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Hope for Mac OS 4x4 EVO 2?
10:37 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Mac 4x4 EVO, a site dedicated to the Mac OS version of Terminal Reality's off-road racer, has uncovered some interesting developments concerning the sequel of this game. While initially expected (and announced) as coming to the Mac OS, 4x4 Evolution 2 vanished when Gathering of Developers began to have trouble and it did not reappear as part of MacSoft's lineup, even though that Mac publisher agreed to take on nearly all of Gathering/Take Two's Mac catalog. However a Terminal Reality team member has posted to Mac 4x4's forums with the news that he is lobbying the company internally to have a Mac version "picked up" by MacSoft and Take Two.

As part of a long and slightly emotional post, TRI team member "Evan" related the following:

Fourth, even though there are a few sour apples in the bunch, I have been actively trying to get Evo2 for Mac picked up by TakeTwo/Macsoft. It wasn't the petition, but the strong sense of community that I feel, believe it or not, to you Mac users. Even though I don't often post here, I read messages here all of the time.

Now, just because I am trying my best to get it picked up does NOT mean that it will get picked up, but there is a chance.

One word of caution though - if it does get picked up it will have some very high system requirements for both Ram and speed as well as requiring you to have a Geforce3 video card. Yep, if you don't have a Geforce3, then you won't be able to run it. So for some of you this is encouraging news, and for others it may not be as encouraging.

Later on in the same thread he updated this news about the system requirements, saying that a Radeon would also be acceptable as a video card. We take that as an indication that the game will require hardware Transform and Lighting (also known as TCL) which means that a GeForce 2 MX card (standard on many shipping G4 towers) would also be acceptable.

Unfortunately the Mac 4x4 EVO forums are disabled currently, so we can't bring you any follow-up information on the topic. However if you have questions please add them to a similar thread in our forums. The PC version of this game is due in November, but there is currently no projected date for a possible Mac version.

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