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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Pondering the Imponderable

Nothing like going on vacation and being sick the whole time. Rah. Well, my brief get-away is coming all too soon to a close. I'm using my in-laws' dial-up connection and IE. It's good to use that combo from time to time to remember why I hate them so much. Oh yes, the dial-up connection is through AOL. Oh well. Some connectivity is better than none at all.

J.t.Qbe comments: I didn't even know that you were on vacation. How are things up in the great frozen nort? Knowing Minneapolis, probably still frozen.

Sweeney on the Athlon64

FiringSquad interviewed Epic's Tim Sweeney about the need and usefulness of 64-bit computing, especially with the forthcoming Athlon64. If that chip ends up being what it is cracked up to be, I think I know what the heart of my next box is going to be. Of course, that's a bit of a ways off. As a Linux freak, it's also cool to know that people could be running 64-bit Linux years before there's a 64-bit Windows. Thanks Blue's News.

J.t.Qbe comments: Or you could go with VMS and, well, have been running 64-bit for the last 10 years on a DEC Alpha. A local PC repair shop has 2 lonely Alpha machines in the corner, and the owner doesn't even know what they are. I may need to go liberate them.

The State of Linux Gaming

Dana Olson wrote an article on Linux Hardware about Gaming and Linux in 2003. The article gives a nice summary of games that have been or are now available for Linux users. Unfortunately, he doesn't touch much on open source games like the excellent LBreakout2. Still it is worth checking out, especially of you think that the phrase "Linux gaming" is an oxymoron.

In a related story, Hyperion announced that they will be porting Inca Gold's games to Linux. Seems like I might need to email my Hyperion contact about this. Thanks Slashdot for both links.

Yes, I updated whilst on vacation. Yes, I rock. :)

J.t.Qbe comments: The article also left out the excellent shareware RPG Exile III. Keep your eyes peeled, kids: I'm working on a review (finally).

Pegasus Mail 4.11

A new version of Pegasus Mail has been put up. Version 4.11 is the next "major" revision of PM, and has added quite a few modern features to this e-mail client. Here's the abbreviated list of updates:

MOO3 Update

The Master of Orion 3 website has posted a new patch for MOO3. This patch has been released to correct some of the gameplay issues and bugs in the retail release.
The Data Patch is a zip containing two replacement .mob files for the release version of Master Of Orion III.

The data patch rebalances parts of the game and fixes a few bugs:Download and unzip the file (on either Mac or PC) by right-clicking on the link (Mac users hold the mouse button down) and selecting "save target as..." from the menu. Locate the MOO3 program directory and replace the corresponding .mob files under the GameDataSets directory as specified in the readme.txt file.

Monday, April 21, 2003

More HL-2

There's a scan of the PCZone Benelux cover over on, which seems to confirm a bunch of the Half-Life 2 speculation floating around the gaming community. I'm looking forward to hearing about what they're going to do with this franchise. I only hope they use a MUCH better graphics engine to render it :-) Thanks Blue.

Update! Shacknews got a short statement from Valve which states: Half-Life 2 will be shown at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. They also has someone who could read the news article attached, that indicates that the HL-2 NDA will expire on April 28th. So I'm assuming we'll be hearing a TON of HL-2 news next Monday.

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