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Monday, July 23, 2001
GameRanger OS X Q&A
8:15 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Scott Kevill, creator of the Mac-only game and chatting service, GameRanger, has recently given a quick interview with MacGamer about the just announced OS X version of the popular program. The five question chat goes into detail about his reasons for making an OS X version, it's compatibility with Cocoa/Carbon/Classic games, and also lists some of the new features available. Here's a clip:

What are the new features in the new GameRanger?

There are a number of new features, but probably the most obvious that existing GameRanger members will notice is the new layout of the main window. Much more emphasis is now placed on playing the games rather than the way the chat tended to dominate the window before. The new games list is hierarchical and modeled on the elegant Mac OS X Finder interface. It defaults to an iconic view where you see icons for each game genre (eg. Classic, Action, ...) and then the icons of the games themselves as you go deeper. Like the Mac OS X Finder, the power users can switch to a list view to see more items at once, and details. The goal of this was to make it very intuitive for new users yet still satisfying power users.

Head over to MacGamer and read through the rest of the Q&A if you're interested. Also be sure to have a look through the newly revamped GameRanger web site. The new version of the application is set to debut sometime in the next month.

IMG News: GameRanger Goes Native For OS X
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Scott Kevill Interview at MacGamer

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