XP Extras on GameSpot DLX (registration required) now
offers downloads of the promised UT2004 bonus Onslaught mode maps, which seem to
require Windows XP. Here's the deal: "Take the UT2004's massive Onslaught
battles to new planets with these two additional maps designed by Epic Games.
ONS-Ascendancy and ONS-Aridoom transport you to Tarydium crystal mines and
age-old mesas littered with tank shells in this bonus pack exclusively for
Windows XP." The 12 MB download is mirrored on
Gamer's Hell, while the mirror on
recompiled for use on all versions of Windows.
After all the hard work Epic put into making UT2004 run on Linux and Mac?! What a slap in the face to the poor Epic developers!
It's a LOT of extra work getting a game to run on multiple platforms, and I'm sure the payoff doesn't even come close to the extra development cost. It's disgusting that someone would try to undermine Epic's great platform independent work by releasing "XP only" maps. UT is NOT an XP-only game.