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Saturday, February 19, 2000

Preventing Lameness

3D Alpha has an interview up with the members of Q3Admin. Their goal is to make a universal database of cheaters, lamers, etc. If one is banned from one server, they are banned from all member servers. Not a bad idea, since I've seen way too much lameness already.

Fix Suspend/Resume Crashes in Win98

I got my new PC Magazine in the mail today. Upon perusing it I found a link to this page on Microsoft's tech support pages. When I use the power management features in Win98 to suspend my computer, it generally locks up. The utility on the above page helps find the cause and suggest a solution. I'm going to try it and report back.

Free Borland C++ Compiler

I don't know how I missed this earlier today. Borland is giving away the 5.5 version of their C++ compiler. Of course, this is great news for anyone wanting to become a mod-maker. Now you can't complain that the tools are too expensive! Now I can finally upgrade my ancient version of Turbo C++. Note, these are command-line tools, so you will need your own text editor / development environment.

J.t.Qbe comments: For several months now, Borland has also been offering free downloads of some of its older products: Turbo C 2, Turbo Pascal 1, 3.x and 5.5 here.. Great for some of you nostalgia freaks. Login required, blah blah blah. I remember going to the store and buying TC1 for $99. . .

The Master comments: And I remember buying TP 6.0, TP 6.0 for Applications, TP 2.0 for Windows, Delphi 1,2 AND 3, AND C++ 4.0 AND 4.5. So I'm a compiler Junkie.

Sweeney Interview

Gamefan has posted an interview with Epic's Tim Sweeney. It's pretty short, but it contains the following news for owners of Unreal Tournament:
GameFan: How's the progress on the UT bonus pack coming along and when can we expect its release?

Tim Sweeney: Coming very very soon, and so is Unreal Tournament 406.
No word on what will be in this 406 patch, but I'm sure we'll find out soon enough. Thanks Blue's News.

Romero Interview

Check out parts one, two, and three of an interview with ION Storm's John Romero, conducted by ION's very own Stevie "KillCreek" Case. Topics include *gasp* Daikatana, ION Storm in general, and KillCreek's greatest assests.

New Q3A 1.16i Patch

id's Robert Duffy updated his .plan with news of a new patch to the beta patch for Quake III Arena.
Q3A 1.16i Beta is now on our ftp site. This is a small executable only patch that enhances security. It is available in three flavors, Win32 ( a .zip file ), Linux ( a .gz ) and Macintosh ( a self extracting archive ).
Here are links to the files (and more mirrors) on Blue's News: Windows patch (401 KB), Linux patch (619 KB), and Mac patch (387 KB). Blue also posts contents of the accompanying readme file:
This update adds an additional layer of CD Key security.

When you type your CD Key in, the letters and numbers will appear as they normally would. If you leave the screen and return at a later time, blank spaces replace all the characters.
Whew! Now my two-year-old can't steal my CD Key! :)

Update! According to PlanetQuake, this patch also fixes a bug in the new autodownloading feature which could compromise your CD Key. Note: I haven't found that same explanation in the readme.

Friday, February 18, 2000

LithTech Online in 2002?

Evil Avatar pointed to this particular passage in Gamespy's interview with Monolith's Jason Hall regarding the non-availability of the tools for the recently announced LithTech Online engine (or whatever):
GameSpy - How long does LithTech Inc. anticipate that it will take to complete the LithTech Online tools?

Hall - To complete the first version of the online package, we anticipate it to take a minimum of 24 months. There is much more to LithTech Online than just tools however. I will be discussing more of this at our GDC session in a few weeks. People should come if they are interested. There will be more disclosure then.
Can you say vaporware? I knew you could!

AppleWin emulator resurrected!

Discovered this Monday, but forgot to post. A group of programmers has resurrected the AppleWin project. AppleWin is an Apple // emulator for Windows 9x, and is my personal favorite emulator. This makes me very happy :-)

New Qstat version 2.3g

There's a new version of QStat available. For those who run servers, or like to monitor servers, qstat is a must-have. I'll be updating The Haus to qstat 2.3g ASAP.

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