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Thursday, January 25, 2001

Q3A/Q3:TA Patch Status

id's Robert Duffy updated his .plan with the status on the latest patch for Quake III Arena and Quake III: Team Arena. Here's a snip:
Point Release Status - We are getting close to finishing up fixing issues, from retail Team Arena and the 1.27g/h builds. No specifics yet but it should be in the not too distant future. This release will address all ( or most ) the bugs we have had reported and adds some new things as well. We have added a new "fs_basegame" so mod makers can base mods on other mods ( read that as use content from other mods ). There are more FPS speedups, some sound fixes, general ui fixes, better collision, etc. Lots of stuff and demos and protocols should all remain compatbile so 1.27g and above will all communicate just fine.
Hopefully this means that a Linux patch is forthcoming as well (hint, hint).

DirecTV vs. Crackers

Slashdot posted an interesting bit on how DirecTV, in an impressive bit of programming, have beaten the crackers at their own game. No more stolen DirecTV programming for you!

Q3:TA FAQ Update

The official Quake III: Team Arena FAQ has been updated with information on master server refreshes and connecting to servers with a cable modem. Thanks Blue's News.

Sweeney on the P4

The Tech Report cornered Epic's Tim Sweeney to get his take on the Pentium 4 architecture. He makes an interesting analogy to the recent U.S. elections which makes the article worth a click all on its own :) Thanks Blue.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Linux Kernel 2.2 and 2.4

The Duke of URL offers a detailed comparison between Linux kernel 2.2 and 2.4 so you can see if you want to upgrade or not. I'm hoping that the next version of Mandrake or Red Hat will at least give you the option of using the 2.4 kernel. I know they can use the 2.3.x ones, but I don't feel the urge to jump through all the hoops to get 2.4 running. I spotted this on Slashdot.

Dreamcast Rumor Mill

The rumors are flying that Sega is preparing to dump the Dreamcast and turn to making software for the XBox and the new Gameboy. Yesterday, Sega of America seemed to deny this (although they don't come right out and say it):
Sega of America stated today that the company globally reaffirms its commitment to Dreamcast. In fact, Sega has more than 100 games worldwide coming out for the platform in the next year. It is not Sega's policy to comment on rumors and the company has not made any statement regarding ceasing manufacturing of Dreamcast or development for other videogame platforms.
Today, however, Sega of Japan indicated that they are looking in to dropping the Dreamcast.
"We must admit that stopping the production of the hardware is an option we are looking into," said Hiroyuki Mori, a Sega spokesman in Tokyo. "We need more time to make a decision, and we will announce it then."

He would not say when the announcement was expected. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's leading daily, reported Wednesday that Dreamcast production would end after March and that sales would continue only as long as inventory lasted.
More news to come, I'm sure. Thanks Blue's News and Stomped, respectively.

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