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tweak\'e
20-08-2002, 07:30 PM
Battlefield 1942 has gone gold
Battlefield 1942, Digital Illusion's World War II vehicular action game, has gone gold. They report the game should be off to duplication in a day or two, and is expected on store shelves around September 12.

UT2003 Update
Unreality has posted copy of a forum post (http://www.unreality.dk/news/news_small.asp?Number=4840) from CliffyB from Epic on the status of UT2003. Here's a bit from the post:
The objective for us has been to make sure the game feels DONE before we release the demo. That way, we're not fixing things from the demo that we do not already know about.
Botmatches are being tested quite a bit. We want to make sure the AI is challenging without being frustrating.
Maps are being set up to run well on lower end cards. We have a bHIGHDETAIL flag we set on actors that are out of view (meshes outside of play, extra particle FX, etc...) and going through all the maps to do this takes time.
The rest is available for viewing from the link above.

VisionTek Goes under
Visiontek the No.1 video card seller in the US has been foreclosed on and will in effect cease to live with trustees selling up all remaining assets. Here's a bit from a news item over at HardOCP:

While VisionTek experienced some problems earlier this year with financial debt, it was thought that all was going well for this U.S. based company from Northern Illinois. We have come to find out this weekend that all is far from well at one of our fave VidCard builders. It seems as though VisionTek is in utter financial shambles and a trustee has been appointed to come in and liquidate all the assets of the company. Bankruptcy no. Foreclosure yes. It is understood that the trustee is there in order to recoup as much money from the current VisionTek assets in order to pay back dept to the bank(s) with interest in this matter. So what is seems will happen is that VisionTek will simply cease to exist.
You can read more on the foreclosure here (http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MzM5).

HP to use AMD processors
AMD has signed a deal with HP to include their processors in a PC aimed at the business market. The PC will have a model number D315 and will be aimed at the small-to-medium business market as well as government and education end users. The PC will ship with the Athlon XP 2000+ and Athlon XP 2200+ chips. You can read more on the details over at Yahoo news (http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/020819/tech_amd_1.html).

Radeon 9700 Reviews
With the release of production models of the Radeon 9700 approaching fast, the review circus has gotten under way with a swag of reviews coming in from the following links:
- Anandtech (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1683)
- Beyond 3D (http://www.beyond3d.com/reviews/ati/radeon9700pro/)
-Firing Squad (http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/r300/default.asp)
- Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q3/020819/index.html)
Each of the reviews has glowing praise and nVidia it seems should start to worry.

KDE 3.0.3 for Linux Released
Snagged this over at Window Planet (http://www.windowplanet.net/) on the release of the next version the KDE desktop for Linux:
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.0.3, the third generation of KDE's free, powerful desktop for Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.0.3 is available in 50 languages and ships with the core KDE libraries, the base desktop environment, an integrated development environment, and hundreds of applications and other desktop enhancements from the other KDE base packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, development, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, and others).

KDE 3.0.3 primarily provides stability enhancements over KDE 3.0.2, which shipped in eary July 2002, and also contains a security correction for SSL (Internet security) certificate handling. For a list of some changes since KDE 3.0.2, please see the change log, and for additional information about the SSL certificate handling, please see the separate security advisory.

"KDE 3.0.3 contains an important fix for handling SSL certificates," explained Waldo Bastian, the KDE developer responsible for implementing a fix shortly after the KDE Project became aware of the issue. "Anyone who uses Konqueror for secure transactions on the Internet is strongly urged to upgrade. Users of Internet Explorer, which suffers from the same problem but which does not yet have a fix available, are also encouraged to switch to KDE 3.0.3."
The new version is available for download from here (http://www.kde.org/download.html) and the very extensive list of changes is available for reading here (http://www.kde.org/announcements/changelogs/changelog3_0_2to3_0_3.html).

Windows Update (for XP) News

Microsoft's Windows Update page for XP users has posted a couple of new updates for download. The biggest addition is the re-inclusion of the Java Virtual Machine, which was suspected as being dropped by Microsoft. Check out the new updates below:
Windows Movie Maker 1.2.1
Download size: 3.3 MB, Windows Update ( 1 minute
Windows Movie Maker version 1.2.1 is an update for Windows Movie Maker 1.1, 1.1.1, and 1.2, which were released in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. Users who want to create high quality movies that use the latest Windows Media Audio and Video codecs and increase the maximum display size for recording should download this update. Read more...

Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2, English Version
Download size: 6.4 MB, 1 minute
Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 resolves various issues found after the initial release of Microsoft .NET Framework. These include both security- and non-security-related issues. Read more...

Creative Media Driver Version 5.1.2603.0
Download size: 2.1 MB, [url= 1 minute

Microsoft Java VM back on Winupdate
and thanks to Dominik who sent us a mail telling us that Microsoft Virtual Machine was put on Windowsupdate again. Thanks to BardoGuy7 for confirming this, I was unable to because it was already installed on my machine.
Head on over to [url=http://windowsupdate.com) and grab whatever takes your fancy.

GTA: Vice City gameplay details revealed

GamesRadar has posted details on what can be expected in the way of gameplay for the upcoming expansion to Grand Theft Auto, Vice City. The expansion looks to be pretty heavily featured. Here's a snip from the clip:
A city twice the size, 120 vehicles, 50 weapons - it all adds up to a whole load of criminality

A load of details have emerged of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - and the city will be over twice the size of the one featured in predecessor GTA3. Not only that, players will now be able to wander round indoor environments, including casinos, hotels and discos.

The choice of weaponry has been increased to a total of 40 tools of destruction, while the combat system has also been tweaked so that, when you're auto-targeting, the camera doesn't swing round in the annoying fashion in did in GTA3.

Equally generous is the selection of different cars featured in the game, now up to 120 - 70 more than GTA3. Included among the new vehicles are rideable motorbikes.

The game's engine is being reworked and should ensure there's far less slow-down along with added particle effects and lighting effects (cars, for instance, will have far more reflective surfaces and shadowing).
Of course, there are loads of other neat touches too. We're particularly taken with the idea that you can actually hide behind pedestrians to avoid gunfire. Harsh - but funny.

The missions themselves will offer greater variety and we can expect more sub-missions (delivering pizza is one), while improved AI will allow for more intelligent gangs and police.
The full story is here (http://www.gamesradar.com/news/default.asp?subsectionid=158&articleid=63966&pagetype=2).

CoolMon 0.983 released
CoolMon version 0.983 has been released for download with no real word on the changes. CoolMon displays vital system information such as:
- Processor usage
- Number of Processes
- Number of Threads
- Used page file/Total page file
- Used RAM/Total RAM
- Computer Uptime
- Date and Time
- Computer name
- All IP addresses
- Network read and write speed
- Motherboard Monitor temperatures.
The program sits in the system tray and quietly does it's thing. CoolMon 0.98+ will only work with MBM 5.1.9.1 and newer. Read more on CoolMon here (http://daisyman.arsware.org/coolinfo) and download your copy here (http://www.arsware.org/coolmon/files/coolmon/cmsetup.exe).

WinMX 3.29 Beta 1 released
WinMX version 3.29 beta 1 has been released for download. WinMX is a file-sharing program that allows you to simultaneously connect to many established networks based on the OpenNap and Napster protocols. It supports any file type, allowing you access to a diverse assortment of shared video and picture files as well as the usual mp3 audio files. There is no word on the changes, but you can grab your copy here (http://www.fileconnect.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1395&mode=&order=0&thold=0).

The Blue Screen Of Death Screensaver ready for download
Everyone knows what the Blue Screen Of Death right ? Well now you can use the Bluescreen screensaver, a screensaver that authentically mimics a BSOD, but also simulates startup screens seen during a system boot. The Bluescreen of Death screensaver will also simulate the Windows XP blue screen and startup sequence when run on Windows XP. You can check out some pics and info over at the BSOD (http://www.sysinternals.com/) homepage and download the screensaver here (http://www.sysinternals.com/files/bluescrn.zip).

McAfee Virus Scan version 7.0 Beta out
Network Associates has released a new version (7.0 beta) of their McAfee Virus Scan program. This new beta features a slightly re-worked interface and a more robust back-end. NA encourages any news of bugs that may be encountered when using this beta. Grab your copy here (http://download.nai.com/products/naibeta-download/McAfeeAtHome/VirusScanPro/VSP700BEN.EXE).

thx monty thy god :) (http://www.ozquake.com/montysdump/index.html)

Mike
20-08-2002, 09:27 PM
> Windows Update (for XP) News
>
> Microsoft's Windows Update page for XP users has
> posted a couple of new updates for download. The
> biggest addition is the re-inclusion of the Java
> Virtual Machine, which was suspected as being dropped
> by Microsoft. Check out the new updates below:
> Windows Movie Maker 1.2.1
> Download size: 3.3 MB, Windows
> Update ( 1 minute
> Windows Movie Maker version 1.2.1 is an update for
> Windows Movie Maker 1.1, 1.1.1, and 1.2, which were
> released in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP
> Professional. Users who want to create high quality
> movies that use the latest Windows Media Audio and
> Video codecs and increase the maximum display size
> for recording should download this update. Read
> more...
>
> Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2, English
> Version
> Download size: 6.4 MB, 1 minute
> Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 resolves
> various issues found after the initial release of
> Microsoft .NET Framework. These include both
> security- and non-security-related issues. Read
> more...
>
> Creative Media Driver Version 5.1.2603.0
> Download size: 2.1 MB, [url= 1 minute
>
> Microsoft Java VM back on Winupdate
> and thanks to Dominik who sent us a mail telling us
> that Microsoft Virtual Machine was put on
> Windowsupdate again. Thanks to BardoGuy7 for
> confirming this, I was unable to because it was
> already installed on my machine.
> Head on over to [url=http://windowsupdate.com) and grab whatever takes your fancy.

what happened here? Mouse over the link if you're wondering what I'm talking about...

tweak\'e
20-08-2002, 11:05 PM
i have no idea waht happened. server glitch?

try here windows update (http://windowsupdate.com/)