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06-09-01
-New web host.
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06-09-01
 
New web host.
I just changed web hosts again. If I am satisfied with them I will redirect my domain. Until then we are running from an IP.
 
Live chat!
My new web host has a built-in feature for live chat. Both Mac IE and NS have performance issues with this chat feature. Opera and most PC browsers perform much better.
 
Last night we had 10 people chatting. We organized a UT game that was pretty fun. I think this chat feature will work out well. :)
Chat
 
06-01-01
 
Tales of the Sword Coast on GameRanger.
I just received this announcement from Scott Kevill, creator of GameRanger, an online multiplayer gaming client for Mac: Press Release
 
On the same note, GameRanger is obviously back up. As I understand it My Kevill was having DNS issues with a new server or something. All is well now. :)
GameRanger
 
05-19-01
 
GameRanger down?
Their web site has been down the last couple days and the GameRanger client application times out when trying to connect. No official word on any of this yet (at least, none that I have heard).
GameRanger (down as of this post)
 
05-12-01
 
Tribes 2 for OS X petition.
A thread was posted in the forums about a petition to bring Tribes 2 to OS X. Go sign it now! :)
Tribes 2 for OS X petition
Petition thread
 
04-24-01
 
Star Conquest on GameRanger.
I just received the following announcement from Scott Kevill, creator of GameRanger, an online multiplayer gaming client for Mac:
 
Perth, Western Australia -- April 24, 2001 -- Scott Kevill today announced the addition of a new game title to GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service. In addition to the 66 previous titles, gamers can now play Star Conquest.
 
Star Conquest is a turn-based strategic wargame played as a single player, multi-player or network game. Up to ten players can play in a game, accompanied by up to ten computer controlled players. Your objective is to guide your species in its expansion to all corners of the known Universe.
 
You start with two or more populated Planets and a small number of Star Ships. Using these Star Ships you have to explore and colonise other Star Systems. Soon you will encounter other species. Will you choose to conquer all, or perhaps fight as part of an alliance? Each year you can decide what strategy to follow, moving Star Ships or Fleets to attack or defend, colonising Planets and exploring Star Systems. Once every player has issued his or her commands, the year ends and the results are calculated. The game continues until all players are eliminated and only a single player or alliance remains.
 
GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service, was first introduced for public beta testing in July 1999 with support for 11 game titles, and had already received many rave reviews, including an award of "Best Internet Gaming Achievement" by Macworld Magazine in their 1999 Hall of Fame. GameRanger now has over 48,000 members and support for over 60 popular game titles.
 
The GameRanger client is a free download off the internet.
GameRanger
 
04-17-01
 
XtremMac revises specs.
I just stopped by xtrem.com to check the latest on the XtremMac, an overclocked, super-cooled Macintosh that uses Apple's native hardware and Xtrem's cooling technology to create a faster Mac. The specs on their site have been revised since the XtremMac's initial announcement:
 
-1 or 2 1066MHz G4 processors (PPC7450)
-133MHz bus.
-GeForce 3 with AGP 4x graphics.
-320MBps SCSI RAID.
-15000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI.
-Active Cooling System.
-Super Silent Drive.
-Stunning Aluminum Casing.
 
On their site they mention they are now using hardware from Apple's latest revision to the G4 line. The XtremMac is still under development so there is no official price or release date as of yet.
Xtrem
 
04-05-01
 
Monopoly Casino on GameRanger.
I just received the following announcement from Scott Kevill, creator of GameRanger, an online multiplayer gaming client for Mac:
 
Perth, Western Australia -- April 5, 2001 -- Scott Kevill today announced the addition of a new game title to GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service. In addition to the 65 previous titles, gamers can now play Monopoly Casino.
 
In Monopoly Casino, get ready for a totally unique gaming experience offering all the thrills and excitement of 'Vegas combined with the classic fun of Monopoly. Win big in a fantastic 3-D world featuring all the Monopoly icons you grew up with and all your favorite casino games, including the hottest Monopoly slots available in 'Vegas today!
 
From poker and roulette to blackjack and slots, it's casino fun for everyone. Play all the most popular casino games in a 3D Monopoly casino. Choose a favorite token, pick a game on a deed card, and try your luck on over 40 Monopoly themed games with over 200 variations.
 
GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service, was first introduced for public beta testing in July 1999 with support for 11 game titles, and had already received many rave reviews, including an award of "Best Internet Gaming Achievement" by Macworld Magazine in their 1999 Hall of Fame. GameRanger now has over 46,000 members and support for over 60 popular game titles.
 
The GameRanger client is a free download off the internet.
GameRanger

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