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Tuesday, May 8, 2001
 
Ambrosia Updates to OS X
10:08 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Ambrosia Software has recently updated their progress logs with more news concerning the upcoming titles EV Nova and Coldstone. Both logs mention changes that are specific to OS X, though they vary a bit in terms of whether the news is good or bad.


For those unfamiliar with the titles, EV Nova is a space flight adventure game, in which players can work their way through numerous plotlines and senarios while exploring the universe. Coldstone is a fully-featured RPG creation kit, allowing players to literally create their own worlds and adventures.


EV Nova's progress log notes that DrawSprocket has been implemented, allowing for screen fading and resolution switching. The game is also reportedly carbonized and working stably under OS X, which is great news for anyone looking to run more games under Apple's new OS.


Coldstone's progress log is somewhat less positive. Apparently Dee, the moderator of the log, has had troubles with the installation of OS X. Here's a clip:

Three nice CDs. I picked up the X one and put it in my computer and restarted... the eye candy installer finally came. I clicked my way through it and the installation progress bar appeared so that I can feel safe while thousands of new files are being copied on my computer. I went outside of the office to buy a coffee. The girl behind the counter was as nice as always but when she gave me my coffee cup, I knew something wrong has happened. I decided to resist that mysterious feeling and peacefully returned to the office.


I knew it.


The screen is gray with that little mac box man smiling at me. My cursor has turned into a nice rainbow... but not animated. How strange. I waited.


10 minutes later. Nothing.


Again, 10 minutes... nothing.

Dee does mention that the whole reason for installing OS X was to test Coldstone under it, which at least is positive news for those wondering whether or not it was going to be OS X compatible.


Be sure to check out Ambrosia's site for the full progress logs, as well as for additional details regarding all their upcoming titles.

Ambrosia - Progress Logs


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