Ik kwam bij Blue's News een handig trucje tegen waarmee het mogelijk wordt om de Unreal Tournament 3dfx demo in software mode te draaien:
The Unreal Tournament demo is Glide only, but Davis Lentz sends word that creating a blank text file called Glide2x.dll in your Windows\System directory will allow the game to be played in software mode, which, depending on the horsepower in your system, may just allow you to check out a bit of what the demo is like, or even allow you to play (sCary confirmed for me that it can be playable). Also, since the demo is actually Glide-only, rather than 3dfx-only, many owners of Creative Labs-based TNT2-cards are reporting excellent results playing the demo using Creative's unified drivers, which, of course, support Glide. [break] Voodoo Extreme weet ons te vertellen dat de 3dfx demo uitstekend werkt met de Creative Labs Unified Savage4 & TNT drivers: [/break] Spicy stuff here...I wanted to inform you guys that Creative Labs has done some preliminary testing and have found the our latest version of our Unified driver (1.20) runs the newly released, 3dfx only, Unreal Tournament demo on our TNT/TNT2 and Savage4 cards. We were able to successfully, and quite impressively, run the game with a TNT2 Ultra and a K62-300 MHz system with 64MB RAM. [break] Verder bij VE een post over de release date van de D3D demo (info afkomstig uit een posting van Mark Rein op het GT forum): [/break] As for D3D it's looking like it will be toward the end of next week. We really want to release for DX7 instead of DX6 and that means waiting on Microsoft to release the downloadable version on their site. We're not sure when that is but we hope to have an exact answer from them on Monday. One of the main reasons for doing the demo is for testing and as we plan to ship the retail game with DirectX7 it would be a shame not to ship the demo/test with DirectX7. Although I think our D3D performance is excellent, DX7 provides yet another nice little performance boost that's worth the wait.
I'm hoping I can convince the guys to release an extra map that should help ease the pain of the couple of days we might spend waiting for DX7. You guys gotta know, there are OVER 50 MAPS in Unreal Tournament and I don't consider any of the demo maps to be among my 5 favorites although 2 of them probably make my top 20. We certainly won't release a top-5 map with the demo. We want you guys to be really, really happy when you get the final game. I hate those movies where the all the best parts were in the trailer! [break] Tenslotte nog een sympathieke .plan update van George Broussard (3DRealms / Duke Nukem Forever): [/break] WAY TO GO EPIC! Unreal Tounrnament is awesome! If you haven't downloaded and played this thing, get it now...It's that good.
Congrats to the Epic guys for creating an amazingly fun game to play!