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Saturday, November 25, 2000

Q3:TA First Impressions

OK, so I'm a little late with this one. I was gone for Thanksgiving and my brother-in-law's computer is way too old. Basically I have to say I like the enhancements in Quake III: Team Arena. I turned off the taunts right away, they are as annoying in Q3:TA as they are in UT. The included map is very resource-hungry. Tomorrow I plan on running a bazillion timedemos with various settings to see which give the most improvements.

The new models are OK. I like the proximity mines quite a bit. The UI and menu enhancements are substantial and very well done.

Basically, if you like Q3A, you'll like this. If you don't, chances are it won't change your opinion too much. I hope Q3:TA comes with updated Q3A CTF maps so you can play all the new gametypes on those too. Right now, it's kind of hard for me to judge the game. Five bots on a graphics-intentive map really bog my machine down. Tomorrow I'll have to play a bit online and see how that goes.


Welp, thankfully it's been a slow "weekend" for news. I'm waiting for the release of the demo version of Alice, which should be any day now.

Checked out Penguin Computing, a server builder dedicated to Linux-OS servers. The day I can get the cash together, I'm really juiced to buy one of these to power The Haus. Wicked cool systems.

Friday, November 24, 2000

Pondering the Imponderable

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving (or at least the fact that the weekend is almost here). The Master should be back home today, so he'll be able to keep you up-to-date with any news. I'm sure there won't be much.

There are various Quake III: Team Arena demo reviews floating around, check the usual suspects. Most of the information contained therein is nothing that we didn't know already.

I also hope everyone enjoyed watching the Lions thump the Pats as I did listening to it on the radio. Almost drove off the road a couple of times.

Robert Duffy .plan Update

id's Robert Duffy updated his .plan with a whole slew of information on the Quake III: Team Arena demo. Rather than try to quote bits of it or summarize it, just hit the link and check it out.

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