|R-Comp have updated their
commercial Acorn Quake to version 1.20. This makes things a bit
faster (but still much slower than on any recent PC, of course) - mainly,
though, by being based on a newer Quake engine it provides support for
more add-ons and modifications, as well as providing some bug fixes.
|Paradise's JoyPad software, which provides drivers for a wide
range of games input devices, has been updated. It now supports even more
joypads and allows them to emulate mouse and keyboard actions. Pop along
to Paradise's website to
find out more. (If you need to upgrade then contact them via their website)
|Chris Bazley has released a patch for Starfighter 3000, and Alex Macfarlane Smith has released a StrongARM patch for the patch! The patch is basically for
any machine newer than an A5000, increasing the draw distance and fixing some
of the problems that occur on later machines.
|PC users might like to know about a new rival to Archie's preeminance
as the best Archimedes emulator for Windows. Graeme Barnes has released
a new freeware emulator called RedSquirrel.
|Not directly related to gaming, but having read the Acorn-specific news
site The Icon Bar for the past couple of
months, I thought I'd recommend it as the best source of
up-to-date Acorn news and definitely worth bookmarking. Unlike Acorn User they provide relevant, unbiassed and comprehensive coverage, and without any of the lazy linking to other sites that plagues other general Acorn news sites. Succinct, knowledgeable and literate, they're also the only properly up-to-date site. But, of course, stick to Acorn Gaming for games news! :)
|If you're still having trouble with the Acorn User games CD then check out the official support site which now contains some essential patches
july 2000 news
(no news stories for August)
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