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31-08-2002, 08:49 PM
America's Army 1.21 full install
The full installation of America's Army version 1.21 is now available from America's Army Files (http://www.aafiles.com/file.info?ID=5022). There are no changes except this is just the full install with the latest patch integrated.

40.41 driver hack
nV News (http://www.nvnews.net) has posted word on a registry hack for the 40.41 drivers from nVidia. The hack enables coolbits overclocking, some advanced AGP Options tabs that will allow you to set things like Fast Write and Side Band Addressing as well as AGP rates. To enable the features just add the following registry values:

Microsoft signs off XP SP1
Microsoft has officially signed off on XP SP1 according to news.com (http://news.com.com/2100-1001-956152.html?tag=fd_top). The service pack has been shipped to manufacturers, and will be available for download from September 9.

bootvis is out for download
Bootvis, the program that speeds up your PC start-up times, version is out. There is no word on what's new but Bootvis will help you achieve the following:
Boot to a useable state in a total of 30 seconds
Resume from Hibernate (S4) in a total of 20 seconds
Resume from Standby (S3) in a total of 5 seconds
Grab the latest version here (http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/BTV/1.0/WXP/EN-US/BootVis-Tool.exe).

ICQ Lite Alpha Build #1053
A new alpha of ICQ Lite is out. ICQ Lite, unlike it's big brother, is pure messaging, it includes only the most popular features of ICQ, such as instant messaging, file transfer, SMS and meeting people, for super-quick communication. the download size is 1.4MB but being an alpha, you definitely certain of getting bugs in the program. Download at your own risk from here (http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail.php3?fid=1025560168).

nVDVD 1.71 update
nVidia's software DVD player, NVDVD has been updated to version 1.71 adding the following changes:
Added Video CD (VCD) support.
Added Karaoke support.
Added Audio calibration controls for optimal sound quality.
Changed hot key mapping (see NVDVD Help File).
Improved auto-play and resume functionality for disc inserts.
Improved seek for VCD and DVD discs.
Fixed "Unable to find NVIDIA Audio Codec" message during startup if NIMO codec pack installed on system.
You can read more on the changes here (http://www.evga.com/support/utilities/NVDVD/default.asp), view some screenies here (http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19390)and download the update here (http://www.husbandd.clara.net/NVDVD171.EXE).

Windows Commander 5.10 released
A new version (5.10) of Windows Commander is out fro download. Windows Commander is a file manager replacement that offers multiple language support, search, file comparison, directory synchronization, quick view panel with bitmap display, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling plus plugins, built-in FTP client with FXP, HTTP proxy support, and more. The new version has the following changes:
-Fixed: When copying to removable NTFS volume, don't call "Flush" every xx seconds
-Fixed: Diskdir plugin: Extract file date/time with files
-Fixed: Crash on Alt+Enter if WinRAR 3 installed
Download here (http://www.mdsalih.d2g.com/xp/wc32v510.exe).

DiVFix 1.08 is out
If you have ever downloaded DivX AVI movie and were unable to view it, because the file was not complete, then you need DiVFix. DiVFix was created to be able to watch partially downloaded DivX AVI movies. It can rebuild or strip the index part of the movie, which is at the end of the file. It has basic error detection built-in, which can detect serious errors in the audio/video stream and compensate so that the file can be viewed. This is definitely a tool to have and it is available from here (http://divfix.maxeline.com/).

BearShare 4.0.4 released
BearShare, the Windows file sharing program, version 4.0.4 is out fro download. BearShare is a free peer-to-peer program that lets you and everyone in the world share files. there is no word on what's new, but you can download it here (http://www.bearshare.com/download.htm).

Drive Image 2002 version 6.0
Drive Image 2002 version 6.0 is out for download with the following new features:
- Native Windows version of Drive Image. Drive Image runs in Windows if it can lock each partition.
- Limited partitioning capability to create and maintain a backup location on the hard disk.
- CD-R and CD-R/W support. Drive Image lets you create images directly to CDs.
- Network support. If Drive Image can execute natively in Windows you can just select the corresponding network drive letter to create or restore an image on the network.
Drive Image for those that aren't sure, helps keep the data on your hard drive safe with it's disk imaging utility. You can create an exact image of your hard drive for easy recovery, or upgrade to a new system, or simply use it to backup data. Grab this new version from MajorGeeks (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=147).

Nero Burning Rom version now officially released
Even though the version has been available for over a week now, Ahead has officially released version of Nero Burning Rom. You can download it as a trial version or use the file to update an existing version. The update is available from the following mirrors:
- Mirror 1 (ftp://ftp.nero.com/Nero5599.exe)
- Mirror 2 (ftp://ftp2.nero.com/Nero5599.exe)

RM to AVI Converter
A new program is out called Real7ime Converter. Real7ime Converter or R7C for short is a program that will convert any RealPlayer streaming media (video and sound) to AVI/WAV/MP3 format. It is a realtime converter because it does not manage Real Time Streaming Protocol directly so the needed time to convert a media will be greater or equal to the time of the media. Check out more info from the companies homepage here (http://r7cproj.euro.ru/indexe.htm) and download the program here (http://r7cproj.euro.ru/ucfrtc10.zip).

Asus BIOS Updates
Asus have released some new BIOS files for the following motherboards:
Asus Bios A7V8X 1005 Final (=1005 - 03 Beta)
Asus Bios P4B533 - Serie 1009 - 03 Beta
Asus Bios P4T533-C 1007 Final (=1007 - 04 Beta)
Asus Bios P4B 1012 Final (=1012 - 02 Beta)
Asus Bios P4B-LS 1003 Final (=1013 - 03 Beta)
If one of these fits your bill, then download it here (http://www.asuscom.de/support/techmain/technical.htm?ctn4).

Hidden performance killer with 40.41
If you have downloaded the new 40.41 drivers and found that the performance is not quite up to the hype then this may interest you. Reports are in that the Disable support for enhanced CPU instruction sets in the OpenGL tab is activated after installing the drivers. So give it a check and if activated, deselect it to get that performance back.

A-Tuner Beta released
A new version of A-Tuner is out with the only change being the addition of support for the new 40.41 drivers. A-tuner is a small Tool for changing the following 4 settings in your nVidia card:
Anti-Aliasing (including all unofficial modes)
Anisotropic Filtering
MipMap LOD (Level Of Detail) Bias
Download the new version here (http://www.3dcenter.de/atuner/).

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

02-09-2002, 02:32 AM