Submitted by: Rayn @ 04:24 AM | Monday, May 8, 2000 | (url: )
I haven't gotten any new Soapbox stuff in a while, I know you guys have stuff to rant about - so lets hear it. For now you can e-mail submissions to me (email@example.com) until the Soapbox is taken over by figgs in the near future.
Submitted by: Rayn @ 04:08 AM | Monday, May 8, 2000 | (url: )
Featured match coverage of the clash for the number two spot on the OGL ladder has been posted. =S3= and the Doctors played in two very close maps, including one of the first times Acrophobia has been selected in top 20 competition. Props to both teams for some good games and our thanks for letting us cover them. Demos have also been submitted of Rollercoaster from =S3= BlueNose and Dr. BurnYaBad, so you can see the interesting battle between capper and HoF.
The Insider: http://www.tribalwar.com/insider
Demo Archives: http://www.tribalwar.com/demos/
Submitted by: figgs @ 06:37 PM | Sunday, May 7, 2000 | (url: )
WSBN is broadcasting two matches tonight; KBD vs TF for rung # 3, and S3 vs Doctors for rung # 2. Tune to WSBN at 10 tonight. For more info, visit their website at www.wsbn.org or join #wsbn.
Submitted by: figgs @ 04:38 PM | Sunday, May 7, 2000 | (url: )
I received this e-mail earlier from Mappers Extreme about their 2 new map packs. It reads:
I wanted to drop you guys a line that Mappers Extreme have released two new map packs and will have another available for download by wednesday. The two released now are the "Shooters Pack" and the "Minesweeper Pack". The one available by wednesday is called the "Inversion Pack". All are excellent packs and "Minesweeper" and "Inversion" are made up of never before seen maps. Come by our New Files page or Packs and Tutorials page to pick them up.
Check out their site here
Submitted by: figgs @ 12:03 PM | Sunday, May 7, 2000 | (url: )
As promised, Crunchy has relased new versions of Objective HUD and TeamScore HUD. The new versions address bug fixes, more features, and a nice new design. Check them out at Crunchy's site: http://www.planetstarsiege.com/crunchy.
Also, BigBunny has released a new version of BBFavs, as well as a new 1.11-compliant Glamour Pack from Boots. Head on over to his site to pick them up: http://www.planetstarsiege.com/bigbunny.
Also, Ego has written an add-on pack to BBFavs, which you can check out here.
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 05:41 PM | Saturday, May 6, 2000 | (url: )
Heres what Kahlua sent me today:
DuelMOD has been upgraded to version 1.1!
DuelMOD now has 3 more maps to choose from (excellent maps made by
The ELF gun is now back in the game... ELF away!
Finally, a few bugs that were not previously address have now been
fixed. If there are anymore bugs, please let me know.
--> include link to my site, http://www.tribalwar.com/kahlua
Alright, heres your link
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 05:37 PM | Saturday, May 6, 2000 | (url: )
Doppleganger does. I think this is just about every screenshot for Tribes 2 ever released (although i didnt notice the two we had awhile back on there..hmm..) and it is definately a great place to check out what you've missed if you didnt catch all the screenshots that have been floating around the past month and a half or so.
You can check them out here.
Submitted by: Calliope @ 03:17 PM | Saturday, May 6, 2000 | (url: )
Cheater just sent word of the sequel to the immensely successful UVALAN conference held earlier this year. Highlights should include new sponsors and additional prizes. Cheater is working to make this the best LAN party to date. Here's the deal:
"UVALAN2 will be bigger and better than ever before. We're going to use a ballroom at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville Virginia. Nice place with indoor and outdoor swimming pool. It's an excellent conference center.
Looks like the last WE in July. We're gonna start on that thursday getting ppl in and registered and playing early afternoon and go all the way to Sunday. That means 4 days of nearly continous play.
new_skul is working hard at getting sponsors together. HEAR THAT DYNAMIX? We want to have a lot or prizes and giveaways this time so hopefully there will be something for everyone. Probably no raffles this time unless some poor bolivian child knocks on my door. We're trying to put together some space for booths so the reps can come and do some demos with all the new toys they release after E3. This could actually happen.
3Com has become a huge sponsor by supplying me with hubs, switches,
transcievers and even some extra NIC's I have enough to put together 120 connections. We will have more available if we need them.
Our old friends at Logitec are ready with the banners and goodies. I think we had at least 30 or more prizes from them at UVALAN1. None of it was cheap stuff either.
We're currently talking real seriously with 3Dfx and some other ppl too so I'll keep everybody posted.
Whatever happens I want this to be the best Tribes LAN party ever, because it will surely be the last. We'll all be moving on with Tribes2 and there will be Tribes2 parties. I could be wrong but, I think that Tribes2 will be out before we can put together another one of these.
I met Friday with FugaZni and Spiff so we should have the web site coming together this WE and available next week. Be sure to check it out and click thru any banners you see to the sponsor's sites. We will do everything possible to make this event as affordable as possible and as always a hell of a good time for all.
I hope to meet all of you there. Beg, borrow, hitchhike, mow grass, take a loss on an investment, or steal. Just find a way to do this. You will not be disappointed.
Any problems at all getting here in July just let me know by ICQ or e-mail and I'll work with you to get you here.
Check out the page for updates until their website becomes available (hopefully here
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 09:06 PM | Friday, May 5, 2000 | (url: )
Gamecenter has a new preview of Tribes 2 up, with some new info/screenshots. Its a pretty good read, and you can check it out here.
In the waning days of 1998, Sierra released two well-received titles. The first was the vaunted Half-Life, which injected much-needed story and style into the turgid first-person shooter genre, and the other was Starsiege: Tribes. A bold experiment, Tribes proved not only that there was a market for a multiplayer-only game, but that there was a market for a team-based multiplayer-only game. In the process, Tribes turned action gaming on its ear.
Although we're going to have to wait a long, long time for Half-Life II, the release date for Tribes 2 is actually drawing near; the game will be released later this summer. There's a lot riding on Tribes 2--it's the only major title under development by Sierra's Dynamix division, which was pared down last year in a corporate restructuring, and it could also be the definitive step toward establishing Tribes as a bona fide franchise. Ironically, after years and years of effort to establish the Earthsiege/Starsiege line of mech simulations, it took a shooter such as Tribes to really get the series on the gaming map.
Go check it out. Its got some of the coolest screenshots to date, showing off some fighting, new vehicles, and new HUDs that all look spectacular. Very Cool!
Submitted by: Fubar @ 02:52 PM | Friday, May 5, 2000 | (url: )
GA-Source.com has a preview of Tribes 2 up. There is not much new information except the confirmation that there will be a demo released well before the game ships. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out here
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 02:15 PM | Friday, May 5, 2000 | (url: )
Well, not really. Sorry to ruin your day.
Anyways, by now im sure you all have heard about this I LOVE YOU virus that has been going around. Apparently now according to this article some people are changing the title to things like Joke, etc. While this may make it harder to tell if your email has this virus, there is one fairly decent way to protect yourself, if you get a lot of email attachments. First of all, if you get an attachment that is a text file, i wouldnt open it. Period. But,..If you want to be sure before you do open anything up, make sure to uncheck the 'Hide file extensions of known file types' option in your View for windows explorer. This will cause all files to be named 'file.txt' instead of just file - text file. What that means is if someone names a file file.txt.vbs, windows will think its a text file, while its really a VB script. Be carefull!
Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:20 AM | Friday, May 5, 2000 | (url: )
Just a quick note to let you know that the comments and demo counts on the tactical demo section that were not working are now fully functional. Comment and download counts are automatically updated every thirty minutes. Indulge and enjoy!
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 10:08 PM | Thursday, May 4, 2000 | (url: )
Little known Tribes Arena team FAS has taken the #1 spot on the OGL Arena ladder, defeating the previous holders, the Fairy Princesses of Nala Nala (a name that weird has to be real..heh).
FAS will be hosted with Tribal War soon, and you can check out their page at http://www.tribalwar.com/fas
Submitted by: Imposter @ 09:43 PM | Thursday, May 4, 2000 | (url: )
Shadow sent this in:
The Guardians of Dahak, +GoD+, are happy to announce a much improved - but continually growing - website. Along with our revised site, we are bringing back our Tribes 2 Giveaway contest.
Five luck winners wil be chosen Halloween 2000 to receive a free copy of Tribes 2. Our site will also be soon featuring the most extensive databse of Tribes 2 related information anywhere and we currently have well over 95 screenshots from the games plus three upcoming videos.
Take a moment and check us out at http://www.god-clan.com and enter today...
Good Luck to all!
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 03:34 PM | Thursday, May 4, 2000 | (url: )
One of the very dedicated fans of Screaming Fist has set up a website to house user-created maps and demos. It definately shows some promise and i think you should check it out. You can get to it at http://sfist.cjb.net/ !
And yes, i'm slightly biased, but its still a cool site, and i think the first tribes-mod fan site. So go check that out
You can also check out the official Screaming Fist website, for more information.