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Friday, June 23rd, 2000

1738Z: Gamespy V2.21 Registered
  • Gamespy has released verson 2.21 of their multiplayer software for registered users. This latest version offers support for a large number of upcoming games. Click HERE to download.
1700Z: Troffmeister's Art Gallery
  • A web site called "Troffmeister's Simulation Games Screen Shot Art Gallery" has been created that hosts screenshots from flight simulators such as Falcon4 and Flight Sim 2000. Click HERE to visit.
1630Z: Various Video Card Drivers
Thursday, June 22nd, 2000

2359Z: 3DFX Components and Losses
  • 3DFX said today that revenues for the three months ending July 31, 2000, which is the second quarter of its 2001 fiscal year, will be lower than previous expectations due to the company not receiving a substantial portion of certain components a supplier committed to provide.
2200Z: Aces High 1.031 Patch
  • After releasing patch 1.03, HiTech Creations have released another update that fixes critical errors. Click HERE to download.
2000Z: Warship Database Name Change
  • The Warship Database Project Team have changed their name to the Naval Warfare Simulations Team (NWS Team). This coincides with ther new website which will be covering 7 of the best naval combat simulations presently on the market or to be released soon. The changes also incorporate into their newsletter as the Naval Warfare Simulations Newsletter. The next version of the database project is moving forward and they hope to have their Falklands War 1982 completed after the next update. The new website will now be covering the following titles:
    • Fleet Command with the WDP
    • Harpoon4
    • Fighting Steel
    • Destroyer Command
    • Silent Hunter II
    • F/A-18 Hornet
    • Age of Sail 2
    Final note, the URL for their web site will be changing within the next 24-48 hours to:
Wednesday, June 21st, 2000

1731Z: Crimson Skies Site
  • Microsoft have announced the launch of the all-new Crimson Skies Web site at The site features a host of new content, including "classic" radio shows about the game's air pirates, an interview with the game's producer, new screens shots and images, and Spicy Air Tales, a serialized novel about the game's characters. Microsoft is also kicking off the "Best Crimson Skies Fan Site Contest," featuring two grand prize trips to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, to meet the design team behind this innovative game.
1700Z: Falklands War 1982 Update
  • Warship has informed us that work on the Falklands War 1982 is still underway. They experienced several problems during beta testing this weekend (not releated to WDP) and has set back the release of FW1982. They hope to have their highly anticipate mod out on the heels of the next Warship Database Project version due out in a few weeks.
1635Z: Sharkey Extreme Hardware Reviews
  • Sharky Extreme have posted a review on AMD's Duron 700MHz CPU. Click HERE to view. Also at Sharkey's is their 'High-End Gaming PC Buyer's Guide'. Click HERE to view their guide.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2000

2341Z: Aces High V1.03 Released
  • HiTech Creations have released version 1.03 for their on-line multiplayer World War II simulator. Click HERE to view the details and HERE to download (you can also use the auto-update feature).
1742Z: X-Plane Beta Testing
  • The new X-Plane Beta-Test Section is designed to allow users to download the currently-in-testing version of X-Plane so that customers can report any bugs or annoyances, and request any quick features that they would like added before final release. Click HERE to download from
1723Z: Flight Simulation World
  • Full Throttle Magazine has renamed itself to Flight Simulator World and have relaunched their website with a new look. Click HERE for more details.
1635Z: H&M Expansion Packs
  • Shrapnel Games announced today that the Horse & Musket Expansion:The Battles of Frederick the Great is available for download from their website. Click HERE for info on volume 1 and HERE on volume 2.
1600Z: nVIDIA and Intel 815E Chipset
  • nVIDIA have announced that their family of graphics processing units (GPUs) have been optimized for Intel's new 815E chipset. The 815E chipset, which was announced earlier today, has been designed to offer a flexible, scalable, and stable solution for all PentiumIII processor-based platforms. The combination of NVIDIA's family of GPUs and the 815E chipset with AGP 4X and Fast Writes provides an unrivaled high-performance desktop solution for mainstream audiences.
1500Z: FS Design Studio Update
  • Abacus has posted an update for their FS Design Studio to version 1.4. Click HERE for more details.
Monday, June 19th, 2000

1736Z: Falcon 4 A-10 Mod

  • Silkman has sent us a complete A-10 add-on package for Falcon 4. It includes cockpit, radar, and sound updates. Click HERE to download. (25Mb)
1640Z: Falklands War 1982 for Jane's FC
  • Warship has sent us an update on the Falklands War 1982 mod for Jane's Fleet Command. All British warships have been designed along with their embarked aircraft and are presently being tested. (Sheffield, Leander 2, Leander 3A, Rothesay, Amazon, Broadsword, Bristol, County, Invincible, Hermes). Some of the new weapons now include cluster bombs, Sea Cat SAM, Sea Slug SAM, and Ikara ASW missile. Release date for the first installment is now set for June 23-25, 2000 to allow for more testing time and scenario work. Click HERE to visit their web site.
1600Z: Propeht II GTS 64Mb Bios Update
  • Hercules is releasing a new BIOS for the 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB that will ensure total compatibility with all motherboards and all NVIDIA interfaces. This new BIOS clocks the core chipset at 200MHz and the memory at 333MHz as specified by NVIDIA's reference design. Hercules, a Certified Partner of NVIDIA, recommends that consumers use this new BIOS. Click HERE for more details.
1600Z: Microsoft to Aquire Bungie
  • Microsoft Corp. today announced it acquired Chicago-based Bungie Software Products Corp., a independent developer of action oriented computer and video games. As a result of this acquisition, Microsoft gains exclusive publishing and distribution rights to select Bungie-developed titles, including the sci-fi action game "Halo."
1530Z: Beta Patch for Enemy Engaged
  • The Patches Scrolls have posted a beta patch for Enemy Engaged RAH66 Comanche Versus Ka52 Hokum version 1.4.2X. Click HERE to download. (1.2Mb)
1535Z: F-14 Crash at Airshow
  • Our hearts go out to the families for the two that were killed when their F-14 crashed at the Willow Grove 2000 airshow. Click HERE for details.
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