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previous updates - 1998

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27th January 1999

  • The Database updated with the most recent game releases; prices and compatibility information updated for some older 4th Dimension games now rereleased by CJE
  • Company contact details updated
  • New News headline

25th January 1999

  • Added new emulator to the emulation section - VICE simulates a Commodore 64, 128, PET, CBM2 and VIC20
  • VICE emulator also added to The Vault

24th January 1999

  • Emulation section updated with two more news stories, and new Texas Instruments calculator emulation page added; also updated Sega, GameBoy, MSX, NES and Coleco pages
  • New News headlines
  • Lots of new emulator versions added to The Vault

15th January 1999

  • New News headlines

11th January 1999

  • Emulation section updated with more news stories, and new BBC emulation page
  • News headlines added to
  • BBC emulators added to The Vault, and new version of DStar

7th January 1999

  • Minor update (removed Happy Christmas banner from contents page)

2nd January 1999

  • Full review of Heroes of Might and Magic 2 added
  • Updated Emulation section with release of VGB and update of MasterGear - both now available from The Vault
  • News headlines updated
  • Other minor updates

24th December 1998

  • Added Happy Christmas! banner to contents page

23rd December 1998

  • One new news headline
  • Updated the PC games compatibility page
  • Other minor updates, including a Xenocide upgrade in The Vault

20th December 1998

  • Added full review of Xenocide, a new game from Skullsoft
  • Updated the Emulation section with the release of a new version of SNES9X
  • A few new news headlines
  • Other minor updates, including new versions of games in The Vault

17th December 1998

  • A few new news headlines
  • Updated the Emulation section

15th December 1998

  • Added five new platforms to the Emulation section
  • Updated some info and added some new release info to the Emulation section
  • Updated Atari800 and STem emulators to newest versions in The Vault (also added some other stuff recently, too)

13th December 1998

  • A few new news headlines
  • Added new pictures to the TEK preview
  • Minor updates to Heroes of Might and Magic 2 and Iron Dignity reports
  • Added 'DStar' to The Vault

11th December 1998

  • Added news feature about Dark Future, a new RISC OS-only game

10th December 1998

  • Added several more emulators to The Vault

8th December 1998

  • Entire new section added: Emulation
  • Entire new section added: The Vault
  • Lots and lots of new news headlines
  • Several other minor changes

9th November 1998

  • Review of brand new version of Destiny uploaded
  • Several new news headlines

7th November 1998

  • News headlines added to

7th October 1998

  • News headlines added to

29th September 1998

  • Added story about Super Snail 2
  • News headlines added to
  • Other minor updates

26th September 1998

  • Updated Descent report
  • Few new news headlines
  • Other minor updates, including to 'about these pages'

23rd September 1998

  • Couple of new news headlines

20th September 1998

  • Destiny review updated with comments on new version

18th September 1998

  • New news headline

5th September 1998

  • Uploaded report on PlayStation Pushy 2
  • Updated the Emulator News
  • Few new news headlines

29th August 1998 (late night)

  • Exclusive new screenshot of Iron Dignity, and latest news
  • Screenshot and news of Botkiller 2
  • Various minor updates

29th August 1998 (early morning)

  • In-depth report on Heroes of Might and Magic 2 uploaded

26th August 1998

  • Four new news headlines
  • Minor update to the Descent news story

24th August 1998

  • Updated the Emulator News
  • Added a news headline

23rd August 1998

  • Added six new free game reviews, written by David Sharp

19th August 1998

  • News headlines updated, and other news updated
  • Several new world news stories added
  • Moved old news stores from the main news page over to the older news stories page, and Quake given its own page
  • Updated the Emulation news page
  • Other minor updates

17th August 1998

Back from holiday:
  • Major Eternal Destiny review added
  • The past month's news uploaded
  • The Database updated - some entries rewritten and a few new games
  • Zip 2000 review updated
  • Lots of minor updates, including to the free Abuse review and the Archive

12th July 1998

  • Full illustrated Ankh review now added
  • Emulators news updated with SNES emulator release details
  • Other minor updates

4th July 1998

  • Super Snail preview added
  • Lots of minor updates

2nd July 1998

  • Acorn Southeast Show full photographic report added
  • News headlines updated, and other news updated

26th June 1998

  • Lots of new news headlines
  • World-wide games news section updated
  • Minor updates

24th June 1998

  • New news headline
  • Minor updates

22nd June 1998

  • News on Acorn Descent - both commercial and freeware versions
  • Various new news headlines

4th June 1998

  • Brand new world-wide games news section, reporting on only the biggest international gaming stories
  • New news headlines

25th May 1998

  • Minor updates to Acorn Syndicate news report
  • Added a new news headline

22nd May 1998

  • New news on Acorn Syndicate including screenshots
  • Several new news headlines

15th May 1998

  • New news headlines
  • Brand new screenshots of Kindred Software's forthcoming game Skirmish
  • Lots of new and updated links

13th May 1998

  • Entire site moved to www.acorn-gaming.org.uk, thanks to Oaktree Internet - sponsorship details updated on all pages
  • Lots of new news headlines
  • Updated The Database (of all commercial Acorn games)

23rd April 1998

  • Added news about and screenshots of forthcoming game Skirmish
  • Updated News headlines - Quake to be published by R-Comp

17th April 1998

  • Added four new News headlines

8th April 1998

  • Lots of new links and updated links
  • Archive updated
  • Various minor updates, including formatting changes for non-table browsers

25th March 1998

  • Updated the PC games compatibility list

21st March 1998

  • Brand new Ankh demo and screenshots
  • Moved remaining February news headlines to the earlier news headlines

20th March 1998

  • Updated the emulator news
  • Three new news headlines
  • Updated the links

18th March 1998

  • Three new news headlines

13th March 1998

  • Three new news headlines plus news update

10th March 1998

  • Added a new news headline
  • Noone has complained about the new use of tables for the headlines and the contents page, so hopefully it works okay on all browsers - I've tested it on non-tables browsers, too, of course. If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know!

6th March 1998

  • Added to the News Headlines, and adjusted the layout again after noticing a formatting peculiarity with Netscape
  • Various minor formatting changes throughout the site

4th March 1998

  • Redesigned the News Headlines layout format, and added a couple of new headlines

2nd March 1998

  • Full Drifter review added
  • Completely new Ankh screenshots and description
  • Completely new TEK screenshots
  • Absolutely all the News updated, with new three-tier structure of Recent News, Earlier News and Old News - now it should be even clearer which items are new
  • Similarly, News Headlines sorted into two sections - very recent, and slightly older ones
  • Completely new Extreme Force screenshots added
  • Lots and lots of minor updates

26th February 1998

  • Updated the News headlines again

25th February 1998

  • Updated the News bits on Quake

23rd February 1998

  • Finally got round to finishing and uploading my review of Exodus!
  • Updated the news a bit
  • A few new and updated links
  • Other minor updates

14th February 1998

  • Emulators news updated, including the MESS multiple console emulator
  • Doom news story updated
  • Links updated

13th February 1998

  • Some major new headlines
  • Emulators news updated, including NES and Mac emulators
  • Doom news updated
  • Links updated and added to

31st January 1998

  • Added exclusive interview with Artex Software
  • Added article on the MSX for the emulator news
  • Updated the News headlines
  • Other minor updates, as well as a few new links

29th January 1998

  • Added news on the new MSX emulator
  • Updated lots of links
  • A few new news headlines
  • Other minor updates

23rd January 1998

  • Updated news on TEK
  • Updated news headlines
  • Updated the Links
  • Various minor updates

22nd January 1998

  • News about and history of Acorn Doom
  • New games from Artex Software
  • Various other new news stories
  • Updated The Archive list of email addresses and company contact details
  • Updated and added to Acorn links
  • Added 'headlines' section to the main contents page

14th January 1998

  • Minor updates, including to The Archive and the Links sections

7th January 1998

  • Added news about TEK
  • Updated review of Wizard Apprentice to reflect the final release version
  • Updated Tellomere news
  • Added some new links
  • Other minor updates

4th January 1998

  • Updated the Introduction and About this web site pages
  • Various other minor updates, including to the Acorn World 1997 report and the email addresses contacts list

3rd January 1998

  • Wrote complete summary of the Acorn Quake story so far for the news section
  • Added an "In Brief" headlines section to the news
  • Added details and pictures of Abuse to the Freeware section
  • Updated The Archive again
  • Other minor updates, including to the Acorn World 1997 reports

1997 and earlier updates

Update records prior to 1998 are also available

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