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Civ III: PtW Using DirectPlay, Mac Status
6:00 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

An edited transcript has been posted at Civilization Fanatics' Center of a recent chat with developer Firaxis about their upcoming title Civilization III: Play the World. Some of the questions posed to the Firaxis employees include the possibility of a Mac version of the multiplayer add-on, and while they note the original Mac version "did well," the game makes use of Microsoft's proprietary networking protocol DirectPlay.

Mac users familiar with other DirectPlay games know that titles which use it are virtually impossible to make cross-platform for multiplayer purposes. Jeff Morris of Firaxis notes that the decision about the Mac version is "up to the publisher," and it's still entirely possible MacSoft will decide to bring it to the platform. When pressed Morris notes:

We did well with Civ3. MP [MultiPlayer] presents an issue since we used DirectX.
While the news about Mac-to-PC compatibility may be disheartening, we'll bring you any new information available about seeing Play the World on the Mac.

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