UK game publisher
Feral Interactive released a playable demo version of its long-awaited conversion of the racing game F1 Championship Season 2000. The demo can be downloaded from the company’s Web site.
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The first Formula 1 simulation to be made available on the Mac, F1 Championship Season 2000 is a conversion of a title originally published for the PC by Electronic Arts. Although the game may have a dated title, it’s the first serious commercial auto racing game to hit the Macintosh in many years.
Feral is the same publisher behind Mac conversions of Black & White, Sheep, Sim Theme Park Championship Manager and other titles. They’ve also recently completed the conversion of the Black & White expansion pack Creature Isle, and are currently working on Mac versions of Worms Blast (a strategy game), Enemy Engaged (a helicopter combat game), and Warrior Kings (a 3D strategy game). What’s more, Feral handles the European distribution of numerous Mac game titles published by other companies like Oni, Tropico, May Payne and more.
With MacExpo 2002 only a few days away, Feral said that it would use the event (which takes place at the Business Design Centre in London) to officially launch the new game. Feral will begin shipping the game on November 22, 2002 — the second day of the show.
Feral Interactive recently signed an agreement with US publisher
MacPlay for North American distribution rights, so US and Canadian readers should soon be able to find this game at the same locations they get their MacPlay titles.
System requirements call for Mac OS 9.1 or higher (including Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher), a G3/333MHz or faster; 128MB RAM; 8MB OpenGL-compatible 3D graphics accelerator; 800×600 display; and OpenGL 1.2.1.
If you have trouble with the link on Feral’s Web site, the 42MB playable demo version of F1 Championship Season 2000 is available from