Originally developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes Unreal Tournament 2004 a futuristic multiplay FPS game and still to this day great fun even though it is quite old for todays gaming standards but still pretty damn awesome. A couple weeks back a buddy of mine suggested we should get together sometime for a good old gaming session. He asked me if he could run it on a Macbook Pro and I thought this would be a good post to show how-to do that. So If you haven’t gotten around yet to install UT2004 on your Mac let me show you how to get you set up for some CTF or DM action on OS-X Mountain Lion / Mavericks.
You need to get yourself the CD-Key for Unreal Tournament 2004. If you have dusting around the game somewhere you are sorted. If not, well just do some google magic and you find it. I do recommend to just go and spend the 20 bucks for this awesome game. Historically still most current Games using the Unreal Gaming engine so you would even own a piece of Gaming History.
Step 1 – Download the files
Download the Mac Demo and the Mac Patch from the below links and save it somewhere on your Mac. To make it a little easy I hosted them on my Mega Storage Cloud so go ahead and download them via this link: Mega_UT2004_package
- UT2004 Mac Demo Version 3334 (268 MB)
- UT2004 Mac Patch v.3369.2 (200 MB)
Step 2 – Extract the Mac Demo Version
Extract the Mac Demo Version and move it to your Application Folder (Or anywhere on your Mac). Now we need to rename the demo Version and for that just remove the “demo” out of the filename. (Unreal Tournament 2004) – Now right Click the demo and choose Show Package Contents to see the application’s contents. Go to Contents -> Mac OS and rename the file to the same name. (remove the demo)
Step 3 – Install the PC Version
You can either download the Game from various places on the net or if you got already a copy install your own CD of UT2004. This is a PC Version and requires Windows, in case you don’t have a Windows Machine there are various ways how to get the CD installed. We only need the File-Content as it is not required to start the game. Example tools: Virtualmachine, Wine, Crossover, Wineskin – whatever you prefer.
Step 4 – Copy Files
After you installed the PC Version copy the entire Content (all Folders) to the Mac Version. (Right Click – Show Package Contents) and overwrite all Files and Folders.
Step 5 – Patching
Now we can execute the prior download Patch. Extract it and execute it. It might ask you for the Folder location, point it there and all done.
Step 6 – CD-Key
Last Step – Open Unreal Tournament 2004 Folder on your Mac (Right Click – Show Package Contents) and go to Systems. Here place a .txt. file with the CD-Key included.
All done, you got now a working Unreal Tournament on your Mac. You can either play on your own or Join a Internet Gaming Server and play against others.