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Thursday, July 13, 2000

Unofficial Shogo Patch

Once again, leave it to the Shogo community to do Monolith's work for them. Ghost[GC] rewrote part of Shogo's DirectDraw code, making it compatible with DirectX 7. The result is that Shogo no longer locks up for me! You can download the 542K patch from PlanetShogo. Just unzip the shogop5.rez file into your /Shogo directory and fire the game up. I had Shogo running for about two hours this afternoon and it was rock solid the whole time. I'm going to do some more testing, but right now it looks awesome. If you are having video-related lockups in Shogo (and particularly if you have an NVIDIA-based video card), download this patch now. Highly recommended.

NVIDIA XFree86 4.0.x Drivers

NVIDIA has finally updated their Linux driver pages with information on the new .9-4 version of the XFree86 4.0.x driver. They updated their FAQ to reflect the recent changes. RPMs and tarballs are available from


The NOAA estimates a 40% chance of major geomagnetic activity between Wednesday and Friday due to coronal mass ejections (CMEs). It is possible that the 'northern lights' may be seen over a wider area during this time and satellite communications may be adversely affected.

Gotta love solar activity-it's so wonderful when our satellites go bzzt :-)

Thanks J.

id Master Server Downtime

id's Christian Antkow made a post on the Shugashack forums warning of some downtime with the id master server while they make the final move to their new offices. Here's the word:
If all goes according to plan, we will be getting our DS3 turned up at the new offices today. This means that all of our key servers (including the Q3A Master) will be down between the times of 11am and approximately 1pm CST. If you can't connect to our Q3A master server, or if authorization takes a little bit longer than expected, that's why.

Just a heads up.


Wednesday, July 12, 2000

FilePlanet Brain Transplant

I just saw on Planet Quake (actually, this was posted yesterday) that File Planet received an upgrade yesterday. Hopefully this will fix the problems I and many others have been experiencing with them lately, especially with slow to no response from their Gamespy FTP.

UPDATE! I just tried to download a mod from the FilePlanet FTP and it gave me the old "document contains no data" error. Sigh.

Zvezda launch successful

According to Yahoo! News, the launch of the International Space Station's Zvezda module was successful with orbital insertion at 11:06am. Good news for ISS supporters (like myself).

A.T. Hun comments: Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station! Oop. Erm. Sorry.

The Master comments: BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! *Cough* *gasp* Good one :-)

M$ aquires NetGames USA

According to Blue, Microsoft has aquired NetGames USA, the company behind the UnrealTournament ranking system (ngWorlsStats). According to the press release, support for current, non-M$ games will be continued. Another one bites the dust . . .

IE 5.5 released

Even though I know this will make J.T. retch, Microsoft has announced the final release of Internet Explorer 5.5. I haven't looked at it-I hope it's stability has improved some, since I still get machine-killing GPFs from 5.0 often enough to make IE frustrating.

A.T. Hun comments: IE 5.5: guaranteed to make your browsing experience suck somewhat less!

UPDATE! I installed IE 5.5 and I'd like to thank M$ for being so kind as to have the installer reset all my Internet settings and make IE the default browser even though I'd sooner be poked in the eye with a soldering iron than have that. Thanks a bunch.

J.t.Qbe takes a break from dry heaves to refrain from making a gratuitous anti-Microsoft comment or saying "I told you so. . ."

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