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Friday, January 19, 2001
 
Tony Hawk 2: First Playable, Details
12:02 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

IMG has just posted a new interview with Westlake Interactive and
Aspyr Media on the title they are porting and publishing (respectively),
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2. Both programmer Mark Krenek and Aspyr's president
Michael Rogers answer a variety of questions, including details on the game's current status,
their OS X plans, and the addition of multiplayer capabilities. It is revealed that the game has just
reached a 'first playable' state, and it will include play via the Internet
(which the PC version lacked). Here's a clip with more:

IMG: Will Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 have any multiplayer modes included other than play over Local Area Networks (which the PC version was restricted to)? Is it at all feasible to get the game running over the internet, perhaps via GameRanger?


Mark Krenek: Yes, multiplayer is supported. We will be using NetSprocket to implement AppleTalk and TCP/IP. GameRanger will also be supported as well!!!! So yes, internet games will be possible.


IMG: If multiplayer support is included, would it be playable with the PC port? Or is the PC version using Microsoft's DirectPlay to communicate, thus making it incompatible?


Mark Krenek: Unfortunately the PC version uses DirectPlay so we are not able to offer Mac to PC gameplay.

For more, be sure to check out the rest of the interview.
IMG's "First Look" at Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 features more details on this title. If the port continues to progress
well, we could likely see the game completed sometime in the first half of this
year.

IMG: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 First Look
IMG: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 Q&A


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