AMRVoxel - a 3D racing game
was started many moons ago, and was originally intended to be a
commercial release. Unfortunately, events conspired and this was
obvious during the development of this project that the 68030 processor
I was using at the time was nowhere near powerful enough to make
like this playable. At the time, the first PowerPC accelerator cards
been released for the A4000 and A1200, but I was reluctant to spend
a large amount of cash on an aging machine that would be difficult to
or replace should it die...
magazine and Phase 5 (makers of the CyberStorm PPC and Blizzard
PPC cards) ran a competition, in which the developers of the five most
projects would be given a PPC card, on the proviso that their project
be ported to the PowerPC processor within a year.
submitted to this competition, and was a winner!
the prizes were never awarded.
coming months, Gateway (or whoever owned the Amiga brand at the
time!) made their shock announcement that the PowerPC processor wasn't
to feature heavily in the Amiga's future after all, which I'm sure
a lot of people from buying a PowerPC card, and after several months
no progress, the magazine was closed.
In the meantime,
I wasn't going to buy a PowerPC card if there was still
a chance I would be given one!
The end result
of this fiasco is that I never owned a PowerPC card for my
old A4000/030; depite this, I was able to produce a port of AMRVoxel,
a friend's card. The result is available for download below,
with a 68K version.
Needless to say,
the project is now dead, and since the techniques used within
don't translate too well to modern 3D hardware on PCs, I'm unlikely to
it for the forseeable future.
the most recent
version. Contains 68K and PPC binaries - 780k
for 68K and