Mac game publisher
confirmed in their most recent newsletter that the Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force Expansion Pack is now in production. MacCentral noted in our weekend
Week in Games
feature that Mac game conversion studio Westlake Interactive had submitted a Final Candidate version to the publisher for review. Users can pre-order the expansion pack now from Aspyr’s Web site — in fact, the company indicated that’ll be the only way to get your hands on it.
The expansion pack is OS X compatible and incorporates the game’s 1.20 patch. Aspyr said that the expansion pack CD will contain an OS X patch for the full game, as well — that patch will also be released as a download, once the game hits the streets. Aspyr offered “big thanks” to Westlake’s Brad Oliver, the developer who handled the expansion pack’s Mac conversion, as well as the game and add-on pack’s Carbonization for Mac OS X.
Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force utilizes Id Software’s Quake III Arena engine to offer players an immersive 3D action game that puts them in the role of a member of the Federation starship Voyager’s elite security team. Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force employs both an extensive multi-level single player storyline and thrilling online “holomatch” head to head play.
The Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force Expansion Pack adds on to the successful Star Trek-licensed game released for the Mac by Aspyr late last year. It includes 21 new multiplayer maps, new characters (including a Borg-assimilated version of Captain Janeway), new single-player missions with new alien creatures and a new “Borg Slayer” game. The add-on, which requires the original game to play, also provides users with an interactive tour of the U.S.S. Voyager itself.
System requirements call for a PowerPC G3 300MHz or faster; Mac OS 8.6 or later with CarbonLib 1.2.5 or higher; Mac OS X compatible (10.0.2 or later recommended); 64MB RAM; OpenGL 1.1.3 or higher; 3D accelerated PCI or AGP video card with at least 6MB VRAM (ATI RAGE 128 or better); 560MB uncompressed hard disk space; 128MB Virtual Memory; 4x CD-ROM. Multiplayer action requires TCP/IP-based Internet or LAN access; Internet requires 28.8 Kbps modem or faster.
Aspyr Media noted that Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force Expansion Pack is available via the company’s
only. Aspyr is accepting pre-orders now, for US$19.95 plus shipping and handling.