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Harpoon 3 Warning For OS X Gamers
9:26 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Harpoon 3, a naval combat simulation game by Jesse Spears, was recently Carbonized to run under OS X. However, Spears has updated his Harpoon 3 page with new news regarding running H3 under OS X. Simply put, don't do it. It does some "very nasty things," including inciting a kernel panic. Here's his write-up:

Briefly, the OSX native version is going to take some more work. It apparently does some very, very nasty things...and I even caused a "kernel panic" one time :-P

I've sent off another file to the Carbon Dater to see what I've missed. I got all the stuff that caused compile or link errors (and warnings), but I know there's some stuff that will compile, but now works differently. I'll let you know more when I know more.

Spears also mentions that people using OS X can use the Classic version, which runs faster than the Carbon or Native version does under OS 9.1.

Harpoon 3 Info Page

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