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Thursday, June 21, 2001

Wreck Your GBA

Yesterday IGN found a control on the back of the Game Boy Advance that they said was a contrast control. Eurogamer found out otherwise.
"A positive and negative voltage controls Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)," the worrying Nintendo statement begins. "The 'contrast control' that you are referring to is actually a flicker control. The adjustment is used to synchronize the positive and negative voltages. If these voltages are out of adjustment then the LCD will no longer respond correctly. The result will be an excess charge built up in the liquid crystal and permanently damage the LCD. The excessive charge gives the appearance of a brighter screen because the liquid crystal is not reacting properly to the voltages applied. When the adjustment of the voltages is correct the changing polarities will not allow a charge to build up, which prolongs the LCD life."
Oops! Thanks Evil Avatar.

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Q3A 1.29f Known Issues

I just got an automated email back from id when I sent a bug report (three files that came with the 1.27g Linux patch are not included with the 1.29f patch). Here are a list of currently known issues, so you know you don't have to submit a report:

Devine on Q3A 1.29 for Mac

id's Graeme Devine updated his .plan with news of a new version of the 1.29f beta patch for Quake III Arena for the Mac OSX and the status of the Mac Classic version.
A new Mac OS X 1.29f Beta is in the process of being posted to the id ftp site.

This fixes some os the issues related to the slow sound code in the first release, many of you had written that timedemos were much faster with sound off than on (more than to be expected).

The filename is quake3-macosx-129f-2.dmg

I'm now working on the Classic release.
Blue's News has some mirrors all set for you Mac heads.

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