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Monday, September 25, 2000

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PC Q3A Update Released, Mac to Follow Soon
6:00 AM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

id Software has posted an updater for the PC version of Quake 3: Arena on its FTP servers. id usually releases Mac and Linux versions of the updater shortly after the PC version, so Mac gamers should get their own version of the point release very soon. The patch to point release 1.25 weighs in at a hefty 17.3 MB, and adds numerous features. id's resident Mac fan, Graeme Devine also updated his .plan file with this information:

I thought we'd never get this out the door!

The Win32 1.25 point release is now out. It fixes and adds many new features to Quake 3 Arena.

- global rankings support from www.globalrankings.com

- new awards

- new pure server support

- new protocol 45

- score plumes (these are cool)

- headmodel/model/team_model/team_headmodel support (orbbs head on sarge is funny)

- banning of weapons on servers

- dropped sound fixes

- new announcer sounds

- new smoothed client support for modem users

- MD4 skeletal model support

- new encryption

- new botlib version and area files

- and much much more (hint: read the readme this time)

Because we've added so much I think we're going to call this a "Public Beta". We'll put up
the Mac/Linux/OS X builds as they roll off the line.

You'll recall that early last week Devine promised a "noticeable speed increase" in the next Mac Quake 3 point release. The upcoming release will also have support for MacOS X. In related news, there is supposedly a way to 'hack' the PC patch so that you can play with the new weapons that will be added in the expansion pack Quake 3: Team Arena, due out soon. We'll bring you more information on this when the Mac patch is released.

Graeme Devine's .plan at Blue's News
Update on Q3A for OS X
id Software
Quake III Arena

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