Devine Makes Early Wolf MPTest Available
8:38 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Another late-night .plan update from id Software's Graeme Devine brings word that the Mac OS X build of the Return to Castle Wolfenstein is very close to being ready. According to his tests, the game runs nearly three times as fast as 'similar' PC hardware (somewhat proving Apple's own Megahertz Myth). He also has made an early build of the application available on his iDisk, though you will need to have some way of downloading and decompressing the PC version of the files. If you're not up to this, don't worry, because he should release a final Mac installer sometime in the next day or so. Here's his full .plan:
Mac stuff.Also please remember that you'll need to have some way to open up and decompress the PC version of the demo data files; a difficult challenge without a Windows machine nearby (or VirtualPC). And please only send helpful comments to Graeme, if you do get the MPTest up and running. Don't forget to post your experiences with the WolfMPTest in our forums as well.
Wolf MP Test (63 MB)
The OS X build is looking good. On my G4 dual 800 with a GeForce 3 card I get 90fps in game, while on my P3 dual 800 with a GeForce 3 I get 30fps on the same settings.
I've been running it on my machine without problem, in game and out. However, I'm using a developer build of 10.1 (5G48), and I've not tested across anything else. I'll continue to do that tomorrow before putting out a general public release.
Meanwhile, if you want to play the BLEEDING edge client, you can grab it from my iTools public folder (graemedevine). You'll need to have downloaded and installed a full PC build because this is just the app, so this limits the # of you that can play it to experts and desperate types.. I've been updating the build here for people to test on since I only have a few OS X machines here to play with.
Please ONLY send bug reports on this build to me (email@example.com) and try to include a clear step by step way to replicate the error you have. Please also include the OS X build you have running and what kind of video card you have installed.
Graeme Devine .plan Update
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