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Aspyr Releases DOOM 3 Universal Binary
1:22 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 58 comments

Aspyr Media has released the eagerly-anticipated Universal Binary patch for DOOM 3. The new patch, available for download from, also includes improved performance on PowerPC Macs with ATi graphics cards. In addition, the minimum supported operating system has been bumped up to Mac OS X 10.3.9.

To download the 12.69 MB patch, head over to our sister site, Also, please be sure to leave a comment and let us know how it runs on your Intel Mac in the forum.

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Warcraft 3 Map Making Tutorial
11:35 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has released a tutorial on the fine art of competitive melee map creation for Warcraft III, the third game in the popular fantasy real time strategy series. The tutorial follows the design process from map layout to creep placement and item drops.

When creating the creep camp you will want to make sure that the creep are tucked away from the main roads on the map. When the player is moving around the map he or she should never accidentally agro a creep camp unless the player chooses to engage the camp. It is frustrating for a player if the creeps are always attacking their army when the player is not trying to engage them. Also, you want to make sure that all creep not guarding a goldmine are set to camp mode as this helps prevent the creep from attacking the player unless attacked. Creep that guard goldmines should never be on camp mode because players will be able to fast expand or build towers near the camp without the creep attacking the constructing building.
To check out the entire tutorial click over to at the link below.

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HOMM V Developer Letters
11:35 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In the weeks leading up to the PC release of Heroes of Might and Magic V, the developers plan to release weekly letters each dealing with a specific subject. The first letter dealt with the construction of the town interface while the most recent covers the benefits and drawbacks of beta testing.

From Heroes 5 Dev Letter #2:

It seemed quite obvious that we had to include the fans into the development process in some manner. I donít think anyone can be considered as being the ultimate expert on Heroes questions, but having a few dozens or hundred people sending you ideas or feedback helps getting everything into shape.

The risk however, is to get overrun by the feedback, or to give in to all demands. Most of them are contradictory, and quite a part would be conflicting with other decisions or would alter the direction we are giving to Heroes 5. So it is a huge work to integrate these multiple opinions together and mash something out of that. Simply keeping track of the feedback during the closed beta test was a headache Ė but most communities have helped getting summaries out.

Freeverse Software is currently working on the Mac version of HoMM V. For the entire letter follow the link below to the official forums.

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IMG Posts Inside Mac Shareware - February
11:31 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted Inside Mac Shareware - February, our exclusive look inside some of today's coolest shareware games for the Mac. This month, we take a look at a new one from Mac Joy, Superstar Chefs. Next is the visceral racing destruction madness of Reckless Drivin'. After that we look at the addictive puzzler Lumox from the uniquely named Laser Pirate Squad. Last is a side-scrolling shooter from Retro64 called Platypus, and the name isn't the only thing unusual about this one.

To check out the full article, please follow the link below.

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Mac Games News for Friday, February 17, 2006

Macgamestore: Enigmo 2, Bejeweled 2, & More Available3:22 PM
Enigmo 2 Trailer Released2:55 PM
Apple Posts Latest Hot Deals2:45 PM
Quake IV Mac at Final Candidate1:37 PM
IMG Podcast Episode 15 Released12:14 PM
Aspyr Offers Call Of Duty 2 Info8:24 AM
Custer Answers Another Call8:24 AM
Minions of Mirth Reviewed8:24 AM
Pangea Releases Enigmo 28:24 AM
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