Quake 1.2 goes 64-bit, drops PPC support
A golden oldie or just moldy? Whatever your take, Quake is now 64-bit native and your grandpa’s PowerPC Mac will no longer cut the realistic 3D mustard. Plus there’s a whole lotta new love for Xbox and Sony DaulShock controllers.
And, there’s Multiple player, in either cooperative or deathmatch modes, too — nice touch.
• Dropped support for PowerPC based Macs
• Added native 64-bit Intel support
• Rewrote display and display mode system
• Fixed broken fullscreen support of software renderer versions under MacOS X 10.7
• Fixed smearing of console and modal dialogs if FSAA is enabled
• Rewrote input system. Uses now IOHIDManager
• Added support for game pads. Tested with: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller (requires driver), Sony DUALSHOCK 2 for PlayStation 2 (with Play.com Dual PS2 to PC Convertor, no driver required), Sony DUALSHOCK 3 for PlayStation 3 (no driver required)
• Added support for actuators. Tested with: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller (requires driver), Rewrote audio system. Uses now AudioGraph/AudioUnits
• Redesigned settings dialog for command-line arguments
• Overhauled help
The last time Quake for OS X was updated? I could be wrong, but it looks like the last patch shipped way, way back in 2006.
That said, you will need an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 or later to play Quake 1.2. Further, if you won’t have an existing Quake install, you’ll need to also download the shareware ID2 folder from id.