Aspyr Announces Zoo Tycoon Deluxe (UPDATED)

Aspyr Media announced Wednesday Zoo Tycoon Deluxe for the Mac. This title will bundle three previously released titles that include Zoo Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania, and Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs expansion packs into one box.

Zoo Tycoon places the player in the role of zoo owner, whose task is to build and maintain a successful and profitable zoo. In the same vein as Railroad Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon offers you the opportunity to control many facets of the zoo business, including the animals, exhibits, and other attractions.

Marine Mania takes the concept to a marina, while Dinosaur Digs puts you in charge of developing a zoo with dinosaurs.

Zoo Tycoon Deluxe preliminary system requirements:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • CPU Processor: PowerPC G3/G4 or later
  • CPU Speed: 233MHz or faster
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.1 GB free disk space
  • Video Memory (VRAM): 16 MB
  • Media Required: CD Drive

Zoo Tycoon Deluxe will be priced at US$49.99, and will be available for pre-order "soon," according to the company. You can find more information about the individual titles at the above links.


Call of Duty 1.5

Aspyr Media also posted Call of Duty 1.5 Wednesday, an update that brings the game up to par with the PC version.

Of note, "this patch does not update the Call of Duty: United Offensive applications- a specific United Offensive patch is in the works and will be released it as soon as it is ready. If you have installed United Offensive, this patch will still update your main Call of Duty apps, enabling online play on PC servers without the COD:UO special content/maps."