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Thursday, October 4, 2001
 
EV: Nova Status Check
9:15 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

A new update to the Escape Velocity: Nova progress logs reveals interesting work is being completed as the team heads into their final beta testing phase for this anticipated new EV saga. ATMOS and Ambrosia Software recently remarked the game was being privately tested at beta 3, with hopes that the fourth and final build would be out soon. The latest progress update shows they are stepping back to make some tweaks to the interface, as well as finalizing items like the large Mac OS X icons. Here's the full list of changes:

[-] Holovid graphics complete.

[-] DLOG background revisions underway.

[-] Main menu design freeze reversed, revision underway.

[-] Remasking animated ships for memory optimisation purposes.

[-] Addition of Sutherland/Slater planet ambient sounds 90% complete. All planets and stellar objects will now have ambient sounds, unless they're hard vacuum.

[-] Mac OS X icons underway.
Fans of the EV series will surely want to stay tuned as the final stages of Nova's development are wrapped up. There is no hard release date for the game, though it seems likely candidate for completion before the end of the year.

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