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No Mac Q3: Team Arena SKU?
8:27 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Quake3World recently scored a large interview with the folks at id Software about their upcoming release of Quake 3: Team Arena. In the Q&A, a question about packaging was asked, and id noted that they are considering just having the Mac and Linux players buy the Windows version and download the appropriate applications from the Web, instead of shipping a specific boxed Mac version. Here's an excerpt:

If Team Arena is distributed on separate CDs for each OS, will you still be able to use the Windows CD to install Team Arena like you can with Quake 3 Arena?


Answer: The only SKU that I can say for certain as of this moment that will make it onto CD is the Windows version. Linux players will need to download binaries, and that may be required for Mac users. The data is interchangeable, just like Quake III Arena, so anyone buying the Windows CD version can run the game under Linux and Mac after downloading the appropriate binary. 

This could be for any number of reasons. But since the game is designed for online play anyway, it shouldn't be too big of a deal to have to download the appropriate application. We've contacted id for more information and we'll let you know if more details become available.

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