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FarCry 1.3 Patch Available!

UBISOFT has released the 1.3 patch for FarCry

Note: Save games from previous versions are not compatible with 1.3

Changes include:
– Fixed a crash with the ForkLift when loading some levels.
– Fixed a bug that prevented levels from loading after saving in a previous level.
– Returned surround 5.1 sound option to the menu.
– Fixed a mounted weapon traverse problem.
– Fixed problems related to shaders1.pak and scripts1.pak not being removed on installation of the patch.
– Fixed a delay relating to tagging enemies in binocular mode.
– Normal Map Compression.
– SM 3.0 and SM 2.0x are now enabled by default when graphics settings are set to ‘Very High’.
– Improved tangent-space calculation to improve bumpmap quality.
– Improved syncronization in multiplayer.
– Fixed bug in leaning with different player classes.
– Fixed an invisible wall exploit in mp_freighter.
– Please ensure you have your graphics cards latest drivers installed.

Download from:
3D Gamers (Patch and Linux dedicated server)
Jolt UK (Patch and Linux dedicated server)
FileShack (Patch 1.3)
Multiplay (Patch 1.3)
FileShack (Linux dedicated server)
Multiplay (Linux dedicated server)

Half-Life 2 to require Steam accounts had an interview with Doug Lombardi in reguards to Valve Softwares Half-Life 2. This interview asks many great questions that are on the minds of gamers waiting eagerly to jump into the action of Half-Life 2.

“Will the boxed versions of HL2 require any sort of Steam installations?

Doug Lombardi: During installation the user will be prompted to authenticate the copy and create a Steam account. After that is complete, the single-player and LAN games do not require an Internet connection.”

Looks like Valve is taking a good step towards hindering software piracy with this action.

Go check out the full review: Doug Lombardi of Valve Software.

Official! Half-Life 2 has gone Gold!

It would appear that all of the assumptions of Half-Life 2 going gold were accurate and we even have a release date.

November 16th 2004

Gamespot has posted a news article with all of the information. The big bonus to this is that people that go out and purchase the game at local stores will be able to get the Half-Life 2 Collectors Edition, which includes “Half-Life 2 in DVD-ROM format, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, a free limited edition T-shirt, and a Half-Life 2 strategy guide from Prima”

Check out the full article: Half-Life 2 guns for November 16 release date

Desert Combat Final Reviewed

The people over at Amped Gaming News have posted a very good review of the recently released Desert Combat Final.

“The Desert Combat community has finally received the release they have been waiting for. The release of Desert Combat Final is the first release of Desert Combat since the DC 0.7 release on February 7th. The name Desert Combat Final lets everyone know that the developer team wanted to finish the mod, and make it perfect. If I was to list all the changes in the update you would be reading for days. In short just about everything has changed, and for the good. There is lots of new maps, vehicles and weapons. Also the lighting and sound of the game has changed drastically. Below we take a look at all the new things that were added, as well as the graphics and sound of the latest and last release of Desert Combat.”

Go read the full review!
Amped Gaming News DC_Final Review

NDA Lifted on Everquest II Beta

As reported on the Everquest II Players web site, the NDA forcing the beta testers to not talk much about the game has been lifted.

“As of now, the NDA for the EverQuest II Beta is officially lifted. We encourage our beta testers to share the experiences theyve had in beta with the rest of the EverQuest II community. Many more people who enrolled in the EverQuest II beta program can expect beta keys in their inboxes in the very near future. In addition, in the past few weeks weve let the Legends and Lords of EverQuest players and we would like to thank them for their support. We now have 4 Beta servers up and running including 1 French and 1 German server and weve let in over 30,000 players since July. In the near future that number will grow far past that. Keep an eye on your inbox!”

We are looking forward to seeing much more information posted by the testers to give us a better idea on how the game is going.

Half-Life 2 getting its rating!

Thats right people, it has been reported that Half-Life 2 has been submitted to the BBFC to have the age rating applied to it.

So with that, it appears that the highly anticipated game is ready to ship. [About time!]

This report comes from Computer and Video Games but they keep requiring people to register to read their news.

So there is another article on IGN

Check it out here: Voodoo Extreme IGN

Point of Existence 1.5 Released

Point of Existence .1.5 Released

The POE team has released their newest patch to the ever so popular Point of Existence modification for Battlefield Vietnam.

This update tweaks a few thing and adds quite a few weapons suggested by you, the fan.

Click read more for the updates and head over to their web site to grab the download.

Official PoE Web Site
PlanetBattlefield PoE Mod Web Site Continue reading Point of Existence 1.5 Released

Forgotten Hope Released v0.65!

Forgotten Hope v0.65 has been released!

For those of you that dont know about this amazing BattleField 1942 mod:

“This mod takes place in the time around 1940 and 1941, when the power of the Wehrmacht was reaching its peak. Forgotten Hope will bring you two new armies: The French and Italian Forces. But there are also new weapons for the Germans and British armies planned, and later on also other new nations will make their way into the mod. “

Note: This is a HUGE modification to BF1942! File size is 1.7gig. There are many ways to download the modification. Three seperate files, one large file or BitTorent.

Visit their website here: FH Homepage

Half-Life 2 – Another delay???

Well, GameSpot has an article talking about how Vivendi Universal Games has the right to hold onto the much anticipated Half-Life 2 for another six months.

“Court filings show VU Games has the right to sit on finished Half-Life 2 code for up to six months. Could it be deja vu all over again?”

Could this be yet another addition to the soapopera of Half-Life 2?

Read the full article here: GameSpot – Half-Life 2 held hostage Continue reading Half-Life 2 – Another delay???