It was less than a month ago that Mac game publisher
announced that it was bringing Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast to the Macintosh, and at the time, they promised a quick turnaround on the conversion. The company seems poised to make good on its promise, with news that Jedi Knight II for Mac has hit its Alpha milestone.
“We are at Alpha due to the incredible job Brad Oliver from Westlake Interactive is doing on the conversion,” noted Aspyr Media spokesman Chris Silman.
Westlake Interactive defines the Alpha milestone of a game’s Mac conversion as: “More of the game working than first playable — usually sound works, early networking code, some 3D hardware support, and save games. Still pretty buggy, and a few features not working fully.”
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a 3D first person shooter published for the PC by LucasArts. The game leverages the same core engine technology developed by Id Software used in Quake III Arena.
In Jedi Knight II, you assume the role of Kyle Katarn, an ex-Jedi Knight turned mercenary. Katarn rises to action when a new threat emerges that threatens peace in the galaxy. The game features both a single-player mode and multiplayer action.
Preliminary system requirements call for Mac OS 9.0 or later (including Mac OS X), G3/400, 128MB RAM, 4x CD ROM, 665MB free HD space, and hardware-based 3D graphics acceleration. Aspyr noted that these early system requirements may be subject to change before the game is released.