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Sazar 02-12-04 12:06 PM

any info on a 64bit ut2004 demo ?
 
seeing as how the lads on the chat said they were releasing a 64bit version... is there an eta on when this will be released in correlation to winxp 64 gold?

Morrow 02-12-04 12:53 PM

Re: any info on a 64bit ut2004 demo ?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Sazar
seeing as how the lads on the chat said they were releasing a 64bit version... is there an eta on when this will be released in correlation to winxp 64 gold?
Don't hold your breath. WinXP 64-bit nonbeta will not be released before Fall 2004. So don't expect a 64-bit version of UT2004 before that same period.

Sazar 02-12-04 01:00 PM

Re: Re: any info on a 64bit ut2004 demo ?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Morrow
Don't hold your breath. WinXP 64-bit nonbeta will not be released before Fall 2004. So don't expect a 64-bit version of UT2004 before that same period.
Quote:

is there an eta on when this will be released in correlation to winxp 64 gold?
so basically when after winxp 64 goes gold should I be expecting my lovely 64bit ut2k4 ?

SavagePaladin 02-12-04 02:24 PM

Probably.

Linuxes 64 bit client will ship in the box, and the Windows version will be released after the Windows for it ships.

I doubt it'll be fall though. Sometime this summer is my guess.

Skinner 02-12-04 05:45 PM

The Final UT2004 version will have a 64 bits core,

http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums...hreadid=320354

I saw also a script for a future d3drenderer inthe demo :eek:

UDawg 02-12-04 05:56 PM

The special edition is on DVD for the same price as the CD at EB. So if we could that with 64bit, how could would that be?

cms 02-12-04 08:10 PM

Re: Re: any info on a 64bit ut2004 demo ?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Morrow
Don't hold your breath. WinXP 64-bit nonbeta will not be released before Fall 2004. So don't expect a 64-bit version of UT2004 before that same period.
You sure about this?! I thought Microsoft is officially shooting for April to release WinXP to the public. Personally, I don't think they will make it but I don't anticipate the release comming in the fall unless a lack of drivers makes them hesitant to release it.

As far as the question posed by the thread originator goes: the 64-bit version of UT2003/UT2004 is done. Epic has stated as such. Once Win64 is released, the 64-bit version of UT2003 will be available for download (it's just the executable minus the graphics files which shouldnt' be to large, exe's aren't huge, the graphics stuff is what fills up the CDs) to present owners of UT2003 who just bought AMD64 systems and Windows64. As far as UT2004 goes, there was supposed to be support for 64-bit out of the box. However, Windows 64 release has been pushed out (originally, it was scheduled to be released in January or Febuarary, well before UT2004). However, since the release date has been pushed back it's probably up in the air what they'll do. Probably allow owners of the game to download the 64-bit exe as well and maybe slip it into production CDs at a future date/time. Who knows for sure. For more defenitive info, go to www.amdzone.com and look in the news items and forum. Heck, it may not hurt to post in the forum and ask for links as proof as Tim Sweeney and other Epic folk have been interviewed as saying the above. I don't have the links to such interviews though. I post as cmsmith in their forum by the way.

I know you asked about UT2004, but there are other games being released in 64-bit flavors. Valve is releasing 64-bit versions of various games/servers in 64-bit, both current games as well as upcomming titles such as Half-Life 2. I think UbiSoft has stated their intention to release Far Cry in 64-bit. They made a big deal saying how much better the graphics are in 64-bit mode (thanks to the extra registers and such, no doubt...). America's Army (based on UT2003 engine) will be 64-bit as well. There are just some examples as I think there are several other games with plans to go to 64-bit. There really is quite a nice performance boost going to 64-bit mode in AMD64 as those 8 extra registers are sweet. :angel2:

SavagePaladin 02-13-04 01:47 PM

Well I doubt they're shooting for April cause they're waiting for XP SP2 code to be finished and incorporated.
My guess is that won't show up in April, though I've been wrong before.

saturnotaku 02-13-04 02:09 PM

I thought XP SP2 wasn't going to be ready until summer. There have been so many reports though, who knows what to believe. :confused:

SavagePaladin 02-13-04 02:25 PM

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Originally posted by saturnotaku
I thought XP SP2 wasn't going to be ready until summer. There have been so many reports though, who knows what to believe. :confused:
to my knowledge MSes page still says 1h04

cms 02-13-04 03:06 PM

Re: Re: any info on a 64bit ut2004 demo ?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Morrow
Don't hold your breath. WinXP 64-bit nonbeta will not be released before Fall 2004. So don't expect a 64-bit version of UT2004 before that same period.
I just had a thought regarding this: Linux users will probably have a 64-bit version. UT2003 64-bit has been done for a while now although I'm not sure anyone can go download it. Heck, I think UT2003 for Windows has been done for a while now as well...

cms 02-13-04 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SavagePaladin
Well I doubt they're shooting for April cause they're waiting for XP SP2 code to be finished and incorporated.
My guess is that won't show up in April, though I've been wrong before.

Well, you are correct and this was another reason why I didn't think they would make the April release date. I'm a developer by trade myself. I don't have specific knowledge about this stuff as I don't need to know in my current job, but SP2 was supposed to come out during the April/May timeframe for WinXP. My understanding was WinXP 64-bit for AMD was originally supposed to come out the beginning of this year. However, it was MS's desire to sync up the releases such that WinXP would have SP2 built into the OS so the user wouldn't have to update a bit down the road in the near future. So, they delayed the release (supposedly till April as I recall) of WinXP for AMD64 so they could implement SP2 code into the release. Between this and a general concern of driver availability, I'm questioning whether they'll make an April relase or not. However, I never in my wildest dreams thought it wouldn't come out till Fall. :eek:


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