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Thursday, July 19, 2007

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Apple Games Features Game Modding
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 12 comments

Apple Games' latest feature article offers an examination of the many mods available for Mac games. The article describes some of the major total conversion mods for the different game genres, includes a brief history of modding, and provides links to a variety of mod related websites.

Of the many Unreal Tournament 2004 mods available, which include one featuring Robin Hood, Red Orchestra is one of the most notable, turning the science-fiction first-person shooter into a World War II battle between the Soviets and the Germans. Eschewing the health packs and oodles of ammo found in a typical Unreal Tournament 2004 match, Red Orchestra puts the emphasis on realism: a shot in the leg will seriously slow you down, while one in the head means instant death. Teamwork is key to survival.

Many mods also exist for Battlefield 1942, including the aforementioned Battlefield Pirates and Battlefield 1861, which takes place during the Civil War. If you’d rather fight during the present day, take a look at Desert Combat, a mod focused on Middle Eastern conflicts that have taken place over the past decade. Or if you’d rather travel to a galaxy far, far away, download Galactic Conquest, which pits the Galactic Empire against the Rebel Alliance on Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor.

And if you’re really in the mood for some nostalgia, Team Unpfhorigven has recreated Bungie’s classic game Marathon as an Unreal Tournament mod known as Marathon: Resurrection. It features 27 solo and 16 multi-player maps, new weapon and monsters, and more. While the mod aims to recreate the original Marathon experience, it also throws in some fresh changes designed to give the fans a reason to play through the game again.
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