Castle Camelot LORD IGM Authors News #2 - HTML

Volume 1, Issue 2 -- Started on Feb. 25, 2000.
Released via Listbot on April 05, 2000.
Created by Donald Tidmore -- Castle Camelot LORD Links Page
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January 2004 revision.

LordNews #2 Newsletter Introduction:

This is my second newsletter for LORD, LORD II, and Tournament LORD program authors and game players. Based on friends who have given me support, I will keep this newsletter going through September, at least. I would appreciate those of you who read this letting me know that you will support me, by providing entries for upcoming issues. From the start, I intended this to be either bi-monthly or quarterly. Doing one each two months doesn't work for me, so it will continue to be quarterly.

Legend of the Red Dragon version 4.05 public beta is available in these two ways: Download it from my Old Lord Versions Page, or download it directly from the LORD Legacy FTP Site. (Closed down in late November 2002.) The archive is 333 KB in size, and the file name is LORD405P.ZIP. It was released in March 2000 by Michael Preslar.. The HTML conversion of LordNews Issue #1 is now available, as well as the LordNews #1 HTML Archive file. It includes email addresses and web-site links. Paragraph reworded in 4/09/01 update.


LordNews #2 Misc. Notes Section:

LordNews #2 - Table of Contents:
LORD Authors Notes Section Recent LORD Program Releases
Newsletter Surveys Section LordNews Issues Links Section
Newsletter Contributions Section: Post-Release Updates Section
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Post-Release Issue Revision Notes Section:

06/23/2000: HTML version of this LordNews Issue released. Also available in LordNews #2 HTML Archive file. The web-page conversion was started for me by Bobby Queen. It is different from the original Listbot text release, having been updated to cover events after April 2000, to correct editing errors, and to reflect other needed changes. Entries added in June 2000 are marked as "June 2000 Update". And with the debut of LordNews Issue #4 (ccigm-4.htm), in August 2000, all subsequent newsletter issues were created from the start as web-pages. (Wording updated on 4/09/01.) 12/06/2000 Update: Corrected web-page's email/website address entries for Lord authors. 12/08 Update: Finished LORD author entry corrections. Lord Authors section updates are marked "12/06/2000 Update" and "12/08 Update". 12/11: Recent LORD Releases Section revised. HTML version of Issue #2 officially re-released.


03/31/01 Update: LORD v4.06, LORD II v1.2, and Planets: TEOS v2.02 updates were released by Michael Preslar in February 2001. See LordNews Issue #6 for more info. Download links for the updates are: LORD v4.06 (340 KB), LORD II v1.02 (456 KB), and Planets: TEOS v2.02 (276 KB). Added file D/L links on 4/07/01. 04/07-10/2001 Note: Updated issue where needed. Replaced any email/web-site addresses that had changed since the last update. The introduction was modified to cover current LORD program releases.

12/10/01: The LordNews mailing list is used to distribute newsletter status/update reports or actual issue release files to members. 09/13/02: The second HTML Form was added to LordNews Issue #12's web-page on Aug. 27, 2002. LadyScripts Mailing List is for public discussion of LADY Scripts programming ONLY.

06/27/2007: Replaced old LordNews/LadyScripts Lists section with new HTML Form dialog code.

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12/24/01: Added Table of Contents; Release notes section header line. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. Red LORD barline

Site closures listing:

1) The Darktech FTP server no longer lists BBS and/or LORD files. They were removed due to problems with file management, etc. 2) Night Fire Software - John Winter's site closed. 3) Vandora Software - Janet Terry's site closed. 4) Avalin Software site closed. 5) Adamax Creations files page - closed. Red LORD barline

New Lord-related sites:

Bobo's BBS - Michael Everett (re-opened) --- New Lord - Sallee Huber (closed) --- Telery BBS site
Lordnet Homepage - Rick Parrish (Closed down in late November 2002) -- WT-LORD WebRing - Thomas Kloos. --- Smokey's BBS site
LORD Legacy website -- (Closed. undergoing redevelopment process) -- ftp://ftp.lordlegacy.org - LORD Legacy FTP site. By Michael Preslar. (Closed down in late November 2002.)


Lord2 Legacy Site - never completed, no work done on site since April 2000.
http://teos/lordlegacy.org - Never developed past opening screen. (As of Feb. 22, 2003, neither site link is usable.)

03/31/01 Updates: Updated entry for Lordnet site. It was relocated last year. Identified New Lord site by site and author's names. Replaced previously removed address for WT-Lord web-ring, which had previously been believed to be closed down. Red LORD barline

LORD Authors Notes Section:

Michael Bujold (No valid email address)
-- CanuckSoft


New version of Crazy Tom's Hut Lord2 IGM released in February 2000. New Frank's Firearms Lord2 IGM released in mid-March 2000. Notes from Michael: If any LORD2 IGM authors decide to give up on LORD2, I would only be too happy to continue updating and supporting their old IGMs, with my name on it, of course. Naturally, they would get credit for the initial concept. I would take over for normal LORD IGM authors too, but alas, my Pascal knowledge is rather limited. I've been leaning more towards C++, and experimenting with developing LORD IGMs with that. A toolbox for this would help me greatly, if you know of any, or know of anyone who might know... Several new IGM ideas to expand upon the LORD2 experience are in the works, however, Canucksoft will be devoting a majority of it's time this year to developing a Multi-User door game. No particulars are available yet, but what we can say is that it is a very in-depth, very absorbing, very rewarding game. Check out the Canucksoft site over the next several months for information regarding this new game.
12/06/2000 Update: Updated email/website addresses. Michael has not responded to email in recent months, so is considered fully inactive. 03/27/2001 Note: Michael is considered fully active again. See LordNews Issue #6 for other info. Replaced the email and site addresses. He moved to the geocities address last year. 03/11/03: No valid email address. No contact in several months or longer. Web-site is classified as abandoned, along with all LORD/LORD2 programs by Michael.

Codax Dragon -- Codax's Dragon's Den Ultd


Note: Codax is still working on getting the bugs out of his current Lord program. He has reviewed several Lord2 programs, so if anyone wishes to see the reviews, they should write him for copies. Codax: The only reason LORD2 is at a stand-still is because the sense of competition is gone. Without the medium to get reviewed games to the public, none feel they should work on them. Thus is my problem.... I have most of the IGMs unreviewed by Bobby Queen reviewed and up on my page. I don't mind hosting a new IGM reviewing page or reviewing. In fact I've offered my services to Bobby several times. I think you had a great idea trying to get LORD2 to return to mainstream and I want to help. WE CAN DO THIS! Here is the link: http://members.xoom.com/drgnden/lord2igm/ .. All the HTML files are the reviews... I don't have the .zips (for the Lord2 IGMs) but they can be easily downloaded off Bobby's site... Note 2: These are reviews of some of the Lord2 IGMs listed on the Official Lord II IGM Archive, in the Untested IGMs page, done by Codax Dragon.

CREST(~1 HTM     5336   Crestwood/Dragon Lair Pack v2.02
DARKCLK  HTM     4947   DarkCloak Tavern v1.30
DOMINU~1 HTM     4839   Dominus Castle v2.01
GROCERY  HTM     4705   GreenTree Grocery Store v1.50
HILLSIDE HTM     4774   HillSide City v1.10
LIDDUX   HTM     5158   Fortress Liddux v1.60
NORCAPE  HTM     5240   NorthCape v1.00
PENYON   HTM     4322   Penyon Manor v1.50
SANDLAND HTM     4981   SandLand Village v1.70
SEADEEP  HTM     4926   SeaDeep Passage v1.30
SEAFORT  HTM     5230   The Sea Fortress v2.10
SETH     HTM     4608   Seth Able's Music Shop v2.20
SFARM    HTM     4980   The Smiths Farm v1.30
STONE    HTM     4471   Stones! v1.00
SWIM     HTM     4908   Stone Beach Pass Swimming Area v0.50
-- End of listing.  Thanks, Codax, for doing them. 


03/31/2001 Note: Codax remains on semi-active status, and is still working on his Cruise Lord2 IGM. See LordNews Issue #6 for info.

Mike Ehlert --- BBS Archives --- PC Micro LORD Addons Page
--- PC Micro LORD Utilities Page --- PC Micro Door Developer Kits Page


Site status update from Mike: The Pacific Coast Micro site is still up and running, it's just undergone a few changes. The http URL has changed from http://www.pcmicro.com/bbs to the new location at http://archives.thebbs.org .. All of the files are still available there, but the FTP server at pcmicro no longer provides file listings to anonymous users. The BBS Archives site is now a member of the BBS Organization, a small group of sysops offering several services to the BBS community including web hosting, mail lists, DNS services, banner exchange, the official BBS FAQ, and more. I'm slowly going to be moving other BBS section at pcmicro.com over to thebbs.org as well in the near future, such as the BBS development news. pcmicro.com will be used for commercial services. Web hosting info: He offers FREE hosting to anyone with a web-site that is BBS-related, and for non-BBS sites, the fee is just $10 per month, for 50 megabytes storage space.

Michael Everett -- Bobo's BBS
-- LORD on Bobo's BBS -- SuperColored Monsters Page -- Telnet: bobobbs.net


I am trying my best to compile a contacts page for LORD Authors. Simply for the purpose of making registering IGMs very simple, or if registration is not available, saving people like me lots of time by just telling them on one simple web page. I am working hard to make this page full of IGMs but currently only have a few. I will gladly include the authors names and email later down... Here is the URL to my site: http://www.bobobbs.net/bbslordigm.htm. You can find all the info about the authors there :-) all I have right now basically is updated email address' for LORD Life, Violets Cottage, and LORD Surburbia. All the other IGM authors listed have not replied as of yet. NOTE to authors: Please contact Michael and help him with this project. It is one worth doing, and I am glad he is willing to do the work on it. 03/31/2001 Note: Michael is still working on contacting Lord and Lord2 authors. 01/22/02: Michael's site shut down in early December 2001, and he's working on getting back online.

Suzanne Franklin -- Kiteria's Korner!'s founder


Suzanne is still with us, but suffering from various ailments like allergies. I had some information incorrect in my first newsletter issue, so I need to correct that. Suzanne gave up running her Kiteria's Korner because she was having health problems back then. The following is from Suzanne for me, and for her LORD friends: My congratulations to Michael Preslar on finishing LORD's new version. It sounds very interesting, and I'm sure it will be a major success. As for Kiteria, I hope she never dies, and to that end, Bobby Queen is doing what he can to keep her alive and in the thick of things. I no longer make any contribution's other than occasionally checking the Guest Book (Kiteria's Korner website) and replying to those who have written to Kiteria. I gave my notes and permission to George Pope to continue with my work, a new IGM CHEAT FILE. If he is not interested, someone else may like to pick up the gauntlet with my blessing. 09/07/02: Removed Suzanne's email address. If you need to reach her, let me know.

Steve Gargolinski --- Black Dragon Software


LORD updates, let's see, I haven't really worked on anything new for LORD lately. It just seems like there's no reason to, the BBS scene being near death (sadly...), as I write this. Maybe I'll write just one more LORD IGM or something for old-times sake, but I think I'm going to turn my attention to an RPG in the style of the greatest ever, Dragon Warrior. Maybe if the LORD updates breathe new life into the scene, then I might consider writing more software (I doubt this will happen, though). BTW - If you want the source to anything I wrote just drop me a line or check out the files page on http://bdsoft.cjb.net - It might already be there. Well people, it seems LORD's day has finally come to an end, it's sad - But it was quite a ride, wasn't it. To quote a good BBS friend: Thanks for the memories, and I hope we can all do it again sometime. But we never will. Steve. 12/08/2000 Update: Fully inactive, due to lack of new programming ideas, mostly. 06/05/02: Deleted Email address. Has not been usable in several months. Author's files viewed as being abandoned.

Joel Gathercole -- http://www.lordii.net/: Joel has recently released the latest version of his Complete New World program, version 136.0. It now contains an auto-updater program which sysops can use to update their CNW setup more easily with. Contact him for more details about it if interested. He has also changed to a new website address - http://lord2.darktech.org - and all past versions of his CNW program may be downloaded from there. He also mentioned a Lord2 mailing list. It is at lord2@egroups.com, to subscribe write to lord2-subscribe@egroups.com.


12/06/2000 Update: Corrected email/web-site addresses. Note: Joel is currently working on a new version of Lord II: CNW. 04/07/2001 Notes: Joel moved his web-site to http://greenmachinebbs.com/lord2/ around January 2001. The current version of CNW is 137.1. For more info, see LordNews Issue #6. 12/24: Dropped Yahoo email link; no longer usable. 03/11/03: Returned to active LORD2 activity in January 2003, at www.lordii.net web-site. 01/27/2004: Replaced email address link. Joel is now using joelgathercole (at) yahoo.com.

Duncan Idaho -- VisualMatrix Homepage


Duncan is working on his DuneWorld Lord2 program, and has a web page that people can visit. http://members.xoom.com/InnuendoNZ/ When he's finished working on it, his website will be named BYTE-ME Software Productions. DuneLord2, is an update of his original program, which he didn't release due to not being satisfied with it. He thinks he may be able to release it by mid-2000. He is also now working on another Lord2 World, which is based on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time book series. This one is named L2WoT. 03/31/2001 Note: Duncan is still working on DuneLord and Lord2: WoT. 08/02/01: Added web-site address, does not contain any LORD material yet. 12/24: DuneLord public beta #1 released today. Available from the Lord Legacy FTP site.

Peter Jackson: He has changed email addresses. Sometime in the future, he will be putting his Lord and Teos files back online on a new web-site. Peter: I may or may not work on more IGM's. I definitely plan to do up a really nice (Shockwave) Flash web site and even another BBS. 12/06/2000 Update: Peter's email address stopped working during the summer of 2000. 03/31/01: He has not been heard from since then. His programs are all unsupported now. Web-site was never reopened.

Korombos --- SharkWare (CLOSED): He has nothing to report currently about his Lord programs development plans, or about the KDrive program. 12/08/2000 Update: Currently partly inactive. 04/01/01: Updated email/web-site addresses. Sharkware now has its own domain. He is fully active, and is currently working on updates of KDrive, Klord, and his Lord igms. 04/14: Those programs are now available. See Lordnews #6 for further info. 08/02/01: Web-site closed down last month, reason unknown. Email account is also closed. Red LORD barline

Michael Preslar -- michaelpreslar.com -- LORD Legacy Site
-- Elysium Software
Alternate Email: mike@lordlegacy.com, e_maus@covingtononline.com


02/28/2000 - from LORD Reborn News page: Rick Parrish will be working on LordNet. He has an Y2K fix for it, located at http://lordnet.lordlegacy.org. No, Lord is not dead. I've just been busy earning a living. Things will settle down soon, I hope. In the meantime, check out http://org.darktech.org. I'm a programmer for Inventive Communications, working on various things, such as Perl CGI's for www.inetlibrary.com, ... Anyway, part of the "perks" of the job is an IP, a server, and use of the company's T1 line. org.darktech.org is my testing ground for new CGI's and a few other things.

From Michael - March 2000: Legend of the Red Dragon v4.05 Public Beta has been released, as of March 15th. As a beta, it could still have some bugs, but that's the purpose of a public beta, right? To help the developer get the bugs out. This is a good show as to what's to come. New in this release:

Lady, a random event scripting language with full documentation, example scripts, and 3/4 of the default random events moved to Lady. Uses less memory, optimized code, runs faster, smoother.. a BRAND NEW LordCfg written from scratch.. Many bugs and cheats fixed.. 4 pages worth in the whatsnew.txt.. I've also registered a domain name.. www.lordlegacy.org and have begun the work on it. I'll have the Lord site, Lord2, Teos, and everything else relating to the Lord Legacy. Plus a few new, unique things not available anywhere else that are highly sought after. Since I've had my hands full working on Lord, and am pushing to get the Lord2 and Teos contracts soon, I've asked Rick Parrish to work on LordNet. Within 4 hours, he had a Y2K fix. He is continuing work, and should have it all rewritten sometime soon (I think he said mid-summer.)

From March 29, 2000 entry - Lord Reborn Rambling page: And as you might have noticed.. Lord 4.05 public beta has been released. So far, things have gone incredibly smooth. I've received a few bug reports.. But not for 4.05pb (yay!). If you send an email to e_maus@covingtononline.com with a subject of "send me lord" (no double quotes), my email bot will send you the latest lord exe's as well as any other goodies I have waiting (new menusets, etc) .. The bug reports I've gotten so far have been for these snapshot exe's. (Hey guys, sorry for the display problems. I've been cleaning those routines up, and tweaking them). More Good News: It's been approved. Ill be "adopting" Lord2 and Teos as well. (Ya didn't think I had lord2 and Teos sites for nothing, eh?) The contracts have yet to be signed, but I'm sure they will be soon. -- Michael, 5:00am. Posted March 21 and 24: Got an email this morning.. Sometime in the next 2 weeks, I'll be signing another contract.. For Lord2 and Teos! :) woo! www.lordlegacy.org has gone online. lord2.lordlegacy.org and teos.lordlegacy.org are online as well, but aren't developed as far. ftp.lordlegacy.org is up (check the directory /lordlegacy for bunches of lord stuffs)..


June 2000 Update: LordNet was updated to fix Y2K problems, and released in early March 2000. No news received all year, after April release of this issue, about the Lord II and TEOS contracts. At this time, Gameport has still not sent the contracts to do Lord2 and TEOS to Michael. (However, that was done in early 2001.) He is currently classified semi-inactive. Elysium Software was moved to http://www.elysoft.net (in January 2002). 12/06/2000 Update: Updated the Lordnet site link - it was moved to http://lordnet.lordlegacy.org. 01/22/02: The LordNet site is fully inactive, and the Elysium site is semi-active usually. 03/27/01 Update: Michael is fully active again. The Lord Reborn site was integrated into the Lord Legacy server. No work has been done on either the Lord II or TEOS legacy sites. Updates of LORD, LORD II, and TEOS were released in February 2001. The Lord2 and TEOS updates are basic "branding" updates, but have recompiled .exe files. For a full update, see LordNews Issues #6, and later issues. (02/22/03: All Lordlegacy links referred to in article are currently invalid.) Red LORD barline

Seth Robinson --- Robinson Technologies


Question: When you sold the Lord programs and Teos to Gameport, did you know that they would not bother to work on them for such a long time? I've often wondered why you didn't sell to another programmer who would have jumped in immediately and started work on updating the programs. Answer: I actually had no plans to sell LORD, I was about to make my doors freeware. (I had not worked on them in a long time, and most BBS's were gone, even then..) Gameport/Metropolis called and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. (I had no other offers, or tried to sell it to anyone else.) They really had/have no obligations except to replace lost registration codes of previous owners, I gave them my database. I could only guess if or when they would decide to pull the LORD license out and use it on something new... who knows. They are a pretty large business with lots of things going for them.
June 2000 Update: Seth was married to Akiko on May 31. 12/08/00 Update: Currently inactive (Lord-wise). 03/27/01: No longer involved with LORD programming.

Justin Scott --- Darktech


Justin is working on a new server for Darktech, which he moved to California last year. The FTP server there no longer is carrying LORD programs, but does still have some BBS files - Spitfire/VBBS primarily. According to Justin, they had to take their file archives offline due to problems with properly indexing the thousands of files, and managing them. Justin will have a file section with LORD files in it, but does not know when that will happen. And when his new indexing system is online, he will be adding more files with full text search and other options.
12/06/2000 Update: Justin stopped hosting LORD sites at Darktech, and has not been responded to my email since April 2000. He never resumed carrying Lord files on his FTP site. He is no longer involved in any known way with LORD. 03/31/01: Removed FTP address link, and reworded paragraph. 08/05/03: Removed email address hyperlink at Justin's request.

Bryan Stanbridge -- Purple Frog Productions -- Alt. Email: bryan@purplefrogprod.com -- Bryan's Files Page


He has stopped working on his Lord programs, due to his music interests having taken up all of his time. He is willing to turn over his Lord programs' source code to anyone who is interested in taking over the programs. No status change as of 04/07/2001, except that he is still looking for someone to take over his Lord programs. 02/07/02: Bryan is fully active again, although busy with college job duties, and is working on updates of Apothecary, Grizelda's House, and Lord Suburbia. All are in beta testing at this time.

Tien Lung --- Godlike Productions Files page


Program status info: Amber Crystal development given up, but other author (Curious) is still possibly working on it. Calib is nearly completed. All the menu functions, overworld action functions (search, open door, talk, etc.), and first character perspective dungeon crawling ala "Wizardry" are about 80-90% complete. All I had to finish was mapping out the world and plot the story. 03/27/01: Tien abandoned work on CALib, after his partner quit on him. He has quit Lord2 programming completely, and is now writing Dungeons and Dragons game programs. All of his Lord2 programs are believed to still be supported by him. 05/10/02, 03/26/04: Replaced email address in header.

Bryan Turner -- Vagabond Software
Vagabond Software Mailing List -- ICQ#:106168174 -- Bryan's software Registration Page


Note: All of the Vanadia IGMs are Postcard-ware, meaning you just send him a postcard to get them registered. Here is information on each IGM: (02/07/02: Use above registration page to register the IGMs on Bryan's web-site. He is no longer asking for postcards.) ILORD210.ZIP - Inter-LORD v2.10 Inter-BBS Gaming for LORD. Provides an easy to use Inter-BBS option for LORD. NOW USES BRE HOST style routing system using file attaches. Works with or without The Realm of Vanadia Series of Inter-IGMs. It has many advanced features, many ANSI graphics, RIP, lots of user interaction, and solid game play. Minor Upgrade Y2K Fix, and all reported bugs have been fixed. 09/07/2002 Note: InterLord v3.00 is now available.

V1BAN200.ZIP - Banda's Boardinghouse of Vanadia(tm) 2.00 IGM. Users may explore the large Boardinghouse, play some great ANSI poker, bet on the cock fights, write on the wall, explore upstairs, meet a date, dance, battle, or visit the Gypsy Trailer where they may curse other users, learn their fate, and spy. Has RIP Support, archives for the artwork, supports CLEAN mode and works correctly with Major BBS! V0REA200.ZIP - Vanadia's Arena of Warriors 2.00 (tm) IGM. The first IGM in the Realm of Vanadia Series of Inter-IGMs. MULTINODE REALTIME user battles and chat in the Inter-IGM arena, support for all BBSs and comm routines LORD supports, original ANSI art, RIP, hundreds of NPCs and chat actions. Will launch the other 5 IGMs in the series and Inter-LORD if present. V2GYP200.ZIP - The Gypsy Camp of Vanadia TM 2.00 Inter-IGM. Users may visit with the gypsies, receive readings, explore vast caves, meet a powerful sorceress, navigate a river, try knife throwing, find the snake den, buy and sell items found in the caverns, store gold and gems in the caverns and MUCH MORE! RIP support and Part of The Realm of Vanadia Series of IGMs!

V3FOR200.ZIP - The Haunted Forests of Vanadia TM 2.00 IGM. The Haunted Forest is a vast maze for users to explore. There are many new monsters, and they can even create their own to inhabit the forest. They can find fairies in a cave (if they are lucky), meet the hermit, learn spells and go on quests for the enchantress. There are many secrets to be discovered and lots to do. ANSI & RIP support. V4DIS200.ZIP - Shepley's Distractions of Vanadia TM v2.0 Inter-IGM. Will run independently or with The Realm of Vanadia series of Inter-IGMs. Shepley is an odd little man, but he enjoys playing games. Pay a gem and get to play a few of his 15 games. Games of all types; Card Games, Number Games, Animations, and Word Games. Most of them have never been seen before! An excellent distraction from your typical LORD day! V5MED200.ZIP - The Medieval Tournament of Vanadia TM 2.00 LORD IGM. Eight unique and addictive ANSI Arcade Games provide the basis for the tournament. Become the best in your realm and receive a bonus for the day! Your users have never seen an IGM like this before! This IGM is excellent for Inter-LORD, and has support that will allow blind callers using voice terminals to play all the games!! Also I support Fireside Chat, although I am not doing any upgrades for it. I have recently been notified that there are some "Bugs" in Banda's and I will be releasing a new version of them when I get confirmation that the bugs are gone.


12/06/2000 Update: Bryan is currently fully inactive in Lord programming and web-site development, but continues to support his programs, and is active in the Fidonet Lord echo. (Removed unneeded 12/08 entry.) 03/27/01: Bryan announced in January 2001 that he was no longer doing LORD programming, and that there would be no more IGM updates released by him. 08/02/01: Added underlining for program archive names. The Banda IGM update referred to above, was never released. 02/07/01: Replaced entry header; Bryan has gone back to Full Active status as a Lord programmer. His new work includes: Barak's House 2.02 - recompiled for RTE200 fix, for Seth; The Latrine 3.20 - recompilation, taken over from Vamsi Tadepalli; and he is currently working on The Lottery, taken over from Chuck Culver. Bryan has also become co-moderator of the Fidonet DoorGames Echo, which is run by Ruth Argust. Current non-LORD work is with the Operation Overkill game, which has been fully updated.

Spencer Vickers --- Miniature Lord site


RE: VOYAGE IGM 1.10 (Release circa 1997-1998): I received an e-mail today from an unsatisfied customer. He asked me how to finish this IGM. It's been a long time since I've had a look at it, but I thought I'd help him out, and took a look at it myself. To my surprise I couldn't figure out how to finish it myself! I could have possibly released a wrong map update with the file, but I cannot figure out how to win the IGM myself. If anyone out there has finished the IGM without cheating, please contact me as I'd like to know how. The IGM has been out for 2 years or so, so I'm a little surprised that I haven't heard any complaints earlier. You can find the file at either mine or Bobby's website, if you want to try and figure it out yourself, or please e-mail me if you know how to beat my IGM! 12/08/2000 Update: Fully inactive. 04/07/01: Spencer has not been heard from in months, and is on the "Dead Sites" list. His programs are all considered unsupported now. Red LORD barline

Information about friends who did not provide contributions:

Mike Dillon - -- Crystalline Realms (Closed)


Mike is still working on development of his ALE Lord utility. 12/08/2000 Update: Currently active, recently released Crystalline Stats program. 08/21/01, 09/07/02: Fixed email address.

Bobby Queen --- Former Host of Official Lord II IGM Archive Site, and Kiteria's Korner!


Bobby is dealing with the bad health of his grandparents and hasn't been able to spend time on his website. 12/06/2000 Update: Bobby is not currently accessible by email, and is now listed as a "Dead Site". He was semi-inactive due to health reasons for most of 2000. Those wishing to have Lord II programs distributed need to send them to Ruth Argust at ruth@doorgames.org for Fidonet release. 03/31/2001 Note: Bobby is still semi-inactive. He has recently undergone major surgery, which he is now recuperating from. For more info, please see the entries for Bobby in LordNews Issue #6. Lord2 authors should also be sending their IGMs to Joel Gathercole at greenie_23@yahoo.com. Bobby's web-site is rarely updated due to his health problems.

05/08/2002 Update: The Kiteria's Korner! site was closed down on Bobby's server in early April 2002. It was relocated to my new site location on the Lord Legacy web-server on April 11, 2002. The Official Lord II IGM Archive Site was turned over to Max Larivee in late May 2002. New location: http://www.fidotel.com/public/l2archive/. 12/02/02: Kiteria site is off-line currently. 03/11/03: Reopened Kiteria's Korner in mid-January 2003 at new location: http://www.fidotel.com/public/kiteria/.

Eric Vinson -- Elysium Software: Eric has written a small program for decompiling LORD II .REC files. If anyone is interested in it, they should write him. 12/08/2000 Update: Site is currently fully inactive. Elysium Software moved to the http://www.elysoft.org address around October 2000. 03/27/01: See Issue #6 for current March 2001 info. 01/22/02: Site now is at www.elysoft.net. Red LORD barline

Inactive LORD Authors:

Some may not be actually inactive, but none of them responded to my requests for newsletter entries. And some I did not try to contact, or I had no valid email address for them: Joseph Watson, Jason Brown, Mike Collard, John Elson, Colby Reich, Jay Weber (Elric), Billy England, Carlton Griffin, Eric Richardson, Becky Benjamin, Max Larivee, Thomas Reilly, Ben Tiefert, Tony Brown, Michael Adams, and Paul Koukos. Dawn Bidot, Shawn Highfield, and David Simmons are inactive, but still are maintaining Lord-related web-sites. Others, names unknown, are Arctic Productions, phSoft, and KnyteHawk. Chet Rhodes, Carl Tice, Ben Tiefert, Janet Terry, and John Winter are among those who are either no longer reachable by Email or web-site, or who are known to be no longer involved in Lord programming.


12/06/2000 Update: Joe Marcelletti is now unreachable by email, and the IceRage web-site closed down in May 2000. Mike Snyder has not responded to email in months and is listed as a "Dead Site" currently. Collard, Elson, Reich, England, Griffin, Richardson, Reilly, Tiefert, Brown, and Adams -- listed above, are all classified "Dead Sites". Some, like Becky Benjamin, "Romeo", and Larivee, phSoft, and Blackfist, no longer have web-sites.

03/31/01 Status Update Notes: Joseph Watson is fully active. The Icerage (Marcelletti), Sunshine IGMs (Becky Benjamin), Fieldsoft (Larivee), and Romeo sites all are closed; with the Benjamin site shutting down this spring. These people appear to be unreachable by email, or don't care to respond, and their sites are still running unattended: Snyder, Collard, Elson, Reich, England, Griffin, Reilly, Tiefert, Tony Brown, and David Simmons. The other entries listed above are still valid.

08/02/01 Revision Notes: Paul Koukos and Mike Snyder were reclassified as fully Active this summer. The IceRage web-site is open again, hosted by Shannon Talley, and support of WT-Lord and Icerage's IGMs has been resumed. For details, see Shannon's entry in LordNews Issue #7. All other notations in section are still accurate. 08/21/01 Note: Use following link to access Icerage Technologies's new site. Red LORD barline

Recent LORD Programs Release Listing: (03/31/01 Rewrite)
Covers Mid-December 1999 through April 30, 2000

                     LORD IGMs/Utilities/programs:
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ILORD200 ZIP   371291   1-01-00  InterLord v2.00
V0REA200 ZIP   178529   1-01-00  Vanadia's Arena of Warriors v2.00
V1BAN200 ZIP   273738   1-01-00  Banda's Boardinghouse of Vanadia 2.00
V2GYP200 ZIP   270260   1-01-00  Gypsy Camp of Vanadia v2.00
V3FOR200 ZIP   288659   1-01-00  Haunted Forest of Vanadia v2.00
V4DIS200 ZIP   209868   1-01-00  Shepley's Distractions of Vanadia 2.00
V5MED200 ZIP   194175   1-01-00  Medieval Tournament of Vanadia v2.00
ILORD210 ZIP   371991   1-22-00  InterLord v2.10
LORDHTM  ZIP    57057   2-24-00  LORD HTML page generation utility
LORD405P ZIP   341174   3-17-00  Legend of the Red Dragon v4.05 P. Beta
LORDNET  ZIP   125721   3-15-00  LordNet Y2K update (Lord IGM)

--------------------- Released in late April 2000:
CAVE14A  ZIP    91731   4-22-00  L.O.R.D. Cavern v1.40a
GATE10   ZIP    76982   4-26-00  The Gateway v1.0
------------   Updated since original release:
LSTRUCTC ZIP     8394   8-20-00  Lord C/C++ Structures

                       Lord II IGMs/Utilities/programs:
                     (Also includes Planets: TEOS files)
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CNW-1340 ZIP  2587487  12-24-99  Lord2: Complete New World v134.0
CNW-1341 ZIP  2588523  12-24-99  Complete New World v134.1 patch
CNW-1342 ZIP  2438168   1-08-00  Complete New World v134.2 patch
BONEFORT ZIP     5267   1-11-00  Bonetown Fortress v1.0
TEMPLE   ZIP    19024   1-11-00  The Sysop's Temple v1.0
VIOLET12 ZIP    11502   1-11-00  Flirt with Violet v1.20
XENA200  ZIP    11663   1-11-00  Xena's House v2.0
WEDIT10  ZIP    17365   1-12-00  BDSoft World Editor v1.0
CNW-1343 ZIP    98351   1-30-00  Lord2: Complete New World v134.3 Patch
L2STRUCT ZIP     3023   2-25-00  LORD II Structures
TOMS16   ZIP     8547   2-25-00  Crazy Tom's Hut v1.60
TSTRUCTC ZIP     3538   2-25-00  TEOS - Structures (Mike Dillon)
CNW-1360 ZIP  2334660   3-11-00  Lord2: Complete New World v136.0
RDCOM    ZIP     7892   3-15-00  Lord2 REC Decompiler - Vinson

------------ Originally released in December 1999, then re-released in
             late 2000, with updated web-site/email address info.
VIOLET12 ZIP    11719  10-04-00  Flirt with Violet v1.20
FRANKS10 ZIP    57713  03-20-00  Frank's Firearms v1.0
------------ Updated since original release:
L2STRUCT ZIP     3284   8-20-00  Lord 2 C/C++ Structures
TSTRUCTC ZIP     4092   8-20-00  Planets:Teos C/C++ Structures

                        Wildcat Tournament LORD IGMs:
                     -----------------------------------
RUE16    ZIP   273133   2-09-00  The Rue Morgue v1.60
WITCH29  ZIP   112041   2-09-00  The Witch Doctor's Hut v2.90
OTOWN29  ZIP   224565   2-09-00  Our Town v2.90 Wt-Lord IGM

--------------------- Released in late April 2000:
DODGE10  ZIP   338796   4-26-00  Dodge City v1.0 WT-Lord IGM
------------ BBS Programs usable with Wildcat T-Lord: (Pre-1999 files)
FAIRE401 ZIP   486994   3-24-00  The Faire v4.01
FF600    ZIP   765008   3-24-00  Food Fight II v6.00 
------------------------------------------------------------ 

End of LORD Releases file listing. Red LORD barline

LORD Newsletter Surveys Section:

I have committed to providing HTML web-page versions of my LORD Newsletters on my web-site. The HTML conversion of my first Newsletter issue is now available on my web-site. Issues #1, #2, and #3 were converted to HTML format, and made available on my web-site by June 2000. Issues #4 forward were created as HTML web-pages from their inception, with text versions created at each issue's release date. 04/10/01: Issue #6 is currently in development, and will be released around April 16, 2001. Removed entire Surveys section from CCIGM-02.TXT - see Lnws02-Survey.txt file inside CCIGM-02.ZIP if you wish to read the contents. Most of the surveys became outdated soon after the issue was released, and are no longer of value. Some parts I'm keeping around, since they are still good.

Castle Camelot web-site layout changes: 04/10/01 Update: Removed original notes primarily from this section, due to the majority no longer being of value, or the ideas mentioned were dropped after this issue was released. I dropped the plan to make a Lord subdirectory to hold all of my Lord web-page files in. Trying to convert my Lord IGMs page to tables format was dropped. In early March 2000, the Lord II IGMs Page's layout was revised, replacing the old paragraph listings with four tables for listing IGMs. 12/06/2000: In June 2000, the Yosemite Waterfalls Page was created.

09/14/02: Removed Authors Survey, LORD News Page Survey, Kiteria's Korner Survey, and Official Lord2 Site Survey paragraphs to cc02note.txt file. Red LORD barline

LordNews Issues Links Section: (01/28/04)

Web-Page Issue Files:

LordNews Issue #1 - Released on April 28, 2000. -- Issue #1 Archive
LordNews Issue #2 - Released on June 26, 2000. -- Issue #2 Archive
LordNews Issue #3 - Released on June 28, 2000. -- Issue #3 Archive
LordNews Issue #4 - Released on Sept. 20, 2000. -- Issue #4 Archive
LordNews Issue #5 - Released on December 20, 2000. -- Issue #5 Archive
LordNews Issue #6 - Released on April 19, 2001. -- Issue #6 Archive
LordNews Issue #7 - Released on August 05, 2001. Issue #7 Archive.
LordNews Issue #8 - LordNews Issue #8 Archive
Released on Oct. 08, 2001 in two parts. Recombined into single web-page on May 28, 2002.

LordNews Issue #9 -- Issue #9 Archive. Released on December 03, 2001.
LordNews Issue #10 -- Issue #10 HTML Archive. Released on February 06, 2002.
LordNews Issue #11 -- Issue #11 HTML Archive. Released on May 18, 2002.
LordNews Issue #12 -- Issue #12 HTML Archive. Issue released on Oct. 07, 2002. Last revision 03/31/03.
LordNews Issue #13 -- Issue #13 HTML Archive. October 2002 - June 2003 coverage. In final processing.

LordNews Issue #14 -- Covers July 2003 forward.
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Text Version Issue Files:

LordNews Issue #1 - Text -- Issue #1 Text Archive. Released on December 20, 1999.
LordNews Issue #2 - Text -- Issue #2 Text Archive. Released on April 05, 2000.
LordNews Issue #3 - Text -- Issue #3 Text Archive. Released on June 20, 2000.
LordNews Issue #4 - Text -- Issue #4 Text Archive. Released on September 20, 2000.
LordNews Issue #5 - Text -- Issue #5 Text Archive. Released on December 20, 2000.
LordNews Issue #6 - Text -- Issue #6 Text Archive. Released on April 19, 2001.
LordNews Issue #7 - Text -- Issue #7 Text Archive. Released on August 05, 2001.
LordNews Issue #8 Text, Part One -- LordNews Issue #8 Text, Part Two
LordNews Issue #8 Text Archive. Released on October 08, 2001.
LordNews Issue #9 Text Version -- Issue #9 Archive. Released on December 04, 2001.


LordNews Issue #10 Text Version -- LordNews Issue #10 Appendix
Issue #10 Text Archive. Last Appendix files update: Apr. 29, 2002.
LordNews Issue #11 - Text -- Issue #11 Text Archive. Released on May 18, 2002.
LordNews #10 Data Files: Contains Authors-Info.txt, Lost-Authors.Txt, and Usable-IGMs.txt files.
LordNews #11 Data Files: Contains Unusable-IGMs.txt, CC11igm1.txt, and CC11igm2.txt files.

LordNews Issue #12 - Text -- Issue #12 Text Archive.
LordNews #12 Data Files -- Contains the BadPatch.txt and PassTest.txt files.

LordNews Issue #13 - Text -- Issue #13 Text Archive.
Patched LORD Apps Listing. Appendix for LordNews Issue #13.
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LordNews Issues Links Section: (01/28/04)

Web-Page Issue Files:

LordNews Issue #1 - Released on April 28, 2000. -- Issue #1 Archive
LordNews Issue #2 - Released on June 26, 2000. -- Issue #2 Archive
LordNews Issue #3 - Released on June 28, 2000. -- Issue #3 Archive
LordNews Issue #4 - Released on Sept. 20, 2000. -- Issue #4 Archive
LordNews Issue #5 - Released on December 20, 2000. -- Issue #5 Archive
LordNews Issue #6 - Released on April 19, 2001. -- Issue #6 Archive
LordNews Issue #7 - Released on August 05, 2001. Issue #7 Archive.
LordNews Issue #8 - LordNews Issue #8 Archive
Released on Oct. 08, 2001 in two parts. Recombined into single web-page on May 28, 2002.

LordNews Issue #9 -- Issue #9 Archive. Released on December 03, 2001.
LordNews Issue #10 -- Issue #10 HTML Archive. Released on February 06, 2002.
LordNews Issue #11 -- Issue #11 HTML Archive. Released on May 18, 2002.
LordNews Issue #12 -- Issue #12 HTML Archive. Issue released on Oct. 07, 2002. Last revision 03/31/03.
LordNews Issue #13 -- Issue #13 HTML Archive. October 2002 - June 2003 coverage. In final processing.

LordNews Issue #14 -- Covers July 2003 forward.
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Text Version Issue Files:

LordNews Issue #1 - Text -- Issue #1 Text Archive. Released on December 20, 1999.
LordNews Issue #2 - Text -- Issue #2 Text Archive. Released on April 05, 2000.
LordNews Issue #3 - Text -- Issue #3 Text Archive. Released on June 20, 2000.
LordNews Issue #4 - Text -- Issue #4 Text Archive. Released on September 20, 2000.
LordNews Issue #5 - Text -- Issue #5 Text Archive. Released on December 20, 2000.
LordNews Issue #6 - Text -- Issue #6 Text Archive. Released on April 19, 2001.
LordNews Issue #7 - Text -- Issue #7 Text Archive. Released on August 05, 2001.
LordNews Issue #8 Text, Part One -- LordNews Issue #8 Text, Part Two
LordNews Issue #8 Text Archive. Released on October 08, 2001.
LordNews Issue #9 Text Version -- Issue #9 Archive. Released on December 04, 2001.


LordNews Issue #10 Text Version -- LordNews Issue #10 Appendix
Issue #10 Text Archive. Last Appendix files update: Apr. 29, 2002.
LordNews Issue #11 - Text -- Issue #11 Text Archive. Released on May 18, 2002.
LordNews #10 Data Files: Contains Authors-Info.txt, Lost-Authors.Txt, and Usable-IGMs.txt files.
LordNews #11 Data Files: Contains Unusable-IGMs.txt, CC11igm1.txt, and CC11igm2.txt files.

LordNews Issue #12 - Text -- Issue #12 Text Archive.
LordNews #12 Data Files -- Contains the BadPatch.txt and PassTest.txt files.

LordNews Issue #13 - Text -- Issue #13 Text Archive.
Patched LORD Apps Listing. Appendix for LordNews Issue #13.

Go to the LordNews Table of Contents Page. Red LORD barline

Newsletter Contributions:

This issue had contributions from 17 Lord authors and friends, and their assistance was/is greatly appreciated. The Text versions of each issue, when released publicly, are distributed via Listbot. This version was released on April 05, 2000 in two parts. Printing Info: Using Netscape Navigator, this page is 10-11 pages long. Issue #3 is scheduled for June release, and will be named CCIGM-03.TXT. When created, that issue's HTML conversion page will be available as ccigm-3.htm.


HTML Conversion Pages Notes - June 2000: Issue #1's conversion page was released on April 28. The conversion pages for issues #2 and #3 were both finished and released on June 27-28. 12/06/2000 Update: Issue #3 was released on June 20. Issue #4 was released on September 19. The scheduled release date for Issue #5 is December 18-19, 2000. I've deleted some survey sections since they were only in effect for one issue, including those about the Kiteria's Korner web-site. Issue #4 was prepared as an HTML web-page, since I decided it was easier to convert an HTML file to text. Those who wish to send in entries for Issue #5, or later versions, can reach me by Email or via my site's Guestbook. 03/31/01 Note: Removed entire Surveys section from CCIGM-02.TXT, during its initial update. It was archived inside CCIGM-02.ZIP, as Lnws02-Survey.txt, should anyone care to see the original section's text. All of the surveys became outdated soon after the issue was released, and are no longer of value. Some parts I've kept around, since they are still good. Red LORD barline

My thanks to the following friends for supplying me with entries for this issue. Michael Bujold, Codax Dragon, Mike Ehlert, Michael Everett, Suzanne Franklin, Steve Gargolinski, Joel Gathercole, Duncan Idaho, Peter Jackson, Korombos, Michael Preslar, Seth Robinson, Justin Scott, Bryan Stanbridge, Tien Lung, Bryan Turner, Spencer Vickers, and Eric Vinson. Thanks also to friends like Ruth Argust who have LORD web-sites. And to others who did not send me anything usable for the newsletter, including Bobby Queen, Elric, and Mike Dillon. Thank you all for your support. Red LORD barline

Post-Release Updates Section:

LordNews #2 HTML Conversion; Post-Release Modification Notes:

LORD IGM Authors Newsletter, Issue 2, was released in Text format, via Listbot, on April 05, 2000. This HTML version was started in mid-June, and was released via my web-site on June 23, 2000. Major changes made to this include a full revision of the Surveys section, making web-site links into hyperlinks, adding a page counter, and the update of the Surveys section and Newsletter Summary section.

The first primary update of LordNews Issue #2 was when it was released as an HTML web-page on June 26, 2000. Various author and site entries were updated to reflect email/website address changes, site closures, etc. The HTML version of LordNews Issue #3 was released on June 28 also. Second primary update started on Dec. 06, 2000. Various author entries updated for email address/author name hyperlinks, or to reflect where some authors are no longer available. Modification history section and LordNews Issues section have been revised. Added corrected web-page counter code, due to geocities changing counters on its users in October 2000. All listed email/web-site addresses are currently valid. LordNews Issue #2 (HTML) officially re-released on Dec. 12, 2000 (at 01:29 am).

04/07-10/2001 Update: Updated issue files, ccigm-2.htm and ccigm-02.txt, to use basically the same update notes. Did needed updates for email/website address changes, and added brief update notes for various sections and author entries. Finished issue update on April 14, 2001. 08/02/01: Added short update notes to parts of web-page. 08/21/01: Fixed one email address error, replaced LordNews Issues Links section, Added current Icerage Tech. web-site link. Added LordNews mailing list update paragraph. 10/31/01, 12/10/01: Replaced LordNews Links Section. 12/10: Replaced LordNews mailing list info. 12/21: Miscellaneous updates done. 12/24: Added Table of Contents, issue section relocations.

January-February 2002: 01/20/02: Replaced LordNews issues Links section. 01/22: Updated Michael Everett entry. 02/07: Sight checked email links; entry updates: Gathercole, Turner; issue links updated. Re-posted issue to Camelot LordNews FDN on Fidonet. 03/06/02: Replaced all Vagabond Software web-site links. 05/07: Email address replacement - Everett. 09/07/02: Email address link changes - Bryan Turner, Mike Dillon. Issue links updated. 09/13/02: Revised LordNews/LadyScripts Lists HTML Forms code section. 09/14: Revised HTML code for Netscape v7.00 compatibility.

January 2003 revision. Replaced old GeoCities URL links to work with current fidotel.com web-site. Updated LordNews Issues Links section. 02/22/03: Revised links for closed down Lordlegacy.org site. 03/11/03: Updated Michael Bujold, Joel Gathercole, Michael Preslar, Bobby Queen (Kiteria's Korner!) entries. 08/05/03: Removed Justin Scott's email address; updated issues links section. 01/27/04: Updated Joel Gathercole's email address. 01/28/04: Updated LordNews Issues Links table. Red LORD barline

06/27/07 Note: All web-sites formerly hosted on fidotel.com were either closed since 2003 or have been relocated. IceRage Technologies is closed; Kiteria's Korner is relocated; Lord2 IGM Archive Site is closed; and FieldSoft IGMs is closed. Did brief update to replace Fidotel.com hyperlinks. 01/13/09: I will replace the web-page counters code eventually (maybe). Fixed some HTML coding errors.

Copyright 2000-2009 Donald Tidmore. Page edited on: January 13, 2009 at 04:57 am.