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Friday, December 14, 2001

Mother of All IE Patches

Microsoft has released a big ol' patch for Internet Explorer, which theoretically fixes all known problems with the software. *cough* At any rate, if you use IE (and, according to our weblogs, the vast majority of you are crazy enough to do just that), you want this patch. It is available via Windows Update. Thanks Slashdot.

The Path to Linux, Part II

I've written another article in my "Path to Linux" series. This one is entitled The Path to Linux, Part II: The NVIDIA XFree86 4.x Drivers. This handy little bit of code has made gaming every bit as enjoyable (if not more so) under Linux as it is under Windows. If you think that switching to Linux means leaving games behind, read this article to find out just how wrong you are.

Thursday, December 13, 2001

Charges Dropped Against Sklyarov

According to the Associated Press, the United States government is dropping charges against Dmitry Sklyarov. He had been accused of violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for revealing holes in Adobe's ebook format. It is somewhat unfortunate that this didn't go to trial so that the high court would have a chance to review the constitutionality of the DMCA. Hopefully that will come soon enough. Thanks Slashdot.

RtCW Win32 Demo Released

As promised, the demo of Return to Castle Wolfenstein has been released. This is the Windows (95/98/2K/XP) version only. It weighs in at 114.1M. Blue's News has a list of mirrors. The demo is single-player only.

UPDATE! Well, I downloaded it, rebooted to Windows (blech) and installed it. While it does seem like it would be a fun game to play, my system is definitely too underpowered for it. The action was quite choppy even with the options really turned down. That's not a big shock since my box basically has the minimum requirements. So while it's cool (I really like the multiplayer test), my system will need an overhaul before it's worth buying for me.

Update! The Master I tried it out here, and it's a sweet game. A lot creepy (I jumped at least once) but wow. Excellent job on this game, a must-get for me-and I'm bored to tears of FPS games :-)

J.t.Qbe comments: I had to give it a try too, and wow! Very impressive. I'd be more tempted to get it if it looked better on my system--I have an ATI Xpert 128 and every scene has some annoying imperfections. Anyway, I picked up No One Lives Forever on sale a few weeks ago and need to play that first!

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