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Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Shogo/SiN Release Dates

While I was gone at conference, Linux Games announced that the distributor for Hyperion's ports of Shogo: Mobile Armor Division and SiN to Linux, Titan Computer has announced release dates for these two titles. Here's the news:
The distributors of the new Linux titles being ported by Hyperion Software have announced that the expected release dates for Shogo: Mobile Armor Division and Sin will be august and september respectively. Tux Games has announced availability of pre-order facilities for both Sin and Shogo.
Methinks that I may need to get in touch with Hyperion's Thomas Frieden (check out my interview with him on the The Haus of Shogo) to see if I can get my mitts on a review copy!

FWIW, the preorder page for Shogo is here and the preorder page for SiN is here. Both games will be going for a very reasonable $27. No affiliation, yadda, yadda.

Mozilla M16 Under Linux

I downloaded and installed Mozilla M16 for Linux today. All I can say is WOW! It displays pages faster and more accurately the Netscape 4.73. The pages look like they should, instead of the mess that Linux browsers can sometime make of them. If you run Linux you owe it to yourself to download Mozilla M16!

One caveat, I downloaded the i386 installer first, but the installer didn't want to work on my system. So I just downloaded the i386 tarball and everything's good.

SiN Soon for Linux

Linux Games is reporting that Hyperion software has updated their progress report on their port of SiN to Linux. The game should be going into beta very soon. More gaming goodness for Penguinistas!

Win32 Q3A Under Linux, Revisited

I followed the instructions for getting the Win32 version of Quake III Arena working under Linux (story). Actually I feel pretty stupid now. I should have known that the Linux executable would be included with the Linux 1.17 patch since it is included with the Win32 patch. At any rate, it works great! With the .93 NVIDIA XFree 4.0 drivers, my framerate is exactly the same under Linux as it is under Windows 98. The "jittery mouse" problem I experienced with the demo is not there with the full 1.17 version.

Now I just have to figure out which of the mods I have use QVMs and try them under Linux! I'm one step closer to being M$-free!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Another MOO3 Interview

There's another MOO3 interview with Greg Masters, lead programmer of MOO3, over on The Atrium. Some minor stuff in there, but to be honest, I think Hasbro and Quicksilver are just getting started on the design of Masters of Orion 3, so there really isn't much to say right now.

Q3A Beta Map Review

Last night, Steve put up some snaps of a ton of maps from the Beta build of Q3A that he took but never posted. Today he has a cross-reference of his pictures to snaps of the final Q3A maps. Interesting to look and see how things changed. Thankfully that stone texture has been VIOLENTLY reduced from the beta :-)

Gas Prices SUCK

There's an article over on Yahoo! indicating that "White House Wants Better Explanation for Gas Prices". Now, I know a LOT of our readership is out of the country, and live with insane gas prices (I've read that prices in France get up to $5/gal-WOW). But in the Midwestern US (where The Haus is located) we're paying 40 cents more on the average than the rest of the US for gasoline. I personally think this sucks-especially considering that the supposed "stricter air polution laws" are just as prevalent in California, where gas prices AREN'T insane.

Like I've always said-gross profit is king. The customer does NOT matter. Gotta love it :-/

J.t.Qbe comments: I hear that they're even worse in Wisconsin than they are here in Minnesota--yikes! I too would like a better explanation why gas prices go up $.50/gallon over two weeks, and why they only go up and up. As you said, though, the customer doesn't matter. We're only sheep who produce money which can be harvested at greater and greater rates at the whim of the corporate overlords. Gotta love it.

Eidos up for Bid?

According to Yohoo! News, "Lara Croft Has Potential Suitor", which indicates that Eidos could be up for sale. Wow. I remember back a few when Eidos was all that, and Ion was so happy to be with their strong new publishing partner. Guess the times they are a'changin'.

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