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Thursday, August 12, 1999

Unreal Tourney Preview

The NG Network (Noogie Network?) has a preview of Unreal Tournament online. It's pretty brief and reads like Epic PR material. They have November 1999 as an approximate release date. Take that with the usual caveats.

Shogo News Galore

PlanetShogo reports the following:

Satan and Thorin have released a new version of servfixr.rez, the server-side anti-cheater rez. I'm trying to find out if they are going to continue working on both servfixr.rez and validate.rez (the rez for both clients and servers) or if they are going to focus their efforts on one.

Update: He replied that servfixr.rez will detect the "rapid fire" cheating problem, but nothing else. Validate.rez (in conjunction with servfixa.rez) will eliminate any kind of cheating. Some bugs still need to be worked out though. Stay tuned for further developments.

Someone convinced Awol to come out of retirement and run the Shogo Parties. Shogo Party is a weekly get-together on one (or both) of Awol's servers. He chooses the mod, everyone gets together and has a grand time.

DooBall has come up with a new map called Super Station 5, for small deathmatches or 1v1 action. Doo also announced that he is going to start work on some single-player maps too. Rock!

Connection Problems

My apologies to anyone who may not have been able to view the site at times recently. EZ-Net's (our most righteous ISP) upstream provider has been playing rousing games of "let's route packets to nowhere" recently. So if you've had trouble accessing this site or connecting to EZ-Net's Q3Test or Shogo servers, now you know why.

Wednesday, August 11, 1999


This is a link to an old site, but very fun and cool to visit. The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers is a site dedicated to information about the classic Apple ][, Atari, Commodore, etc, games written in the 1970s and 1980s. Very cool site. Highly recommended for the old farts in the crowd like those behind the authorship of this site :-)

New Ryan's Room

Ryan "Joltox" Greene has updated his Ryan's Room column. In this installment he sets the record straight on cheating in Shogo and shows it for what it really is. You can view it directly or through our commentary page.

Remember, Ryan's Room is first and foremost a question-and-answer column. Send all your PG-13 questions to him!

Tip for Newbie Quakers

One thing that took me forever to figure out in Q3Test is the importance of health and armor. I used to be a member of the "charge ahead, guns a-blazin'" school of Quake until I went into spectator mode and started following some of the better players around. They consistently picked up armor and health whenever possible. If they were getting really low, they would run rather than fight a losing battle. I know this tactic has really helped me.

Q3Test1 and Q3Test2 Strategy Guides

When I see things like this I usually say to myself, "Blah, blah, blah. Next." Do we really need guides for individual maps? Well, I read these two guides and did get some useful information. They are really good for someone playing Q3Test for the first time, and they are even helpful for the seasoned Quaker. Follow these links to the Q3Test1 Guide and the Q3Test2 Guide. I saw these on Blue's News (although his link to the Q3Test2 guide pointed to the Q3Test1 guide).

Live!Ware 2.1 CDs Available

Imagine my surprise when I checked the SoundBlaster Live! website and saw that the Live!Ware 2.1 CDs are actually in stock! SB Live! owners can order the CD on the website or by calling 1-800-998-1000 (in the USA anyway). The cost is $9.95 plus shipping and handling.

New RIPper

The Old Married Guys [RIP], the oldest (in respect to age of its members) Shogo MAD, welcomes GofraidhTheGnoble (GTG) into its illustrious ranks. The official RIP web page is a part of my Haus of Shogo website. Which reminds me, are you ready to become a RIPper, The Master?

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