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Friday, August 17, 2001
RAD Game Tools Clarfication, Omni Group Updates
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Jeff Roberts of RAD Game Tools and Ken Case of Omni Group contacted IMG with a couple of clarifications to the article we printed yesterday concerning the Bink libraries and Mac OS X support. Apparently, Bink has been Carbonized since November of 2000 and many developers have been using this version. Roberts had this to say in a statement to IMG:

We are fans of the Mac at RAD and have supported it since
1995. We do all of our development on MacOS X and are looking forward to 10.1. We shipped a Carbon version of Bink way back in November 1999, and 30 games have shipped with it already.
Ken Case pointed out to us that the Omni Group's game page had been updated to reflect this information, which was previously misleading. He wished to clarify their position on RAD's support for Mac OS X:
RAD does support Mac OS X for Carbon CFM ports (which is what most other developers are using for their games), they just don't yet support Mac OS X's native Mach-O format (which is what we use for all our game
ports). We don't think the problems we're encountering are due to our
use of Mach-O, but it was inaccurate for our web pages to say that RAD
doesn't support Mac OS X when, in fact, they do.
On a side note, Case informed us that the Mac OS X port of STV: Elite Force is based on the 1.20 patch, and unlike previously stated it is uncertain as to whether it will work with the expansion pack or not. Omni has removed the references from their site to avoid further confusion.

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