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Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Jailbreak Quickie

I've been playing a bit of the Jailbreak for Quake III Arena final beta (story). So far, I'm very impressed. One map won't load for me, but other than that, bot play has been a blast. Highly recommended.

UT 425 D3D Beta Patch

OK, stop me if you've heard this one before: Epic releases an Unreal Tournament patch, D3D cards throw up all over the place, Epic released a beta d3ddrv.dll. Sigh. Well, it happened again. You can get the beta dll here. As always, make a backup of the original DLL in case this one makes things worse. Does anyone besides me wonder if the UT engine will ever be free of D3D problems?

Jason Hall Interview

PlanetCrap (I typed PlanetCarp the first time--that's something different) posted an interview with Monolith CEO, Jason Hall. They hit on some key topics regarding LithTech's past, present, and future. Unfortunately, this is another interview where a question about Shogo support would have been worthwhile, but it never came. Oh well. Thanks Blue.

The Master comments: You're just gonna have to break down and do that one yourself A.T. Somehow I doubt he'd want to do that interview tho-I think he'd just rather bury Shogo in that unmarked grave next to Blood and move on to bigger and more GP inflating things.

Linux Elite 4?

Whilst perusing Linux Games, I came across this news item. According to the Elite 4 FAQ, Linux is listed as a probable platform for the game. I hope Elite 4 turns out to be as much fun as the original. Of course, I'm going to have to wait until 2002 to find out.

Loki and OpenUT

When the 425 patch for Linux Unreal Tournament was released yesterday, I wondered aloud if the OpenUT project was dead. My questions were answered in these replies on Linux Games. The main force behind OpenUT, Daniel Vogel, has been hired by Loki. He is going to clean up the code a bit and release the parts that he can. So basically OpenUT has been absorbed by Loki. IMHO, this is A Good Thing to help keep this project moving forward and to encourage other developers to do something similar.

More details on Caldera-SCO deal

Yahoo! News has more details on the Caldera-SCO deal in an article entitled "Caldera Platform to Accomodate Both Linux and UNIX, which also contains the announcement that Caldera is buying only the Server Software and Professional Services divisions of SCO, and plans to use the Professional Services division to setup the new UNIX-Linux internet platform.

I'm really not sure what this means for the future of SCO UnixWare. I do hope they continue it's development, but who knows what will happen now. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough. Thanks Dave.

Writers of the Lost Ark now open

Kenn Hokestra has gotten his Writers of the Lost Ark online, and it has the "Land of Confusion" tale on it that was originally being written installment-style in Bob Love's .plan. Unfortunately, the site appears to be designed for 1024x768+ res, but check it out anyway :-)

More Fun with OpenVMS

Article number two of J.t.Qbe's series on the VAX and OpenVMS is now online! In this episode, he talks about the trials and travails that come along with gathering the hardware and software together to get your very own VAX running. The quest might not be easy, but you would be amazed what you can find in used electronics stores. If you haven't done so already, make sure to check out the first article in this series too!

As always, all our "Alternate OS" articles (covering Linux, PalmOS, and VMS) can be found here.

Ask Sweeney

Voodoo Extreme has posted another issue of their Ask (Epic's Tim) Sweeney column. This time he talks about the future of Machinima, 3D graphics on laptops, and programming languages and XML. A good, but obviously quite techy, read.

Tuesday, August 1, 2000

UT 425 Patch for Linux

Epic and Loki announced that Loki will now be doing all the updating for Unreal Tournament in Linux. They have already released the 425 patch for the OS. I'm not sure what, if anything, this means for the OpenUT project, but I intend to find out.

UT 425 Patch

Epic has released the 425 Patch for Unreal Tournament. A full list of fixes can be found on Epic's release notes page. A complete list of mirrors is available here. It's a 6M download. Thanks Blue.

The Effects of Crunch Mode on the Human Mind

From the "a mind is a terrible thing to waste" department, Raven's Michael Raymond-Judy (and I thought I had it bad because I have two first names) updated his .plan, showing the mental damaged caused by the crunch to get Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force completed:
(to the tune of "Raindrops are Fallin' on My Head")
Caffeine if screaming through my veins,
If I get another bug I think I'll go insane!
I fixed this yesterday!
Oh, I'm never gonna stop these bugs from appearing,
Until I'm dead...

Q3A Jailbreak: Final Beta

The good folks at Team Reaction have released what will hopefully be the last beta version of their Jailbreak mod for Quake III Arena. Included is a new "clan mode" and (drum roll please) bot support! Thanks Blue.

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