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Tee
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Nov 20, 2000, 07:59 PM
 
I just installed the OpenGL 1.1.2 package from: http://www.apple.com/opengl/

on my Rev.1 Beige G3

It seems like basic system functions like menu scrolling have slowed down a bit.
Is this possible or is it just me?
I never know how to make sure I have the right extensions for my ATI chip...
     
The Wolfe
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Nov 21, 2000, 07:04 PM
 
Well, the Rev A Beige G3's ATI chip does not support OpenGL, so it may actually be you machine slowing down a tad - but frankly I don't see why this would happen. The Rage Pro and up support OpenGL.

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Nov 21, 2000, 10:09 PM
 
Well, the Rev A Beige G3's ATI chip does not support OpenGL, so it may actually be you machine slowing down a tad - but frankly I don't see why this would happen. The Rage Pro and up support OpenGL.
Well I don't know about the beige G3s, however the post quoted above is incorrect since the Rev. A iMacs use the Rage IIc chip and they are able to run OpenGL enabled applications.
     
Tee  (op)
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Nov 22, 2000, 08:10 AM
 
I just used the OpenGL installer to uninstall it, since you said my system won't support it anyway...

Then I popped in my OS 8.6 CD and added the ATI software.

Everything seems to be 'back to normal' now!
Oddly, even though I only selected the ATI stuff, the installer log indicates that it 'updated' and installed a ton of other stuff...

Thanks for the info!
     
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Nov 22, 2000, 07:43 PM
 
They may be able to run OpenGL apps, but they won't be excellerated by the ATI RageIIc chips.

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Nov 24, 2000, 05:19 AM
 
I think you need to have the 4 meg add-on ram for OpenGL to work on those chips
     
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Nov 25, 2000, 06:49 PM
 
I had the same problem. See my post in this forum titled "slow scrolling speed". Install the ATI Video SW Update 1.0 available from ATI's website. That should get you going.
     
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Nov 27, 2000, 11:37 AM
 
The site Tee posted eight days ago has the download for OpenGL1.1.2 but I seem to have 1.1.3: I've no memory of whether it was pre-loaded or not, I'm just assuming it's legit and the latest version.

I'm right, aren't I?

[This message has been edited by posthumanus (edited 11-27-2000).]
     
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Nov 27, 2000, 05:49 PM
 
I downloaded the Cro-Mag Rally demo from pangeasoft.net and it comes with OpenGL 1.2.1 which it requires to work with 8.6 as per Pangea website. I cannot get it to load, however. A dialog box says you must have OS 9 to use 1.2.1. I understand this is the only way to get 1.2.1 right now.
     
   
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