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Wednesday, January 10, 2001

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Velocity Engine Power for Q3A
10:34 AM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story

id Software's Mac fanatic Graeme Devine has made a post in their forums announcing that they have included Altivec (G4 Velocity Engine) support for Quake 3 Arena, and most presumably Team Arena. He mentions that this puts the G4 ahead of the PC in benchmark tests! This is a brand new G4/533 with a Geforce 2 MX. Here's the post:

I finally got around to programming in Altivec support for Quake3 1.27h. If you have a G4 you'll certainly want to flex that velocity engine! I think this safely puts the G4 ahead of the PC. I'll probably post this tomorrow.

We have in the office a G4/533 with a GeForce2 card. It's a very very nice setup.


Check out MacGameFiles tomorrow as will surely have the patch. The final versions of Mac Q3A 1.27 and Team Arena, as well as the OS X versions, are expected soon as well.

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