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Saturday, August 26, 2000

Liberty Author Writes PalmOS Trojan

The author of Liberty (the Gameboy emulator for PalmOS devices) is also the author of the first Trojan Horse, of sorts, for the PalmOS. He wrote a fake crack for Liberty which was supposed to make a shareware version the same as the registered version. In reality, it is a Trojan Horse which deletes all programs stored on your Palm device. He attempts to explain and defend his actions on PalmStation.

My take? If you are downloading cracks, you are playing with fire. However, this doesn't give him the right to release destructive code and hide behind the old "I didn't intend it to spread" defense. As if releasing it on IRC was going to keep it private. It was stupid and the author deserves all the flak he's going to get. It's a pity to an extent, since Liberty is some very cool code.

Pavlock on Q3:TA

Rogue's Bobby Pavlock updated his .plan with his impressions of Quake III: Team Arena (it rules) and work on Alice (the game). Here's a snip:
Hey all, just checkin' in to see what all you cats are up to. As for myself, well us Rogue-types cruised out to the new id offices last night for a little beta testing for Team Arena, and all I can say is "WOW!" That is by far some of the most fun I've had in a long, long time. The new maps are sweet, of course. But what really rocks the gameplay are the new powerups, weapons, items, and gameplay types. Man, oh man! The chaingun is, how can I put it... BADASS! When you're firing that thing it feels like you're carrying around a big 30MM gun from an A-10 and chopping people into pieces. The kamikaze item is insane. If you like blowing people up, you'll love that one. But my favorite, by far, was the new powerups. One in particluar was my power-up of choice. I loved it so much that when one of my teammates would take it, I would be yelling and screaming at them for taking it :) Long story short - Team Arena rocked my socks off!
Now to figure out how I'm going to buy Q3:TA without my wife divorcing me . . .

New CounterStrike Beta

Well, those crazy kids on the CounterStrike for Half-Life mod have released yet another beta version which you can snag from their homepage. This mod has had more beta versions than I've had hot dinners. Here's to hoping a non-beta version is coming soon.

Deus Ex walkthrough

There's a new Deus Ex walkthrough up over at Daily Radar. Good stuff.

I managed to make do in Deus Ex without any walkthroughs or hits except for having to get help once on a level that was rather tricky. Except for problems in the very last map (I can't load games in any of the last two levels-I always have to restart from a really long way back) DX is an excellent game.

UT Menu Issues

The Unreal Technology page was updated by Jack Porter. He talks about a problem that many people (myself included) have experienced in Unreal Tournament. When you have a large number of mods installed, the menus load very slowly. This issue will be addressed in the next patch and mod-makers need to slightly change the way their mods add stuff to the menus. Thanks Frans.

DNS Issues Fixed?

Well, kids, I can once again view this page at from my folks' Internet provider. Hopefully this means all of our problems are solved. If you can't see this message, send us an email :)

The Master comments: Heh-I hope it's fixed-our DNS servers were restarted yesterday in an effort to get things straightened out after they bottomed out yesterday. Looking good so far...

Friday, August 25, 2000

UT 429 Fixes

In their never-ending quest to patch the living daylights out of Unreal Tournament, Epic sent a list of changes that will be made in the forthcoming UT 429 patch. Thanks to every gaming news site in the world for this link.

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