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joz31
24th September 2005, 08:26 PM
hi,
does anyone know what the "entry level" iBook is to get the fancy ripple effect in dashboard?

has anyone tried it on an older iBook? ;)

cheers :)

Squozen
24th September 2005, 08:34 PM
The answer to the first question is yes.

To answer your second question, yes.

emacmark
24th September 2005, 08:39 PM
Cmon Squozen, enlighten us. :P

joz31
24th September 2005, 08:44 PM
Ok ok,

could "someone" please tell me WHAT the entry level iBook is to see the fancy ripple effect in dashboard.....

thankyou... :P

dev_enter
24th September 2005, 08:45 PM
Yep, one of the current iBooks.

joz31
24th September 2005, 08:47 PM
none of the G3s work?

Disko
24th September 2005, 08:51 PM
No, none of the G3's work. iirc, it was the latest iBook update that is the first to support core image in Tiger - i could be off by an update though.

QueenOfSwords
24th September 2005, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by Disko@Sep 24 2005, 08:51 PM
No, none of the G3's work. iirc, it was the latest iBook update that is the first to support core image in Tiger - i could be off by an update though.
It's the most recent iBook rev... G4 iBooks with Radeon 9200 and below can't see it. I think it only worked after a Tiger patch though.

Squozen
25th September 2005, 10:05 AM
I don't think any patches were required.

The requirement for the ripple effect is a graphics chip that supports PixelShader 2.0 in OpenGL. That means the Radeon 9550 or above, or the Nvidia FX5200 or above.

The ripple is highly overrated by those that can't see it, by the way.

Maticks
25th September 2005, 11:13 AM
Also the G1 powerbooks cant do it as well due to coreimage not supported.
Friend of mine saw the ripple effect on his mac mini and said my powerbook doesnt do that. :)

Phillip
25th September 2005, 01:38 PM
CoreImage is support on all Macs that run Tiger.

It will just run better with cards that support PixelShader 2.0 because it will use the GPU instead of the CPU. Apple has just limited the 'Ripple' effect on cards that don't support CoreImage running on the GPU, because it would use too much precious CPU power.

And, as someone has already pointed out, the ripple is highly overrated. It's almost annoying.

Kildare
25th September 2005, 08:31 PM
As noted only the current iBook does the "ripple effect"
It does not work on my previous gen iBook (12" / 1.2GHz / 9200) however I have seen it first hand on the newer (12" / 1.33GHz / 9550) models.