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In Rally Shift you get to drive high performance rally cars on a variety of rally courses. Compete against hard to beat computer drivers on both dirt roads and paved roads through forests, windy mountain passes and desert. Two players can also compete against each other on the same computer.

Rally Shift features very realistic physics where you can put your driving skills to the test. Slide through turns on dirt roads, brake and accelerate at the right moment to keep your car on the road or you will see your competitors speed away. Every mistake will cost you valuable seconds in your goal to be the first driver more...

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Version 1.1.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • G3 @ 400MHz or better
  • ATI Rage 128 or better graphics card

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DJ Austy Member IconReview+0
DJ Austy
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This is a bad game! i wanted to play demo but it nearly stuffed up my mac. You better update this game if you want me to buy the full version!

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Version 1.1.2
Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188
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I just give up with these guys...

I've downloaded versions 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4 (feel like I'm typing an IP), and where the heck is the game?

I was able to get the game last week from somewhere (forgot where), else and that wouldn't even launch...just bounced once in the dock then went away.

I give up and move on!

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Version 1.1.4
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Depite the prevalene of auto racing on North American television, rally racing hardly seems to get any airtime. With a bit of ice driving under my belt, I wanted to try my hand at rally driving on my Mac, and Rally Shift answered the call.

The cars here are not the Corolla in my driveway. As can be expected of powerful rally cars, the autos at the player's disposal in Rally Shift are either rearwheel drive or all wheel drive. They are prone to oversteer (when the back end is unweighted, it can whip around). Which is a good thing for this kind of driving.

It is critical to use the brake and especially the accelerator/throttle to control the amount of traction the car has through turns and over rough road. The keyboard steering took a little practice to finesse, but after a series of practice runs, I began to get the hang of when to crank the wheel in a turn, and when to ease up. The accelerator is not a simple pedal you mash for speed. It's an integral tool to controlling the car's weight-shift (read, traction). With both the throttle and steering (on the keyboard), rapidly tapping the keys in tight maneuvers helped with control. The brake is a similarly strategic tool. Slamming on the brakes early to get an angle on the turn, then using only the throttle and steering to control the traction, yielded some nice lines through tight curves. The manual shifting option gave better accelerations and weight shift control, but given that I don't have an actual stick shift attached to my keyboard, it became two too many keys for me to try and keep track of in the middle of a race (not sure I could win an advanced level race without it though).

The replay feature is a nice bonus though sometimes a little chunky (on my Mac mini) when the processor has to try and show all 5 cars at once. That's more a limitation of my system though.

As a fan of the car chase scenes in the Robert DeNiro movie, Ronin, I can't wait for the addition of a European town rally course. Until then, I'm going to continue practicing my "left foot" braking in Rally Shift.

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Version 1.1.2
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Needs a bit of work...

The steering is pretty bad (being kind here...)

Every time I start a "championship" it goes for about a minute and then quits to the "choose game" menu...real shlocky!

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Version 1.1.2
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The driving controls over-steer WAY too much. Move the mouse a little and they don't respond much, move it a little more and it yanks hard to the left or right.

I tried it with mouse control first. Eventually turned the sensitivity all the way down AND setting my system mouse speed to it's lowest speed as well, didn't help.

Next I tried keyboard control, even worse.

They really need to work on the way it handle's steering input. I've played driving games that handle this just fine.

If it weren't for this glaring bug that makes the game unplayable, then this would be a good game.

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Version 1.1.2
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Danilo
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I just updated my Mac Os X from 10.3.3 to 10.3.5, and this game doesn't work properly anymore. The framerate is now drammatically lower, and the game is actually impossible to play. My computer is an iMac FlatPanel 1.25 Ghz. Any suggestions?

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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
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As far as I know that is because of a bug in the nVidia drivers in the 10.3.5 update. It will be fixed in the coming 10.3.6 update, or at least so I've heard.

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Anonymous
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yeah i'v got a idea!!!Download the game again.i'v got the same computer and upgraded it and the game stopped...So it again and it work perfectly fine

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Anonymous
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I've been keeping my eye on this game; if it shows some signs of life (eg, the "more free tracks coming soon" ever appear), I'll buy.

Very annoying problem: When the other cars bump me I more often than not go flying out of control, yet it's nearly impossible to make the other cars lose control. This hinders the heck out of the realism; it's as if the other cars weigh several times what mine does, regardless of which car I've selected.

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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
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that last comment should have read 'sucks you in'
which is exactly what a game like this should do!

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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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excellent implementation
steering takes a little getting used to on the keyboard but once you get the hang of it, the realistic drifting and skidding / sliding on various textures sucks you

MORE TRACKS PLEASE!

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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
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Doesn't Support, ATI RAGE 128, GEFORCE 2MX/4MX on Day & Evening play.....! grrrrrrr

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Version 1.1.2
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Downloads 45,602
Version Downloads 763
Type Games / Sports
License Demo
Date 26 Oct 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $25.00
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