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Monday, April 30, 2001
Mac Summoner Status Update
6:00 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

The official GraphSim site has been updated with a progress report on the upcoming 3D RPG Summoner, now in beta testing. It sounds like the porting process is going very well, as expected, and they are focusing on the multiplayer mode which will allow Mac and PC players to connect via the Internet. While the single-player aspect of the game will have a running story line, the multiplayer mode will allow you to join up with up to three other people to fight your way through the game's various levels cooperatively. No major story will be in place for this, but the action is fun and considered similar to Diablo II in game play (i.e. based on random encounters and conquering dungeons).

The update also provides some clarification on system requirements for the game. Here's the report:

Beta testing of Summoner for the Mac is well underway. All features of the game are working great and looking good. Testing will continue with multiplayer playability. Minimum system requirements include a 300MHz Mac with a G3 or G4 processor. Summoner will require 3D graphics acceleration and must have at least 6MB of video memory to run.
If you're curious about the full system requirements for the game, here's a clip from the main Summoner page:
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Macintosh with a 300 MHz or faster G3 or G4 processor
  • Mac OS 8.6 or later
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 800 MB available hard disk space
  • 8X CD-ROM Drive or DVD drive
  • 3D graphics acceleration with 6MB of video memory
    (ATI Rage™ Pro/128/RADEON™, NVIDIA®, or any OpenGL® compliant graphics accelerator)

    Recommended System Requirements:

  • Macintosh with a 400 MHz or faster G3 or G4 processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 3D graphics acceleration with 16MB of video memory or better (ATI Rage™ Pro/128/RADEON™, NVIDIA®, or any OpenGL® compliant graphics accelerator)
  • Multiplayer via Internet connection
  • Proper thanks should go out to Mark Allender of Volition who is hard at word on debugging the Mac version of Summoner. We're hoping testing will wrap up in a matter of weeks, and the game could be in stores soon afterwards.

    GraphSim Summoner Web Site
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