UT2K3

Well, it’s really pretty. But as expected, the 256M didn’t make up for the 600MhZ CPU. it plays, quite frankly, like ass. I can probably get *SOME* performance out of it by turning off services I don’t *REALLY* need, but I don’t think it’ll help.

It was almost play-able set to 640×[email protected]6-bit color with most of the effects turned off.

Almost playable. It was like trying to play Quake (yes, the original) on a *FAST* 56K connection.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to UT2K3

  1. detritus says:

    Ok, thanks to Penny Arcade I see that there is a demo out. I’m about to run it on my xp1800 with 512 mb ddr 2100 and a voodoo 5500, let’s see what happens!

  2. katzj says:

    Quake wasn’t bad to play over a 56k modem. Hell, I played it for a long time on a 33.6 modem without any problems. LPB were annoying, but could be dealt with much of the time ;-)

    Alas, I’m nowhere near as good as I used to be. Probably has something to do with going for a long time without playing. UT 2k3 is pretty cool, though. And aside from the crappy mouse on my test box, it seemed pretty playable too. Although I need to stay one night and see how the online play is. And then decide if it’s really worth getting a new desktop to play at home…

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