If you’re anxious to put the pedal to the metal in a Mac auto racing simulator, you can try your hand at a demo version of NASCAR Racing 2003 Season. Mac game publisher
has just posted a demo of the new game for your enjoyment.
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is an updated version of the game that Aspyr first brought to Mac fans late last year. Published for the PC by Sierra, developed by Papyrus and converted to the Mac by Westlake Interactive, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is a detailed simulation of what it’s like to race real-life NASCAR automobiles around some of the country’s best-known racing tracks.
The full version of Aspyr’s Mac conversion of NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is already in duplication. The game sports 23 real-life tracks and updated rosters of 2003 drivers, teams, and sponsors. The game even sports the newly renovated Infineon Raceway and New Hampshire International Speedway.
If you’re already a player of last year’s NASCAR game, you’ll find new, realistic 3D graphics — dirt and oil will accumulate on your windshield, for example, and a populated pit road with team war wagons and pit signs, helicopters and dynamic lighting abound. Detailed track surface-mapping shows off new realistic road surfaces, too.
What’s more, adaptive artificial intelligence (AI) will automatically adjust to your skill, from rookie to expert, and a new physics model created with assistance from Goodyear and Jasper Motorsports improves accuracy. The game also features online play via the Internet or LAN.
System requirements call for a G4/733MHz or faster (or G4/500MHz Dual Processor); Mac OS X only; 256MB RAM; 4x CD-ROM; 665MB free hard drive space; ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better 3D graphics.
The 104MB demo version, available for download from
Macgamefiles.com, allows players to race on Michigan International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.