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Saturday, November 13, 1999

New Voodoo Drivers

VE sends along word that 3dfx has released new drivers for the Voodoo3 and the Banshee. Supposedly these drivers improved OpenGL performance.

Rorshach's Journal

Since it's such a slow news day I revisited a site I hadn't been to in a long time: Rorshach's Journal. Rorshach is one the more amazing skin artists in the Quake community. I've often wondered how much he charges for a clan skin. With all the new models and full 32 bit color at their disposal, I would think that Q3A would be a skinners dream come true. Check his site out!

Finger Tracker

Yes, we know our Finger Tracker is not functioning right now. We're working on getting it back up . . .

Carmack .plan Update

Here's the latest in the never-ending saga that is the Carmack worklog:Looks like he's really getting down to dotting the i's and crossing the t's now, folks!

I must confess, I'm a little nervous about this CD key authorization. I hope that this authorization doesn't become the nightmare that Half-Life's was.

Friday, November 12, 1999

GamePC GeForce Review

GamePC has put up a review of the Creative Labs Annihilator card, powered by NVIDIA's GeForce 256 and SDR RAM. To make things interesting, they included benchmarks with Matrox' G400 MAX. While the G400 won the 3DMark tests, the GeForce handily beat it on the Q3test timedemos.

Man, now I want a GeForce AND Quake III Arena. Please feel free to send me large sums of money in small, unmarked bills to "Buy A.T. a GeForce". Thank you. (The Master): Hey, don't I get a piece of the action too?

Thanks Redwood for the link.

Intel Stock Down

According to the CNN stock ticker, and Yahoo!, Intel stock down 4% after Merrill Lynch downgrade, an article on Yahoo! concerning the hit Intel's stock is taking after a M.L. stock analyst downgraded Intel's stock from $100 to $90 because of concerns over AMD's new Athlon competition, RAMBUS's falied release, and the delays on Intel's new IA-64 processor (which, BTW will be a WICKED NASTY FAST processor when it finally releases).

GeForce Scalability

A German site called RivaStation has posted a bunch of benchmarks showing the scalability of the GeForce 256 DDR on various CPUs (K6-2 350, Celeron 300, PIII 500, and PIII 750). They run the same benchmarks on a system equipped with a TNT2 Ultra for reference. Just a word of caution, the English translation on the site leaves something to be desired. Here's an example:
Fans of the Quake series rather can find a way past GeForce.
Translation: Fans of the Quake series will want to get a GeForce. The benchmark graphics need no explanation, however. Thanks VE.

More Q3A Model Shots

Redwood has posted three more shots of some of the new models in Quake III Arena. This time out there are the Ranger (Quake I Marine), the Major (Quake II Female Marine), and the Anarki. These new models are about 50 pounds of cool in a 10 pound bag.

New GLSetup

There is a new version of GLSetup available. This handy little program makes sure that your card's OpenGL drivers are as up-to-date as possible. No more scouring the web for the latest updates! Thanks Blue.

Q3A Preview at FiringSquad

The FiringSquad has posted a preview of Quake III Arena from a recent trip to Texas for a bit of beta testing. They focus particularly on the single-player game. It's an excellent read--check it out!

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