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LONDON, England - June 1999 - Macmillan Software announces the forthcoming UK release of Quake The Offering, Quake II Colossus for the Linux operating system,

the first in a range of 'classic' games due for release on Linux from Macmillan Software this year.

Quake: The Offering
The all-time classic adrenaline packed original, plus two additional mission packs. Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 DeathMatch levels of 3D mindless terror, battling formidable Ogres, Vores and indestructible Schamblers.

Mission Pack: Scourge of Armagon - Blast through 15 monster infested levels single-handed or destroy fellow gamers in the ultimate DeathMatch: 'Edge of Oblivion'. Beware of motion-sensitive mines; blood leeching gremlins and nail-hammering centroids as you battle your way through the forces of evil.

Mission Pack: Dissolution of Eternity - Gather your wits, with a weapons arsenal including lava-nails, multi-grenades and plasma gun against a selection of terrifying creatures including the electric eels, the Almighty Overlord and the terrifying Dragon in 16 single-player levels. Also includes 'Capture the Flag' and DeathMatch levels.

Quake II: Collusus
Featuring the classic Quake II, plus two authorised mission packs: The Reckoning and Ground Zero. More than a sequel, the revised game engine in Quake II comes into its own as you battle through haunting 3D environments with a choice of 55 mission-based levels, 64-player DeathMatch and 'Capture The Flag'.

Mission Pack: The Reckoning - Pillage eighteen levels of industrial-landscape infested with a cast of terrifying enemies. Using your skill and weapons including the ricocheting Ion Ripper, and Phalanx Particle Cannon to burn a path through Gekks and Bots and finally settle the score!

Mission Pack: Ground Zero - The Stalker, Daedalus and Black Widow make an unwelcome return to challenge the most experience 'Quakers'. With 14 single-player and 10 DeathMatch levels (containing unique power-ups) only the best need apply!

Availability, Pricing & System Requirements
Available from end of June, Quake: The Offering at 29.99, Quake II: Colossus at 39.99 inc. VAT.

Quake: The Offering
Pentium 100MHz or equivalent
Linux installation based on 2.0/2.2 or higher
Disk Space min 54Mb for Quake
Disk space min 130Mb Full Installation
Min 16Mb software mode, min 24 Mb GLQuake mode
Double Speed CD-ROM
Quake II requires X11 OpenGL accelerator (3Dfx)
Quake: Colossus
Pentium 166MHz or equivalent
Linux installation based on 2.0/2.4 or higher
Disk Space min 260Mb Quake II
Disk Space min 98Mb for Mission Packs
Min 16Mb software mode, min 24Mb GLQuake
Double-speed CD-Rom
Quake II requires x11 OpenGL acclerator

About Macmillan Computer Publishing
Macmillan Computer Publishing (MCP) is the world's largest computer book publisher and third largest publisher of operating systems. As one of the industry's leading innovators in both print and digital formats. Macmillan's book imprints include QUE, Sams, Hayden, Lycos Press, Alpha, BradyGAMES Strategy Guides. Complete Idiot Guides, and Waite Group Press. Macmillan's digital divisions include Macmillan Software and Inform IT. Macmillan Software is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the world's leading education publisher. For updated Linux information, books and software visit the Place For Linux at

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