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tweak\'e
18-07-2002, 09:28 PM
A new version of Quake2maX (http://modscape.telefragged.com/q2max/) Quake II modification is out. Quake2max offers only OpenGL support for Quake 2 and features cell shading among the options that change the appearance of the game's graphics.

A new version 3.31 of Qtracker (http://www.qtracker.com/) is available for download. Qtracker is a server browser, server launcher, MP3 streaming audio browser, server administration tool, HTML/PHP server list generator, and miracle stain remover all bundled into one simple package. This new version adds support for America's Army: Operations, Freedom Force, and Neverwinter Nights as well as ICQ integration, a MOHAA filter, and more which can be viewed here (http://www.qtracker.com/current-release.shtml). Grab your copy here (http://www.qtracker.com/downloads/Qtracker331.exe).

Overclockers AU have posted a guide with showing how to flash an LG 32X burner up to a 40X burner. A pleasant surprise for owners of this burner. Here's a clip from the guide:
Would you like to transform your LG 32x10x40 CDRW into a 40x12x40? Of course you would. I did it to mine and it works like a charm. Burns 16x rated Akai CD's at 40x without a problem. Nero and other programs recognise the drive as the GCE8400B (40x LG drive), as does the BIOS. It's really easy to do and here is how to go about doing it yourself ...... All you'll need is WinACE!
Check out the guide over here (http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=76277).

Creative Asia has released a new set of drivers and applications for the Sound Blaster Live cards. The new drivers resolve compatibility issues with Sound Blaster Live products on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. these new drivers are for 2000 and XP and do not support 9x or ME. Indications are that new drivers should also be released for the Audigy cards soon. You can download the drivers separately and then the rest of the apps later if you wish:
Audio HQ
Surround Mixer
PlayCenter 3 (version 3.02.52)
Recorder (version 2.00.31)
MiniDisc Center (version 1.01.15)
Remote Center (version 1.40.26)
Download the packages from the following links:
- Complete Drivers Package including applications (http://files.asia.creative.com/files/creative/drivers/sblive/en/SBLiveDrvPack.zip) (50MB)
- Drivers Only including AudioHQ and SurroundMixer (http://files.asia.creative.com/files/creative/drivers/sblive/en/LiveDrvPack.exe) (25MB)

Leadtek have released MyVIVO Application version 5.719 and WDM Driver version 1.12 for their GeForce 4 cards with video-in video-out. Grab them from the links below:
WDM Driver v1.12 for MyVIVO for Windows 9X/NT/ME/2K/XP (ftp://ftp.leadtek.com.tw/entertainment_graphics/myvivo/20712_GFX_MyVIVO/WDM.zip)(Note: This driver is for MyVIVO series cards. Please install this driver before the MyVIVO Application. )
MyVIVO Application v5.719 for Windows 9X/NT/ME/2K/XP (ftp://ftp.leadtek.com.tw/entertainment_graphics/myvivo/20712_GFX_MyVIVO/MyVIVO.zip)Click SETUP.EXE to install after decompressing the file. (Note: Please install the MyVIVO WDM driver first.)

CloneCD version 4.0.1.10 has been released with the following changes:
Added RAW-SAO support for Plextor DVD-Combo drive PX-320A
Modified online help to reflect structural "Supported Writers" changes
Added Persian language
Updated Swedish language
Grab the new version from here (http://home.t-online.de/home/CloneCD/download/SetupCloneCD.exe)and grab a language pack which adds 18 additional languages here (http://home.t-online.de/home/CloneCD/download/SetupCCD4LangPack.exe).

Here is a download link for all the IrfanView version 3.75 listed yesterday plugins that are available. These plugins will maximise your graphic viewers capabilities. Get em here (http://members.chello.at/irfan.skiljan/all_plugins.exe).

For those having this problem:
Microsoft has admitted that DirectX 8.1 has problems on Windows XP from AMD technology. According to the company, an error window message is supposed to appear, in case of bad loadings, which it doesn't do so. Some news sources claimed that the source of this causing is from a faulty programming from Microsoft.

See the details at Microsoft (http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q321178)'s website
This was listed yesterday and if you want to download the fix which previously had to be obtained through Microsoft Support Centre, you can get it directly from here (http://www.warp2search.net/download.php?op=viewdownload&cid=3).

UPDATE: I have found a link to be able to download the nVidia NVDVD software DVD program that I posted a news item yesterday for. Grab it here (http://gzeasy.tzinfo.net/NVDVD122.EXE) and sit tight for a serial in the next couple of days.

Infogrames has announced Driver 3 (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020717/law058_1.html), bringing the series back to the PC after Driver 2 was only available on the Playstation. Driver 3 is for PC, PS2, GameCube and Xbox. To reflect the announcement, a teaser movie has been released in Quicktime format and is available for download here (http://195.145.119.170/download3/games/movies/konsolen/driver3/driver3trailer.zip).

Hardware reviews:
Ajigo MF014021 Copper Heatsink on FrostyTech (http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1160).
AMS Tower Case on VIAHardware (http://www.viahardware.com/amsgtower_1.shtm).
Antec Performance Plus880 Case on Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/plus880/).
AOpen AK77-333 Motherboard on Maximum3D (http://www.maximum3d.com/reviews/ak773331.htm).
ASUS P4S533 Socket-478 motherboard on HardwareZone.com (http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/articles.hwz?cid=6&aid=465).
Blizzard 360 Ultra Quiet Mark II on X-treme PC TECH (http://www.xtremepctech.com/reviews/FrozenCPU/Blizzard/UltraQuiet/MarkII.htm).
EMI Shielded ATA Cable on Gaming in 3D (http://www.gamingin3d.com/reviews/ata/).
Inno3D Tornado GeForce4 Ti4200 Video Card on Tweakers Asylum (http://www.tweakersasylum.com/tapages.php?filnavn=Reviews/Inno3D/TornadoTi4200/00000001.htm).
Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer on Tech Freaks (http://www.backup-source.com/techfreaks/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=8).
MSI GeForce 4 Ti4200 Video Card on NeoSeeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/msiti4200/).
RaidMax A288 Aluminum case on 3dXtreme (http://www.3dxtreme.org/raidmax288.shtml).
Shuttle's SS40 mini-barebones system on The Tech Report (http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2002q3/shuttle-ss40g/index.x?pg=1).
Trendnet TEW-211BRP Wireless Broadband Router and Access Point on HardwareMasters.com (http://www.hardwaremasters.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?h=2&b=/review/trendnet_211brp/index).
Triplex Xabre PRO 64MB Video Card on Hardavenue.com (http://www.hardavenue.com/reviews/triplexxabre1.shtml).