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Monday, May 14, 2001

Runs Great, Sucks Less

ZDNet encourages you to try using Linux as your primary OS in the article Runs Great, Sucks Less. Basically those are the two reasons to give it a whirl. That's still my goal, to convert completely over to Linux. That's a goal that's within my reach now. Thanks Linux Today.

Q3:TA Map Pack 2 Released

Paul Jaquays updated his .plan with word that id has released their second map pack for Quake III: Team Arena. Here's the goods:
Three months to the day after releasing Team Arena Map Pack 1, we're proud to announce the release of a second map pack for the Quake III Arena game expansion, Quake III: Team Arena. As before, this id-approved map pack contains the work of four mappers from the on-line gaming community. This time, three are conversions of previously released Quake III Arena Capture the Flag maps (Dynatron by Ned Man, Courtyard Conundrum by Casey of Threewave, and Smear Campaign by riscchip). The fourth map (PYRmageddon)is an original map, created for Quake III: Team Arena. These maps have be modified and updated to work with the four Team Arena game types: Capture the Flag, One Flag CTF, Overload, and Harvester.

These maps are an exciting addition to the growing number of maps availablb for Quake III: Team Arena and will make a great addition to the map rotation on any server.

You can download the TA_mappak2 at id's ftp site.

Team Arena Map Pak 2

File size is 17.35 mg. Other download mirrors will be announced here as they become available.
You can snag it from id, or Blue's News.

RealArcade Opens

Real has opened up their RealArcade service. It offers downloadable and web games, including Monolith's Tex Atomic Big Bot Battles. I'm going to download TABBB. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. Thanks VoodooExtreme.

The Master comments: They had some snapshots of TABBB online someplace or other, and I thought they actually looked pretty good. That won't matter if the gameplay sucks, however.

A.T. Hun comments: Guess what? It crashes on start-up!

Sunday, May 13, 2001

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, E3 is heading our way this Thursday through Saturday. I would imagine that the gaming news will be rather sparse until then. After that we will be deluged. I'm looking forward to seeing Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Duke Nukem Forever information. I'm wondering if Monolith is going to be unveiling Shogo 2. It would be kind of fun to attend, but that would cost money :)

CD-Recordable FAQ

Tonight I happened to stumble across the CD-Recordable FAQ. At first I thought, "A domain name just for a FAQ?" But this FAQ has everything you ever possibly could want to know about CD-R, CD-RW, and related technologies. A geniunely colossal effort.

Pippy on Visor

I got Pippy running on my Handspring Visor today. In case you've forgotten, Pippy is an attempt to port the Python programming language to the PalmOS. All I did was type print "Hello World!", but it worked! Hopefully they can keep Pippy's memory footprint relatively small.

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