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Monday, April 14, 2003

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Unreal Tournament 2003 Mac Update
8:50 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

A recent post to Infogrames' Unreal Tournament 2003 forums suggests that the Mac demo for the game be released soon. According to Epic's Mark Rein, the company has been waiting for Apple to release Mac OS X 10.2.5, which supposedly fixes a critical bug with ATI video cards that affected UT2k3.

For those unfamiliar with the game, its the latest in the Unreal Series of first-person shooters, featuring furious all-out combat, multiple game-modes, and a brand new 3d engine. The poster claims to have received an e-mail response from Mark Rein of Epic Games, with an update on the current status of UT2k3 for the Mac.

Here's the post:

I sent an e-mail to Mark Rein and actually received a response. He might not want me to post this yet but who cares. This is what he told me.
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My apologies for this. We have been waiting for Apple to release a new OS update (which I believe they just did this week or are just about to do) which is critical because without it our game does not run as it should on ATI video cards. I'm waiting to hear back from Ryan Gordon (the project leader on Mac UT2003) on that status of that update and the resulting testing to ensure that it worked properly. Once we have that we're pretty close to releasing the demo. Once the demo is out we'll look at all the bug reports to see where we stand with respect to how soon we can go ahead and release the product. I'll post a status update on the Infogrames UT2003 forums as soon as I hear back from Ryan which is hopefully within the next few days.

Bottom line: we're very close.

Mark Rein,
Epic Games Inc.

While not an official update of any kind, it is certainly hopeful news for those eagerly awaiting the release of the game. To check out the Infogrames forums yourself, or for more information on UT2k3, follow the provided links below. You can also pre-order UT2k3 from the IMG store by following the provided link.

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