News Archive for November 2003

Sunday November 30th

Project Magma Releases Dol Baran v2 { Zandervix }

Doobie writes:

Dol Baran was originally released by Sandman and IronDuke for both Myth TFL and Myth II SB. The Myth II version included lots of touches to make for a very TFL-like experience.

Dol Baran v2 was made with Myth II 1.4.x in mind so that it can now make use of the built in vTFL feature which means it can now be played in vTFL, Anti-Clump and Myth II styles of gameplay.

This latest incarnation of Dol Baran also features a new solo/co-op, three 5-start FFAs, two large 2-team meshes and a 2 team Special Forces mesh featuring some of the gameplay of the upcoming Special Forces v2 plus a new VC Sniper unit.

Also, there is a (relatively) new page for Scourge of Belial by GHOST® which we hope to release soon, and Khellek's Throne of the Lich King has been added to our 3rd Party Plugins page (under downloads).

Saturday November 29th

Myth: TFL One of the Greatest { Zandervix }

S'phtman pointed out an article by Gamespot over in the MariusNet forums about Myth [TFL] being one of the greatest games of all time. I whole-heartedly agree. You can check it out here.

Friday November 28th

RedvsBlue DVD Released { Zandervix }

Yes, yes. I know. This isn't Myth news. However, I thought some of you might be interested to know about the release of Season 1 of RedvsBlue on DVD. You can get it here. And if anyone is looking for a Christmas gift for me, well...

Thursday November 27th

Beta For Next Myth III Release { Zandervix }

From MythDev:

Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, MythDev is please to announce the opening of the public beta period for the next release of Myth III: The Wolf Age.

Version 1.2b1 is now available for download here from MythDev. You can use the download links on the right hand side of this screen or go to the downloads page to get the files you need.

It's important to note that 1.2 is NOT COMPATIBLE with 1.1. There are some tag updates and changes to code that make compatibility impossible at this point. We feel that everyone playing Myth III should update to 1.2b1 as soon as possible to take advantage of performance improvements and new features.

Also, we've posted the Myth III Classic Map Pack archives here for everyone to download. If you would like to download the Myth III classic map packs, you can do so by clicking on any of the following links:

Myth: The Fallen Lords Classic Map Pack
Myth II: Soulblighter Classic Map Pack
Creation Map Pack


mmm... turkey.

Sunday November 23rd

Blades on The Gamesome Mac { Gholsbane }

This Monday (tomorrow !) Mike "Blades" Bagnall of Mythdev is appearing on MacRadio talkshow, the Gamesome Mac.

Listeners will be invited to pitch any of their questions in the show's chatrooms so make sure you're around to do so. This should be an interesting event for those of us interested in the future of the Myth series.

Friday November 21st

MumboJumbo is Alive { Zandervix }

I'm still not understanding this. Just for kicks, I hit up the MumboJumbo web site, and it appears that they are running again. In fact, it appears that they have been back in business since March! However, it seems that they are limited now to doing arcade-type and card games. There is also no word on their site about what happened in the past, or how they re-started. I also wonder if any from the original Mumbo Jumbo team are currently employed there.

Wednesday November 19th

ProjectMagma News { Zandervix }

I apologize for not getting this one up sooner. ProjectMagma has added a new page under their downloads section for 3rd party plugins made by Magma members before they became members. Enjoy!

Saturday November 15th

MythDev Developing More Tools { Zandervix }


In the next week, MythDev will begin production on a next generation Myth tool to replace the existing Myth World tools. We're looking for coders who wish to be a part of this GPLed Open Source project to develop a comprehensive Myth Map Making tool. Here are the guidelines for the development:

1. All work will be open source.
2. All coding will be done in C/C++ ONLY.

If you are interested in taking part in the development of this tool, please drop an email to We are going to be ramping up heavily on this. The platforms supported by this tool will depend completely on the people involved in it's construction. Get involved, get on the team, and get excited.

Sunday November 9th

MNet and MythForums Site Downtime { Zandervix }

MariusNet and MythForums sites will be down for a little upgrading starting today at 4:30 PM EST (9:30 PM GMT). At this moment, they are not sure how long it will take. Hopefully no more than a few hours, since they are doing motherboard, cpu, and hard-drive replacements.

This affects the sites ONLY, and not the MariusNet game servers! So play away!

Saturday November 8th

The Mill - Condensed { Zandervix }

Gee, if I didn't know better, I'd say he was trying to flame another fire. If you take a look at Clem's Weblog over at MythDev, you will find his latest entry entitled '.deleted.' The only thing you will find there is this picture of two DVD-R's marked "The Mill: Myth Archives" (disk 1 & 2). I'm curious as to if this is merely to show us there is a disk recorded archive, or to show us that he has it and we don't.

Whatever the case, I have to admit that it burns me a little to see them just sitting there. Unused and non-transferred. Kind of like they are being held hostage, and no ransom note will ever be written. Seems rather pointless to me. I'll go ahead and say it: I'm pissed at the thought of someone having those files and not sharing them. Whatever the motiviations were for taking the Mill down, having those files sit on someone's desk, not to be used or shared, is just plain selfish.

Wednesday November 5th

Marine Recon Tourney { Zandervix }

Marine Recon is hosting a WWII Tourney on November 15th. Head over to their site for more info.