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Friday, September 13, 2002

UT2K3 Demo Released!

According to the Shack the UT2K3 demo is scheduled to be released tonight. I'm sure the mirrors will be absolutely buried, but we'll try to get links up as they show up.

UPDATE! by A.T. Hun Tbe demo has hit the 'Net! A complete list of mirrors is available on the Unreal Tournament 2003 website. The demo weighs in at 97.72M. Good luck downloading it! Both the Windows and Linux versions are now available.

A.T. Hun comments: I just played one level with four bots. The game played very smooth at 1024x768x32 with all the options cranked on my Athlon XP 1800+ and GeForce3 Ti200. The action seems to be a lot faster and more frenetic than the original game. It also took care of my biggest gripe with the first UT--I found it very hard to tell when I was being hit. That's no problem in UT2K3, the sounds and screen flash make it painfully obvious that you're hurtin'. With one game of deathmatch under my belt, I'm very impressed. Now for that Linux version . . .

NWN Linux Client Update

Bioware updated their Linux client page for Neverwinter Nights with more screenshots and a progress report. Here's what they had to say:

Overall, the Linux Client is progressing nicely. We've managed to get a lot of the basics working and have a fairly functional client up and running. There haven't been many really major issues, and the fact that the Linux Server has already been done has certainly helped (the support libraries for networking, resource management, etc. were already working). We're currently looking at issues with sound, as well as a few input and graphical problems that we are confident can be resolved. Finally, there are also various other issues that need to be fixed up.


CNN Tech has an article on a robotic Indiana Jones, that is being used to explore the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Neat stuff, I hope they make a TV special out of it.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Good Eats

I love food shows. I have no idea why -- I can burn boiling water. My favorite is Alton Brown's Good Eats, a food show that looks at food from the science side of cooking. AB does a great job of breaking down food and cooking, and explains all those weird cooking terms you see in recipies. Today, Alton answers some questions from Slashdot readers. Some good stuff in there.

A.T. Hun comments: Back in my single days, I used to watch Graham Kerr's show whilst eating lunch. That way I could pretend that my can of SpaghettiOs was really a gourmet meal. Thankfully, my wife is a very good cook so I don't have to pretend anymore.

Mozilla 1.0.1 and 1.2 Alpha

The Mozilla team has rolled out two new versions of their browser, 1.0.1 and 1.2 alpha. 1.0.1 is just bugfixes to 1.0 without incorporating the new features in 1.1. 1.2 alpha is the latest bleeding-edge release. There may be stability issues with it, so caveat downloador. I'm actually going to stick with 1.1 at least until 1.2 goes beta. The new features like Type Ahead Find (which sounds really interesting) aren't worth the potential loss of stability to me. If for whatever reason you want to stick with 1.0, make sure to get 1.0.1 for the security and bug fixes.

UT2K3 Chat Log

Unreality posted an edited log of a chat with Epic's Mark Rein about Unreal Tournament 2003. Many of the typical questions are answered, as well as guesstimates on when the demo will be released. Hopefully we'll be able to see this thing once and for all this weekend! Thanks, um, everybody.

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