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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Mac EverQuest Trial Now a Free Download
7:38 AM | Andy Largent | 11 comments

The Mac OS X version of the ground-breaking MMORPG EverQuest is now available as a free trial download from Sony. This download requires broadband, as it needs over 2GB of hard drive space in order to play properly (the Mac Edition contains the original game plus four expansion packs).

Previously, those wanting to try out the game were required to find an increasingly rare boxed copy of the game and then manually obtain a key from the Mac EverQuest developer, Hobart.

This is seen as a bitter-sweet token from Hobart, who also announced recently he is moving on from his current position at the company. While the future of the Mac version is "up in the air," he notes he is working to help ensure someone can fill his role in the future. Hobart also makes the call out to any developers familiar with the game:

If anyone here has any development experience with Mac and are extremely familiar with EQ and might be interested in helping whoever takes over EQMac, please send me an e-mail with your experiences. I'll be sure to gather this information so it can be passed along.
For more information, head over to the EQMac forum thread. Also be sure to login to Sony's page to download your demo copy of EverQuest if you haven't already.

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