British Mac game publisher Virtual Programming Ltd. has released an update to their space simulation game X2: The Threat. The new v1.4.2 patch
is available for download
from their Web site, and is aimed at increasing the game’s stability.
X2: The Threat is like a 3D version of the classic game Escape Velocity. A single player game, X2: The Threat has you test your skills in combat, tactics, navigation, trading and entrepreneurial skills as you take to the stars in command of your own spaceship. You can trade valuable goods with stations and become a captain of industry, fight through dozens of interlinked missions, and command craft both large and small.
X2: The Threat uses OpenAL technology to power its audio, but this has proven to be problematic on some systems. The new 1.4.2 patch fixes bugs in the OpenAL engine that should improve stability on some systems. Virtual Programming advises that once the patch is applied, X2: The Threat is no longer compatible with older saved games, however.
X2: The Threat requires Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, G4/1.25GHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 2GB hard disk space, ATI Radeon 7000 or Nvidia GeForce3 or better 3D graphics. The game is available direct from Virtual Programming Ltd. starting at £24.95 for a downloadable version.