Scenario Software (a.k.a. Todd Ouzts) has released a preview version of
iPoker 2.1, the next significant update to his poker game for the Mac. The new version is chock-full of new features and capabilities.
Most significantly, iPoker 2.1 will support Mac OS 8, 9 and X (the 2.0 version is OS X-only). It also features updated graphics, with new cloth and woodgrain table surfaces, realistic shadows, smoother chip graphics, transition effects for the QuickTime graphics used by computer-controlled players, and much more. New betting structures are available, a new game progress indicator button has been included, and the game features “more neighborly” CPU usage when it’s idle, according to Ouzts.
iPoker 2.1 requires Mac OS 8.1 or later, with CarbonLib installed — the 2.1 preview 1 update is free for current customers, too. The Preview application has an expiration date set to September 1.
If you haven’t already bought a user license for iPoker, you’re limited to as many games of 7-Card Stud you can handle. But once you pay, you can play more than 80 variations of dealer’s choice poker, including Texas Hold ’em, Omaha, Anaconda and many more. The game costs US$25.