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Thursday, March 25, 2004

NWN Community Expansion Pack Released

Bioware has announced the released of the Community Expansion Pack for Neverwinter Nights. It brings all of the best community-made content into one place. Users can download it and have all the best goodies in one place. Module makers can make use of the content without forcing people to download tons of stuff just to play. Check it out.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Bad Karma

Or, instant karma's going to get you. There's a nasty bug in the Karma physics in UT2K4. I know it's showing up in Linux, not sure about other OSes. It causes me to crash to desktop. I was toward the end of a hard-fought game on Bombing Run (up 14-0) just now when it crashed. The log file complains of a "KIntersect" problem. Thankfully, icculus knows about it and is working on a fix. He had some new binaries that he had hoped would fix it, but sadly they did not.


Got a couple of rounds of UT2K4 in last night. Found out a couple of things:

  1. The bots are a LOT smarter in the real game versus the demo. In the demo I had a pattern down that would allow me to take over the map in about 4 minutes. In the new one the bots put up a massive fight on the corner nodes almost immediately.
  2. The demo is a LOT faster in map loads. However, this just might be fragmentation of my hard drive. Not so sure on that. The full game is also quite a bit more stuttery in places. I wonder if the bot AI improvements are weighing down the processor a bit.
  3. The sound is much more lush in the full game. Go figure :-)

Overall, I'm liking it. Need a bit more practice, then I think it's definitely time to get the old THoP group together.

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