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MacSoft Releases Significant UT 2003 Update
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MacSoft today released an update to its popular first-person shooter, Unreal Tournament 2003. The update contains several improvements to the initial release including performance impovements.

Here's what MacSoft's Al Schilling had to say about this update:

Epic programmer Ryan Gordon has been hard at work adding lots of Altivec code and rewriting the entire sound subsystem. The result, performance improvements of 25% or more over the original retail version are typical, with some single CPU systems achieving an even more noticeable gain.
Here's a complete list of the bug fixes and improvements:

It's much, much faster. Several optimizations have been made, lots of Altivec code has been added, and the entire sound subsystem has been rewritten. Performance improvements of 25% or more over the original retail version are typical, with single CPU systems achieving a more noticible gain.
Video is no longer corrupted when using certain ATI hardware with Panther.
CD check has been removed. You still need a valid and unique CD key, but we don't require you to have the game disc in the drive any longer.
Fixed bug that caused certain mods (notably, ChaosUT2: Evolution) to crash the game.
Several other mod-friendly fixes and additions.
OpenGL fix: Selig's head now renders.
OpenGL fix: team icons now render. - ALAudio: Support for AL_EXT_vorbis
ALAudio: Support for AL_ENUMERATION_EXT
ALAudio: Can now specify a preferred audio device in your .ini file. - Game now handles "ut2003://" and "unreal://" URLs from MacOS.
F3 will now show personal stats (once you wipe your preference directory).
Now built with gcc 3.3 (the official Xcode version).
Others fixes, optimizations, and improvements.

To download the update, head over to Macgamefiles.com

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