Virtual Programming Ltd.
released its Macintosh conversion of the popular PlayStation racing game Wipeout 2097 recently. Now the company has released a new 1.1 version that adds full support for Mac OS X, missing from the original release.
Known in North America as Wipeout XL, the game puts you in control of hovering vehicles that make their way through a number of high-speed tracks around the globe. If you place first in each race, you can unlock a new vehicle and new tracks to race on. Unlike the original game, Wipeout 2097 for the Mac even features multiplayer support over the Internet.
The initial release of Wipeout XL ran adequately under Classic in Mac OS X, but that negated the ability to use a game controller. With the 1.1 version’s release, Wipeout 2097 goes Carbon enabling the game to run natively in OS X. Additionally, the developer (Coderus Ltd.) has enabled support for OS X’s HID Manager, the API that enables game controllers to function under Mac OS X.
Additionally, Wipeout 2097 version 1.1 sports several bug fixes:
The built-in screen shot feature now works at all resolutions.
The game works correctly on multiple monitor systems.
Performance and graphics improvements.
Random crash at startup bug fixed.
To download the Wipeout 2097 patch, visit
Macgamefiles.com. For information on how to order the game, visit Virtual Programming Ltd.’s Web site.