TD - Time To Kill (ParaKnowYa)
Monday 29th of November 2004 10:22:52 PM

Noobs@Modding have released a mod for Generals allowing Generals players to enjoy Tower Defense style gaming the waya we know it from Warcraft 3. Here's the link to Noobs@Modding's newspost and the current mirror list. Enjoy! ;)

Sacred patch v1.8.26 (ParaKnowYa)
Sunday 28th of November 2004 09:12:36 AM

The v1.8.26 patch for the german version of Sacred has been released. 10MB for those who have the new revision and 130MB for those who have the initial version. Here's the link. Here's the changelog.

N-Gage 2 & TI's OMAP (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 26th of November 2004 11:13:30 PM

I just found the following in a rather old newsposting on The Register:

"The TI chip is expected to be be used in Nokia's N-Gage 2, ..."

Here's the old newsposting.

BetaPlayer Intel 2700G plugin (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 26th of November 2004 12:39:11 PM

Thanks Pottsey! :)

Picard has released an Intel 2700G plugin (preliminary version) for his BetaPlayer PPC movie player software. According to test results of lucky Axmin X50v owners this plugin allows full speed playback in power save mode. The 2700G also allows a better filtering mode (aka 8x4 tap filter) to be used without performance drops. Here's more information and here's the place to get the player and plugin from.

Söldner - Secret Wars v30830 (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 09:33:51 PM

A patch for Söldner - Secret Wars has recently been released. You can get it here. For a glimpse at the changelog click here.

Watch P4 throttle (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 09:30:56 PM report the release of a nice tool called ThrottleWatch.

" ThrottleWatch™ is a utility for detecting and reporting the CPU throttling activity in Pentium 4, Xeon, and Pentium M processors."

Panosys' ThrottleWatch is available here.

Ruins of Stratholme WC3 map (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 09:28:00 PM

Blizzard have released a new map for Warcraft 3 fans.

"Stratholme was once a bastion of Alliance power but now it stands as a burning testament to the evil of the Scourge. Only the bravest of heroes would dare enter this ruined city, for the undead armies of Kel'Thuzad still hold sway over the haunted capital."

187KB wich are worth it, here's the link.

HL2 sound fix and SDK information (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 09:24:22 PM

Steampowered's Steam News report that this could fix sound stuttering problems.

Besides sound problems Valve also set a date for the SDK release. Here's more.
"Next week we will be releasing the Source SDK, along with a surprise for the community."
Yay, a surprise! :)

AMD CPU roadmap (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 09:19:52 PM

AMD have updated their roadmap. Main changes: 1H05 A64 Venice, 2H05 Mobile Sempron Roma (LV) & Albany.

New Via Hyperion drivers (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 09:13:32 PM

Via have a new set of chipset drivers. The Hyperion 4 in 1 drivers v455vp1 can be downloaded here.

Nobuo Uematsu leaves Square Enix (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 08:29:37 PM

According to Nobuo Uematsu Square Enix' famous composer leaves the company to concentrate on his band Black Mages and their CD production and live concerts. He will however not leave the game market entirely, Final Fantasy 12 will feature a complete title. Here's the newsposting.

Realtek AC97 A3.66 drivers (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 25th of November 2004 08:16:11 PM

Realtek have released new AC97 drivers. The A3.66 drivers are available here.

HL2 on Kyro (ParaKnowYa)
Monday 22nd of November 2004 05:49:05 PM

Deferred Power have posted a bunch of Half Life 2 screenshots. Those were captured on a Kyro powered AMD A64 3500+ and 1024 MB RAM. Here's the link.

Make sure to take a look at the framecounter. Quite impressive in two ways, (1) Kyro runs it and (2) the game gives old hardware a chance. sold (ParaKnowYa)
Monday 22nd of November 2004 05:44:48 PM

Seems like PVR-World was sold for 62,50€ to a person called etkai (ebay nick). Here's the link to the auction.

We're still anxiously waiting for an official announcement... :)

3DMark 2003 patch 3.5.0 (ParaKnowYa)
Wednesday 17th of November 2004 10:02:57 PM

Futuremark have released a new patch (v3.5.0) for their 3DMark 2003 benchmark software. Here's their site featuring the binary mirrors.

ImaginationTechnologies press releases (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 16th of November 2004 09:43:29 PM

We're a bit late with these as you might have already noticed the news on PVR Generations! ;)

Kudos to Jenny for informing us about the latest press releases from Imagination Technologies. More information is available at

Forceware 67.02 beta (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 16th of November 2004 02:26:32 PM

Nvidia have recently released the v67.02 beta version Forceware driver which can be downloaded here.

UT 2004 v3339 patch (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 16th of November 2004 02:20:20 PM

Epic have released a new patch for UT2004 which updates the game to v3339. The patch is "... accompanied by an updated version 1.1 of the Editor's Choice Edition bonus pack for new users (the patch already includes the bonus pack changes)."

Changelog and binaries are available here on or here on the ATARI forums.

PVR-World is looking for a new webmaster (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 16th of November 2004 02:02:06 PM is up for sale on Ebay, here. Thomas has decided to hand over the whole domain and site to a new webmaster due to the fact that there is hardly any PowerVR news to report these days and due to the fact that he's busy with university. If you're interested to bid, head over.

We'd like to wish Thomas good luck and hope he'll finish university without a hitch.

GAPI hack for Dell Axim X50v (ParaKnowYa)
Monday 15th of November 2004 11:38:44 PM

To counter slow performance of "older" PPC titles on the Dell Axim X50v Picard has released a little hack which allows GAPI based applications to run faster. The latest version can be obtained here. Enjoy! ;)

Chainsaw Controller (ParaKnowYa)
Sunday 14th of November 2004 03:13:29 PM

"So your Resident Evil fantasies weren't fully realized in the recent Resident Evil: Apocalypse movie offering and your LARP'r friends just don't have the guts to hack (that pun hurt) a Live Action Roleplay session. But that's ok, because now you can get the Resident Evil Chainsaw Controller and go crazygonuts on your neighborhood zombies."

Here's more.

Found on

Skype (ParaKnowYa)
Sunday 14th of November 2004 03:07:51 PM

A new version of Skype has been released. Here's the link.

AMD64 screensaver from Anark (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 12th of November 2004 08:03:48 PM

Anark and AMD have released ESCAPE!, a screensaver to accompany the launch of AMD's Athlon 64 FX processor. Some more information on the creation process can be found here. The screensaver itself looks funky and runs on non 64 bit systems too, so head over here to get it!

Smallest desktop (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 12th of November 2004 11:26:01 AM

jK of jKOnTheRun has a review up of a "Complete desktop in your pocket" based on Sony's Vaio U-70. Here's the link.

Found on

A reader of jKOnTheRun has posted a similar setup based on the OQO Model 01 here.

Pocket Hack Master with PXA270 support (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 11th of November 2004 11:31:42 PM describe it as: "The world's most popular Windows CE chip tuner by Anton Tomov." So if you feel like overclocking that PDA in your hand, make sure you try out the Pocket Hack Master. ;)

The new version supports the PXA270 chipset which can for example be found in Dell's Axim X50 Series. Here's the link to v3.03.03 (Information and download links).

nForce 3/4 driver (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 11th of November 2004 06:30:49 PM

A new Forceware 64 bit driver for the nForce 3 & 4 chipsets has been released as well. V6.23 beta can be downloaded here.

Another Forceware release (ParaKnowYa)
Thursday 11th of November 2004 06:25:54 PM have a new driver for Nvidia graphics cards, the Forceware v67.50 ones. Have a look here for binaries and a modded INF which allows to install the drivers on notebooks with Nvidia hardware too.

Die Siedler 5 demo (ParaKnowYa)
Wednesday 10th of November 2004 06:45:42 PM

The Die Siedler 5: Das Erbe der Könige (5th part of the The Settlers series from Bluebyte) demo is now available. You can download it here (German language).

Another Guild Wars beta event (ParaKnowYa)
Wednesday 10th of November 2004 06:02:12 PM

According to the official FAQ, ArenaNet are planning another world event around December 4th. Here's the interesting bit:

"The next Beta Weekend Event will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific (08:00 GMT) on Saturday, December 4th. Please watch for more information."

Link to the FAQs.

Forceware 66.93 drivers (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 09th of November 2004 07:23:00 PM

New official drivers from Nvidia are available here. These are 66.93 and are WHQLed. SLI support, support for 512MB and 6200 & 6600 support. More information is available from the driver release notes PDF here.

Firefox 1.0... (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 09th of November 2004 01:11:54 PM

... is now available as final version, no more RCs. Here's the link.

Bluetooth audio solutions (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 09th of November 2004 01:09:21 PM

Akihabara mentions two bluetooth audio devices which will be available in Japan in mid November. Here's the link. Aki also have some nice product images.

Don't forget to take a look at the Samsung portable HD-DAP called YH-920GS too. ;)

Update: Just found this site here, more information and a contest.

Radeon XPRESS 200 (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 09th of November 2004 12:25:02 PM

"RADEON® XPRESS 200 Series

ATI announces its new generation chipset technology : RADEON® XPRESS 200 Series, the first integrated PCI Express® chipset for the complete range of AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Athlon™ 64 FX, and AMD Sempron™ processors. The RADEON® XPRESS 200 family of products offer a flexible design that can scale from everyday PC applications to competition-level gaming with powerful performance."

Here's the link to the product's site on

Graphics drivers (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 09th of November 2004 12:17:55 PM report the leak of Detonator 66.42 drivers. Here's the link.

Besides those, it seems ATI have released new beta drivers for WinME (supporting the X Series). Here's the link.

Quicktime and Real Alternative (ParaKnowYa)
Saturday 06th of November 2004 10:16:53 AM report new releases of Quicktime Alternative (1.39) and Real Alternative (1.29).

Features of QuickTime Alternative 1.39:
- Media Player Classic [version]
- QuickTime Codecs [version]
- QuickTime DirectShow filter
- QuickTime plugin for Internet Explorer
- QuickTime plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape
- QuickTime Control Panel
- Extra plugins for QuickTime

Features of Real Alternative 1.29:
- RealMedia DirectShow splitter [version]
- RealMedia Codecs [version]
- Media Player Classic [version]
- RealMedia plugin for Internet Explorer
- RealMedia plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape
- Bandwidth settings tool

Unreal 3 Engine footage (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 05th of November 2004 09:59:43 PM

According to the new MaximumPC special edition Fall 2004 3D Tech Guide features a very pictoral Unreal 3 Enine part. Two scans are availabe here at

Found on

NCSoft Europe & Lineage II (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 05th of November 2004 07:17:50 PM

According to Experience Gaming NCSoft Europe will launch their first game soon.

"Launching on 19th November in the UK, Lineage II will carry a suggested retail price of £29.99, including one month's free play. To enable non-credit card holders to subscribe to the world's most successful MMO universe, NCsoft is also releasing a collectable range of Time Cards. Available in stores from 17th December, the Lineage II Time Cards offer players 60 days of play for £17.99."

Here's more.

Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 05th of November 2004 06:50:50 PM

Dell seem to release a new flatscreen monitor soon. The UltraSharp 2005FPW is the UltraSharp 2001FP's successor and comes with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 @ 60Hz a contrast ratio of 600:1 and quite nice reaction times. have some more info here.

New Realtek drivers (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 05th of November 2004 12:32:01 PM

A3.65 AC97 Audio Codec drivers have been released by Realtek. Here's the link.

WoW Street Date (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 05th of November 2004 12:10:29 PM

Blizzard have announced November 24th as the official street date.
"IRVINE, Calif. - November 4, 2004 - Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that its eagerly awaited massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft® will be in stores in North America on November 23, 2004. World of Warcraft will launch simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand, and is planned for release in Korea, Europe, and other countries throughout Asia shortly following."
Here's the link.

SB Audigy 4 Pro press release (ParaKnowYa)
Friday 05th of November 2004 12:01:10 PM

Creative JP have put up a press release for their new Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro hardware yesterday. Here's the link (Japanese language).

  • Multi-Environment
  • Environment Panning
  • Environment Reflections
  • Environment Filtering
  • Environment Morphing
They've got some nice pictures of the hardware and software you get.

Benchmark section (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 02nd of November 2004 07:59:47 PM

It took quite a bit of time but we've officially linked to the new benchmark section. Kudos to Cheffy for his input and testing during the creation phase. ;)
We're playing around with a funny widget which displays the results Excel style but unfortunately there is a problem in combination with the Opera browser.
For more information about how to submit your results, how to view the top 10 and more please have a look at our new section. Feedback is appreciated a lot!

We're looking forward to seeing your benchmark results! ^^

OpenGL ES presentation from Siggraph Tokyo 2004 (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 02nd of November 2004 01:36:38 PM

Topic says it all, Khronos have released their OpenGL ES presentation from Siggraph Tokyo 2004. Here's the direct link to the ppt.

I liked this part, especially the last bit:
"First OpenGL ES hardware accelerated cell phones beginning to ship
- Cell phone market is currently running at 500M handsets a year
- Within 3 years there will be more OpenGL ES machines than Direct3D machines"

More MBX devices than Series x systems, yes?! ;)

Custom robot 912 (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 02nd of November 2004 10:20:32 AM

White Box Robotics are offering a robot construction kit which you might be interested in as it is PC based.

"White Box Robotics, LLC proudly introduces the 912, a high-end, yet reasonably priced PC-based mobile robotic platform."

Here's a little more about the 912 on

Found on

Creative Press Conference (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 02nd of November 2004 10:01:58 AM

Hardware Upgrade(.it) have a nice article up covering the recently held Creative Press Conference in Milan (if I understood correctly :). Here's the link (Googlated).

Found on

Kyro Reg file updated (ParaKnowYa)
Tuesday 02nd of November 2004 09:51:17 AM

Dee has added "The Moment of Silence Demo" reg settings to the Kyro Reg Updater profiles file. You can find the Updater files here. Note that once you have the Updater you only need the new profile settings file which can be downloaded here.

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