updated 06:00 pm EDT, Fri October 6, 2006
Quake 4 v1.3 released
Aspyr Media today released Quake 4 1.3 for Mac, adding several multiplayer maps along with two new game modes and the new Napalm Gun. The company also issued a note to Mod users: "Due to the vast number of updates and new functionality in the 1.3 Point Release, mods will have to be updated to the 1.3 code by each respective mod author in order to run correctly on the 1.3 version of Quake 4." Additional information for modders is available via the iddevnet.com website. The sequel to Quake II, Quake 4 enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane -- a member of the legendary Rhino Squad -- to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine and engage in a series of heroic missions to destroy the barbaric alien race. Quake 4 begins only moments after the events of Quake II, with the Earth's fleet launching a massive offensive to the planet Stroggos. As Matthew Kane, gamers invade the alien stronghold, fighting alone, along side other Marines, and in mechanized walkers and hover tanks as they encounter the Strogg and their disturbing amalgamations of man and machine. Quake 4 is available for $50, and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later. The free update is available as a digital download from MacGameFiles.com.