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Wednesday, October 4, 2000
 
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MacGamer's Pat Miller takes a hard and critical look at the performance of the recently released Mac OS X Beta and a number of his favorite games including Quake III, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex and more. Here is an excerpt:

RAVE acceleration seems to have been broken all throughough Mac OS X; Myth II and SNES9X simply wouldn't allow it, and Diablo II and Unreal Tournament ran it very slowly - in Diablo II's case, it was unplayable. Same with OpenGL. Switching to software mode seemed to alleviate this problem, but strangely, with SNES9X, which had apparently been carbonized, I got awful framerates - my highest was about 35, where I normally get 60.
He also includes an assessment of the new Aqua GUI, and concludes that hard-core gamers should avoid OS X like the plague, for now. Be sure and read the rest of the article for more on OS X and gaming.

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