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Tuesday, November 6, 2001

NFL Week #8 Final

Well, I dropped the last two games, but I still ended up 9-5. Eeyore was 8-6. Year-to-date that makes me 68-45 (.602, YES! Back over .600) and Eeyore is 60-53 (.531). To top it all off, my fantasy football team crushed my opponent 111-59. A good time was had by all, except maybe my opponent.

ATi's Radeon 8500 Cheats

The Tech Report has an article on how ATi's Radeon 8500 drivers cheat to achieve higher scores in Quake III Arena. The evidence is pretty compelling. It reminds me of when a video card manufacturer was caught hard-coding bits of PC Magazine's PC Labs tests into their products to make them appear to be faster than the competition. D'oh! This "phenomenon" was first detailed on HardOCP. Thanks Shacknews.

The Master comments: "Optimizing" drivers for specific benchmarks was all the rage about 6 or 7 years ago. I don't remember all the specifics, but I do remember this being an issue with S3 and some other companies playing loose and fast to get better numbers. The more things change . . .

Monday, November 5, 2001


Okay, yeah, I just borked The Haus. It's unborked now. Man, do I need a development server. Sorry about that . . .

CrossOver Demo Released

Codeweavers has released a demo of their CrossOver plugin for Linux. CrossOver allows you to run QuickTime, Shockwave, and other things in Linux via WINE. While the demo is fully functional, it is nag-ware, which is annoying. I haven't yet been able to get it to work with Netscape or Mozilla, but I have run QuickTime alone and it works quite well, albeit more slowly than Win98. Those of you with processors mightier than my timid Celery 400 will fare better. Thanks /.

And yes, I did watch the Episode II trailer with it :)

Episode II Trailer Released has released the mini-trailer for Episode II: Attack of the Clones. If you are a member, you can download the trailer here. If you aren't you can still get the trailer from Apple. Quicktime is required. Thanks Slashdot.

WolfMP Test 2 Linux released

According to a .plan update by Robert Duffy of id, the Linux client for the new Wolfenstein MP Test 2 is now available. Right now it's available on the id FTP site, but I'm sure the mirrors will be flying shortly.

A.T. Hun comments: <Cartman>Sweeeet.</Cartman> Linux Games has a changelog for this version. May I also add that all this talk of an "ABBA" mode is freaking me out. Mama mia!

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