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Offline nasty

Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« on: November 28, 2005, 01:40:19 PM »
hey guys i'm wondering if there's a demo of quake 2 out there somewhere.  I quite fancy buying the game, but am One of the unlucky guys who own's a PPC 160mhz (hopefully upgrade it next year at some point) So i was thinking that it wouldnt run that great. So if there isnt a demo has anyone ran this game on a PPC 160mhz? and does it run ok?
Specs:
A1200PT, mediator c/w voodoo 3 2000, sb128, 60G HDD,OS3.9,LITEON CDR, nec 4x4 changer,External Scan Doubler,Cocolino adapter,PS2 keyboard adaptor.

Morphos 2.6, mini mac g4 @ 1.25ghz.
 

Offline MarkAshley

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 01:57:15 PM »
I don't think there is a playable demo but there are some watchable demos that are rendered in realtime using the quake engine so it should give you some idea of how it will perform.

Alternatively I think there's a port of winquake which should be an Amiga executable. If you can download the demo data files for Quake then it should work with this executable (like a WAD file for Doom).

You can find all of these on Aminet.
A1200
Blizzard 040/33/128MB
Mediator PCI
Voodoo 3000
All stuffed in to a D-BOX
 

Offline amigakit

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 02:03:03 PM »
If you have a decent graphics card, Quake II is playable on a PPC 160Mhz.  128MB of RAM is recommended.
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Offline nasty

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2005, 02:06:09 PM »
Well i have the Voodoo3 so i guess it should be ok
Specs:
A1200PT, mediator c/w voodoo 3 2000, sb128, 60G HDD,OS3.9,LITEON CDR, nec 4x4 changer,External Scan Doubler,Cocolino adapter,PS2 keyboard adaptor.

Morphos 2.6, mini mac g4 @ 1.25ghz.
 

Offline amigakit

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005, 02:08:49 PM »
Yes that fine.  My only problem is that I run Workbench to match the TFT native screen resolution of 1280x1024 and this leaves very little of the Mediator's 8MB window for Quake II.

It means that I have to run WB in a lower resolution to get the game to work :-(
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Offline MarkAshley

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 02:12:26 PM »
Does Quake take advantage of the Voodoo and compensate for a slower processor? In other words, will it run like a dog on my 040?  :lol:
A1200
Blizzard 040/33/128MB
Mediator PCI
Voodoo 3000
All stuffed in to a D-BOX
 

Offline amigakit

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2005, 03:41:53 PM »
It will be pretty slow, a BlizzardPPC is what the game needs.
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Offline m1screant

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2005, 03:51:15 PM »
i run Quake II on my PPC. Its very playable. Trouble is the highest resolution i can use is 640x480. The drop in speed at 800x600 is massive.

Is there a technical reason for this?
 

Offline MarkAshley

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2005, 03:55:25 PM »
Quote

amigakit wrote:
It will be pretty slow, a BlizzardPPC is what the game needs.

Too pricey for me at the moment unfortunately :-(
A1200
Blizzard 040/33/128MB
Mediator PCI
Voodoo 3000
All stuffed in to a D-BOX
 

Offline amigakit

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2005, 04:11:26 PM »
Yes the Mediator can only move 8MB chunks around at anyone time (hopefully the Dragon will fix this).  Therefore on larger screenmodes, you have more data and there needs to be more fetches, hence the much larger slow down.
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Offline Varthall

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2005, 04:17:00 PM »
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MarkAshley wrote:
I don't think there is a playable demo but there are some watchable demos that are rendered in realtime using the quake engine so it should give you some idea of how it will perform.

Actually a playable demo of Quake 2 exists, I've played and finished it on my AmigaOne running the Linux' version of the Quake 2 engine. It should be downloadable on at least id's website.

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Offline Vincent

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2005, 04:19:38 PM »
Yup there is.

You'd need to get the QII Amiga exe somewhere else though.
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Offline Narayan

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2005, 04:26:59 PM »
Download - Win32 - 37MB

;o)  
 

Offline Narayan

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2005, 04:28:56 PM »
and that's win32...

;o)

'Where's that 32 now then... I'll mouseclickitt 34 to be able to play'... etc...
 

Offline Vincent

Re: Is There A Demo Of Quake II
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2005, 10:11:53 PM »
But doesn't Amiga QII use the same pak files etc as PC QII.

I know for QI all you need is the PC version unpacked on your Amiga along with one file called AmigaQuake (or similar).  It's the same with the Doom games.

QII should be the same, get the PC version, unpack it (or install it on the PC and copy the dir to the Miggy) and use the Amiga QII exe.  If you can find the Amiga QII exe.
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I don\'t think I have the stomach for it." - Raziel