It’s been a while since I’ve played EVE, but one of the issues even since the beta was that certain systems were laggy. Jita springs to mind. To combat it as much as possible the EVE team have used some cool and interesting tech over the years, but earlier today they announced what might be the biggest change in their hardware (that I’ve noticed). Being a massive nerd it’s an interesting read, especially with further promises on more information.
I’ve been toying with getting a laptop recently, to supplement the one I have from work. I’d finally settled on getting a Macbook, and was planning on waiting until more was announced about the new, secret-ish, ultra portable product. However, something else has been playing my mind, and that’s the Logitech G25. It’s an affordable steering wheel, from Logitech with a half decent H-gate and sequential shifter, 3 pedals, a full 900 degree rotation wheel with 2 paddle shifters, all with hand sitched leather.
Those of you interested in Live For Speed, and fancy a blast from the old* days, or want to see what pre-S2 was like, might be interested in checking out this thread on the official forums. I’ve simply patched the executables to look at the new master address, ensuring the executable size remained the same and with a little bit of luck discovered that the master server is still serving requests from older clients to unlock.
Some of you may be aware that I “maintain” a how to guide for the Live For Speed community, briefly detailing how to run a dedicated server. Within this guide is a section on running it on a Linux based system, under Wine. As good as this guide is (obviously - as I wrote it :P), there are a few issues that I feel need to be addressed, predominately; * Most distro’s packages of Wine have X.