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SC is also made for the groups themselves to see what they did right/wrong and fix what needs fixing and stress what they did right. Why Read Scene Charts? With a few other charts out there, most noteably Just The Facts, why read Scene Charts? Because if you want an objective factual ranking system then this is the one for you. Maybe you want an unbiased editor who isn't in any of the release groups. Maybe you just want a change. Send all your comments positie or negative to [email protected] I need someone to do the coding for a reader for next month's issue, email me! URL: http://santa.projectgamma.com Special thanx to Cypher for all the help and ideas! All work entirely by me, santa. except header by sL find me on EFnet as santa. SceneReview : www.scenereview.com . i. ┌─────────┐ │RANKINGS:│ └─────────┘ ┌──────┐ 1. PARADiGM.....│+043.0│ └──────┘ ┌──────┐ 2 Class........│+030.0│ └──────┘ ┌──────┐ 3. ORiGiN.......│+022.5│ └──────┘ ┌──────┐ 4. RaZoR 1911...│+005.2│ └──────┘ ┌──────┐ 5. TPC..........│+005.0│ └──────┘ . TOC. ┌──────────────────┐ │Table Of Contents:│ └──────────────────┘ i- Top 5 TOC- Table Of Contents II- The Point System Explained III- Release/Group Scores IV- Month In Review V- Greets . II. ┌─────────────────┐ │The Point System:│ └─────────────────┘ Point System is based on Objective Facts, not Subjective Opinions ┌────────────┐ │RIP Releases│ └────────────┘ *The person who decides whats RETAIL or BUDGET is the company!* *They after all know what target their title is aimed at* RETAIL.......................................................+005.0 DUPE! -5.0 for the Game, -2.0 for the DUPE!.................-007.0 Over FIFTY(50) 2.88 meg or 100 1.44 meg disks...............-002.0 RAPES[essential game data is missing (Levels, SFX)].........-003.5 BETA -5 points for the original game and -2 points for releasing a BETA........................-007.0 BUDGET.......................................................+001.0 DUPE! -1.0 for the Game, -1.0 for the DUPE!.................-002.0 Over FIFTY(50) 2.88 meg or 100 1.44 meg disks...............-001.0 RAPES[essential game data is missing (Levels, SFX)].........-001.0 BETA -1 point for the original game and -0.5 points for releasing a BETA.......................-001.5 THIS DISK LIMIT IS **NOT** BECAUSE OF THE FACTION RULES. I polled people from the top groups[PDM, RZR, CLS, OGN] and most, if not all, said 50 disks is good because it's small enough for a modem user, yet provides a challenge to rip. ┌────────────┐ │Trainers: │ └────────────┘ Normal Trainer...............................................+000.5 Trainer with more [NEW]options then a previous trainer (-0.3 to previous group and +0.5 for new trainer).......+000.5 ┌────────────┐ │PATCHES: │ └────────────┘ PATCH (not beta patches).....................................+000.5 PATCH (NON-working) -0.5 for the PATCH Release[0 overall]....-000.5 PATCH DUPE! -0.5 for the origianl +0.5 points given and -0.5 points for a DUPE! of a PATCH.........-001.0 BETA to FINAL PATCH (Must have GAME difference not just BYTE diffs) ...............+002.0 ┌────────────┐ │FIXES: │ └────────────┘ Fix (By Same Group as release game ).......................... .......................................-000.5 Fix (NOT! By Same Group as release game ) = +1.0 POINTS and -1 for the origain GAME release GROUP!...+001.0 ┌────────────┐ │RIP ADDONS: │ └────────────┘ ADDONS:(if from the same group that released the game) + 0.5 points ................................+000.5 ADDONS:(if from a different group then that which released the game) + 0.1 points....................+000.1 ADDONS:if 3+ ADDONs for the SAME Game from the SAME group: 0 pts for ALL addons.....................+000.0 ┌────────────┐ │GAME ADDONS:│ └────────────┘ OFFICAL GAME ADDONS...........................................+001.0 ADDING The Original Game if a Requirement.....................+000.2 . III. ┌─────────────────────┐ │Release/Group Scores:│ └─────────────────────┘ ┌──────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ ______ /| ___ /\______ /\______ │ │ / \/ | / _ \ / _____/ _____>1 │ │ / |_ / |/ | \\____ \ \____ \ 9 │ │ < | < / | / | \/ | \ 9 │ │ \ _____\_<____|___\_____ /\_____ / 9 │ │ +=\/======================\/====hh!\/==+ │ └──────────────────────────────────────────┘ : 013099 Powerslide_v1.01_Update_Cracked-CLS +000.5│ 012999 USM_Season_Edition_98-99_Editor_Fix-CLS -000.5│ 012999 USM_Season_Edition_98-99-CLS +005.0│ 012499 Extreme.2.+11.Trainer-CLS +000.5│ 012499 SIM_CITY_3000_BETA_TO_STORE_FINAL_UPDATE-CLS +002.0│ ****** NO GAME PLAY DIFFERENCE -002.0│ 012499 SimCity_3000_STORE_FINAL-CLS +005.0│ ****** NO GAME PLAY DIFFERENCE -005.0│ ****** DUPE! -002.0│ 012399 GO_Professional_II-CLS +005.0│ 012399 Beavis_And_Butthead_Do_U_Speech_Addon-CLS +000.5│ 012199 Beavis_And_Butthead_Do_U.-CLS +005.0│ 011699 Bridge_MasterClass_II_with_Omar_Sharif-CLS +005.0│ 010999 Eat_This-CLS +005.0│ 010999 Riding_Star-CLS +005.0│ 010999 BattleCruiser_3000AD_v2.0-CLS +001.0│ 010899 Civ2_Gold_v1.1_Patch-CLS +000.5│ ****** DUPE! -001.0│ 010899 Ignition_TNC_Patch_and_V2_Update-CLS +000.5│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+030.0│ └──────┘ .. ... ┌─────────────────────────────────────┐ │ __/\__._/\ __/\___/\____/\__ __ /\ │ │ \_ __ : / \ ___(__)_____ / \ \/ / │ │ / __) l_ \ /\_ \ / \ / l_ \ / \ \ │ │/ \ \ \ \ \ \ \│ │\___/______/_____/____/______/__/\__/│ └─────────────────────────────────────┘ : 012499 Ring.Patch.v1.0-FUSiON +000.5│ 012499 The.3rd.Millennium.Patch.v1.07-FUSiON +000.5│ 010599 Dune2000.Patch.v1.06.FIXED-FUSION +001.5│ 010199 Descent.Freespace.update.v1.06-FUSiON +000.5│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+003.0│ └──────┘ .. ... ┌──────────────────────────────────────────┐ │__ ______ ______ ____ _____ ____ _____ │ │\// _ \ _ \_\__/ _ \_\__/_\_ \ │ │ / / / / /. / / / / / / │ │ \______/ \____|_/\___ /___/___/ / │ │--------|___|---------/____\------/____\- │ └──────────────────────────────────────────┘ : 012899 Worms.Armageddon-ORiGiN +005.0│ 012799 3D.Frogman.Plus2.Trainer-ORiGiN +000.5│ 012499 Natural.Fawn.Killers.Plus2.Trainer-ORiGiN +000.5│ 011999 Spins.All.Levels.Cheat-ORiGiN +000.5│ 011999 Spins-ORiGiN +001.0│ 011999 Brood.Wars.Multiplayer.Map.Trainer-ORiGiN +000.5│ 011999 Cow.Hunter.Plus3.Trainer-ORiGiN +000.5│ 011699 Sim.City.3K.Plus2.Trainer-ORiGiN +000.5│ 011499 Liath-ORIGIN +005.0│ 011399 SimCity.3000-ORiGiN +005.0│ ****** Over fifty 2.88 Disks -002.0│ 011299 Natural.Fawn.Killers-ORIGIN +005.0│ 010899 Myth.II.Soulblighters.All.Levels.Cheat-ORiGiN +000.5│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+022.5│ └──────┘ .. ... ┌───────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ ▄██▀██▄ ▐█▄ █▄ │ │▐██▌ ▐██▌ ▀ ▀▀ ▀▀ ▀▀▀▀▐█▓▌▓█▀▀▀ ▀▀▀ ▀ ▀│ │▐██▌ ▐██▌██▄▀█▀██▄▀██▄▐█▀▐█▓▌▄ ▐█▀██▄▀▄██▄ │ │▐██▌▄██▀ ▐▓█▌▌ ██▓ ▐██▌▌ ▐██▌██ ▌ ▐██▌█ ██▌│ │▐██▌ ▄██▀▄██▌▌ ▄▄▄▀▄██▌ ▐██▌██▌ ▐██▌█ ▐██│ │▐██▌▐██▌ ▐█▓▌▌▐██▌ ▐█▓▌▌ ▐█▓▌█▓▌▌ ▐█▓▌█ ▐█▓│ │▐██▌ ▀██▄█▀█▌█▄▀██▄█▀█▌█▄██▀▄██▌█▄▐█▓▌▀ ██▓│ │ ▄▄▄ ▐██▌-bd! │ │ ▀███▄███ │ │ ▀▀▀▀▀ │ └───────────────────────────────────────────┘ : 012899 Turok_2_Cheat_Enabler-PARADiGM +000.5│ 012799 Turok_2_Seeds_Of_Evil-PARADiGM +005.0│ 012799 Battleground.9.Chickamuaga-PARADIGM +005.0│ 012799 Tellurian_Defence-PARADiGM +005.0│ 012799 SID_MEIERS_ALPHA_CENTAURI_FINAL-PARADiGM +005.0│ 012399 Player_Manager_Patch_v1.3-PARADiGM +000.5│ 012399 Football_World_Manager_FINAL-PARADiGM +005.0│ 012399 Luftwaffe.Commander.Update.v.1.1-PARADIGM +000.5│ 012399 Need_For_Speed_3_v1.02_Cracked-PARADiGM +000.5│ 012199 Extreme-G.2-PARADIGM +005.0│ 012199 Castrol_Honda_Superbike_Update_3_Cracked-PARADiGM +000.5│ 012099 Rainbow.Six.Eagle.Watch-PARADIGM +005.0│ 012099 MADDEN.99_v2.07_UPDATE_CRACKED-PARADiGM +000.5│ 012099 Gangsters_USA_And_UK_V1.05_Cracked-PARADiGM +000.5│ 011999 Enemy.Infestation.Update.v1.195.WORKING-PARADIGM +000.5│ 011799 The.Operational.Art.Of.War.Update.1.06-PARADIGM +000.5│ 011599 Sim.City.3000.Money.Trainer_and_Cheat_Codes-PaRaDiGM +000.5│ 011399 European_Air_War_Update_V1.1_Cracked-PARADiGM +000.5│ 011199 The_Operational_Art_of_War_Update_V1.05_Cracked-PARADiGM +000.5│ 010899 AFL99_v1.1_UPDATE-PARADiGM +000.5│ 010899 Civilization_2_Multiplayer_Gold_Update_V1.1_Cracked-PARADiGM +000.5│ 010299 Carmageddon_2_v2.0_patch-PDM +000.5│ 010199 Wargasm.Cheat.Mode.Enabler-PARADiGM +000.5│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+043.0│ └──────┘ .. ... ┌───────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ ▄ │ │ ████ ▄▄■▀█▄▄▄ │ │ ▀████▀ ▄▄ ▀███▄▄■▄██▄▄ ▀▀█ ▀███▀ │ │ ████ ▐████ ▀███▌ ▐█████▀ █ ▀ ▄▄▄▄█ │ │sQz▐███▌ █████▀ ███▌▄██▀▀▀ ▄██▄▄ ▄██████ │ │<<====▀▀■▀▀ == ▄████▌==== ▀▀▀ ▀▀▀████▀▀ =>> │ │ t h e p l a █████▀ y e r s c l u b │ └───────────────────────────────────────────────┘ : 010399 Rocky.Mountain.Trophy.Hunter.Alaskan.Expedition.Standalone-TPC +005.0│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+005.0│ └──────┘ .. ... ┌────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │/\______ /\______ ____/\______ __ │ │\____ \/ \__ \/ _ \____ \ __/ \____│ │ / _/ _/ \/ / / / _/ _// / / / / /│ │/ \ \ /\ / /\ / / \ \/ /\ / / / │ │\__/\ \/RTX______\___/\__/\ \/ / /_/_/ │ │=====\___)===\__)============\___)=\/=======│ └────────────────────────────────────────────┘ : 013199 Johnny.Herbert.v1.1.Patch.Cracked-RAZOR +000.5│ 012999 TUROK_2_CHEAT_CODES-RAZOR +000.5│ 012699 Forsaken_v1.1_Patch-RAZOR +000.5│ ****** Class has more options -000.3│ 012399 Extreme-G2.Trainer.Plus.3-RAZOR +000.5│ 011699 Alpha.Centauri.Trainer.plus.5-Razor +000.5│ 011699 ALPHA_CENTAURI-RAZOR +005.0│ ****** BETA -5 for the rel then -2 for BETA -007.0│ 010999 Caesar-III.v1.0.1.Patch-RAZOR +000.5│ ****** DUPE! -001.0│ 010499 Dune2000_patch1.06-RAZOR +000.5│ ****** NON-working[after first level] -000.5│ 010399 EXTREME_TENNIS-RAZOR +005.0│ 010399 Baldurs.Gate.Exp.Cap.Remover-RAZOR +000.5│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+005.2│ └──────┘ .. ... ┌─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ /(_________________________________________________)\ │ │ /a!b/ / / ___ / ___ / ___ /___\ __ \ ____ / │ │/ _/ / / / / / \ / \ \ _\ \ / \ │ │\________/___/___/___/____/__/____/____/______/__/____/ │ │-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-│ └─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ : 011499 Liath_Speech_Addon-Warrior +000.1│ 011199 Battlecruiser.3kad.v2.0.Intro.Addon-Warrior +000.1│ 010499 NFL.PRO.99.pbp.Addon-WARRIOR +000.1│ - -- - -────────────────────┘ ┌──────┐ │+000.3│ └──────┘ . IV. ┌─────────────┐ ├──MONTH──────│ │───IN────────┤ ├────REVIEW───│ └─────────────┘ 012499 SIM_CITY_3000_BETA_TO_STORE_FINAL_UPDATE-CLS see SimCity3k STORE FINAL . 012499 SimCity_3000_STORE_FINAL-CLS contains NO Game Play Difference at all from OGN's Release the only two things that are different is the version reply via ctrl-alt-v and the message dialog box which pops up and says "The 30 day expiration of this pre-release has expired." This was first stated on Scene Review(www.scenereview.com) and then later in a Origin nfo. The excert from this ogn nfo will be included as "ogn-sc3k.txt" . 011999 Enemy.Infestation.Update.v1.195.WORKING-PARADIGM "Well, RAZOR had problem with their first release and needed to fix it. So does ORIGIN. Their update crack has left a tricky nasty CRC check in the code. It will be noticable only after playing 20 minutes on a mission ( Razor told , their's came up after 10minutes). You will then have a problem with moving the scene around with your mouse and maybe some other glitches. I was playing a lot and thought it was a stupid bug again, but it is definatly a nasty 'feature'" . 011699 ALPHA_CENTAURI-RAZOR <BETA> ARG.. This Release has as much controversy as Sim City 3000 This was posted one day after the razor release of Alpha Centauri on sidgames.com/ac/ : Going Gold...One More Time Scott Udell has posted the following on the Computer Games Online AC forum "Just found out that the *second* "gold master" was found to have a crash bug in it, so they're working on yet another one. They said they never officially announced the game's release date, so the planned date of Feb. 9th may or may not now hold true. The brand spanking new 'third final' is supposed to be ready 'early next week.'" This was also posted on sidgames.com/ac/ on the 20th: [BTW, He's talking about the crash bug in the 2nd Gold Master of AC] FYI, towards the very end of our QA process we discovered a highly intermittent bug which occurred when a certain Secret Project was built. When I say "highly intermittent" I mean that it took our whole QA team all day to reproduce it -after- we knew exactly where and when the bug occurred. But we decided it was worth fixing & submitting a new master version anyway; still better news is that this does not appear to have affected our ship date. Brian Reynolds Alpha Centauri Designer FIRAXIS Games . 011399 SimCity.3000-ORiGiN OKOK.. i dont wanna get flamed for not counting this as a BETA but i have reasons: 1.\ There is NO REAL evidence of it being beta, the crtl-v screen says its beta but that has happened with other games. 2.\ Read 012499 SimCity_3000_STORE_FINAL-CLS's news and ogn-sc3k.txt . 010999 Caesar-III.v1.0.1.Patch-RAZOR DUPE! Paradigm beat them by a long shot, 121098 Caesar3_v1.0.1.0Cracked-PDM . 010899 Civ2_Gold_v1.1_Patch-CLS DUPE! PARADiGM Beat Class too :) . 010599 Dune2000.Patch.v1.06.FIXED-FUSION "The patch released by razor had some prob, you wasn't able to go thru the 1st level, now it's oki, you can play all levels." . 010499 Dune2000_patch1.06-RAZOR This was nuked because "tk4 missed a cdcheck after the 1st level" . 010399 EXTREME_TENNIS-RAZOR You may remember this game got released a while ago, but the one that was released was the EURO verion and this is the American version. This release DOES contain a difference from the EURO [ie: New Graphics / some new sounds] . V. ┌───────┐ │Greets:│ └───────┘ Cypher . OlieW . powertool . hetero . MrPuppy3D . ][ce . TRC ttol , WiRM , and the rest of my fellow SceneReview.Com Crew duranged . m00nlord . Sun Dancer . m0tion . MtC . goaman . phear . imo . Mystic . Boxing Champ Manny- . Fourteen , Zio toxic , orm , reefer , compudaze , LordHex , Brit , and the rest of neXus (except shabby cuz he's gay) . .. Trees hit cars only in self-defence
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