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Wednesday, May 16, 2001
Vortex Next Generation (Re)Released
9:39 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Late yesterday afternoon we reported that Vortex Next Generation, the 3D take on arcade classics, was released to the public for both Classic and OS X systems. Later in the evening, author Rocco Bowling sent out a quick update for the game which fixes some bugs that managed to sneak into the first version. If you downloaded the game yesterday and are unable to get past the first level, a quick new patch has been made available to help. Here's an excerpt explaining more:

As much as it pains me to announce it, there was one of the "oh gosh"
bugs in the initial release of Vortex NG. This manifested itself in not
allowing you to advance past level one in the unregistered OS 9 version of
of Vortex NG. A similar change also needed to be addressed in the OS X

My sincere apologies, but the problem has now been fixed and the
downloads from the site updated. If you have already downloaded Vortex NG, then as an alternative to downloading the enter file again, you can download smaller updates from:

OS 9 Update:

OS X Update:

These 4.4MB files are only half the size of the regular download, so be sure to grab them if you downloaded Vortex NG yesterday. If you haven't yet tried the game, you can feel confident getting the now-updated version of the game at Macgamefiles, as it has already been updated.

Download (Full Version) of Vortex NG
Vortex Next Generation Web Site
IMG News: Vortex: Next Generation Ships for X, OS 9

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