Wipeout 2097 OS X?

Ensign Paris

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Damn I bought a PSOne just to play that game because I love it, Anyone want to buy a PSOne?

I hope Wipeout3 will be out for OSX soon!

Does anyone know of any 3D Cocoa games?

Ensign
 

blakespot

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Originally posted by Ensign Paris
Damn I bought a PSOne just to play that game because I love it, Anyone want to buy a PSOne?

I hope Wipeout3 will be out for OSX soon!

Does anyone know of any 3D Cocoa games?

Ensign
Giants: Citizen Kabuto is perhaps the best example of a Cocoa 3D game, supporting dual processors for incredible performance.

Is Wipeout 2097 the "original" Wipeout? The original is by far the best version. I await the strangely delayed latest Wipeout for PS2. That should be phenomenal.


blakespot
 

bobky

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Wipeout 2097 is the sequel, but many think it was the first, the orginal, was named wipeout and didn't have the blue exhaust trace, 2097 was bar far the better (fantastic sound track inlcuding the prodigy's firestarter)

:D
 

dantec

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Yes wipeout 2097 is the sequel. I have 2097 on playstation, but since i'm selling my plastation soon maybe I should get it on Mac. Does anyone know of any stores that sell it?
 

dantec

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I just checked on amazon. The sell the original, 2097 (& wipeout 64 for N64), Wipeout 3 (for playstation) and wipeout XL has "limited availability" and amazon says its a new item.
 

Geert

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I have Wipout 2097 on PS and it's not bad.
But I'dd rather have a mac version of Wipeout Fusion that is now on PS2.:D
Better Graphs, better circuits, ...
 

Dunepilot

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I suppose you could play various original Playstation versions of Wipeout on the Mac if you had Virtual Gamestation.

It may not be available any more, but it's given me HOURS of fun with Tekken 3 on my PBG3 over the last 2.5 years. Anyone tried CVGS under OS X?

For students like me it was pretty wicked to be playing on a laptop with a 14" screen as it meant I didn't have to cart a whole TV with me to uni.

Talking of TV, I'm really annoyed by the price of USB TV adaptors, like the one from Eskape laps (owned by hauppage) - you can buy a decent portable TV for less money. The tech in something like that can't cost much to manufacture.
 

FattyMembrane

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does anyone know what the current state of ps emulation is on the mac? all of the (classic) ps emulators on emulation.net seem to be defunct. i never did hear the specifics on what happened to cvg (did they stop producing it voluntarily at sony's request?). if connectix or sony released an osx version, i'd buy it in a heartbeat. sixtyforce is finally carbonized, but a psone emulator would be far easier to use (just pop my old games right into my cd drive).
 

AlphaTech

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Originally posted by Dunepilot
I suppose you could play various original Playstation versions of Wipeout on the Mac if you had Virtual Gamestation.

It may not be available any more, but it's given me HOURS of fun with Tekken 3 on my PBG3 over the last 2.5 years. Anyone tried CVGS under OS X?

For students like me it was pretty wicked to be playing on a laptop with a 14" screen as it meant I didn't have to cart a whole TV with me to uni.

Talking of TV, I'm really annoyed by the price of USB TV adaptors, like the one from Eskape laps (owned by hauppage) - you can buy a decent portable TV for less money. The tech in something like that can't cost much to manufacture.
I also have the virtual gamestation software. I am hoping that someone comes out with a expansion pack (or something) that would allow it to be used with PS2 games. THAT would be great. It would be a dream to be on a TiBook and pop in a PS2 game and play it (especially if you are flying someplace).
 

Dunepilot

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Fatty Membrane,

the last I heard, Sony had bought out connectix so that they could 'use their emulation technology' (or words to that effect), i.e., close them down.

The thing is, try and get CVGS if you can, it's a rockin piece of software and does most PS games well, except for rally games, which all seem to run unacceptably on it.

Tekken 3 still rocks on it, years on.

Why, oh why, didn't Apple buy Connectix and include the emulator as an iEmulator.

Apple claim to like games, but have done little to assist the Mac games industry, particularly since the move to OS X (which currently sucks for gamers compared to OS 9). Sony's argument that CVGS was hurting sales was pure BS given that most of Sony's revenue on the Playstation came from game licensing, not sales of the original console.

They'd still make money if
a) they'd left connectix to their own devices
b) Apple had bought connectix for iPlaystation or whatever that they decided to call it.
 

FattyMembrane

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thanks for the info dunepilot. i did not realize that sony had actually bough conectix. this means we're left out in the cold as far as psemulation on osx. sony does not want people playing ps games on a computer when they can charge twice the cost of an emulator for a psone console (are they still at $100? dreamcasts have been at $50 for months now) and 6 times the cost of an emulator for a ps2 console. i had some high hopes for the other freeware emulators, but they all seem to have puttered out. i'm sure that i could scare up a copy of cvgs on hotline, but would pay good money for a carbonized version.
 

dantec

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Just look it up on Limewire, thats how i got it. The limewire version even is hacked so that it lets you play on non-US systems (if you live somewhere else where Mac Os is not english) and lets you play games from all over the world (including Europe, asia, EVERYWHERE!).

What I found appauling with VGS is the graphics. I had driver on PS, and when playing it VGS the graphics shocked me. Amazing what you don't see when you are so far away from a TV screen.
 

Dunepilot

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Oops

my link doesn't work - you're best to head straight to xlr8yourmac for the link.

I'm eager to see if it works, but can't try it out - I'm a strictly OS 9 man for the forseeable future (until I scrape together enough money to buy a G4/5 powermac)