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Thursday, April 12, 2001
MOO3 Forum Compilation, OS X Info
9:03 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

The official Master of Orion III site has updated a section for fans who don't have time to search the forums for tidbits of information. The 'official comments' area neatly organizes thoughts and ideas posted by Quicksilver employees on this third in the popular series. In case you're wondering what the game is about, the official one-sentence description is: "Master of Orion 3 (MOO3) is a deep, easy-playing strategic-level game evolving the Master of Orion series by modeling the story depth of science-fiction epics like those you've read and seen in the movies or on TV." This barely skims the surface, though, so it's recommended you check out the web site for more.

While reading through the forum notes, we also found some rather pertinent information about the Mac version. They note that they are staying away from Windows-only technologies like DirectMusic, and they haven't yet decided on what to do about OS X support. Here's an excerpt:

MacOS X: While we have not finalized all of our plans for MacOS X, we're going to end up supporting it in one way or another. The main question will be performance. If it runs great without Carbon, we may just ship as a Classic application. If not, we'll go
the extra step and implement Carbon support. Either way, you should be covered.

I just met with some of the Apple folks at CGDC, and they're very supportive of MOO3. So if there's anything we need, I don't think there will be a problem getting it. In particular, we're planning to ask them for a number of Q/A machines as we get closer to release.

Thanks for your support. We intend to get all Mac fans a great game that's worthy of the platform. We've got a lot of Mac supporters in-house, and are committed to doing it right. This email is being written on a Mac, so that gives you some idea of who uses them here.

For many more details on the game itself, be sure to visit the impressively-large web site. Master of Orion 3 will be published by MacSoft when it is completed early next year.

Master of Orion 3 Web Site
Official Comments Section
Quicksilver Software
Master of Orion III
Buy Master of Orion III

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