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Myth 2 Update, Fanbase Keeps Game Alive 12

Posted by simoniker
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gomariusnet writes "The Mythdev group has released the 1.4 patch for the game Myth 2:Soulblighter. What is particularly special and unique about this is the circumstances of how this has come about: Mythdev doesn't work for the franchise publisher, they're just fans of the Myth series who have got a hold of the source code (assumedly under NDA), and have continued development of the game four years after its release. Thus far they've added support to Myth 2 for OpenGL, WinXP, Mac OSX carbonisation, fixed bugs, added a virtual Myth 1 mode, increased modding capabilities even further, have undertaken and completed a similarly large undertaking for Myth 3, and set up a server which supports both games to replace the departed server of Myth 2's creator, Bungie. Mythdev is looking for programmers to assist in porting the new, enhanced version Myth 2 to Linux and in further developing the game engine." We noted an earlier Myth 2 patch a couple of months back, and it's good to see projects like this and the unofficial Anachronox patching keeping old titles working and enhanced, years after release.
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Myth 2 Update, Fanbase Keeps Game Alive

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 03, 2003 @09:20PM (#6111142)
    The poor developers over at Quicksilver are having a hell of a time trying to fix up the mess of MoO3. They have a handful of developers working part-time in an effort to put out the biggest patch I've ever seen--check out the forums at moo3.quicksilver.com for the hundreds of changes made in the patch--and there is a zealous fanbase that is doing all it can to mod away the bugs.

    As customizable as MoO3 is, the modders can only do so much with the mod interface built into the game, and meanwhile, they have spotted dozens and dozens of bugs. Given that the game is being sold on Amazon for $0 including a rebate, it doesn't seem THAT loony to throw the community a bone and open the game up a little more.

    Here, in the Myth 2 case, we have a best-case scenario which is pretty damn good.

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