- February 2001 News:
- New Server.
- As of Sunday evening I have moved into a
new web server. The new server should be much faster than the
old one. Since this is a new server there may be some "issues"
initially. If you experience any errors, performance issues,
or downtime please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mac-gamer.com domain will be transferred to this new server
soon. In the mean time the mac-gamer.com domain is tied to my
old server which is set to forward to this server. So feel free
to keep using the mac-gamer.com domain to access this site. Thanks!
- Note: I am aware that the contact forms do
not work. This applies to both the contact link on the left and
the sign up and contact forms on the clan site. In the mean time
any e-mails can be directed to email@example.com.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
- GeForce 3 confirmed.
- Today at CompUSA, my place of employment,
I discovered a new SKU in our computers that can be nothing other
than a GeForce 3 card. This new SKU, #282126, is the Hercules
Prophet III. This new graphics card weighs in at a hefty $599
retail! Ouch! The Hercules Prophet III is listed as an I01 item
meaning that it is a brand new item that is not in stock as of
yet (and cannot be special ordered, ahem!). As of yet there are
none of these cards on order for my store and there is no ETA
that I could find. However, new item SKUs don't just appear in
our computers unless there is an upcoming product to back them
- Great... a GeForce 3. So how does this affect
us Mac users? Well, as I'm sure you all know nVidia recently
entered the Mac market as an OEM graphics card supplier for Apple's
new G4 Tower line. Also worthy of note is the fact that nVidia
has committed to Mac compatible hardware for their future products.
So all that's left is software support... something which can't
be confirmed at this point. Here's to hoping! :)
- Total Annihilation on GameRanger.
- GameRanger now supports Total Annihilation.
Here's the official announcement:
- Perth, Western Australia -- February 9, 2001
-- Scott Kevill today announced the addition of a new game title
to GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service.
In addition to the 62 previous titles, gamers can now play Total
- A real-time strategy game of epic proportions,
Total Annihilation brings true 3D to the world of Macintosh strategy.
Choose to battle as the Arm or the Core, building kBots, tanks,
ships, and aircraft to accomplish your goals. With dozens of
unique units for each side, challenging missions and lightning-quick
skirmishes, and thrilling multiplayer action over the internet
with GameRanger, Total Annihilation will keep you addicted for
days upon days.
- 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 40,000 members and
support for over 60 popular game titles.
- The GameRanger client is a free download
off the internet.
- GeForce 2 cards go discontinued?
- Today I noticed that SKU numbers 275825 and
278801 in our computer system at CompUSA went discontinued. The
first SKU is the Creative Labs GF2 32MB GTS. The second SKU is
the Creative Labs GF2 64MB Ultra. I thought this was an interesting
- Granted, this doesn't confirm anything one
way or the other. I thought all of you might be interested in
this given that nVidia is now committed to the Mac platform with
their future products. A discontinued GeForce 2 could mean that
nVidia has a new chipset ready to come off the manufacturing
line soon. Of course, it could also mean that Creative Labs is
simply discontinuing their particular line of GeForce 2 cards
for their own reasons. Only time will tell. In the mean time
I'm hoping for a Mac compatible NV20!