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XCar: Experimental Racing (DOS)

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4.1
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Press Release:

    SciTech Technology Licensed by Bethesda Softworks;
    XCAR: Experimental Racing to include SciTech Display Doctor Technology

    CHICO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 1997--SciTech Software, Inc. today announced it has licensed a portion of its proprietary SVGA device driver technology to Bethesda Softworks for distribution with XCAR: Experimental Racing, a PC game scheduled for release this month.

    XCAR: Experimental Racing is a new driving game that simulates characteristics of sports prototype racing and provides players with advanced levels of customization. The technology licensed by Bethesda Softworks is based on SciTech Display Doctor, the universal graphics card utility. SciTech Display Doctor unlocks the performance of graphics cards and allows all games and software applications to run at peak performance, without display problems.

    Most Popular Articles in Business Research and Markets ... Do Us a Flavor - Ben ... eBay made easy: ready ... Katrina's lawsuit ... Wal-Mart's newest ... More ยป SciTech Display Doctor automatically detects and upgrades graphics hardware and supports over 250 different SVGA graphics chips to ensure that XCAR will run at maximum speed and performance on a variety of different graphics hardware configurations.

    Chris Weaver, president of Bethesda Softworks, commented: "Bethesda constantly strives to create exciting new games for our users. By including SciTech's technology with XCAR we can give our customers the opportunity to utilize a product that will perform at an optimum level regardless of the type of graphics hardware they have. With this technology, our users can experience XCAR as it was intended to be played."

    "Bethesda's XCAR is another in a long line of cutting edge titles that use SciTech technology to enhance the end user's experience. SciTech continues to offer innovative developer tools and end user utilities that enable the maximum performance on any graphics hardware," added Tom Ryan, director of marketing for SciTech Software.

    Fully functional trial versions of SciTech's products, including SciTech Display Doctor, are available for download at http://www.scitechsoft.com . Users can also access the trial versions of SciTech products on CompuServe using GO SCITECH. SciTech Display Doctor sells for $34.95 (plus shipping and handling) and can be purchased directly from SciTech Software by calling 916/894-8400 or 800/486-4823 (in the U.S. and Canada).

    Bethesda Softworks, one of the premiere creators of entertainment software, is the third largest privately held personal computer entertainment software company in America. A ten year industry veteran specializing in state-of-the art computer simulation, Bethesda has won every major national and international software award for its sports, action and role playing programs. As part of the Media Technology family, Bethesda has access to some of the finest engineers and world class programmers in the industry.

    Seventy employees, from all walks of life, help create and support Bethesda products in its Maryland, Washington State and European facilities. Working together they have consistently lead the software industry with cutting edge technology, computer programs, engines and tools including Bethesda's award-winning, proprietary Xngine(TM), a dramatic leap in 3-D graphics engine technology.

    SciTech Software is the leading supplier of PC graphics device drivers for high-performance graphics applications such as PC entertainment software. Most major entertainment software companies license portions of SciTech's technology for incorporation in their applications.

    These companies include: Access Software, Acclaim Entertainment, Accolade, Activision, Adobe Systems Inc., Apogee Software, Atomic Games Inc., Bethesda Softworks, Blizzard Entertainment, Cinematix, Domark, id Software, Interactive Pictures, Interplay, Legend Entertainment Company, Looking Glass Technologies, LucasArts Entertainment Company, Maxis, Millennium Interactive, Mindscape, NEC, Papyrus Design Group, Sierra Publishing, Spectrum Holobyte, Strategic Simulations Inc., Take 2 Interactive Software, Time Warner Interactive, Trilobyte, Viacom New Media, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, and Williams Entertainment.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Jan 27, 2008.