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Friday, February 18, 2005

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Macologist Posts MSU Movie Winners
7:41 AM | Ben Edwards | Comment on this story

Mac gaming specialists Macologist have posted a Mac compatible launcher for the real time video winners of the Make Something Unreal contest. Besides the game winners--lead by the Red Orchestra mod--Epic also awarded winners in the "non-interactive" category, which up till now weren't playable on the Mac.

Here's a brief description of the installer:

This installer will save Mac users considerable trouble because the movie playback function is not enabled in the Community Mods Menu for Mac UT2004, as well as the fact that some downloads were difficult to find, in Win32 .exe distros only, or required special commandline tweaks. Most Mac users probably wouldn't bother, so this installer should open up these movies to a lot of people. Note the fifth place film was the intro sequence to the Damnation mod, so was not included. Enjoy!
The launcher file for the movies is 217 MB, so it's not for the faint of bandwidth. For more information and links to the movie files, please check out the Macologist website.

Macologist's Movie Port
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Apple Offers Tiger Early Start Kit & WWDC 2005 Discounts
1:00 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Apple is offering some intriguing discounts on Tiger Early Start Kits and WWDC 2005 registrations. From now until April 22nd, you can register for a WWDC 2005 E-ticket and save $300 off the regular price.

Apple is also offering a WWDC E-Ticket and Tiger Early Start Kit bundle that gives you a combined savings of $400.

And last but not least, Apple is offering a WWDC E-ticket 5-Pack. You can get 5 E-tickets for the price of four.

For more information, visit the official WWDC 2005 web site by following the link below.

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IMG Posts Close Combat: First To Fight MAGTF Tutorial
1:00 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

We continue Close Combat: First To Fight Friday this week with a new QuickTime movie from our friends at MacSoft. The game is currently scheduled to ship in March 2005. In the QuickTime tutorial you'll learn how your Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operates under battle conditions.

To check it out, follow the link below to the feature.

IMG Feature: Close Combat: First To Fight MAGTF Tutorial

Virtual Programming Releases Massive Assault Patch
11:27 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Virtual Programming has released a new Massive Assault patch. The patch includes the following fixes:

Networking code updated to latest PC code. Fixes many problems with network play.
Totally new rendering engine. Fixed many problems with first conversion model.
Texture reduction preference now works properly. Fixes many users with slow game response issues.
Optimized rendering engine to speed it up. Was doing a large number of unecessary calculations. Vast speed improvement.
Audio now played through OpenAL. Fixes stability issues, is faster, and supports some specialized hardware.
To download the patch, head over to the MGF link below.

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Space Girl Returns As No Gravity
10:10 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The 1996 space shooter, Space Girl, created by Realtech VR has been released as freeware. The game, which was intended for commercial distribution through a major publisher (Titus), has been changed back to its original name, No Gravity. The game has also recently been updated for Mac OS X and is available for download from sourceforge.

For more, follow the link below.

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DOOM 3 Demo Tonight At Austin Apple Store
9:20 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr sent a reminder this morning that they will be showcasing the latest build of DOOM 3 at the Apple store located in Austin, TX. The event will take place this Friday, February 18th at 7pm, and Aspyr representatives Andrew Brazell and Glenda Adams will be on hand give a short demonstration of the game.

The game is currently under development for Macintosh by id Software and Aspyr and is scheduled to ship in March 2005.

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Matt Loria Returns to MacPlay
7:41 AM | Ben Edwards | Comment on this story

Matt Loria, now Customer Service Manager for MacPlay has posted a note in the IMG Forum concerning the future of the game publishing company's customer service department. While there have been complaints concerning MacPlay's customer service in the past, Matt has assures readers that things will be changing:

Over the next few months you will find that support emails will be answered in a more professional and timely manner. Our FAQ pages wil be updated, we will have a knowledge base of some sort to offer to our more technically advanced customers and we will once again be taking a proactive approach to testing and isolating bugs.
For the full scope, check out Matt's post in the forum. For more information about MacPlay, head over to their website.

Matt Loria in the IMG Forum

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Custer is Hording Desktops
7:41 AM | Brad Custer | Comment on this story

Brad Custer has once again blessed us with a new game-related desktop. This week's image features WorId of Warcraft, Blizzard's immensely popular MMORPG.

Here's more from Brad on the subject:

Since my last venture into the realm of World of Warcraft I have received several emails asking me to feature the Horde. Of course I am more than happy to honor all requests especially for a game as popular as this one. I've always been partial to the big green guys so they seemed to be the natural choice for this week's creation.
Visit Custer's Desktops to grab this image in a large range of resolutions.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, February 17, 2005

Virtual Programming Upgrades Digital Download Service2:35 PM
IMG Reviews LittleWing's Monster Fair2:03 PM
StarCraft v1.12 Released8:14 AM
Starsiege Moves to the Garage; Mac Possibility?8:14 AM
Targetware Updated to 0.648:14 AM
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