Hi to everyone at the DamnR6 mods subforum.
I'm writing to you as cofounder of www.macologist.org
, a very similar site dedicated to 'expert' help in Mac gaming, and especially mod conversion and providing for their downloads.
Our current expertise is largely with mods with: UT99, UT2004, BF1942, HW2, and CoD. As you see, there is a bit of overlap, but DamnR6 has expertise in mods for games we know little about, those not listed here, such as R6.
In short I would like to explore the possiblity of synergy between our sites. One of the things we do is provide downloads, and have a large download system via our sistersite osxgamefiles.com, and we could examine ways to maximize our respective catalogs by selective mirroring.
We also have staff that convert Win32-only .exe distros, as well as other staff who, if necessary, can create apple packagemaker Installers and wrap them in .dmg images for distro to Mac gamers. If these skill can be of assistance, we'd like to provide them-- We have tutorials on doing this for our staff as well, for those of you who wish to learn.
Ideally we could get a primary contact who would be given an FTP account and special permissions at our site to mirror content in both directions. Also our News section is very well visited by the Mac gaming community, and we could provide a PR outlet for any DamnR6 news, so one of you could be assigned news reporter privs at our site, and news items could point URLs back to here. News could also be used for clan-news purposes if necessary. Finally our reviews section specializes in both in-depth game reviews as well as pieces on mods for all games; I'm sure you have writers who would be motivated to write about the games/mods they love knowing that their pieces would be read by hundreds or even thousands of people.
Briefly we also have betatesters on staff (from many of the UT2004 mod teams, as well as official external betatesters for BF1942, UT2004, UTPG, Postal2, Americas Army, Aspyr, etc.). We also have staff who are proficient in Applescript and Cocoa coding for utilities-- my own "Santaduck Toolpak" for UT2004 was even used by Apple to introduce the iMac G5 (see bar graph here
Please come take a look at our site
, and Reviews (here
or as a forum
, and let's see if we can think of a productive and synergistic relationship.
If there's a top-level contact, please let me know here, and register on our forums, and I can grant you staff privs so we can talk more if any of the above sounds good.