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Shameless plug
Posted by Shaun on Thu 08 of Oct., 2015 19:47 UTC
I'm writing a blog - http://myquestforabs.blogspot.co.uk (external link)

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We're not dead!
Posted by Shaun on Wed 20 of May, 2015 16:05 UTC
We're also not very alive. Any ideas for new site content, or a new direction?

Start a thread in the forums, or shoot me an email.

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Dusting off this old stump...
Posted by DethWraith on Sat 08 of Oct., 2011 23:36 UTC
It has been a couple of years since we have had any new activity on the front page, so I thought I'd post something, just to say that there are still people around. The forums aren't exactly the most active, but Shaun and I have been having a bit of a discussion. If anyone else is still around, come say hi on the forums... old members and new members are welcome.

For those that may not know what 3dxl is, and stumbled upon this site, we're basically a bunch of computer hardware enthusiasts... and gamers. The site started out after the graphics chip company 3dfx went out of business, and was originally named 3dfxLivesOn! As the site became less about 3dfx and more about computer hardware in general, it was decided the website needed a name change. While we could never rival sites like HardOCP, Rage3D, or Hardware Heaven, we had a tight-knit community full of great people and great discussion. Just click on the Community link at the top of the page, and you'll find the forums. Come, join in the discussion!

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New IP
Posted by Shaun on Fri 24 of July, 2009 12:59 UTC
We've got a new IP - So to access the game servers you'll need to use instead of

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3DXL CounterStrike Source Server back online
Posted by Shaun on Fri 20 of June, 2008 14:00 UTC
Our CounterStrike? Source server is finally back online. After a lot of digging I discovered it was suffering from This Problem (external link).

You find server details and player stats on our Gaming Page

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Blast from the past..........
Posted by Shaun on Thu 24 of Jan., 2008 16:26 UTC
The Archives are now available for all you look back and remember the good ol days..........

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The wait is over.............
Posted by Shaun on Tue 18 of Sept., 2007 08:48 UTC
It's been 8 long years since Valve announced it would be creating a sequel to Team Fortress - The Class-Based? Half Life Multiplayer Mod.

Well the wait is almost over - At 8AM GMT today, the official Beta of Team Fortress 2 was released. Unfortunately, if you want to play, you'll have to fork out $45 for the "Orange Box"; a Game package which includes Half Life 2, HL2 Ep1, HL2 Ep2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. Those of you who already own Half Life 2 and/or Ep1 will be pretty miffed - and rightly so, at having to pay for these two games again. Especially when Valve should have paid us to play the waste of time that was Ep1. And rather than give us existing customers money off this or future packages as compensation, they have instead said that we can give away our new copies of HL2 and Ep1 to a friend.

Wow - Thanks for your generosity with OUR MONEY valve!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway - Back to Team Fortress 2. It looks pretty good, and runs pretty well on my PC at work. The menu does take 4 1/2 months to appear, as it's one of those 3D menus that they used in HL2 - Pretty pointless for an online game, but this is a beta, and I'm sure they'll get rid of it for the final release.

So should you buy it? Well that's up to you - The game itself looks very good, and the two minutes I got to play it before work this morning were pretty impressive. The orange box also includes Portal, which I think could be one of the best games this year. But Valve seem to be more interested in screwing existing customers out of their money at the moment, and I'm sure that if you wait a few months you'll be able to pick up TF2 and Portal for less than $10 each.

If however, you never got around to playing HL2, then this could be a great bargain - $45 will get you around 40 hours of single player action, and two very interesting multiplayer games.

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Steam Community
Posted by Shaun on Mon 17 of Sept., 2007 07:51 UTC
Got Steam? Want to play online with other 3DXL members?

We now have a Steam Community page just for that purpose. You can see who'd online, and we can schedlue game times.

To join, click HERE

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It's that time of year again.........
Posted by Shaun on Fri 04 of May, 2007 10:27 UTC

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Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Shaun on Sun 31 of Dec., 2006 23:45 UTC
Hope you've all had a good Christmas, and will all have a great 2007!

I know that the site has been pretty quiet recently - If you'd like to help change that, please let us know What new games are you looking forward to in 2007

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Website Downtime
Posted by Shaun on Fri 20 of Oct., 2006 15:39 UTC
Engineers will be carrying out essential electrical work on Monday 23rd October. This will mean that the website will be inaccessible for the majority of the week.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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3DXL Counter-Strike Source Server
Posted by Shaun on Mon 02 of Oct., 2006 21:20 UTC
I've finally upgraded our aging CS 1.6 server to a Counter-Strike? Source Server. I'll hopefully be playing a couple of hours each day, and if I'm not around, the server's bots will give you something to shoot at.

You'll find more info on our Game Server Pages

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Try DoD: Source for free!
Posted by Shaun on Sat 01 of July, 2006 22:59 UTC
Between 13:00 Pacific Time (21:00 GMT) on July 7th, and 13:00 Pacific Time (21:00 GMT) July 10th, valve will be letting everyone try Day Of Defeat: Source absolutly free!

All you'll need is the Steam Client (external link) and a Steam account.

I personally think that DoD is a much better game than Counterstrike - Try it - you might like it :)

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DoD: Source Detonation
Posted by Shaun on Tue 27 of June, 2006 07:28 UTC

Tomorrow, Valve will release the summer update to Day Of Defeat: Source - The fantastic WWII online FPS

With the update comes a new game style called "Detonation" and two new maps - Jagd & Colmar.

There have been a lot of rumours flying around as to what "Detonation" actually is - Now we have a definative answer - You can download the Jagd level trailer HERE

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Half-Life 2 Episode 1 Rant
Posted by Shaun on Sun 11 of June, 2006 17:05 UTC
After not much time at all, I've finished Episode One - Which is realy disappointing. I loved HL2, and was expecting a game of the same class - It's not even close.

I'd estimate that you could probably complete the game in three hours - Which for $20 is a HUGE waste of money. $20 will buy you Day Of Defeat Source, which will give you weeks of continuous gameplay before you'd get tired of it.

Valve have kindly given anyone who completes Episode One a sneak peak of Episode Two – which looks great. I just hope they'll give it away as compensation to anyone who purchased Episode One.

You can download the Episode Two Preview HERE

I think I'll go play some Quake 4 - That game was worth every penny.

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Half Life 2: Episode 1 Teaser Trailer 2
Posted by Shaun on Fri 26 of May, 2006 23:52 UTC
Valve have released a second trailer for Episode 1 - You can download it from our Gaming Files Area.

Episode 1 will be released on Thursday - If anyone has already pre ordered and pre loaded the game, the entire game will now start downloading.

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Unreal Tournament 2007 Stuff!
Posted by Shaun on Wed 24 of May, 2006 08:05 UTC
I saw some pretty cool Unreal Tournament 2007 videos this morning, and have uploaded them to our new Gaming Files Area. You'll need to be logged in to download the files.

I've also added some 1600*1200 screenshots to our Wallpaper Gallery.

I'm definately going to Pre Order this one!

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Site Update
Posted by Shaun on Tue 09 of May, 2006 20:35 UTC
The new site has now been live for a whole week, and everything seems OK so far.

One thing we are missing is members - If anyone has any ideas on how to get more of them, please let us know.

I'm going to watch some South Park now, and then kill some Germans in DoD

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Half-Life 2 Episode 1 Trailer Available
Posted by Shaun on Sun 07 of May, 2006 20:56 UTC
Valve have releases a teaser trailer for Half Life 2: Episode 1. It doesn't really show much, but if you've got 30 seconds to kill you can download it from HERE

They've also released two wallpapers, which I've added to our Wallpapers Page

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Half-Life 2 Episode 1 Pre-Order
Posted by Shaun on Sat 06 of May, 2006 10:59 UTC
Valve are now taking Pre Orders for Half Life 2: Episode 1 - The follow up to last year's brilliant FPS.

Consciousness returns. Gordon and Alyx discover they've somehow escaped both the reactor explosion and the G-Man's malevolent grasp. Before they can ponder their miraculous survival, the crippled Citadel lurches back to life just long enough to initiate a self-destruct sequence. With Alyx at his side, Gordon must flee a city in chaos before the Citadel's final detonation turns City 17 into a toxic, mutant-infested crater.

You can see more details on Episode One HERE (external link)

You can place your Pre Order through Steam (external link)

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Happy Jedi Day
Posted by Shaun on Wed 03 of May, 2006 23:00 UTC

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Kill a few hours......
Posted by Shaun on Tue 02 of May, 2006 22:32 UTC
I've uploaded a few of my favourite flash games – You’ll find them under the Gaming menu.

Enjoy biggrin

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Welcome to the all-new 3DXL.com
Posted by Shaun on Tue 02 of May, 2006 16:16 UTC
Welcome to the all-new 3DXL.com!

The new site runs on tikiwiki (external link) - and Open source CMS which has a lot of pretty cool features.

We're not able to bring the posts from our old forums over to our new ones - If you need to access any of your old posts, you'll find a link to the old forums in the Community menu.

We're also unable to bring the user accounts over from the old forums, so you'll need to register a new one - There should be a register button over on the right hand side of the screen.

I hope you like the new site as much as I do.


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