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Rome: Total War patch adds PowerPC support

Feral Interactive has released an 1.1 patch for Rome: Total War Gold Edition for the Mac. The update fixes some bugs and includes support for PowerPC gamers with G5 Macs.

Here’s how the game is described: “Rome: Total War is one of the all-time top-rated strategy games where players take charge of one of three Roman families with the goal of increasing their family’s power in Rome through diplomacy, economic skill, and of course, war!

“Running from the late Roman Republic to early Roman Empire with campaigns ranging across Europe and North Africa, Rome: Total War offers a seamless integration of strategy and tactics that allows players to fight epic historical or fictitious battles, while plotting their path to ultimate victory.”

The Gold Edition includes the official expansion pack, Barbarian Invasion. Set some 300 years later, in it players must decide whether they will save Rome from its enemies or, at the head of a Barbarian horde, fight to bring the once mighty Empire to its knees.

The game retails in North America for US$29.9. It’s available now at Feral’s online store ( Minimum system requirements call for a 1.6GHz Intel Mac with 512MB RAM, 128MB graphics card, DVD drive, 5GB of hard disk space and Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher. The game supports Macs with Intel GMA processors. Version 1.1 is a free update for registered users.

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