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tweak\'e
24-11-2002, 08:29 PM
Jester2K Detonator 30.xx To 40.xx Fix v1.1.1
Tool for removing the elements of the Detonator 30.xx drivers that conflict with the 40.xx drivers.
Fix: Version 1.1.1 Released. Removed references to install the "new drivers now" as program works better after new drivers are
installed. http://www.jester2k.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/jester2kdetfix.htm (Download Jester2K Detonator 30.xx To 40.xx Fix v1.1.1)


Jennifer Lopez Debuts New Album on MSN
Four days before it arrives in stores, Jennifer Lopez fans can for the first time ever preview her entire new album, "This Is Me...Then," through a Jennifer Lopez Listening Party, available on MSN® Entertainment.
Jennifer Lopez Debuts New Album on MSN (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2002/Nov02/11-21JLoMA.asp)

Unreal Tournament 2003 Bonus Pack
Epic Games Inc CliffyB has been spreading the word about Epic's Unreal Tournament 2003 bonus pack on the official Forum and you can get a sneak Peek @ one of the New maps for the UT2003 bonus pack! by Click Read More......
For More Info Warp2.....beyondunreal.com (http://www.beyondunreal.com/#1517)


XBOX Media Player 2.0
If you can't afford the new Windows XP Media Center edition, why not grab yourself a modded XBOX, and check out the XBOX Media Player 2.0. (http://www.xboxmediaplayer.de/newweb/news_latest.php)
The official site has some screen shots and previews. I am sure Gates will be real upset about this one. Somehow $300 for an x-box setup is cheaper than the $2000 XP boxes


Sexy Video Shows Off GeForce FX Power
Although not as obviously pornographic as BMX XXX, nVidia's rendering of a scantily clad pixie left little to the imagination. Filmy, almost sheer leaves cover the wood sprite's private parts -- and seem to be added as an afterthought. The rendering, created by one of the Final Fantasy designers, is both beautiful and slightly unsettling.
According to an nVidia representative, a version of this demo does exist with the leaves removed. "We're bringing porno to graphics", chortled the exec, who wished to remain nameless.
We'll try as hard as we can to uncover the X-rated version of this demo, but for now you'll just have to imagine what she'll look like when the
leaves fall from the trees -- as it were.
Download Nvidia Demo: GeForce FX Power (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,720449,00.asp)

Blindwrite Suite 4.2.4 Final
Blindwrite Suite is a set of tools to reproduce or clone any CD even protected ones. Blindwrite Suite is the most powerfull tool to create a perfect copy from your original CD for personal backup use. Blindwrite Suite can create CD audio from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, monkey's audio and be use with an cd-rom emulator like Daemon Tools.
Changes:
- BwaBuilder was improved
- Fix the Securom new support bugs since the release 4.2.1
- Patin-couffin drivers version 10 ( rewritten for 98/Me )
- Live assist option is on but online database is still under test
Download Blindwrite Suite 4.2.4 (http://www.blindwrite.com/download.htm)

Synchronised_Thoughts
25-11-2002, 10:59 AM
SO whats so good about UT2003?

IS it really that good?? I have the demo and it donesnt run to well on XP!!!
dont know whats wrong, could be me 3D card!
I know that my 3D card aint that good but still it should run better than 10 frames a second shouldnt it??


Thanx



Synchronised_Thoughts

tweak\'e
25-11-2002, 11:14 AM
UT2003 has some really cool graphics. however you will need a decent video card.

what video card do you have ?

Synchronised_Thoughts
25-11-2002, 11:22 AM
I have a 16MB NVDIA Vanta™ AGP
i am running XP Home Edition
Compaq - Intel Pentium 4
1.6GHz
128MB Ram
20GB Hard-Drive

So why doesnt the game run well????


Synchronised_Thoughts

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 11:22 AM
From what I hear, the reccommend you have at least a 32MB Card minimum for that, and with cards getting cheaper all the time, its a great upgrade. The latest Readeon 9700 can do Real High framerates at 1600x1200 resolutions. Budget cards are able to be picked up from www.pricespy.co.nz for around $150. I'd reccommend a nVidia GeForce 440MX At least, with the GeForce 4 being not too much more, if you've got a fat enough wallet. Dont forget they reccommend a lot of RAM too, and with SD-RAM being very cheap, D-RAM is coming down in price too!

Synchronised_Thoughts
25-11-2002, 11:28 AM
ok Thanx CHilling!!
I mite upgrade some time soon


But im still wondering y it doesnt run!!
shouldnt it run but graphix not very well seen??

Thanx


Synchronised_thoughts

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 12:03 PM
Right from Unrealtournament2003.com:
What are the recommended system requirements?

Operating System: WIN 98/ME/2000/XP
CPU: Pentium III or AMD Athlon 733MHz processor (*Pentium® or AMD 1.0 GHz or greater RECOMMENDED)
Memory: 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or greater RECOMMENDED)
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
CD ROM or CD/DVD ROM: 8X
Audio System: Windows® compatible sound card (*Sound Blaster® Audigy(tm) series sound card RECOMMENDED) (NVIDIA® nForce™ or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby® Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio. Also RECOMMENDED)
Video System: 3D Accelerator card with 16 MB VRAM (*32-128 MB VRAM RECOMMENDED) 16 MB TNT2-class DirectX® version 6 compliant video card. (*NVIDIA GeForce 2/ATI Radeon RECOMMENDED) DirectX® version 8.1 (Included on game disc)
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. *Internet play requires a 33.6 Kbps or faster modem

You could also try changing from 32 Bit to 16 Bit in your display properties or vice-versa

I'll look into it more...

Cheers


Chilling_Silence

tweak\'e
25-11-2002, 12:07 PM
you are trying to play one of the latest and greatest games on an under powered machine.

get a decent video card.....gf4MX at the very least. (yours is proberly only a tnt2 vanta)

upgrade ram to at least 256. (is it DDR, SDRAM or RDRAM ??)

i'm very surprised that it even ran.

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 12:13 PM
Oooh... Doom 3 looks like its gonna be a killer!

Synchronised_Thoughts
25-11-2002, 01:43 PM
Doom 3?? ?:|:o
I havent played that game since doom 1!! :p
lol, whats it like now??
hopefully way beter graphics, it was like running around in a box :_|


Synchronised_thoughts

P.s. How much would it be to upgrade my 3D card and get a 17" monitor?? just been wondering!!:|

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 02:01 PM
Check out PriceSpy.co.nz for good pricing on PC parts in NZ.

http://www.qmb.co.nz are good for Aucklanders, as is http://www.etccomputers.co.nz.

Not too sure about other regions myself though.

Synchronised_Thoughts
25-11-2002, 02:05 PM
ok Thanx for that, but if i need a change of 3D card will I have to get more Ram???


Synchronised_Thoughts

tweak\'e
25-11-2002, 02:15 PM
with winXP you really need 256meg ram or more.

you need to remember the pc is only going to go as fast as the slowest componant will let it.

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 02:18 PM
If you're wanting a New Monitor and 3D card, plus some Ram (SD-RAM about $50 for 256 more if you goto QMB or DDR about 180ish), then it'll cost you anywhere upto $7-800 depending on where you go and what you get!

Synchronised_Thoughts
25-11-2002, 02:58 PM
So what your trying to tell me is that its gonna cost me a hell of a lot to get all of the stuff to make my computer 'my own'??

i mean comon, i dont have money like that to throw around

o well, anwyayz, thanx for the help!!
:_|:_|:_|:_|



SYnchronised_Thoughts

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 03:24 PM
The monitor would cost you the most, anywhere over $300 Absolute minimum for a 15"... Drop that and it'll cost you anywhere between $200 and $500 for a Graphics card and RAM!

Pete O\'Neil
25-11-2002, 05:16 PM
heard good things about samsung moniters on the net, but i haven't had any hands on experiece, could be s@%$.

If your in the market for a new vid card to run UT2003 have a look at the ATI Radeon 8500. Just had a thought you said you have a compaq pc which means in all likelyhood you dont have an AGP slot, thus limiting your options. This would mean you would have to get a PCI card and I think the best card avaliable in the PCI interface is a GeForce 4 MX420.

Have you got SD-RAM? I recently brought 256mb SD-RAM for $56. Its just single sided generic stuff but it does the job.

P.S If you've got more questions it probably worth posting a new thread

Chilling_Silence
25-11-2002, 05:22 PM
Could be worth Cracking the lid on the mc to have a look

Synchronised_Thoughts
26-11-2002, 02:51 PM
dont know about that Pete, its a kind of new computer,(family one), not very good but its alright, im gonna ever buy or make a new one for myself and network them hopefully!!:)


Synchronised_thoughts

Pete O\'Neil
26-11-2002, 03:01 PM
yeah got that feeling, its the best way to start thou a prebuilt system like the ones compaq makes. You get a functioning PC plus the safety net of after sales support.

Don't know how you can call a P4 not very good? I've still got a function P1 here and that still does its job(although slowly).

Ah well gives u something to dream about

Synchronised_Thoughts
26-11-2002, 03:08 PM
>Ah well gives u something to dream about

that it does Pete:)
nah its a good computer, to much junk on it though, ive got a problem with Disk cleanup and my 56K modem is running very slowly!!!
Time to go to DSL i think:p , yeah right, if i could i would.......:D

so, have you heard anything about these samsung monitors?? I might envest in one of those somday, yes, someday.......:p


Thanx


Synchronised_Thoughts

Chilling_Silence
26-11-2002, 03:12 PM
Yeah... Yo umight wanna start a new thread rather than posting on the news...
BTW Tweak'e - When's this weeks news coming in?

Cheers


Chilling_Silence

tweak\'e
26-11-2002, 03:50 PM
>When's this weeks news coming in?

???? there was none yesterday, as i was tired and there was not much news anyway.