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Thursday, February 1, 2001

Linux Industry to Call it Quits

In view of recent statements from a Microsoft executive that "there isn't much value" in Linux, Linux-related industries will shut down. Why compete without M$'s blessing? Thanks Slashdot.

In case you are a little slow, make sure you note the name of the site reporting this.

ICQ Crackers

ZDNet is reporting about a group of Ukrainians who created some software to crack ICQ, including potentially stealing others' UINs. Maybe AOL should make the software more secure instead of just threatening lawsuits. Thanks sCary.

Designing the Q3:TA Intro

id's Fred Nilsson made his first-ever .plan update, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the new Quake III: Team Arena opening movie. It's interesting to see how it went from rough sketches to the final product.

Red Hat 7.1 Beta

Red Hat has posted a beta 7.1 version of their popular Linux distribution. 7.1 defaults to the 2.4 kernel and includes KDE 2.0. Hopefully they cleared up the compiler and glibc problems too. You can get the ISO at your favorite mirror site in the /pub/beta/fisher directory. Thanks Slashdot.

UPDATE! Linux Today has the official Red Hat press release.

New (Last?) 3dfx Drivers

I saw on a number of sites that the x-3dfx team (former 3dfx employees) have released a new version of the drivers for 3dfx cards. Expect no support. This is quite likely the last 3dfx driver revision we'll see.

Q3:TA FAQ Update

Blue is reporting that the Quake III: Team Arena FAQ has been updated. It adds information on why it is not a good idea to play mpterra2, mpterra3, or mpq3tourney6 with bots.

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Devine on Mac Q3A

id's Graeme Devine updated his .plan with a report on Quake III Arena on the various Mac OSs as well as a bit of a requiem for the Dreamcast.
Mac OS 9.1 Quake3Arena.

As many other developers have noticed, there's a little work to be done to make our games compatible with the new 9.1 release of MacOS. I've yet to address the issues, but will do as soon as I can. Once those are cleared up I'll release a build. There's a significant speedup over the current debug build out there.

Mac OS 9.1 Quake3Arena Altivec.

The Altivec version of Q3A is awesome. Unfortunately there is a bug in the Metrowerks compiler Altivec support which means I'm waiting on the update for the compiler. Metrowerks is currently QAing a build of their compiler with this fix included. For those x86 people out there who wonder what the Altivec is, it's the super computer part of the G4 chip that Apple touts in it's commercials. It really is incredible, and really does make a "super computer power" difference in application that support it.

Mac OS X Quake3Arena.

I'll release it along with the next release of the Mac build.


I read today in a news report that the Dreamcast failed to compete with the "more powerful Nintendo 64 and Playstation". Wow. I was under the impression the Dreamcast kicked their butts. The Dreamcast is a great machine, I'm saddened by todays news.

Dreamcast No More

This Yahoo Finance article seems to provide the proof that Sega is indeed dropping the Dreamcast. The company will begin writing software for other consoles. In a related story, Sega announced that they will be writing games for PalmOS devices. Thanks Blue.

Stomped provided a link to an even better article on the dropping of the Dreamcast on They estimate that Sega could write-down as much as $1.12 billion in losses. Ouch.

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