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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

UT2K4 Render-to-Texture Beta Patch

Ryan "icculus" Gordon updated his .plan with news of a beta patch for the Linux version of Unreal Tournament 2004. Here's the pertinent part of the update, including several very large caveats:

I wedged in a hack for the license plate. There's some depth test mojo going on that I can't figure out, so I hacked around it.

So, here's a first shot at ut2004 for Linux with all the render-to-texture stuff.

Some things this fixes:

Some notes, first:

If you read all that, here you go: Unpack it in your game's System dir, overwriting ut2004-bin ...

I have downloaded it but have not had time to check it out yet. Make sure to back up your ut2004-bin just in case things blow up violently.

Update! Well, so much for that. I tried using it and it crashed with only this error message: "Illegal instruction".

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, I'm finally back home after a couple of weeks. I'm trying to get myself reacclimated. I reassembled my computer to discover that the fan on my northbridge chip has died. Not only won't it spin, but it's hard to move manually. Looks like I'm going to have to figure out how to swap it out. Joy.

I'm also toying with the idea of getting a DVD burner. The prices have dropped quite nicely lately. I'm looking at an LG GSA-4163B which has gotten good reviews but doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It's getting very hard to back up to CD-Rs these days. My Thunderbird directory is 411M alone. I can whittle that down to about 200M, but heaven help me if I need a message I tossed in the Trash folder.

Update! I ended up ordering one from NewEgg (no affiliation, yadda, yadda) for a pretty sweet price. I got the OEM version since I can't use the software in Linux anyway and I've already got more IDE and soundcard cables than I could possible ever use. I was disappointed to note that this drive (and every other DVD burner I checked) does not support Mt. Rainier format. A small thing, but still annoying.

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