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New MacOS X Unofficial Release
« on: February 15, 2005, 03:22:35 am »

I'm cross-posting this thread to General Discussion, because I'm a cockbite.  Tongue

I am most pleased to announce the completion of a "native" OSX port of the Ur-Quan Masters, available here:

It's fairly rough at this point, and I'm looking for bug reports and comments. ¬ Please download a copy, try it out, and post your results here.
  • On the features side, add-on packs are now supported! ¬†I'm sure everyone will agree, it's about time. ¬†See the README file in the disk image for instructions on their use.
  • The Launcher is now a native Cocoa app, and is integrated with the main application, which means the disappearing/reappearing Dock icon is officially a thing of the past.
  • It also uses OSX Frameworks instead of Unix-style shared libs, which eliminates all of the weird hacks that the previous versions employed to make themselves run. ¬†This version can also be invoked from the command-line with no worries.
  • The game now logs its output to the syslog (/var/log/system.log) rather than /tmp/uqm.out ¬†The syslog can be viewed by running the Console utility (under Applications:Utilities)
  • On the "step backwards" side, you can no longer save your Launcher settings, or supress the Launcher on startup. ¬†I'm waiting for coredev to implement the official config file format first, then I'll have the Launcher parse it and set the options.
  • I also plan to introduce drag-and-drop add-on installation through the Launcher at a later date.
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