Aspyr releases the first Mac OSX patch for DOOM 3, upgrading it to version 1.3, in sync with the earlier Win32 and Linux updates. In addition to the general v1.3 changes, this release also implements a preview of the OpenAL sound support, a couple of crash and bug fixes, and a few other tweaks.
- Punkbuster support - server provides pk4 file download URLS ( http/ftp ), client has internal download - new class of pk4 files: 'addon paks' are only referenced when the map is loaded in - pk4 downloads and addon paks come with a number of fixes to the 'pure server mode' filesystem code - fixed ragdoll bouncyness - fix how D3 detects LAN client vs internet clients - LZW compression of render demos - fix command line parameter passing
- Preview OpenAL support ( 5.1 Sound + External sound cards ) - Keypad keys are correctly handled - Fixed Creator Code - French Keyboard Fix - Fixed crash when restarting using custom mods - Fixed crash with vid_restart - Fixed crash on 10.4 when canceling the startup dialog
DOOM 3 1.3 This patch will update your Macintosh copy of Doom 3 from version 1.1 to version 1.3. Installation instructions To install this update, double click the Installer and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be asked to locate the Doom 3 folder that is installed on your hard disk. Notes - Using this update will reset your progress in whatever map you are currently saved in. When loading a saved game, the player starts at the begining of that map with their inventory intact. - Using this update may reset the Nightmare skill setting. If you are playing in Nightmare mode before applying this update, you may to re-enable it in the console (g_nightmare 1). After enabling it in the console, the game must be relaunched in order for nightmare mode to show up as a selectable option. - This update implements a preview version of Open AL support that provides full 5.1 surround sound. Use this feature ONLY with an Open AL compliant 5.1 sound card. To activate the OpenAL preview support, hold down the Command (?) key as you launch the game, then check the box next to the "Use OpenAL" in the Doom 3 Preferences dialog. You should also select "surround" sound from the in-game options menu. **Users may experience sound glitches or sound drops while using the preview Open AL option.
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