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Friday, January 26, 2001

New Gamespy

There's a brand-spanking new version of Gamespy 3D available for both shareware and registered users. This new version adds support for Quake III: Team Arena, Counterstrike, and NOLF, among others. Thanks Blue.

Microsoft DoS'ed

Microsoft has confirmed that their recent downtime with their various websites is due to a denial of service (DoS) attack. The company assures its customers that it will be taking steps to keep this kind of thing from happening in the future. Unfortunately for them, I think that they are just going to become a bigger and bigger target as time goes on.

J.t.Qbe comments: That raises some interesting concerns about Micro$oft's .NET project, doesn't it? M$' plan has been to change the dominant computing model from software running on individual machines to software delivered over the internet via M$ servers. Outages like this week's show that M$ is far, far from ready to provide these services. This Linux Today article even goes so far as to wonder whether .NET is finished. Hmmm, I didn't expect .NET's end to come this quickly. . .

UT Jailbreak Maps

The Jailbreak for Unreal Tournament team has released a new map map for their mod, adding eight new maps for your fragging pleasure.

FASA Closes

According to this press release on FASA's website, FASA, the maker of BattleTech and ShadowRun, will be closing their doors within the next month. Thankfully, the BattleTech and ShadowRun properties are to be sold to Jordan Weismann, who has started a new company. Maybe they won't die out that way.

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.

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