OIDS.X
OIDS.X 10.0.4
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Fast-paced arcade game.   Shareware ($14.99)
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OIDS.X is a fast-paced action/arcade style game, melding elements of games like Choplifter, Asteroids, Defender, Lode Runner, and Lunar Lander, to make one very fun and addicting Mac video game.
  • Originally released in 1990, OIDS was a hit on the Mac with gamers looking for a fast paced arcade style game.
  • OIDS earned a rating of five Mice in MacWorld magazine when it was released.
  • New version optimized for Mac OS X, version 10.1.3 or higher, uses OpenGL for graphics.
  • New CD-Quality sound effects.
  • Completely redone graphics with more animation than ever before.
What's New
Version 10.0.4 adds the following:
  • Fixed saving of the keyboard exclusive setting.
  • Fixed a long-standing bug that was keeping USB game pads from working properly.
  • Modified default button code to allow persons with Mac OS X versions prior to 10.2 to be able to register.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, G3 or higher, an OpenGL-capable video card (ATI Rage 128 or better), or any NVidia card.






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Bad Cyborg reviewed on 30 Apr 2006
Maybe fun but old and lacking graphics. 2D. Recommend to check out Moon Lander instead.
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Fede_agu commented on 12 Apr 2004
It's a really good game.
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jul 2003
A truly awesome game! If you enjoyed the original OIDS you'll love this one, if you never played it: here's your chance to see what a real game should be like.

Another great thing is the ability to create and download new levels, giving you endless hours of fun. (It comes with 11 galaxies, each consisting of several levels, so don't expect to finish the bundled ones anytime soon.)

Kudos to Kirk Baker for bringing this outstanding game to OS X. Also, I'd like to point out that the customer support is excellent.

Download and register it (worth every penny) right away!
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jul 2003
I am so happy to have Oids back! Please download and register this game, you won't be sorry. Its a gem. The graphical updates are subtle but very well implemented and enhance the game without changing the classic look and feel.

Worth every penny.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jul 2003
Somehow unfun compared to my memory of the original. Seems slow and crashed on me, too.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jul 2003
Hey! brilliant. :D I remember the original! I had it on the Atari ST, and this brings back memories..

I wish more old skool game makers would update their old classics. :)
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jul 2003
20 dollars is a very high price to ask for a remake of someone else's game.
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Downloads:6,412
Version Downloads:2,273
Type:Games : Action
License:Shareware
Date:05 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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OIDS.X is a fast-paced action/arcade style game, melding elements of games like Choplifter, Asteroids, Defender, Lode Runner, and Lunar Lander, to make one very fun and addicting Mac video game.
  • Originally released in 1990, OIDS was a hit on the Mac with gamers looking for a fast paced arcade style game.
  • OIDS earned a rating of five Mice in MacWorld magazine when it was released.
  • New version optimized for Mac OS X, version 10.1.3 or higher, uses OpenGL for graphics.
  • New CD-Quality sound effects.
  • Completely redone graphics with more animation than ever before.
  • New smoke trail effects on player ship and enemy ships.
  • Resizable screen size can run up to 2048 pixels wide.
  • New Title animation.
  • New Aqua interface for choosing Galaxies to play or edit.
  • Support for Keyboard and USB Game controllers.
  • High frame rates for smooth animation.
  • Easy high score posting to the OIDS High Scores Web page.
  • Registered version includes a level editor so you can create your own Galaxies.
  • Comes with 11 levels ranging from easy to diabolical. Dozens more levels are available for free at the OIDS website.
OIDS.X is a shareware game and must be registered to enjoy all of its features. OIDS.X is a free upgrade to all registered OIDS 2.0.x users.


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