Aspyr Media has released a free patch for Quake 4 and confirmed plans to release another collection of add-ons for The Sims 2.

Recommended for all users, the Quake update affects pure server and protocol consistency, and adds multiplayer fixes including support for Quake 4 TV. The update is required by Mac users attempting to play multiplayer against PC users with the PC 1.4.2 patch installed.

The Quake 4 update is available as a free download.

Aspyr also confirmed plans to publish The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff for Mac, a colleciton of Christmas items, such as reindeers, mistletoe and the like, which can be place around your Sims 2 household.

This is the third stuff pack to be made available on Mac following the release of Family Fun Stuff and Glamour Life Stuff packs earlier this year. The new collection should reach the shops in September.