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Wednesday, October 27, 1999

Special Thanks . . .

. . . go out to the Yankees for making sure that I won't have to think about baseball again until April (and maybe not even then).

As far as the Pete Rose interview bruhaha goes I just have to say this: Pete, you bet on your own $#% ^&%$ team at least 50 times. Please go back to your lucrative career as a casino greeter and kindly stay there forever. And forget the martyr/innocent victim crap. I, for one, am not buying it.

NHL 2000 Patch Released!

I just saw on NHL 2000 Online that the patch for EA Sports' NHL 2000 has been released! You can read up on all the changes on EA Sports' site here and download the patch itself here. If you prefer, you can get the same stuff at NHL 2000 Online.

Microsoft NT security

For those of you running NT websites, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Microsoft Security Advisor Program website. Since the NT coders were so careful to violate damn near every tenent their O/S is based on, this site is an invaluable reference to fixing all of the stupid newbie bugs in the NT O/S so you can hopefully keep your servers secure. And, just for the record, here's a couple of sites that proves it ain't all that easy: Rootshell and


I haven't talked about emulation much here, since it's a very controversial subject and seems to raise a lot of hackles in the game company world, BUT... MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an AWESOME freeware emulator for the old coin-op game systems. If you have any interest (or nostalgic notions) for the old coin-ops, check it out :-)

NT 4 SP6 released (Return of the SP?)

Well, Micro$oft has released yet another service pack for NT 4, this one being SP6. The SP5 service pack was a definite must-have, since it fixed a LOT of memory leaks, but SP6 appears to be some stress-crash, Y2K, security, and other bug fixes. Here's the download locations (courtesy of The Shack):

SP6 Contents/Details
SP6 Docs
SP6 Download Locations

Network Problems

Something is still flaky between Green Bay and Milwaukee. Time Warner Telecom (EZ-Net's upstream provider) is looking into the problem. Right now it only means about 1-3% packet loss (fine for surfing, terrible for online gaming/streaming media for me). Hopefully there won't be anymore extended down time.

Mark Rein Interview

Inside Mac Games has an interesting interview with Epic's Mark Rein about Unreal Tournament. The first half is posted today, look for the second half tomorrow. Thanks Blue.

Atmospheric Shipset Screenshots

On Saturday XWing posted a couple of new screenshots from the forthcoming Atmospheric Shipset. They include shots of an AT-AT, a probe droid, and a snowspeeder. Cool stuff! The shots are also available on the Atmospheric Shipset website, but is much faster.

Interstate '82 Interview

Gamesmania has an interview with Zack Norman, "the man behind Interstate '82". I82 is Activision's long-awaited (like Daikatana-long) follow-up to Interstate '76. I've been looking forward to this game for some time. It looks like it should go gold soon and be in stores by Thanksgiving (insert standard disclaimer here).

SiN 2?

I've seen a blurb on a couple of news sites mentioning the possibility of there being a SiN 2. I guess the old saying is right: If something isn't worth doing, it isn't worth doing twice!

Tuesday, October 26, 1999

NVIDIA 2.08 vs. 3.53

Well, I had been using the new NVIDIA 3.53 with my TNT recently, but I switched back to the 2.08 tonight. I tried to run NHL 2000, and it was terrible. My framerate was miserable (I'm guessing about 10 fps). After I went back to the 2.08 drivers, everything was fine.

I've heard a number of pro-NVIDIA websites saying that the new drivers give all kinds of problems with D3D. Oddly enough, the 3.53 drivers worked fine with Unreal Tournament for me. They also worked fine, albeit slightly slower, in OpenGL for me.

NHL 2000 Roster Update

EA Sports has released the roster update for NHL 2000 on their NHL 2000 Downloads page. If you can't get through to their FTP server, NHL 2000 Online has it mirrored here.

CliffyB Interview

RPOV has posted an interview with Epic's Cliff Blezinski about his work on Unreal Tournament. Thanks Blue.

AMD/Intel Commentary

Okay, I've seen about 10 million reviews of the new Intel Coppermine P3 chips, and the incredible Mhz ratings (800. 800?!?). Now, what boggles my mind is they were REAL slow to release these until AMD showed up at the party with the Athlon. And now Intel feels threatened. Ya know, Intel, maybe you should ALLOW YOUR COMPETITION TO BREATH!!! THE SHERMAN ACT CAN BE APPLIED TO YOU TOO!

And to Microsoft: What's wrong with being 5 little MicroSofts? So, you'll be 5 MONOPOLIES INSTEAD OF ONE! WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?!?

Okay, I feel a little better now. Personally, I do like a lot of M$'s products. And Intel's. But they have to realize that being the king in this industry means you have to let the competition wiggle a little, or else the US government will kill you. IBM paid the price of monopoly in the 50's. Not worth the struggle if you ask me.

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