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 News for August 19th, 2004

The FreeFalcon team have just released a new hotfix for FF3 called the Hotfix version 1in2. It includes several updates, and can be installed directly over your existing FF3 install.

For more details and information about downloading the patch, visit the FreeFalcon forum here.

ViperMan.


Today we have some exciting news about development work that has been going on to incorporate a higher resolution terrain mesh into Falcon 4. This time the work is being done by Bluey and Zaggy. Previous work by other groups ground to a halt due to problems with keeping airbases levelled, but Zaggy and Bluey seem to have found a workaround.

"Bluey and I have been upto no-good with the terrain again. Ive been off coding what has amounted to 65-70 A4 pages of interpolation code, that re-renders the Korea theater (and has been carefully sculptured to avoid screwing up stuff like airbases, and the most part of lakes and rivers, etc). While at the same time, Bluey here has been upto integrating, packaging and building distro's with the new 250m DEM that my little coding effort has created."



More screenshots of the high resolution terrain mesh can be found at our screenshot page.

ViperMan.

 News for August 13th, 2004

Snake122 has very kindly sent me an article he has been working on. It's a fantastic read about using a second PC as server to increase FPS. He has clearly spent a lot of time running experiments.

ViperMan.


  • Guest: An article discussing the pros and cons of running a campaign server on a second PC.
  •  News for August 9th, 2004
    Inspired by Mac 4.0's post in our forum, I have produced a new article on how to improve performance in Falcon4.

    ViperMan.

  • Poll: What is your Internet download speed (Kbit/s)?

  • Column: Improving Performance in Falcon4
  •  News for August 6th, 2004
    The MB339 Development Team released an upgrade for their excellent 3D-model with skin. There are now 2 versions, one for the BMS exe and one for the SP exe. The package contains an easy to use installer.


    One of the nice things that is in the readme is: “A full 2D/3D cockpit is in the works, hang on =)”

    RazorBlade.

  • Skins: MB-339 3D-model & skins for UAE, RNZAF, Argentina and Frecce Tricolori. This is the BMS version. There is also a SP4 version available.

  • Skins: MB-339 3D-model & skins for UAE, RNZAF, Argentina and Frecce Tricolori. This is the SP4 version. There is also a BMS version available.
  •  News for August 1st, 2004
    Blueprint has released a small program named the 'L2 Elevator'. The application adds more elevation to the Korean theatre, making it appear hillier.

    For screenshots of the results, go here. The program can be downloaded from Blueprint's website here.

    ViperMan.

     News for July 30th, 2004
    Slightly off topic, but relevent for those who like to keep their software/drivers up to date. Microsoft have released DirectX version 9.0c. For more details visit the Microsoft website here.

    ViperMan.

     News for July 29th, 2004
    For a webmaster it is always hard to predict how many visitors you will get during the month and how much bandwidth they are going to consume. At the end of the month you know however how much is left and if you can afford it to upload large popular files.

    We are nearing the end of the month, and we have some bandthwidth left. This bandwidth is already paid for so why should we not use it. Therefore I uploaded the video clips from Smaug again, which have a total size of over 400 MB. You can find these clips at our “Movie” page.

    I plan to provide you more often with these kinds of large video clips at the end of the month if bandwidth is still available.

    RazorBlade.

  • Movie: Part 1 of a high quality Falcon 4.0 movie from Smaug about a strike on Koksan airbase.

  • Movie: Part 2 of a high quality Falcon 4.0 movie from Smaug about a strike on Koksan airbase.

  • Movie: Part 3 of a high quality Falcon 4.0 movie from Smaug about a strike on Koksan airbase.
  •  News for July 28th, 2004
    Today we have a nice quick review from Pin Head about the latest Free Falcon 3 patch. He seems very optimistic and that can be considered as a well deserved compliment to the FreeFalcon team and the BMS team.

    RazorBlade.

  • Guest: In this review you will get a quick indication of all the strong and weak points of the FF3 patch.




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