IN THE NEWS

Open Forums!

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We found a solution for our earlier SPAM problem, and the forums are again open. You no longer need to enter an MTBS username and password if you want to read through our forums!

Make sure you come back regularly because we are going to have some MAJOR announcements coming up. So major, that we wanted to make sure everyone can access the forums. You are all going to be talking for sure!

MTBS Becomes Media Sponsor For Dimension-3 Expo!

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Stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) is a WORLDWIDE initiative – and MTBS is 100% there to support S-3D initiatives like this one.

MTBS members are encouraged to attend the Dimension-3 Expo taking place June 6th and 7th at Espace des Arts – Chalon-sur-Saone, France.

Need more than encouragement? All MTBS members will benefit from a 20% discount off conference attendance.

Pre-purchase your badge at the regular price, and provided you can log on MTBS with a personal username and password at the conference, and demonstrate that your online information is accurate with picture ID, the discount will be honored.

If your information needs to be updated or corrected, do so through the “Account Maintenance” page and/or contact our technical support team.

Learn more HERE

Forums Enhanced!

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We are getting a lot of members who are working on their first S-3D purchase. In the meantime, while our forums give priority to stereoscopic subject matter, I have opened up new sections for those interested in talking about general gaming, drivers, and the latest and greatest hardware. Have fun!

MTBS Forums Password Protected

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As our forums have grown in popularity, we have become the target of robot spam programs that post very inappropriate content including scams, sales piches, and adult content and pictures (i.e. naked people doing naked things).

This site is very much focused on the video game market, and as such, some of our members are under age and have concerned parents.

While we have multiple moderators in each forum deleting this inappropriate content, some always gets through. To stop this, access to the forums is now completely restricted to MTBS registered members.

Forums still require a separate registration, and we think this should prevent the majority of the incoming SPAM. You can still directly link to threads, but to read them, an MTBS username and password will need to be entered.

Thank you for your understanding.

MTBS Signature Artists Welcome!

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Looking at the game forums, I was struck by the artistic ability of some of our members. I have created a special “MTBS Advocacy Signatures” forum for S-3D advocates to share signature ideas!

Freke1 has already put an impressive collection together – let?s see if anyone is up to the challenge of out-doing him!

If you aren?t using a signature yet, pick one!

Finally, to my knowledge, we enjoyed our first Battlefield 2 game tonight! WOOHOO! What started as an S-3D tutorial for a fellow user quickly turned into a full fledged game. Only six players are needed to get started, so hop in, wait a few minutes, and enjoy! The ranked MTBS Battlefield 2 server is in the “Member Benefits” section.

Crysis Fan Site Impressed! Ventrilo Enhanced!

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“Keep up the good work and as Neil keeps telling you, go post on other sites and get the developers? attention! If it wasn?t for you guys, Crytek probably wouldn?t have even considered this as it?s not a very well known concept.” – RTsa, Crysis Fansite Admin

YOU HEARD THE MAN!

On another front, one of the biggest challenges we?ve had with Ventrilo is you can?t tell if someone is connected until you open the program yourself. PROBLEM SOLVED!

When you go into the game servers section under “Member Benefits”, you will see a descriptive window telling you who is connected. Join in and meet your fellow MTBS members!

Will Crysis Be MTBS Certified? YOU DECIDE!

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Special thanks to Nathan Steinke, OhGrant, Nubie, Freke1, Scarab, and RageDemon for educatng the Crysis team about the benefits of S-3D and MTBS certification.

With just a single post by each in the Crysis forum, a strong thread started, and there are already indications that stereo is being taken into serious consideration by the Crysis team. These are the same developers who made Far Cry such a huge sterescopic 3D success!

We have over THREE HUNDRED members – let your voices be heard!

Please add to both of these threads and make a difference!

Crysis Thread
MTBS Forums (found in “Video Game Forums” subsection)

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MTBS Forum Fixed!

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Good news everyone! The MTBS forum SEARCH functionality is fixed – and just in time! We have over FOUR HUNDRED spam free posts in just a month and a half! I think that’s tremendous – let’s keep those forums busy!

NVIDIA Driver News, Insight Media Recognizes MTBS!

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Sorry for the false start on the 8800 series drivers. The word at NVIDIA is they were less than surprised that it didn?t work because the 8800 series card has a very different architecture from the 6 and 7 series cards, and the new drivers need to almost be written from scratch.

Here are some key points I learned:

  • With driver version 95.XX and up, there will no longer be a classic control panel (CP).
  • NVIDIA is developing a hybrid panel the includes the best of the old and new CP.
  • NVIDIA has every intention to maintain stereoscopic driver support.
  • Windows Vista drivers have been a major priority for NVIDIA, and this has temporarily drawn resources away from other developments – including stereo drivers. HOWEVER, they are almost finished making major improvements to Vista driver features and stability, and will be able to bring more attention back to stereo driver development shortly.
  • NVIDIA is anticipating a new stereo release in the next 1xx.xx Forceware version. I have been given a time window of two to three weeks. I do not have an indication of their 8800 stereo driver schedule yet.

In my opinion, I would recommend hanging on to the 8800 stereo drivers in our download section. They may work for 6 and 7 series cards on the next Forceware release. Post in the forums with your results.

Also, I would like to thank you all for not mirroring the drivers. I know they didn?t work out the way we hoped, but despite the mass of driver downloads, you all helped our efforts by encouraging gamers to get them here – and that really made a positive difference for us. Again, thank you!

Insight Media has added MTBS to their ground breaking stereoscopic 3D report. You can learn more about it in our “Press” section. This is a huge victory for us because it acknowledges our hard work at an industry level. Thank you Insight Media for the opportunity, and thank you MTBS members for helping us earn that acknowledgment.

Membership Advocacy Heating Up

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Some of our members have started to promote our advocacy group through their websites! This is the stuff that makes a difference, and you can sample some of their work in our “Links” section. Help our efforts, and we’d be happy to add your site to the list.