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Thursday, August 23, 2001
Readers Report 9.2.1 Issues
11:44 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Several days ago Apple released a surprise for Mac owners -- a downloadable update to Mac OS 9.2.1, which can be used by anyone with 9.1 or 9.2 already installed. This 80 MB download is primarily expected to improve the performance and robustness of Classic under OS X, but it also makes several changes to gaming-related components under Mac OS 9 as well.

Several readers have commented in our forums on various issues with OpenGL, specifically regarding Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 Arena. While some critical information is omitted (such as which video card they are using) we'd like to ask IMG readers who have installed 9.2.1 to visit the Troubleshooting forums and offer their own experiences with this OS update.

NVIDIA drivers for the GeForce 2 MX and GeForce 3 card have reached version 2.3 in this release, while the ATI drivers have also been updated. However, the version of some of the ATI extensions is still slightly "older" than the beta drivers released by IEN earlier this month, in a few cases.

There have also been reports of problems with Escape from Monkey Island and also problems with monitor resolution. We don't know enough at this point to recommend for or against upgrading to the new version, but it is always wise to proceed with caution when updating something as critcal as your system software. In any case be sure and visit our Troubleshooting forum with your own comments (and even benchmarks) on 9.2.1 and Mac gaming.

Mac OS 9.2.1 Update
IMG Troubleshooting Forum
Beta ATI Drivers Released
EFMI and 9.2.1 Report at MacFixit

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