Id Software’s resident Mac maven Graeme Devine has updated
his .plan file
with details on Quake III Arena’s 1.32 point release. The long-awaited point release brings various changes and improvements to the Mac OS X version of the game, including support for widely used anti-cheating technology.
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Quake III Arena is the hugely popular 3D action game published for the Mac by Activision. The game has continued to be supported long after its initial release, although developer Id Software now restricts its efforts specifically to Mac OS X. In addition to being a popular game in its own right, Quake III Arena’s core engine is widely used by licensees who base their own games off the same technology.
Id Software has periodically released public test versions of the Mac 1.32 point release as Devine has been developing it, culminating in this final version. The release version comes with an installer. According to Devine, changes since the initial 1.32 test version include:
Punkbuster support (installer included)
F13 key brings down console for international keyboards
NSEvent event timing added for keyboard/mouse events
Optional IN_ cvar for mouse scaling to avoid Mac OS X bug
larger default zone/hunk memory for mods
vm compiler provides full jump/branch support for all mods
support for 11khz sound (non-default) for speed
keyboard repeat rate left untouched on exit
Gameranger launch support
Numpad support added / French numpad support added
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