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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Goes Gold
8:55 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media passed along the news this morning that Delta Force: Black Hawk Down has gone gold master and should be shipping out as early as tomorrow. Set in 1993 Somolian conflict, though not tied to the popular book or film, Black Hawk Down lets gamers enter the intense action of an outnumbered US Special Ops unit set on bringing down warlords.

The final system requirements have been released by Aspyr now as well:

  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • PowerPC G4/G5
  • 1 GHz or faster
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1.5 GB free disk space
  • 3D Graphics Acceleration required (ATI Radeon 8500/nVidia GeForce 2 or better)
  • 64MB of video ram (VRAM) required
  • DVD drive required to install and play.
For more information on the game, be sure to check out IMG's preview posted last month.

IMG Preview: Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
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Radiant Install Instructions for OS X
8:55 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Map makers are probably familiar with Radiant, a level design tool that works with a variety of games. Looking to take some of the sting out of installing the Mac version, an enthusiast by the alias "Dynamite" has posted a Radiant OSX Tutorial for folks looking to tinker with the app.

The tutorial runs through all the necessary steps, from installing Fink to the final installation steps of Radiant:

Fink, one of the strange programs you will have to install if you "have the guts" to proceed... Nah, its not so terrible, but its a frustrating pain. And I am always happy to help anyway! I can proudly say that I am included in the list of "few people" who have tested this "unstable" package. And in my opinion, the only "unstable" part here is the installation, as the OSX Radiant program runs much faster than the pc version, and I am really happy with it!
Those interested in the tutorial can find it at the provided link.

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European World of Warcraft Beta Signups Soon
8:55 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

European gamers rejoice! Blizzard has recently announced that signups for the European closed beta of World of Warcraft will start on July 5th. Testers will be able to sign up through Blizzard's French, German, and English sites for a chance to get in.

In addition to game-play and technical compatibility testing, the purpose of the beta test is to validate the distribution and hosting infrastructure in Europe and, in due time, to verify the localization of the game in French and German. This process will allow World of Warcraft to reach the high level of quality that has become the signature of every Blizzard product.
Blizzard adds that they plan to host the game on European servers, and that they will also have a dedicated regional team on site to handle various tasks, including offline customer support and community management.

Blizzard PR - Europen Closed Beta Signup
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Mac Everquest Updates Coming?
8:55 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

According to a recent post on EQMac.com, an update may be on its way for the Mac version of Everquest. The post contains a message from a Sony Online Entertainment employee that seems to point to changes on the way. Here's the post:

We do have some news for those of you awaiting word on EverQuest for the Macintosh. We have prioritized the current issues that we know of and have assigned one of our programmers to look into any server issues and make changes and fixes as necessary to the server code. We will also be working to resolve any client issues and update things for your EQMac clients. We do not have a time table for any changes yet, however the process has begun and we will post more information on EQMac changes as we gather details.

We appreciate all of our dedicated Macintosh players and thank you for being a part of Norrath.

For more information, follow the links provided below.

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Mac Games News for Monday, June 28, 2004

IMG Reviews TRON 2.01:06 PM
Massive Assault Trailer9:15 AM
Total Immersion Racing Updated to v1.0.29:15 AM
Unreal Tournament 2003 Exploit Fixed9:15 AM
Aspyr Ships Battlefield 1942 & Shrek 28:23 AM
NHL Eastside Hockey Manager for Mac, Demo Out Now8:23 AM
 
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