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Friday, September 24, 1999

UT Demo Mondayish

I've gathered from various sources around the web that the full UT demo will not be released this weekend. Look for it around Monday. The cool thing is that they will have the 3D sound stuff (A3D and EAX) in the new demo. You might want to consider downloading the 3dfx-only demo now so you only have to download the patch when the full demo comes out and the servers get hit hard. Just a thought . . .

I just noticed that the GT update says the demo will be out on Monday the 24th. We'll assume they mean the 27th. Buy that man a calendar!

Some GreenMarine humor

Saw this in Brandon "GreenMarine" Reinhart's .plan update today:
CRUSH CRUSH!!!!!

SMASH!!! SMASH!!!! CRUSH!!!!

CRUSH STOMP STOMP SMASH CRUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!

CRUSH SMASH SMASH CRUSH!!!!
I've had days like that. Heck, my last two weeks have been like that...

Kinda looks like a script from "The Incredible Hulk".

DirectX 7 and Movies

After I installed DirectX 7, I noticed that the intro movie on NHL 2000 started to flicker. I noticed in the DirectX setup that some DirectMedia files were missing. Upon downloading DirectAnimation from the Windows Update site (or through the DirectX site, if you have Win95) those files were installed and my movies no longer flicker. The DirectMedia stuff provides some movie codecs that can make movies display better. It certainly worked in this case.

User Friendly is published!

Good news for Illiad, of User Friendly. O'Reilly is scheduled to release his first book collection of User Friendly in October, 1999. Excellent-I will be picking this one up!

Thursday, September 23, 1999

A Little Too Ironic?

Is there anyone besides me who wonders about a game called Final Fantasy VIII? OK, this is REALLY the last fantasy. Honest.

Doncha think? It's like rAAAAAIIIIaaaaiiIIIIiiin, on your.... *SLAP* sorry-didn't mean to explode there. We now return you to your regularly scheduled madness

Shogo Amiga Port

Shogo news . . . go fig! I saw on PlanetShogo that Amiga Extreme has an interview with Hyperion Software regarding their port of Shogo to the Amiga. Among the tidbits of information is the news that all custom maps will work fine, but mods will need to be recompiled to work with the Amiga. How much of a pain that will be remains to be seen.

DirectX 7 Testing

I've tested the new DirectX 7 with NHL 2000, Jedi Knight, Shogo, the UT Demo (I believe the Unified driver "translates" the Glide stuff into D3D calls). So far everything works fine. I haven't noticed any major speed-ups, but then again JK maxes out the refresh rate of my monitor, so you could hardly expect a speed-up there :)

Q3Test 1.09 News

sCary fired off an email to id's Graeme Devine for some information about the changes in the forthcoming Q3Test release. No word on when the next test should be out, but it doesn't sound like we should expect it this month.

UT Full Demo Status

The full Unreal Tourney demo (with D3D and OpenGL support) is in "final testing", according to the Unreal Technology page. So make sure to grab DirectX 7, drum your fingers on your keyboard, and mutter quietly to yourself while you wait for the demo to come out.

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