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12-25-2001, 07:50 AM
I need to know if it is possible for me to install OpenGL without re-installing my OS. I'm running Mac OS 8.0 on a horizontal (pre-iMac) PowerMac G3. I believe that the computer came with an ATi Rage card. Is this enough for OpenGL to work?

Qwylli
12-31-2001, 03:51 PM
MacOS 8.0? No, I don't think it will run, but if you install the free 8.1 upgrade, on the other hand...

02-24-2002, 06:41 AM
Well, managed to upgrade to system 8.1, but my G3 is not one of the "blue-and-white" ones. It's actually a HORIZONTAL model (it came with a built-in zip drive). I'm not sure, but I think it has an ATi RAGE 128 card pre-installed. But, a while back, we had a memory upgrade to boost the RAM from 32 MB (total w/o VM) to 160 MB. I'm worried that that upgrade may have required removal of the ATi card. If I downloaded a version of OpenGL compatible with 8.1, would I be able to run MacTrueReality (a Nintendo 64 emulator) safely?

Stuck in 1998

henryj
03-16-2002, 06:02 PM
It is possible to install OpenGL on a beige g3 but don't expect a) decent performance or b) full opengl features.

Those macs came with rage pro cards (not 128) which basically sucked.

04-04-2002, 05:01 PM
True Reality has absolutely no compatibility and speed on even a fast mac. Striving for this emulator is not worth it.