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Defcon Mac released! (+Windows Patch 1.4)

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:20 pm
by Chris
We are delighted to announce that Defcon has been released for the Mac OSX platform. This comes after many months of work in partnership with Defcon's exclusive Mac publisher, Ambrosia Software. Mac users can download the playable demo immediately from Ambrosia and give this game a try!

Download the Mac Defcon Demo

We have also launched patch v1.4 for Windows, in order to enable cross platform compatability between PC/Mac. Windows users should download the Latest Patch immediately from our website. Unfortunately v1.4 is no longer backwards compatible - it will not work with any previously released versions, so we need everyone to upgrade to v1.4 as soon as possible. The benefit is that once you've upgraded, PC users will be playing Mac users who will be playing Steam users and (very soon) Linux users as well. As a consequence of this we're expecting to see lots of "Incompatible" games in the server list, for at least a few days while everyone upgrades. This situation will sort itself out very quickly though.

Download the PC v1.4 Patch
(not for Steam users - you'll be updated automatically)

As well as Cross Platform support, the 1.4 patch also adds AmBX integration for those people lucky enough to own the hardware. Even we were skeptical when we first heard about this, but we're confident if you ever see Defcon running through amBX you'll agree its absolutely awesome. Turn out the lights and live that Dr Strangelove dream!

Note To all PC Beta Testers : please download the v1.4 patch released today. This is not the same patch as the Final Candidate we released on April the 12th.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:21 pm
by Ace Rimmer
Great! Now all Mac users, both of you, join the tournament.

Just kidding. This really is great news. Anything that helps Defcon get more players and hopefully more servers.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:33 pm
by jelco
Congrats! I've heard something about a decreasing amount of servers, so I hope this will boost it a little (though I doubt those rumours are true).

Now, to you, Ace.
Ace Rimmer wrote:Now all Mac users, both of you

I understand the joke, but...
Your Operating System Weekly Poll wrote:Macintosh 10.x : 11 votes, 15.9%

Heh. Reminds me of the fact I'm now about three weeks behind with the poll. Sorry Ace.

Jelco

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:35 pm
by Ace Rimmer
3 weeks???? I knew I was missing the weekly poll, but 3 weeks? Jelco, Jelco, Jelco.... :wink: I hope the next one is a good one.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:44 pm
by jelco
I hope you'll forgive me when I say the main reason I keep forgetting is because I'm watching Rozen Maiden (now at episode 8).

And Azumanga Daioh (now at episode 10).

Jelco

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:47 pm
by Ace Rimmer
I can forgive nearly anything over Rozen Maiden.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:55 pm
by Zr40
Too bad my key for the Windows version won't work. I guess I'll have to purchase Defcon again to be able to play on the Mac. :(

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:02 pm
by Stevko
Thankfully I do not have to be administrator to install 1.4 patch. I know that I can just take installed and patched Defcon and it will work, but I do not have access to any windows PC as administrator, so I could not play with 1.3. (I am playing Defcon on PCs in school). Will you put here (or anywhere on your site) version, that does not have to be installed?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:21 pm
by jelco
Ace Rimmer wrote:I can forgive nearly anything over Rozen Maiden.


Speaking of which, I was watching the episodes on YouTube. This morning (read: 10AM CEST) ep8 was still available, but now it appears Geneon has removed them. Bit of a déja vu though, since Viacom did this to all Avatar episodes. At least I could watch some Azumanga Daioh episodes just now...

I'm still downloading all using BitTorrent though.

Jelco

PS: I've read Rozen Maiden was discontinued, and the storyline doesn't end after Träumend/Ouvertüre. Is this right?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:25 pm
by Ace Rimmer
I'm not sure about that. I used to have all of the episodes and the Träumend/Ouvertüre on my PC (bit-torrent) but lost the ones I didn't transfer to CD when I last reinstalled xp (formatted everything first) D'oh. It's been a long time... since I've watched any of it.

I think I have it up to the last episode of the first season on CD.

Birthday In the News

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:55 am
by ChasM
xyzyxx had a birthday last month and didn't tell anyone. Now 21 years old.
A year and a month ago he challenged the forum to remember. . .
Now he too is in the Defcon Beta Tester credits. Woo Hoo!

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:01 pm
by shinygerbil
I'm pretty sure he was always in the credits!

Re: Birthday In the News

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:32 pm
by xander
ChasM wrote:xyzyxx had a birthday last month and didn't tell anyone. Now 21 years old.
A year and a month ago he challenged the forum to remember. . .
Now he too is in the Defcon Beta Tester credits. Woo Hoo!

No, we know when his birthday was. I even made him a cake.

xander

Re: Birthday In the News

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:27 am
by KingAl
Congrats IV!

ChasM wrote:xyzyxx had a birthday last month and didn't tell anyone. Now 21 years old.
A year and a month ago he challenged the forum to remember. . .
Now he too is in the Defcon Beta Tester credits. Woo Hoo!


Minus the 'woo hoo', this sounds uncannily like the text that fades in over a film trailer.
Regardless, are you the narrator, or do you just enjoy posting random snippets of information?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:19 am
by ChasM
KingAl wrote:this sounds uncannily like the text that fades in over a film trailer.

My introspective skills suck. I really have no idea how I sound. Yet another product of the U.S. TV generation I am.
I found new Mac Beta Tester credits in the Defcon Linux beta3 download. Maybe that's where the "woo hoo" came from.
KingAl wrote:Regardless, are you the narrator, or do you just enjoy posting random snippets of information?

I just enjoy posting.

Irregardless, if I could afford a nice Mac, Defcon would be the first game installed. :P