Welcome to Volume 2, Issue 1, of my LORD IGM Authors Newsletter. This is the fifth issue, and marks the anniversary of the newsletter's renewal by me in November 1999. The purpose of this newsletter is to let people interested in the BBS door games LORD, LORD II, and Tournament LORD know about the various active authors, and info on recent LORD program releases. Entries are on or by the various LORD authors and webmasters, and are listed in alphabetical order, by last name, or web-site title. When development is finished, a text version will be created of this HTML web-page and released on my LordNews mailing list. Those who wish to receive it by email should register using the Listbot LordNews subscription section, located on my LORD Links Page -- camelot5.htm. Issue #5 covers September 20 through December 31, 2000, and is the last quarterly issue. Special Notes: If you know of any new or updated Lord programs, that are not listed on one of my LORD web-pages, please send it to me by Email. I'm especially looking for these IGMs: The Jeweler's Shoppe, Old Skill Center, and Market Place.
12/23 Update: Bobby's web-site status is still considered Inactive,
but he is still available by Email. The site's last update was made in
late August 2000. 12/25 Update: Various parts of this issue
have been rewritten, to incorporate information received from Bobby Queen,
Paul Koukos, and Ruth Argust. The Recent Lord Releases and LordNews
Issues Sections have also been updated. 12/31/00 Update: LordNews
Issue #3 web-page updated and released.
04/15/01 Update: LordNews Issues #1-#5 revised and updated,
as part of overall re-release of all old newsletter issues. The Listbot
text files have been moved on my web-site to an Lordnews subdirectory..
LordNews Issue #6 will be released Monday,
April 16, 2001. See it for current updates on people listed here.
02/09/2002: Stopped usage of the drag-109.jpg dragon picture. Checked over issue for any needed updates.
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06/27/2007: Replaced old LordNews/LadyScripts Lists section with new HTML Form dialog code.
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This is a summary of LORD programming this year, through November. LORD has not had any work done on it, to my knowledge, since the v4.05 beta was released in March. Michael Preslar is hard to reach by email, and has been kept busy by his paid work. I have not seen a single IGM released since Seth Robinson released LORD v4.00, that uses any of the features added to LORD by him or Michael. LORD II has not been worked on by anyone since Seth released v1.01a in July 1997, except for two patch files released through January 1998. To date, I have seen three LORD II utilities and four LORD utilities released this year. No menuset or play guide files were released this year. There have been fifteen LORD IGMs, that I know of, released to date. Eight of the IGMs were Y2K updates. The list of active LORD/LORD II IGM authors is currently limited to Bryan Turner, Rick Parrish, Jason Brown, Tien Lung, Lloyd Hannesson, Ken Weitzel, and Marc Ryan. There were six LORD II IGMs released this year, most by Tien Lung and Michael Bujold. No Lord II New World programs were released this year. However, a couple are known to be in progress. Only two LORD II utilities were released this year.
The Official LORD II IGM Archive site has been inactive most of the
year, due to Bobby Queen's personal/family health problems, and has not
seen any new IGM reviews added in over a year, other than ones made by
Codax Dragon. This has had a freezing effect I have been told on many
authors producing LORD II programs. Also, the IGM authors are unable to
easily avoid program conflicts due to the lack of an up-to-date LORD II
block address record FAQ, which Bobby has been unable to provide to them.
Due to my inability to contact Bobby by email anymore, I'm listing his
web-sites in the Fully Inactive and "Dead Sites" sections currently. His
site has been completely inactive since late August 2000.
04/15/01 Update: Bobby's web-site remains inactive, but was updated by Bobby after this issue's release. He is recovering from surgery currently at home, since mid-March 2001. Both Bobby and his web-sites are classified, until he recovers enough to resume site updates, as Fully inactive. For more information, see LordNews Issue #6.
Some good news is that Lloyd Hannesson is continuing to post all of
the LORD IGMs on his Tech'N Software site, and will eventually have them
tested for Y2K compliance, and other problems. So people looking for a
single source for the LORD IGMs should thank him for doing this for us.
Here is my take on LORD's future. With the exception of Joseph Watson's
IGMs work, and his friends' work, WT-LORD programming has stopped. There
is NO work of any kind done to support Worldgroup T-LORD, so it can be
considered as deceased. LORD II is viewable as being in a coma, with
brief signs of life, from the few active LORD II IGM authors. And classic
LORD is on life support, with occasional IGMs getting released for it.
This is an analogy. LORD had three doctors in residence. Dr. Preslar
has been away from his patient for eight months in essence. Dr.
Marcelletti killed his patient, in my opinion. And Dr. nobody at Gameport
has left LORD II in its coma. I am thankful though that there are still
over a dozen of us who have continued to care for our beloved LORD
programs. As long as that continues, there is always hope for LORD's
future to improve.
04/15/01 Update: Lord II was updated by Preslar in February 2001, in a cosmetic update, which included recompiled L2.exe/L2cfg.exe files which fixed the problems Lord2 had running on fast systems. For full details, see LordNews #6.
Tournament LORD's Worldgroup version has been abandoned as far as I can tell by everyone. No one writes IGMs for it, and no one is working on the Worldgroup version for Gameport. The Wildcat version (WT-LORD) was abandoned this summer by IceRage (Marceletti) when they apparently went out of business, so the ownership rights have returned to Gameport. With the exception of a patch release in December 1999, WT-LORD had not seen any work done to it by IceRage. The only author to produce IGMs for WT-LORD continues to be Joseph Watson, although I've heard there is one other person working on an IGM for it. Gameport does not seem to care about any of the LORD programs, and is known to be completely hostile to anyone producing a 32-bit Windows or OS/2 version of LORD. Joseph has, to date, released twelve IGMs this year, three of them brand new.
04/15/01 Update: Preslar was authorized by Gameport to
do 32-bit versions of LORD for Windows, OS/2, and Linux. Gameport
is also trying to contact Icerage personnel to obtain the source code
for Wildcat T-Lord. For full info on this, see LordNews #6.
01/29/02 Notes: The LORD II rewrite is still underway by Preslar; the 100% CPU usage problem has been solved. He will be working on Worldgroup Tournament Lord when he can. IceRage is reopened, but the WT-Lord source code was lost, so no program updates are possible. For information on IceRage reopening, see LordNews Issues #7 through #10. For information on updates made to date on LORD 4.07, LORD II, and TEOS, see the same issues.
02/09/02: Thanks to the efforts of Janet Terry, Joe has started WT-Lord v3.00. He is rewriting WT-Lord, using source code that he had sold years ago to Janet as a starting point. Work also underway on bi-column Other Places menu, either as integral part of WT-Lord, or as an add-on Utility.
April 2001 Summary for above section:
The following authors are no longer actively writing for LORD or LORD II: Bryan Turner, Rick Parrish, Jason Brown, and Tien Lung. Info on LORD/Lord2/WT-Lord programs released since December 2000 may be seen in ccigm-6.htm. Codax Dragon continues to work on his Cruises Lord2 IGM, and Duncan Idaho is still working on his DuneLord and Wheel of Time Lord2 new world programs. The primary impetus in Lord II programming at this time is by Joel Gathercole. Lloyd Hannesson continues to work away at listing/hosting LORD IGMs on his site. One person other than Joseph Watson is known to be working on WT-Lord igms, and two others are maintaining qualily WT-Lord igm hints pages. On the doctor analogy, Lord and Lord II are alive and kicking, other than in the IGMs production department, where classic Lord remains fairly comatose. The WG Tournament LORD programming area remains totally dead. Dr. Preslar and "Doctor" Gathercole are doing good work on the Lord II patient, but no Lord2 igm authors are responding to their medical care so far. Lastly, Gameport *IS* now going full-speed on development of 32-bit LORD games, LORD II development, and even Planets: TEOS. Also WebLord, for Internet sites play, is under development at this time - April 2001.
Thanks to the few friends who participated in my survey to determine the future of this newsletter. Here are the results, all effective immediately: The newsletter will be produced three times per year, or every four months. I have streamlined this page to use one single barline graphic. As some indicated would be appreciated, I have added a dragon art picture to this issue, and will select another later on for Issue #6. The Listbot Text version of this issue will no longer have the author entries edited to include email/website addresses. If you need them, see this web-page (ccigm-5.htm). This issue's HTML web-page will be Emailed to those who wish to include it directly as some have requested, via a new Mailing List I have set up in Eudora. If you wish to be included, let me know, and I will add you to it. I am not planning to make any changes to the Listbot LordNews mailing list. This issue, when distributed through it, will be transmitted in two sections. As for questions about the future of this newsletter, as long as there are twelve or more Lord friends who remain interested, and provide contributions, there will be a new Issue each four months. The original LordNews survey message is archived inside ccigm-5h.zip, as cci-1122.txt. 01/29/02: Renamed file to cc05-note2.txt. Archived most of Other Notes paragraph inside cc05-note3.txt.
Other Notes, reworded 01/29/02: The Text version files for Issues #1-#5 are being stored on the Lord Legacy FTP server, in the Lordnews subdirectory. The text version archives will continue to be available on my site. The issue #1-#5 Text Version files were all brought up to date, as part of the relocation process done to move the newsletter's text files into a LordNews directory. Issues #6-#9 were later released and placed there.
12/23-12/25 Update: Kiteria's Korner has not been updated since early August, due to Bobby Queen's health and family problems. Also, the majority of the site is not updated unless new Lord articles are provided for it. I have been in contact with Bobby, and he plans to keep hosting Kiteria's Korner. (Deleted several lines of text here on 4/16/01. I dropped the idea of setting up a separate version of Kiteria's Korner on my web-site.) There is now a new mirror of the Official Lord II IGM Archive and Kiteria's Korner sites on the Lord Legacy server, thanks to Joel Gathercole and Michael Preslar. Also there is no longer any need to worry about Bobby Queen's ISP shutting him down, so other than our still needing to help him occasionally with the sites' updating, all that is needed is for everyone to "nudge" him at times into doing site updates.
For those who ask "What is Kiteria's Korner?": It is a storehouse of articles on LORD created by Bryan Turner and Suzanne Franklin over several years. It doesn't cover Lord II or Tournament Lord, other than listing the web-sites that relate to them, in its Lord Links page, which is based upon my Lord Links Summary Page. I have been helping Suzanne with her site since 1998, when Bryan stopped working on it for her. Due to her own health problems, Suzanne felt the site would benefit from Bobby Queen taking over the site's hosting, development, and management, which happened in early May 1999. Since then, he and I jointly have taken care of her site. We completely redesigned and renovated Kiteria's Korner in June 2000. These changes are fully detailed in LordNews Issue #3.
With some exceptions, Bobby has been fully inactive for this entire year (2000), due to health problems. Then there has been the "dangling sword" situation, where since September 2000, we've been expecting his ISP to shut down his accounts at shelby.net. So far, that hasn't happened, as of mid-December 2000. And for the past month approximately, I've been unable to reach Bobby by Email, or through friends' messages on the Fidonet Lord echo. His primary email account appears to have been shut down, and it is not clear what the status of his secondary email account is. Bobby has backed up his Official Lord II IGM Archive site, and Kiteria's Korner, on his webjump.com mirror site.
April 2001 Notes: In late December, after this issue was originally released, I was able to hear from Bobby. Shelby.net had been losing his email, from me and many others. That problem was finally resolved after nearly a month of aggravation, for all concerned. Over the past four months, I've updated components of Bobby's Official Lord2 site, some of which has not yet been uploaded to the site. I have also updated the Kiteria's Korner site with updated pages, which included doing spell checking on several Article pages that seemed to need that done. Bobby underwent surgery in March 2001, and has gone quiet on people, while he recovers from that ordeal. So until he resurfaces, both the Kiteria site and the Official Lord2 site will be fully inactive once again. If the situation changes, it will be reported in one of these ways: (1) Notice via my Lord Links page; (2) addendum notice added to the LordNews issue #6 files; or (3) put into the LordNews Issue #7 web-page.
Site Re-Openings: Lord II: Complete New World - new address. Site closures: Frogland BBS site, Hellas BBS site, Help Port Lord Petition page, Sunshine IGMs (Benjamin) and LitterBox sites. Site Revamping: The Tech'N Software site has been redesigned by Lloyd Hannesson. The Earthdrake Software site is undergoing redesign by Elric currently. Lloyd is working on posting all of the known Lord IGMs on his web-site, along with doing Y2K testing of each program over time. See his Tech'N site for more details. No new Lord sites are known of, for this issue's time period. 12/25/00 Update: Hellas BBS is back in operation at hellasbbs.com.
October Notes: 10/07: Replaced pictures on my Castle Camelot LORD II IGMs Page. 10/13: Replaced pictures on my LORD Links Page, and added link for this issue development file to it. 10/20: Replaced pictures on my HTML Resources Page. 10/28: Replaced pictures on my Swimsuit Links Page. 10/31: Replaced pictures on my Browser Resources Page. November Notes: 11/01: Replaced pictures on my LORD IGMs Page. December News: 12/14: Replaced pictures on my LORD Menusets Page. 12/16: Added dragon picture to this page. 12/31/00 Update: Replaced the waterfall pictures on my Tournament LORD IGMs Page.
Joel Gathercole --
11/23: New email/website address entry created, thanks to information from Mike Ehlert. Joel has lost his old copies of the Lord II: CNW files, so those who have older versions are asked to send them to him. 11/26 - Joel: I've recently registered my own domain at greenmachinebbs.com, and I was able to locate the v136.0 CNW file in my lord2@egroups mailing list. Which is a mailing list for Lord II authors, players, etc. I was unable to locate my CNW files on the darktech.org server, and their administrator no longer had them. I've been working on rebuilding my web-site, and joining various Lord related webrings. I will be working on updating the CNW program soon.
11/27: Hello everyone, I must apologize for my bad URLs I've had in
the past, I've been trying to find a suitable dynamic DNS address. I ended
up with some sort of problem with each one I tried. So, I decided to
register my own domain name for my webBBS. I also had moved all my web-
sites to my own server. Meaning ALL my old addresses no longer exist.
Please, if you have in your links section a link to LORD2: Complete New
World, please make the link to: http://greenmachinebbs.com/lord2 -- this is
where the site will rest. I will now be working on more releases of the
CNW packages. I will be now responding to ideas and to bug reports. As in
the past 6 months or so, I've had no time what-so-ever for this. Now, I
would like to hear about any new or updated Lord2 IGMs that have been
released in the past 8 to 10 months. Please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on the email@example.com mailing list. REMINDER,
join the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list if you haven't yet!
04/16/01 Note: Joel has been very busy the past few months. Just read LordNews #6 to find out about his activities. 01/29/02: Removed CNW web-site links, site is still closed. 03/06: No valid email known now for Joel. Yahoo account is over quota, and Yahoo is rejecting mail sent to it.
Michael Preslar --
LORD Legacy Site --
Lord Legacy FTP: files
area -- Elysium Software
IRC Site: irc.lordlegacy.org -- Telnet site: telnet.lordlegacy.org -- LORD Legacy News Page
11/10: Well folks, I've heard from our friend Michael, and here is his entry for this issue: So what all have I been up to.. Let's see ... to put it simple: tons. The company I work for has kept me incredibly busy.. Apparently, I've done well enough that I got a promotion a few weeks ago to head programmer. No need for details on the work they've got me doing, as everyone knows how it is.. Soon as you meet one deadline, they give you another.. As far as lord stuffs go.. Unfortunately, my 486 died.. That machine has all of my BBS programming, including lord, on it. So until i can recover it.. Not sure when I'll be able to do that either.. More than like, I'll replace the machine.. But won't be able to afford that until Christmas. I've recently took on a couple of side-project contracts to bring in a bit more income.. But my server has been doing rather well, other than the hard drive crash in October. I've slacked a bit in updating the lord site, and the LORD2 and TEOS sites are on the way back burner.. Maybe one day. I'd like to think that the lord site (the skeleton I'll follow for the LORD2 and TEOS sites) is setup in such a way that most anyone could come in and make use of it.. There's not a lot to say other than I've been a very busy code monkey over the past year or so. 12/19 Note: The Lord Legacy site has been inactive since August 2000. 04/16/01: Extensive work was done by Michael in the last four months, including Lord v4.06. The Lord/Linux program is in progress, and WebLord is in progress. See ccigm-6.htm for details. 01/29/02: Lord Legacy site is active again. Fixed Elysium site link.
Ken Weitzel: No email contact since previous issue. The Seasons 2000 Lord IGM has been released, and is available from the DDS web-site and FidoNet. 04/16/01: Ken has no plans for Lord programming until its time to do the next Seasons IGM. Proceeds from its registration fees help support charities he cares about. 01/29/02: Replaced email address. See LordNews Issue #10 for current information on Ken.
Korombos --- SharkWare (Closed down)
12/17: I've been extremely busy lately. Had a tooth removed as an
emergency, and family has been busy. And it's "Christmas" time, when we
all rush around like a headless chicken
04/16/01 Note: KDrive, KLord, IGM-X, Haunted Mansion, and Fun and Games updates all released this past weekend. For details, see LordNews Issue #6. 01/29/02: Korombos disappeared in early summer 2001 and is still missing. Email address and web-site address both removed from entry.
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 in late April 2002. The Official Lord II IGM Archive Site was turned over to Max Larivee (email@example.com) in late May 2002. 03/20/03: I reopened Kiteria's Korner in mid-January 2003 at: http://www.fidotel.com/public/kiteria/.
Others who are Fully Inactive: Suzanne Franklin, Bryan Stanbridge, David Simmons, and Chet Rhodes. Semi-Inactive: Michael Bujold, as of April 2001. Paul Koukos is considered active for web-site management, and fully inactive for Lord programming work. Becky Benjamin's site closed sometime after January 2001. Eric Vinson is considered a Dead site author, due to lack of a valid email address. And Bryan Turner, Tien Lung, and Jason Brown have all quit Lord/Lord2 programming, as has been previously noted. And as noted, Bobby Queen is back on full inactive status, until he recovers from his surgery.
Notes: I've decided to incorporate into this issue a full listing of the Lord programs I've found during this year. Some were actually released in a previous year and are marked accordingly. I've separated the files released, or discovered by myself, since LordNews Issue #4 was released on September 20, 2000.
------------ Lord IGM Programming files: RDCOM ZIP 7892 3-15-00 Lord2 REC Decompiler - Eric Vinson LSTRUCTC ZIP 8394 8-20-00 Lord C/C++ Structures L2STRUCT ZIP 3284 8-20-00 Lord 2 C/C++ Structures TSTRUCTC ZIP 4092 8-20-00 Planets:TEOS C/C++ Structures LATSRC ZIP 658580 9-08-00 Latrine IGM source code. -- Note: Released in 1998 by author, Vamsi Tadepalli. No programming files known to be released in October-December 2000 coverage period. ------------ LORD IGM files: V0REA200 ZIP 178529 1-01-00 Vanadia's Arena of Warriors v2.00 V1BAN200 ZIP 273738 1-01-00 Banda's Boardinghouse of Vanadia 2.0 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 2.0 V5MED200 ZIP 194175 1-01-00 Medieval Tournament of Vanadia v2.00 -- Note: Vanadia IGMs all released on December 31, 1999. ------------ ILORD210 ZIP 371991 1-22-00 InterLord v2.10 LORDNET ZIP 125721 3-15-00 LordNet Y2K update CAVE14B ZIP 93516 8-16-00 Lord Cavern v1.40b OUTS13A ZIP 96396 8-16-00 The Outlands Tavern v1.30a GATE10B ZIP 79063 8-16-00 The Gateway v1.00b PVALLEY ZIP 153679 9-17-00 Pleasant Valley v1.00 (1998) ------------------- GRA1_7 ZIP 109880 9-22-00 Warrior's Graveyard v1.70 FEL2_0 ZIP 120978 10-20-00 Felicity's Temple v2.00 RGWRLDV2 ZIP 57575 11-14-00 Rodger World v0.1 (October 97) RHPSV5 ZIP 75113 11-14-00 Rocky Horror v0.5 (January 99) SEAS2000 ZIP 87356 11-30-00 Tis the Season Xmas 2000 ------------ Lord II IGM files: BONEFORT ZIP 5267 1-11-00 Bonetown Fortress v1.0 (1999) TEMPLE ZIP 19024 1-11-00 The Sysop's Temple v1.0 (1999) XENA200 ZIP 11663 1-11-00 Xena's House v2.0 (1999) LAW201 ZIP 14249 6-28-00 Lawyer's World v2.01 TMHSK3 ZIP 9101 7-05-00 Frostglint Keep v3.00 ORC300 ZIP 7811 7-06-00 The Oracle of What's to Come v3.0 ------------------- FRANKS10 ZIP 20141 10-04-00 Frank's Firearms v1.00 TOMS15 ZIP 100366 10-04-00 Crazy Tom's Hut v1.50 VIOLET12 ZIP 11719 10-04-00 Flirt With Seth Able/Violet v1.20 ------------ Lord Menuset files: TLORD20 ZIP 41772 10-04-00 Star Trek: OS LORD v2.00 VLORD15 ZIP 18123 10-04-00 Star Trek: Voyager Lord v1.50 ------------ Lord II: CNW and LORD v4.05 files: CNW-1360 ZIP 2334660 3-11-00 Lord II: Complete New World v136.0 LORD405P ZIP 341174 3-17-00 LORD v4.05 Public Beta ------------ Lord/Lord II Utility files: WEDIT10 ZIP 17365 1-12-00 BDSoft World Editor v1.0 (1999) LORDHTM ZIP 57057 2-24-00 LORD HTML page generation utility LORDST16 ZIP 37135 5-10-00 LordStat v1.60 MEDIT1_4 ZIP 149671 5-10-00 Map Editor v1.4 (MEDIT) RHPTEST1 ZIP 45019 5-16-00 RHPTest v1.0 MPARSE ZIP 80470 5-17-00 Mparse v1.0 FLUXED ZIP 36381 6-12-00 Fluxed v1.00 (1999) REFSM098 ZIP 13937 7-09-00 Lord 2: The Awakening files LORDT_11 ZIP 6517 8-30-00 LordType v1.1 ------------------- CS012D ZIP 89697 10-18-00 Crystalline Stats v0.1.2 for DOS Note: Requires a DPMI Server. CS012W ZIP 97438 10-18-00 Crystalline Stats v0.1.2 for Windows CS012L TGZ 179 KB 10-18-00 Crystalline Stats v0.1.2 for Linux/ELF REGGER ZIP 26716 11-15-00 Baldur's Camp IGM Registration Code Generator w/source code (January 99) ------------ Wildcat Tournament Lord IGM files: (current versions) WITCH29 ZIP 112041 2-09-00 The Witch Doctor's Hut v2.90 RUE16 ZIP 273133 2-09-00 The Rue Morgue v1.60 MADM26 ZIP 69782 5-01-00 The Mad Mage's Tavern v2.60 MADDOG16 ZIP 34848 5-31-00 The Mad Dog v1.60 OTOWN30 ZIP 252783 5-31-00 Our Town v3.0 BLACK29 ZIP 17069 8-03-00 Blacksmith's Shop v2.90 BOBS29 ZIP 56878 8-03-00 Bob's Beer v2.90 BREW10 ZIP 76780 9-13-00 The Brewery v1.00 CLINTN22 ZIP 56921 8-03-00 Ask Clinton v2.20 BREW10 ZIP 76780 9-13-00 The Brewery v1.00 ------------------- CARA10 ZIP 21284 10-30-00 Lady Cara's Tea Parlor v1.00 DODGE12 ZIP 349314 11-10-00 Dodge City v1.20 FOL11 ZIP 15476 11-10-00 Fountain of Life v1.10 VICS10 ZIP 53024 11-10-00 Trader Vic's v1.00 TZONE12 ZIP 357087 12-15-00 The Twilight Zone v1.20 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Lord programs released this year, then updated by author: ------------ Lord IGMs: CAVE14A ZIP 91,731 04-22-00 L.O.R.D. Cavern v1.40a GATE10 ZIP 76,982 04-26-00 The Gateway v1.0 ------------ Lord II IGMs: TOMS16 ZIP 8,547 02-25-00 Crazy Tom's Hut v1.60 LAW200 ZIP 13,627 06-28-00 Lawyer's World v2.0 ------------ Wildcat T-Lord igms: OTOWN29 ZIP 224,565 02-09-00 Our Town v2.90 DODGE10 ZIP 338,796 04-26-00 Dodge City v1.0 FOL10 ZIP 15,735 05-01-00 Fountain of Life v1.0 GRA1_6 ZIP 107,964 08-14-00 Warrior's Graveyard v1.60 DODGE11 ZIP 349,532 09-13-00 Dodge City v1.10 TZONE11 ZIP 334,998 08-03-00 The Twilight Zone v1.10 ------------------------------------------------------------ Post-Release Updates: Added on December 25, 2000. CHRIST26 ZIP 19896 12-23-00 Merry Christmas v2.60 WT-Lord IGM ------------ CCIGM-05 ZIP 18251 12-20-00 LordNews Issue #5 - Text archive CCIGM-5H ZIP 35447 12-20-00 LordNews Issue #5 - HTML archive CCIGM-5P ZIP 40177 12-20-00 LordNews Issue #5 - Graphics archive Available from my web-site, and through the Fidonet Lord Echo. ------------------------------------------------------------
These authors are currently considered to be either Partially or Fully Active: Jason Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org, Joel Gathercole - email@example.com, Joseph Watson - firstname.lastname@example.org, Ken Weitzel - email@example.com, Lloyd Hannesson - firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Everett - email@example.com, Mike Dillon - firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Ehlert - email@example.com, and Ruth Argust - firstname.lastname@example.org.
These authors are either Partially or Fully Inactive: Black Omen - email@example.com, Bryan Stanbridge - firstname.lastname@example.org, Codax Dragon - email@example.com, David Simmons - firstname.lastname@example.org, Dawn Bidot - email@example.com, Duncan Idaho - firstname.lastname@example.org, Marc Ryan - MMFan@rocketmail.com, Marty Blankenship - email@example.com, Michael Preslar - firstname.lastname@example.org, Orion Elder - email@example.com, Robert Olsen - firstname.lastname@example.org, Sallee Huber - email@example.com, Seth Robinson - firstname.lastname@example.org, Suzanne Franklin - (contact me), Tien Lung - email@example.com, Tom Toothman (no valid email), Elric - firstname.lastname@example.org, and Korombos (no valid email). Also Inactive: Bobby Queen - email@example.com, Bryan Turner - firstname.lastname@example.org. 04/02/01: Michael Bujold on semi-active list: email@example.com. Paul Koukos also semi-active: firstname.lastname@example.org. 09/07/02: Updated email info for Mike Dillon, Bryan Turner.
Current listing of authors in "Dead Sites" classification: Eric Vinson - email@example.com, Mike Snyder - firstname.lastname@example.org, and Steve Gargolinski - email@example.com. The following have been labeled "Dead Sites" in past issues, but their web-sites are still in operation, so I'm listing them here in summary. Spencer Vickers, Tony Brown (TonyTown Software), Mad Systems (Purcell), Michael Adams, Chet Rhodes (Fully Inactive), Ben Tiefert, John Elson (3dham), Arctic Productions, Billy England, Mike Collard (FX), Carlton Griffin, No Name Productions (Padgett), Shaun Thibault, phsoft (Barrientos), Purple Haze site, Eric Richardson, Colby Reich (Lord Neko), and Rick Troiano (Fully inactive for years now). 09/07/02: Kenneth Padgett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Richardson can be reached at email@example.com.
Note: If anyone is listed in a section they don't feel they belong in, let me know. Everyone listed in the Dead Sites section are there because of one of these reasons: (1) Unable to reach by email for at least 2 months, or never responds to email inquiries; and (2) the web-site has not been updated in over 6 months, or appears to have been abandoned. I'm also now classifying as "Dead" the LORD Domain Web Ring and Michael Preslar's LORD Ring. All of the listed email addresses are believed to be valid, as of December 19, 2000. Section updated in April 2001.
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. Updated on February 27, 2002.
LordNews Issue #11 -- Issue #11 HTML Archive. Covers February 06 - May 16, 2002. Revised 05/30/02.
LordNews Issue #12 -- Issue #12 HTML Archive. Issue released on October 07, 2002.
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: April 29, 2002.
LordNews Issue #11 - Text -- Issue #11 Text Archive. Released on May 18, 2002.
LordNews #10 Data Files: Contains up-to-date copies of Authors-Info.txt, Lost-Authors.Txt, and Usable-IGMs.txt files.
LordNews #11 Data Files: Contains up-to-date copies of: Unusable-IGMs.txt; CC11igm1.txt - lists LORD IGMs released during January-February 2002. And CC11igm2.txt -- Lists LORD IGMs released during March 01 - May 16, 2002 period.
LordNews Issue #12 - Text -- Issue #12 Text Archive.
LordNews #12 Data Files.
Future issues of my newsletter, effective Dec. 31, 2000, will cover
four months per issue, approximately. This issue's coverage period is for
mid-September through December 19, 2000. LordNews Issue #6, when started,
will cover January-April 2001 LORD author contributions, program releases,
and other Lord news. Remember to subscribe to the LordNews mailing list
via my LORD Links Page. You can also request
HTML page delivery by Email for this and subsequent issues. Photo credits:
12/16/00 - The drag-109.jpg, original name 109.jpg, is from the
The Dragon Archives site,
an excellent source of public domain dragon graphics and poetry.
This issue was started on Oct. 06, 2000. Any Lord authors who wish to stop supporting and developing their programs are asked to contact Lloyd Hannesson, who along with Bryan Turner and Korombos, are interested in taking them over. And old WT-Lord authors are asked to contact Joseph Watson, and let him take over development and support of your old programs. The following faithful supporters are thanked once again for their continued support and participation. Ruth Argust, Marty Blankenship, Jason Brown, Mike Dillon, Codax Dragon, Mike Ehlert, Michael Everett, Joel Gathercole, Lloyd Hannesson, Duncan Idaho, Tien Lung, Michael Preslar, Joseph Watson, Elric (Jay Weber), Codax Dragon, and Michael Preslar. Thanks also to others who have been supportive in the past, including Suzanne Franklin, Sallee Huber, Bobby Queen, and Seth Robinson. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This web-page was created using the Qedit v3.0 DOS text editor, and developed using Netscape Navigator v4.72-v4.76.
Final development notes: Added link to my Castle Camelot Guestbook, and did Listbot Text version file creation work. I hope you all enjoy reading the newsletter, and remember the HTML page is the primary version, for those reading the Text version file(s). 12/20/2000 Note: I have provided Ruth Argust and Mike Ehlert with a third LordNews Issue #5 archive, ccigm-5p.zip, which contains the three graphics files used by the HTML newsletter issue. This Issue's text version was released via Listbot in two sections.
Post-Development Notes: 12/23 and 12/25: Newsletter sections relating to Bobby Queen and to Kiteria's Korner status have been rewritten, to cover late arriving information received from Bobby Queen and Paul Koukos. The original newsletter files are also now available from the DDS Lord/Lord II page. 12/31: Released updated LordNews Issue #3 web-page; modified LordNews issue links section. Newsletter length: 14 pages, using MS Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator.
Starting on March 27, 2001, LordNews Issues #1-#5, text versions, have been brought up-to-date with notations and/or updated information, preparatory for release of LordNews Issue #6 web-page, in mid-April 2001. 04/14/01: Started update of ccigm-5.htm by replacing LordNews issues links section. Finished update of Issue #5 files on 4/16/01. 10/31/01: Replaced LordNews Links Section. 01/29/02: Did various entry updates, email address changes; Replaced LordNews Links section. Will do Link Check of page soon. Added -NOSPAM to my email address due to increase in SPAM last year. 02/09: Various entry update notes revised; stopped usage of drag-109.jpg picture. 02/23: Posted issue archive to Fidonet. 03/06: Restored site links to Michael Everett's entry. Verified others' email address and site links. 09/13/02: Revised LordNews/LadyScripts Lists HTML Forms code section.
January 2003 revision. Replaced old GeoCities URL links to work with current fidotel.com web-site. Updated LordNews Issues Links section.
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.
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