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Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Harpoon 3 Ordering Made Easier
8:41 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Jesse Spears, maintainer of the naval warfare simulation Harpoon 3, has recently updated his H3 page with several new changes. Besides posting some screens for the PC version, he has also changed the ordering structure a bit for those that wish to purchase H3.

First of all, he now offers H3 as a direct pay-to-download option, either through the SpearSoft eSellerate store or as a direct download/e-mail delivery option through PayPal. The eSellerate store is definitely the cheaper and easier way to go, costing $35, compared to the PayPal option, which is $40. Both of these options contain the full game, but do not contain the DOS Tools.

For those that wish to go the mail route, Spears is still offering the H3 CD as well, which also comes with Harpoon II Admirals Edition (DOS programs which include the Scenario Editor and Annex Database editor) for $45 total, payable through PayPal as well.

In other Harpoon news, Spears notes that he hasn't done any work on the Carbon version of H3 in a while, as he's waiting on his 10.1 update. Here's a clip from his posting:

It's possible that the speed problems (i.e., the lack of speed) might be helped by 10.1, in which case I might just release a public beta to play with...but I'm still betting that the slow down won't be fixed till I switch over to Carbon Events and pull the main game loop out of the Idle code (currently all Game code runs whenever the MacOS Event Queue is empty). And I seem to recall there being a problem with the Platform Display Dialog also (but I'm sure that can be overlooked by anyone that really needs an OSX native version right now ;-).
For more information on the new ordering scheme as well as general info on Harpoon, be sure to check out the Harpoon 3 website.

Harpoon 3 Official Site

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