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Old 03-24-09, 04:21 PM   #1
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Read the full here:
http://www.idsoftware.com/wolfenstei...evelopment.htm

Funny as hell, especially this part:

I told EA that we were NOT going to ship that as the first Id Software product on the iPhone. Using the iPhone's hardware 3D acceleration was a requirement, and it should be easy -- when I did the second generation mobile renderer (written originally in java) it was layered on top of a class I named TinyGL that did the transform / clip / rasterize operations fairly close to OpenGL semantics, but in fixed point and with both horizontal and vertical rasterization options for perspective correction. The developers came back and said it would take two months and exceed their budget.

Rather than having a big confrontation over the issue, I told them to just send the project to me and I would do it myself. Cass Everitt had been doing some personal work on the iPhone, so he helped me get everything set up for local iPhone development here, which is a lot more tortuous than you would expect from an Apple product. As usual, my off the cuff estimate of "Two days!" was optimistic, but I did get it done in four, and the game is definitely more pleasant at 8x the frame rate.
And I had fun doing it.
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Old 03-24-09, 08:00 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see Wolf3D on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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Old 03-24-09, 09:47 PM   #4
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The guy's a badass.
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Old 03-24-09, 10:14 PM   #5
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John Carmack ftw! I'm really excited to get a copy of Wolf3D on iPhone soon. It's free and it uses high res artworks (Flag, Nazi soldiers and whatnot looks more detailed).
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Old 03-25-09, 12:37 AM   #6
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JC is dah man no sheet.
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Old 03-25-09, 12:54 AM   #7
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John Carmack ftw! I'm really excited to get a copy of Wolf3D on iPhone soon. It's free and it uses high res artworks (Flag, Nazi soldiers and whatnot looks more detailed).
it'll be 5 dollars, but he released source code for free, so you should be able to compile and put it on jailbroken ones.
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That's awesome.

Carmack is the man.

We're lucky to have him back in the industry. I think he actually planned on dropping out of the gaming scene a few years ago.
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it'll be 5 dollars, but he released source code for free, so you should be able to compile and put it on jailbroken ones.
I just read about it will be charged $4.99. I'll still get it.

http://kotaku.com/5183102/worlds-fir...wolfenstein-3d
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Wolfenstein 3D is out on App store for iPhone. I'm a bit disappointed to see they didn't use high resolution artworks as seen in Mac / Jaguar version.
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Haha way to go Carmack

I probably won't own an iPhone or any apple product for that matter in the foreseeable future, but it's still cool that they're exploring the mobile platform
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