NoLimits for Mac is released

Monday, December 1, 2003 12:28 PM
stoogemanmoe's avatar Today marks the release of the Mac version of NoLimits. You can get it here.

My Beautiful wife, Julia, is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

Monday, December 1, 2003 1:41 PM
Cool - I didn't know it even did complex models like wood coasters - The model of Chrystal Beach Cyclone is really very detailed. Amazing!

It's a shame they didn't model the hills of Revolution though :o) on the other hand, it's interesting to see the track of that one because it's hidden between all those trees in reality.

I always wanted to write a program like that - now I can just buy it, which makes things a lot easier.

Some of the rendering could use future enhancement - it's cool to have shadows on the ground, but it would also be cool to have textured tracks with radiosity lighting :o) Okay... for now I'll just be totally amazed with what it is!

Wednesday, December 3, 2003 9:13 AM
DawgByte II's avatar Despite me not caring for the Mac in any way, shape, or form... I must say that whenever a game or something is released for the Mac, there's always something that's a little more visual about the overall program that makes it superior to the PC version of its counterpart & such is the case here with No Limits. I like the buttons a lot better than what the PC version has...

...but what's more impressive is how Ole is working out more of the kinks to make it much more user-friendly that will eventually migrate to the PC version. I hope he'll continue to make more improvements on the overall interface to just make it look a little more "fun" to work with, as it still just seems a little "formal" in the editor mode & still could use some tweeks in the "ride" mode (ie: that stats bar @ the top just needs a minor face-lift).

...the rest of it... hopefully there'll be some more new enhancements for the PC version, that'll be announced soon.

I'm betting on a March release for 1.4, but that's because of Ole's history of long delays (that are eventually worth it... of course).

Wednesday, December 3, 2003 9:48 AM
I love that it runs better on my iBook G3 (pretty pathetic in the notebook world) than it did on my HP 1.3Ghz Celeron which was supposed to be pretty good.

SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource

Sunday, December 7, 2003 9:17 AM
I just downloaded the full version of NL for my G4 and I must say, this is totally awesome. The terrain steel coaster called River Raid just blew me away!!!! That LIM launch up the mountain sounded so real!! And the Crystal Beach Cyclone never felt better! I only wish the surrounding scenery was more realistic but geez, I can't be picky. I also enjoy the fly overs I can do. Watching the coasters from the air, riding from the back seat, or just riding the whole ride backwards can be exhilerating!

What's even better is that I was able to download some of the coasters my friends made on their PC's and they played on my Mac flawlessly! Now, I just need to learn how to build my own, but I am having a lot of fun riding the pre-built ones.

Sunday, December 7, 2003 10:22 AM
Hey, i know this is off topic but.......

I had bought no limits when it first came out and loved it. My computer crashed shortly after, and i emailed whoever was in charge of the program and he sent me a new link to get it. My computer just recently crashed again, and we have a new one now. I was wondering, do you think he would let me get it from him again without paying? If so, how can i contact him (email, please)

Thanks, Josh

Sunday, December 7, 2003 12:57 PM
Certainly if you can provide proof you paid for it (name, address, etc) they would send you another link. I would suggest making a backup copy next time though.
Sunday, December 7, 2003 2:11 PM
Josh, please email Mad Data customer service at with your request.

Kevin Stone NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulator
Sunday, December 7, 2003 2:24 PM
Is the Mac OS X version available for download for those who already bought the PC version or must it be purchased separately?

The Jet Coaster ROARS! | Will Johansson | @willjohansson on twitter

Sunday, December 7, 2003 2:46 PM
Ole said that Windows keys don't work on the Mac version so you'd probably have to contact him for a download link and a Mac-compatible key.

SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource

Sunday, December 7, 2003 5:08 PM
To the NoLimits team--THANK YOU on behalf of the Mac community!!
-Matt in Iowa
Sunday, December 7, 2003 5:34 PM
I use my Windows machine for gaming and such, and my iBook for just about everything else. Now I don't know what version would be better to get. Would the Mac version work well on my iBook (16VRAM model, 700mhz G3), or should I get the Windows version (for my 1.2Ghz AMD Athlon)? I would love to have a coaster game on the iBook, but I am unfamiliar with NoLimits. Any suggestions?

-Sam (Mac user since 2003.)

"Once you go Mac, you never go back!"

Sunday, December 7, 2003 5:38 PM
I have a license for the PC version. I was told, as such, that a Mac version was available at half price. I assume you'll be told the same.

I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

Monday, December 8, 2003 12:23 PM
Avalanche, there are free demos for the Mac and Windows versions on the no-limits site. Try them both out, and see which one runs the best.

I can't thank the No-Limits team enough for the OS-X release, it really is amazing.


Cameron Silver


You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2021, POP World Media, LLC