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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Improve UT2K4 Performance

I've read a couple of posts indicating that you can improve your framerate in a way that seems counter-intuitive. Basically, if you have a newer video card, increasing the graphics options may improve framerate. From what I've read, the higher settings use more advanced shaders supported by newer cards so they can run cooler effects with less of a penalty. I've been playing around with it tonight with the options set at their highest levels. There may be a slight penalty, but nothing painfully obvious. Try it for yourself! FWIW, my video card is a GeForceFX 5700 Ultra using the 5336 NVIDIA Linux drivers. Mmmm, eye candy.

Nasty Windows Exploits

Several new nasty Windows exploits have been announced, including a buffer overflow in their SSL implementation. Techweb has all the details. If you run any version of Windows (98 or newer) especially on a server, head to Windows Update. Unfortunately, their webserver is choking under the load right now. Thanks Slashdot.

Monday, April 12, 2004 FAQ

I've slapped together a FAQ for the mailing list. This answers the questions that are asked most often about the Linux port of Unreal Tournament 2004. Hopefully this will at least be the basis for an official FAQ. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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