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26-11-2002, 04:36 PM
ATI DVD Player 7.6 - hangs when trying to play Lord of the Rings
This issue affects ATI DVD Player 7.6: After playing the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring DVD, some users may experience hangs, or general protection faults within 2-10 minutes of playback.
ATI Engineering has been advised of this issue and is investigating. Any updates will appear on this page when they become available.
INFO-BASE# 4082 (http://mirror.ati.com/support/infobase/4082.html)

LinuxBIOS booting Windows 2000 free software BIOS
We're happy to announce that we've successfully booted Windows 2000 without a legacy proprietary BIOS. We accomplished this by developing software that combined elements from two very successful projects: LinuxBIOS and BOCHS. The Etherboot project also helped in various ways.
As a result, we now have a completely free software replacement for the BIOS that supports (without modification) either LILO or GRUB as bootloaders, and Linux, OpenBSD, and Windows 2000 as operating systems (NOTE: We're still working on supporting FreeBSD and Windows XP. We expect that improving ATA support will permit Win98 and WinXP to boot, and finishing PIRQ support will permit FreeBSD to boot.
LinuxBIOS booting Windows 2000 free software BIOS (http://www.clustermatic.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2002-November/001186.html)

Securepoint Intrusion Detection System 1.0 Beta
Freeware Securepoint Intrusion Detection System (SIDS) allows yo to analyse your network for intrusion detections. SIDS protects your network from illegal data packages and scans for possible trojans and viruses. The tool can be run from any location in your network and is filtering the whole traffic.
Download Securepoint Intrusion Detection System 1.0 Beta (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=2759&cat=16)

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 retail patch v242 beta
Electronic Arts has issued a beta patch for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, upgrading this recent action racing game to version 242. This release adds encryption to secure multiplayer races, force feedback improvements, and more, but it's an unofficial beta patch so your mileage may vary!
Download Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 retail patch v242 beta (http://www.3dgamers.com/news/more/1038244250/)

New Asus Nvidia Drivers and Tools
Just got word that RivaStation.com have got their grubby hands on some new sets of Nvidia Vga drivers and Asus tools:
11/21/2002 - 11:28 - 54,959,593 - VGART_Drv.zip
11/21/2002 - 11:24 - 1,003,923 - WDMCapDrv1190.zip
11/21/2002 - 11:22 - 8,436,123 - Win2KXP_3140e.zip
11/25/2001 - 02:59 - 8,436,181 - Win2KXP_3140F.zip
11/21/2002 - 11:23 - 8,089,496 - Win9xME_3140e.zip
11/25/2001 - 03:02 - 8,089,553 - Win9XME_3140F.zip
11/21/2002 - 11:29 - 5,084,216 - Asusdvcr2332.zip
11/25/2001 - 03:12 - 5,084,216 - Asusdvcr2352.zip
11/21/2002 - 11:33 - 3,724,856 - SmartDr264.zip
11/21/2002 - 11:34 - 18,166,866 - VdoSec210.zip
Download Here (http://www.rivastation.com/index_e.htm)

Alcohol 120%
Alcohol 120% is a CD/DVD emulation and recording software that allows users to copy a visible and invisible discs. It enables users to create 31 virtual CD/DVD-ROMs to play discs without needing a physical disc. It also allows users to make copy CD & DVD to CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-RAM / DVD+RW
Download Alcohol 120% (http://www.alcohol-software.com/)

AMD Barton with 400Mhz FSB Pictures
Here's the First Pictures and initially tests for AMD's upcoming CPU Barton! Rumours have it that Nvidia's new Nforce 2 motherboards will work with the upcoming Barton CPU's with 400Mhz FSB! all that's needed is a updated Bios? :D
AMD Barton with 400Mhz FSB Pictures (http://www1.oc.com.tw/forums/msg.asp?id=A03&msgid=104033&n=1&posit=1&remsgid=104031)

aTuner Special GeForce FX AA Modes Also On GF3/4
aTuner allows you to adjust antialiasing modes, anistotropic filtering levels, Vsync and LOD on you GeForce card. Two new FSAA-Modes intended for NV30 just for your GeForce3 and 4 are enabled in this release. These are 6xS and 8x, enabled in Detonator 40.72. This aTuner-Update brings also a better default-profile managment. aTuner's Layout was adapted for the new default-management.
Download (http://www.3dcenter.org/atuner/)
Related link: GeForce FX Antialiasing quality - including screenshots | article in german (http://www.3dcenter.org/artikel/2002/11-24_a.php)

Updated Logitech iTouch Software Keyboard Patch
Logitech has silently released an updated patch for their programmable multimedia keyboards. iTouch allows you to customize and control audio and video directly from the keyboard.
Fix: iTouch caused an invalid page fault in module MSVCRT.DLL at xxxx:xxxxxxxx
Download | Updated Version: 11/21/2002 (ftp://ftp.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/keyboards/itouch/itouch_patch.exe)

NTFS Reader For DOS
NTFS Reader for DOS is a freeware tool that provides read access to NTFS partitions within the MS-DOS environment. You can preview files on NTFS and copy files from NTFS to FAT volumes or network drives. Product's interface is easy-to-use. Can be run from DOS bootable floppy.
Download NTFS Reader for DOS (http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm)
Thanks to NTcompatible.com. (http://www.ntcompatible.com/)

WinRAR 3.10 Beta 4
WinRAR is a 32-bit Windows version of the RAR archiver - a powerful tool which allows you to create, manage and control archive files.
What's new:
combination of -as -u -ver switches did not work correctly
"Convert" command did not process archives contained only one zero length file
Download Here (http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm)

DirectX 9.0 Uninstaller
Just installed DirectX 9.0 Release Candidate 1 and having problems? Then get yourselves over to Neowin.net and try out their DirectX 9.0 Uninstaller.
Download DX 9.0 Uninstaller (http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?category=software&id=7347)

27-11-2002, 08:43 AM

27-11-2002, 08:52 AM
Is Alcohol 120% Free?? Sounds handy

27-11-2002, 09:02 AM
is need for speed any good?? I used to play it ages ago!1 like when the first one came out:p


27-11-2002, 02:22 PM
Need for Speed : Hot Pursuit 2 is great. I played it at a lan (http://www.ncgn.tk) for the bulk of monday.

Ever since the 2nd NFS they've all been (well ones i've played) a little to arcade like. This one follows the trend, but it's still a great game and especially good when racing others.

27-11-2002, 03:02 PM
Anybody else in AK know of any local ones or interested in setting one up?

27-11-2002, 03:40 PM
I gave you some links in that thread earlier posted by you (I think) about lanning in auckland.