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So where's Unreal Tournament 2003 for the Mac?
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Mar 14, 2003, 01:57 PM
 
Well, it's been roughly 2 months since MWSF where UT2003 was demoed, so where is it? It should be available this month or April.
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Mar 14, 2003, 02:03 PM
 
Last I heard they're waiting for a new OS update to ship before they kick out the demo.
     
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Mar 14, 2003, 02:15 PM
 
Originally posted by a2daj:
Last I heard they're waiting for a new OS update to ship before they kick out the demo.
Yup. Hopefully this OS update comes soon...
     
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Mar 14, 2003, 02:21 PM
 
Originally posted by xyber233:
Yup. Hopefully this OS update comes soon...
That was 10.2.4...
     
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Mar 14, 2003, 04:18 PM
 
You can preorder now if you want .
     
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Mar 14, 2003, 05:02 PM
 
If you can pre-order, that's great news...I'm hoping it ships very soon as well, although I'm not much for paying full price on it...might hafta wait for a eBay'ed version
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Mar 14, 2003, 06:04 PM
 
http://www.insidemacgames.com/forum/...r=asc&start=15

Read the post by Felix and note the date of the quoted email.
     
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Mar 14, 2003, 07:37 PM
 
Hmmm...March 5, 2003, that would certainly be after the 10.2.4 update, so what are they waiting on? If they're building it in 10.2.4, why would the next update be needed?
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Mar 14, 2003, 08:26 PM
 
Hmmm... let's see... maybe there are still lingering issues in 10.2.4?
     
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Mar 14, 2003, 09:25 PM
 
Possibly, but no OS's are ever perfect. Windows, Linux, and Mac always receive updates, patches, service packs, etc. once the final version is released. I dunno, I just hope the can deliver soon!
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Mar 15, 2003, 01:10 AM
 
Why is it so hard to accept the likelihood that there may be issues with parts of the OS, like OpenGL, that are keeping them from releasing the demo? It's not that hard of a concept to grasp. UT2K3 uses some fairly advanced D3D features which have just recently had equivalent extensions added to Mac OS X's OpenGL. Support for the S3TC texture compression extensions to OpenGL were just added with the 10.2.3 system update. There was no way that they were going to release UT2K3 without that support. I believe the S3TC support for precompressed textures was the big feature UT2K3 was waiting for. There are a number of new extensions that were added with both the 10.2.3 and 10.2.4 OS X updates so there's a good chance that there may still be some missing features and/or other issues with OpenGL.
I don't think anyone would want to release a piece of software without it working on a publically available version of an OS with the proper fixes.
     
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Mar 15, 2003, 01:28 AM
 
Oh totally agreed, I was only commenting on the game, not saying that they should get off their rumps and put it on the shelf already or anything like that. They're well enough along for my peace of mind...showed a demo at the expo in Jan., and have ads in MacWorld & MacAddict...that's plently assurance that it'll be out soon enough.
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Mar 15, 2003, 01:34 AM
 
March 17th is my guess.
     
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Mar 15, 2003, 10:48 AM
 
10.2.5 beta has been seeded.
     
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Mar 15, 2003, 11:58 AM
 
Originally posted by daydreamer:
10.2.5 beta has been seeded.
Yup, the release notes indicate that OpenGL and other graphics have been updated.
     
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Mar 15, 2003, 12:00 PM
 
Ooh sweet! Do Apple Developers have any access to this? Can I login to my ADC page & find out details?
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Mar 16, 2003, 02:13 AM
 
You know this has absoulutely nothing to do with the topic, but that women/cop with the funky color hair at the end of Jackie Chan's Who Am I is really really pretty.
     
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Mar 16, 2003, 03:38 AM
 
Originally posted by beb:
You know this has absoulutely nothing to do with the topic, but that women/cop with the funky color hair at the end of Jackie Chan's Who Am I is really really pretty.
Yes, yes she is. Too bad she can't act worth. Oh well, you only need to watch Jackie Chan movies and not listen to them. He has one of his best fight scenes in that movie. I think here names Michelle Ferre.
     
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Mar 16, 2003, 10:49 AM
 
http://us.imdb.com/Name?Ferre,+Michelle

Yeah, I'd hit it...too bad she's poor. She has only ever done this one movie, 5 years ago.
You just made me pop in that movie. It's my favorite Jackie Chan flic. Mostly for the rooftop fight scene. Watching it now
That other chick isn't bad either, she can be my chauffeur anytime.
     
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Mar 16, 2003, 05:22 PM
 
wow, only took what? 2 or so years for it to be updated?
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Mar 16, 2003, 09:15 PM
 
Originally posted by xyber233:
BTW, Macsoft's site is up .

http://www.macsoftgames.com/products...T2K3-Page.html
Sweetness! Thanks for the tip!
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Mar 16, 2003, 10:38 PM
 
Indeed its awesome thier site is up early. Unreal Torunament 2003 Sys requirements: TBA. That sucks
     
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Mar 17, 2003, 09:16 PM
 
*still waiting*

Looks like I need to frisk the couch so I can afford my copy(/ies)...it should be out soon, right?

Ok, waiting sucks.
     
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Mar 18, 2003, 04:24 PM
 
Originally posted by xyber233:
BTW, Macsoft's site is up .

http://www.macsoftgames.com/products...T2K3-Page.html
Macsoft's whole site finally got a much much much needed update. Now, if they'll just add more worthwhile content...
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Mar 19, 2003, 12:19 PM
 
It sates it will be available Spring, 2003. It's not spring yet. And spring could mean the end of spring, before summer. BAH.
     
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Mar 19, 2003, 05:07 PM
 
Has anyone played the PC version?
     
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Mar 19, 2003, 05:45 PM
 
Originally posted by asilagy:
Has anyone played the PC version?
yes I have, it is not as good as the standard Unreal Tournament.
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Apr 7, 2003, 07:34 PM
 
Hadta revive this topic by saying that I just got my latest issue of MacAddict magazine, and in it there's an interview in which Peter Tamte of MacSoft stated that after releasing MoO III would come Dungeon Seige, directly followed by *gasp* Unreal Tournament 2003 for the Mac!

That means there's just one more game for them to release before we'll see UT2003! Sweet!
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Apr 7, 2003, 09:45 PM
 
Originally posted by beb:
You know this has absoulutely nothing to do with the topic, but that women/cop with the funky color hair at the end of Jackie Chan's Who Am I is really really pretty.
hell yah she is!
     
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Apr 7, 2003, 10:44 PM
 
damn...when is this game coming out?

at least give us a demo to mess around with...
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Apr 7, 2003, 11:35 PM
 
epic and Bioware made me cry today. That's bad news for them.
     
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Apr 8, 2003, 12:34 PM
 
Originally posted by AssassyN:
Hadta revive this topic by saying that I just got my latest issue of MacAddict magazine, and in it there's an interview in which Peter Tamte of MacSoft stated that after releasing MoO III would come Dungeon Seige, directly followed by *gasp* Unreal Tournament 2003 for the Mac!

That means there's just one more game for them to release before we'll see UT2003! Sweet!
Ummmm... what's Peter Tamte and Macsoft got to do with Unreal Tournament 2003? UT2003 is being ported by Epic in-house. Macsoft has nothing to do with it, do they?

As far as I've heard, UT2003 is waiting on a MacOS X system update.
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Apr 8, 2003, 12:52 PM
 
Uh... Macsoft is publishing it...
     
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Apr 8, 2003, 11:21 PM
 
Originally posted by PeterClark2002:
yes I have, it is not as good as the standard Unreal Tournament.
I personally like it a lot more. The single player campaign has the scalability to get very difficult (the original UT was very easy), the graphics are very much improved, the weapons are somewhat different (hard to get used to as a big UT player), and multiplayer is clean (not buggyish). I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me.
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Apr 9, 2003, 01:48 PM
 
Originally posted by BurpetheadX:
It sates it will be available Spring, 2003. It's not spring yet. And spring could mean the end of spring, before summer. BAH.
Yeah, I would expect June 20th more than March23.
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Apr 9, 2003, 11:16 PM
 
I love the PC version. Kickin' graphics, some really neat maps, great "speed"...
And they made the Flak Cannon better.

I'd imagine the Mac version will be just as good, and probably more optimized (anyone know if they're programming in multiprocessor support?).
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Apr 9, 2003, 11:32 PM
 
Originally posted by mac freak:
anyone know if they're programming in multiprocessor support?
This hasn't been announced, but it's doubtful really. The original release of the game will most likely NOT feature SMP support because of how finalized the game already is, and the fact that the features wasn't seen in MacWorld in Jan. However, just as with Medal of Honor, it's possible that we'll see a future patch to enable SMP support.
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Apr 10, 2003, 01:51 PM
 
I see MacOS X.2.5 is out, maybe we'll see UT2003 soon.
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Apr 10, 2003, 03:40 PM
 
Originally posted by AssassyN:
This hasn't been announced, but it's doubtful really. The original release of the game will most likely NOT feature SMP support because of how finalized the game already is, and the fact that the features wasn't seen in MacWorld in Jan. However, just as with Medal of Honor, it's possible that we'll see a future patch to enable SMP support.
I highly doubt that. Medal Of honor was built with the Q3 engine that was built with SMP in mind. The mac Mohaa was just causing bugs and crahses at first when enabling smp. The UT2003 engine was not built with any smp support in mind..
     
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Apr 10, 2003, 05:51 PM
 
When Giants was ported, OmniGroup added SMP support and the bulk of the porting took about a month (with a longer beta period I believe). But apparently that engine was relatively easy to adapt. There's no guarantee that UT2K3 would be easy to adapt.
     
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Apr 14, 2003, 05:36 PM
 
The end may be near:

http://insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=7461

I'm glad 10.2.5 did _something_
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Apr 15, 2003, 09:58 AM
 
The latest snippet of info says the demo has been handed over to MacSoft for testing and 'packaging'. MacSoft will distribute the demo, collect the feedback, hand it over to Epic, who'll fix the actual game, give it back to MacSoft for packaging and so on and so on.

Still, close we are.

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Will Mac players be able to fight against PC players?
     
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Originally posted by peppering:
Will Mac players be able to fight against PC players?
At LAN parties for sure. I'd pick a fight with a PC player if I realize that Mac UT2k3 doesn't support netplay with PC UT2k3.
     
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Apr 15, 2003, 05:58 PM
 
Originally posted by peppering:
Will Mac players be able to fight against PC players?
Yeah, but maybe not compete! PCs are really better gaming machines! SORRY! I hate it too...

But UT is really who has the faster net connection... and mhz.
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Apr 15, 2003, 07:55 PM
 
Originally posted by Webscreamer:
Yeah, but maybe not compete! PCs are really better gaming machines! SORRY! I hate it too...

But UT is really who has the faster net connection... and mhz.
i don't forsee a huge problem, the original worked fine against PCs...so i don't think that this will be a huge issue
     
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Apr 15, 2003, 09:11 PM
 
Originally posted by Webscreamer:
Yeah, but maybe not compete! PCs are really better gaming machines! SORRY! I hate it too...

But UT is really who has the faster net connection... and mhz.
I was able to beat the pants off of PC users in UT... I don't think I'll have a problem in UT2003, once I get some time on UT2003.
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Apr 16, 2003, 04:34 PM
 
fwiw, macrumors.com is reporting that it may be out by the end of this week.

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/...16125910.shtml
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