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Monday, November 27, 2000

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Harpoon 3 (and Monkey 4) Update
9:14 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Jesse Spears informed us over the weekend of a new update for Harpoon 3, the classic tactical strategy game of sea combat. The new patch is actually only recompiled under CodeWarrior 6, but he asks for fans of the title to give it a once-over and shake loose any bugs that might have been created in the transition. Here's a clip from the page:

Harpoon3 has been recompiled under CW6. I was expecting the transition to be somewhat tricky (since CW6 was causing a lot of problems with my day job), but the Harpoon3 code compiled without a single warning or error the very first try. That seems a little scary to me because I've always had to modify the code for every previous major release of CodeWarrior
(but then I'm a bit of a pessimist when it comes to software ;-).

I'm calling the new version 3.3.0. There weren't any code changes, just the new compiler version. I haven't done extensive testing. I've run a few scenarios, and tried out DB2000 v4.4.8, and I didn't notice any problems, but as with any ".0" update, keep an eye open for problems :-)

Harpoon 3 fans should be sure to get the correct patch for their version of the game. There are three seperate files for those running version 3.2.9 or later, 3.2.0 or later, or all version prior to 3.2.0. They're all fairly small though, and shouldn't be too big of a hit on anyone's modem.

Jesse's "day job" just happens to be working for Westlake Interactive on the cartoonish 3D adventure game Escape from Monkey Island, which he is porting to the Mac OS. He also gives a quick status check on this game in his update:

For those of you that are interested, I made it to the First Playable Milestone [of Monkey Island 4] last week. The game runs pretty well, the graphics look good, but there's no sound, and there's lots of little minor things that need to be worked on before I can get to Alpha.
We're glad to hear things are progressing well on this LucasArts title. Aspyr Media will publish the game once it is completed early next year.

Harpoon 3 Web Site
Westlake Interactive Web Site
Aspyr Media
Escape From Monkey Island
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