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Monday, July 23, 2001
 
IMG Talks Giants with Omni's Tim Wood
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IMG recently visited OmniGroup after the Macworld keynote in
an attempt to dig up new information on their work with Giants: Citizen
Kabuto
. Tim Wood was nice enough to answer questions about the OS X-only
game from MacPlay, as well as their ports of other titles on the
way. Giants will require a nice machine to run well, though it looks like with
Apple's new 'QuickSilver' PowerMacs, they will eclipse the performace of even
the high end PCs. Here's an excerpt:

IMG: Giants has been announced as OS X only, can you talk about some of the reasoning for that?


Tim Wood: This game requires a really big, bad machine. So anyone that has one of those will probably be running OS X anyway. This won't run on a G3, it won't run on a Rage 128, it's a modern game. Even on the PC...


[Tim switches to his PC setup]


This is my favorite scene right here. We're getting like 13 frames per second at one particular spot [on the PC], I guess now it's getting 16 or 17. And this is a 1.3 Gigahertz Athlon, which is as fast or faster than the Pentium 4s out there. This is pretty much the fastest PC money can buy.


We still have a bunch of tuning we have to do to on the Mac OS X side as well. There's a lot of room for optimizing, the GL drivers that Apple is working on, etc. And I know some specific things that have been fixed [in OS 10.1], though OpenGL being "20% faster" seems like generic marketing speak. So as far as performance tests, it's looking really good.

The rest of the Q&A contains lots of good information, so be sure to head over
and read through it. There are also exclusive new screen shots of Giants
in action under OS X available. Giants is currently expected to be released
towards the end of the summer.

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