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Friday, October 15, 2004

DOOM3 SDK Released

id's Robert Duffy updated his .plan with news that id has released the software development kit for DOOM3. It is available for download on the official DOOM3 SDK page. Hopefully now we will see some cool mods start to spring up.

The Master comments: I spend some time reviewing the site, and this is some really interesting stuff. I'm impressed that id tried very hard to make everything scriptable, instead of having to write C code to do anything. The modularity of the whole system reminds me a great deal of what was done with Unreal Tournament. Developers are going to have a field day with this stuff.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

DOOM3: Windows vs. Linux

Anandtech compared the performance of DOOM3 in Windows and Linux. Linux Hardware did something similar and even asked id's Timothee "TTimo" Besset for some clarification on a few points. Let's put it this way: things don't look as good for us penguinistas. Here's to hoping that they can squeeze some more performance out of it. Thanks to Linux Games for the latter link and to me for the former.

The Lockout Officially Begins

Today is the day that the NHL season was supposed to kick off. My Wings were scheduled to play tomorrow in Edmonton. I'm really mad at both sides. The owners claim poverty (yeah, right) from a collective bargaining agreement that they negotiated and renewed once. It was also their bright idea to go for the quick cash grab of starting new franchises in places where no one cares about hockey. Great moves, guys! The players on the other hand are making more money than the popularity of the sport warrants, yet they absolutely refuse to accept a salary cap. Smart business.

My prediction is that this season will not be lost. Once players lose a couple months worth of paychecks, there will be tremendous pressure on the union to negotiate. There are enough owners in places like New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Colorado who probably didn't want this mess in the first place to force the issue. There will likely be a shortened season starting in January. If this season is entirely lost, then both sides are far more stupid then I ever would have dreamed.

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