Sunday April 13th 2003

Myth III Goodness { Gholsbane }

Positive news has been coming out of MythDev over the past few days with regard to progress on the Myth 3 patch. I'll hand you over to Blades who sent in this summary and announcement.
MythDevelopers are pleased to announce the long anticipated release of the 1.1 update for Myth III: The Wolf Age. MythDevelopers is an all-volunteer organization of programmers, developers and players who were granted the opportunity to fix the Myth III game using source code provided by the publisher and developer. MythDevelopers members have been working on this particular release for almost 11 months and have produced a significant update to one of the industry's best Real-Time Strategy Engines.

The crown jewel of this update is the migration of the multiplayer system from GameSpy to the traditional style of multiplayer found on You can now play Myth III on the game server and be a part of both ranked, unranked and tournament play in the tradition of Myth 2: Soulblighter and Myth: The Fallen Lords. Free accounts can be obtained through the web site.

In addition, this patch fixes over 40 game play and stability issues for both Macintosh and Windows based personal computers as well as bringing the bonus maps Pepper Heights and Tides Of Rhi'anon into the general release. Additional variations of the existing maps are also included with enhanced unit sets. Also added are the multiplayer game types Assassins, Stampede, and Balls On Parade which had been previously omitted. This patch also introduces the Fetch and Journeyman units into the Myth 3 World.

MythDevelopers plans to release a 1.2 patch with some final feature additions and tweeks around the end of July 2003. Also planned for the 1.2 release is a completely updated Vengeance world builder tool for Myth III. Be sure to visit the MythDevelopers web site and forum for news and information on these projects as they progress.

The updated Myth 3 demo has also just been released and is available for Mac and PC download at The Mill.

For more information, be sure to drop by and the MythDevelopers website then hurry up and get your download managers working.