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Open GL 1.x.x problems!
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Nov 25, 1999, 04:08 PM
 
I'm running a Powerbook g3, rev A. where you can't change resolutions and when i run any game requiring OpenGL the game either crashes or it moves frame by frame extremely slow.

The only way to play the game is to use software rendering which for the new games isn't always the best. Also games like descent, unreal tournament and rainbow 6 demos don't seem to allow anything but open GL.

any suggestions?
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Nov 25, 1999, 08:48 PM
 
I'm not positive, but your problem might be that you don't have a powerful enough graphics accelerator, or you don't have enough video memory....or maybe even both. Go into the Apple System Profiler and see if you have a Rage II or Rage IIc graphics card....those cards aren't really very good and might not support OpenGL right.
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Nov 25, 1999, 11:33 PM
 
I'm on running on the rev a pbs. Umm I believe they are the lowest Rage card. RageII Lite even. It doesn't say the exact card name in the ASP but I am stuck on 1 resolution.

Anyways i'm hoping that you're wrong heh because it would really kill me if I can't run these games because they are only OpenGL.

I am able however to run Quake using the Rage card at decent speeds so maybe that'll help u.

thanks for your reply
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Nov 26, 1999, 02:59 AM
 
I beleive you need at least a Rage Pro to run opengl.

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Nov 26, 1999, 04:12 AM
 
The reason that the PowerBook G3 can't change from its default resolution isn't tied to the graphics chipset, but rather its LCD display.

It doesn't really matter, because the first PowerBook G3's don't have the Rage Pro or 128 chipsets required to run OpenGL.

The reason that Quake works in 3D acceleration is that it doesn't use an OpenGL implementation; it uses its own QuickDraw 3D RAVE engine.

Basically, on the older Rage II chipsets, the software must either support QuickDraw 3D RAVE rendering, or you're not going to see hardware acceleration.
     
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Nov 26, 1999, 04:02 PM
 
So you're telling me thatI cannot run OpenGL?

That really annoys me!
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Nov 27, 1999, 11:28 AM
 
Yea, no openGL for you! End of the line!

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Nov 27, 1999, 11:50 AM
 
THATS RIDICULOUS!!

would getting an ATI PCMCIA card and attaching another monitor do anything? Or if they ever make a graphics card for the pc slow would that work?

Anyone wanna buy my mac ;p!
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