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Tuesday, October 2, 2001
SMAC for OS X A Possibility?
9:43 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Brad Oliver of Westlake Interactive recently posted to Usenet about the network compatibility between the Mac and Linux versions of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and expansion pack. Brad was the main programmer for the Mac version of the game, and he notes that unfortunately the Linux port uses BSD sockets for networking, rendering it incompatible at this point. He also makes a very interesting statement about the possibility of fixing this in a possible Carbon build of the game for OS X:

No, the Mac version currently uses NetSprocket, the Linux version uses
BSD sockets. If I ever get the time to revisit it, I might make the
carbon version use sockets as well under OSX.
While this already has SMAC fans very excited about the possibility, do keep in mind that Brad is very busy with other big titles right now for Westlake (such as Age of Empires II). We'll keep you updated with any new word on a Carbon version of the game, though, so stay tuned.

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Westlake Interactive

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