Virtual Programming has gone back to the well and reissued the Mac OS X version of X3: Reunion as a non-Cider port.

“We weren’t happy with X3: Reunion’s performance when using Cider, and it turned out many of our customers weren’t either,” says Virtual Programming CEO Mark Hinton. “As a gesture of goodwill, we reengineered the game as a native port that’s a free update for existing customers. Starting today, new X3: Reunion customers will receive the non-Cider version of the game.”

The non-Cider port of X3: Reunion can be purchased now at as a digital download for US$34.95.