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EVE Online Graphics Update Coming Soon
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

CCP Games recently revealed a working development build of the promised Trinity graphics update for EVE Online, its sci-fi MMO. The complete graphics overhaul offers entirely new ship, station, and jumpgate models for players to enjoy. A company representative also confirmed that the upcoming "Walking In Stations" 3D space station environments will also be coming to Mac users in the future.

From Macworld:

At last week’s EVE Fanfest in Reykjavík, Iceland, members of the development staff responsible for the Macintosh version of the massively multiplayer game EVE Online debuted a development build of the game running premium graphics for the first time natively under Mac OS X. The developers also reiterated the importance of the Mac and Linux versions of EVE moving forward.

Smithen and TransGaming CTO Gavriel State confirm that EVE Online in both its current release configuration and the forthcoming Premium release operate quite well on Apple’s new MacBooks, which incorporate an Nvidia graphics architecture. State said that his MacBook Pro, running only with the 9400M graphics hardware integrated on the motherboard, outperforms Smithen’s older MacBook Pro, which uses ATI’s Radeon X1600 graphics.

Much of EVE Fanfest’s attention was focused on a forthcoming feature of the game called “Walking in Stations,” or “Ambulation.” It enables EVE starship captains to, for the first time since the game’s release, leave the confines of their vehicles and interact directly with each other. The new features — to be introduced at a later date yet to be named — will be available on the Mac, according to Shay McAulay, QA Engineering Lead at CCP.

“Not releasing Walking In Stations on the Mac would be a huge mistake,” said McAulay. “We’re going to try to launch at the same time.”
The graphics update should be available soon to Mac users. Follow the links below to learn more.

EVE Online Premium Graphics Demonstrated
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