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Monolith to Release The Operative: No One Lives Forever Source Code

IS THERE A PROGRAMMER INSIDE OF YOU DYING TO GET OUT?

Bellevue, WA - June 20, 2001 - Monolith Productions(tm), developers of the award-winning PC game The Operative(tm): No One Lives Forever(tm) (NOLF), today announced the release of the source code for NOLF version 1.003. This release is part of an effort to support the fan base by offering the tools to create their own levels and keep them current with the code base Monolith is using to author its latest creations. The source code will be available for download at www.noonelivesforever.com along with instructions and requirements.

"Being a gamer myself I recognize the importance of the online community and what it means to the continued success of a gaming franchise. Simply put, fans rule the gaming world and they are the ones that help drive us to make better games," said Chris Miller, producer for Fox Interactive. "After hearing the continued request for source code on the newsgroups, Monolith and Fox got together to give the fans exactly what they are looking for."

The downloadable file will be 5.46MB and will include:
-The NOLF Visual C++ 6.0 workspace complete with projects for individual DLL's
-All of NOLF's game-side source files
-LithTech SKD header files and header files for shared Monolith libraries

To build the NOLF source v1.003, the following are the required:
-Microsoft visual C++ 6.0 (with service pack 3 installed)
-Microsoft's DirectX 8 SDK
-400MB free disk space

About Monolith Monolith Productions, Inc., based in Kirkland, WA, is a game development company focused on combining uncompromising gaming content with the ultimate in high-end gaming technology. Founded by six game developers in 1995, Monolith's passion for programming has resulted in the creation of the LithTech 3D Engine. This proprietary software is used in the creation of Monolith products, such as the well-received Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, and is available for license to the wider development community. For the latest news and information on Monolith and its products visit their Web site at www.lith.com.

About Fox Interactive Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment. The company creates and co-publishes computer and video game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Check out Fox's upcoming games at Fox Interactive's Web site at www.foxinteractive.com.

About Sierra Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com, a studio of Vivendi Universal Publishing and part of its Games division, is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is renowned for releasing critically acclaimed and award-winning titles that represent a wide variety of computer entertainment on both next generation console and PC platforms.

About Vivendi Universal Publishing Vivendi Universal Publishing is a world leader in mass-market multimedia communications. The Company has 22,000 employees and 300 brands in 40 countries and aims to become the unchallenged leader in each of its operating sectors - Games, Education, Literature, Health and Information. VU Publishing had 2000 pro-forma revenues of 3.6 billion euros. A leading publisher of online and PC and Console-based interactive content, the Company's portfolio of entertainment software brands includes Blizzard Entertainment(r), Flipside.com(tm), Sierra(tm) and Universal Interactive Studios. Interactive entertainment is one of parent company Vivendi Universal's key content areas, along with movies, music and other publishing activities.


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