplayer support will require at least a 28.8 Kbps modem for online play. As with Quake 3 Arena, good OpenGL 3D hardware is a must to be able to run the game smoothly. Those with revision A iMacs are out of luck, unless they have the Voodoo2 upgrade. Pre-orders for Elite Force will be available at Aspyr's site, so be sure and reserve your copy.


    The Livin' Large expansion pack for The Sims could also be in production soon, assuming no fatal bugs are found in this final candidate. Livin' Large will add many new characters, career tracks, and a host of skins and web downloads to the addictive gameplay of the original title. The add-on is available for pre-order now at Aspyr, and will require the full version of The Sims in order to play.

    Aspry Media Web Site
    First Look: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force
    First Look: The Sims: Living Large
    Westlake Interactive Web Site
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    Westlake Interactive
    Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force


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