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Monday, March 26, 2001
Harpoon4 Cancelled, H3 Status Check
10:45 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Recently it was announced that Ubi Soft was cancelling production of Harpoon4. Though the game was not slated for a Mac release, Jesse Spears -- author of Harpoon 3 for the Mac -- posted some thoughts on the subject to his Harpoon3 web site. It seems that plans for a Windows version of Harpoon 3 -- currently a Mac-only project -- will continue, and this may now become a boxed commercial project. Here's a clip from the update in which Spears tells how this might affect the Mac version of Harpoon3:

In the short term, not at all.

In the long term, at worst, not at all. At best, the Windows version will provide enough income to make spending more time on new features possible...and since the code base is cross-platform, those new features will affect both platforms.

Regardless of the effects of the Windows version, I'll still be looking into Carbonizing H3. I've been looking into Carbonizing a project for my day job, and it's turned out to not be as bad as I feared...so I'm a lot more hopeful about Carbonizing H3 now (for those that don't know, a Carbonized app will run natively under OSX, and also run under Classic MacOS, version 8.1 and later).

Spears also asked for owners of Harpoon3 to help him with a poll at the game's discussion group. In other news, Spears' day job at Westlake seems to be progressing well, with Escape from Monkey Island expected out in a matter of weeks.

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