There have recently been a couple of patches to the Windows version of Quake 3 Arena, which have led to the usual questions from Mac fans about the status of any forthcoming Mac versions. Hoping to put fears to rest, Id Software’s resident Mac maven Graeme Devine recently posted an update to
his .plan file
with some info.
According to Devine, the 1.29f release — the last major update for Mac users — is 100 percent compatible with the newest PC builds.
“The fixes are almost all WIN32 related input/sound etc,” said Devine. “There are no networking changes, QVM or other such evil things we’ve done in the past to force everyone to upgrade.”
Devine said that there will be a new release that addresses some problems introduce with the 1.29g build — that version will be a multiplatform release for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
“And besides, we’re working on DOOM,” said Devine with a smile. The new Doom game was first premiered to the world at Macworld Expo in Tokyo earlier this year, to demonstrate the power of a Power Mac G4 running Mac OS X equipped with a video card based on Nvidia’s GeForce3 graphics chip.