Monday, July 28, 2003

Back to the Internet. I've played Hyperbonia (a map off the Internet for Dungeon Siege) The map is much better then Yesterhaven because you can play in more then one difficulty. And the armor is better in this game. It's big, there is a lot of trees in this map. And some of the enemies are tough. They are really tough !!!

I found a couple MP3 sites off Google this time. and Massive MP3. Both working MP3 search engines. Of course most of you know of Kazaa! What do I download? The top chart music. I downloaded the new Metallica - St Anger, and it sounds great. Oh, if you download from be sure to enter >>> copy metallica-st.anger.eds metallica-st.anger.mp3 in the command prompt.

What has been my last decision should of been by first decission. Ask anyone around and 90% of them will say that they have a PS2 or want one. Well lets see me I own Dreamcast, GCN, and Xbox. I got all the cool games like Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker for Nintendo Gamecube, and Halo and Moto GP for Xbox! But Playstation 2 has all those quality rpg titles exclusive to it. People should know about this because I'm not the first generation to grow up with videogames, their the number #1 toy in America. There is the PS2 but then there's the Gameboy Advance, the 2nd fastest selling videogame unit in America. I own one, but I haven't gotten a new game for it since 2001. I waited until 2002 to get a Playstation. Which doesn't mean much except that I waited until the console had 95% of all the games developed for it. Right now I'm playing Legend of Dragoon. It's a pretty good RPG. I'm wondering after three hours, just when the first disc (of four!) will finally end. I'm going to have to re-write the review for Legend of Dragoon now that I'm more familiar with the game. I'm at the part where Sir Latiz meet with the King Albert and gets home safe. I only began playing it 2 days ago. I'll have it up with in the week. I'm planning to get a PS2 in January. Then I won't miss out on some unbelievable games. So what am I doing lately. Lately I ride my bike around at night. In the summer in Wisconsin, it's warm enough that you can bike without getting cold. The cool night breeze is refreshing. I have a walkman and a flashlight that I take with me. Good exercise too.

I'm only a analyst, but the Minnesota Twins went from a 8 games ahead of Kansas City Royals to 6 games behind them. The Twins also traded a power slugger to Toronto for a lead off hitter. I thought the Twins were going to do very well this year, but it back fired on them this month. The manager has managed the team too hard. He should back off a little.

I really don't know how I came across this page. I now realize that this site has the best NES and SNES reviews I've read in months if not ever. This guy really knows how to describe a game a lot better then I could. He really spent time to write his game reviews clearly. For some reason his sentence structure is so well written, that I think his game reviews compare well to that of Which is impressive. Check it out here. Oh and while you check out that site, you might as well check this N64 Review Site too.

Monday, July 21, 2003

America's Army is great. Not as great as maybe Quake III or Unreal Tournament, but still good. It's free for peeps sake!!! If your like me, you love free stuff! The game makes you feel that your at war with current Allied Ground Forces in action. If the US Army developed it, then why is it easier then most first person shooters? I'm not that hyped up for it like I am for upcoming Halo 2 for Xbox or Halo for the PC. But it has the basis of a first person shooter. Who's idea was it to develop this game? You can download it at their website for free. It looks a tad out of date, but it's probably the best full game you can download. If you have broadband you'll be fine, but if your dial up you'll have some trouble. I'm a college student and I like to work with wires, but on the my spare time I work on this .... small print makes me happy.

I added a one new section to my webpage, the Sega Saturn Review Section. It has 3 new reviews, Nights into Dreams, Shining Force III and Panzer Dragoon. I went to the used videogame store to see if therq was any copies of the old school shooter, Reliant Silvergun. Nope. No major new content. I decided I'm not going to make a dedicated Final Fantasy webpage. With the exception of Final Fantasy XI coming out, I really only beaten one Final Fantasy game and I do not know the series too well. I have an idea of the case of events that the Final Fantasy Saga takes place because of the Internet.

Oh I'll remind all mp3 attics that a new version of the popular enhanced audio addon (DFX) for Winamp 2x and 3x is out. Go to to download it. Then go to the crack site to download the crack to make it freeware.

Since I didn't have a Win98 product key, a found a working key off Google. It is XJQ22-Y47QY-P8FH7-VJ9DK-HKWVW. So if you have any trouble with your installation, you've already gotten the key. Thank me later.

Friday, July 18, 2003

Much has changed. Unlike at the beginning of the year when I really wanted to change my site into something that used dynamic html. I just wanted to make it more dynamic. I am being a little greedy, because of all the modications that make all the gaming sites state of the art, I want on my site. "I want to have some of that pie too." So my site isn't just about having the latest design anymore. Okay, so it never was that way, it's just hurts too much to say how much!

I still have many ideas for version 4.0. A month ago I thought it would be entirely in flash script. So what do you get is limited text with in a enormous download for modem users. Since gaming sites are leading the way in the html script department, I just thought that version 4.0 could be part php (which I legally took from (has free php tempates) or look like the very nice, simple, fast loading website like Gamecube 128. A Flash template is out for now. I was playing around with Macromedia Flash MX. I find that the lack of internal effects is dumb. Again the flash template is too massive to be worth a download. I've been doing some searching on PHP setups on my spear time. I've seen php used in message boards mostly. I haven't seen any difference between php and html. Go look at some php projects programmers have done for multiplatform at I went to sourceforge downloading message boards but I could not get them to work. Your suppose to download all the files in your server file and it's suppose to automatically be working. It looks cool when other websites have it though. One in particular .... EZboards.

I guess there isn't anything wrong with 3.0. I'm thinking of keeping 3.0 online. I am not a sell out here, I am doing this website with no cost whatsoever. The programs I'm using are free. AKA. "My html editor is pirated though that doesn't really matter now, people have access to Dreamweaver in class rooms where you can't say that people can't make their own websites, because they can." If someone makes a PowerPoint 2002 presentation or Frontpage 2002 template, people can export their hard earned work over the Internet as a webpage with all images compressed to size. Although Mozilla Composer has the same functions as Namo Webeditor and is free! I don't know if my visitors know that or not. It's worth the download! Mozilla also has a free irc client with it too. If you like IRC, I sugess you getting a modified Mirc client called GeniusXP. It has all the functions of Mirc but it has mods that allow you to say things with CTRL-A,B,C,D, etc. I haven't really figured out what it actually does other then it's a free Mirc client.

I've downloaded the NeverWinter Nights v1.30 beta 1 patch today. The patch is large (55 MB download) I've been planning to play NWN online over the modem. I found two websites that I've added to my javascript menu :

  • RPG Gamer - a website that collects Game wallpaper. Also has a small news section that talks about the rpg industry.
  • Theme Doctor - If you want any kind of Windows Themes, I suggest you come to this website for Diablo 2, Elder Scrolls III Morrowind, and Neverwinter Night brand themes. I've downloaded two themes and like them very much! Download the Neverwinter Nights Desktop Theme It's awesome!

The current project I've been working on is a version of php that I've downloaded from It is perfectly legal. This project is called Ian's RPG Guild and I've created websites on Dungeon Siege, Dungeon Siege 2, Neverwinter Nights and Diablo 2 : Lord of Distruction. It will feature some fansites. I don't know what it's going to have. I know I'm still a RPG kind of person. <:0)

I admit that I have no previous experence with stradegy guides. I have plenty experence making Game Reviews. But ever since the games including Diablo and all the Playstation RPGs I own. Such as finishing RPGS without cheats including Final Fantasy 7 (PS1), Final Fantasy 8 (PS1), Tales of Dystiny (PS1), Eternal Darkness (GCN), Legend of Zelda Orcania of Time (N64) Dungeon Siege (PC) Diablo and Diablo 2 (PC) Skies of Arcadia (DC), Grandia II (DC) and my latest competition of Legend of Zelda : Wind Waker (GCN)

I almost had a reason to buy a Playstation 2. I just found out that Chrono Break, the 3rd installment in the Chrono Series is in process of development. I think that is so cool! I've enjoyed Chrono Cross for Playstation. I believe with the new Final Fantasy X-2 and .Hack 2 coming out, I couldn't believe how much the Playstation 2 graphics improved since Grand Thief Auto 3 came out. I believe Playstation 2 is in the 3rd generation of development where games pretty much maxed out it's hardware.

I've also started games (but not finished) like Legend of Dragoon (PS1) Baldur's Gate II Shadow of Aims (PC), Neverwinter Nights (PC), Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind (XBOX), Chrono Cross (PS), Final Fantasy III (SNES9x) Chrono Trigger (SNES9x) Secret of Mana (SNES 9x), Legend of Mana (PS1) Legend of Zelda : Link to the Past (SNES) That's a lot of Playstation RPGs. I even own Final Fantasy 9 (PS1), Lunar II (PS1), Xegagears (PS1), Seiken Denestsu 4 (PS1 (Seiken Denestsu is Japanese for Secret of Mana)) and Star Ocean 2 (PS1) where I haven't even played them since I bought them. So I can call myself a RPG fan when I've completed 10 RPGs and started playing 9 RPGs, and didn't have the time to finish them. And then there is four that I own and haven't even started playing! If you want to hear my opinions, read my console reviews. <:0)

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

I recently been following up on Final Fantasy XI for the PC. Normally you won't see Final Fantasy title on other platforms. But now you see Final Fantasy XI for the PC and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the Gamecube. So the latest Information I gotten about Final Fantasy XI for the USA is that it's coming up next Spring with an expansion pack on it's debut date called Final Fantasy XI : ____. However the Final Fantasy XI and it's expansion will be simply huge, I had very little information on the game except for some screen shots. Go to this site if you want to find out a little about FFXI.

I'm thinking of building a Final Fantasy site. Or I can just add Final Fantasy XI to my RPG Guild. Look for it in the future !!!! Normally I would be fascinated with Dungeon and Dragons theme computer games, but Final Fantasy is a dream come true. To save some time, I'll just created a new banner for Final Fantasy XI. I originally planned to devote a new website for all Final Fantasy games. I guess I'll stick to what I'm good at and that is writing reviews. Like-wise it won't be a informational site. I've seen a dozen Final Fantasy oriented websites out there. I'm just going to re-direction this site to the best links. That's what RPG fan sites usually are. In fact I'm excited for World of Warcraft, Dungeon Siege 2 and Final Fantasy XI. Did I mention I got a copy of Final Fantasy Anthony for the Playstation. I've posted my review of Final Fantasy VI on Playstation Reviews !!!!

Friday, July 11, 2003

Guess what everyone. I dug myself a hole and it'll be more expensive to I need to dig myself out of it. I hate myself for it. I had a techician install a new Athlon XP in it. And my screen boots up normally until the boot loader comes up (I have both WinXP and Linux installed) This motherboard that is installed is suppose to be compatible with all Athlon XP 2600. When you install Windows, it first loads a prewindows operating system so it can detect the hardware and install windows probably. My first guess is that when StarTech installed my new processor, Athlon XP 2.2 Ghz, that the operating system can't detect my cpu. So bottom line, I spent a lot of money so a experienced technician could properly install my processor and now I'm going to have to spend money on a 20 GB harddrive. Doesn't that suck? If the possibility of frying my motherboard, but then how could the Linux Boot Loader even show up? I'll know if Windows XP installation on a new harddrive installs completely.

If you haven't noticed I'm now in the beta of version 4.0. Everything is knew in v4.0. I like to keep tabs on website versions because it feels like your advancing in website appearance. I liked the simplity of it so far. My last version of my old website is now known as v3 Alpha or "Final Version" I did some work in "Ian's RPG Guild" The RPG Guild looks exactly like the front page. I wrote my own summery on Dungeon Siege and Neverwinter Nights on the front pages. I spent 3 hours on that part, I hope you like it.

Known Bugs / Sytanx Errors in My Website v4.0

  • Xara navagational bar has limited compatibly, thus all the syntax errors. In all web browsers have to read html v4.0 and javascript on to be able to read the javascript menu. AKA IE4.0 can't view this website.
  • my website v4.0 is full of meta tags. They are all harmless.

I started a new website at Internet DJ. This is a underground public access mp3 site created for members. It's free and you get free space to provide mp3s and a free static ip. I put two songs on there I did a remix of Super Mario Bros and Legend of Zelda with Acoustica MP3 Audio Mixer 2.46. I'm a Okay Disc Jockey, but their still work to be done. I can do this by recording various beats off other music and remixing it together on one program like Acoustica. I like getting low cost shareware tools so I do get jipped on retail boxes.

I was spell checking my website yesterday. It's a lot of time to spend on a webpage, but I have nothing better to do. So my Gamecube / Dreamcast / Playstation / Xbox Reviews pages should be more readable. I've added two reviews to SNES review page with Crono Trigger, Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, Seiken Dunsenue 3 (legend of mana 2.) Most of this you heard before. I actually do play these games, but through emulation. If you want these roms I suggest you downloading iMESH v4.1 and downloading the roms yourself. A good SNES emulator is SNES 9x.

Here are some sites for downloading some remixes of famous Videogame like Super Mario Bros, Diablo and my favorites, Final Fantasy I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, and X-2. Once you find MP3s on the Internet like these, midi just fade away in my mind.

Remix.Overclocked.orgChronicles - Crono Cross / Crono Trigger Music

I also added favorite games / favorite characters to my about author section of my homepage. They are of course going to be RPGs. You have to click on the link to find out what they are.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

I've changed back to the full text layout. The javascript I made with Xara didn't feel right. The Internet is full of text navigational bars with no java script, so there can't be much difference between this. I seen javascript used in navigational bars, but these are most popular horizontally. I think people like seeing what their looking at, not searching between gifs to find the right header. So why did I change it. Firstly I thought the navigational bars would look cool, but after I stared at them for a while, I realized how out-of-stake they looked with the rest of the webpage. Plus my page has errors. I had syntax errors ever since I've put in the top navigational bar. Some html script is IE dependant. If I made a simple webpage with javascript, it wouldn't be fun at all.

Besides, because we all know Microsoft is a monopoly in the Silicon Business, most people are using IE anyway. I checked up on the Bravenet stats again. The site tells me what parts of the country they've came from, how often they've visited, what browser they were using, etc. So I know for a fact that the majority is still using Interent Explorer.

I've been working on the Music page again. Added a couple bands while enjoying my recently upgraded pc(s). I've recently gotten Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 5400 128 bit bus speed. I really thought I would see a difference between that and my 64 bit ATI Radeon 9500 and their isn't much difference at all. I image that I'm getting somewhere around 90 frames per second at 1124/840 on my Geforce 4 and 60 frames per second on my Radeon with the same resolution. The game I'm playing is Dungeon Siege. I've tried out that new Copperhead siegelet and I didn't like it. My friends thought it was cool. But I think it's not.

I'm trying to get caught up in CISCO classes, I'm behind. The course has been online for 3 years now. is where I sign in. The page is rather uninteresting because theres not many links to access when your not a member.