No New Mac Q3A For Now...
9:27 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Graeme Devine of id Software updated his .plan yesterday evening to address the lack of a new Mac build of their popular shooter Quake 3: Arena to match the PC update which was just released. It seems that since most of the changes in 1.29g were Windows-specific anyway, they don't have plans to release a Mac version of the update. All versions are still network-compatible, as well, so there aren't any worries about being left behind this time. Here's his .plan update in full:
Mac stuff.We'll be on the lookout for the next update for Q3A, and let you know once 1.29h (or whatever letter it ends up becoming) is released; the goal on the PC side is a full (non-beta) version 1.30. Frankly, it is amazing that this game is still being updated nearly two years after its initial release.
Graeme Devine .plan
1.29f Mac is 100% compatible with 1.29g, the fixes are almost all WIN32 related input/sound etc. There are no networking changes, QVM or othersuch evil things we've done in the pass to force everyone to upgrade. There's a forthcoming build that addresses the 1.29g build and that will be made available on all platforms, but meanwhile there will be nada zip zero no build of 1.29f for the Mac because we've already moved on from 1.29f.
And besides, we're working on DOOM. :-)
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