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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Basilisk Games Pulls PowerPC Support
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Basilisk Games, developer of the Eschalon old school RPG series, has announced the end of support for PowerPC Macs. Version 1.05 of Book I, and version 1.04 of Book II will be the last Universal Binary releases of the games. The change will mean that PPC users will not have access to the upcoming free Eschalon: Book II expansion.

Supporting a discontinued piece of hardware is difficult.

Earlier we posted a question regarding whether or not we should continue to support the PowerPC Macintosh platform, and the overwhelming response from our customers so far has been that it is now okay to discontinue this support. Two years ago we asked the same question and the response was far different.

We asked this question because while we want to cater to as many platforms as possible, it is becoming impossible to compile our games on the PowerPC Mac due to lack of support from other software providers. Technology marches on and the sun has set on the Macintosh PowerPC architecture, at least for us.

And so, it is with no great sadness we officially drop PowerPC Mactinosh support from all future games, including future versions of Book I and Book II. Versions 1.05 of Book I and 1.04 of Book II will be the last that contain a Universal Binary application.

If you are one of the few Mac gamers who will be negatively affected by this decision, we sincerely apologize. And to the PowerPC processor that made the Mac what it is today, we salute you!
Visit the page below to read more.

Basilisk: Farewell, PowerPC Macs
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Eschalon: Book I
Eschalon: Book II
Buy Eschalon: Book I
Buy Eschalon: Book II

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