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Thursday, December 6, 2001
Mac OS 9.2.2 Fixes Driver Issues?
9:17 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Apple released Mac OS 9.2.2 yesterday afternoon, and its updated ATI and Nvidia drives appear to correct a number of issues for many games having trouble under 9.2.1. Reports are filtering in from all over the net that games like Diablo II, Unreal Tournament, and Baldur's Gate II run better and without certain glitches. The update is available through your Software Update control panel and as a download from Apple's support web site.

Rob Barris of Blizzard was one of the first to post about the update in our forums. He notes that while there still seems to be some room for Nvidia enhancements, overall 9.2.2 is well worth the download for Diablo II players. Here's a part of his post:

[Mac OS 9.2.2] contains updated Nvidia and ATI video drivers along with other enhancements. Our testing has shown a nice boost in frame rates on both ATI and Nvidia hardware in OpenGL mode....

late edit - it appears that the Nvidia drivers are not measuring up here in speed comparisons with earlier beta versions - we are looking into this. More on this as soon as I find out.

While your results certainly may vary depending on your configuration, many gamers are saying the game does run better under the updated OS.

It appears the graphical anomalies that have plagued certain players of Baldur's Gate II might also be fixed in the update. A forum poster at MacBaldur notes that his previous issues with the game's 3D mode and ATI hardware are now resolved. A similar report about UT and resolved Nvidia issues has also appeared in our forum.

After installing the update, give your favorite Mac OS 9 game a spin and see if it has received a boost. If you're having problems still, be sure to drop a note in our forum for help.

Apple: Mac OS 9.2.2 Update
IMG Forum: OS 9.2.2 Fixes UT Incompatibility
IMG Forum: Diablo 2 & LOD: try MacOS 9.2.2
MacBaldu Forum: OS 9.2.2 Fixes ATI Graphics

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