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Monday, September 18, 2000

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Update on Q3A for OS X
10:23 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Graeme Devine, Mac supporter and OS X fanatic, has finally updated his .plan file with some excellent information for both early adopters of Apple's new OS and fans of id Software's Quake 3 Arena. It seems that there will definitely be a OS X-native (Carbon) version of Q3A in the near future, and more importantly, a new Mac point release -- which supposedly will include a major speed increase.

Here is Graeme's .plan update, which also mentions the game that made him an industry name:

I've gotten many emails regarding Q3A for Mac OS X Public Beta. Yes, we're working on
a build, but it will go hand in hand with the forthcoming point release. All Mac users
will notice a significant speed increase with this point release (when showing it to
Apple they said "woah, how'd you do that?")

I've also gotten lots of emails about an older game of mine, The 7th Guest. Trilobyte
still exists as an entity and holds all the IP/distribution rights to 7th Guest, 11th Hour
etc. You can still purchase Clandestiny from the Trilobyte web page (www.tbyte.com). I'm
sure at some point there will be another Guest game, but right now I'm having way too much
fun at id which remains a rockingly good place to work at.

id's next project is of course Doom III (working title), a sequel to that seminal shooter which will incorporate yet another new graphics engine from grand wizard Carmack. Graeme did not mention a date for either the point release or OS X-native Q3A, but as this Carbonized version has been demonstrated in public several times (including the Apple Expo Paris) we're sure it is due in the near future. id is also working on Quake 3 Team Arena, an expansion pack for Q3A which may be just around the corner as well.

Graeme Devine's .plan Update
id Software
Quake III Arena

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