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Chariots: The First Olympics Announced
8:13 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Candella Software has recently announced their intention to develop Chariots: The First Olympics for the Mac. Also planned for the PC, Linux, and multiple gaming consoles, Chariots takes as its backdrop the age of the first Olympics in ancient Greece, with chariot racing being the prime event of the day.

Some of the gameplay features are as follows:

  • Choose from among eight different charioteers, both men and women, each with their own unique abilities
  • Eight different chariot models with different handling characteristics
  • Race through the countryside of the ancient Hellenic world. Race tracks which plunge from soaring snowbound mountains to verdant Grecian meadows and meander through undulating deserts.
  • Marvel at the beauty of ancient monuments like the Lighthouse of Pharos, Temple of Zeus, Acropolis and the Giza pyramids.
Planned graphic and sound features include vertex and pixel shader support, volumetric shadows, use of TruForm/N-patches, and EAX support. Chariots will also support up to eight players in multiplayer internet matches.

Those interested in more information, including screenshots and a community forum, can find all at Planet Chariots.

Planet Chariots
Candella Software


One on One with Glenda Adams Posted
11:04 AM | Michael Phillips | Comment on this story

IMG has posted yet another installment of One on One with Glenda Adams For those unaware, One on One with Glenda Adams, a monthly feature at Inside Mac Games, is essentially a conversation between two old friends talking about various Mac game related topics.

Here's a peek:

Tuncer: Is Westlake working on any patches?

Glenda: The only major patch I know we've been working on is Wolfenstein 1.4, and I believe that is mostly waiting for final testing and approvals. There are some small bugs for various projects we're always looking into, but I can't think of anything else off hand.For the rest, hit the link below.

One on One with Glenda Adams



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Apple Features F1 Championship Season 2000
8:56 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Our friends at the Apple games web page have posted a new article featuring Feral's upcoming racing simulation, F1 Championship Season 2000. The game is scheduled to be released shortly and will be distributed in North America by MacPlay.

Here's a clip from the article:

You can also change the weather effects in the game and race on rain-slicked tracks or under overcast skies. If you really want to know what itís like to be an F1 driver, turn off all the computer-assisted settings in the Difficulty menu and race in the rain with 21 other drivers who are jockeying for position with you. It certainly makes those hairpin turns a challenge.

And you better make sure you have full control of your car in such conditions, because F1 offers realistic damage that will prematurely force you into the pit lane to have your tires replaced or the front or back wing on your car repaired.

To learn more about F1 Championship Season, be sure to check out Apple's article. A demo of F1 is available for download from our sister site, Macgamefiles.com.

IMG Preview: F1 Championship Season 2000
Apple Feature: F1 Championship Season 2000
Feral Interactive
Electronic Arts
MGF: F1 Championship Season 2000
Buy F1 Championship Season 2000


iShock II Drivers Released
8:13 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Macally, creators of perihperals for the Mac, have recently made available their iShock II Drivers for OS 10.2. Besides enabling force feedback for titles that support the feature, these drivers also allow users to map the iShock II gamepad's buttons to keys or mouse movements.

OS 10.2 titles listed as compatible with the force feedback settings are as follows:

Aliens vs. Predator
Bubble Trouble
Bugdom 2
Captain Bumper
Cro-Mag Rally
OttoMatic
WingNuts
Those interested in downloading the latest drivers can find them at the Macally tech support page. More information on Macally's products can be found at their main product site.

Macally - Tech Support: Drivers
MacAlly


Dragon's Lair 3D Preview on XGR
8:13 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Xbox gaming fan site Xtreme Gamer Radio has posted a quick and dirty preview of Ubi Soft's upcoming release, Dragon's Lair 3D, a re-make of the 1980's laserdisc arcade classic.

The preview, which reads more like a teaser, briefly runs through some of the features of the game:

The number of rooms in this game versus the first is astounding - you are talking 10 times the amount of rooms. Over 250 (Rick threw out the number - 275) for you to take Dirk through and before you go thinking that most have the rooms are hallways to run through or insignificant areas - stop! Sure, there are a couple that could be considered "lesser rooms" but on a whole the new castle is packed with excitement. Along with the new areas created for this game, there are the old favorites like the Robot Knight room, the three-eyed monster at the gate of the caste, and more.... Dragon's Lair 3D: Return To The Lair is an excellent game on many levels. It takes you back (for those older gamers like myself) to the beginnings of your gaming addiction and then updates it with today's technology and graphics. Whether you played this game in the arcade or are just being introduced to the wonderful world of Dirk now, this return to the world of Dragon's Lair will not disappoint the gamer in you.
Mac fans wanting to get their hands on the game won't have to wait for long, as Ubi Soft has promised ports of the game to all the major gaming systems, including the Mac.

Click on the link below to check out the preview.

XGR: Dragon's Lair 3D Preview
Blue Byte
Dragon's Lair 3D


Mac Games News for Monday, November 25, 2002

IMG Reviews Bugdom 212:24 PM
'Alias' 3D Game Coming to the Mac10:24 AM
Spiderweb Holiday Gift Packs8:34 AM
The Gamesome Mac to Host uDevGame Awards8:11 AM
Blue Line Studios Offers Holiday Rebate6:00 AM
Civ III Editor in Beta; 'Finest Hour' at FC6:00 AM
Mac Laser Squad Nemesis Port Planned6:00 AM
Mac Warbirds III Jaguar Open Beta6:00 AM
Need a Hero? Custer Provides6:00 AM
NWN Update: Mac DM Client Up6:00 AM
Pangea Updates Bugdom 26:00 AM
 
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