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Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Aspyr: Tony Hawk 2, TR5, Alice Info
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The latest Aspyr newsletter has provided new details (including crucial system requirements) for their many games about to hit stores. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is nearing final candidate very soon and features some relatively modest system requirements:

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 plays on any iMac, G3 or G4.

Hardware 3D acceleration (ATI Rage Pro or better)

MacOS 8.6 or later (built for OS X)

233 Mhz

32 MB memory

Open GL 1.1

QuickTime 3.0 or higher


Just to confirm, THPS2 will ship carbonized, for those of you OS X junkies!

It's great to see they were able to get the game playable on Rage Pro chips, as few modern games can make such a claim. Place your preorder for Tony Hawk 2 now to get your copy as soon as possible.

Tomb Raider Chronicles and the included level editor are being finalized as we speak. This extra treat will allow you to make levels that will run on either the PC or Mac, a rare opportunity for Mac gamers. The system requirements have also been given, and don't look much higher than the previous games in the series:

Tomb Raider Chronicles plays on any iMac (revision B or later), G3 (blue and white desktop or later), or G4.

Open GL 3D Hardware Acceleration Required (Rage Pro, Rage 128 or better)

Power G3 266 MHz or faster (350 MHz recommended)

MacOS 8.6 or later (built for OS X)

32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)


Additional Requirements for the Level Editor:

At least 300 Mb of uncompressed hard disk space

Oh, and Tomb Raider Chronicles will shipped carbonized. Woohoo!

American McGee's Alice is also finishing up, with this dark third person action/adventure about ready to ship. The system requirements are of course more stringent than the others, because game's foundation on the demanding Quake 3 engine. Here's the scoop:

400MHz PowerPC G3


MacOS 8.6 or higher

OpenGL 1.1.2 or higher

QuickTime 4.0 or higher


500MHz PowerPC G3 or higher

128M RAM

OpenGL 1.2 or higher
There's no word yet on demos for any of the above games, though the requirements should give you a good idea of how they might run. Aspyr is certainly going to have quite a summer, and they close with this exciting promise of even more:
Be sure to check in with us next month as we promise to have an announcement that will knock your socks off! That's right, we've got more great stuff in the hopper. We sure are sneaky.

Just a heads up for Macworld New York, yes we will be there and we will have plenty of new stuff for folks to sink their teeth in to.

We'll keep you posted as all of these titles move towards store shelves.

Aspyr May Newsletter
Westlake Interactive
Aspyr Media
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

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