- May 2000 News:
- Clan Updates:
- There have been a few changes where the M.A.C.
(The Myriad of Allied Clansmen) clans are concerned. First, the
Tribes 2 Clan has been put on hold since the manufacturer of
the game has not yet committed to a Mac version. Second, the
Warcraft 3 Clan site IS up and running now. Third, I have recently
redesigned the Diablo 2 Clan site to something that I would call
a 100% improvement over what it was. The Warcraft 3 Clan has
4 members and the Diablo 2 Clan has 6 members. I'm also looking
into giving the M.A.C. site a visual make-over, so stay tuned!
As soon as I'm content with the design of the M.A.C. site and
its clans, I will be sending word to all the news sites. So hopefully
we will be getting many more members fairly soon.
- UT "Infiltration" MOD rocks!
- I've recently been playing a new MOD for
Unreal Tourney called "Infiltration". It is so awesome!
It's similar to Half Life and Action Quake 2 but so much better.
It turns the whole game into a totally realistic army game. It
has all new weapons, skins, and maps. It also has a very realistic
damage gauge for the new weapons. For example, if you shoot some
one at point blank it almost always kills them as opposed to
long distance. Personally, I like the fragmentation grenades.
BOOM!!! : ) Anyways, if you have UT and a decent graphics card
(a fast internet connection helps too) then you NEED to download
this MOD. You can find it at macgamefiles.com.
- Infiltration Home
- Apple's take on upcoming games:
- I was recently browsing Apple's game site
and came accross a Diablo 2 section that's definately worth a
read (in case you couldn't tell by now, I'm a Diablo freak).
The site even details some game features that were, to my knowledge,
still somewhat vague. Of course, Apple's game site has many other
things on it besides Diablo 2 that are also worth a read. The
Myst 3 Exile trailer is pretty cool too. Have a look.
- Diablo 2
- Apple's Game Site
- M.A.C. (The Myriad of Allied Clansmen)
site is up!
- This new site that I have just uploaded is
a site just for Mac game clans. The Mac Diablo 2 clan is included
in this. We also have a Warcraft 3 clan (thanks Lars) and a Tribes
2 clan (thanks Reaper). I've expanded the message board to include
both clans. I'm really pleased with the way the site turned out.
I have plans to include some flash in the future. So please stop
by the M.A.C. site and tell me what you think of it on the message
- Whoa! Never before have I seen anything so
beautiful! A site that has every download you could ever want
or need for Mac games! This new site is hosted by IMG and I must say that I'm impressed! If you
are a Mac gamer (you must be if you're visiting this site) than
you have to check out this site!
- 3DFx BTO petition:
- As the webmaster of a Mac gaming site, I
feel obligated to post an announcement about this. If you haven't
already read about this petition and, consequently, haven't participated
in it, then I strongly recommend that you follow the link below.
Xlr8yourmac is taking petitions for bringing next generation
AGP Voodoo cards to the Mac as a BTO option. I for one filed
with this petition, and so should you. Having AGP Voodoo 4 and
5 cards as a BTO option in Macs would be a HUGE victory for us.
It would give us better gaming hardware and it would encourage
competition from other graphics card makers in the Mac market
(competition is always good where technology development is concerned).
- Xlr8yourmac.com Petition
- Heat.net for Mac petition:
- I was recently sent an announcement by DemandMac.
The announcement was for a Heat.net petition they are starting.
The announcement details the specifics on Heat.net and their
new method for petitioning. Here is an excerpt from the announcement:
HEAT.NET and DialPad for the Mac!
- As a gamer myself, I have played many games
networked. Heat.net has over 150 game channels. But when may
friends call me and say "Logon to Heat.net" and I say
funny joke. So they laugh at the Mac and go play their games.
Well we need Heat.net!!! And this isn't just me talking, numerous
emails have come in Demanding it!!! So the petition is here.
Also, over a long period, hundreds of personal emails have come
in Demanding DialPad. Now this is an awesome Free service for
those wacked PC users. You can make call's anywhere in the US
for free, while on the Net at the same time. So we need this
for the Mac! Per a suggestion by one of our members (Hiddukel),
we have a new way of Demanding and signing petitions. You now
sign the petition directly in the Forum. This way you can you
sign the forum at the same time and give it a rating.
- I participated in this petition myself. I
for one think it would be way cool to have Heat.net for the Mac!
I would also recommend bookmarking the DemandMac site. They always
have new petitions going for various Mac products and services.
Not to mention the fact that they are always leading petitions
for bringing PC games to the Mac. Without them, Half Life would
have never been ported to Mac (I mean, it would have never started
to have been ported. It still makes me mad that they pulled the
plug on that one!). Anyways, please stop by the DemandMac site
and submit your petition.
- Way more downloads!
- Ok, I admit it. The downloads section really
sucks. But no more! You are just one click away from downloads
aplenty! No really. You don't understand. We are talking TONS
of downloads! Seven different Mac games are covered right now.
I intend to add much more in the future. So what are you waiting
for? Milk your bandwidth for all it's worth! : )
- Mac Diablo2 Guild:
- I've just uploaded the Mac Diablo2 Guild
web site. It still needs some things like a good name (instead
of "Mac Diablo2 Guild") and a guild seal (a cool pic
for the index page). Check it out and let me know what you think
on the message board. Also, let me know if you have any ideas
for a name. This is a Mac only Diablo2 guild. Obviously, we are
only taking new members right now since the game is not yet released.
As mentioned before, the current projected release date for Mac
Diablo2 is 3rd quarter 2000. Also, if anyone out there has some
really good custom graphics skills let me know. We could use
some kick ass graphics for the guild site. Keep in mind that
the guild site is still under development.
- Message Board Open to All:
- The message board used to only be open to
people who registered. I realize that some of you may have reasons
for not registering. So I have made each forum open to all, including
unregistered users. So now everyone can view topics, post topics,
and post replies without having to register on the message board.
However, registration has many advantages including the following:
ability to edit your messages after posting them, option to have
your user name and password stored as a cookie so you don't have
to type it again each session, and reserving your screen name
so that only you can post under that name. Once again, registration
is now optional, but recommended.
- Razor Mouse Mac Drivers:
- I have recently been in contact with a representative
from Razor Zone, the maker of the Razor Boomslang gaming mouse.
I asked him if there was any new ETA for Mac Boomslang drivers;
the ETA I was given before was late April, which has come and
gone with no Mac drivers. He responded with the following:
- Our Mac drivers won't be available until
late June. Until then many Mac owners use the freeware drivers
available from www.usboverdrive.com.
- David Parker
Manager of Customer Euphoria
- Well, it looks like we're going to have to
wait at least another couple of months for offical Mac drivers
for this awesome mouse. In the mean time, you can still use USB
Overdrive, a program that drives almost any USB input device
on the Mac. The fact that you CAN use USB Overdrive for the Boomslang
really pissed me off; on two different occasions I was told by
their tech people that USB Overdrive would NOT work for their
mouse. I guess I'll have to get one now. For those of you that
don't know, the Boomslang is a two button + scroll wheel mouse
that boasts an insane 1000 or 2000 dpi resolution! It's ultimate
- USB Overdrive