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Monday, January 1, 2001

Diablo II Servers Cracked

Diablo is reporting that someone managed to crack the Diablo II hardcore ladders and kill off most of the top characters. Blizzard is dealing with the situation, but I'm sure that a lot of people will be seriously annoyed. Thanks Slashdot. BTW, it would be nice if some other gaming sites would use the correct term. The servers were cracked, not hacked.

A.T. Hun's Top Five Resolutions

Here's my Top Five list of my own New Year's Resolutions:

5) I will get even better with the railgun
4) I will try to curb my rage while watching the Detroit Lions
3) I will be more understanding of The Master's spelling difficulties
2) I will not send hate mail to Creative for not releasing their Linux drivers, nor to NVIDIA for not updating theirs in about four months
1) More fun salads! (thanks Dave Letterman)

Jailbreak for UT Released

A while back Team Reaction, the creators of the Jailbreak mod, dropped their planned Unreal Tournament version. It seems that someone named "Daikiki" has picked it up and released v1.0 of UTJB. I saw this last night, but was unable to contact their server at that time. Everything seems to be working now.

It's A New Millennium

And I'm updating my website. Any one else see a problem with that?

J.t.Qbe comments: Yeah, I do: it means that you're a geek! Oops, I'm updating the site too. Oh well. Happy 2001, everyone!

Sunday, December 31, 2000

Open Source Licenses Demystified

Linux Month started a new series of articles that attempts to explain the differences between the various open source licenses. In this month's article they cover perhaps the most well-known open source license, the GNU General Public License (GPL), an the Mozilla Public License (MPL). There are 18 different licenses recognized by the Open Source Initiative, so this will be a lengthy series. Thanks Linux Today.

RA3 1.4 Beta for Linux

The Rocket Arena 3 for Quake III: Arena team has released a beta version of the 1.4 client and server for their popular mod. They recommend that all server ops update to this new version. A non-beta version should be available in a few weeks. Thanks Stomped.

Elite Force Patch Snafu

Raven's James Monroe updated his .plan with word that they accidentally put a bad patch for Elite Force on their website. Here's his instructions:
Raven website patch snafu.

OOPs. we accidentally uploaded a zip file of a pre-release patch. this is not a valid patch and MUST NOT BE USED! It will not work with other versions or the server lists.

the bad, Oct 25 patch 1.10 came in a ZIP file called It contains two executables, two DLLs, and a pak1.pk3.

The good, Nov 10 patch 1.10 came in an EXE file called EliteForcePatch1_1.EXE which automatically installs the new files in the correct place.

i just corrected the raven site, so if anybody downloaded a zip file named, please get the correct version immediately.

we apologize for the mix-up.

Happy New Year / Millennium from the Haus!

It's a majorly slow news day, which is just as well since my entire family is sick. I hope everyone has a good time as we turn over to yet another year and a brand-spanking new millennium. If you are drinking, get a cab. It'd be nice to have you here tomorrow too.

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