July 1st, 2000
7:00 PM CST -
Reader John Overlie has volunteered his services to write a walkthrough for us for MK Special Forces. We've got Mission 1 up now, so check it out and stay tuned as more missions will be added.
July 2nd, 2000
2:06 AM CST -
Stuck? Well get yourself out of that rut by visiting Mission 2 of our MK Special Forces Walkthrough. Keep your eyes glued here! TRMK will publish a new walkthrough page every day until we get to the last mission. Enjoy.
July 3rd, 2000
2:21 AM CST -
Thanks to reader SubZero961 and TRMK Contributor John Overlie for finding a way to activate MK Special Forces cheat menu. To activate the cheat menu follow the instructions below:

  1. Beat the game on any difficulty level.

  2. After the credits have rolled, save your game.
  3. A message will appear saying "Cheat Menu enabled".

  4. Now, whenever you play the game with the cheats on, you will: have all weapons, have 999 ammo on the weapons, and all combos.

On a related note, Mission 3, Mission 4, and Mission 5 of our MKSF Walkthrough are up.
July 6th, 2000
9:50 PM CST -
The chat with Dan Elektro from GamePro Magazine has ended. Check out the transcript of the chat if you missed it. And don't forget! Richard Divizio is scheduled to chat with fans on July 20th!
July 10th, 2000
8:58 PM CST -
The Official web site for The GRID has is now temporarily at noob.com. It will be moved to TheGRIDgame.com at a later time. The website was designed by The GRID artists John Vogel and Tony Goskie. The site contains a TON of information and artwork from the upcoming game. It contains character info, weapons, levels, and much more.

For those who don't know, The GRID is a new virtual reality game show style FPS shooter from the Mortal Kombat design team that combines the FPS genre with the fighting genre. The game should start showing up in all arcades by August.

July 11th, 2000
5:06 PM CST -
The Official Web site for The GRID has posted three samples of the game's music by Dan "Toasty!" Forden over at their NEWS page. Dan "Toasty!" Forden did the music and sound effects for the entire MK series and has a website dedicated to all this music at ToastyProductions.com.
July 17th, 2000
5:59 PM CST -
Well it seems our wait is over before it really began for sound emulation for Mortal Kombat 2 in MAME. Ernesto Corvi and Aaron Giles have just recently gotten sound to work for MK2's MAME driver. But speed, is going to be a problem for most of us out there. The game being how detailed it is, and the driver being in early stages, will only run about 90% on a P3 966mhz during game play with sound enabled. This is probably only a temporary situation as the driver will probably be optimized in time, as the original MK1 sound drivers were in time. The release date for the next beta of MAME is unknown at this time. Here is the quotes from RetroGames,

    MAME WIP: After fixing something that turned out to be a CPU hog, MKII is getting 90% on a PIII/966 during gameplay and 100% during the attract mode, with sound enabled. Hopefully, it'll be sped up a bit more before its release. Maybe now is a good time to upgrade my paltry PII/266 :) - atila

    MAME WIP: Sound emulation has been added to Mortal Kombat II, courtesy of Ernesto Corvi and Aaron giles. Don't get TOO excited though, as even a 1Ghz PIII does not run MKII full speed with sound emulation enabled. Aaron's latest update also fixes the crashes in NARC (among other things). - atila

July 18th, 2000
6:33 AM CST -
ps2.ign.com has posted a preview
of The Grid over at their site. It doesn't have any new information, but it does contain many new high quality screenshots. It does allude to a PS2 port of the game, which is probably inevitable based on Midway's porting policy. Lets just hope that all console/PC ports that Midway plans for The Grid will have internet play support instead of just local multiplayer. Thanks to Jeff Jewitt for the info. Check the preview out.
July 20th, 2000
7:04 PM CST -

Richard Divizio (pictured at right) was supposed to chat with MK fans tonight at 9:00 Eastern / 6:00 Pacific, but he was a no show. No one knows what happened, but he never made contact with any of the chat coordinators in the last 2 weeks. We will try to reschedule him, so stay tuned for future Fight Night Chat updates.
July 27th, 2000
5:12 PM CST -
Today MAME v0.37 Beta 5 was released and it has added not only MK2 emulation with sound, but MK3 and UMK3 has been emulated with sound. Again the CPU speed needed to emulate the games with sound will probably be great. Check out our friend TonyD's site EmuLition for MAME and other related emulation goodies.
July 30th, 2000
4:18 PM CST -
Well it's too late, the auction is over and went for a measly $93. You too could have owned your own part of MK2 for under $100.

There should be a Reptile replica costume up by the end of the week, look for pics of it here.
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