Kludging "Kingpin: Life of Crime" for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Scene' started by Slappy F, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. Slappy F macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2003
    This is a little off the beaten path, I admit, but I’m hoping someone out there is clever enough to help me:

    I wanna’ run a dedicated “Kingpin: Life of Crime” server off my wife’s old (pre-OS-X) iMac. I know it was never ported to Mac (commercially, anyway), but I have Quake 2 on that machine already, and since the Kingpin engine is a souped-up variant of Q2’s, I’m hoping there might be some way to kludge it (maybe using KP’s pak files)…?

    If it can’t be done without porting the Kingpin EXE to Mac, is there any chance someone programming-saavy would be willing to consider the task? I couldn’t offer anything but gratitude (and VIP status on the KP server, of course), but I doubt I’m the only one who’d appreciate and use it. I’m not a programmer, but I suspect a lot of the code could be copied from Q2, too (since we’re not talking about a client – just a down-and-dirty, functioning dedicated server).

    I’d have asked Xatrix, the company that made it, but apparently they were defunct the day KP came out. Wanna-be fans of KP for Mac are basically orphans. The fact that Hexen 2’s been ported by a third-party, though, gives me a glimmer of hope that Mac users will get to enjoy Kingpin in all it’s glory... someday.


    All constructive replies would be appreciated.

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