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Slow Learner
12-27-2000, 11:37 PM
PowerComputing PowerCenter Pro 240 LP, OS 8.6
(Power Mac 7200, PowerPC 604e, 241 MHz)
Display card ATY,mach64_3D.pcc, Model ATY,GT-B, ROM # 113-38202-1.0f17

Shouldn't OpenGL 1.1.2 work with this set-up? So far, the only thing I have purchased that would take advantage of OpenGL (Quake 2), doesn't work with the OpenGL video setting. Not a big gamer so this is my first experience with the whole business.

Thanks in advance....

12-28-2000, 02:27 AM

I am far from an expert on this subject and I don't know about your video card but go here http://www.maxon.net/pages/download/benchmark_documentation.html and download Cinebench v1.0 which you will find is actually Cinebench 2000. This benchmark app will test 3D and one of the tests is OpenGL. If it runs, you have the hardware/software and there is something about Quake 2.

One caution listed on the link page is below:

Important Notes On Graphics Accelerators
Some graphics accelerators are known to silently switch OFF acceleration on resolutions higher than 800x600 pixels or higher than 1024x768 pixels. Some of these cards quit acceleration when your screen resolution is higher than the mentioned values.....

Hope this helps. k

12-28-2000, 05:17 AM
I'm not certain that OpenGL runs on 64-bit ATI Rage II or Rage Pro cards, but I may be incorrect.

Also...wasn't OpenGL released as part of OS9?

12-28-2000, 04:57 PM
OpenGL is also part of OS8.6. Runs fine for me, either in 8.6 or 9.0.4. k

12-30-2000, 12:39 AM
OpenGL works with OS 8.6, but the Rage II chipset on your PCP riser card can't hack it. The Rage Pro chip is the earliest that can do OpenGL but not good. You need an ATI 128 (Orion, Nexus, VR) or a Voodoo 3/4/5. Not sure about Formac.

12-30-2000, 02:03 AM
The ProFormance3+ 32MB card does OpenGL very well. k