Hot Off The Presses! Alienware SLI, FarCry Patch v1.3, Leaked Detonators & More

Good evening HotHardware Fans!  We've got some interesting news for you tonight, hot off the presses...


Alienware to offcer NVIDIA SLI Configurations...

Area-51 ALX with SLI

Alienware ALX Full-Tower Chassis
Alienware X2 and NVIDIA SLI Technology
Cutting Edge Performance-Enhanced Hardware
Personalized Pre- and Post-Sales Support
Alienware ALX Game Support Portal
Award Winning AlienCare Service Program

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Alienware SLI Information
Alienware SLI Configurations


 FarCry Patch v1.3 with SM 2.x & 3.0 Support Released:

That's right! The long awaited Far Cry patch 1.3 is out along with the linux dedicated server.

·_Fixed a crash with the ForkLift when loading some levels.
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_Fixed a bug that prevented levels from loading after saving in a previous level.
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_Returned surround 5.1 sound option to the menu.
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_Fixed a mounted weapon traverse problem.
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_Fixed problems related to shaders1.pak and scripts1.pak not being removed on installation of the patch.
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_Fixed a delay relating to tagging enemies in binocular mode.
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_Normal Map Compression.
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_SM 3.0 and SM 2.0x are now enabled by default when graphics settings are set to 'Very High'.
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_Improved tangent-space calculation to improve bumpmap quality.
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_Improved syncronization in multiplayer.
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_Fixed bug in leaning with different player classes.
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_Fixed an invisible wall exploit in mp_freighter.

 NVIDIA Forceware v70.41 Drivers Leaked:

"A brand new NVIDIA Forceware 70.41 beta is now available for download online. This one comes from a test at OSNN and features new improvements and other enhanced things. "We unveiled the driver five days ago and after some initial testing determined that they contained so much debug code and were testing a few new features that they weren't going to be better than the current 66.81 release." This is being released to tide you over until a release that may or may not currently be under WHQL testing. It works on Win2000 and XP and as always be carefull with Beta drivers!"

 Crucial Ballistix PC3200 DDR Memory Review @ Tweak3D:

"Be it your neighbor, friend, or just someone talking about their computer to others one of the most common questions over the years has been "How much RAM does your machine contain? Of course advanced users would add to this by being interested not solely in size but also type as a method to determine which is faster, yours or mine."

OK, that's all I've got for now.  See ya soon!

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