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Monday, November 18, 2002

NWN Mac Status Update
6:00 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Bioware has again made an update to the Mac status page for their hit role-playing game, Neverwinter Nights. For those unfamiliar with Neverwinter Nights, it is Bioware's latest RPG based on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, featuring impressive 3D graphics and a powerful toolset for creating modules.

Last week the company notes the Mac version is able to load user-created modules, as well discussing work being done on improving performance. For this update, Bioware did some video card compatibility testing, and all the new screenshots provided are taken from a Mac using ATI's Radeon 9000. They also report that they have already added some features from the upcoming 1.27 PC patch. Here's the update:

[Nov 15 2002] This week we did some video card compatibility testing and tweaking. We used an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro to take this week's screenshots. Previous screenshots have been taken using an nVidia GeForce 4. Some multiplayer issues were also resolved. The upcoming 1.27 patch includes rats and dire rats, who have infested all of the screenshots for the week.
The Mac version is currently in full development and will be published by Macsoft. For more information, follow the links provided below.

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WWII Online Mac Availability Update
9:10 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

World War II Online HQ caught a recent post from Cornered Rat's Al "Rafter" Corey, in which he discusses the availability of this just-released Mac version of their massively multiplayer online war sim. He notes sales are already brisk, and that it may be hard to track down a copy of the game until more retailers increase their inventory.

Rafter also mentions that beta testers will have their free period extended until November 29 as a result, and that those wanted to order an activation key outside North America can do so on their site:

The retailer that took the largest order was CompUSA followed by Electonics Boutique and Apple. It seems that the store has already ripped through its entire inventory and the product is on back-order.

That's good and bad. Bad because product availability may be an issue for a little while. Good because Mac guys rock and are buying lots of copies :)

Visit your favorite retailer and ask them about the game. If they don't have and won't in the next week or so, I'd suggest placing an order with Apple's online store.

Check out his full post for more information, and keep an eye out for a copy of World War II Online at your local retailer.

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Testers Needed For Myth III Game Editor
6:00 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

According to a recent update on the Myth game server, programming legend Andrew Meggs is seeking map makers to test the pre-beta build of the Vengeance Macintosh port.

Vengeance, the Myth III game editor, was packaged with the PC version of the game, however the Mac version of the editor was not completed before the game was released. Meggs, who was part of the original Myth III development team, has been pounding away at the Mac code in between other projects.

The editor currently runs in OS 9 only. Map makers interested in trying out the Vengeance pre-beta will need to email PlayMyth editor PMABlades directly. Click on the links below to find out more.

PlayMyth: Pre-Beta Testers Needed

Westlake's Glenda Adams on The Gamesome Mac
6:00 AM | Sean Smith | Comment on this story

Tonight on The Gamesome Mac, the weekly Mac gaming radio program, hosts Sean Smith and Omaha Sternberg welcome back Glenda Adams, president of Mac game porting powerhouse Westlake Interactive.

Since her appearance on The Gamesome Mac's debut broadcast eight months ago, Westlake has been busy. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Max Payne, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, and Jedi Knight II are only a few of the games her company has completed, and now Westlake is hard at work on Mac conversions of such games as Dungeon Siege, EverQuest, and Halo.

As well as chatting with their guest about Westlake's work, recent developments in the world of Mac gaming, and the inexorable march to Mac OS X, Sean and Omaha will offer Mac gaming news, commentary, and reviews, take questions from listeners, and give away some great games in The Gamesome Mac's live chat room.

The Gamesome Mac can be heard on Mondays from 6 to 8 pm Pacific Time, 9 to 11 pm Eastern (Tuesdays at 0200 UTC) on You can tune in live at The Gamesome Mac's web page, where you'll also find complete archives of past broadcasts. QuickTime 5 or 6 and a 28 kbps or faster Internet connection are required.

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