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Friday, December 17, 2004

Cedega 4.2ForSteam Released

An updated version of Cedega dubbed 4.2ForSteam will hopefully fix the problems that the December 14 Steam update inflicted on us. Subscribers can download it here. As soon as it gets done downloading for me, I'll give it a spin.

Update! After upgrading, Steam accepted my password but told me I couldn't log on. I nuked my ClientRegistry.blob and restarted Steam. Now everything seems to be working OK. Having said that, I haven't actually started HL2 yet, but all signs look good.

Update #2! Well, things worked out pretty well. I was able to update and run HL2. The load times do indeed seem to be shorter. Of course that mainly means that they've gone from "ludicrous" to merely "enormous."

Pondering the Imponderable

From the "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you" department, I still have not been able to play Half-Life 2 since the Steam update on the 14th caused Cedega to blow a gasket. The Transgaming team is supposed to be working on it. Someone posted a kludge that is supposed to let you play again. I don't really have the stomach for that. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

In a somewhat related story, I started subscribing to Guitar World magazine a few months ago. Although my mailing label says October 05, I have only received the December 04 and February 05 issues (I received the latter today). That means I'm missing November 04, the special Holiday issue, and the January 05 issue. Needless to say, I had words with their subscription department this afternoon. Maybe that's why the subscription was so cheap . . .

Mozilla 1.7.5 is supposed to be released today. When it is, I'm going to switch back to it from Firefox and Thunderbird. While I like both of those products, I prefer the tight integration that the Mozilla suite has. Plus, all my favorite extensions are available for the suite.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

NWN 1.65 Patch for Linux

Bioware has finally released the 1.65 patch for Neverwinter Nights and its expansions in Linux. You can snag it from the NWN patch page. Here is the changelog for all the gory details. In addition to those things, Linux users can now buy and use "premium" modules available at the Bioware store. This patch is also available for Windows via the same link. The patch is still beta for Mac users. Thanks Linux Games.

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