LAST EDITED ON Jul-14-04 AT 07:26 AM (Pacific)
Ouch. That sucks. First, a few hints on keeping your PC healthy, not-so-wealthy, and wise.
Get Ad-Aware and Spybot, run them both on a regular basis. Zone Alarm has a very good free firewall. AVG anti virus, even if you have Norton. In fact, drop Norton, it's not as good, and it's a resource hog. If you do drop Norton, consider getting another freeware antivirus. I don't and have never had a problem, but it's up to you. I know someone who has three Anti-viruses, two Firewalls, and doesn't use IE. Mozilla is a good start. Finally, spend a little money on a few dozen floppies, and regularly back up documents, source code, and small downloaded programs such as UGE. I have UGE and a relatively large number of modules (some of which I wrote) on a single disk, along with a number of docs.
As for UGE, I got my copy (one day, long long ago, in a universe far from here) from one of the mass gaming sites. Avault, HappyPuppy, XCheater, or Megagames. It's been a while. There are/were other sites you can check out as well. You may also want to try Gamehippo and www.download.com, though I can't say if either site will have an availiable copy. Ultimately, if you can't find it, send me an email at email@example.com, and I'll dig the disk out, and send it on down the line.
"There's always room for jello. So says DOOM!"