Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:39 PM
I could play the PC version (which requires a 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce 3Ti/Radeon 9 series)
) on a GMA900 that was on the laptop I tried it on. I had to shut off a few things and run it at 640x480 but it did run and I could do her acrobatics and stuff. Most of the effects like the water effects, depth of field and bloom worked albeit slow. I had to turn on and off each thing to see which thing impacts it the most. So unless the Mac version is programmed differently or it's due to OS X having a larger overhead than other operating systems it should run on a wide variety of Macs. I noticed the PC LEGO Star Wars II would run on that same laptop but it wouldn't on my Mac Mini G4 with Radeon 9200 with the Feral version. Although that could be simply because there was more VRAM (shared or otherwise) available on the laptop.
BTW, the old Duke Nukem 3D ran with no hardware acceleration whatsoever not just lacking T&L. Pretty much all games before the Quake 3 Arena era ran without T&L or even shaders and that didn't make them 2 1/2D or software only like Duke3D. It just meant that lighting and transformations had to be done on the CPU so then they couldn't do as much due to both CPU and 3D Accelerator so you had games like Quake II and below. But still you could get away with not having hardware T&L as long as you have the CPU to back it up. Later on Serious Sam and the Max Payne games ran fine with software T&L... and I don't mean under 10FPS is fine. A lot of people where beefing up their CPUs to make up for the lack of T&L on pre-Radeon\GeForce cards (mostly with 3Dfx cards).
Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:
It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.
the Battle Cat said:
Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?
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