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Monday, January 24, 2000

Requiem Interview

QuakeHelp has posted an interview with Demon]0[Spawn, a member of the team working on the Requiem mod for Quake III Arena. The Master and I played lots and lots of Requiem for Quake I. If the Q3A version is everything they want it to be, we may end up playing lots of that too.

NHL 2000 Review

Operation Sports has slapped up a review of EA Sports' NHL 2000. I share many of the author's thoughts. It's nice to play a game like this to step away from first-person shooters for a while.

SoF Demo Out

Sorry I'm so late on this . . . I've been trying to get all my stuff reinstalled. Ravensoft's Kenn Hoekstra updated his .plan with news of the release of the Soldier of Fortune demo. Here's some links for you, snagged from his .plan: GameSpot, Stomped, 3D Gamers, 3D Unlimited, 3D Downloads, File Planet, Adrenaline Vault, Evil Avatar, and GameFan Preview And Mirror Site. It's a hefty one at 95M, so pack a lunch and maybe a light snack too. The Master comments: and a six pack of beer, and a case of Pepsi, and . . .

Also, Ravensoft's Rick Johnson updated his .plan with some information on a bug that some people have been running into:
If you play SoF on 3dfx hardware, you may experience a few driver bugs. On the DX7 Beta drivers, when the screen flashes to indicate you are hit, you may get random colors. Other cards / drivers may experience complete texturing problems (though SoF should disable those features in Gl which cause these problems). NOTE that these bugs are within the 3dfx GL drivers themselves, and are NOT SoF bugs! 3dfx is aware of these bugs, but I'm not sure when they will be able to address them.
3dfx OpenGL drivers are buggy? Really? :) hehehehehehehe

New Zoom 2919 Firmware

I was amazed to find on Saturday that Zoom had released a new firmware upgrade for their 2919 modem. The last upgrade came out in October of 1998! Since I flashed my modem, I've been connecting flawlessly to my ISP at 56K speeds. Before I had a really hard time connecting (it would usually take two or three tries). If you have a Rockwell-chipset-based Zoom 2919, get this firmware!

Stupid Hun Tricks

Sorry about not updating at all yesterday. To make a long story short, I managed to bork my system BIOS while flashing it to support my spanking new Western Digital 17.2G drive. Doh! Thus I spent the better part of yesterday getting my system to boot again and reinstalling Windows 98. I've got my "mission critical" apps reinstalled, now I just have to put my games back!

Special thanks go out to Crawl at EZ-Net for helping me through my stupidity--and I called him at home, no less! Just further proof that if you live in Oconto or Marinette counties in Northeast Wisconsin and you don't use EZ-Net for your ISP, you need a lobotomy. Tell 'em A.T. sent you!

The Master comments: Hehe :-) I may be following in your footsteps tonight, if I can get my hands on one of those HD's

Sunday, January 23, 2000

Intel asks for VIA sales block

Saw this Friday, but never got around to posting it. According to Yahoo!, Intel asks U.S. to bar chips from Taiwan's VIA. Now, there are two FASCINATING items related to this: VIA is the primary chipset manufacturer for AMD, AND, Intel is asking to have one of it's major competitors barred from the primary computer market. Just like a certain U.S memory manufacturer did with it's Taiwanese competitors. Which drove memory prices through the roof. Ain't the law grand?

Webpuppy released

The crazy folks over at Webdog have released Webpuppy, a new application that will automatically pull down headlines from your favorite news sites. Check the info here, and download it here.

When the specs are released to support Webpuppy, I intend to build support for it into The Haus.

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