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Thursday, May 31, 2001
Mark Adams Quoted at WWDC
9:21 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

ZDnet's recent offering, titled "Mac Developers Offer WWDC Perspectives," contains a wealth of quotes from Westlake's own Mark Adams in regards to gaming on the Mac, particularly in terms of OS X. Westlake is currently readying several titles for the Mac, including American McGee's Alice, Tomb Raider Chronicles and Tomb Raider Trilogy, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2.

Mark Adams states that he is pleased with where Mac OS X is right now, noting that the recently added DrawSprocket API functionality is working well, with other needed features such as gamepad support coming along nicely. ZDnet notes that this is quite a turnaround from last year's WWDC, where Adams was worried that OS X would not have any of these features included.

Here's some more quotes from the man himself:

However, Adams said, "Apple has been more responsive, especially in the past couple of months" to the concerns of game and other consumer-centric developers. "Apple seemed so single-minded in just getting Mac OS X out they couldn't work on much else." He added that after the operating system had been released, Apple has been "making sure much of the feedback on Mac OS X 10.0.0 is addressed quickly." As a result, Adams said, "Mac OS X is a good platform to develop games for, and even though we're still learning a few things about it we think we've got a good handle on how to create commercial quality Mac OS X games."
With several new OS X-ready titles from Westlake just around the corner, Adams and his team certainly seem to have a handle on the new OS. For the full write-up, which also includes info on OS X Java support, a link to ZDnet's article has been provided below.

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ZDnet - Mac Developers Offer WWDC Perspectives

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