In the days "before" OpenGL

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Came across a Macintosh "hackers" page with all sorts of interesting projects and programs. This is pretty old, but some of you might engine it.

http://www.async.caltech.edu/~kp/Mofrug/motex.html
His little article (remember this is from the Doom days) answers "Why can all those games have texture-mapped 3d and be fast at the same time?"

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Fascinating! So thats why they called it 2.5D. Personally I'm glad I never had to deal with crud like that. OpenGL has been around since I was in kindergarden!!!
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... but it's only been usefully accelerated for 5 years or so now. Before then, it was way too slow to use for games...
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Quote:Originally posted by OneSadCookie
... but it's only been usefully accelerated for 5 years or so now. Before then, it was way too slow to use for games...


I didn't say it was fully accelerated when I was in kindergarten. I'm not THAT young. I'm saying that its first release was about when I was in kindergarten.
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Friode... Entertaining, but a *really* bad pun!
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