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Friday, April 27, 2001

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Mac Info on Deus Ex Patch for PC
9:52 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Ion Storm recently released another patch for the PC version of Deus Ex, fixing a number of smaller bugs in the game, especially with the multiplayer mode. IMG asked Westlake Interactive if a they might be incorporated into the next Mac release as well. Currently, there is an issue between the EAX version of Deus Ex which came bundles with the Sound Blaster Live! cards and the recent mutiplayer patch for the game. The EAX version cannot be upgraded with the multiplayer patch without losing the special sound features that take advantage of 3D sound processing.

Now it appears that a fix for this problem plus any recent changes on the PC side will all be rolled into an upcoming patch. Here is Westlake's Mark Adams with more:

Yes, I'm supposed to pick up the code from Ion Storm any day now. Its
supposed to be a very small patch, so it shouldn't be a big deal for me to
do. I'll try to address the EAX/MP conflict then also.
If you're curious about what has changed on in the just-released PC patch, you can see a list at the file download page. Here's an excerpt with:
  • Doors opened by buttons in multiplayer work properly now.
  • Opening a door in multiplayer automatically unlocks it, whether opened by
    button or by lockpicking.
  • If a server is listed as full on the join game screen, you cannot join it.
    If you refresh the list and the server is no longer listed as full, you can
    then join.
  • Looting corpses while carrying no weapons no longer gives you increased ammo
  • Dropping a weapon and then picking it up caused its ammo count to get messed
    up, causing problems when you tried to restock it with an ammo crate. This
    has been fixed.
  • LAMs become disabled when the person who placed them leaves the game.
  • You can no longer lean on other players to kill them.
    Leaning occasionally caused people to rotate wierdly. This has been fixed.
  • Under certain circumstances, the vision augmentation could be broken until
    you died and respawned. This has been fixed.
  • We'll keep you updated as the Mac version of this patch gets closer to release. For now, Sound Blaster owners can install two versions of Deus Ex, as a temporary solution. Just upgrade one with multiplayer (which removes EAX effects) and play the single-player mode on the other copy with the sound enhancements in place.

    Westlake Interactive Web Site
    PC Patch Download Listing
    Deus Ex Site at Aspyr
    Ion Storm
    Westlake Interactive
    Aspyr Media
    Deus Ex

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