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Berlin Express Pics
There are more pics here.
Challenger 3D New Website
Coding Basics Section Updated
Pathways Into Darkness Info
support on Windows XP
"I've just upgraded from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Professional today (Fresh Installation, not an Upgrade) on same computer which uses Avance AC '97 Audio for Via Audio Controller on the mainboard. I discovered that Wolf3d now supports this, I can hear anything including music under WinXP DOS shell..
I played a TC called The Tower for testing, it started the music throught the speaker. I checked sound in the menu - it showed up - and it WORKS! with Windows XP without any problems. The Windows 2000 seem failed when I played Wolfenstein 3d.
Like I said about BIOS setup - To make sure Sound Blaster is enabled and configure the IRQ to 9 or 10, Address to 220 and DMA to 1 in BIOS setup, During Boot, the IRQ shows 5 instead of 9 on Mutlimedia line.
I hope that you all will find Windows XP could do this. (I've not tested it yet on Windows XP Home Edition yet, but it will work too if so). Any kind of Wolfenstein 3D including Add-on's and Total Conversion's will work with Windows XP. This Windows XP has emulated soundblaster built-in..
Thanks John, for the above info. And here's a reply to the above from Peter Johansson:
"Really like John's path finding, and such guys need more help.
The best is really, ftp://download.intel.com/design/, leads to Intel's knowhow /design doc site. It's the instructions followed by computer manufacturers / the core of PC development. And not extremely difficult.
Only one remark on "This Windows XP has emulated soundblaster built-in"
The soundblaster Technology is hardware implemented technology, Microsoft as under heavy sanctions by US courts are now not permitted to suppress any other technology.
Ms have essentially never invented or constructed any essential computer tech, just bias'd on the fast development of mass produced hardware / microelectronics in recent years."
"The project GenRTCW, with it's goal to bring back classic Wolf3D in Return to Castle Wolfenstein has made good progress. We found a way to stay legal without any copyright breakings of the classic game.
But we need more people in our team, we need urgently people who can help on coding on the RTCW Mod source, and we need people who can model 3d things. If you are the one, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org".
Here's a pic from the project. Click on it for a bigger pic.
Ingham Email Address Change
Countdown To Disaster Released
"Is there an experienced source code editor who knows how to add a Godmode Artefact, and a Transporter? (like in sod 2)".
If anyone can help with the above, please email Kyle at Wolf3dkyle@aol.com.
Of Memories Info
Act II Released
James' Wolf3D Galaxy Back Online
Into Darkness Info
"I (Edward) am starting an add-on called "Pathways Into Darkness". It has a lot of code changes:
The demo will be done in one to two weeks."
Thanks Edward for the above info. Brian.
House Nearly Done
It will include at least the following features:
These features may/may not be done:
Heaven And Hell/New Tutorials Section
"I'm the only active member of Chaos-Software right now and after five months of inactivity I've begun to work on our project again. The result is a public test version including the following features:
The maps don't really fit to the engine (they are the one's of Operation Zusammenkunft) but this packages' intention is just to show the world a small piece of what is possible ;)
I'd be very happy, if you could mention something about this on your news page and refer to our site: http://www.chaos-software.org.
There the test version is available for download :)
Thanks, greets and enjoy this test version ;D
Thanks Ripper for the above info - Brian.
Monthly Dome Award Announced
"Hello everyone - firstly, it will be sometime before my site is updated and fully running.
Secondly, the features for my next up and coming add-on called "Double Trouble" are:
Thirdly, I'm currently busy with the graphics and will be starting with the coding as soon as possible, here's how far I am with the graphics:
Fourthly, a friend of mine, that goes by the name of Chris Waugh has started his first add-on called the "German Invasion". Here's the basic storyline in it:
It's the 1940's and Churchill has been captured by the SS. Your mission as Jack Micheals is to destroy and wipe out the underground bunker of the Gestapo and get Churchill out of there before the Germans take over Britain."
Thanks Ryan for the above info. Ryan's site is the Wolfenstein Cabin.
Chemical Warfare Released
"It's going to have 13 levels, plus a boss level (featuring The General), and 2 *really* well-hidden secret levels. Its sort of like what 'Countdown To Disaster' was supposed to be, just a little less grandiose. All I did with the new EXE was allow for continuous level flow, 4 keys, and changed ceiling colors, music order and par times... nothing fancy.
One thing a little different here is that the levels are HUGE (almost all go for the full 64x64) ... helped out by the use of 2 more keys. Most of my previous levels were pretty compact, even on 'Schabbs 2000', so it's a slight change of pace. One of 'em took me over 10:00 to beat... and I was the one who made it! Other than that, it's just a regular 14-level add-on with its own EXE.
I'm finished with everything except one regular level, and the two secret levels; I should definitely be done by the end of April. I sent Chokster the levels for a little testing."
Thanks Gary for the above info, and good luck with the TC!!
WOLF-3D PAGE Now Online
"I am looking for an experienced source code editor. If you think you are up to it, please email me at email@example.com."
PG's Wolf 3D Site Closed
Wolf3D Texture Library
Steve hopes to add a range of tutorials and freely available pre made graphics to it over time so that it becomes a decent resource for those looking to move away from the original Wolf graphics (thereby helping to escape the attention of id software should people aspire to make a 'total conversion').
The Texture Library is located at MCS' and Steve's website http://www.areyep.com.
Dome Wallpaper Contest
1. Chad Allard - #3
2. James Ingham - #7
3. James Snee - #11
4. Chad Allard - #4
5. Kuki - #19
Chad receives a video of Hitler's Third Reich: Blitzkrieg over Poland and the Wolfenstein 3D Hintbook. James Ingham and James Snee receive runners-up prizes of the Wolfenstein 3D Hintbook. The wallpapers are not being shown here as it would increase downloading times significantly, but can be seen on our contests page. They may take some time to load.
Area 51 Pic
Now Or Never!! Released
"Here's an update on 'Projekt Vertilgung': There are only a few levels to go and graphics are basically complete. Just some touching up here and there to do. Sounds are a different matter. Right now all I really need is a glass breaking sound (that I don't have to edit because neither James or I have the ability or software to do it ourselves.)"
If anyone wants to help out, Zach's email is WolfenDude87@aol.com.
This set was updated Mar 29 11.00hrs (GMT), and now has 8 extra icons. (61 in total).
Ryan de Haast update
Soldier Of Destiny Pic
Gameboy Advance Wolf3D Preview
Christmas Of Arielus
Steinbruner New Website
If you want to contact Ariel about the game, his email is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs To Groups Update
Quake 1 Only Is Back
In Action Released
More From Sam
" Hey All!
I would like to tell you all that March 17th is my birthday! I will be 15 (Hell yes!). (Happy Birthday to me....). Well, I have been busy, and I will be for a couple more months, maybe until the end of the school year.
So please don't bug me AS much.
Two other clubs (Die Hard Wolfers/Quake 1 Only) are still 'migrating' and hopefully they will join Yahoo Groups soon.
Here's some info that Ariel (who made the game) asked to be posted:
"Here I write a few details you asked for:
Well, I think that's all the game's profile, but I must say something to the people who want to have and play my game: It's okay, it's all yours, I hope you like it, but if you take some of my graphics or even levels, please write down a note in your game just saying who they belong to, just letting other people know that you've taken those graphics or levels from Spear Of Destiny "Arielus".
If you want to contact Ariel about the game, his email is at email@example.com.
You can download the game here.
Click on the image for a larger size pic.
Project: Weltuntergang Released
Wallpaper Contest Closed
2002 Dome Award
Wolfenstein 3D Galaxy Back Online
"I read the Wolf3d on WinXP about running the Wolf3d on Windows 9X including ME, let me talk about "Windows 2000/XP Unknown", I've been playing both Wolfenstein 3D and TC's on Windows 2000 without any problem for four months and I'm still playing. But It would not work with sound nor music under windows - if it will work depends specific of sound card what you have. My sound card brand is Avance AC '97 Audio for Via Audio Controller on mainboard and it doesn't support this by Wolf3d. I tried on windows 9(all) includes DOS 6.22, and it doesn't work either. I wish Id Software would update this game to work on all sound cards including new ones. WOLFENSTEIN 3D is number ONE in First Person Shooter Games than all of other games. I been playing Wolfenstein 3D since 1995.
My Other computer has a Sound Blaster Card installed and works with sound and music while playing. Not on new mainboard w/audio controller as above.
Here is Peter's reply...
"RE wolf3d sound compatibility.
The program is written for the most advanced synthesizer technology out there, the Creative soundblaster.
This or an emulated soundblaster will work.
Don't think anyone is ready to rewrite the code for simpler synthesizer technology, and the remedy is simply... to avoid, as Intel named them "Baby ATX" motherboards, with very few system expansion slots and built in soundcards.
To be careful when buying laptops.
Go for at the least, a medium ATX boards (Mid Towers) with at least six expansion / PCI slots so you can put in, a preferrably, real Soundblaster and some other goodies'n stuff, a raid hdd card is highly recommended as one other instance.
There is no problem to use several different soundcards if so.
The experience of running the Roland GM/GS (included in Creative SB PCI and up) at the Blaster synthesizer is close to irreplacable.
And, don't waste too much money on the "OS", Win32/NT labels.
Thanks Peter for the above info. And now a reply from John Burnett...
"Thanks to Peter, I suspected that Sound Blaster is there when I check it in BIOS setup. You called "baby ATX mainboard", I know it means, that one I called "Micro ATX mainboard" To make sure Sound Blaster is enbled and configure the IRQ to 9 or 10, Address to 220 and DMA to 1 in BIOS setup, During Boot, the IRQ shows 5 instead of 9 on Mutlimedia line. I'm Laptop Hater for long time. Because it somehow has limited hardware on those laptop. I work on Computer Place in Kansas. recommand that you to get away any MATX (BATX} with Audio builtin and Grab Real Sound Card like Creative which it has real SB. I knew it was weird on one of those mainboard that had a few expansion slots, But more new ATX mainboards like P4 and Athlon XP now have Audio built-in around everywhere I noticed, This might have 5 or 6 PCI slots, AGP port and Audio controller built-in. It can disable by configure them in BIOS setup and add Sound card to work this wolfenstein 3d depends what kind of brand on sound card has like Peter said.
Wolfenstein 3d favorite".
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