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Friday, April 30, 2004

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Blizzard Patches StarCraft
8:07 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Fans of Blizzard's classic RTS game Starcraft will be happy to see that a new patch has been released for the game. Making a few small bug fixes, the patch is a quick download that you can get from either Blizzard's website or by connecting to

Here's the list of fixes:

  • Korean text is now preserved when it is sent to or received from

  • Fixed a bug that hindered sound on NT machines.

  • Fixed a bug that enabled you to make a Command Center slide into a location by building a Comstat Station then canceling it due to lack of resources.

  • Fixed a bug related to a Drone flying when surrounded by other units.

  • Fixed a bug that would give you an assertion when you tell a drone to burrow as it is about to morph into a building.

  • Fixed a bug that caused Templars to fly across the map when interrupting an Archon Merge.

  • Fixed a bug involving a drone getting confused when recieving a second build order while in transit to complete the first one.

For more information or to download the patch, follow the link provided below.

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Call of Duty Screenshot Of The Day (Day Three)
1:40 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Another day, another cool new screenshot from the Mac version of Call of Duty. Today Aspyr sent us a new screenshot from game, which recently went Golden Master and is scheduled to ship sometime near mid-May. To check out the screenshot, please click on the image on the top right.

Have a fanstastic weekend, everyone!

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IMG Store: 3 New Pre-Orders, Super Collapse II In Stock
11:36 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store has begun to take pre-orders for three new upcoming games. They include Feral's XIII and Aspyr's Homeworld 2 and Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. Each title is available for $48.99 and just $44.99 for IMG Pro/MacGames DVD subscribers.

In addition, the IMG Store is now shipping MacPlay's Super Collapse II. It is availabe for $19.95.

For more information on all these titles, please follow the link below.

IMG Store: Pre-Order XIII
IMG Store: Pre-Order Homeworld 2
IMG Store: Pre-Order Black Hawk Down
IMG Store: Order Super Collapse II

IMG Poll: What is Your Favorite Blizzard Game?
11:27 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Last week's IMG poll, which asked IMG readers what Mac OS version they were using, has finished. Mac OS X 10.3 led by a whopping 82 percent, followed by Mac OS X 10.2 at 13 percent, and just 4 percent said they still used Mac OS 9 or below. Interestingly enough, no one chose Mac OS X 10.1.

This week's IMG poll asks what's your favorite Blizzard game of all time? To place your vote, head over to IMG's polls, linked below.

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One on One With Aspyr's Glenda Adams
11:01 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted the 20th part in an ongoing conversation between old friends Glenda Adams, Mac gaming goddess and Director of PC and Mac development at Aspyr, and Tuncer Deniz, publisher and editor-in-chief of IMG.

Here's a clip from the feature:

Tuncer: One of the more lively and surprising announcements Aspyr has made in recent memory was Battlefield 1942. Can you give us some details on why it took so long to negotiate that deal and were you surprised by the reaction of Mac gamers?

Glenda: BF1942 was such a huge success that Electronic Arts and DICE (the original developer) were obviously very protective of it, and it just took a lot of work to get everybody signed off on the project. This was one were Aspyr's licensing group really had to be persistent, and I think it was well worth the wait. One of the key areas that helped us finalize the deal I think was to have our own internal development group. That gave us extra security and resources to devote to the game. BF1942 will have been the largest development effort we've ever committed to for Mac game, and we plan to support for a long time to come. As far as Mac gamers' reactions, they were what I had hoped they'd be- people were extremely pumped to hear it was coming, and I think it's going to be one of our biggest sellers of 2004, if the initial reaction is any indication.

To check out the entire feature, please follow the link below.

IMG Feature: One on One with Glenda Adams
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Custer Conjures Up A New Desktop
8:41 AM | Brad Custer | Comment on this story

IMG's own wallpaper wizard Brad Custer uses his wand to conjure up another desktop. This one features motif from The Sims: Makin' Magic, the new expansion for The Sims from Aspyr Media.

Brad elaborates:

It's been awhile since The Sims: Makin' Magic from Aspyr Media was released at the beginning of March, but that doesn't stop the requests for it weekly in my email. Maybe this will. ;) I admit I am a big fan of this game series because it seems to appeal to everyone. Of course when I was married it did limit my time on the computer. ;) In this week's offering I wanted to capture the whimsical feel of this expansion pack. So, with the help of Aspyr Media and Electronic Arts, I was able to create this wallpaper. I simply entitled it, "Hocus Pocus", and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. :)
To download the wallpaper, head over to Custer's Desktops and select your size for download.

IMG Desktops: Hocus Pocus
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Virtual Programming Bundles
8:07 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Fans of Virtual Programming's ports will be happy to see the special deal they have made available. You can just between one of two four packs of games, for a fraction of the price it would normally cost to buy all four. Here's the deal:

We are now offering two special bundle packs each containing four great games for a limited period only!

For just 20.00 each pack you can choose between:
Hearts of Iron
Another War
KickOff 2002
Player Manager 2003

Europa Universalis II
WipeOut 2097
Another War

Offer last until 9th May only

For more information, or to order one of the packs, follow the links provided below.

Virtual Programming Bundles
Virtual Programming

Mac Games News for Thursday, April 29, 2004

Call of Duty Screenshot Of The Day (Day Two)1:08 PM
X-Plane Creator Releases Space Combat 1.4012:44 PM
Shadowbane Patch Released10:25 AM
IMG Reviews the Belkin Wireless Keyboard/Ergo Mouse9:46 AM
Apple Posts 'The Many Faces of War' Feature8:55 AM
Battle for Wesnoth Updated8:55 AM
WoW Beta Level Increase8:55 AM
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