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Thursday, January 11, 2001

Q3JB Updated for 1.27

One of my favorite Quake III Arena mods, Jailbreak, has finally been upgraded to work with the Q3A 1.27 patch. You can download a 334K upgrade if you've already downloaded v1.0, or a 52.5M download if you don't have the mod yet. Thanks Stomped.

UT EAX Effects

Creative has released EAX effects for Unreal Tournament. This first download is for the deathmatch maps. EAX effects for the other game types will be forthcoming. Thanks Blue's News.

UPDATE! 8:30 P.M. I installed the effects and tried them out for myself. They are very nice and add a touch of realism without being overbearing. I found that it was much easier to find people by listening (something I had problems with in regular UT). Even better, now 3D sound doesn't seem to cause the big framerate hit it used to. Very nice indeed.

Q3:TA Model Gestures

Requ!em on the Quake 3 World forums pointed to this page that lists a number of undocumented hand gestures that the Quake III: Team Arena models can do. I don't know how useful this would be in the heat of battle, but it is kind of neat.

Q3:TA 1.27h Tweaks

Recently, id released the 1.27h beta patch for Quake III: Team Arena. Besides fixing bugs, it also gave some very nice framerate increases. How nice? Well check out my new Q3:TA 1.27h Tweaks article. How much of a speed-up can you get? Quite a bit! Read the article to find out just how much!

Mandrake 6.x and 7.x Security Updates

A whole slew of security updates came through today for Mandrake 6.x and 7.x. Make sure to fire up Mandrake Update so you are all up to date. I know I did. Thanks Linux Today. Somehow they always manage to get the alerts before I ever get email about them from the announce list.

PCI Dreamcast This Summer?

Sega is reportedly working on a PCI Dreamcast card, that will allow PC users to play Dreamcast games. Here's a snip:
We've known for some time now that Sega would be releasing a Dreamcast card that makes a PC capable of playing Dreamcast games. Nikkei reports that this card will make use of the Dreamcast on a chip design. It will be released to Japan in the Summer and will be followed in the Fall by an external device for notebook computers. While nothing seems to be set in stone as far as pricing is concerned, it's expected that both will cost around $100.
This has been rumored for some time but this is the first "proof" I've seen of it. If M$ can bring the PC to consoles via the XBox, why can't Sega bring consoles to the PC via the Dreamcast? Thanks Shugashack.

Rob Elam Interview

Moby Games interviewed Rob Elam, the man behind One Must Fall: 2097 and the forthcoming One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. He talks about the design plan for OMF:BG, what will be taken from OMF:2097, and what new things are planned. Thanks Blue's News.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

UTJB 102 Released

Version 102 of the Jailbreak for Unreal Tournament mod has been released. This latest version should fix any outstanding issues, now they plan to turn their attention to more maps. Thanks Blue.

Mozilla 0.7 Released

Mozilla 0.7 has finally been released. Check out the release notes for more information. In case you've been living under a rock, Mozilla is the open-source browser that is the basis for Netscape 6.0. And yes, the fact that Mozilla is at 0.7 should give you some indication why there have been problems with Netscape 6.0.

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