Rendition OpenGL ICD Beta 3
Rendition has released Beta 3 of their OpenGL ICD which includes support for 3DNow! instructions. You can download it from their site here.
SIN Demo 2
A new demo-version of Sin has been released. Get the complete version (34.5 MB) here or the update patch (11 MB) here.
3Dfx has released new drivers for their Voodoo1 and Voodoo Rush chipset, finally including Glide 3.
You can get the newest drivers for Intel's i740 chipset here.
Tweak your system
Your BIOS doesn't have enough settings for tweaking your system? Go and get Sysenhance II. This utility will optimize your CPU and chipset of your motherboard. The current version is still beta, but runs stable. You can grab it here (1.2 MB).
Well worth a download.
Did you overclock your CPU? Get a cooling proggie here.
There are new OpenGL drivers out for Intel's Express 3D and Rendition Verite V2x00 based cards.
Good For a Laugh...
No idea if this is legit or not, but it is funny none the less. Time Magazine reports an interesting case of high-tech graffiti. It seems that a couple of Intel engineers working on the design of a recent version of the Pentium microprocessor included a message that describes their feelings about Bill Gates, president of Microsoft, a good corporate pal of Intel's. When a portion of the Pentium chip is examined under a powerful scanning electron microscope, the phrase "bill sux" is clearly visible, etched into the surface of the chip. The "flaw" in the chip was only discovered by accident well after the chip was released into the market, too late for Intel to prevent the chip from being used in the manufacture of tens of thousands of PCs. Intel says that both engineers responsible were former employees of Motorola, makers of the chips that are the heart of the Apple Macintosh. Both engineers have since been fired by Intel. Full picture here.
SIN Demo released
Not really Quake2 related, but a demo of SIN is out. This quite amazing game uses an advanced version of the Quake2 engine, blown up with many new special FX! Grab it here (ca.31MB). Definitely worth a download. We'll keep an eye on it.
June 17, 1998SGI Quake2 released