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20-05-2002, 10:22 AM
Version 1.6 of the Front Line Force <http://www.flfmod.com/> mod for Half-Life is now available for download. The new version offers the following changes:
New versions of flf_sogem, flf_ebonysword, flf_toledo featuring gameplay and FPS improvements
Completely, 100% fixed player hitboxes
HUD revamp for flf_chion (S&D gameplay) care of SandHawk
HUD revamp for flf_sogem (Key Cap gameplay)
Weapon tweaks:
Auto-Shotgun damage & pellet count increased
UMP45, SAKO and MSG penetrate walls now
MSG damage up
SPAS12 and Auto-Shotgun will have their centre pellet slightly off centre if you?re running, even more off centre if you're jumping
HK21 Rate of fire, accuracy, and damage increased
New class-based team icons
New 'dive' feature - hitting your prone key while running will execute a dive to the ground. At higher speeds you?ll take a little bit of damage on the way down, but some situations call for you to get down immediately
Prone/getting up delay decreased
You can now drop the capture key on Sogem ('dropkey')
Updated Shell graphics and console background c/o Aegis
Updated in-game Command Menu for new post 1.5 maps (Thanks Docano!)
Updated configuration scripts - FLF is now fully configurable from in-game using the HL launcher
Various bug fixes (stuck on map change, fadetoblack bug, etc)
Download the patch here <http://www.flfmod.com/downloads.php>.

Electronic Arts has released a new international version 1.11 patch <http://mohaa.ea.com/downloads/demo.html> for Medal Of Honour. The patch features these highlighted changes:
1. Stand-alone game server that runs without CD
2. Fix for the dial-up networking problem when playing single-player
3. Fix for in-game server browser always auto-refreshing
4. Fixed lag when a bomb was planted and the entire planting team was killed
5. The multiplayer dial-up connection fix
Get the English patch here <ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/ea/patches/mohaa/MOHAA_UKUS_ONLY_patch111v9safedisk.exe>.

The German Ubi Soft <http://www.ubisoft.de/bv/news/meldungen/2002-05-17-7473/>site has released a demo of The Sum of All Fears, the squad-based tactical shooter by Red Storm Entertainment. The demo is 82.1MB and it follows this theme:
It takes place in a bombed out prison that serves as a training ground for the FBI's most elite agents. The mission objective will be to rescue ATF agents held within the ground.
The demo includes 5 weapons kits and all the multiplayer modes within the prison level. Multiplayer is compatible only with other demo users. You can download the demo from the following links:
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Gigex <http://gigex.com/gp/gp.asp?PackageId=0051400012&source=00>-
Gigex direct link <http://gigex1.com/Q0051400012/>-
3D Gamers <http://www.3dgamers.com/games/sumofallfears/>-
gamesweb.com <http://gamesweb.com/pc/downloads/demos/detail.php?item_id=24157>- Tiscali Games <http://games.tiscali.cz/clanek/demo.asp?id=3415>

Tweakers Australia <http://www.tweakers.com.au> has posted their own DDR RAM Comparison <http://www.tweakers.com.au/articles/cpu_mem/ddr_roundup/page1.asp> featuring five different types of DDR Ram from four manufactures, including Apacer, Kingmax, Crucial, and OCZ. Check out the benchmarks to see which is the best DDR for you.

AMDMB <http://www.amdmb.com> have posted a combined review of the new NVIDIA Ti4200 video card and the MSI Ti4400 video card <http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=180> comparison against a 128 MB Radeon 8500. Check it out

CuteFTP 5.0 XP Beta 50.5.17.2 has been released for download with the following list of changes:
XP Logo Compliance
Designed For Windows XP (Optimised)
Interface overhaul
Fixed and added new File Search Engines
Optimized Connection Logic
Optimized Navigation Logic
Optimized Startup Time
Update many APIs used internally
Fixed Registration bugs
Download it here <http://www.globalscape.com/files/cute5032b.exe>.

Asus have released a whole swag of new stuff, including nVidia WHQL Detonators 29.40/29.41, ASUS Tweak Utility, ASUS Smart Doctor, ASUS Digital VCR and ASUS Video Security. Get them from the following links:
- Detonators 29.40/29.41 WHQL For All OS's <http://www.asuscom.de/support/techmain/technical.htm?ctn4>
- Asus Tweak Utility 3.61 (V3400/V3800/V6x00/V7x00/V8xx0) <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/TREIBER/VGA/ASUS_VGA_TOOLS/tweak361.exe>
- Asus Smart Doctor 2.0 (V6x00/V7x00/V8xx0) <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/TREIBER/VGA/ASUS_VGA_TOOLS/smdoc20.exe>
- Asus Digital VCR 2.20 for Win9X/WinME/Win2000/WinXP (V6x00/V7x00/V8xx0) <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/TREIBER/VGA/ASUS_VGA_TOOLS/asdvcr22.exe>
- Asus Video Security 2.0 (V3400/V3800/V6x00/V7x00/V8xx0) <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/TREIBER/VGA/ASUS_VGA_TOOLS/asvsec20.exe>

MSI have released a new SiS IDE Driver for motherboards with the following SiS southbridge chipsets:
SiS P4 Models MS-6547
MS-6547E
MS-6559
MS-6524
MS-6533
MS-6567
Get the driver here <http://www.msi.com.tw/support/driver/download/chipset/siside3e.exe>.

WinAMP3 Beta 3 Build 473 has been released for download. The list of significant changes is here <http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/winamp3x/news/betanews.jhtml> and the download for the new beta is here <http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/winamp3x/sdk/files/wa3install-full_build473.exe>.

Cyberlink has released a swag of patches for its PowerVCR II program. The program is described as such:
PowerVCR II 3.0 Deluxe can turn your PC into a TV and digital video recording centre. It lets you record your favourite TV programs, via a TV Tuner card and save them in either VCD or DVD quality. You can also record video from numerous DV and analogue sources. It comes with numerous advanced features like Instant TV Replay and Multi-Channel Preview, which will give you total control over the recording process.
The patches are for the standard, pro and deluxe versions and update the programs to version 3.0PH. The changes are listed below:
This patch file will enable CyberEPG services with Titan TV in the USA.
This patch will also fix the 'no image capture' error on ATI All-in-Wonder cards.
Download them here <http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/download/download.jsp>.

NVchips-fr have modded the leaked Nvidia Detonator driver 29.40 so that now the refresh rate fix works again on Windows 2K/XP. Grab the modded driver here <http://www.nvchips-fr.com/News/news.php?date=2002-05-17&newsnumber=5>.

VIA has released a new Microsoft USB 2.0 Host controller Driver (Version 5.1.2600.41 ) which is available here <http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=71>. I would assume this one is for all USB 2.0 compatible motherboards with VIA chipsets.

F-Secure <http://www.europe.f-secure.com> has posted up a guide on Tips on Avoiding Computer Worms. <http://www.europe.f-secure.com/virus-info/tips.shtml>This is a small cut from the article:
As we all know worms are circulating easily and quickly through both email and chat programs, here is a list of 13 tips which covers the usual routines of worm propagation and tells you what you shouldn't do to get yourself infected.

Superspeed <http://www.superspeed.com> has released a program called Ramdisk XP. Ramdisk creates a Ramdrive on your PC to provide much improved speed and stability. Here's a bit more:
RamDisks can be utilized in various ways to improve performance and lend convenience to the Windows NT Operating System. Various applications such as Web Browsers and Zip/Unzip operations can be improved dramatically. Webmasters and Database users should also take note of this technology, since Database and Website operations can be substantially sped up as well.

RamDisk XP dramatically improves the I/O performance of all applications running on Windows XP. In tests run with the Intel Iometer benchmark, RamDisk XP shows over 30 times performance improvement over a standard Microsoft cached disk partition on the Windows XP operating system
Download <http://www.superspeed.com/ramdisk.html> it now and see how much your performance improves.

Hardware lubeage:
Antec TruePower 430W PSU on Envy News <http://www.envynews.com/review.php?ID=97>.
AOpen AK77-333 Motherboard on Active Hardware <http://active-hardware.com/english/reviews/mainboard/ak77-333.htm> and Overclocker Cafe <http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/AOpen_AK77-333/index.htm>.
Dynatron DC1206BM-V Copper Heatsink on FrostyTech <http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1095>.
NVIDIA Ti4200 and MSI Ti4400 Video Card on Amdmb.com <http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=180>.
PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti 4600 Video Card on Sharky Extreme <http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/videocards/article.php/1140671>.
Samsung PC800 RD RAM on PC STATS <http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1097>.
Altec Lansing Speaker round-up on TweakTown <http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=article&dId=256>.
Arkua 7228 CPU Cooler on Lone Gamers <http://www.lonegamers.com/content.cgi?mod=Review&id=9993>.
Corsair 512 MB PC3000 Cas 2 DDR RAM on AMDZone <http://www.amdzone.com/articleview.cfm?ArticleID=1091>.
Elsa Gladiac 925 VIVO GF4 Ti4600 Video Card on Reviewmakers <http://www.reviewmakers.com/showdoc.php?review=42&pg=1>.
Philips 180P2 18' TFT LCD Monitor on OnePC.NET <http://www.onepc.net/index.php?view=docs&doc_id=127>.
Shuttle AK35GT2-R Motherboard on Hot Hardware <http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/Motherboards/shuttle_ak35gt2_r.shtml>.
Shuttle SS40 SiS740 Barebones System on OC Workbench <http://www.ocworkbench.com/2002/shuttle/ss40/ss40p1.htm>.
Soyo P4I Fire Dragon Intel 845D Motherboard on Overclockers Online <http://www.overclockersonline.com/index.php?page=articles&num=138>.
Vantec Stealth 80mm case fan on EXHardware <http://www.exhardware.com/reviews.php?Id=82>.

20-05-2002, 09:52 PM
Hi Tweak'e - have been meaning to say this for ages:
I really enjoy your news posts, I just about always pick up some tit bit for myself or my friends and tonight have even scored some imfo for my partners new game MOHAA re:patch,(that will keep him happy)so anyway thanks heaps for going that extra bit and providing us with all the latest imfo, I am sure everybody else who visits regularly would back me in this - thanks Tweak'e!!!

20-05-2002, 09:57 PM
Hi Tweak'e - have been meaning to say this for ages:
I really enjoy your news posts, I just about always pick up some tit bit for myself or my friends and tonight have even scored some imfo for my partners new game MOHAA re:patch,(that will keep him happy)so anyway thanks heaps for going that extra bit and providing us with all the latest imfo, I am sure everybody else who visits regularly would back me in this - thanks Tweak'e!!!

20-05-2002, 10:10 PM
Hi Tweak'e - have been meaning to say this for ages:
I really enjoy your news posts, I just about always pick up some tit bit for myself or my friends and tonight have even scored some imfo for my partners new game MOHAA re:patch,(that will keep him happy)so anyway thanks heaps for going that extra bit and providing us with all the latest imfo, I am sure everybody else who visits regularly would back me in this - thanks Tweak'e!!!

21-05-2002, 02:45 PM
thx all comments apreciated.

real thx go to monty http://www.ozquake.com/montysdump/index.html