glTron Update for OS X
9:47 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Fans of glTron sent in word the freeware game based on the popular 80's sci-fi movie Tron has received a significant update. The new version 0.70 beta 1 reworks a number of things, as well as adding new features. While the beta is only out for Mac OS X, the developers note OS 9 will be supported in the final 0.70 release. Here's a list of what's changed:
This release still has a few issues, namely: For more information or to download glTron, head over to their webpage.
Preference files - in order for the new features to work correctly, you'll need to remove any previously created preference files. This is how it's done:
...Mac OS X: Open a terminal, and type: rm -f ~/Library/Preferences/gltronPrefs.txt Bot AI . The computer players don't take advantage of the new acceleration features, and hence are relatively easily beaten by a clever player.
The new features in this release include: Turbo (already present in the previously only for win32 released 0.70 alpha-1). Press and hold down the turbo key (default 'e') to accelerate for a limited amount of time (your turbo recharges when you release the key). The engine noise should give you a clue how fast you're going.
Wall acceleration - if you're near an enemy wall, your cycle speeds up. Useful for overtaking and boxing in an enemy player. But watch out, they might try to cut you off while you're closing in. This feature isn't enabled by default, but you can change that in the Game -> Game Rules -> Game Type menu.
Download glTron 0.70 beta 1
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