It’s been seven months since an update to QuickTime broke compatibility with
MacPlay’s Mac conversion of No One Lives Forever 2. Yesterday’s release of QuickTime 6.5.1 finally corrected an issue that’s prevented the game from working on systems equipped with QuickTime 6.5 or with Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther.”
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way, is the sequel to a game that MacPlay released in 2002. Featuring U.N.I.T.Y. secret agent Cate Archer, the game is a send-up of classic spy movies and television shows from the 60s like the James Bond series, The Avengers, The Saint and others. It mixes first-person shooter action and spy gadget manipulation with lots of humor and bombast.
Alas, No One Lives Forever 2 has been unplayable for many Mac users almost since it was released more than half a year ago. The culprit, according to reports, was QuickTime 6.4 — updated within days of MacPlay’s release, and included with Mac OS X v10.3 as well. Systems with QuickTime 6.4 or 6.5 installed experienced a problem that caused the audio files invoked within the game to play out-of-sync with what was happening on screen — essentially making the game unplayable. The only solution up to now was to downgrade to an older version of QuickTime.
updated its support page for No One Lives Forever 2 with details about the fix.