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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

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Terminus OS X Testers Sought
9:14 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

TerminusPoint has sent out a call asking for alpha and beta testers for TPE-OSX. The work-in-progress of Terminus for OS X, the folks at TerminusPoint are currently asking for testers willing to risk major crashes, well-versed in OS 10.2 and above, and are able to isolate and report on bugs in detail:

There will be significantly fewer Alpha testers. Beta testers will get more stable code. Both testers need to be willing to spend significant amounts of time testing in single user and online play. People doing Server testing need to arrange additional players to stress test & run scripts.

Please specify:
* Alpha or Beta
* Server, Single Player, Multiplayer (or combinations).
* System Configuration
* Other information as to why to select you
They add that dedicated server/alpha testing is the only kind currently available. Those interested in applying can send e-mail to, but are advised not to expect an immediate response.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Terminus is a space combat/RPG game that, despite its poor market performance, has gathered a cult following of dedicated players.


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Ghost Recon 1.0.2 Final Released
1:39 PM | Johan HansÚn | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media has released the final version of the 1.0.2 patch to their tactical first person shooter Ghost Recon. The full version is the same as the beta patch that was released in March.

This is what Aspyr has to say about the update:

This update requires that you already have the update to version 1.0.1 above. It fixes a few minor bugs that we have received reports on, and also should fix a crash related to hosting games on GameRanger. We previously released this update as a beta version, and this version is identical with the name changed. If you have already downloaded the beta, you don't have to download this update if you don't want to. If you have the German or French version of the game, you need to download the specific updater for that version
To download the update, head over to macgamefiles with the link provided below. The download page has the 1.0.1 update as well if you haven't got that already. If you want the German or French version, there are download links provided on the Aspyr support page.

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Aspyr Support: Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
MGF: Ghost Recon 1.0.2 Final Update

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IMG Store: Ghost Recon for $37.95
12:39 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store has reduced it's pricing of Tom Clancy's by Ghost Recon by over $10. The popular strategy-combat game is now available for IMG Pro/MacGames CD subscribers for just $37.95. Non-subscribers can pick it up for for just $39.95.

Don't forget that this is the last day of the IMG Store's 5 percent off everything. To place your order, follow the link below.

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IMG Interviews Master of Orion III Creators
12:22 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted an interview with QuickSilver's Rantz Hoseley and Bill Fisher, two of the creative forces behind the best-selling Master of Orion III.

Here's a clip from the interview:

IMG: Was it daunting writing a sequel to one of the most loved turn-based games of all time? MoOII left some pretty big shoes to fill.

Rantz Hoseley - Creative Director, QS: I wouldn't say daunting... in any sequel you have to be aware that there are going to be preconceived notions about the game, that people will have their personal parts of the previous games that they cherish and consider to be THE most important thing in defining the game and its sequels, while others just KNOW that __fill in the blank__ should be done differently, because if THAT thing is fixed, then the game will be great. Some sequels as a slow case of remodeling... re-wallpapering the house and a new paint job, whereas other folks want it to be noticibly, radically different. Trying to keep all of those things in mind, while still understanding that no matter what you do, someone is going to be unhappy... that gets challenging at times. You can't have a very fragile ego, that's for sure.

To check out the interview, be sure to follow the link below.

IMG Interview: QuickSilver
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GameRanger Adds Dungeon Siege Support
9:18 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

GameRanger, the online gaming service for the Macintosh platform, recently added the action/RPG Dungeon Siege to its list of supported games, which now boasts the impressive number of 116 titles. Though Mac-to-PC compatibility is not available for the game, GameRanger will provide a means for Mac users to find other for online play through Dungeon Siege's cooperative mode.

Here's a quick description of the game from the press release:

In Dungeon Siege, assemble and control a party of up to eight heroes at a time as you battle your way through the seamless and expansive 3D world of Ehb. From warriors and archers to wizards, and even Packmules to carry your treasure, you and your party will wreak vengeance on an ancient evil. Whether you're playing alone or in multiplayer mode, victory is within your grasp. Let the battles begin.
Head over to GameRange to download the program if you haven't already, and watch for Dungeon Siege, which just started shipping, to hit stores soon.


MacTrivia for OS X
9:14 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

If then Software, maker of a number of shareware OS X utilities, recently released a game for OS X entitled Mactrivia. Mactrivia challenges players to prove their Macintosh knowledge through trivia questions. The demo starts with 25 questions, while the full version includes 100. Here's the full description of the game:

You don't know Mac! Test your Macintosh knowledge with this new Mac OS X trivia game. The game ships with a 25 question starter pack, and you can donate for additional question packs. Features a working scoreboard & timed play!
For more information on MacTrivia, follow the provided link below.

MacTrivia for OSX
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iConquer Update
9:14 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

A small update was recently released for OSX-based game of world domination, iConquer. iConquer is a clone of the classic board game Risk, with an updated look to fit better into OSX, as well as adding online play. The update is a small one, that fixes issues with downloading plug-ins. Here's a full list of past updates:

Improved support for downloading plug-ins.
For more information on iConquer, or to download the game, follow the link below the the iConquer homepage.

iConquer Update

Mac Games News for Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Unreal Tournament 2003 Update2:15 PM
IMG Reviews Master of Orion III12:48 PM
DanLab Games releases Jail Break11:44 AM
Aspyr Releases Medal of Honor 1.14 Update10:31 AM
Apple Features Tiger Woods PGA Tour 200310:05 AM
Airburst Extreme Enters Early Testing9:11 AM
Jedi Academy Info9:11 AM
PlayMyth Celebrates First Anniversary9:11 AM
Possible Max Payne Sequel in 2005?9:11 AM
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