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Friday, September 7, 2001
MacGamer Chats with Mark Adams
10:32 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Mac programmer extraodinaire Mark Adams has certainly been making the rounds recently, showing up for interviews with FragMac, IMG, and now MacGamer. Not that he doesn't deserve the attention. Besides being the president of Westlake Interactive, he's also nice enough to do things like Carbonize Unreal Tournament in his spare time. In this most recent of interviews with him, MacGamer focuses mainly on OS X-centric questions and how Adams feels about the new OS overall.

For example, Adams points to the protected memory aspect of OS X as a favorite feature:

Since I've mostly been using it as a "developer" user, the best thing about it for me is stability. During development the game you are working on crashes about every 5 minutes. Not having to worry about rebooting half of those times is a dream. The protected memory model has also made my life a bit easier - I found a nasty bug in Unreal Tournament X yesterday that went undetected under Mac OS 9 for a long time. OS X caught it right away.
And for those that have been chomping at the bit waiting for a Carbonized version of UT, here's the official scoop from the man himself:
I'd say itís a late Alpha. Just a bit of work before I can release public beta. Most everything works OK (sound, networking, OpenGL). I just have to make sure the downloadable files are getting saved correctly.
The rest of the interview focuses on development under OS X issues as well as comparisons to Windows. Be sure to check out the rest of the interview at MacGamer.

MacGamer - A Brief Chat with Mark Adams

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