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Monday, August 18, 2003

Jedi Academy Preview

UGO (yes, to my surprise, they still exist) tossed up a preview of Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This is the first preview I've read that touches on the pros and cons of going with a single lightsaber, duel sabers (ala Anakin at the end of Episode II), or a saber staff (ala Darth Maul). I'd have to try them all out, but I think I'd prefer the solo saber. Call me a traditionalist. Thanks Blue's News.

XFree86 4.3.0 and libSDL Fix

After months of searching, I found a fix for my problems with XFree86 4.3.0 and libSDL not playing nice together (story). Basically what happened was that if I played an SDL game at a resolution other than my desktop resolution, the monitor refresh rates would get all wonky. Thankfully, a fix for this problem has gone into libSDL's CVS. I downloaded the latest CVS snapshot, compiled, and installed it. (As an aside, it was nice that Slackware doesn't make me worry about RPM dependencies to get this to work.) I had to remove ./lib: from the Neverwinter Nights nwn script and move from UT2K3's System directory so those games would use the system libSDL instead. Now the games can change resolutions and not force me to play with a 60Hz refresh rate. Huzzah!

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Interview with the Carmack

Gamespy caught up with id's John Carmack to talk about game engines, id's role in the gaming world, and a bit on rocketry. The last paragraph of the interview had a comment that I find rather intriguing. I hope someone pursues it.

I thought it would be kind of neat if we took the DOOM renderer, and we had a team take previous games-don't touch the game, just revamp it graphically. Just take Quake II, and just use the DOOM engine to make brand new graphic models and everything. But don't spend time messing with the gameplay because we know that is pretty good. Just release it as Quake II Remix with brand new graphics technology and sell it at a middle-level price instead of a boutique price.

DOOM3 and Quake IV Interviews

Gamespy caught up with id's Tim Willits and Todd Hollenshead to talk about DOOM3 and with Raven's Rick Johnson to talk about Quake IV. There isn't much to say about Quake IV now. The more I hear about DOOM3, the more I want it. I also realize that I'm going to need a new video card :) Thanks Shacknews.

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