Velocity Engine Power for Q3A
10:34 AM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story
id Software's Mac fanatic Graeme Devine has made a post in their forums announcing that they have included Altivec (G4 Velocity Engine) support for Quake 3 Arena, and most presumably Team Arena. He mentions that this puts the G4 ahead of the PC in benchmark tests! This is a brand new G4/533 with a Geforce 2 MX. Here's the post:
I finally got around to programming in Altivec support for Quake3 1.27h. If you have a G4 you'll certainly want to flex that velocity engine! I think this safely puts the G4 ahead of the PC. I'll probably post this tomorrow.Check out MacGameFiles tomorrow as will surely have the patch. The final versions of Mac Q3A 1.27 and Team Arena, as well as the OS X versions, are expected soon as well.
We have in the office a G4/533 with a GeForce2 card. It's a very very nice setup.
Graeme's Quake3world post
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