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13-07-2002, 06:31 PM
The patch for America's Army: Operations Recon has been released. The patch is 2.94MB, version 1.0.1 and fixes a couple of issues along with adding support for dedicated servers and an admin spectator mode. You can download the patch from the following links:
NVIDIA (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=army_download)-
FilePlanet (http://www.fileplanet.com/files/110000/110329.shtml)- 3D Gamers (http://www.3dgamers.com/games/americasarmy/)
A new full version demo is also now available from:
- 3D Gamers (http://www.3dgamers.com/games/americasarmy/)
- Gigex (http://www.gigex.com/gp/gp.ASP?PackageId=0054700000&source=&PID=80000)

Infogrames has sent word that Unreal Tournament 2003, which had previously been expected this month, is now listed as a 3rd Quarter 2002 release meaning it could be out in either July, August or September.

CS-Nation (http://csnation.counter-strike.net/) have noticed that a review of one of the new ECS AG400 SiS Xabre 400 video cards (http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/ECS/AG400/page3.htm) revealed that the drivers offered with this card feature the see-through walls feature that basically offers ample opportunity for cheating in games. ASUS has in the past had similar drivers in the past and they caused them no end of grief from hard core CS players. In response to this new news a Remove The ECS Cheating Drivers Petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/ecsdrv/petition.html )has already been started so people can show ECS the error in doing something that is detrimental to the interests of gamers and the gaming community

Warcraftiii.net have posted some new maps and info on making mods for the just released Warcraft 3. Check out the goodies here (http://maps.warcraftiii.net/).

There are new leaked Detonator Drivers out based on what could be the next Detonator 5 set from nVidia. These drivers are version number 30.30 and word has it that they remove the 3DMark2k1 bug that exists with the current batch of detonator drivers. The drivers also offer small performance gains (about 1%) in just about all areas, so they well be worth a look. Grab them from the links below:
Windows 9X/ME:
- here (http://fernando.darocha.free.fr/station-drivers-nvidia-3030W9X.zip)
- here (http://guru3d.com/files/detonator/ )
- here (http://www.tweakersasylum.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=17&orderby=dateD)
Windows 2000/XP:
- here (http://fernando.darocha.free.fr/station-drivers-nvidia-3030W2K.zip)
- here (http://guru3d.com/files/detonator/)

There is also a set of beta Via 4-in-1 drivers out with version 4.41. The new set offers AGP driver version (For Windows XP) and GART drivers version Grab the new drivers here (http://fernando.darocha.free.fr/station-drivers-4in1441v.zip) or here (http://www.tweakersasylum.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=27&min=10&orderby=titleA&show=10).

Microsoft Game Studios has announced that they have started development of the PC and Macintosh versions of Halo. Halo for PC is expected to be available the middle of next year. You can read the full announcement here (http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?show=386)

In a case of what could be called common sense and justice, the federal judge in the Gator lawsuit has ordered that the Gator company must stop displaying pop-ups on web publisher's pages without their permission. Here are the details:
The order was issued in a lawsuit filed against Gator in June by The Washington Post, The New York Times, Dow Jones and seven other publishers, which allege the company's ads violate their copyrights and steal revenue.

On Friday, Judge Claude Hilton granted the motion, according to the clerk's office at the federal court in Alexandria, Va., where the suit was filed.

The companies had sought a temporary injunction against Gator preventing it from delivering ads keyed to their sites pending the resolution of the suit, in which they are seeking a permanent injunction against the company and monetary damages for any advertising dollars made from their Web pages.
Check the whole story out here (http://news.com.com/2100-1023-943515.html?tag=fd_top )

OCworkbench has posted the first pics of the nForce2 motherboards, which support AGP 8x and DDR400. The pics are available here (http://www.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=004531) and the board looks to support everything from USB 2.0 with four ports, built-in LAN and Firewire, 6 channel audio and bluetooth.

TheInquirer has published an article about Intel's impending move to the Northwood 0.13 micron core for its budget Celeron line. The move will allow the Celeron to reach higher clockspeeds and offer greater performance in the hopes it can take back the budget crown from AMD. Here's a clip from the article:
"Sources have seen processors marked "Intel Confidential" which use a 1.5 volt core and even appear to be fitted with a 512K cache. The current Pentium 4 "Celerons" only come equipped with a 128K cache and have a higher core voltage. Intel has been criticised for releasing the P4 Celerons with small caches, as we have reported here earlier. Intel in the UK would not confirm or deny whether such chips were slated for release, but we believe that if there are already test chips out there, it's probably very much on the cards indeed.
Check the rest out here (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=4368).

LimeWire, the peer-to-peer file sharing program version 2.5.3 Beta is out for download. The new beta includes the following changes:
Fixed installer to avoid PUBLIC_SEARCH_BITZI_LOOKUP problems if installing over previous versions.
Fixed tgz and zip installers to include RunLime.jar.
Fixed NullPointerException and IndexOutOfBoundsException problems.
More robust behavior if can't write incomplete download files.
Go download it from one of the many links below:
http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/LimeWireWin.exe ( LimeWire 2.5.3 for Windows
- Installer LimeWire 2.5.3 for Linux (no Java VM) (http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/LimeWireLinux.bin )
- tgz LimeWire 2.5.3 for Linux (no Java VM) (http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/LimeWireLinux.tgz)
LimeWire 2.5.3 for Mac (with Java VM) (http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/LimeWireMac.bin)
LimeWire 2.5.3 for Mac (no Java VM) (http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/LimeWireMacNoVM.bin)
LimeWire 2.5.3 for MacOS X (http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/LimeWireOSX.sit )
LimeWire 2.5.3 for SUN Solaris (no Java VM) (http://www9.limewire.com/beta/2.5.3/solaris/LimeWireSolaris.bin)

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Sam H
13-07-2002, 08:22 PM

13-07-2002, 09:27 PM
The Friday news hasn't been stuck yet ;)

must find out some way to *make* them sticky

Sam H
13-07-2002, 11:03 PM
I'm submitting a vote to make tweak'e a moderator, come on robo or Bruce you know you want to. If full moderator status is out of the question then how about some sort of junior moderator that at least enables him to make his news posts sticky.

13-07-2002, 11:53 PM
He could always email robo when he's making the post. It would seem as if robo checks his mail every 5 minutes

14-07-2002, 12:06 AM
robo bet you to that idea but a mod still has to be on the net (read awake) to do anything.

no biggy we will just have to bribe/beg/bash untill someone is made mod ;-) :^O

14-07-2002, 12:35 AM
> robo bet you to that idea but a mod still has to be
> on the net (read awake) to do anything.
> no biggy we will just have to bribe/beg/bash untill
> someone is made mod ;-) :^O

we most certainly will.

*tries to think of a bribe*
well I spose won't be wanting a subscription to PC World :(

Sam H
14-07-2002, 02:54 PM

By the way isn't Saterday actually spelt Saturday.

14-07-2002, 03:17 PM
> <bump>
> By the way isn't Saterday actually spelt Saturday.

not when tweak'e spells it :)


14-07-2002, 03:20 PM
> robo bet you to that idea but a mod still has to be
> on the net (read awake) to do anything.
> no biggy we will just have to bribe/beg/bash untill
> someone is made mod ;-) :^O

how about tweak'e, Susan B, and Mike as mods :p

hmmm... there's more of that self-promotion :)


Sam H
14-07-2002, 04:34 PM
Definitely junior moderators/senior members, with limited privileges at the least.