Mac game publisher
has announced that its Mac conversion of NASCAR Racing 2003 Season has gone into duplication. The game should be hitting store shelves very soon.
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is the latest edition of the popular 3D racing game that puts you behind the wheel of powerful NASCAR race cars. The game features updated 2003 drivers, teams, sponsors and all 23 NASCAR tracks, including the newly renovated Infineon Raceway and New Hampshire International Speedway.
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season was originally developed by Papyrus Racing Games for publication on the PC by Sierra. Its Mac conversion was handled by Duane Johnson at Westlake Interactive, who also handled last year’s NASCAR conversion. In announcing that the Mac conversion of NASCAR Racing 2003 Season was in duplication, Aspyr project manager Chris Silman thanked Johnson “for all of [the] hard work he put into getting this great new racing game out the door.”
Since its debut on the Macintosh with last year’s NASCAR Racing 2002 Season, the series has incorporated a new 3D graphics engine with realistic special effects like dirt and oil accumulation on the car’s windshield, sun glare, and more. A new physics engine provides improved accuracy, and adaptive AI (artificial intelligence) enables the game to adjust to your skill.
Other enhancements include a “populated” pit road filled with pit signs; aerial objects like helicopters; detailed track surface mapping; and dynamic lighting. The game features single-player or multiplayer LAN or Internet based gaming, as well.
System requirements call for Mac OS X, 256MB RAM, G4/733MHz or faster (G4/500 Dual Processor or faster); 4x CD-ROM; 665MB hard disk space; ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better 3D graphics acceleration.