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tweak\'e
26-08-2002, 08:34 PM
Quake Tenebrae 1.01 released
For all the Quake 1 fans out there, a new version (1.01) of Quake Tenebrae has been released for download. Qwest (http://www.users.qwest.net/~amerrill/quake/) has posted 18 screenshots of the Quake source code conversion to show off the new version. Here's a description of the conversion:
Tenebrae is a modification of the quake source that adds stencil shadows and per pixel lights to quake. Stencil shadows allow for realistic shadow effects on every object in the game world. Per pixel lighting allows you to have fine surface details correctly lit. These are essentially the same algorithms as used by the new Doom game.
Tenebrae Quake can be downloaded from the Official Website (http://users.pandora.be/hollemeersch/blackrose/tenebrae/) or from Fileshack (http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=912). You will also need the Quake transparent water (Vis) patches which can applied using these instructions:
To fix the water, lava and slime issues you may come across in Tenebrae Quake, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Download Quake VIS Patch 1.2 (http://home.attbi.com/~nirv/retail_vis.zip) and VIS Util (http://home.attbi.com/~nirv/vis_util.zip)
2. Extract both zip files into any empty directory and run install.bat. (Overwriting files is ok.)
3. Follow the simple intructions in the DOS window and you should be all set!
Enjoy.

UT2003 to get 64-bit porting
AMDzone (http://amdzone.com/) had posted a news item stating that although DOOM III will not be ported to 64-bit, Unreal Tournament 2003 will get ported, which will make a lot of Opteron buyers happy seeing as it is not supposed to run 32-bit programs.

Gigabyte 7VAXP (KT400) motherboard at T-Break
T-Break (http://www.tbreak.com) have posted a review of the Gigabyte's KT400 motherboard, the 7VAXP. Here's a clip from the intro:

The race for KT400 boards is on and we've already looked at the ASUS and MSI solutions- and neither one of them managed to get us excited about the performance. Today, Gigabyte enters our lab with their 7VAXP sporting "AGP 8X" and "DDR400" on its box. Now based on our past experience- Gigabyte has produced boards that have ranged from average to excellent. Lets see if the 7VAXP can finally take off the KT400 chipset with the performance we're looking for.
Check out the review here (http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=132) to get the final result.

More AMD Hammer information
Ace's Hardware has found and posted some new info on AMD's upcoming Hammer processor. Check this snippet:
It seems the primary difference between the various Opterons is the number of HyperTransport links and the size of the L2 cache. At the highest level, it looks as though we may see an Opteron with 1 or 2 MB of L2 cache and three HyperTransport links (for an eight-way MP configuration). While the slides dealing with the specific versions do not specify exactly what cache sizes are to be featured, Slide 26 ("Internal Caching") discusses "256K-Byte/512K-Byte/1M-Byte" L2 caches. It's also possible that some of these CPUs, like the 2 MB Opteron, could be introduced at 0.09µ, though this is just speculation.
Get all the juicy details over at Ace's hardware (http://www.aceshardware.com/read_news.jsp?id=60000410).

DOOM 3 will use P2P multiplayer System?
Slashdot have been pouring over Firing Squad's huge wrap-up of Quakecon and come across this piece of info on the state of multiplayer in DOOM III:
From Page 6 of FiringSquad's QuakeCon 2002 Postmortem article:
John Carmack said something at the end of the Q&A about how the multiplayer will be only four players? Tim: After 2 hours of talking up at the podium, sometimes you leave a few details out. Doom 3 multiplayer will be fully scalable. It will be a peer to peer system. We haven't started working on it yet. Tell everyone not to panic - it will be fine. John just forgot to mention it'll be scalable past four players. It's hard to give a hard number because we haven't started working on it yet. Right now we're focused on making Doom 3 a kickass, over the top single player game."
The full article is at Slashdot (http://slashdot.org/articles/02/08/25/1310220.shtml?tid=127).

nVDVD 1.22n available for download
My-Driver.com has posted a small update to the nVidia software DVD player called nVDVD. This version is 1.22n and uses serial number 32795-28893 for the install. Download it from the links here (http://www.my-driver.com/driver.phtml?dp_drid=2475&dp_plid=114).

Nero Burning Rom version 5.5.9.9
A new leaked version (5.5.9.9) of Nero Burning Rom is out and available for download. There is no word on the changes, but you can safely assume that it includes bug fixes and burner list updates. You can download this version from the two mirrors available over at Fileconnect (http://www.fileconnect.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1517&mode=&order=0&thold=0).
Handy little hint from one of my regular readers (Ross). If you have an older copy of Nero and you update it, it appears that you won't automatically get the Nero Express listed in the program folder, however, if you uninstall and then install the latest update it will create a program icon for Nero Express.

How to install Windows Media Player 9 on Windows 2000 PC's
If you have been trying to install the latest leaked build media Player 9 on a Windows 2000 PC and have been getting a message "This version of Windows Media Player can be installed only on Windows XP and Windows .NET Server." then follow the following instructions and you should be ok:
Here's a simple trick that your visitors may need to install the latest wmp9 (build 2848) on Win2k: open the .exe with Winzip then unzip it in a new directory and run "setup_wm.exe" to launch the installation.
You can download the latest leak from here (http://www.fileconnect.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1450).

Media Jukebox version 8.0.355 is out
A new version (8.0.355) of Media Jukebox is out. Media Jukebox should not be confused with Musicmatch Jukebox. Media Jukebox supports over 20 media file formats more than any other jukebox. It harnesses the power of both Microsoft Windows Media Player and RealNetwork's RealPlayer, making it possible to play MP3, Windows Media, RealMedia, QuickTime, LiquidAudio, J. River's own secure format, MusicEx, and many other audio and video formats. Grab you copy from the links below:
- Link 1 (http://download.51soft.com/asp/download.asp?id=3165&url=http://dl1.51soft.com:8080/dmtl/mtbf/mediajukebox80355.exe)
- Link 2 (http://download.51soft.com/asp/download.asp?id=3165&url=http://dl4.51soft.com:8008/dmtl/mtbf/mediajukebox80355.exe)

PowerStrip 3.25 Build 325 released
PowerStrip, the complete monitor setting and video hardware configuration utility, version 3.25 is out for download with the following changes:
- Removed limits on Radeon clocks.
- Added advanced timimg support for Rage128/R128P.
- Fixed compatibility problem with nForce.
- Sync'd DDC with MonInfo.
- Fixed ATI bridge confusion on 8500DV cards.
- Added SiS Xabre support.
- Fixed up minor UI issues.
- Fixed compatibility problem with ATI YPbPr adapter.
- Added support for NeoMagic gamma correction.
- Revised Trident XP mclk routine.
- Fixed Napalm CRTC/SLI timing bug.
- Expanded OEM branding options.
- Enabled Silver Hammer DirecDAC by default.
- Revised GF4 head assignment.
Download a copy from one of the links below:
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Link (English Only) (http://www.entechtaiwan.com/files/pstrip.exe)- Link (Multi-Language) (http://www.entechtaiwan.com/files/pstrip-i.exe)

Leaked nforce Drivers version 1.12
There are some leaked nforce version 1.12 drivers out for Windows 2000/XP. These drivers update the audio support and include the following:
GPU driver 31.00 (WHQL'd)
Audio driver 2.72 (WHQL'd)
Audio utilities 2.74
Network driver 2.61 (WHQL'd)
GART driver 2.29 (WHQL'd)
SMBus driver 2.17 (WHQL'd)
Memory controller driver 2.26 (WHQL'd)
Installer 2.74
You can find the download links in these forum threads:
-here (http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=776)
- here (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/e_service/forum/viewthread.php?threadid=2793&boardid=14&styleid=1)

Nvidia Detonator Drivers 31.00 for Windows 2000/XP
There are new leaked nVidia beta Detonator Drivers for Windows 2000/XP with a version number of 31.00. Here are some details on the drivers:
Today we bring you Detonator drivers revision 31.00 ! The drivers originate from a nForce driver package and the .inf file (windows information file) only supported the nForce chipset based graphics cards. The nForce drivers where fully WHQL certified, unfortunately as we had to alter the .inf file they are no longer that.

We have fixed/modified the .inf file and now the driver is compatible with all NVIDIA videocards. The drivers are dated 30/7/2002.

The drivers have been tested on one of my Windows 2000 systems and work peachy. Right now 3D Mark 2001 is doing nice numbers. Unfortunately we can only bring you a Windows 2000/XP version.
You can download them from Guru3D (http://www.guru3d.com/files/detonator/) or 3DChipset (http://www.3dchipset.com/drivers/beta/nvidia/3xx/nt5/index.shtml).

Unreal Tournament 2003 Build 994 leaks
Unrealtournament2003.co.uk (http://www.unrealtournament2003.co.uk) has posted that another leaked build (994) of Unreal Tournament 2003 is out. They say that this build has two new maps, DM-Phobos2 and CTF-WarHammer and that the multiplayer has been fixed. This news is still a rumour for the time being.

CDRWin Version 5.05.001 released
A new version of the Disc4You version of CDRWin is out. This CDRWin is in no way related to the venerable version from Goldenhawk Technology and does not seem to be as stable. Download it and give it a try from the following links:
- CDRWin 5.05.001 English (9.2 MB) (http://www2.disc4you.de/cdrwin5download.php4?software=cdr50-e.exe)
- CDRWin 5.05.001 German (9.5 MB) (http://www2.disc4you.de/cdrwin5download.php4?software=cdr50-g.exe)
- CDRWin 5.05.001 Niederländisch (9.9 MB) (http://www2.disc4you.de/cdrwin5download.php4?software=cdr50-d.exe)
- CDRWin 5.05.001 French (9.5 MB) (http://www2.disc4you.de/cdrwin5download.php4?software=cdr50-f.exe)

Slap 1.1.1.6 released
Majorgeeks has a new copy (1.1.1.6) of the Slap program, a utility that sends packets back to hackers trying to access your system. The packets are completely harmless but they let the offender know that you're onto them. Here is some more detail on the program:
If your like me you run firewall software that tells you when someone tries to access your system. Sometimes I respond with a few packets of my own just to let them know that I am paying attention. I wrote Slap to make responding to these access attempts easier and more entertaining. Just enter the IP address of the person you wish to slap and click on the Slap button. The program will attempt to access all the ports in the list and send them a packet with a personal message. (The default message is 'Leave Me Alone!') Slap integrates with Black Ice and Zone Alarm! Did I mention it's Free.
Download it from MajorGeeks (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=2120) and start sending messages to all those trying to get into your system.

Bios Updates
There some new beta and final BIOS files out from Asus, ECS Elitegroup, FIC, Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI, Soltek, Soyo and Tyan. Grab em now from the links below:
Asus
Asus Bios P4T533-C 1007 - 02 Beta (http://www.asuscom.de/support/techmain/technical.htm)
Asus Bios A7V333 1012 - 04 Beta (http://www.asuscom.de/support/techmain/technical.htm)

ECS Elitegroup
ECS Bios L4IBAE v1.0x: Version 1.0b (http://www.ecs.com.tw/download/l4ibae.htm)
ECS Bios L7VMM2 v1.0x: Version 1.0 (http://www.ecs.com.tw/download/l7vmm2.htm)
ECS Bios P6IEAT v1.0x: Version 1.1d (http://www.ecs.com.tw/download/p6ieat.htm)
ECS Bios P6IPAT v1.0x: Version 1.1d (http://www.ecs.com.tw/download/p6ipat.htm)

FIC
FIC Bios VI11: Version sab44 (http://www.fic.com.tw/techsupport/drivers/searchbios2.asp?selectedmodelname=VI11)

Gigabyte
Gigabyte Bios GA-6IEM/L: Version F5 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/intel815e.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-6OXT/-A: Version F6 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/intel815e.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-7DX+: Version F7a BETA (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swamd.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-7DXR+: Version F9a BETA (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swamd.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-7VRX: Version F6b BETA (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/viakt333.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-7ZXR/-C V3.0: Version Fbb BETA (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/viakt133.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8IRE: Version F4a BETA (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/intel845.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8SIMLH: Version F1 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swsis.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8SIMLP: Version F4 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swsis.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8SKML: Version F1 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swsis.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8SR533: Version F4 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swsis.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8ST/-L: Version F4 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swsis.htm)
Gigabyte Bios GA-8STML: Version F4 (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/swsis.htm)

Jetway
Jetway Bios 845CA/L: Version A08
Jetway Bios 845EDAK: Version A05
Jetway Bios 845EPRO: Version A04
Jetway Bios 845GDA/L: Version A03
Jetway Bios 845GPRO: Version A04
Jetway Bios 845LDA/L: Version A03
Download Here (http://www.jetway.com.tw/evisn/download/bios/index.htm)

MSI
MSI Bios MS-6368: Version 5.8 (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=21&NAME=MS-6368)
MSI Bios MS-6545 V2.0 (850E Max): Version 2.0 (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=345&NAME=MS-6545%20Ver2.0)
MSI Bios MS-6585 (648 Max): Version 1.0 (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=355&NAME=MS-6585)

Soltek
Soltek Bios SL-85ERV: Version AJ1.2 (http://www.soltek.de/German/download/main.htm)

Soyo
Soyo Bios SY-P4I Fire DRAGON: BETA-Version 20.8. (http://www.soyousa.com/downloads/selectresults.php?col1=Proc_Intel+Pentium+4&col2=3&col3=BIOS+Upgrade)
Soyo Bios SY-P4X400 DRAGON Ultra: Version 2aa1 (http://www.soyousa.com/downloads/selectresults.php?col1=Proc_Intel+Pentium+4&col2=159&col3=BIOS+Upgrade)

Tyan
Tyan Bios S2080 (Tomcat i815T): Version 1.07 (http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_tm_815t.html)
Tyan Bios S2425 (Tomcat i815ef): Version 1.06 (http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_tm_i815ef.html)
Tyan Bios S2462 (Thunder K7): Version 2.12 (http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_th_k7.html)
Tyan Bios S2466N-4M (Tiger MPX): Version 4.03 (http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_tg_mpx.html)
Tyan Bios S2468 (Thunder K7X): Version 4.03 (http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_th_k7x.html)

Winamp3 update out
A patch is out for Winamp 3 that fixes a problem with playback issues with certain media types and updates the wave out and direct sound outputs to the latest versions. Download the update here (http://www.blorp.com/~peter/zips/wa3update.exe).

SysMark 2002 is biased towards Intel's Pentium 4
The Inquirer has posted a news report detailing accusations that are being levelled at Bapco's SysMark 2002 saying that it is biased towards Intel's Pentium 4 chips and against AMD Athlon processors. Here's taste:
A PDF from AMD hosted on Van's Hardware accuses Bapco of systematically favouring Intel processors over its own.

The opening barb came with an article by Dean Kent on the Ace's Hardware Forum, where he said there is "something funny" in differences between SysMark 2002 versus SysMark 2001.

Kent said there: "This information tends to lend a lot of credence that the tasks are being targeted to a type of resource usage that would benefit the P4 platform, as has been alleged here by more than one person".
Read the whole report at The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=5092).]

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Chilling_Silence
27-08-2002, 04:38 PM
I can't seem to get UT 2003. or the WMP9 Link... Can you help pls!?