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IMG recently sat down with Tim Gift of GarageGames for an interview about their upcoming $100 engine V12. The product is actually based on the powerful Tribes 2 engine, and could mean big things for Mac gamers as both the developer tools and games are being ported to the Mac OS. In the Q&A Tim answers a variety of questions about V12 itself, the Mac port, and even a few questions about the premature demise of the once-promised Mac version of Tribes 2. Here's a clip:

IMG: If someone is making a V12 game on a PC, how much work will it be to get it running on the Mac?

Tim Gift: Theoretically it will just run, but it never works that way. The biggest problem really will be in their own code. If they write just a mod off the test demo, then that should just run with no problem at all. If they modify the code to add their own modules or do any kind of tweaks then they would have to make sure their code ports to the Mac. Again, theoretically is should just port, recompile it and it should just run, but all C compilers are not 100% compatible and there may be various issues. But that's all it would take, since all of the binary file formats are the same.

It's an interesting read, so be sure to head over and check out the rest of the interview. Thanks go out to Tim, David, and the rest of the GarageGames team for their hard work to make V12 a truly cross-platform engine.

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Interview with GarageGames' Tim Gift on V12

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