World of Warcraft 2.2 to Feature MacBook-Specific Improvements

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Date: Monday, July 16th, 2007, 08:07
Category: Software

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In other news, Blizzard Entertainment has released a new beta version of its World of Warcraft massive multiplayer online role playing game.
The version 2.2 beta, which according to Macworld News, has yet to be released to the public, will include changes such as bug-fixes, revised items, player balancing and the ability to capture gameplay footage via QuickTime.
The new version will require Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later and QuickTime 7.1.6 or later to be able to make use of the new QuickTime functionality.
Perhaps the most interesting new change for portable users are graphics optimizations that are being made. The new version will incorporate changes which utilize AltiVec on PowerPC-based Macs and SSE on Intel-based Macs. The changes are expected to yield performance boosts on Macs wherein vertex animation shaders aren’t available such as the Mac Minis and MacBooks, which use Intel integrated video systems as opposed to specific graphic cards.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on this, let us know over in the forums.


wowicon.jpg
In other news, Blizzard Entertainment has released a new beta version of its World of Warcraft massive multiplayer online role playing game.
The version 2.2 beta, which according to Macworld News, has yet to be released to the public, will include changes such as bug-fixes, revised items, player balancing and the ability to capture gameplay footage via QuickTime.
The new version will require Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later and QuickTime 7.1.6 or later to be able to make use of the new QuickTime functionality.
Perhaps the most interesting new change for portable users are graphics optimizations that are being made. The new version will incorporate changes which utilize AltiVec on PowerPC-based Macs and SSE on Intel-based Macs. The changes are expected to yield performance boosts on Macs wherein vertex animation shaders aren’t available such as the Mac Minis and MacBooks, which use Intel integrated video systems as opposed to specific graphic cards.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on this, let us know over in the forums.

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