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What is the 132nd Archivist?
The 132nd Archivist is an attempt to archive all things related to the Eighth. While I won't be archiving official cannon, as that is done on the original DROD site, DROD.net, what I will be archiving is useful DROD downloads, information, and mods. The original DROD forums can be a hassle to search through, especially if you are looking for new improvements in the Development Board.

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So you are attempting to make the DROD.net forums obselete? Blasphemy!
Absolutely not! As you can see, I don't have a forum here on this website, as the original DROD.net forum does the job rather well. The only thing I'll ever have here is a guestbook for users to show their appreciation.

If you're the 132nd Archivist, then who is the 23rd Architect and the 67th Artist?
Ah well, they are all indeed the same person. In addition to archiving downloads, mods, and news from the original DROD site, I have plans to release a few of my own Floor Styles for DROD here on this website. The first one I've got in development is called Pyramid and is an Egyptian themed floor style.

Conspiracy!
Perhaps.

Architect eh? So where's your holds?
I haven't created any yet. To tell you the truth, I've always wanted to create one for DROD, but I've been a bit intimidated by the excellent holds that have already been created. Maybe one day I'll get around to it, but until then, I'll content myself with archiving and artisting.

To celebrate the opening of the site, I decided to try my hand at creating a new floor style for DROD. It's attached to this post. If you'd like to view it before you download, you can check out the new site.
11-10-2005 at 01:01 PM
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Fansite yaaaaaaaaay!

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This fan site is very professionaly done.

Everyone should check it out!
11-10-2005 at 02:35 PM
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Awesome site! (And I've got lots of mod points. Yay!)

About my Trompe le Monde style, I never had any problems with missing graphics. There must be something wrong with your file.
But then, I don't really care about it. Graphics aren't my main area and I never use AE to do anything anyway.
11-10-2005 at 02:59 PM
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Beatifully done! I like it a lot!

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Although the site didn't quite fit on my browser window... And my screen on this computer is 800x600... (Fortunately, I don't play JtRH on this computer :))

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From the site:
The only rant I have about the way files are done is that it doesn't allow you to just edit the walls, floors, and pits. The rocks, plants, and statues are also included in that group, and as I'm not such a great graphics artist, well... lets just say that parts not very pretty.
Actually, I'm pretty sure that you can edit only part of the tiles. See Sanctum 2 for example. Vyvycyn hasn't replaced the obstacles.

Search the development forum for info on how to do that. You want to mess with the *.tim files.

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All of the JtRH order links go to the DROD:KDD order page (buyKDD.html), not DROD:JtRH (buyJtRH.html). Might want to fix that .. (also, why no Linux ordering links ? buyJtRHLinux.html, buyKDDLinux.html :))

Anyway, nice site. I added a link to it on DROD's Wikipedia page.

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11-10-2005 at 05:30 PM
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What is the 132nd Archivist?
The 132nd Archivist is an attempt to archive all things related to the Eighth. While I won't be archiving official cannon, as that is done on the original DROD site, DROD.net, what I will be archiving is useful DROD downloads, information, and mods. The original DROD forums can be a hassle to search through, especially if you are looking for new improvements in the Development Board.

That sounds like a good idea. I've been considering collating mod information and other JtRH downloads that have been popping up in various places, but if you can do it, that would be cool.

However, archiving general information regarding the Eighth might not be such a good idea, since I am doing that at present, and your work might end up redundant (or we may argue a bit). It, however, might be better to incorporate your site into DROD.net. It's not that I don't think a fansite would be cool, but if it contains a source of information about the Forum that users will potentially tap into, a secondary site may not allow enough less active users to find it (I guess it would also get confusing to have to leave the DROD site to find some semi-official information). It might therefore be better for you to have your own section on the website in which you can store your archives, although we'll need to see what Patrick thinks about it.

In any case, it's very cool, (and it is yet another poke for me to work on DROD.net III).

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I made a few quick changes to your Style1Tiles file, so that the secret and broken walls look right, and added a quickly made pyramid obstacle.

-vylycyn

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Cooooool site!

btw, the link to drod.net in http://ancient-empires.net/drod/about.html doesn't work.

Also, on the same page, the lateral bar doesn't work (to me).

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Really good site !

I don't like the date though : "11/07/05"

To me (and others) that means "11th July"

Do your visitors have to try and work out if you're American or not to decide what that date means ?

Use a politically neutral format, please!

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Oh dear. I've created a monster! .. 'sgot a point, though ;)

Btw, I just noticed that the scrollbars are invisible in Opera, due to the colors you chose.

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Indeed.. It's all your fault :P

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All of the JtRH order links go to the DROD:KDD order page (buyKDD.html), not DROD:JtRH (buyJtRH.html). Might want to fix that .. (also, why no Linux ordering links ? buyJtRHLinux.html, buyKDDLinux.html )


Thanks for pointing this out trick. I've now fixed it where the Linux download links are on the pages alongside the Windows links.

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I made a few quick changes to your Style1Tiles file, so that the secret and broken walls look right, and added a quickly made pyramid obstacle.


Thanks, vylycyn! The pyramid looks really great. I've changed the file on my site to reflect the changes, as well as the one in this post. Also, I've added your name to the author list. If you'd like to do more, I wouldn't object. :P

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btw, the link to drod.net in http://ancient-empires.net/drod/about.html doesn't work.


Thanks Bombadil, I've fixed it.

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I don't like the date though : "11/07/05"


Alrighty jamie, I fixed that as well, the date should now be clear and politically correct. :P
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Alrighty jamie, I fixed that as well, the date should now be clear and politically correct. :P


Ok, so... this "9:57 CST" business......

(JOKE! :lol)

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Indeed.. It's all your fault :P


I told Indeed, and she has no idea what you're talking about. She wasn't even here!

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Indeed, she *would* say that though.


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I've updated the site to include leroy's new visual style, Toscana. The Clocks page will be following shortly.
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Yay! :)

Uhm... just one question. Which room did you use for the "skin preview" pictures?

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It's room in level 1 of King Dugan's Dungeon. Let me go check it's co-ordinants.

EDIT: It's Six north Two west.

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I realised that a few minutes after making that post. I just didn't want to look stupid. Too late.

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I've updated the site to include leroy's new visual style, Toscana. The Clocks page will be following shortly.


Hmm, at the risk of looking like a glory monger, looking on the JtRH mods page, I didn't see it. Maybe you've got an old version of the page up. Also, since this page explicitly links to an order page for the linux version, you might want to update it with a link to the mac version as well.

All in all, it's a nice site and visually very appealling. Good job on the design.

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I can see, and download Toscana. Maybe you're loading an old version of the page yourself, leroy00.
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I can see, and download Toscana. Maybe you're loading an old version of the page yourself, leroy00.

Oh, sorry, how embarassing. I didn't realise the page was cached on this computer. Thanks.

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Saqqara, mind if I link to your site on the "Sending you Away" page?

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Not at all! It would make the site more accessible for its targetted audience.
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