The latest UT demo (348) is out, the patch from the last one is here. If you don't have a 3dfx card (or you have, for instance, 2 voodii and a TNT2Ultra) then you'll appreciate the nicely enhanced D3D code. It now runs a fair bit faster on my Xentor32 under D3D than dual voodii under Glide.
WZ and UTI are solid 2nd Division clans which will provide us with difficult opposition. JAMS are newcomers to MCW, so we've little to go on there.
As ever, there will be practices on the Sunday and Tuesday before the game.
The UT 3dfx demo came out last night. Faster and chunkier than the beta it's real hectic 2 play the moment :))) (partly because most servers support 12 players on maps designed for 6 or so.)
BW ftp has the correct version (322) so snag it from there . CYA on a server soon
This season has been a bit of a disappointment following last season's Div4 win, with half of our games being defaults (and getting stuffed in 3 of the 4 games we actually played). After reading Bif's mail re the future of the MCW, I have to agree - modem gaming will not last much longer. A single unrestricted ping league is definitely the way forward if QW is to remain popular at all.
DF have played their last ever MCW game, but would happily take part in a new unrestricted league, preferably on a day other than Wednesday :) (argueably our two best players cannot play on Wednesdays - bit of a bugger really)
The other direction that DF could take would be to try a different game. After playing an early beta of Unreal Tournament for quite some time, I have to say that it has great potential. The weapons are cool (I love the rocket launcher's ability to fire 5 at once :)), and there isn't all the obscuring fog and smoke that Q3 seems to possess. It's clean and fast, and I believe it will appeal greatly to QW die-hards. I believe the next test version is out today - Reubs..... :)
I would once again like to thank the MCW admins for their work over the years. To receive abuse and no-shows week after week for no reward must be commended.
Also thanks to the DF members who turn up for every game, even when it's only to collect the default. It's very annoying when clans don't have the decency to let you know they'll be defaulting - cheers lads.
We've had some good games against IR in the past, so this should be a good opener.
Ever wondered what some DF'ers might be up to on a Friday? Of course not, that would be really sad, but here it is anyway. Soon after we installed IRC where many of us work this happened.
The new MCW season starts August 10th. Time to wipe the dust (or whatever) off your mice and modems and get back into practice.
Also BT has announced it's beginning it's ADSL roll-out (perhaps) so feel free to join in the LPB party all :)
Check out this IRC log that some DFs knocked up whilst bored on a friday afternoon at work. Who said British industry was full of lazy incompetant morons just filling in the time eh?