Virtual Programming Ltd. has released a demo version of its Macintosh conversion of
X2: The Threat, a space-based action/adventure game. The 155MB demo is available for download from Macgamefiles.com.
X2: The Threat follows in the same genre as legendary games like Elite, in which you captain a spaceship and make your way through interstellar space, visiting colonies and space stations. You can trade goods and ferry passengers to make money, or you can use your skills in combat then salvage materials to improve your ship. A single player game, X2: The Threat lets you determine your own outcome as you seek your fortune and your destiny in the vast reaches of space.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3 or later, G4/1.25GHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 2GB hard disk space at ATI Radeon 7000 or Nvidia GeForce 3 or better 3D graphics. Macgamefiles has also linked to a BitTorrent, for those comfortable using the service.