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Friday, October 8, 2004
Pangea Ships 'Ultimate Game Programming Guide For Mac OS X'
11:12 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Pangea Software announced that they have begun shipping their new Mac game programming book, Pangea Software’s Ultimate Game Programming Guide for Mac OS X. The book was originally slated to be released on October 27th but is now available a few weeks early.

Here's more from the official PR:

Brian Greenstone, the developer who programmed Nanosaur, Bugdom, Cro-Mag Rally, Enigmo, Otto Matic, etc. reveals his Mac programming secrets in this indispensable book. The book covers all of the nuances dealing with various Mac OS technologies such as the HID Manager, OpenGL, OpenAL, Core Graphics, Rendezvous, Quicktime, and more. Readers will also learn how to write a plug-in for Maya, do stereo 3D rendering, networking, AltiVec optimizations, and even how to copy-protect their games. For developers interested in self-publishing their games, there is an entire chapter dedicated to marketing and sales strategies. Never before has so much critical Mac game programming information been available in a single book.

The companion CD that comes with the book contains Xcode sample projects including a fully functional Maya file exporter, networking code, Vertex Array Range acceleration, threading, and a whole lot more! All sample projects are written in C, and the book is designed for intermediate to advanced programmers.

“Pangea Software’s Ultimate Game Programming Guide for Mac OS X” is currently only available for order on Pangea Software’s web site (, however, it should be available from other vendors in the coming months as it makes its way through distribution. Orders placed on Pangea’s site receive a 20% discount off of the $49.95 cover price. This discounted price of $39.95 includes the book, the CD, and free ground shipping.

Schools and US military personnel may order the book at a highly discounted rate of 40% off the cover price. Teachers, administrators, and active servicemen/women can get all the details about this special pricing of just $30 by visiting this web page:

For more information on the book, follow the link below to Pangea's web site.

Pangea Software

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