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Ticking along
Well, things are ticking along. I haven't had a whole lot of time to work on the site, though. I've been waiting on some art for the design - I've got a sweet idea, that just needs fleshing out. I also need to go through the downloads, and update them. I know several of the games I have are outdated. Perhaps what I'll do is go through the PC Shmups database at http://shootthecore.com and re-download everything I can find. Some things I have downloads for, that he doesn't. And there's a lot of games that I just plain don't have.
16:21:03 November 28, 2005, Monday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
Making a start
Okay, we're working hard behind the scenes to get this place running smoothly, Well, Twyst is, I'm just being polite and letting you all know. Buh-bye
08:13:45 November 11, 2005, Friday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
Testing, Testing, one, two, three,
08:11:39 November 10, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
This is a test post
Magus asked me to trackback a link for him, so let's try it.
22:25:50 February 24, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
Back to Movable Type
Well, after being frustrated all to hell by WordPress, I’ve gone back to using Movable Type. I’m quite used to the the way the template system works, so getting up and running again should be a snap.
11:14:04 February 20, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
Fresh batch of games
I’ve added another 4 games to the database: Battle Hawk X, Blaze, GyaraPuyo, and Go Forth!! Hebodeck New No. 5!...
02:35:58 September 16, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
I'm back!
Well, after a long hiatus, I’ve added 4 new games - Parasol Witch , Shooting Passion , Gegadell 2000 , and Nekomata Another That brings me up to 50 games in the database, and another 120 on my harddrive to process! I’m going to try to get a lot more...
15:27:34 September 10, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Update on the videos
Sheesh. I’m now REMOVING the video library. You’d think I couldn’t make my mind up… BUT! There IS a reason! You see, I’m now a curator of the Videogame Replays archive, over at archive.org. This is a GOOD thing! See, it means that I no longer need to worry about...
14:59:40 July 11, 2004, Sunday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
New idea
I had been thinking of putting in an articles system for the site, and merging the desktops with the extras. But I’m not all that good at writing articles, and there are people much better than I at it. (Randorama, for one…) So, what I’m going to do, is set...
14:21:14 June 25, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Well, I’ve removed the audio downloads entirely now. Instead, I’ve been working on something I call the ShooterWiki — A public, editable by anyone encyclopedia. I’ve integrated Dean Allen’s fantastic Textile formatting system, (soon to have the help files linked in!) so that people know what the heck is going...
20:51:34 June 19, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Music Downloads Disabled
Well, I’ve disabled the audio downloads. It’s not terribly legal for me to be offering up entire soundtracks for download at high-quality, and the bandwidth is getting really damned hefty to boot. So for now, there’s no downloading. I might replace all the tracks with low quality (I’m thinking 96/44...
01:07:01 June 16, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
A fresh batch of games
I’ve just added 3 more games - Radio Zonde, Hellsinker, and Imperishable Night. Enjoy!...
01:03:14 June 14, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
All sections now active
I’ve finally completed the desktops section. At this point, all the code on this site is pretty much finished, and I just have to find the time to add in more items....
17:31:26 June 12, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Me-Chan Shmup-Style
Okay, this flash movie made me chuckle a little - it’s Me-Chan, as the final boss of Dodonpachi. If you have no idea who the heck Me-Chan is, go here for more info on the OS-Tan characters....
04:12:58 June 10, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
New games
I’ve added a few more games to the library - O-Den 2000, Aeolination, and Lunatic Princess. There are also a bunch of new midi files in the Extras section, and I’ve got a whole lot more to add in. Also, I’ve fixed the album system, so now you can batch...
01:01:41 June 10, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
The same old..
I’ve switched BACK to Movable Type, since I managed to get it working again. Expression Engine is nice, but I was experiencing some serious frustration with the template system - the current site is set up just the way I like it, and EE had too many “concept” changes. Ah,...
17:23:17 June 5, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Minor tweakage
Those of you using Internet Explorer as your web browser will be pleased to see that the site now looks a lot nicer - it’s got almost the same background as the Mozilla version. There was too much whitespace before, so I fixed it. I still don’t like IE that...
12:41:17 May 10, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
More programming done
The links system is now up and running - and people can go ahead and suggest new links that I don’t have - and I’ll know about them really quickly, since the site now drops me a line on IRC. (grin) Now I’ll get started on the desktops section.. and...
19:40:38 May 5, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Download System Complete!
I’ve finally completed the coding of the download system. As near as I can tell, it’s as feature-complete as I can make it. Ratings now work, as do “Related games”, and new entries. I just need to write the random game code, to display a random screenshot, and everything will...
01:55:30 May 4, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Downloads now functional
I’ve finally completed the download system. There’s a couple of features I have left to code, but I’m happy with it so far. Now I just have to take the time to collect all my shmups again, and enter them in! Things left to do: add a rating system -...
22:12:56 April 29, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Back to work...
Well, after a long hiatus, I’m finally getting back to work on this site. Currently, I’m writing the download system. I figure that I’ll have it in place by the end of the week. Then it’s on to digging up all the files I had before - I lost the...
01:51:30 April 23, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Audio Library
Well, I’ve pretty much completed the Audio Library - it now contains a whole bunch of soundtracks from various games. Right now, I don’t have any special anti-leeching protection in place, but if I find people are really abusing the system, then I’ll start implementing some limits. So, go ahead,...
08:42:04 March 29, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
Fresh Start
Well, I’ve decided to do a fresh start on this site. I’ve completely remade the layout, as you can see, and I’m going to rewrite all the backends. Here’s a few of the things I’m working on: A better download system I’m debating putting in forums Better wallpaper system A...
06:02:20 March 18, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
It has been too long..
..Since I actually updated this site. Yeesh. Too much stuff to do, not enough time. Anyways, I've added a bunch more games - Parsec 47, MiniMonica, and Mad Seagull. As well, I've updated Cloudphobia to 0.23, and Warning Forever is...
04:37:45 January 9, 2004, Friday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
More games added
I've added several more games, as well as a new category, Adult. These are games that definately not for kids, so download them at your own risk....
07:56:31 November 15, 2003, Saturday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
It seems I've made a bit of an error in my download systems - everytime someone downloads, the date on it resets. I think I'd better fix that. :P...
18:20:35 November 1, 2003, Saturday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
More shooters added
I've added a whole bunch of shooters to the download section, so head on over and check them out!...
07:11:13 October 28, 2003, Tuesday (PST) Source: Ballistic Zen
Wallpaper section complete!
Well, the wallpaper section of the site, as I said, is complete. So far, I've got just a few desktop images, and none of them have been made by me. Soon, I'll make some wallpaper. (grin)...
08:10:22 October 24, 2003, Friday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Wow. I just discovered this game. It's VERY pretty. The graphics are well animated, and very stylish, and the game feels very polished, even though it's version 0.19! It's got transforming robots, squadrons of attack craft, and a gigantic multi-weapon...
10:44:56 October 23, 2003, Thursday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen
Okay, finally finished off my download system. It's now real easy for me to add files and categories. Yay! Now, I'm just debating whether or not to to forums. Forums are a pain in the ass, and I really don't...
04:34:41 October 23, 2003, Thursday (PDT) Source: Ballistic Zen