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Thursday, August 23, 2001

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Undying Release Pushed Back
9:12 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

The official Aspyr Project Status page was again updated recently with two noteworthy changes. The first is the inclusion of their just-announced expansion for Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force.

The expansion is currently in beta, with an expected release of sometime next month. It will be OS X-ready, and a patch for a carbon version of the original title will also be made available. Check out the add-on's mini site for more info on the game and its system requirements.

The other change concerns Clive Barker's Undying; the projected release date for this game as been changed, pushing its expected release back to October -- an appropriate month for ghouls and goblins. Earlier in the week, we had reported it was unlikely Aspyr was going to have the title, which has only been in development for a short while, completed by the end of August.

It seems likely that the Carbonization of the game for OS X is holding up its progress. Undying is based on the Unreal Tournament engine, and Westlake likely has to finish work on carbonizing this flexible engine before Undying can be completed. Carbonizing the UT engine for OS X is a very complex process -- due to the lack of many APIs and programs on that OS that exist in OS 9 (such as RAVE) entire parts of the engine have to be overhauled -- the OpenGL rendering must be enhanced, the music system replaced and the sound system ripped out and replaced with a more standard API for OS X audio. In any case we wish Westlake the best of luck, and look forward to Aspyr's next two releases.

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