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Monday, July 31st, 2000
2321Z: August Calendar Fixed
1630Z: Naval Warfare Sims Site Updated
- We have fixed our August 2000 Desktop Calendar as the weekdays were incorrectly matched against the dates. Click on the image above to download the fixed version.
1600Z: Rogue Spear Petition
- The NWS website has just been updated with new information in the Silent Hunter I / II section. It contains
new links to gaming sites and historical information. Click HERE for more info.
1545Z: Matrox Drivers Fix
- The RSE Plug-in Petition that has been started to help encourage Red Storm Entertainment to release the plugins so gamers can create new levels for the Rainbow Six series of games will be closing on Friday, August 4th. They are hoping to enough signatures will be gathered to show RSE that there is a significant interest in seeing users able to create new maps like in Quake engine games. Click HERE to sign.
1535Z: Gunman Info
- There was an installation error in the Win 9x driver BETA version 6.01.015 released on July 26th. That error has been corrected and the driver has been re-released. Click HERE for more info.
0605Z: COMBATSIM.COM August Desktops
- Gunman is a fast-paced futuristic 3D-shooter based on the Half-Life engine, by Valve Software. Although it uses the Half-Life engine, Gunman is a completely new stand alone game, taking place in a universe unfamiliar to Half-Life veterans. News on Gunman can be viewed HERE.
0425Z: Spec Ops2 - Operation Bravo
- We have posted our August Desktop Calendar for our readers. Simply click on the images above to install or view. Also available is a custom Flanker 2.0 August Calendar from Dalibor Jovanovic.
- We spoke with John Williamson at Zombie on Friday for the latest details on Operation Bravo, the free add-on coming soon for Spec Ops2. Operation Bravo will be available in two flavours, one for Direct 3D video card owners (GeForce, TNT etc), and one for Voodoo (3dfx). Each version is a 15-20 Mb download with one mission pack. Future mission packs will be be released at later dates. For those who can not wait for the downloads, Spec Ops Platinum Edition will have all 40 new multiplayer missions, Operation Bravo, Spec Ops2, Spec Ops 1, and the Spec Ops Bravo for $20-30 USD. You should see Operation Bravo available for download and Spec Ops Platinum in a few weeks on store shelves.
Friday, July 28th, 2000
2112Z: COMBATSIM.COM August Desktops
1900Z: Spec Ops2 - Operation Bravo
- We have posted our August Desktop Calendar for our readers HERE. You can also install our custom Desktop background HERE. Also available is a custom Flanker 2.0 August Calendar from Dalibor Jovanovic.
1817Z: Shrapnel to Publish Space Empires: IV
- We spoke with John Williamson at Zombie for the latest details on Operation Bravo, the free add-on coming soon for Spec Ops2. Operation Bravo will be available in two flavours, one for Direct 3D video card owners (GeForce, TNT etc), and one for Voodoo (3dfx). Each version is a 15-20 Mb download with one mission pack. Future mission packs will be be released at later dates. For those who can not wait for the downloads, Spec Ops Platinum Edition will have all 40 new multiplayer missions, Operation Bravo, Spec Ops2, Spec Ops 1, and the Spec Ops Bravo for $20-30 USD. You should see Operation Bravo available for download and Spec Ops Platinum in a few weeks on store shelves.
1700Z: Wilco Publishing's 737 for Fly!
- Shrapnel Games has announced that it is has signed developer Malfador Machinations to a contract to publish Space Empires: IV. Space Empires IV is a massive space strategy game for Windows. where you design your starships and use them to explore new solar systems throughout the galaxy. Click HERE for more info.
- For our civilian flight simulation fans, Wilco Publishing is set to release the CD-ROM version of its Boeing 737-500 Airliner for FLY! At $29.95(USD), the CD will be available on July 28 on their website. Click HERE for more info.
Thursday, July 27th, 2000
1719Z: B1-B Cockpit for Falcon 4.0
1705Z: Gunship! German Edition Patch
1653Z: Fastest Video Cards
- The 440th VFS has posted Version 1.0 of their famous B1-B Cockpit. Click HERE for more info.
1611Z: Combat Mission Patch
- MadOnion.com has posted information on the fastest video cards established from their benchmarking software. The results are based on a PC with IntelŽ PIII 600MHz CPU and 256MB of RAM. The top ten are:
- NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
- NVIDIA GeForce DDR
- NVIDIA GeForce SDR
- 3dfx Voodoo5 5500
- ATI RAGE FURY MAXX
- S3 Savage2000
- NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra
- NVIDIA RIVA TNT2
- 3dfx Voodoo3 3500
- Matrox G400 MAX
Click HERE for more info and HERE for their disclaimer.
1600Z: Sharky Extreme CPU Prices
- Battlefront.com has posted patch version 1.03 for Combat Mission. Click HERE to download.
1600Z: Beta G400 Drivers
- Sharky Extreme has updated their Weekly CPU Prices. Click HERE to view.
1540Z: New DI: Super Hornet Terrain
- Matrox has posted new BETA drivers for the Millennium G400 series (not Marvel). The beta drivers cover Win9x, NT, and Win2k versions. Click HERE for more info.
- Pretzelworks has posted updated terrain mod for DI's Super Hornet. Click HERE for more info.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2000
1704Z: Flanker 2.5 Release Date
1700Z: CH Products News
- SSI has informed us that the Flanker 2.5 update will be available this September as an on-line only purchase. Flanker 2.5 is an update for Flanker 2.
1640Z: Release Dates Updated
- CH have informed us that their USB Fighterstick and USB Pro Throttle have entered Alpha testing. The first showing of the new devices will be at the ECTS trade show in London from September 3rd to the 5th.
- We have updated our Release Dates Table with definate dates for the following:
- Enemy Engaged (US) by Razorworks, shipping this week
- Steel Beasts by Shrapnel Games, August 21, 2000
- Flanker 2.5 Add-on by SSI, September, 2000
- Panzer General 3: Scorched Earth by SSI, September, 2000
- Jetfighter IV by Talonsoft/Mission Studios, September 29, 2000
- Combat Flight Simulator II by Microsoft, October, 2000
- Silent Hunter II by SSI, December, 2000
Click HERE for the complete list. If you know of a Combat Simulation not listed in our table that is due out this year, please click HERE and send us the details.
Tuesday, July 25th, 2000
2124Z: Upcoming Game Purchase Survey
1830Z: CF-18 Hornet Videos
- We have posted a survey here at COMBATSIM.COM asking which upcoming sim and strategy game titles you plan to purchase. Click HERE to cast your votes.
1435Z: Delta Force: Land Warrior Screenshots
- The Canadian Air Force has posted 12 exciting action-footage vidoes of the CF-18. Click HERE to view.
1425Z: Infogrames Speaks about Typhoon
- Novalogic has sent us new screen shots from their sequel to Delta Force 2, Delta Force: Land Warrior. Click HERE to view.
1400Z: Warship Database Project V.10 Preview
- The official position from Infogrames on the status of Eurofighter Typhoon is that it is NOT at gold master stage. It is still currently undergoing test. Infogrames will have more details after the launch event that is happening this coming Saturday at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK.
1345Z: nVIDIA Unveils New GPU for Workstation
- The first preview of the highly anticipated WDP Version 10 is now posted. Click HERE to view.
- NVIDIAŽ Corporation today introduced Quadro2(tm), the company's first family of complete graphics solutions for the workstation market. The Quadro2 family comes complete with NVIDIA's second generation workstation graphics processor unit (GPU) and its unified driver architecture to deliver graphics horsepower for the advanced professional user. The Quadro2 family of workstation solutions is being demonstrated in the NVIDIA booth (#2809) at the SIGGRAPH 2000 trade show in New Orleans this week.
Monday, July 24th, 2000
1710Z: SUBSIM Mystery and Sub Trivia Contest
1645Z: Sierra Clarifies Swat3
- SUBSIM Review has reached 50 in its Mystery Subsim and Sub Trivia contest. Every correct answer allows the player to have his name added to the drawing pool. The drawing will be held Aug 1, 2000 and the winner will receive his/her choice of sim. Click HERE to view the contest and HERE to visit SUBSIM.
1600Z: Troff's Art Gallery Addition
- We asked Sierra to clarify the rumours swirlling around the SWAT3 add-on pack. Hillary Crowley from Sierra responded in an email that answers all questions regarding Swat 3 Elite Edition. Click HERE to view.
1523Z: FlightGear Version 0.7.4
- Troffmeister's Simulation Games Screen Shot Art Gallery has added a new Special Focus Gallery 2 - Flanker 2. Click HERE to view.
1500Z: Voodoo5 Drivers for Win2k and Win9x
- FlightGear version 0.7.4 is now available for download. The FlightGear Flight Simulator project is a free, open-source flight simulator project. Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GPL. There is a new 0.7.4 version of the base package that corresponds with this new release. Click HERE to download.
- 3DFX has posted new drivers for their Voodoo5. Click HERE for Win2k 1.01.00 WHQL Drivers and HERE for Win9x 1.01.00 Drivers.
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