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UT2004 Mac-Specific Installers; Postal 2 Update
8:14 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Shortly after Epic Games released the Windows version of their Unreal Tournament 2004 Editor's Choice Edition Bonus Pack to the public late last week, multi-talented programmer Ryan Gordon quickly put together and posted an OS X-specific installer for the bonus material.

Gordon's custom installer, weighing in at just under 88 megs, includes both the ECE Bonus Pack and the required patches to bring your copy of the game up to version 3233, which is required for the Bonus Pack to function properly. From Gordon's website:

If you own any retail version of UT2004, including a MacSoft DVD, then the Editors' Choice content is all available to you as a free download. Most significant is the Editors' Choice Bonus Pack. If you have a non-ECE retail UT2004, and don't mind a bigger download, you should get this instead of just the 3323 patch, since many servers will require you to have ECE-BP content to join their games.
Unreal Tournament fans who haven't yet installed the new version and the bonus material on their systems should download the files using the link below.

Meanwhile, Mac gamers jonesing for more violent first person shooter action will be pleased to hear that another one of Gordon's projects, the Mac and Linux ports of Postal 2: Share The Pain, has almost completed its beta test period, and should be making its way to retailers soon.

Originally released for the PC in April of 2003, the Unreal Engine-powered title from developers Running With Scissors promises an onslaught of gratuitous violence, filthy vocabulary, and "unusual adult situations". The Mac version of the game started its beta test in April of 2004, and, according to Gordon, will soon be ready to see the light of day:

We're about ready to wrap up beta on the Mac version (FINALLY!). Linux one should wrap soon, too. Both groups of beta testers were totally kick [butt] and very thorough.
Although preliminary system requirements have not been officially announced, computers that play Unreal Tournament 2004 "fairly well" shouldn't have any problems with new Mac title, according to Gordon. Stay tuned to IMG for further news on this new title as it surfaces.

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