Every week MacCentral carries major news and info related to the events in the Mac game industry. Our weekly Week in Games retrospective, which runs on the weekends, gives us a chance to cover some of the other Mac game news that’s happened which we didn’t cover during the week.
Targetware announces first community add-on for Target Korea
As flight sim maker Targetware continues to press development of its Korean War-era flight sim, Target Korea, the company has announced the certification of the first aircraft skin developed by a member of the flight sim community. Designed by Mike “Oil Can” Caulk, the plane can be viewed online.
In related news, Targetware has also released two screenshots ( here and here ) showing Target Korea in action — on a Mac.
Weekly Halo update
Bungie community guy Matt Soell has updated the folks at Battleground: Halo with news about Halo’s development, which is currently being made for Xbox, Mac OS and Windows. He says that many bug fixes have been made the past week, fire logic AI has been changed, some graphical enhancements, and much more. The team is also tossing ideas around for multiplayer game types. There’s too much to repost here, so click the link above for more info.
WaterRace add-ons released
French Touch Software has released new add-ons for its Mac boat racing game, WaterRace. Users of the game can now download an alien spaceship, a mad cow, a star wars-style racer, and more from the WaterRace add-ons Web page. The company says that a patch is forthcoming to fix some reported problems with the game, too.
Make Quake 3 maps on Mac OS
A test version of Q3Map for Mac OS has been released. The utility enables Mac users to compile .map files into .bsp files that can be read by Quake 3 Arena. It’s a port of a utility originally developed by Quake 3 Arena developer Id Software. Using Scott Kevill’s excellent Quiver utility and Q3Map, you can create your own maps for Quake 3 arena.
Elsewhere on the Web
Our friends at Inside Mac Games have posted a review of the Radeon Mac Edition PCI card, a version of ATI’s new graphics card which works on older Macs equipped with PCI interfaces rather than AGP. The folks at MacGamer.com have posted a new desktop wallpaper of Driver, the fast-paced driving action game from MacSoft.
Closer to home
On the pages of MacCentral this past week, we covered news of Thunderwizard Software’s new release Zroids; word on a new release of Quake 3 Arena; info about Nvidia’s announcement of the GeForce3 for the PC (a week later than Mac users heard about it); news of a new Mac RPG in developed called Geneforge; info on another new RPG from Beenox and Ambrosia; and much more.
Please visit our News Archive page for more games-related info from last week. As always, if you have ideas for how we can improve our game news coverage or have a game that you’d like to see mentioned on MacCentral, e-mail us the details.