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tweak\'e
27-07-2002, 08:54 PM
The guys over at Unreal Fortress (http://www.unrealfortress.com/news.php)have released version 1.0 of Unreal Fortress Gold. This is the first non-beta release of the team and class based Unreal Tournament total conversion mod. Here's a description of what the mod is:
Unreal Fortress (UnF) is a total conversion modification of Epic Games' Unreal Tournament. You can download it free of charge from the Internet, although you'll need a copy of Unreal Tournament to play.
Unreal Fortress is a class-based mod, based on the original Quake I Fortress. "Class based' means that the player (you), can choose between different kind of players. Each kind has certain unique skills, but also has setbacks to keep things in balance.
An example is the ‘Heavy Gunner’. He has a big Mini-Gun, and is extremely strong. U would say, he is the best class around, but he is very slow, and is hard to maneuver. He is strong, but also very slow, which makes him less of an advantage.
The Unreal Fortress mod stars 9 different classes, all with different skills, and different tasks. Each class also includes specific weapons directed towards the profession of that class. These weapons will be discussed later in this document.
In addition to having a variety of character classes, UnF also includes three different types of game play. These add a large amount of variety to the game since the goals for Unreal Fortress are dictated by the game type that is chosen. Unreal Fortress has five different 'game types':
Modified Capture the Flag
Command Point
One Flag Capture
Objective Assault
Escort
Go get the 107MB download from one of the many mirrors here (http://www.unrealfortress.com/downloads.php).

A new patch (http://www.bethsoft.com/downloads/patches/Morrowind_v1.2.0722.exe) for Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (http://www.elderscrolls.com/main.htm) is out bringing the game to version 1.2.0722. The patch is 3.8MB and includes save game improvements, over two dozen bug fixes, and over a dozen quest fixes, all of which can be viewed here (http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/updates_patchnotes2.htm). Grab it from the first link above.

The PC game based on the TV series Farscape has gone gold. The character driven, team-based, 3D action game will be shipping to stores in the US next week.

Doomsday HQ (http://www.doomsdayhq.com/news.php) has released new versions of their Doomsday modified DOOM engine (version 1.7.0), jDoom (version 1.14.0) the modified DOOM game, jHeretic (version 1.3.0) and jHexen (version 1.2.0). You can download each of these individually or as a unified package which ends up half the size of the four separate downloads. The new releases offer several fixes and changes, including completely re-written sound code, which no longer offers A3D support (OpenAL support is planned for a future release). Of course you will need either the retail or shareware versions of these games installed first.

Some early details on the PS3 have started floating around and The Red Herring (http://www.redherring.com/insider/2002/0719/playstation071902.html) has posted them. Here's part of the write up:
The soul of Sony's new machine is a cell-computing chip. These chips enable a distributed style of computing (known as cell computing) that performs computing tasks in much the same way a cell phone network routes calls from base station to base station. Due for release in 2005, the PlayStation 3 will thus be able to use its broadband Internet connection to reach across the Internet and draw additional computing power from idle processors. And if still more horsepower is needed, the PlayStation 3 can use a home network to enlist support from other available machines to tackle big computing jobs. Pieces of a computing task--for example, creating realistic 3D graphics that simulate entire worlds--will be distributed among available processors to harness their combined power.

GameSpot has previewed (http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/previews/0,10869,2875631,00.html) a copy of the soon to be released PS2 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Here's a little of what they said for all the NFS fans:

These somewhat extravagant camera perspectives and visual effects are mirrored by the game's exaggerated physics model. Hot Pursuit 2 has two different handling options that you can choose from before every single race: classic and extreme. Classic, obviously, is more conservative than the latter option. Here, cars will behave somewhat predictably: They'll understeer during heavy cornering, they'll slow down significantly when they hit other objects, and so on. The extreme setting, on the other hand, is noticeably more visceral. All the cars, from the Lotus Elise all the way up to the Ferrari F50, will peel out madly under hard acceleration. In this mode, tapping the accelerator during a turn will cause oversteer, and running into oncoming traffic will be more devastating to them than it will be to you. It's much more satisfying to play the game with this setting, though the classic mode will undoubtedly please those who prefer a tamer driving experience.
If your a fan and own a PS2, then start saving for this should be a cracker

The Inquirer has posted a news report on one of Intel's fabrication plants in the US getting hit by lightning causing a temporary shutdown and an estimated loss of $US800 million worth of chips. Read the full report here (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=4578). That's gotta hurt.

WinDVD Tweaker version 3.5 is out with the following list of changes:
Added support for extra features in version 4.0.11.83.
Added support for always on top and video desktop.
Fixed links in info section.
Updated the audio wizard.
Fixed where undo eset button could cause visual errors.
Updated the fix errors and detect errors buttons.
WinDVD Tweaker now minimizes when the "Run WinDVD" button is pressed.
Added better advice about using DirectSound and DirectSound AR.
Some minor other updates and code tweaks.
You can download WinDVD Tweaker 3.5 here (http://homepages.shu.ac.uk/~pthusban/WinDVD_Tweaker3.5.exe).

Kazaa Lite version 1.7.2 Ad Free has been released with the following new inclusions:
Better virus protection
Fixed a rare vulnerability
Updated help file
Newest version of Speed Up included
You can download the new version here (http://www.k-lite.tk/).

There are new Omega drivers out for nVidia based cards. This new set is based on the Detonator 29.80 and has the following changes:
Based in the 29.80 official drivers. (9x/ME/2k/XP
Fixed the XP resolutions AGAIN, reverted back to the old method for setting the resolutions, this way the drivers allows custom resolutions to be added. The only drawback is that normal tools that "fix" the 60Hz problem in Windows won't work, you HAVE to use RefreshForce to fix it (included). (2k/XP)
Added a few new resolutions, they are all 4:3 in aspect. (2k/XP)
Added a 720x576 resolution for PAL TV output. (2k/XP)
Found out that nvidia "locked" the drivers so they couldn't display the 1400x1050 resolution anymore, not even FORCED, so I made a workaround for the problem and added a NEW resolution to replace the missing one, 1440x1080, it works perfectly (up to 100Hz). (9x/ME/2k/XP)
Removed non-standard resolutions, like 1600x900, etc. (if anyone can give me a good reason to add them again, like for "What are they used for?" then I'll add them back in the next release). (9x/ME/2k/XP)
Added options to the drivers SETUP, now you can select what to install and what not. (2k/XP)
Added support for Quadro based boards. (9x/ME/2k/XP)
Grab em here (http://www.omegacorner.com/nvidia.htm) and if you don't believe that they do offer an increase in graphic quality, check out the screenshots while you are there.

Leadtek have released a new nForce WinFast K7N420DA autosetup Driver version 1.07. The package includes the Chipset Driver, Audio Driver, Lan Driver and VGA Driver. Grab the one for your OS from the links below:
- Nforce autosetup Driver v1.07 for windows2K/XP Multilanguage (ftp://ftp.leadtek.com.tw/mb/K7N420DA/K7N420DA_WinXP2K.exe)
- Nforce autosetup Driver v1.07 for windows 9X/ME Multilanguage (ftp://ftp.leadtek.com.tw/mb/K7N420DA/K7N420DA_Win9XME.exe)

HWiNFO32 version 1.20 and HWiNFO version 4.8.6 are out. HardwareInfo32 is a system information utility designed for detection of hardware. and HWiNFO is the DOS equivalent. The new versions have the following new stuff:
HWiNFO32 v1.20
Enhanced detection of Intel 845E, 845G, 845GL and 845GLL chipsets.
Added report of GPU and Memory clock for later nVidia, Matrox, ATI and 3Dfx cards.
Added recognition of SiS Xabre GPU.
Added detection of ATI RV250, Radeon Mobility M9 and M9-GL.
Added recognition of VIA CLE266, P4N333, P4X600, KT400 and K8HTB chipsets.
Added detection of 3DLabs P10 VPU and
various Wildcat VP cards.
Updated support of Intel Mobile Celeron based on Northwood core.
Added recognition of Matrox Parhelia.
Added detailed information for VIA
KT266/333/400 and VT8231/3/5 components.
Fixed support of HPT366 UDMA controller.
Fixed support of Multi-LUN SCSI devices.
Updated calculation of CPU frequency

HWiNFO v4.8.6
Enhanced detection of Intel 845E, 845G, 845GL and 845GLL chipsets.
Added report of GPU and Memory clock for later nVidia, Matrox, ATI and 3Dfx cards.
Added recognition of SiS Xabre GPU.
Added detection of ATI RV250, Radeon Mobility M9 and M9-GL.
Added recognition of VIA CLE266, P4N333, P4X600, KT400 and K8HTB chipsets.
Added detection of 3DLabs P10 VPU and various Wildcat VP cards.
Updated support of Intel Mobile Celeron based on Northwood core.
Added recognition of Matrox Parhelia.
Added detailed information for VIA KT266/333/400 and VT8231/3/5 components.
Fixed support of later VIA SMBus hosts.
Download HWiNFO32 v1.12 here (http://www.hwinfo.com/html/download32.html) or HWiNFO v4.8.6 ... here (http://www.hwinfo.com/html/download.html).

SiS have released a new GPU driver for the SiS300/SiS305 chipsets. The new driver is version 1.15 and is WHQL for Windows 9X/ME/2000/XP. The only new feature is support for DirectX 8. Grab the new driver from here (http://www.sis.com/support/driver/300.htm)

EPoX has released a new beta version BIOS for the 8K3A/+. Grab it here (http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=84598) if you want to try it.

Asus have released their own version of nVidia's 30.00 Detonators drivers and they are available from the links below:
- Asus Detonators 30.00 Drivers for Windows 2000/XP (ftp://ftp2.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/vga/Liveupdate/Win2k/Win2KXP_3000.exe)
- Asus Detonators 30.00 Drivers for Windows 9X/ME (ftp://ftp2.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/vga/Liveupdate/Win9x/Win9XME_3000.exe)

dipstick01
27-07-2002, 10:27 PM
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Ritzz
28-07-2002, 12:16 AM
Hey Dude wheres the news on Election Results ;)

LAB =?????
NAT =????
ACT =???
GREEN =??
NZF =?

Leave the blanks for you to fill out!! ;)

Babe Ruth
28-07-2002, 12:22 AM
Here Elections2002 (http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/)

Kiwitas
28-07-2002, 03:22 AM
Thanks Tweak'e,
Got the latest K/Lite1

Cheers,Kiwitas,;-)

tweak\'e
29-07-2002, 11:55 AM
no prob :)