Archive for the ‘3D’ Category

Parallels Desktop 3.0 Now With Native 3D Acceleration

June 8, 2007

Here’s an interesting comment however – “Also after checking, this software costs more than XP Pro and Vista Home Premium.”

Parallels Desktop for Mac is currently the leading consumer level PC virtualization platform for OS X. The company made news when it first launched its Parallels Desktop, allowing users to run Windows XP at near native processing speeds. In some cases, users actually experienced an increase in speeds.

Parallels Inc. made headlines late last year when it announced that its popular application would be receiving a major upgrade in the form of 3D acceleration. One of the prime features that Parallels users could not take advantage of were 3D features on their Macs. At the time, Parallels spokesperson Ben Rudolph indicated that when finalized, 3D acceleration in Parallels Desktop would be “fast.”

This week the 3D version of Parallels Desktop for Mac (version 3.0) was made official, launching the much anticipated support for 3D acceleration.”

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Id Software Announces New Game Engine

May 31, 2007

“With releases for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 scheduled for the end of this calendar year, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars now seems to be comfortably on autopilot. With this joint project between id Software and Splash Damage soon to be complete, it now seems as if id has been freed to work on yet another engine to be used with another brand new franchise.At a London event earlier this week, id CEO Todd Hollenshead was the first to reveal the news to GamesIndustry.biz.

“We are working on an all-new franchise,” he stated. “It’s not Doom, it’s not Quake, it’s not Wolfenstein, it’s not Enemy Territory, it’s not even Commander Keen! It is a new id brand with an all-new John Carmack engine, and I think that when we show it to people, once again they’ll see, just like they saw when we first showed Doom 3, that John Carmack still has a lot of magic left.””

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3D Printers

May 7, 2007

Quite pricey, but cool nonetheless.

“One of the leading manufacturers of these printers is Desktop Factory, which says that such printers should cost only around $1,000 in about four years. (Prices this year will hover around $5,000.)”

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DirectX 3D Acceleration on the Mac via VMWare

February 13, 2007

This is probably great news for you Mac fans….both of you.

An unexpected video has turned up showing the Windows Gaming capabilities of VMware Fusion Beta Build running on the Mac (via TUAW). Overall it’s pretty impressive and seems to handle the most demanding of game titles. According to a VMware employee, who just got wind of the video, he notes that DirectX 8.1 support will be included in both VMware Workstation 6 (Windows, Linux) and VMware Fusion (Mac), but DirectX 9 – which is required for running Windows Vista Aero – won’t be out for sometime (though it is their goal to include it).”

Link with video