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Friday, May 25, 2001
First Images of Warcraft III on OS X
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For those who have doubted that Blizzard Entertainment is fully behind the Mac as a gaming platform, or believed that they will continue to "drag their feet" regarding Mac products, the following collection of three images should wipe such thoughts from your mind. Close on the heels of E3 and during WWDC it seems the perfect time for Blizzard to release more Warcraft III screen shots -- and these were taken on a Mac, with the game running native in OS X.

The three images, each at a robust resolution of 1280x1024, show a Carbonized version of Warcraft III running in a window; we've decided to leave them at their original size, so expect some slight additional download time. Not only do the shots showcase the amazing graphics engine Blizzard has been concocting over the last two years, but also the revamped interface and even a 32-bit, 128-pixel icon in the Dock -- a sign that Blizzard has embraced OS X completely. Here is the note that accompanied the shots:

Warcraft III is being simultaneously developed for Windows and MacOS. Last
week the Windows version of Warcraft III was shown at E3. The Macintosh
versions (Classic and Carbon) are up-to-date and the carbonized version is
shown running under MacOS X in the accompanying screen shots.
Our thanks to Blizzard for providing Mac gamers with a glimpse of their future -- both as OS X gamers and potential players of Warcraft III. We can only hope other game companies follow Blizzard's lead and port their games to OS X so readily. By the end of the summer, all the gaps in OS X's gaming technologies should be filled (just sound and input device APIs need to be completed) and Carbon versions of games should be the rule, not the exception. We have also been informed several times that Carbon versions of Diablo II and its expansion Lord of Destruction are both expected to be released, most likely by the end of the summer.

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