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Saturday, October 23, 1999

Overclocking with the NVIDIA 3.53 Drivers

Planet Riva updated their site with information on how to get overclocking controls with the new drivers. Here's the full story:
If you want to overclock your core or memory settings on your TNT/TNT2's with the new 3.53 drivers. Open up your registry editor to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / NVidia Corporation / Global / NVTweak and add a new DWORD called CoolBits and give it a value of 3. After that, in your display properties (Settings/Advanced/RIVA TNT/Additional) you will have a new tab called "Hardware Options" which will allow you to adjust them.
PLEASE NOTE: Overclocking is risky business and can cause your card to overheat and/or be destroyed. The Haus cannot be held responsible for damage done to your hardware, pain and suffering, pattern baldness, insanity, or spontaneous decapitation which may come as a result of trying these tweaks.

Am I trying them? You betcha!

Carmack .plan Update

John Carmack updated his .plan (link forthcoming) with the news that id has hired someone to create and maintain their level editor. Here's a sample:
We have hired Robert Duffy as a full time employee, starting in December.

He has been maintaining the level editor since the release of Q2, but a number of things have convinced me it is time to have a full time tool-guy at id.
His .plan concludes with his current worklog. As The Master pointed out before, it seems to be a lot of polishing, instead of dramatic changes to the codebase.

Friday, October 22, 1999

Nerf Arenablast Demo

Blue's News is reporting that there is a demo out for the non-violent first-person shooter, Nerf Arenablast. It looks cool and different. I'm downloading it to see if it really is . . .

Carmack interview

Very interesting excerpt of an interview with John Carmack over on incitegames. Saw this on Blue's.

Now, I have a lot of respect for J.C. But, WOW is that first page hard on his other programmers.

T&L .plan updates

Several VERY informative .plan updates from John Scott and Jake Simpson of Raven. The two from Jake "The Gent" are here and here. The update from John Scott is here. Check these out. They discuss all the tradeoffs and issues in T&L in video cards, focusing on the GeForce256 example. Good stuff. Jake in particular is a quite savvy programmer (I've chatted with him quite often via email) and really knows his stuff.

New Ask Hook

Billy and the boyz at VE have updated their Ask Hook column. The "Hook" is Brian Hook, formerly of id, currently of Verant. This Q&A deals with the importance of AI in first-person shooters, especially now with the emphasis on bots.

Update: The new Ask Hook isn't up yet, probably do to some flakiness with their new server or all the DNS servers aren't pointing in the right place. Stay tuned. Yes, I know I shouldn't post things sight-unseen, but the Ask Hook columns are usually very cool.

Update #2: Just checked, it's up now. Go. Read. Enjoy.

New TNT/TNT2 Drivers

NVIDIA has released the 3.53 (quite some jump from 2.08) drivers for the TNT/TNT2. You can snag them here. I'll be downloading them and seeing what happens (if anything). The file date is the 19th, but at that time they were supposedly GeForce-only. Weird.

The good folks at Riva3D are reporting speed-ups with these new drivers. Unfortunately, Epic is still reporting that the drivers are locking up 16-20M of system memory for some reason (thus the problem with TNT users with 64M system RAM still exists).

UT Bugs

The UT Demo - Known Bugs page has been updated a couple of times since the demo has been released with new bugs or old favorites still cropping up. Thanks Blue.

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