- April 2000 News:
- Championship Manager 99/00 for Mac:
- Are there any soccer fans out there? Well,
if you like soccer, then you will like this game. It's called
Championship Manager. It's a game about managing soccer teams.
I tried it myself, but I'm not really a soccer fan so I didn't
exactly get engrossed in it. This has been out for PCs for some
time now. Just recently it was ported to the Mac. So if you like
soccer, then check out this site. It's devoted to Championship
Manager for Mac.
- Champmac Site
- Mac Diablo2 Delayed?!
- Blizzard just announced that sign ups for
the stress test have begun. Within the press release for this
announcement, Blizzard notes that they are now projecting that
the Mac version of Diablo2 will be released 3rd quarter 2000.
Here's a segment from the press release:
- Diablo II is being developed by the Blizzard
North design team and is expected to release during the first
half of this year in Windows® 95/98/2000/NT format. A Macintosh
version of the game will be available during the third quarter
2000. The game will be available at most computer and software
retail chains worldwide. The game will also be offered directly
from Blizzard at (800) 953-SNOW and www.blizzard.com.
- This is a longer wait than they had originally
told us. On Blizzard's Diablo2 site it used to say that the projected
release date for the Mac version was 1st half 2000. So I guess
we'll all have to wait an extra few months for this game to come
to the Mac. I just hope this doesn't take as long as it did to
port the first Diablo! Post your feelings about this delay on
the message board.
- Full Press Release
- Mac-gamer.com - your mac gaming communtiy:
- I have just changed the focus, as well as
the design, of my web site. It used to be my own personal Mac
gaming site, Jakeman's Mac Gaming Site, with downloads and various
other resources. I still have my gaming site, I just moved it
to a different directory in my web space. Now my focus is to
create an online communtiy for Mac gamers. We have a message
board for discussions, a review section for reading people's
reviews of various Mac hardware and software, a downloads section
for recent software updates, and a links section which is free
to anyone who wants to list their screen name, e-mail, web site,
etc. I will also be posting news pertaining to Mac games on this
main page. Don't think
that I'm just going to copy places like IMG and just transpose their news articles
and put them on my site. (btw, IMG rocks!
Check them out!) Though some news may be related, I'm mostly
going to post stuff that I find interesting and relevant to Mac
gaming in general. So please, feel free to bookmark this site
and check back every so often. Also, the message board has enjoyed
more and more traffic recently. It's really sweet too! It's powered
by the Ultimate Bulletin Board, and it's all centered around
Mac games! So please stop by the message board and check it out.
Mac Gaming Site
- AGN Hardware has Voodoo5 5500 benchmarks:
- Well, we finally have some actual performance
and frame rate benchmarks on the new Voodoo cards. Granted, these
benchmarks are for the Voodoo5 5500 AGP, not PCI.
Currently 3DFx is only making PCI cards for the Mac. So these
benchmarks are not 100% comparable to the PCI version of this
card. It should also be noted that these benchmarks were taken
from an alpha version of the card with alpha drivers. So more
than likely, actual performance on the finished product will
be better than these preliminary benchmarks.
- Preliminary Benchmarks
- Diablo2 beta info:
- Yipee! The Diablo2 closed beta is underway.
Now, with beta testers as a first hand source, there's tons of
new info on the game spreading all over the internet. Our friends
over at DiabloII.net, arguably the most fanatical Diablo2 site
out there, have been keeping up to date on all of the latest
info and screenies for this awesome game. So what are you waiting
- Official Diablo2 Site
- Mac Diablo2 guild:
- On the message board we've been tossing around
the idea of starting a Mac Diablo2 guild. I for one think it
would be way cool! So by all means, come and visit the "Drawing
Board" forum on our message board and throw in your
- Demo movie of Glaze3D:
- Quite a while ago, a company called Bitboys
that they were definately considering a Mac version of their
upcoming 3D card, the Glaze3D. After looking at Bitboys' tentative
card specs, it's obvious that if these cards do come out for
the Mac they are going to stomp all over 3DFx, ATI, and nVidia
(they are rumored to be entering the Mac 3D card market 1st quarter
2001). Unfortunately, Bitboys just announced that their Glaze3D
card won't ship until 2001. Anyways, I just found a movie on
Bitboys' web site that shows what their vaporware 3D card can
do. It's a 14MB file, so if you're on a slow connection it may
take a little while to download it. But it's pretty impressive
(except for the movie resolution which is a little small for
this kind of demo).
- Demo Movie