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23-06-2002, 12:14 PM
Activision have announced that Raven Software is working on a patch for Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. The patch will address some game bugs and add four new maps titled Kamchatka Factory, Airport Warehouse, Hong Kong Streets, and Barn.

FlashFXP the beaut FTP program has been released as version 2.0 RC1. This new RC has the following changes:
Added SSL/TLS Support.
Added command line option to set the local path on startup, -local="<path>".
Added new option "Stop sending keep alive after <user defined> minutes."
Added new option "Auto Expand FTP Directory Tree".
Added new confirmation, "Delete queue items".
Changed sound configuration, the new design is more user friendly.
Added mouse 4 and mouse 5 buttons now act as 'go to parent' and 'enter selected folder'.
Changed the internal design and structure of how the quick connect operates.
Fixed compatiblity issue with Windows XP zip folders, which resulted in poor performance.
Changed Restore Queue now remembers it's width/height.
Added application password protection, allowing the user to password protect FlashFXP from unauthorized access. This adds a a new "security" menu under the "sites" menu.
Added new command line param -pass=<pass>.
Fixed problem where sometimes FlashFXP didn't flash on transfer complete, even though the option 'Flash window on transfer complete' was checked.
Fixed problem where sometimes FlashFXP incorrectly identified folders as files in the local view.
Fixed problem where FlashFXP would error when you moved the mouse over the taskbar button. This was caused by a design flaw in the Borland Delphi VCL. This problem was most noticable when using VNC.
Added new windows XP Style toolbar buttons. The images were created by Christof.
Changed into to maintain compatiblity for 640x480 we had to make the Compare Folder button optional and turned off by default. If you want this button back, simply right-click on the toolbar and select it from the popup menu.
Added 3 new custom buttons, View File, Edit File, and to the FTP only view, Transfer Mode.
Changed custom commands now supports commands larger than 250 characters.
Changed Custom Command dialog allows for unlimited levels of nesting.
Added several custom command scripting features.
Fixed several minor memory leaks.
Fixed bug that caused a malfunction when using a proxy with the "site uses ipmasq/nat.." option enabled.
Added View/Edit to the Find Files on FTP Server feature.
Improved Windows XP compatiblity.
You will need to download this version from here (http://www.flashfxp.ws/zip/rc/FlashFXP_2_rc1_setup.exe) as the in-program update facility doesn't recognise this as an update.

News.com (http://news.com.com) has posted up a comparo that pits USB against Firewire to see which is the true speed king. Here's a bit from the article:
USB 2.0, which can move data up to 480mbps, compared with the pokey 12mbps handled by USB 1.1, provides stiff competition (http://news.com.com/2100-1040-928089.html) for FireWire, a technology invented by Apple Computer that transports data at 400mbps.
Partly due to delays in launching USB 2.0, FireWire has gained in popularity in the past two years. But with USB 2.0 on the market, FireWire temporarily loses its title as the speed king. Perhaps most importantly, FireWire also represents a more costly option for PC makers than USB 2.0, which could undermine its acceptance.
Read the full story here (http://news.com.com/2100-1040-937983.html?tag=cd_mh).

A new Final version of the Gore FPS game has been released now that the retail version has hit the shelves. The demo is 101MB and offers the starting section of the single-player campaign as well as two multiplayer maps (UMC Cube and Vertigo) that can be played using the gamemodes Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tactical and Capture the Flag. Grab it from the links below:
- BluesNews (ftp://ftp.bluesnews.com/gore/goredemosetup.exe)
- PlanetMirror (http://www.planetmirror.com/pub/bluesnews/gore/demos/goredemosetup.exe)
- 3D Gamers (http://www.3dgamers.com/ad/welcome/blues/games/gore/)
- Bonusweb (http://www.bonusweb.cz/download/dema/goredemo.html)

There are new Epox 8K3A/+ BIOS files out that have the following changes:
- Improved KT333 over clock capability in range 150~165Mhz.
- Improved DRAM compatibility.
- Fixed after run awdflash.exe keyboard fail.
- Fixed system canít shutdown in Win98SE/ME safe mode.
- Add support new function to support CPU temperature more than 75c shutdown.
Important Update: This BIOS might disable your onboard RAID controller. It is a known bug and Epox will release a fix shortly.
Download here (ftp://ftp.epox.com/support/motherboard/bios/8k3a2619.exe).

Microsoft has released build 1060 of XP SP1 to internal beta testers, and almost immediately it has been leaked. This new build carries some minor fixes that were not included in the first public beta release of the SP. You can see a screenshot here (http://www.neowin.net/staff/users/Magoo/1060.JPG).

VIA has released version 4.40A of their 4-in-1 driver pack. The new version has the following:
Update VIA chipset driver from v1.50 to v1.60a
Update VIA AGP driver to v4.20a
New security catalogue files
WHQL certificate
New installer
Grab it here (http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/4in1/VIA_4IN1_V440VA.zip).

The Inquirer has gotten hold of the very soon to be released nVidia 30.20 drivers and have run them up to see how these drivers solve the bug problem uncovered with the last set. Here's part of what they had to say:
The updated driver appears to deliver 500+ 3dmarks compared to 28.32 and that difference with and without the splash screen is quite small.

If you run each test 3 times it's 50 to 100 points different which is also not that significant, at least according to Nvidia.
For the full scoop, click over to Theinquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/21060214.htm).

Roxio has released an update to Easy CD Creator Basic Edition. This update takes the version up to and adds new drive support and support for DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW and several fixes for all operating systems. It can be downloaded here (http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/ecdc/ecdc_basic_xp_updt53.html).

AMD has made an official announcement of the launch of it's Athlon MP processor rated as 2100+ (1.73GHz core clock) and Mobile Duron 1.3Ghz. The new MP processor is manufactured with 0.18micron technology, supports dual-processor configurations (AMD-760 MPX chipset) and 266MHz system bus. The Duron 1.3GHz is based on the 0.18micron Morgan core.

Hardware Reviews:
Albatron KX400+ Motherboard on Legion Hardware (http://www.legionhardware.com/html/doc.php?id=187).
AOpen AX4B Max Motherboard on NeoSeeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/aopenax4bmax/).
ASUS A7V333 Motherboard on Legion Hardware (http://www.legionhardware.com/html/doc.php?id=186).
ASUS P4T533-C i850E Motherboard on Active Hardware (http://active-hardware.com/english/reviews/mainboard/p4t533-c.htm).
Cambridge Soundworks 510D 5.1 Speaker System on Gamers Depot (http://www.gamersdepot.com/hardware/speakers/creative/510d/001.htm).
Chaintech GeForce4 MX440 Special Edition Video Card on HardwareZone.com (http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/articles.hwz?cid=3&aid=449&page=1).
Cooler Master PTK-001 Thermal Compound on Mikhailtech (http://www.mikhailtech.com/articles/tim/cmcompound/).
Dr. Thermal TI-V8639L Vs. Thermaltake P4 Dragon on PC Abusers (http://www.pcabusers.com/reviews/v8639l/p1.html).
ECS K7VTA3 Rev 3.1 ATX Socket A Motherboard on SocketA.com (http://www.socketa.com/reviews/ecs/k7vta3v31/).
Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra-750XP TV-VIVO Golden Sample Video Card on HotHardware (http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/S&V/gain_gf4ti_4600.shtml).
Gigabyte MAYA AP64D-H Radeon 8500 Deluxe Video Card on RadiativeNZ (http://www.radiativenz.com/reviews/gigabyteradeon8500deluxe/).
MSI G4Ti4600-VTD Video Card on Sharky Extreme (http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/videocards/article.php/1369251).
Philips MMS305 5.1 Channel Multimedia Set on hardCOREware.net (http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/speakers/philips_mms306/1.php).
Samsung 152T TFT LCD on NeoSeeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/samsung152t/).
Shuttle SS40G XPC Barebones System on Tweakers Asylum (http://www.tweakersasylum.com/htmltonuke.php?filnavn=Reviews/Shuttle/SS40G/00000001.htm).
Soltek 75DRV4 ATX Socket A Motherboard on SocketA.com (http://www.socketa.com/reviews/soltek/75drv4/).
Sony CPDG520 Monitor on TweakTown (http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=289).
Tyan Thunder K7X AMD 760MPX Motherboard on GamePC (http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=thunderk7x&page=1).
Tweakmonster BGA RAMsinks on PC PowerZone (http://www.pcpowerzone.co.uk/reviews.php?id=116&page=1).
VisionTek GeForce4 Ti4200 & MX440 Video Cards on Speedy 3D (http://www.speedy3d.com/doc/article.php?faq=1&fldAuto=7).
VisionTek GeForce4 Video Card Round-up on Tweak3D.Net (http://www.tweak3d.net/reviews/visiontek/gf4line/).
VisionTek Xtasy GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Video Card on EXHardware (http://www.exhardware.com/reviews.php?Id=93) and got apex (http://www.gotapex.com/reviews.php?rev=videocards/visiontek/index.html).
Xoxide Z40-Insight Case on Geekshelter (http://www.geekshelter.com/view.php?section=reviews&idnum=36&page=0).

23-06-2002, 01:27 PM
You seem to have mastered the URLs

23-06-2002, 01:45 PM
getting there ;-)

just takes a while to redo all the urls :_|

23-06-2002, 02:45 PM
Just need to find a way to automate it or somehting

23-06-2002, 03:04 PM
when i finnsih downloading all the HL mods i'll look at a HTML editor ;-)

Graham Petrie
24-06-2002, 03:23 PM
Why don't you do a find/replace, replacing "http" with "<url=http" and then typing ">%SiteName%</url>" in. <> are obviously replaced with []. Or you could write a simple app which searched for a URL in a text doc (http*), displayed it and requested an input (name, and then performed the conversion. Not very hard to do at all. No, I am not voluntaring - too much else on.