Quake and Doom Released for OS X
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The OpenGL Mac DoomLegacy page has been updated recently with word on the release of Quake and Doom for OS X. Programmer Calum Robinson has Carbonized both applications, though neither are entirely full-featured as of yet. Because of some ongoing changes in how OS X deals with OpenGL, you might not be able to play either game full-screen. Here are more details:
OSX glQuake is only tested on my system (B&W G3 + PCI Radeon). It should probably work on most other configurations (except perhaps ones with more than one monitor). The reason why its not done yet is because fullscreen OpenGL is still awkward to do right on 100% of systems. For the moment, if fullscreen doesn't work, you will have to use windowed mode (see readme for details). Be sure to have a look through the attached ReadMe files for more help on running the applications. The Doom application should also be able to play Heretic files now, as well. So if you can find a copy of the old PC version, it's now possible to play it with the same 3D enhancements.
The new OSX DooM port has everything the OS9 port has (minus resolution switching), with a few new features. These include command-line options and environment variables. You can run DooMLegacy just by double-clicking on it, or if you like, you can run it from the command line to take advantage of the new features. You can specify which folder DooMLegacy should look for WAD files and music files. You can also open WAD files you have downloaded from the internet etc.
Mac DoomLegacy Forums
Other various updates include a new Mac DoomLegacy forum hosted at iDevGames. If you've got Mac-specific questions about the port, head over there for help. There is also a new interview with Robinson (along with two programmers from other ports of the codebase) posted at DoomCenter. They discuss some various issues with this aging, yet popular, game series. Check it out if you're interested.
Download OS X DoomLegacy
DoomCenter Interview with Robinson
Mac OpenGL DoomLegacy Web Site
Download OS X Quake
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