March 2001

   Friday, March 30, 2001

Patch 3 of Day 1 of Tribes2...  20:44 PST | [AK]Zorro
Word at is that we are to expect another patch this evening...

The patch will address two major issues:

1) The -2902 problem

2) Load-balancing issues

When this patch is ready (probably quite late tonight), the "invalid CD Key" issue will go away and the community sections and Auth Servers will behave.

Once again, I sincerely apologize for the hassles you all have been through today trying to play what is truly a good game.

We'll keep hammering down issues until they're all gone. But we'll start with these two issues and move on from there.
Good...perhaps I'll be able to play the game now...grrr...

New Dark Age of Camelot Screens  16:00 PST | [AK]Palooka
The Dark Age of Camelot site has been updated with two new screenshots of a Norseman and a Troll from the Midgard realm, which will be opened when Beta 3 testing begins. Feast your eyes on these:


It's Alive!  15:51 PST | [AK]Zorro
The August Knights Tribes server has once again opened its doors for business. The server went officially live at 3:50PM PST. Feel free to come and partake of some good, old-fashioned Tribes luvin' this evening. Feedback on performance is appreciated.

Tribes 2 First Impressions  15:45 PST | [AK]Palooka
I just started a thread in the August Knights Tribes 2 Forum for anyone and everyone to post their first impressions of Tribes 2, one of the most anticipated games in history. Does it far surpass your expectations or crush your hopes? Tell us here!

T2 is MINE!  11:28 PST | [AK]Palooka
Thankfully, Software Etc. pulled through for me today, and I hold T2 in my hot little hands. Alas, I must wait until I get home tonight to get my first taste of perfection.

First known Tribes 2 Review  9:00 PST | [AK]Palooka has posted the first Tribes 2 review that I have seen. Here's an excerpt:
Thankfully, veteran Tribes players will feel right at home with the sequel. In terms of gameplay, very little has changed. All your old favorite modes of gameplay (such as the ever popular Capture the Flag) have been transported from the original flawlessly. Also, all of your old weapons are back for another spin; though they have a few graphical updates, all the classics remain virtually the same in functionality.
It's good to hear that they basically kept the game mechanics as-is. If it ain't broken, don't fix it! Check out the rest of the review here.

Waiting is the Hardest Part  1:51 PST | [AK]Palooka
For all of you who aren't already in enough pain waiting for T2, check out the nifty Bink movie that I found at Tribalwar.

Tribes 2 Linux Server Patch Released  1:34 PST | [AK]Palooka
Loki Games has just released a patch for the Linux dedicated server software. It looks like Zorro has some work to do before the AK T2 server goes up today.

   Thursday, March 29, 2001

New Tribes 2 Shots to Drool Over  20:19 PST | [AK]Palooka
Some lucky guy who already has T2 posted these images in the official forums. Mmmm . . . yummy.

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Sierra Announces Half-Life: Blue Shift  19:38 PST | [AK]Palooka
Sierra Studios announced today the release of their newest product in the Half-Life series, Blue Shift. This time around, you play a security guard rather than Gordan Freeman or a soldier. Here's a blurb from the press release:
In development by Gearbox Software, creators of the critically acclaimed Half-Life(r): Opposing Force(tm), Blueshift also contains the Half-Life HD Pack, which automatically upgrades the weapons and characters of all the games in the Half-Life saga with new high definition content.
The graphical improvements may make the game worth the price of admission.

Black & White Review  15:38 PST | [AK]Palooka has posted a very positive review of Black & White. Here's an excerpt from the review:
Black & White is one of the most compelling, beautiful and impressive pieces of code we have played in a long, long time. It is also insanely addictive. It combines the city-building of Sim City with the animal-raising of Tamagotchi, yet it takes those two passive activities and throws in some good old-fashioned Godzilla vs. Mothra monster fighting. Finally, someone has allowed us to raise our own enormous, ass-kicking, crap-throwing, carnivorous chimp!
Sounds good to me!

Neverwinter Nights Preview  15:17 PST | [AK]Palooka
There's a new preview of Neverwinter Nights, an RPG currently in development by BioWare, at GameSpot. Some of the new screenshots are truly impressive.

Do You Have Your Tribes 2?  11:47 PST | [AK]Palooka
Here's the news from the official site:

The first copies of Tribes 2 will arrive in select North American retail locations beginning today. The game will be available in the UK and in other parts of the world beginning April 1st. Please contact your local software retailer for availability.

Tribes 2 Patch Released  11:22 PST | [AK]Palooka
There is already a patch for Tribes 2 available, even before most people have the game. You can get it here.

Chat Meeting Scheduled  2:54 PST | [AK]Palooka
I have scheduled a chat meeting for Sunday, April 8 at 8 PM PDT. We will likely be discussing Tribes 2 and August Knights involvement in T2 competition.

Imminent Camelot Beta 3 Registration  2:48 PST | [AK]Palooka
The Dark Age of Camelot Beta 3 sign-ups will commence on Monday, April 2 at 9 AM PDT. You can submit your application here. For information on this EverQuest killer, check out the preview at Gamespot. Goes Live!  2:47 PST | [AK]Palooka
That's right folks, the August Knights finally have a home again! If you have any comments or suggestions, particularly for the incomplete games and reviews sections, please email me.