1.2.12 is officially released!
The download is here
The bullet points on changes are here
that was touched in the source since 1.2.11 is here
Roughly everthing resolved bug report since 1.2.11 is here
Please ask your distribution to upgrade their packages. 1.2.12 is binary
compatible with everything back to 1.2.0 (and maybe earlier!) so it should
be safe to just update the existing libraries in-place with an updated
SDL_mixer, SDL_image, SDL_net, and SDL_ttf all had new releases today too.
All of them are minor bugfix releases, and remain binary compatible.
Thanks to everyone that put in a lot of long hours to make this happen!
1.1.1 devbranch: http://icculus.org/news/news.php?id=3964
Rewrite #5: http://icculus.org/toby/
Pardon our mess while building your next installer: http://icculus.org/mojosetup/
Okay, time to calibrate expectations a little.
I'm getting a lot of email asking about the Mac versions of Gears of War and
UT3, so here are a few nuggets of truth that are subject to change at any
time. Will there be a PowerPC version? Maybe.
It is definitely our desire to do one, but it's lower priority. We all
understand that you bought an uber quad-core G5 that can beat the pants off
any stupid Intel Mac, and it would play the game perfectly
concern is that the vast majority of PowerPC systems simply don't have an
acceptable video card unless you bought an expensive computer that was
really meant for high-end professionals (that is, a workstation, not a
consumer system). That being said, time is being spent making sure that
various middleware is PowerPC friendly, and I've already added PowerPC
support for atomic operations, etc. The xbox360 port isn't as directly
helpful as various Mac forum comments inevitably suggest, but it generally does
keep everyone honest about byte ordering in data, etc, and
frankly, those are the most difficult issues to track down. If there isn't
a PowerPC build in the box, it's a question of running out of time to make
deadline, and we'll probably ship it in a later patch. Funny how last year
we were shipping patches to add Intel support. :)
In any case, if we ship a PowerPC version, it will be G5-only, and require
at least the latest OS X 10.4 release, and will absolutely refuse to start
otherwise. I don't see any sense in condescending to G3/G4 systems for a
title like Gears, and we'll need OpenGL functionality that doesn't exist in
10.3. You have been warned! Will there be a 64-bit version? No.
You really need OS X 10.5 to even start thinking about this on the Mac, and
it's probably just not worth the effort in the short term. I'm sure
UnrealEngine3 itself will support this for future games, though, and as I
work on a Linux/amd64 box, I tend to clean up 64-bit issues as I go. Will it work with my video card? Maybe.
It will definitely work with the X1600 chips in the Intel iMacs and original
MacBook Pros. We haven't even started testing on the crappy integrated
Intel video chips in the Mac Minis and MacBooks, but I am not terribly
optimistic that these will ever give a good gaming experience. The jury is
still out. I'll report back later. Will it support my dual-processor/dual-core machine? Yes.
There is already threading done inside the engine on all platforms, so if
the engine sees multiple processors, it will use them. This includes
machines with multiple "cores" since each is a physical CPU in itself.
Every Intel Mac (except that one crappy Core Solo Mac Mini) has at least
two cores, so that's a win.
I'm sure there are other questions, so I'll add more here as appropriate.