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Thursday, May 17, 2001
Vortex NG Updated to 1.0.3, Fixes Bugs
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The "classic" (OS 9 and below) version of shareware action puzzle game Vortex NG has been updated once again, to squash a bug introduced by the 1.0.2 update of the game. This update is for the OS 9 version of the game only; an update for the Mac OS X update is expected shortly. Here is a list of changes from the author:

The 1.03 update fixes a bad bug introduced in the 1.02 update. This
manifested itself in causing Vortex NG to freeze the system when you tried
to enter a game. This update fixes the problem and applies to the Classic
versions only.

Please note that the OS 8.x version has also been updated to 1.03 and
now works correctly.

I am also looking into the "Fatal Error: unable to init OpenGL" which
occurs on some OS X systems. This happens when Vortex NG is unable to start
up a full-screen OpenGL window. We are currently working around this by
allowing Vortex NG to play in windowed mode on these systems. I expect the
OS X update of Vortex NG to be release in the next day or two.

Further news announces the release of the GameRanger plug-in for Vortex
NG, which now allows you to take your matches our the internet using this

Kudos to the game author for his quick response to user comments and complaints. If you haven't grabbed the demo version of this OpenGL-powered take on arcade classics, be sure and take it for a spin; low system requirements and high production quality add up to a lot of bang for your buck.

Vortex NG 1.0.3 Demo (10 MB)
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