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2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth
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2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth

Helsingborg, Sweden 13th of May,

Penumbra: Black Plague for Mac OS X & Linux released!
Regardless of your computer platform of choice it is now possible to enjoy the full Penumbra: Black Plague experience. Following up on the release of the demo two weeks ago the full versions are now available for $19.99 and can be obtained from http://www.penumbrablackplague.com/site/buy.php.

Mac minimum requirements:

OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or newer

Processor: 1.5Ghz

Memory: 512MB

Video Card: Radeon 9600/GeForce 4(GeForce4MX not supported)

Linux minimum requirements:
Processor: 1 Ghz

Memory: 256MB

Video Card: Radeon 8500/GeForce 3(GeForce4MX not supported)
Misc: Kernel 2.6 or higher
, glibc 2.3
 ,X11R6 with 3D acceleration, For x86_64 CPU, 32-bit environment must be installed

If you have not played the prequel, Penumbra: Overture, we would recommend it before trying Black Plague. Of course Overture is available for Mac & Linux and can be found at http://www.penumbra-overture.com.


A look into the past released
To all dear Windows users,

Before creating Penumbra and before founding Frictional Games, Thomas Grip worked on a game called Unbirth, unfortunately this game was never finished due to various issues. Unbirth was a game much like Penumbra, a first person real-time rendered adventure horror game, but without the nifty physics. During the past two years, players of Penumbra has continually asked if it would be possible to release any working code of the game, and well, Thomas decided that it actually is possible!

An alpha version of the game is now released at http://unbirth.frictionalgames.com as well as a short presentation about the game, how it was made and why it was, sadly, never finished. It is an unstable, but working demonstration and gives an insight into the history of the ideas and design choices that was an inspirational source in the creation of Penumbra.


Digg it!
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05-13-2008 08:42 AM
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth

Hey cool! Unbirth really works! Thank you Jens (or Thomas) for uploading this! Smile
It looks pretty cool! I played very little for now, but gonna test more of as soon as possible! Smile

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05-13-2008 11:38 AM
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth

I have played it and it was very good! It reminds me Penumbra Smile.
But I have one problem. I can't get to the 3th level because it crash and I don't know what to type in the console to skip that level.
But from what i saw it looks very interesting and I really like it.

edit: possible spoiler!
Spoiler below!
Does this game is suposed to do something with Hunter from Penumbra Tech Demo? I have noticed some strange sounds in files...
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbir

Klayman Wrote:I have played it and it was very good! It reminds me Penumbra Smile.
But I have one problem. I can't get to the 3th level because it crash and I don't know what to type in the console to skip that level.
But from what i saw it looks very interesting and I really like it.

The game will almost certainly randomly crash at a map change sooner or later. Afraid there is no way around that (loading from console does not work either). I would suggest manually loading different maps using the config files and console.
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth

Does it crash always at the same places or in different ones?
Also, how can you save in this? I noticed that there is load game but I cannot save my game...

Or is it like in Penumbra that we'll have to find the saving places?

What do we must to write in console? I've tried everything (map [mapfile]) but it says that there is no such file.

For example I writed this into console: map passage1

And it says that there is no passage1 file and it is in maps folder? What do we must to do?

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You cannot save and for me the crash is random last time I tried.
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Hmm... For me it crashes all the time at same point. How can I skip the level? 'Cause the console doesn't seem to work. Or..?

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05-13-2008 12:24 PM
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth

Much love for this, and I love the use of bittorrent!

Please -REP me.
Honestly, please do. I want to see how low I can go!!
Ignore that error message too. Just ignore it and keep going to give me -rep.
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbir

Scraper Wrote:Hmm... For me it crashes all the time at same point. How can I skip the level? 'Cause the console doesn't seem to work. Or..?

Might be that u need to activate the console in the config file. Not sure.
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RE: 2008-05 Tuesday 13th, Black Plague available for Mac & Linux - Windows gets Unbirth

It crashes at that point too. I'll test the console idea after I get home from school (Quit releasing stuff when I have school!!)

Please -REP me.
Honestly, please do. I want to see how low I can go!!
Ignore that error message too. Just ignore it and keep going to give me -rep.
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