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Monday, October 8, 2001
 
Civilization 3 for PC is Gold
2:10 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

PC news site Gone Gold is reporting that the PC version of Firaxis' Civilization III has reached Gold Master status, and should ship by the week of October 30th. This information has since been confirmed by the official press release from Firaxis and publisher Inforgrames.


While this is obviously good news for PC gamers, it is also good news for Mac Civ fans awaiting this title; as the code is now final, the serious work on the Mac OS version of this game can proceed full-speed. According to Mark Adams of Westlake Interactive, the company behind the Mac port of this title, they have yet to receive "GM" code for the game but expect it to arrive soon.


Here are excerpts from the press release:

Infogrames and FIRAXIS Games are thrilled to announce that the ultimate version of the greatest strategy game of all time will soon be in the hands of the millions of fans around the world who have been eagerly awaiting it's completion. Sid Meier's Civilization III has gone gold and will ship to retailers October 30th with games reaching store shelves soon after. The most highly anticipated game of the year, Civilization III embodies all of the elements of it's predecessors that have made it a four-million-selling franchise and many new and improved features that will make this the greatest Civ experience ever.
One wildcard in the development of this title has been the choice of the networking API -- to summarize, if Firaxis went with Microsoft's DirectPlay as the networking model, Mac users will be on their own when it comes to playing online. However, if an internal lobbying campaign was successful, the team might have switched to a more portable method of networking known as Winsock. Mark did not have a definitive answer as to which API Firaxis chose to include, so we will have to wait until they receive and assess the GM code to find out.

Westlake Interactive
Civ III Goes Gold


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