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Sunday, February 23, 2003

Vidcard Fan Death

It seems that the fan on my Visiontek GeForce3 Ti200 is going the way of all flesh. It is buzzing all the time now and will likely drive me mad. I sent an email to Visiontek hoping that I'll get some response. I may just cut my losses and slap a Thermaltake Blue Orb on there. From perusing Google, I'm not alone. The fans on these things are just garbage. J.t.Qbe had the same problem.

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Titanium Mod Resurrected

Phillip Marcus aka ]R[ Gauss emailed to tell us that they have restarted work on their Titanium mod for Quake III. Here's what he had to say: is live, and site will be up soon. We've just finished updating the source code to Q3 1.32, and a full team of 15 is working on it again now, including the original three programmers, and me, the designer.

In case you don't know what this mod is all about, check out Wraith's review of an earlier version. You'll definitely want to keep your eyes on this one.

Rhode Island Club Fire

I was just reading Melodic Rock about the fire yesterday at a Rhode Island club where Great White was performing. They have a link with RealPlayer footage from someone who was at the concert with a video camera. Some of the reports are beyond disturbing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the literally hundreds of families who lost a loved one or had one seriously injured in the blaze.

I know that this isn't typical Haus material, but I like to follow the bands I listened to in my younger days. This absolutely defies description.

UT2K3 Bonus Pack News

There's a blurb from Steve Polge in this Infogames forum thread discussing the delay on the Unreal Tournament 2003 bonus pack release. Here ya go:

A lot of unexpected issues have come up that have delayed the release of the bonus pack. We had to release patch 2186 before the bonuspack, because the bonuspack relies on some functionality added in 2186. Testing and releasing that patch took a little longer than expected. Then, we had to make a new version for Germany to satisfy the German requirements to avoid having the game "indexed". After that, we had to make another patch (2199) to address the server exploits that were published.

We've been working on the bonus pack at the same time as these other things, but they have certainly been a distraction, and we are a small company. These other items in particular took testing resources away from the bonuspack.

We never promised a release date for the bonus pack- just estimates, and certainly its taken longer than we expected. We are still testing and fixing bugs for the bonus pack. Providing estimates for a release date is dangerous, because I'll be accused of lying if we don't make that date (I'm not sure what our motivation for taking longer than needed would be, though).

A.T. Hun comments: In a related story, J and I played some bombing run in UT2K3 last night. I hosted and he joined. A good time was had by all. We experimented quite a bit with the link gun and found its linking feature to be tremendously entertaining.

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