For everyone who is bitching about those of us who bitch about the corporate influence at work here, I finally found out what the deal with creative labs getting to say that Doom3 is somehow better with them. Quoth the Carmack (from PlanetDOOM)
"The patent situation well and truly sucks.
We were prepared to use a two-pass algorithm that gave equivalent results at a speed hit, but we negotiated the deal with Creative so that we were able to use the zfail method without having to actually pay any cash. It was tempting to take a stand and say that our products were never going to use any advanced Creative/3dlabs products because of their position on patenting gaming software algorithms, but that would only have hurt the users.
So there, CL are a bunch of corp whores, and MS is the worst of all, and you know that Activision probably helped MS fuck over id on this OS thing. I'm now wondering what happened with Thief 3, did they get blackmailed too?
You cannot be a true gamer and not get pissed off when JOHN FUCKING CARMACK is forced to kowtow to a company that hasn't released a hot product in over 5 years.
P.S. I'm not finding a University in Florida that has this $5 deal for WinXP (I did find it at one in Texas, so it must exist). I'm willing to proposition college kids to help me commit fraud, I just need to find the right college.