Mac Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Still in Limbo
10:35 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
Unfortunately, the tale we have to bring you today regarding Simon and Schuster's long-promised port of Deep Space Nine: The Fallen is a familiar one. We've declared this game (on the advice of the porting team, The Collective) "almost gold" more times than we care to remember, but for one reason or another this game remains just a few steps short of the finishing line. Here is the most recent update on the game's progress that we were able to coax out of The Collective, from team member Doug Hare:
Unfortunately we're still waiting on Rad Games providing us with releaseThis is of course the same thing we were told in January, February and March. On the PC side, third-person adventure DS9: The Fallen uses the Miles Sound Library for MP3 sound track playback, as the Unreal Tournament engine upon which the game is based does not provide its own means for MP3 music that shifts to follow the pace of onscreen action. It seems that Rad Games, the creators of the Miles Sound System, have been slower than expected in delivering the Mac OS version of the sound system, leaving The Collective (and Mac gamers) hanging.
versions of their audio libraries.
You may be familiar with Rad Games' work in other areas, specifically video -- they are the creators of the Bink movie format and player often used for high-quality cinematics and online video, as well as the previously-popular Smacker format.
Preview: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen
We're no longer going to make the mistake of predicting when Mac Deep Space Nine: The Fallen will come out; we'll just note that as far as we have been able to determine the project is still pending and planned for release. We've included a link to Rad Games below in case those of you eager to see Mac DS9: The Fallen completed wish to send a polite strategically-targeted e-mail to them encouraging a Mac release of the Miles Sound System.
Deep Space Nine: The Fallen
RAD Game Tools' Miles Sound System
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