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Doug Zartman, Bungie Software
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Native Version of Pathways Into Darkness Fully Supports Power Macintosh
New York, New York -- March 14, 1994 -- Bungie Software will begin shipping a version of Pathways Into Darkness, written specifically for Macintosh with PowerPC, to coincide with the release of Apple's new Power Macintosh computers. Pathways Into Darkness began shipping last August for the Macintosh computer. Since that time Pathways has won many awards including the MacWorld Game Hall of Fame, MacUser 100, Australia MacWorld's Game of the Year, and Inside Mac Game's Adventure Game of the Year.
Pathways for Power Macintosh will have new features that take advantage of the Risc-based Macintosh computer's speed. In addition to texture-mapped walls, Pathways will texture map the floors and ceilings and frame rates have sky-rocketed to over 30 frames per second. The addition of these features, coupled with Power Macintosh computers, have increased the size of Pathways by less than 180K.
Pathways Into Darkness will begin shipping as a "fat app" with both 68K-based Macintosh and PowerPC processor-based Macintosh compatibility in the same application. The Pathways package will sport a Power Macintosh computer compatibility sticker for identification. An updater application will be available to registered users via electronic bulletin boards or through the mail for a nominal shipping charge. Bungie Software plans to ship new Macintosh titles as "fat-apps" with both 68K-based Macintosh and PowerPC processor-based Macintosh compatibility in the same box.
Pathways Into Darkness is designed to run on any 256 color-capable Macintosh computer. The graphics window is resizable to fit on any size monitor. A special "performance mode" makes the game run faster on slower computers. Pathways Into Darkness has a retail price of $69.99, and can be purchased at most software retailers and mail order catalogs. It requires an 8-Bit (256 color) color equipped Macintosh computer with system 6.0.5 or better and a hard disk.
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