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Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

1735Z: Steel Panthers: SP Camo Workshop Update
  • The SP Camo Workshop have posted news on their latest update to their World War 2 Mod (SP:WW2). SP:WW2 version 3 allows you to choose from NINE map sizes to a maximum of 100x200 hexes. All other Steel Panthers based games offer three map sizes to a maximum of 100x80 hexes. This change allows you to play a game on a simulated battlefield of up to 50 square Kilometers. SP:WW2 V3 now gives you up to FIFTEEN levels of terrain to work with. All other Steel Panthers based games allow only three elevations above ground level. Click HERE for more details.
1644Z: Saitek X36 USB Help Center
  • A new web site called the Saitek X36 USB Help Center has been created. It contains most of the answers to all of the problems confronting both new and seasoned users of the USB X36. Click HERE to visit their web site.
1640Z: Beta Testers Needed
  • Blue Byte Software Inc., have announced that it will be conducting extensive online beta testing for the fifth installment in the Battle Isle series, Battle Isle: The Andosia War beginning June 13th 2000. They are looking for over 2000 strategy game fans to beta test their game over the Internet. Click HERE for more details.
1600Z: X-Plane 5.30 Update Released
  • The makers of X-Plane flight simulator have releasd an update to version 5.30. Click HERE to download from
1545Z: New Asus AGP Video Drivers
  • Asus has released new drivers for their AGP-V7700/V6800/V6600/V3800 series video cards to version 5.16D Beta 5. Click HERE to download.
Tuesday, May 30th, 2000

1948Z: Jane's Attack Squadron Petition
  • Darren Lafreniere, Janes Attack Squadron programmer, has started a petition on Through the Looking Glass, a fan site for Looking Glass products. Click HERE for more information.
1551Z: New Flanker2 Utility
  • Juan Andres "susto" Hermoso from "ALAS ROJAS DEL ESCUADRON 111" had released a toolkit manager for Flanker 2.0 camos, cockpit and terrain. Click HERE for more details.
1540Z: iBeta's RP2.1 for Falcon 4
  • iBeta has posted version RP2.1 of their Falcon 4 Realism Patch. Version 2.1 contains some fixes and small enhancements that improve overall gameplay. Click HERE for the README and HERE to download from their website.
1530Z: Rogue Spear WWII Mod
  • A new World War II mod for Rogue Spear and Rogue Spear:Urban Operations has been made by the Nolife Mercenaries group. The mod basically turns Rogue Spear into a World War II environment. Click HERE for more info.
1500Z: Combat Mission
  • has announced that Combat Mission has hit gold and will be availabe in a few week.s The gold demo is also available for download. Click HERE for more info.
1430Z: Target Zone
  • A new fan site for tactical gaming and simulations has been created called Target Zone. Click HERE for more details.
Friday, May 26th, 2000

1542Z: Shrapnel Announces Combat Command 2
  • Shrapnel Games today they are developing a new game called Combat Command 2: Danger Forward (CC2). CC2 recreates the most various engagements of WWII. Emphasizing command control and combined arms, the first volume of the series, Danger Forward, focuses on the Mediterranean and Western Front, from 1940-1945. Click HERE for more details.
1525Z: 3D Retreat Hosting Lan Party
  • 3D Retreat is hosting a lan party on June 3rd in the Plano Convention Center, Dallas Texas, USA. If you wish to reserve a seat or have any questions, click HERE to email.
1405Z: FlightGear Updated
  • Thanks to some top notch detective work, the bug in the prebuilt FlightGear-0.7.3 windows executable that was causing crashes on many people's systems has been tracked down. The new file to download is located in the "Win32" subdirectory and is called "fgfs-win32-bin-0.7.3a.exe". Install on top of your existing installation. Click HERE to download.
1325Z: New Creative Video Drivers
  • Creative Labs have updated Win9x detonator drivers for the Graphics Blaster RIVA TNT, 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2, 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra, Graphics Blaster RIVA TNT2 Value (32Mb), 3D Blaster GeForce/3D Blaster GeForce Pro, and 3D Blaster GeForce2 GTS video cards. Click HERE to download.
Thursday, May 25th, 2000

1637Z: Novalogic Cancels Titles
  • We have confirmation that Novalogic have taken Maximum Overkill, JSF and Wolfpack 2 off the production schedule. Novalogic has told us however that Comanche 4 is currenly back at the drawing board and that they are determined to release this product in the future. No release date has been set for Comanche 4.
1620Z: 3dfx Delays Shipment of Voodoo5
  • 3dfx has announced they have delayed shipment of their Voodoo5 5500 AGP video card. They discovered that the Voodoo5 may be experiencing field failure rates and are conducting tests to determine whether a problem actually exists. 3dfx anticipates this action will delay product availability between seven and 14 days.
1600Z: Gunship! Mod Adds 20 Objects
  • Pretzelworks has posted instructions on their web site on how to add 20 new objects to Gunship!. Click HERE for more details.
1550Z: Sherman Mod for Halflife
  • A new mod for Halflife is in the works called "The Sherman Project". It is using the halflife engine to create a "realistic" simulation of Close Quaters Battle on a variety of sides to include Swat teams and Delta Force types of engagements. They are nearing completion on development of the mod and have screen shots and details posted on their web site. Click HERE for more details.
1545Z: Jane's Defence Weekly for 24 May
  • UK $7.7b purchase plan creates political balance

    The UK government has announced the selection of the European-built Meteor Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile for UK Royal Air Force Eurofighter multirole combat aircraft and a mix of Boeing C-17 and Airbus Military Company A400M transport aircraft under a 5 billion ($7.7 billion) procurement package.

  • Belgium details 15-year plan for reorganisation

    The Belgian cabinet has approved a sweeping reorganisation of its armed forces intended to enhance Belgium's ability to project forces capable of operating across the full spectrum of military operations in concert with NATO and EU allies.

  • White paper released on USAF future

    A new US Air Force (USAF) white paper outlining the service's vision of itself in the future as an aerospace force has painted a picture of manned and unmanned aircraft as well as satellites operating together to "engage any object of military significance on or above the surface of the Earth in near real time".

  • EH 101 completes first US tour

    The joint Anglo-Italian EH Industries EH 101 medium-lift, multirole helicopter completes its first tour in the USA this week after nearly a month of efforts to convince American defence and industry officials that the European rotorcraft can meet several outstanding US military requirements.

  • Bofors working on unique air-defence system

    Sweden's Bofors Weapon Systems has revealed that for some years it has been studying a new modular air-defence concept under contract to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration.

  • UK looks at options on nuclear waste storage

    The UK government last week announced proposals for the land-based storage of intermediate and low-level radioactive waste from decommissioned Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarines.

  • Indian delays Army MBTs

    The Indian Army's planned purchase of around 300 Russian T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) has suffered a setback after the all-party Standing Committee on Defence questioned the lack of transparency in the deal worth over Rs 50 billion ($1.1 billion).

  • USA warms to new military ties with Indonesia

    Authorities in the USA have reached an internal consensus on the resumption of military ties with Indonesia, sources in Washington have said.

  • Another ATGW for Iran

    The Aerospace Industries Organisation of Iran has revealed it is manufacturing a long-range anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) called Toophan. It looks similar to the US Raytheon Systems Company Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided ATGW that entered service with Iran over 25 years ago.

  • Boeing develops plan for frontline part manufacture

    The Boeing Company's advanced concepts division, the Phantom Works, is moving forward with a revolutionary logistics scheme that could soon see military aircraft spare parts being 'built to print' at forward airbases using design data from original manufacturers.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2000

1501Z: Yahoo! Fantasy Careers Contest
  • Yahoo! is sponsering a Fantasy Careers contest where you get a chance to win a 5 day job shadow with either the US Airforce, Army, Marines, Navy, or the Coast Guard. Click HERE for more details.
1435Z: Flanker 2.0 Desert Mod

  • Pretzelworks has created a desert terrain mod for Flankeer 2.0. Click HERE for more info.
1420Z: World War II Online Beta
  • World War II Online is taking applicants for closed online beta testers. Click HERE for more info.
1405Z: Enemy Engaged Bonus Skirmish Levels
  • The Patches Scrolls has posted several new levels for Enemy Engaged RAH66 Comanche Versus Ka52 Hokum. Click HERE for more info.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2000

1645Z: Steel Beasts Demo
  • Shrapnel Games has posted a demo for their upcoming title Steel Beasts. Click HERE for more info from Shrapnel Games and HERE to download from COMBATSIM.COM
1629Z: Warship Database Version 7
  • The Warship Database Project Version 7 has been posted. This latest update includes dual purpose gun mounts with updated ranges and accuracy ratings. Anti-ship missiles are now affected by ECM and countermeasures and also have the ability to attack other targets when they are decoyed. Click HERE for more info.
1600Z: Flanker 2.0 Paris Cockpit
  • HAMS Flanker 2 Online Operations has posted a 'Paris Air Show' english Su-27 Cockpit. Click HERE for more info.
1530Z: FlightGear 0.7.3 Released
  • FlightGear version 0.7.3 is now available for download. The FlightGear Flight Simulator project is a free, open-source, multi-platform flight simulator development project. Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GPL. Click HERE for more info.
1445Z: Falcon 4.0 Database
  • The Falcon 4.0 Offical Database For Pilots was created with the purpose to aid Virtual Air Combat Pilots around the world who are interested in having real human beings in a virtual combat environment. The web site allows you to post your own multiplayer missions to Flight Board for others to join, register yourself and contact hundreds of other Falcon 4.0 Pilots for online gaming, and more. Click HERE for more info
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