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Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Winamp 2.50 released

WinAmp 2.50 has been released to the public as Freeware. Now, I think this is very cool, but it TOTALLY sucks that I paid for this sucker 6 months ago. Ah, well. To be honest I don't begrudge them the $20 I paid them. Winamp has been worth every penny.

Beware of Cheap TNT2s!

Ryan "Ridah" Feltrin has updated his .plan twice regarding cheap TNT2s that will not perform anywhere near as well as regular TNT2s or TNT2-Ultras. They use a 64bit bus instead of 128 bit, causing major performance slowdowns. Watch out for anything refering to "Model 64" or "Value" in the name.

loonyboi, Day Three

loonyboi chronicles day three of his travels with the Q3A magic bus. He also busts out the digital camera and provides some more screenshots of the new female Q3A model, some more Orbb shots, and pictures of the weirdness in general.

Tuesday, August 24, 1999

Today's Sign of the Apocalypse

I saw in the paper that Tiger Woods will be restructuring his deal with Nike for an estimated $85-90 million dollars over the next five years. Remember that the next time you wonder why you have to drop a C note for some sneakers.

The Master comments: A C-Note?!? You mean one? How long ago could you get Nikes for piddling change like that A.T.?


Wraith has released not one but two new versions of WraithRez, a GUI for Lith's LithRez tool (kind of like what WinZip is for Pkzip). You can get the latest version here or check out his BloodBath website for the most up-to-date news. This will be mainly useful for mod makers or for people who like probing around in various rezs.

Monolith Teams Up With Fox

I saw that Monolith and Fox have signed an agreement. Fox Interactive will produce and distribute Sanity and No One Lives Forever (or whatever they are going to call it). Maybe this will let Lith focus on the games and keep either of these titles from dying the early death that Shogo did. Thanks PlanetShogo.

loonyboi, Day Two

loonyboi's Day Two report whilst following the Q3A bus (The Who's "Magic Bus" keeps popping into my head) in now online. Check it out!

Light Flares in Q3Test

After I dusted my system, I ran some Q3Test timedemos to see if the complete reinstall helped any. To my amazement, I gained between 2-3 FPS (a 4% speed-up)! I didn't think that was right, so I double-checked my settings. To my amazement, the difference was light flares! Having them disabled gave me that much of a speed increase, an even greater increase than switching to vertex lighting from lightmaps! Do some timedemos and check for yourself.

Windows 2000 Excuses

My super-secret operative in the Twin Cities (hi Joe!) passed along this little gem. It's the Top 10 Items to Memorize If You Upgrade to Windows 2000. It's geared more toward IS professionals, but I found it amusing nonetheless, especially #1.

The Master comments: Personally I liked #7 and #4 myself :-)

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