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Battlefield 1942 Announced For Mac (Updated)
6:55 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Developer Digitial Illusions today announced that a Macintosh version of Battlefield 1942 will be ported, published, and distributed by Aspyr Media. Aspyr will be publishing Battlefield 1942 and the Road to Rome expansion pack together as a bundle. An official announcement from Aspyr is due later today.

Here's more from the Digital Illusions press release:

Aspyr has a profitable history of publishing great games on Macintosh, and we hope the success of Battlefield allows us to bring even more games to the platform, said Patrick Söderlund, CEO of Digital Illusions.

Battlefield 1942 and Road to Rome for Macintosh will be sold together at full price for approximately 50 USD. The launched is planned to the second quarter of 2004.

IMG has posted a special first look preview of the game that includes some in-game movies from Battlefield 1942, The Road To Rome expansion pack, and the wildly popular BF 1942 mod, Desert Combat. Be sure to check it out by following the link below.

Update: As expected, Aspyr has officially announced the Mac version. Here are the preliminary system requirements:

• Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
• PowerPC G3/G4/G5, 700 MHz or faster
• 256MB of RAM
• 1.6 GB free disk space
• 3D Graphics Acceleration required (ATI Radeon 7500/nVidia GeForce 2 or better, 32MB of VRAM)
• DVD drive required to install and play

Multiplayer Requirements:
• Internet and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
• Internet play requires a 56Kbps or faster connection

Aspyr has also sent along a few screenshots from the Mac version of the game. To check them out, please follow the links below.

And finally, the IMG Store has begun taking pre-orders for Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition. It is available for $48.99. If you are a MacGames DVD Subscriber or IMG Pro subscriber, you can pre-order it at a discount for $44.99.

IMG First Look: Battlefield 1942
Aspyr Media
Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition
Press Release: Digital Illusions takes Battlefield to Macintosh
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Buy Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition

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