CIII News Archive
|October 21st Pharaoh goes GOLD|
|Yes, it's true,
the game the most of us have been waiting for has gone gold. If you want to know more,
browse over to Pharaoh Heaven.
And here are the latest download statistics.
|October 20th Missing file arriving home, while I'm writing this text|
grind, I can hear my mailbox chugging along trying to digest the huge Olympics Pack Fiona
found lurking in a dark corner of her hard disk.
I'd like to say:
"Thank you very much", to Fiona, and
"Please, don't send it to me anymore" to everybody else.
Anyroad, I've got the file and am uploading it as I write. Okay, so I spent the time waiting for it to arrive in my mailbox, by posting on the various forums...
Some time later...
Okay, it should be here. Careful now it's 6.7Mbytes.
|October 19th One of our files is missing and some others just arrived|
|Most of you will
remember the Caesar 3 Olympics. Well, on eof our forumers found out the OlympicsPack.zip
went missing if there is any of you out there that has the complete pack still somewhere
on his or her hard disk, could he or she please drop me a line? Or better mail it to me at
Angel Monty's Monkey dropped me a note telling me that he's
uploaded another 10 scenarios, making it a grand total of 199 scenarios. As expected, they
can be found in the Download
More internal news, Pharaoh Heaven is on the look out for a cherub with graphical skills. If you're interested read the Pharaoh news carefully and follow Angel Reckless Rodent's instructions.
Last but not least, I hear that Microsoft
is going to put up the Asheron's Call beta for grabs on their site. Until midnight October
24th you can stroll along the green fields of Dereth and interact with all the other
|October 18th New member admitted to the Millenium Club|
Proconsul Creaticus Dania is the latest member of the Millenium Club. You can offer him
your congratulations here.
As for our sequels we now feature Where in the World 14, Walk Though History 5 and What Word 2.
We actually have more scenarios reviewed, in this case it's Trevor Hall's High Desert and Bob the Lethargic's Numidia - King Massinissa. Bob was also kind enough to provide us with the complete, updated, unadulterated version of the BTL Enterprises Catalog.
Oh, if anybody wants to start working on a new signature, it seems there's a new class started in the Test forum.
|October 17th Great things to come|
|Most of the Pharaoh Heaven Angels have just had a meeting to
discuss what's going to happen over there when the game's released in a few weeks
time. Believe me, it'll be great when it all comes together. In a similar
vein, keep an eye on PH tomorrow if you want to help out over there. I'll reveal
more when I update there tomorrow.
There's something kinda important over at Tzar Heaven today too. I'd appreciate it if you'd all toddle over there and take a look at what's going on. Fan power is needed once more!
|October 16th Grüße aus Deutschland!|
Formulare, Formulare. So ist das Leben in Deutschland.
Oops, got to get out of German mode. (cue sound of cogs whirring, accompanied by a squealing sound. Click)
Ahh, much better. Now, on to the news thingie that I'm here to do:
We have a new Cherub at HGS! Cherub Gustavia has joined the Pharaoh Heaven team, and I'm sure she'll prove to be a most valuable addition. Click here to send your congratulations, if you haven't already done so over at Pharaoh Heaven.
Here's a mail from Angel Draco that I found nestling in my inbox this morning:
added three new cities today. One short of 200!! Two of them are by Crassus
Pauper and are impressive indeed. He has reached 100 prosperity within 11 years in
two different maps! An amazing feat!
Where's he talking about? The downloads section of course. Perhaps I could mention here that it's the largest you'll find anywhere on the web?
|October 15th How does this work again?|
|Well, since it's
been so long since I last did this, I hope I haven't forgotten how it all comes
together. Anyways, here goes nothing:
Angel Et Flavius's Where in the World thread is still going strong. It's still in installment 12, but it looks like it'll head into 13 (lucky for some) before the day is out. Definitely a record.
We also have news from the campaignmeister himself, Thanh2002, who has decided to postpone his Halloween Campaign to Thanksgiving. Follow this link to sign up for what might well be one of the last C3 campaigns ever - don't forget that Pharaoh will hit the shelves sometime in the next month (though I think we can safely say that it isn't going to be out in October). Perhaps it's time to start thinking about Pharaoh campaigns?
Our hosts, GameStats, have a contest this week that all Age of Kings fans (of which I am one - that game is just awesome) will be interested in. Click here to see how you can win a copy of the strategy guide before it hits the shelves. Here's more info, courtesy of Justice T:
Win A Copy of Ensemble Studios Official Strategies & Secrets to Microsoft Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Books Talk about a mouthful! We have 7 advance copies of this book and 7 posters to give our readers... and its free!
Man, I've got to get used to using FrontPage with German menus and buttons...