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Command & Conquer Goes Universal
2:01 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 23 comments

Aspyr Media today unleashed a universal binary patch for Command & Conquer: Generals and the expansion pack, Zero Hour. The patch will update any previous version of Command & Conquer: Generals to 1.0.4 and Zero Hour to 1.0.2.

Here's more from the read me:

• This patch is for users of Mac OS X versions 10.3.9 and 10.4 only.
• The version 1.0.4/1.0.2 patch provides universal support for Command and Conquer Generals and the Zero Hour expansion.
• Adds native intel support
• Along with the release of GameRanger version 4.6.1, will improve internet game functionality
The patch is available for download from, which is hosting the file. An English, French, and German patch are available for download.

Macgamefiles: Command & Conquer Patch
Aspyr Media
Command & Conquer: Generals
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Inside Mac Games Podcast Episode 3 Released
7:18 PM | Michael Yaroshinsky | 8 comments

Today Inside Mac Games released the phird episode of the IMG Podcast featuring Michael Yaroshinsky, Jarrod Nettles, and Stefan Langford.

  • Prey For Mac
  • Empire at War
  • Imperial Glory
  • Age of Empires III Released + Roundtable Discussion
  • Gameranger Universal

    To check out the podcast, follow the link below.

    Inside Mac Games Podcast: Episode 3
    Discuss in the forums

    Apple Features Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras
    8:33 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

    Apple has posted a feature on Freeverse Software's Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras. This expansion pack continues where the Roman Campaign of Legion Arena leaves off, adding a fun new supernatural element to the historically inspired wargame. Terrifying armies of Fire Demons and Shadow Warriors will challenge your battle-tested legions, pitting the fires of hell against cold, hard steel.

    The expansion pack also adds 15 new pieces of equipment for your soldiers to use and 12 new skills they can learn, along with new graphical effects that bring the demonic Mithras units to life, with eerie results. In addition, each campaign you complete earns you awards from Mithras himself; they range from a crown that improves your command abilities to a sword that grants better combat skill. In addition, you can play through the original Roman and Celtic campaigns with the Mithras units at your command.
    Please follow the link below to learn more information.

    Apple: Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras
    Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras

    Darkwind Mac Open Beta
    8:33 AM | Anthony Wang | 2 comments

    Psychic Software has released a free Mac open beta of Darkwind: War on Wheels, a 3D turn based racing and vehicle combat game. The download is approximately 32mb and requires Mac OS X and Java Internet plugin.

    Please click on the link below to learn more information.


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    Nethergate 2.0 Development Announced
    8:33 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

    In the company's latest newsletter Spiderweb Software announced work on Nethergate 2.0, a revamp of the original Nethergate RPG. As soon as work on the Windows version of Geneforge 4 is complete the update of the roman era themed RPG will be Spiderweb's next project.

    We are about to begin beta testing of the Windows version of Geneforge 4: Rebellion, so it should be available in 2-3 months. After that, we will begin work on a new, more modern version of an old classic.
    Yes, we are making Nethergate 2.0!
    The newsletter also discusses the recently released Geneforge 4, the Universal Binary update for Avernum 4, and two new Blades of Avernum scenarios (Embers of Rebellion and Where the Rivers Meet).

    Click on the links below to learn more.

    Blades of Avernum Scenarios
    Spiderweb Software
    Avernum 4
    Geneforge 4
    Blades of Avernum

    Dimenxian Reviewed: Adventures In Algebra
    8:33 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Macworld's Game Room recently reviewed Dimenxian, Tabula Digita's arcade shooter which teaches algebra and pre-algebra. Integrating math concepts into the gameplay, Dimenxian follows the adventures of Kepler Harris as he fights to contain a deadly "bio-virus". The Game Room gave the game a score of 4 out of 5 mice.

    From the review:

    You find yourself in the shoes of Kepler Harris, the commander of a special-ops team. You’ve been sent in to help Darienne Clay, daughter of the great Dr. Robert Clay, contain a “bio-digital virus” that is causing life forms to mutate on a remote island. The virus has transformed life on the island into “bio-mutes,” including a deadly species called Sentinels, which are bent on your destruction. The data you collect and analyze is used by Darienne to figure out where her father’s research went wrong, by comparing it to his early research linking algebraic structures to natural organisms.

    There are four separate missions included in the mission pack, each one demonstrating different algebraic principles at work. In your first mission, for example, you have to visit four weather stations to record temperature and time data, then input that information by plotting it back at a mainframe (all the while defending yourself from Sentinels). Later missions require you to plot basic linear equations, analyze data and perform other functions kids learn in an Algebra I class.
    Check out the rest of the review at the link below.

    Macworld Game Room: Dimenxian Review

    Mac Games News for Tuesday, December 5, 2006

    Inside Mac Games Reviews Atlantis Sky Patrol11:10 AM
    Macgamestore: Imperial Glory In Stock10:25 AM
    World of Warcraft 2.0.1 Released9:02 AM
    Adventuring In DragonFable8:24 AM
    Avernum 4 Goes Universal8:24 AM
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