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Blizzard Seeking Mac Programmer
9:09 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Mac programmers interested in entering the gaming industry may be interested in a position currently being offered by Blizzard. Titled "Macintosh Programmer," the position requires knowledge of C/C++ as well as familiarity with Mac APIs.

The full list of requirements is as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Solid knowledge of C/C++, debugging, and code optimization
  • Detailed understanding of MacOS X API's and infrastructure
  • A passion for making great Mac game software
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
Plusses include experience using CodeWarrior, Xcode, and Altivec optimizations. Those interested in applying can find all the details at the job posting.

Blizzard Employment - Macintosh Programmer
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IMG Interviews MacSoft's Peter Tamte
10:46 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

For the past few years it's been his mission to bring an original title to three platforms in one fell swoop. Insanity? Perhaps. With the release of Close Combat: First to Fight, Peter Tamte's mission will be complete; a simultaneous Mac/PC/XBox release. Be sure to check out our interview with MacSoft's Peter Tamte, linked below.

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Close Combat: First to Fight
IMG Interview: MacSoft's Peter Tamte
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IMG Seeking Beta Testers
9:57 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games is looking for a few beta testers for a new e-commerce web site. If you buy games online, like through the IMG Store, or just want to help out, please contact us at We'd then send you a link to the new site plus information on how to beta test the new site.

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Dominions II Patch Released
9:09 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Shrapnel Games has released a new version of their hit fantasy strategy title, Dominions II. The new version, 2.16, includes a number of fixes and new features.

Fishes with "Amulet of the Fish" can now retreat to land provinces.
Goto province also works on assassination messages.
The battlefield grid has been fixed.
Destroyed local enchantments sometimes still displayed.
The maximum number of mods has been increased to 100
New monster modding commands: #magicboost and #castledef.
Can now mod different looking GUIs for individual nations.
Shape changing god automatically begins at a low HP form.
#selectitem accepts numbers.
Assassination victims override a retreat order.
Improved error message if a mod needs to be installed to play on your turn.
Head over to Shrapnel Games' website to update to the new version, or to download a demo of Dominions II.

Press Release: New Patch for Dominions II: The Ascension Wars!
Dominions II: The Ascension Wars Downloads
Dominions II
Shrapnel Games
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New Mod Downloads from Macologist
9:09 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Macintosh mod site Macologist has posted over a dozen new conversions and modifications for various Macintosh games, such as UT2004, Homeworld 2, Call of Duty, and others.

The list of new modifications includes:

Call of Duty
Merciless Conversion by the iMacMan
SWAT Public Beta 0.3 & 0.4 Conversion by the iMacMan
German Front 0.9 Conversion by the iMacMan

C&C Generals: Zero Hour
Blitzkrieg 2 Conversion by EyceNine
Holland Mod Conversion by Abram
The First Tiberian War Conversion by Abram

Unreal Tournament 2004
Red Orchestra 3.2 Update Installer with Launcher Conversion by Petterf
Frag.Ops 2.16 Full Installer with Launcher Conversion by Santaduck
Frag.Ops 2.15->2.16 Patch Installer with Launcher Conversion by Santaduck
Spatial Fear 1.2

Head over to Macologist's site for the full list of new modifications and links to download them.

Macologist News: New Downloads

Mac Games News for Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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