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Signed On Oct 30, 1999, 19:41
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News Comments > Call Of Cthulhu Diary
3. Re: New Trailer Mar 20, 2002, 12:03  Frans 
 
I believe this part in the diary pertains to the delivery of the trailer to publisher Fishtank Interactive. When it'll be released is up to them.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: down time? Mar 16, 2002, 19:31  Frans 
 
It wasn't just you, unfortunately Apache died at 13:44 EST, and I was out all afternoon so I didn't get to restart it until 18:29. Sorry about the outage.

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News Comments > Opposing Force Dedicated Server
8. Re: bold Mar 15, 2002, 00:37  Frans 
 
The question is, was mine or indiv's post that clued Blue to fix it? Probably neither.
Precisely, because Blue wasn't even around to cause that little mishap, or fix it.

Normally I check the frontpage a minute or two after posting a new story, but I was distracted for a while longer, that's why it attracted so much attention. Apparently.

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News Comments > Still More Gold: Carnivores: Cityscape
6. Re: Woot. Mar 15, 2002, 00:28  Frans 
 
Any official website or screenshots for that carnivores game?
Sunstorm mentioned there's no official site for it, but some screenshots were recently posted at various sites, check our news archive.

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News Comments > Castle Wolfenstein Patch Tomorrow
9. Re: Where's the damn patch already! Mar 14, 2002, 20:47  Frans 
 
A few minutes ago, Activision sent a note that the patch won't be out tonight, and is now expected tomorrow. Sorry folks.

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News Comments > Tech Bits
13. Re: haha Mar 9, 2002, 14:40  Frans 
 
anon@213.64, please stop spamming our board or trying to breaks things with obscenely long lines. Thanks.

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News Comments > Wednesday Screenshots
5. Re: IM really confused. Mar 7, 2002, 08:36  Frans 
 
I mislabeled the day because:
a) It was already Thursday in the Netherlands.
b) My cable modem was down all evening and working over my old 28k8 modem threw me off.
c) I just didn't think.
d) All of the above.



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News Comments > Dragon Throne Demo
6. Re: No subject Mar 2, 2002, 11:20  Frans 
 
No link to the developer?
I'm not aware of a developer site, here is the publisher's product page:
http://www.strategyfirst.com/games/GameInfo.asp?sLanguageCode=EN&iGameID=29&sSection=Overview

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News Comments > Friday Screenshots
2. Re: HoveRace Mar 2, 2002, 11:17  Frans 
 
Oops, fixed. Thanks.

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News Comments > Global Operations Movie
1. Mirror Mar 1, 2002, 19:39  Frans 
 
Because there is probably some minor level of interest.
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/globaloperations/

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News Comments > Global Operations Movie
4. Re: No subject Feb 28, 2002, 22:14  Frans 
 
FYI, they're all mirrored on <shameless plug> 3D Gamers.
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/globaloperations/

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: .plan files Feb 28, 2002, 00:19  Frans 
 
Define "crazy .plan updates"? The tracker is generally well-behaved given sufficient disk space, but it will produce an occasional fluke update if the pertaining person eg. cleans out his .plan (that's still an update to the tracker but there's nothing new to read), or if the company's finger server has a hiccup (which I initially assumed was the case today, as I couldn't manually finger one or two servers). It doesn't happen frequently in my experience though, most updates can be explained from the changes a tracked person makes (even though they aren't always obvious when you can just see the new 'version' of the .plan).

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: .plan files Feb 27, 2002, 17:49  Frans 
 
looks like id and ritual are having problems now too
Well, those actually made a little lightbulb go off over my head and quickly lead to the cause and solution of this problem: the disk on which the tracker runs was full All cleaned up now, sorry about the mess.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: .plan files Feb 27, 2002, 15:45  Frans 
 
It seems the finger servers of Raven, Monolith and (occasionally) 3D Realms are having difficulties, emitting partial updates or timing out on the finger requests. So the tracker thinks there's a difference with the previous copy it keeps, and logs an update. Many of them.

Not much we can do about it, those servers just have to start behaving again.

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News Comments > Jurassic Park: Project Genesis
7. Re: Hmm Feb 25, 2002, 14:59  Frans 
 
Unless otherwise specified, the context of our stories is games, not the works those games are possibly based on.

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News Comments > Breed Movie
3. Re: No subject Feb 25, 2002, 11:37  Frans 
 
By popular demand. Note, the Aussie mirror will be synced in half an hour.

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News Comments > Wednesday Screenshots
2. Re: Mafia Feb 20, 2002, 23:46  Frans 
 
<cough> What Mafia shots?

You're right, a number of them looked unfamiliar, but that's probably because they're pretty old and I should have double-checked against the English official site.

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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: Sierra Feb 20, 2002, 16:55  Frans 
 
Vivendi Universal is the (French) parent company of Sierra.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: This is the popup link Feb 17, 2002, 23:59  Frans 
 
That's actually the pop-up of MGON (and possibly other sites). Did you per chance visit an MGON link?

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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Panzer Elite Feb 16, 2002, 20:39  Frans 
 
Oops, you're right, fixed now. Thanks

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