Alice Demo Available!
9:11 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
A little past noon (Central time) today, Aspyr Media unveiled the demo for American McGee's Alice, a third-person action/adventure set in a surrealistic world inspired by the writings of Lewis Caraoll. While the demo download will not be for the timid (or lacking in bandwidth), we're sure it will show up on a future MacGames CD.
The demo is exactly 81.4 MB in size; it is of course Carbonized for Mac OS X, an excellent opportunity to try out a serious commercial release on Apple's next OS. As the game is based on the Quake 3 Arena engine (but with significantly higher polygon counts per level) the system requirements are similar:
- MacOS 8.6 or later, or MacOS X 10.0.2 or later.
- CarbonLib 1.0.x or later
- A PowerPC Macintosh, 400MHz G3 or better.
- A Rage 128 or better 3D video card with 8 megs VRAM or more.
- 148 Megabytes of free memory (you may need to enable virtual memory).
- DrawSprocket 1.7 or later.
- QuickTime 4.0 or later.
Even if your system falls below the above listed requirements, you might want to consider grabbing the demo -- generally if you are able to "tweak" Quake 3 Arena to a playable state on your machine, you should be able to do the same with Alice (and frame rate is far less critical with this style of play).
Review: American McGee's Alice
If you would like more information about the game before comitting to a long download, read through our detailed review of the title. And remember, if 81 MB is beyond your bandwidth capability or patience, you could always subscribe to the MacGames CD; the Alice demo will be on the next issue.
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