Interesting note about Apple at http://openal.org/ ... the latest openal.org
CVS has 5.1 support on OSX. Sweet!
Apparently jonof and Ken Silverman have an OpenGL renderer for Build...that's
awesome work, guys! We're looking at integrating it with the icculus.org
tree if possible, so the Linux and Mac people can take a looksie at it, too.
We're bringing in Steven Fuller ("relnev") to do some UTPG hacking. Beyond
doing consistently quality work, I expect his mere presence will keep my ass
in gear to get the Mac and Linux ports done.
Unreal Tournament 2003:
Mac patch 2225.1 is out:
2225.2 is looking very solid, just waiting for someone at MacSoft to
approve its release.
Unreal Tournament 2004:
If Mac retail installer crashes on you, use this:
If the installer just quits at startup without crashing, eject the disc and
reinsert it after unmounting the disc image you made or pirated. Other
people have noted that if your keyboard is set to Japanese input, the
installer might give up without warning at startup. Don't know why yet, and
I've only had one report of this. Switching to a US keyboard layout in
System Preferences, just for the installer, definitely fixes this.
If you're getting kicked for some invalid playerskins thing, update to
3186.1 or later.
Linux/amd64 users should use this until there's an official patch:
Linux/x86 users should use this until there's an official patch:
Call of Duty:
1.4 is out, now with PunkBuster support: http://www.callofduty.com/patch/
Share the Pain demo for Linux now available:
We are beta testing the retail Linux version right now. Don't email me
asking to get in on the beta; I don't control it.
I do run the Mac beta, though, and I got hundreds of applications for
a test that didn't seem too well-publicized. Which is cool. I'm starting to
dig through the applications, and I thought I'd put a few choice quotes here.
If you recognize it as your email: thanks for the laughs. :)
"But what it really comes down to is that I've mastered breakout, super
breakout.. photoshop... I just really want to urinate on people before
kicking them down flights of stairs. Is it so much to ask? really?"
"Plus Gary Coleman needs his ass to be set on fire for the
way he acted on the surreal Life 2. I owe it to him!!!!"
"Hmmm, now where to begin?
First I am a Brit.
Need I say more?"
"I also believe I would be a good beta-test candidate because I work part
time for UPS."
"I realize that you can only need so many testers, but keep in mind that
if you don't select me that I will invade Utah with a sizable army of
genetically engineered crabs and set forth my first stage in my plan for
world Domination. Good day. And remember, the free world as you know it
lies in your hands."
This one was the best, without a doubt:
"And this, undoubtedly, will get Vince to screech with glee: I'm an
actual fucking candidate for state legislature in Pennsylvania, a
Democrat no less, albeit one who once sent PETA a box of Omaha Steaks
with note asking for an endorsement...I guess it doesn't stand for
People Eating Tasty Animals. (Real website: ---edited out---).
This is the last thing I should be doing right now. But I need to fry a
marching band....or whatever evil this game offers. Therefore, I wish
to do so."
There were an alarming number of people quoting the Postal Dude. "Only my
weapon understands me" and such.
The 2.0.0a patches for GNU/Linux and MacOSX are now available. Details are
I am totally in love with Subversion.
i.o v2 will actually have Subversion support, for those that want to move
their projects over to it (but CVS will be staying for the time being for
those that want/need it). I'll be moving my projects over to Subversion
(physfs, SDL_sound, etc), though.
Eventually I'd like to stop offering CVS altogether. Subversion lets project
admins add new developers with write access without me creating a full-blown
shell account for them (which is good, since I really hate when people bring
ten deadbeat devs with them...I end up creating accounts and they never
actually contribute to the project once they show up). Plus, subversion's
authentication is secure enough without a ssh tunnel (CRAM-MD5, specifically)
so you don't need the whole encryption path to hide your password in an
otherwise open source project transmission.
I'd like to have a dummy CVS pserver that reads from the Subversion file
system and only allows anonymous checkout and update so legacy clients
aren't left out in the cold, but I haven't found anything I really approve
of, honestly. Truth be told, if you're using CVS to update a source tree,
you're probably smart enough to handle a migration to Subversion, but like
most things, I think time will sort it out.