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. . . . . . . . . . TNT 2.9.10 : extras & levels -- December 20, 2003 [14:22 / 599@]
> XBlast TNT has been updated (yes, again). It now includes the EPFL 2.6 extras as well as some new extras (swap position, swap color, stop, choose bomb, player farter, revive, sniper and more ! Thanks to Skywalker for implementing all this stuff). See the Downloads section to get the latest files.

You'll probably want some levels to try out all these new extras, and luckily enough we have some here (get the full-TNT-pack [1003 levels] or just the latest new & converted levels by Skywalker).
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. . . . . . . . . . TNT 2.9.8 + 9 levels -- December 7, 2003 [23:17 / 970@]
> XBlast TNT Central/epfl has been updated again, it now includes LAOLA & LOOSER + some new bomb types (see the Downloads section). And here are some levels I made using some of the new bomb types (search, mine and ring'o'fire bombs). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Get them all! -- December 7, 2003 [12:20 / 514@]
> I made a BIG archive containing all TNT levels currently available (815 levels) ! You can get the file on the Levels : Download page. (also converted all TNT levels from DOS to UNIX format (DOS levels caused some display bugs)). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . oh no! more levels ;) -- December 5, 2003 [20:35 / 857@]
> Added about 30 new levels + 20 "new styled" levels by Peter Riede & Sebastian Sager from Heidelberg. You can get the files on the Levels : Download page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT Central/epfl updated -- December 5, 2003 [09:42 / 404@]
> Koen's modified version ('XBlast TNT Central/epfl') has been updated. It now includes all new bomb types and shrinks from the old EPFL-2.6 version (the new extras are not included yet). The windows binary has been fixed (but win32 sources still have a small bug). Get it now and come play with the best players around ! XBlast TNT 2.9.06 Central/epfl is available in the Downloads section (source and binary (windows only)). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Enhanced XBlast TNT -- November 7, 2003 [16:25 / 684@]
> New version of XBlast TNT ! Koen and his friends modified the original XBlast TNT and added some very cool features (can run as server, teamplay is back, adds 16-player support, features a cool highscore-system (you can join the system from within the game)). You can get this enhanced XBlast TNT from the Download page (source or binary (windows) available). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Need some levels ? Here, 293 TNT levels ! -- November 7, 2003 [15:37 / 651@]
> Koen from Groningen (that's in the Netherlands) and his friends made some new TNT levels (104!). He also converted ~200 levels from 2.6 to TNT. Go get these levels on the Levels : Download page now (they're marked as added '07.11.2003') ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Players are back... -- October 26, 2003 [18:14 / 760@]
> Worldwide players database has been restored (the server still seems a bit buggy). You can access the list here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New stuff for you ! -- October 10, 2003 [15:26 / 601@]
> Yes ! 8 new player-shapes (Ping) and some new levels too (2.6 only) ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . oh no! -- September 9, 2003 [16:49 / 701@]
> The player-database died (all data lost). Will try to have it back online soon... Icon

. . . . . . . . . . rrrrrrrRRRRRR -- May 27, 2003 [15:10 / 590@]
> After some weeks of regained activity everything seems dead again on the XBlast front... :-( (this update is just to let you know the website is still alive :-) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New page : player shapes -- April 3, 2003 [16:22 / 640@]
> I've added a new page to the "XBlast Players" section. It lists all available extra player shapes (here). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . More levels -- April 3, 2003 [15:33 / 607@]
> Another big level pack containing 98 levels ! The archive contains 97 of the 133 levels written at Adelaide Uni between 1994 and 1997 (+ 1 brand new level). Some of them you will have seen before in official releases, however these are the original final versions of the levels, not all of which necessarily made it into any of the official releases (available for both XBlast 2.6 and TNT). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New levels ! -- March 27, 2003 [16:49 / 701@]
> A nice collection of 69 new levels (for XBlast TNT) made by Peter Riede and Sebastian Sager from Heidelberg. You can grab the levels here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Players List -- March 8, 2003 [17:07 / 713@]
> Fixed the players database (which was down) and saw many new players in there [Altorn, Black Knight, Deadly, FluX, gbence, Gianni, Gollum le Noir, jstncloud, Karsus, Khaine, king, koen, Kyd, Mystic Enforcer, Nabu, Olli, Triab, Vargusz, ...] :-). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast links -- March 8, 2003 [12:03 / 502@]
> I updated the links section (it really needed a good cleaning, many dead links removed, snif). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast developments -- January 16, 2003 [18:14 / 760@]
> Some time ago I told you about this new version of XBlast named 'XBlast 3'. Two (yes, TWO) other new improved / modified versions of XBlast came out of the dark these days ! One of these is 'xBlast 2003' which will be a complete reimplementation of XBlast, you can visit their sourceforge website here.
The other is "XBlast:Ultra", a modified version of XBlast TNT using OpenGL to add new features and enhancements. You can read some info from the author here, and here are two screenshots for you : pic 1, pic 2.
The cow-boy shape has been updated, get it here.
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. . . . . . . . . . XBlast 3 -- December 31, 2002 [14:34 / 607@]
> As you might or might not know, some people are planning on creating a new version of XBlast ("XBlast 3"). This new version will be a complete rewrite of the game (probably in JAVA) but it will of course look and feel exactly the same way the classic XBlast does (= all cool features, levels, extras, shrinks and so on will be kept). So what's the point in rewritting the whole thing ? It should allow to get rid of the many bugs, make XBlast's networking performances better, add new features (like a built-in ranking system) and allow for a much better modularity (making creation of new extras, levels, shrinks and stuff much easier).

If you want to learn more, I recommend you read this document. (you may also be interested in reading the xblast-group archives).
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. . . . . . . . . . Cow-Boy -- December 31, 2002 [14:23 / 599@]
> Another new shape from Skywalker : the Cow-Boy ! Download it here.
Cow-Boy x-bresse, front : , side :
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. . . . . . . . . . How how how -- December 23, 2002 [21:54 / 954@]
> I wish you all a Merry Christmas (and a Happy New Year too) ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Who's that guy ? -- December 3, 2002 [16:35 / 691@]
> It's Santa Claus (he's a bit early :-) ! This new shape is from Ingo Steuwer. Download it here.
xmas x-bresse, front : , side :
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. . . . . . . . . . New Player Shape (2) ! -- November 12, 2002 [15:57 / 664@]
> Another new shape, from the guys in Leipzig : the Punk. Grab it here.
Punk x-bresse, back : , side :
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. . . . . . . . . . New Player Shape ! -- November 12, 2002 [14:41 / 611@]
> Skywalker has designed a great new shape for your player : the Jedi. You can get it here (just put the files in the \image\sprite folder).
Jedi x-bresse, front : , back : (may the force be with you ;)
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. . . . . . . . . . xblast-group -- November 12, 2002 [14:04 / 586@]
> Seebi has founded a xblast-group called "European XBlast Community", you can find it at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xblast/. He would also like to set up an european xblast-lan-party ! Go have a look ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Cool :-) -- September 16, 2002 [13:53 / 537@]
> Today, I had the nice surprise to see some new players from Belgium, Denmark and France. Thanks to all the people who added themselves to the players list, we now have 217 players in the list ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Files -- July 28, 2002 [11:41 / 445@]
> All files have been moved to the new server (they still were on the old one). Please report any broken links / corrupted files. Thanks. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New Links -- June 23, 2002 [14:27 / 560@]
> Verified/Updated all links, also added some new links to two French XBlast pages. (Links page). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Is XBlast dead ? -- June 9, 2002 [00:04 / 961@]
> Gnalle just brought some worrying info to my attention : the official xblast homepage (http://www.ndh.net/home/m.vogel) has disappeared ! Let's hope this is just a temporary problem... Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Host problems -- June 8, 2002 [23:57 / 957@]
> As you might have noticed, my host started adding more and more ads to the site... I sometimes saw 3 pop-ups + 1 banner show up when I wanted to access the site !!! Thats why I changed host again. I now have a slovak (hehe, yes, slovak) host, they do not require me to show ads of any type, and they provide php, lot of storage space, and even databases. I know it is sometimes slow, but otherwise it seems much better than my previous hosts. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . 144 new levels -- March 18, 2002 [18:30 / 771@]
> Little bonus : you can find 144 new levels made by the Storch Team here (TNT versions) or here (2.6 versions). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Files are back -- March 18, 2002 [18:14 / 760@]
> Re-uploaded all files. If you find any broken links, let me know. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . End of f2s :-( New Host -- March 2, 2002 [22:43 / 946@]
> f2s has closed free websites on february 28, so I had to move the website to a new host. As you know I tried some hosts that were really not good enough... but I have found one that looks ok (www.dk3.com), except for that ad-thing, but you can easily close it.
note: files are not back yet, sorry for any inconvenience.
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. . . . . . . . . . coolfreepages -- February 19, 2002 [12:04 / 503@]
> I now have my answer: coolfreepages is shit. The website is down half of the time, the ftp servers are unreachable 2 days out of 3, and they pop-up full pages of ads. Thus I'm looking for another host again... Anyway, whatever happens, don't forget to alway use one of the following URLs to reach the correct up-to-date location of this website :
http://get.to/xblast - http://www.xblast-center.com.
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. . . . . . . . . . New Host -- January 26, 2002 [18:26 / 768@]
> I found a new host : http://xblast.coolfreepages.com. I have no idea if it is good / fast / reliable etc, time will tell. If you know a better host you can still tell me and I'll have a look.
To be sure you'll always reach this websites most up to date location use one of the following URLs:
http://get.to/xblast or http://www.xblast-center.com.
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. . . . . . . . . . The End ? -- January 16, 2002 [22:15 / 927@]
> My current host, freedom2surf (which has been a very good free host for this website since October 23rd 2000), will close all free accounts on February 28th 2002 :-(
If you know a good free host, please contact me !
I need a host which offers : approx. 50 MB (the more the better), php support, database support (mySQL or postgreSQL).
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. . . . . . . . . . X -- December 23, 2001 [15:10 / @632]
> Hum, no news for over a month... and this is no news either... :-(
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
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. . . . . . . . . . New Version of ATP-XBlast ! -- October 14, 2001 [20:16 / @803]
> Skywalker and VVL have been working hard on a new version of the ATP worldwide ranking system for XBlast. This new version does not use any strange communication system anymore, and all players should be able to easily use this new atp ! (you can read the ATP specs here)
You can get XBlast 2.6 EPFL-atp-php ALPHA version here (alpha means it may not alway work, scores may get lost, games may get lost, everything may go wrong, etc etc, you get the idea: do not expect perfect behavior from this first version !). A version for XBlast TNT should follow soon (in 2-3 weeks). If you find a bug, have any comments / ideas or want to help, PLEASE contact skywalker.
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. . . . . . . . . . Players Pages modified -- October 13, 2001 [16:43 / @655]
> I changed the Worldwide Players and Local Players pages, they now use a new database. I'm taking this opportunity to add some info to the database, I'm adding information such as ICQ numbers and connection-speeds (usefull to choose good TNT-hosts) for every player. I also added a little tool to allow you to modify your information through the website. If you already are in the list, please go to the players list, find your player in the list, click the "more/edit" link in the lower-right corner to acces your "profile" and enter/modify missing/incorrect information.
You will need your password to modify your details, but of course you don't have this password :-) You can get your password by clicking the "I forgot my password" link (this will email your password to the address we have on record for you), if you have any problem getting your password or editing your info, you can contact me here.
note: everything is still a bit 'experimental', and the db is sometimes unreachable, just retry later.
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. . . . . . . . . . Trick Demos -- September 30, 2001 [23:38 / @943]
> Re-recorded all trick demos using the latest TNT version (2.7.38), have a look at the "Survive to explosion" and all the other tricks here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT ! -- September 6, 2001 [13:19 / @513]
> Latest XBlast TNT version (August 16th) now available on the Downloads page. Main improvement is that it now allows NAT (network address translation) for clients as an option (will try this as soon as possible to see if it REALLY works ;-)
hum.. no news at all for August... you know what it is.. work, holiday...
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. . . . . . . . . . Extras -- July 27, 2001 [15:12 / @591]
> Some extras where still missing in the Help Corner : All Extras section. I added them: Daleifing, Frogger, PABF and Player farter. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . daleif lama -- July 27, 2001 [14:21 / @556]
> Added 'daleif lama' from Aarhus to the list: here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . More Players -- July 13, 2001 [11:08 / @422]
> 3 more players added to the list: Tiger from England (Birmingham), Nudi from Hungary (Budapest) and Twist from France (Velizy - Steria). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New XBlast TNT version -- July 6, 2001 [15:15 / @594]
> A new version of XBlast TNT has been released on July 1st. Sources for Linux and Windows can be found on the Downloads page, as well as binaries (for Windows). Here's what's new in this version : now allowing fixed udp-ports 16169-16973 for connections to clients (needed to avoid problems with firewalls), network: fixed TIME_WAIT problem of server (now one can restart the server immediately at the same port), linux: support for up to 4 joysticks, win32: Search LAN now works for clients, but winsock2 is needed. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT updated -- June 20, 2001 [14:23 / @557]
> A new version of XBlast TNT has been released on June 17 (last sunday). Sources for both Linux and windows can be found on the Downloads page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Return of the ancient Master -- June 13, 2001 [11:38 / @443]
> RBwaBD added himself to the players list yesterday ! This is a nice surprise as he is one of the ancient EPFL-XBlast-masters. Read the full story here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Levels / Downloads -- June 6, 2001 [13:37 / @526]
> Cleaned up a bit the Downloads and Levels pages to make it easier to get all needed files in order to play XBlast TNT. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Players -- June 1, 2001 [20:40 / @819]
> More new players added to the list (page 1, 2, 3) again. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . More Demos -- May 25, 2001 [15:07 / @588]
> 2 demos of Fouf vs x-bresse vs Roady added to the Demos (In Action) page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New Players -- May 25, 2001 [14:38 / @568]
> Some new players added to the list (DeathBoy from Grenoble, France). A player from the USA also added himself, but he was too afraid to give his email address. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Super-Masta Game Demos ;-) -- May 17, 2001 [14:42 / @571]
> Some new match demos showing x-bresse versus Fouf.
watching these demos should make clear we are simply the best players around :-)
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. . . . . . . . . . Happy Birthday -- May 11, 2001 [09:20 / @347]
> It is now one year since I first started using PHP on this website :-)
Spécial pour les francais; Aziz a quitté le Loft.
[Fouf-back icon because this is not XBlast related..]
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. . . . . . . . . . Demos / TNT Solaris -- May 10, 2001 [15:30 / @604]
> Some match demos from gnalle and his friends.
Latest UNIX Solaris binaries available here.
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. . . . . . . . . . New TNT version -- May 9, 2001 [10:06 / @379]
> A new version of XBlast TNT has been made available on May 5th, you can download the sources for Unix or Windows as well as binary versions (windows only so far) from here (or from the xbtnt homepage). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . 6 More Trick/Tactics Demos -- May 6, 2001 [11:48 / @450]
> Added 6 new trick demos to the In Action (demos) page (Kick in flame, Suicide, Bomb train, Push push push, Back-burner, Flame through wall). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Two More Players -- May 4, 2001 [16:39 / @652]
> Added 2 new players to the list (both from Leipzig, Germany). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Another Trick Demo -- April 29, 2001 [15:47 / @616]
> Added a new trick demo to the In Action (demos) page : the "survive to explosion" trick. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . First Trick Demo -- April 27, 2001 [13:57 / @539]
> Added a first trick demo to the In Action (demos) page : the "push bomb through bonus" trick demo.
Old year 2000 news moved to the News Archive.
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. . . . . . . . . . TNT / Players -- April 26, 2001 [18:01 / @709]
> XBlast-TNT binary distribution for UNIX Solaris updated (here).
More new players : SeebiSucker and BodoEimer from Leipzig (Germany) and vw from Koeln (Germany too).
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. . . . . . . . . . New Page (demos) -- April 22, 2001 [14:47 / @574]
> Added a new page to the XBlast Players section; the In Action (demos) page : there you can find demos of games, tricks and "challenges". If you have a demo of a nice game you played, or a cool trick (a master-blaster-move ;-), or any challenge idea, let us know ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . More New Players -- April 19, 2001 [20:40 / @819]
> Yup, added 4 more players to the list : kami from Toulouse (France), arnold and The Jesus from Roskilde (Denmark) and iX-bl@ster from Russia ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New level editor -- April 12, 2001 [15:41 / @612]
> Storch 2 (it's a level editor for XBlast) has just been released. This new version is now able to save and load (this was really missing in older versions !) in both standard and TNT format. It now also handles scramble (draw & delete) blocks and supports all official game functions (extras, bomb types, shrinks etc). I must admit Storch 2 is good, but some features are still missing: you cannot define Rising blocks (used during shrinks), Open blocks (used during block explosion) and Xploded blocks. It is also impossible to use other images for the bomb extra, range extra and skulls, which makes it impossible to create weird levels (such as "Illusion"). Last missing detail: Storch 2 does not support the functions added in EPFL-XBlast (new extras, bomb types, shrinks etc), this is very bad :-)
So, what editor should you get ? ... Get Storch 2 to design "normal" 2.6 levels and TNT levels. Get BlastEd to design "weird" and/or EPFL-enhanced levels.
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. . . . . . . . . . New XBlast TNT version -- April 9, 2001 [22:26 / @893]
> Oliver Vogel is working on XBlast TNT a lot lately. You can get the latest source files (Windows, UNIX) or the binary distribution (Windows). I did not play this new version but as soon as I do I'll post a little review here.
You can also get a new player-shape: the cool mecha : Front   Side
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. . . . . . . . . . New Players -- April 9, 2001 [12:30 / @479]
> Added 6 new players to the Worldwide Players list : Arioch (France), CPD (Australia, he's one of the guys from the "Adelaide Group"), gnalle (Denmark), jabecca (Canada !), Lolo (France) et Smirk (Scotland !). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Hot ? -- March 23, 2001 [18:29 / @770]
> A little something you might like to have a look at (although it is not XBlast related): 'the list'. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . TNT updated -- February 20, 2001 [14:58 / @624]
> Yet another version of XBlast-TNT, as usual binary archives (for Windows only so far) are available on the MODs : Binaries page. To download the sources (all versions), please see here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New TNT version again! -- February 8, 2001 [10:03 / @419]
> Yes, Oliver Vogel just released another version of XBlast-TNT, updated binary archives (for Windows only so far) are available on the MODs : Binaries page. To download the sources (all versions), please see here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New TNT version -- January 27, 2001 [14:23 / @599]
> I've compiled the new XBlast TNT under Windows and Linux, binary archives are available on the MODs : Binaries page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Zip archives update -- January 27, 2001 [11:58 / @499]
> Most of the zip archives were missing, they all have been re-uploaded with a .piz extension (just rename them to .zip when you download them). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Happy New Year -- January 1, 2001 [18:21 / @765]
> 2001 : Happy New Year ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Christmas / new players -- December 24, 2000 [16:04 / @670]

Santa-blaster and I wish you a Merry Christmas !


> Many players added to the Worldwide Players list, and for the first time we have two players from the USA. (Barthoze, Brutus, Christian IX, DaBeast, Dead MegaMan, Grim Reaper, Mike, Pcv, TRT, Whisper)
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. . . . . . . . . . News archived / "Winter-look" / new levels -- December 2, 2000 [22:57 / @956]
> July and August news have been moved to the News Archive.
Switched to "winter-look". (Snow, snow, snow in my way. This really looks like Norway).
I'm working on some new levels, stay tuned to get them as soon as possible.
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. . . . . . . . . . EPFL-XBlast "Patch" -- November 26, 2000 [14:56 / @622]
> Sorry for the lack of updates (I've started a new job, which means less time for xblast, snif).
Here is the missing xmas_r.ppm file (put it in the "image/block" directory).
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. . . . . . . . . . Bugs / Updates -- November 11, 2000 [16:54 / @704]
> Fixed the Add/Create Player page and updated the Setting Up Resources page.
Stn found a little "bug" in the latest archive: the file "xmas_r.ppm" is missing in the directory "image/block". I will have a look in my backups to find the missing file.
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. . . . . . . . . . New host -- October 23, 2000 [16:49 / @659]
> Website moved to a new server, which means some problems: adding a player doesn't work, most files are still missing, rankings are not auto-updated anymore, search-page returns links pointing to the old location (this will fix itself soon :) Everything else should work. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Get OUT! / XBlastEPFL -- October 20, 2000 [17:17 / @679]
> x-bresse, Fouf, Titanik, Max and some other XBlast players just missed their exams. For some this was their last chance and they now have to leave this school; this means that this website will probably have to find a new host, but the URL will remain the same : http://get.to/xblast.
Quick note: XBlastEPFL had some bugs, they have been corrected (re-download the archive from the Downloads page).
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. . . . . . . . . . More levels -- October 12, 2000 [16:14 / @635]
> Added some new levels to the Level : Download page (5 levels from LORIA, 5 from antimiage, 1 from me). This brings us to a total of 558 levels in our version of XBlast ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast-EPFL -- October 12, 2000 [00:04 / @961]
> Archive updated !!! Yes ! Finaly ! It now includes even more levels, as well as some new extras from Denmark (such as the Frogger, or the Player Farter :-). Check the MODs : Sources page to get this new version. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Ricky is daddy ;-) -- September 27, 2000 [00:57 / @998]
> Ricky had a baby (born Monday 25.09.2000 at 19h58) !! It is a girl, named Léa. You can see a picture of this cute little lady here (she will surely soon become a true XBlast master ;-) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT -- September 24, 2000 [23:45 / @948]
> Olivier Vogel just dropped me a word to say he has a new version of XBlast TNT available on his website. The network code should be more stable (I'll check this out ;-). Go download the file, here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Worldwide Players list -- September 22, 2000 [00:41 / @987]
> Updated the Worldwide Players page : added players from Bielefeld and from Ingolstadt. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Site Search / XB TNT Win32 Binary / News Archived -- September 6, 2000 [18:02 / @710]
> Added a Site Search page to the website.
Updated the Windows XBlast TNT binary, you can now get the latest version (July 30th) from the MODs : Binaries page.
May and June news have been archived.
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. . . . . . . . . . New Levels / New Links -- August 30, 2000 [23:08 / @922]
> 4 new levels : 3 from "Comet", 1 made by Stn. See Levels : Download to get them.
Stn found 2 XBlast pages of interest: Comet Way's XBlast pages and Javablast web page.
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. . . . . . . . . . Duke-night -- August 25, 2000 [20:40 / @819]
> Not a lot xblast-news, that's why I tell you about various other "happenings". Last week-end, Ricky and I had a "Duke-night": we played Duke Nukem 3D Dukematch all night, from Saturday 9PM to Sunday 8AM, here are the results:
map   x-b score  Ricky score 
  Hollywood Holocaust   : 64 11
  Bank Roll : 104 66
  Club 97* : 26 17
  Fahrenheit : 100 30
  Redlight District : 80 73

TOTAL : 374 197   (=571)
  * : this is a user-map made by me, all others are official maps
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. . . . . . . . . . A picture / Mini-Golf record / World Players -- August 24, 2000 [00:43 / @988]
> Denis took a picture when he visited us 10 days ago, you can view the picture here: picture.
I went to play mini-golf with Ricky again and I won again (and I did beat the 'familiy & friends' record [43]) : score-card here.
Just seen a lot of players have recently added themselves to the Worldwide Players list; I'll clean up the list very soon (maybe split the page in two).
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. . . . . . . . . . Mega Man Archives -- August 17, 2000 [21:16 / @844]
> Just launched my latest website: The MegaMan Archives : http://megaman.rulestheweb.com, which is all about one of the best NES games : MegaMan (it later was ported to GameBoy, Super GameBoy, SuperNES, PlayStation and now N64) (forgot to upload this news update... I did upload it on August 24) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . VVL & Denis in Lausanne -- August 13, 2000 [17:31 / @688]
> Fouf & myself played a local game versus VVL & Denis (2 players from Bruxelles [Belgium] having a holiday here in Lausanne). It was nice to see them. oh, nearly forgot to give you the results : Fouf won the first game and VVL won the second game (if I remember well). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Mini-Golf -- August 9, 2000 [17:25 / @684]
> Went to the "Signal de Bougy" to play Mini-Golf vs Ricky, I won :-) [click here for my score-card] Icon

. . . . . . . . . . "C'est le 1er août !" / TNT -- August 1, 2000 [14:57 / @581]
> Swiss National Holiday (la fête nationale suisse quoi ;-) ... oh, and there's a new XBlast TNT version on O.Vogel's page ! Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Goodies : Cursors -- July 26, 2000 [18:05 / @712]
> Check the Goodies page, I've added some (cool ?) cursors for you to download. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Levels -- July 26, 2000 [14:35 / @566]
> Updated the ./xblast -s list, we now have 531 levels. Also updated the Levels Download page. Will update the complete archive soon... Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Back from Paris -- July 24, 2000 [20:32 / @814]
> Just came back from a 4 day holiday in Paris... it was cool, but I'm really tired now (I need some holiday hehe ;). Will try to update the level list very soon (I have new levels from Frederic Lagrange, Miru, Loriablasters et Thomas Volz). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Levels -- July 18, 2000 [14:41 / @570]
> Updated the ./xblast -s level list (519 levels). Updated the Level Download page too. Have received some new levels from Miru and Frederic Lagrange, will upload them as soon as possible. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . WAP-site reviewed by cellmania.com -- July 8, 2000 [01:13 / @009]
> "Players of the video game XBlast will find great use for the XBlast Center, a wireless gaming site that focuses on gaming information, tips and developmental news surrounding the game. The site also has a listing for the top XBlast players from across the globe and information on modified versions of the game. Gamers interested in editing the game to better suit their gaming style are in luck because the site also provides visitors with links on where users can acquire the appropriate software to tinker with the mechanics of the game. The site provides XBlast gamers with excellent information."
Jump to cellmania's Mfinder to rate The XBlast Center WAP-site : Certified Mobile Web Site by Cellmania.com.
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. . . . . . . . . . Football : Euro-2000 -- July 3, 2000 [02:06 / @045]
> FRANCE wins Euro-2000 !! (the little guy on the right is supposed to look like a french player ;-) France Wins

. . . . . . . . . . Binaries / The End -- June 23, 2000 [14:59 / @583]
> Updated binaries for Solaris and Windows can be found on the MODs Downloads page.
School ends today... exams soon.. arg.
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. . . . . . . . . . Photo-Album :) -- June 21, 2000 [15:23 / @599]
> Ricky took some pictures last friday, they are now available in the Album (see real pictures of Alex, Fouf, Ricky, x-bresse ...) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Lowi is Back ! -- June 20, 2000 [15:09 / @590]
> Yes, Lowi is back ! He was in the USA for one year, but he is now back, and he is still very good at XBlast. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT / Players -- June 16, 2000 [14:40 / @569]
> Update from O.Vogel : "I have just uploaded another TNT release. I have removed a major resource leak under Win32. The game used up about 8 kBytes/sec ..."
Lot of players from Orléans (France) added to the Worldwide Players list.
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. . . . . . . . . . Adding your player -- June 14, 2000 [10:08 / @381]
> If you haven't done so yet, go add yourself to the Worldwide Players list. To add your player use the Create Player page. When you add your player PLEASE provide enough info, because 2 players recently added themselves, but with NO info at all except their colors (if you are one of these 2 players please send me more detailed info Click ! - Click !) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Language -- June 9, 2000 [12:35 / @483]
> Started modifying the translation thing you see in the top frame... french version is now translated at hand (by me ;) ...some pages are still not available in french, but the menu stays in french even on non-french pages. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Binary / New Players -- June 7, 2000 [16:51 / @661]
> Updated the UNIX Solaris binary, get it on the MODs Download page.
New players! Find them on the Worldwide Players page.
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. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT -- June 3, 2000 [21:16 / @844]
> XBlast TNT has been updated again (incredible ;) ! Network code has been improved and it is now possible to play a full game (I played two 5-level games without any problems on my home-LAN...). I uploaded an updated version of the XBlast-TNT Win32 binary : get it here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Binary / Remote-play -- June 2, 2000 [12:13 / @467]
> Added a new binary to the MODs Download page : XBlast TNT for Solaris.
New page ! Remote XBlast, use it to launch XBlast on our machines (this way the ATP system should work for everyone ;)
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. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT / levels -- May 31, 2000 [18:52 / @744]
> XBlast TNT has been updated ! New version with ingame network support... but it only works for the first level you play, after that server and client can become asynchronous.
Updated the Level : Download page.
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. . . . . . . . . . Levels & Links -- May 30, 2000 [17:43 / @697]
> Updated the Links page, also updated the ./xblast -s list (now have 518 levels - will update level archives and download page tomorrow). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New Players -- May 26, 2000 [15:16 / @594]
> Some new players added themselves to the Worldwide Players list: Groucho (Australia), thommes & The real Lord of Blast (Germany), Titi (Madagascar), allemado (Norway), Jansson (Sweden). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Translate -- May 25, 2000 [12:42 / @487]
> I added 6 new little "tools" to the top-frame... see them ? GB, FR, D, NO, I & S : clicking these will translate the current page in french, german, norwegian, italian or spanish (the result is often very.. ahem.. let's say strange :-) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Binaries / Box -- May 18, 2000 [12:18 / @471]
> Added a Binaries section to the MODs area. First binary to be available is XBlast TNT for Win32. If you have made a binary archive, please let me know !
The XBlast "Box" thing in last news... it was of course a joke ;)
A "funny" picture of XBlast-TNT showing a game ready to be started with 7 players : here.
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. . . . . . . . . . Style-it! / Box -- May 12, 2000 [11:15 / @427]
You can now choose your "style" on the Customize page.
BUY IT AT YOUR LOCAL STORE -->
Available soon for only $9.95
(click image to enlarge)
    Buy it ! :)
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. . . . . . . . . . php & style -- May 11, 2000 [18:03 / @710]
Converted whole website, now using PHP & style for all pages. This means no more JavaScript (except for some 'special' stuff, like on the Create Player page). Still have 2-3 things to fix/convert but you shouldn't notice anything (if you DO see an error please tell me !)
Kinda pink isn't it ? hehe... this new 'look' will only stay for 12 hours, it is a "style-test". You will soon be able to choose your own "look" (this pink look is the "Girl Power" look ;-)
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. . . . . . . . . . Title-fight / Desktop -- May 10, 2000 [15:25 / @600]
We had some very nice 6 player games during lunch-break today ! Fouf and x-bresse are battling for the first place.
Don't know why, but I thought maybe you would be interested in having a look at my desktop, so I made a Screenshot for you :-)
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. . . . . . . . . . KART (not really xblast) -- May 9, 2000 [15:10 / @590]
Fouf, Ricky, X-Commander and myself (x-bresse) made some Karting this week-end :) Best laps where: X-Commander (19.20), x-bresse (19.58), Fouf (19.70), Ricky (20.18). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . WAP -- May 5, 2000 [13:17 / @511]
The Worldwide Rankings are now available on the WAP site (auto-updated every minute). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . level archives -- May 2, 2000 [14:22 / @557]
Updated the ./xblast -s list (506 levels) as well as the Level Downloads page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Poll / WAP / .beat -- May 1, 2000 [12:28 / @478]
I removed the poll window because it was really not a succes (but "I like polls" won)
The WAP version of The XBlast Center has been launched ! If you have a WAP-enabled mobile phone, try pointing it at http://get.to/xblast (yes, it is the same URL as for the 'normal' web page, but it will detect you're using a WAP device)
Noticed the @xxx thing on top right of the page ? It is the time in Swatch Beats. To learn more about Internet Time see www.swatch.ch. (btw, if you are using asclock you can display the time in beats)
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. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT -- April 26, 2000 [8:40]
Here's an update from Oliver Vogel on XBlast TNT : "You might not believe it, but actually I managed to release a new TNT version :-) This is the first version with network support. But is still only game and player data exchange between server and clients. You cannot start a networked game, yet. But the networked game setup works quite nicely, including menus showing players on other hosts".
Go to his XBlast Homepage to download the new version.
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. . . . . . . . . . Players / PoVRay / Nokia -- April 20, 2000 [20:57]
Some new players from France (Jussieu) on the Worldwide Players page.
I now "mirror" the great PoVRay images made by Oliver Vogel on this website, see Misc : Goodies page.
You have a Nokia mobilephone ? want to change the operator-logo ? See the Misc : Goodies page to d/l some XBlast/XbC related logos.
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. . . . . . . . . . New Page / Style -- April 17, 2000 [17:50]
Added a XBlast Dictionary to the "Help Corner" section (idea and most content by Stn).
Started adding style (CSS 1)... big question is : will it work with all browsers ? answer is : surely not ;(
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. . . . . . . . . . HTML 4.0 validation for whole site -- April 14, 2000 [9:50]
Validated the whole website with w3org's html validator. All pages (except 3 of them : here for more) validate as HTML 4.0 (got the idea to validate the pages from O.Vogel... btw, he should better be working on XBlast TNT, hehe :-) vh40

. . . . . . . . . . EPFL-XBlast -- April 11, 2000 [15:15]
Updated the EPFL-XBlast archive ! Get it on the MODs : Download page, this version now includes 505 levels, 3 new extras (Electrify, Through, Suck) and 2 new bomb types (Ring of Fire & Mines). See the atp-xb-specs and the ./xblast -s list for all the details. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . 500 -- April 5, 2000 [15:55]
We reached 500 levels ! See ./xblast -s for the complete list. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd & Levels -- March 31, 2000 [11:40]
BlastEd v1.3 BETA 4 is now available (corrected some bugs, added TNT-save) See the BlastEd : Download page to download it.
Re-re-converted some old EPFL levels which still had some grmbl errors, also added 2 new levels from Stn (Kick.h and GrowNKillII.h). Guess what ? I had to update the ./xblast -s list as well as the Level Download page.
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. . . . . . . . . . ooops! -- March 29, 2000 [13:50]
Some of the converted levels (old EPFL & ENSERB) had errors, we reconverted them... also added 10 more 'oldies'. This means I had to update the ./xblast -s list (again and again) as well as the Level Download page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Levels ! -- March 27, 2000 [13:50]
I received some new levels from Mr.RGB and from J.Amilhastre, also added a lot of old levels (converted by Mr.RGB and myself). This means I had to update the ./xblast -s list (again) as well as the Level Download page, we now have 480 levels in our version of XBlast. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Let's make some money ! -- March 23, 2000 [14:25]
Why not make some money while surfing the wild wild web ? Click on the image to learn more and to start earning money now ! (and tell them you were sent by me, ID LHR374 ;) Join AllAdvantage.com Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New Levels -- March 22, 2000 [11:27]
Updated all level archives, see the Level Download page to get the latest files (some levels by the Loriablasters, some from Bremen and some from me).
Had to update the ./xblast -s list, we now have 395 levels (will update the complete EPFL-XBlast archive soon).
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. . . . . . . . . . Yaaaa ! Eat this big "frite" -- March 18, 2000 [17:04]
Just played against Affuteur and VVL from Belgium : I showed them who's really the boss ! (x-bresse, vvl, affuteur: game #1: 4 5 4, game #2: 7 4 3, game #3: 7 6 3) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . ouf ! -- March 13, 2000 [09:32]
The php3 server works again too, all pages are now available again... Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Back -- March 12, 2000 [16:34]
Website is back online but the php3 server still seems to be down, this means that all "interactive" pages such as Create Player or the World Rankings are still unavailable. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT -- March 09, 2000 [22:50]
A short update from Oliver Vogel about XBlast TNT : "I am currently working on it [client/server]. The tcp/ip link works. And data exchange for game an host setup. Currently no visuals/menus for that. Also totally missing is ingame communication." Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New Level -- March 08, 2000 [21:50]
Pierral (from Loria) sent me a level he did not have the courage to post on his website, so I DO MAKE IT available here; the level is KingOfTheOysters.h by J. Moulman. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . French Invasion II : Le Retour -- March 07, 2000 [23:12]
After the guys from Grenoble, the Worldwide Players list got invaded by some more bloody frogs, but this time from Velizy (Steria). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . French Invasion -- March 06, 2000 [15:02]
A bunch of french players have just added themselves to the Worldwide Players page (they are from 'Bitoliste' and Grenoble). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Back -- February 28, 2000 [21:02]
I'm back... was away these 4 last days (skiing) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Levels -- February 20th 2000 [17:35]
Updated the level archives : 4 new levels (from Uni-Wuerzburg & from Uni-Bremen), get the files on the Levels : Downloads page. Had to update the ./xblast -s list. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . "L3gAl sTuFf ruL3z" -- February 18th 2000 [13:55]
Added a new page... tadaaa... the Privacy Statement page makes everything clear (we log your IPs to nuke your computer, track our visitors to find backdoors in their systems and use cookies to fill your hard-disks with crap ;-). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Bomb Types -- February 17th 2000 [17:00]
Updated the Help Corner : Bomb Types page (new info + 3 new anims for Distance, Farpyro and Normal bombs). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Website New Stuff -- February 16th 2000 [15:40]
Cleaned up the My Shots : XX-XX pages, they now use the same look as the rest of the website. Also added a (useless) feature to the menu : the menu items are now "said" when you put the mouse over them (currently only seems to works in MSIE). To de-activate this option or to choose another "voice" go to the Customize XbC page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Forum Back -- February 15th 2000 [15:42]
The forum was down due to hardware problems at Bravenet, it is now back online (but old messages have been lost, sniif) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . St Valentin / Bomb types -- February 14th 2000 [21:32]
St Valentin today...
  • Falling in love prescription: "One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me." [fonce VVL, les frites !]
  • "I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough."
  • "We like because, we love although" ... [so, do you LIKE xblast because... or do you LOVE it although... ?]

Added a new page to the 'Help Corner' section: the Bomb Types page, it tells you a bit more about all available bombs in XBlast.
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. . . . . . . . . . Lot'o'stuff -- February 11th 2000 [17:41]
Added some Real PicsTM for Svansenudisten, Hvespen, Vador and me (here, here and here with Vador)
Added 2 new pages : Help Corner : Game Tactics (most info provided by VVL, if you have any other interesting tactics PLEASE email me) and a Forum (in the 'Contact' section).
Added some new experimental code to XBlast... there now is a BOT which plays pretty well (made by an ex-student of Enserb; updated archive will be available as soon as possible... mmm, let's say in 1 week or so)
Completed the screenshots gallery with my latest levels, see the pics on the My Shots 61-70 page.
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. . . . . . . . . . Norway Attacks / Petzi, pov'petit -- February 8th 2000 [23:17]
Played some games against Norvegian players... they are not too bad ;) [Fouf & me vs Bonez & autark : 6-1,5-6,2-6; we then also played some 'triple' games, Fouf & me & Vador vs Bonez & autark & esKILLER]
Bonez & autark entered the World Rankings, directly at 5th and 4th positions.
Modified the comment about Petzi, a player from Belgium (it is a comment from VVL, in french)
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. . . . . . . . . . 2 new extras -- February 3rd 2000 [13:04]
We have added 2 new extras to XBlast : Electrify and Through, both made by the "Belgium Guys" (but using images made by Fouf and myself).
November 1999 news have been moved to the News Archive.
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. . . . . . . . . . ? -- February 1st 2000 [11:14]
The Empire Vador Wins Strikes Back
Something incredible happened : Vador is number 1 in our rankings !!!
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. . . . . . . . . . Level List / Downloads -- January 28th 2000 [18:30]
I've updated the level archives, as well as the ./xblast -s list and the Levels : Downloads page (now have 261 new levels there) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Help : Extras / Oliver Vogel -- January 27th 2000 [23:54]
The Help Corner : Extras page is now ready, have a look !
Ever wondered what Oliver Vogel does look like in XBlast ? now you can know, he added himself to the Worldwide Players page ! (you can add your player too, just use the Create Player page)
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. . . . . . . . . . Customize it ! / new xblast archive -- January 26th 2000 [18:11]
See the little link on the upper right of your browser ? it will bring you to the Customize page which will allow you to modify the way the menu on the left is constructed/displayed.
We've updated the XBlast-EPFL archive, get it now on the MODs Downloads page (it includes all currently available levels, a lot of extras and stuff PLUS new in this version : the -quake option, which changes the way draw-games are handled, and a built-in CHAT - for a complete list of included stuff read the Specs.txt).
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. . . . . . . . . . Player Submission -- January 24th 2000 [18:06]
The player submission page (Create Player) now works and allows you to add your player to the Worldwide Players page !
(please don't add yourself 256'314 times to the list, and please provide accurate infos, especially a working email address)
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. . . . . . . . . . Website updates -- January 19th 2000 [15:21]
Modified some little things on the site; added a Site Credits page, re-ordered some menu items, added multiple intro pages (just try reloading http://get.to/xblast to see them). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Miru & more -- January 17th 2000 [15:21]
Added Miru from Bremen (Germany) to the Worldwide Players page. Also added real picsTM for Miru, Galatius and JeppeSN. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . tutu, APOC & LaGuepe -- January 15th 2000 [14:58]
Added some more players to the Worldwide Players page : tutu, APOC & LaGuepe; all three from Fribourg (Switzerland). They play with the ATP-ranking system, see their actual rankings on the World Rankings page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New Page -- January 14th 2000 [23:16]
Don't know what to say about it... just check it out, the new Create Player page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Backgrounds / level bug (again) -- January 8th 2000 [16:45]
Made some backgrounds using my xblast-player and some level screenshots today... have a look on the Misc : Photos page.
There was a little error in my "Christmas 1999" level, it has now been fixed : get the levels_yb_latest.piz archive with fixed Christmas1999.h level (merci Pierral).
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. . . . . . . . . . Back / lot of stuff -- January 7th 2000 [21:34]
Hello ! I'm back from my ski-week-holiday.
There was a little error in one of the LORIA levels (XBlost), you can download a corrected version here or download the full LORIA-levels archive again from the Levels : Download page.
Karsten Hoelscher is Tuntie ;)
October 1999 news have been moved to the News Archive.
BlastEd is now able to save the levels in TNT-format (as soon as TNT-format-load and some save-bugs are fixed I'll update the archive).
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. . . . . . . . . . Updates / Levels -- January 2nd 2000 [2:45]
Updated the ./xblast -s list, now contains 371 levels; we will probably release a new version of EPFL-ATP-XBlast in 1 or 2 weeks containing all new levels. If you can't wait, you can get my 4 new levels (Blue, Run!, Christmas 1999 & Y2K) as well as 5 new levels by the guys from LORIA on the Levels : Download page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . -- January 1st 2000 [18:57]

2000


Server back online. No, not 2000 levels... it is year 2000 ;-)
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. . . . . . . . . . New Player : Galatius -- December 30th 1999 [14:51]
Added another player from Aahrus, Denmark to the Worldwide Players list, his name is Galatius. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd online HTML manual -- December 30th 1999 [0:45]
Just uploaded the BlastEd online HTML manual, it explains the basics on using BlastEd, my Xblast level editor (to download the editor, see the BlastEd : Download page).
- =   I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR !   = -
(I'm doing it now because the server should be down from one moment to the other)
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. . . . . . . . . . Xblast TNT -- December 29th 1999 [0:47]
Oliver Vogel is really doing good work on XBlast TNT, he is updating the archives very often and today's version (well, the one from yesterday, as it is now just passed midnight) has some cool new features, like a built-in player creator and a new design for the menus. You can see two screenshots here and here. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . 2 new players -- December 28th 1999 [20:49]
Added 2 new players to the Worldwide Players page : Major TOM and Tuntie (both from Bremen, Germany). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Getting Slowly Down -- December 27th 1999 [14:39]
The php3 server is down, thus the auto-updated World Rankings and Create Player pages don't work anymore; and I remind you that the whole site will be down for 2-3 days around New Year as all servers will be turned off. (you can have a look at the old rankings -from October 21st- here). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Christmas -- December 23rd 1999 [17:24]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you xblasters out there !
Here are two little gifts for you : XBlost (a level by 'Le Grisvard' from LORIA) and Christmas 1999 (a christmas level I just made).
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. . . . . . . . . . Down | Foufs everywhere -- December 22nd 1999 [17:07]
The site will be down for 2 days (December 31st 1999 and January 1st 2000), because they will turn all computers off here at the EPFL.
Changed the little Foufs on the right of the news, two of them are now animated...
very bad news : Icon bad/non-xblast related : Icon 'normal' news : Icon good news : Icon
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. . . . . . . . . . Rankings -- December 21st 1999 [10:02]
The World Rankings Create Player page has been modified again ! We are now using php3 scripting to load the rankings "on request" (which means the rankings page is updated when you load it). Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Rankings -- December 17th 1999 [15:53]
The World Rankings Create Player are now auto-updated every 10 minutes. The ATP system will also soon use sockets which will make it usable for everyone/everywhere. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Snow -- December 8th 1999 [15:53]
Brrrr... it is cold here suddenly... even some snow on the page :-) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Pyroman & Thomas from Aarhus / archive -- December 8th 1999 [14:39]
Updated the World Players page : changed Thomas colors and added Pyroman to the list (a CS student from Aarhus, Denmark).
September news have been moved to the News Archive.
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. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT -- December 6th 1999 [11:10]
Christmas is early this year ! XBlast TNT alpha version has been released; current status is :
  • No network support
  • GUI game launcher works
  • Scrambles and Level Info do not work properly
  • Simple Joystick support for Win32
Get it now, click here.
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. . . . . . . . . . Lowi -- November 26th 1999 [9:13]
Lowi (one of our local players, but currently spending a year in the USA) is working on the xblast code... he modified it to make "invicible-suicide" impossible (still working on it) and is also willing to start work on a "bot" for xblast, maybe also modify team settings to allow more options. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . More players -- November 16th 1999 [11:51]
Added 6 new players to the Worldwide Players page : Alien Intruder, Master Blaster, Super Floh, Desert Fox, Master Jack & UNA Bomber, they are all friends of STN. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Something ;) -- November 10th 1999 [16:37]
Just try this :
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. . . . . . . . . . ATP-XBlast -- November 5th 1999 [17:36]
New version of our ATP-XBlast is available, it is now based on XBlast v2.6.1 and includes some more levels. Jump to the MODs : Download page to get it (1.9 MB).
Futur improvements : ATP-XBlast *should* soon include a new modification made by VVL, a built-in chat. The ATP ranking system login procedure problem should also soon be fixed (well, soon... time will tell).
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. . . . . . . . . . New Levels -- November 5th 1999 [16:22]
Uploaded my 6 latest levels as well as 2 new levels by Frederic Lagrange, see the Levels : Download page to get them and/or the My Shots 51-60 page for some screenshots of my new levels. I also updated the ./xblast -s level list, we now have 362 levels.
btw, Fouf is updating the ATP-XBlast version as I type... will be available very soon.
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. . . . . . . . . . arg -- November 3rd 1999 [17:12]
We had a (well, many) games with 2 to 5 local players versus 1-4 distant players; it was very cool & very hard... aaaa.... tired now :-) Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Official XBlast Homepage -- November 2nd 1999 [11:01]
Yes ! the official homepage by Oliver Vogel has been updated (and moved). The new URL is http://www.ndh.net/home/m.vogel/new.html.
not related to XBLast : 10 Duke Nukem Forever screenshots have just been released ! check out www.3drealms.com
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. . . . . . . . . . Kag, Vador & real Belgium guys -- October 29th 1999 [14:33]
Added Keith Gillow to the players list; also added REAL pictures of the Belgium guys on the Worldwide Players page. oh, and I finally did add correct pictures for Vador, one of our Local Players.
btw, while you are here, why not take a sec. to sign the guestbook uh ?
Moved August news to the News Archive.
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. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd v1.3 beta 3 available / ? -- October 28th 1999 [17:54]
Hop! Just made a zip of current BlastEd version (v1.3, beta 3). You can download it from the BlastEd : Download page, or see a screenshot of the new 'Visual Block Selection' Window on the BlastEd : Shots page (this version also has built-in support for ALL new extras/bomb types/shrinks & fcns found in ATP-XBlast).
Guess what ? Oliver Vogel (XBlast author) told me he is going to UPDATE his XBlast page THIS WEEKEND !! He also told me he will probably upload the latest XBlast-TNT version (in-construction version)
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. . . . . . . . . . Update in ATP-XBlast (soon) -- October 28th 1999 [08:03]
Fouf spent the night at the EPFL to modify the ATP-XBlast, there is now a cool -/+atp option to launch the game with or without the ATP system. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . New PLayer Added -- October 26th 1999 [15:39]
Added a new player from Bremen (Germany) to the Worldwide Players list. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Mini Foufs -- October 25th 1999 [12:34]
Noticed the little xblasters on the right ? They indicate the "coolness" of the news :
  Icon=good news   Icon=normal news   Icon=bad news   Icon=ARG!
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. . . . . . . . . . Back to normal -- October 25th 1999 [9:06]
Everything is back to normal! The website was down this week-end because the server was shut-down for some reason. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Down -- October 23th 1999 [?:??]
School account server down -> website down too... back soon I hope Icon

. . . . . . . . . . World Rankings news -- October 21st 1999 [12:15]
As you probably know by now, our ATP-XBlast version has a built-in rankings system (still some bugs with it, some players can't launch it) ; check the latest rankings on the World Rankings page. Icon

. . . . . . . . . . Screenshots / Local Player List Update -- October 19th 1999 [15:04]
Updated my levels screenshots, the latest levels can be found on the My Shots 51-60 page.
Added 'Roady' to the Local Players list, his real name is -> Fox Mulder <- ('select the spaces' to see it :-)

. . . . . . . . . . ATP problem -- October 18th 1999 [17:12]
There was a problem with the ATP-XBlast uploaded on October 13th, some missing files.. sorry for this. We have re-updated the archive and it now contains all needed files; alternatively, you can download this patch and unzip it in the xblast/Levels/Levels_loria/ subdirectory.
In case you would be interested in my other pages/websites, I made a list here.
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. . . . . . . . . . Level archives + ATP + BlastEd -- October 13th 1999 [??:00]
Updated the Levels : Download page; updated archive containing my latest levels as well as the levels_stn archive. If you are only interested by the levels go get them on the Levels : Download page, if you want to get all new extras and stuff as well, go get ATP-XBlast on the MODs : Download page. The ATP-XBlast Specs txt file has been updated too.
Will upload latest BlastEd version very soon (should include a visual color-selector and a visual block-selector which will make setting the "look" of your levels much easier)

. . . . . . . . . . More Levels -- October 12th 1999 [??:00]
Updated the ./xblast -s level list, we now have 354 levels ! Most of these levels are available on the Levels : Download page BUT to make sure you always get all the latest stuff, download ATP-EPFL-XBlast from the MODs : Download page (the archive will be updated to include these new levels very soon)

. . . . . . . . . . New player in the Worldwide List -- October 11th 1999 [??:00]
Added another player from Aarhus to the Worldwide Players page : Rovhulsmambo.
More updates soon, I promise...

. . . . . . . . . . http://get.to/xblast -- October 1st 1999 [14:00]
This site is hosted on my school account, which might change with new school year starting soon, that's why I did take a V3 URL : http://get.to/xblast ; from now on please use this new URL, that way you're sure to reach the right place (all links/banners and stuff have been updated to use this new URL).
Did you notice there's a Guestbook ? hehe... if not already done, please Sign the Guestbook !
Enhanced XBlast-EPFL version is on the way... new levels, new extra... watch out... soon.

. . . . . . . . . . './xblast -s' -- September 29th 1999 [22:25]
Updated the ./xblast -s list, 345 levels ! (ATP-XBlast-EPFL)

. . . . . . . . . . New Levels in the works -- September 23th 1999 [17:17]
Not a lot of updates last week because of grmbl EXAMS ! but I'm working on some levels using the cool new extras & bombs (Blast'o'morph, Ghost, Swap etc).
btw, Oliver Vogel told me he will soon release the 2.6.1 version containing some bug fixes.

. . . . . . . . . . ATP-XBlast / BlastEd -- September 15th 1999 [17:10]
All pages relating to ATP-XBlast have been updated : MODs Info, MODs Download, Install Help, new extras/stuff specs.
New version of BlastEd with built-in support for all the new extras/funcs/shrinks is on the way...

. . . . . . . . . . ATP-XBlast : new version -- September 15th 1999 [15:25]
The new ATP-XBlast version is available here; there still is a problem with the ATP system BUT it includes some new levels, new bomb types and new extras (by Jerome Amilhastre) and these new bombs/extras are very special... Black Grail, Phantom... click here for info about the new extras.

. . . . . . . . . . More Aarhus players -- September 14th 1999 [16:00]
Two new players from Aarhus (Denmark) added to the Worldwide Players list : SVANSENUDISTEN and HVEPSEN.

. . . . . . . . . . ATP-XBlast : patch 1 : the Extras Menace -- September 10th 1999 [17:50]
Hehe.... yes, here's already the first patch for ATP-XBlast, it contains some 'improved' files AND the 6 new EXTRA ppm images we forgot to include in the previous release... arg. Also contains 2 corrected levels (No_Remorse & Fire).
Download the patch HERE (20.9k) and/or read patch info here.

I will soon (probably on tuesday) upload a new version of the full ATP-XBlast archive with even MORE new extras, MORE new bombs and MORE new levels, so stay tuned ;-)

. . . . . . . . . . The ultimate XBlast version : ATP-XBlast -- September 7th 1999 [17:35]
ATP-XBlast is now AVAILABLE for download; this version is based on the final 2.6 version and includes all levels from this website, a lot of new shrinks & functions, new bomb types (by Stn), the 'Belgium Extras', a NEW EPFL-made extra and the worldwide xblast ranking system : ATP-XBlast ! More info and download : HERE.
...who's the WORLD BEST XBLAST player ? we will know soon...

Please read this txt file for important install info !

. . . . . . . . . . Warning -- September 1st 1999 [22:25]
Found out some name conflicts with the new Stn levels and some older levels - 4 Stn levels have been renamed to avoid the problem - updated archive is available on the Levels Download page.
Don't forget to bookmark the site if you havn't already done it ! :-) I added a little "Bookmark me" thing on top right of page (if using MSIE it displays a button which opens your 'Favorites' folder)

. . . . . . . . . . New Players -- August 31th 1999 [??:??]
Added some new players to the Worldwide Players list : Stn from Austria, Fred from France and 3 guys from far far away : Mariu from Japan and J & Roy from Australia !! (will have to update the World Map, grrr...)
June and July news have been moved to the News Archive.

. . . . . . . . . . Levels ! -- August 27th 1999 [17:00]
- 335 -
Yes! we now have 335 levels in our xblast ! how the hell did we do it ? hehe.... 45 new levels from Stn have been added to the Level Area : Download section. And these 45 new levels come with 1 new shrink and 10 new bomb types ! yes, 10 new bomb types !

. . . . . . . . . . More Levels -- August 26th 1999 [21:55]
Four new levels by Frederic Lagrange from France (see here to download them). I had to update my ./xblast -s list, we now have 290 levels.

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast 2.6 features/info -- August 26th 1999 [11:36]
Added info about the new XBlast 2.6 to the MODs Info page. XBlast 2.6 now available for download on the MODs : Download page, also updated the Setting Up Colors page to add the 2 new xblast Xresources options ('shape' and 'stop on key release').

. . . . . . . . . . Rankings updated -- August 25th 1999 [21:20]
The World Rankings list has been updated to reflect the latest changes.

. . . . . . . . . . 3 new LORIA-levels (& VVL champion des excuses) -- August 25th 1999 [16:19]
Just found 3 new levels from LORIA : MirageWalls, LuciferSpiral & AirRebounds. I added them to the levels_loria.piz archive (see Level Area : Download page for more).
french only : suite a notre victoire ecrasante de hier soir, VVL estime que tout n'etait pas tres honnete, c'est la meilleure celle-la ! enfin, pour ceux que ca interesse, cliquez ici ;-)

. . . . . . . . . . Official XBLAST 2.6 released !! -- August 25th 1999 [1:40]
Yes !! the wait is over !! After 2 years of "break" XBlast 2.6 is finally available !

Download it from sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/games/arcade (ftp)
or from HERE (http from this server: color/no-sound version; approx 1.5 MB).

. . . . . . . . . . Vvl = lopette [SherKahn ca va] ;-) -- August 24th 1999
Played with Fouf against Vvl & ShereKahn (from Belgium). We played in team (Fouf & I versus Vvl & ShereKahn) and we won 3 games to 1 (haha, we are just too good :-)
We then played a single player game and I won 6-3-5-1 !! (haha, I'm too good :-)
We then played a last game with Snoopy (Snoopy, Fouf & me) : Snoopy won 6-4-5 (ahem... it was too slow :-)

. . . . . . . . . . New Player Shots -- August 22nd 1999 [2:53]
Now have player shots for most of the LORIA blasters, see Worldwide Players list. Also updated the 2 little anims on top of this page...

. . . . . . . . . . World Rankings -- August 21st 1999 [1:45]
Added a World Rankings page to the 'XBlast Players' section. This page shows the rankings obtained using the EPFL-xblast-ATP system. This worldwide ranking-system (it uses a worldwide score-server) will be available for d/l soon; to learn more about EPFL-xblast-ATP please see the MODs Info page.

. . . . . . . . . . Vvl strikes back ! -- August 20th 1999
Just played against Vvl, Ned & GartZen (all 3 from Belgium).
  Game #1Game #2
x-bresse 3 3
Vvl 6 6
Ned 3 -
GartZen 0 4
mmmmh, Vvl did win the 2 games.... there must be a problem somewhere... hehe, they played well.
btw. they all joined our xblast-ranking system, which will soon be publicly available so that you all can join it !!

. . . . . . . . . . Vvl, un genou œ terre ;-) -- August 20th 1999
We had a nice 3 player game yesterday : Vvl (from Belgium), Fouf & x-bresse (me).
  Game #1Game #2Game #3
x-bresse 6 5 6
Fouf 4 6 4
Vvl 4 3 5
I must say Vvl was VERY close to win the 3rd game, he was leading by 5-1-1 (and I think he was very angry not to win ;)

. . . . . . . . . . Little match / rankings -- August 18th 1999
Yesterday evening, Maestro, Fouf and I had a little game (slow of course ;) here are the results :
1st game; Maestro : 5, Fouf : 3, x-bresse : 1 (ahem... I was playing with my feet)
2nd game; Maestro : 2, Fouf : 2, x-bresse : 5 (aaah! much better ;)
This brings us to today's second topic : rankings. We here at EPFL are using a modified xblast version with a cool built-in ranking system, see the MODs Info page for more (d/l available soon). It would be great if you all d/l it once it is available !

. . . . . . . . . . I want more new Extras ! -- August 15th 1999
The 'Belgium guys' did it again! They've added 2 more new extras to xblast: electrify (kill your enemies by using this short-range electroshock device) and through_bomb (having this item allows you to... walk through all bombs for a very limited time). These new extras will be available very soon for d/l.
They are looking for more new extras ideas; if you think you have a cool idea for a new xblast extra, email me and I'll forward your ideas to them.

. . . . . . . . . . XBlast TNT screenshot -- August 13th 1999
Yes, I managed to get this new TNT version to actually display something, and I made a screenshot for you; see it on the Misc : Photos page.

. . . . . . . . . . Aarhus rules the world ? -- August 12th 1999
Tadaaa! Received email from Denmark again; another xblaster in Aarhus, but he's no CompScience or Math guy, he's a physicist and believes he's much better than CompScience and Math students... I added him to the Worldwide Players page (Maestro), also added correct player pictures for JeppeSN (from Aarhus too).

. . . . . . . . . . New Levels & Updates -- August 6th 1999
My new levels are now available (one uses "belgium" extras), as well as a level by M. "Snoopy" Fries. I also re-uploaded ALL level archives to make sure everything was up-to-date (Hell'o'Wien from XBlasat now zipped with the needed shrink). See the Levels Download page.
Also had to update my ./xblast -s list : 271 levels.

. . . . . . . . . . New Screenshots -- August 6th 1999 [0:19]
I made some new levels, so I had to make some screenshots of these new levels. See the screenshots here (I will upload the new levels tomorow, I'm too tired now [0:19] ).

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd v1.3 [BETA 2] -- August 4th 1999
Tadaa! BlastEd v1.3 [BETA 2] now available. It corrects a first little bug with scramble tables and supports the new extras from the "Belgium guys" (I was pretty fast with adding these new extras into BlastEd isn't it ? that's because I'm going to make some levels using the great new extras ;).

. . . . . . . . . . New Screenshots + new XBlast version -- August 4th 1999
Made some screenshots of all my new levels, see them on the My Shots 31-40 page and the new My Shots 41-50 page.
I've played the xblast version modified by the belgium guys and must say some of the new extras are FABULOUS ! I'm adding "Belgium Extras Support" ;-) into BlastEd.
This brings us to today's last news; I've created a new section: the MODs section. It's the place to check if you are looking for new/modified xblast versions (the belgium version is available there! be sure to give it a try).

. . . . . . . . . . LE counter -- August 3rd 1999
Added a counter (top right of this page), please help me make it hit the sky !
We had a little game (slow and in black & white mode) today involving Fouf, BenJ and myself : Fouf won, score was 9 - 6 -7. This once more shows the supremacy of the EPFL at XBlast ;-)

. . . . . . . . . . Lot'o'stuff -- August 2nd 1999
Updated my ./xblast -s list, it now contains 266 levels !
Uploaded my 3 new levels, available on the Levels Download page; also re-uploaded the Belgium levels (I forgot one level when i made the archive the other day ;)
Added 3 new player pictures on the Worldwide Players page (Thomas, Nonal & Pierral).

. . . . . . . . . . New players & new levels & new pages -- July 29th 1999
Received an email from France today, telling me about some more XBlasters (at LORIA) in this nice country ;) So I added a link to their homepage (see links page), updated the Worldwide Players page and added their levels as well as a bunch of levels by the guys from Belgium to the Levels Download page.
I also added 2 new pages; the News Archive page (I moved April & May news to the archive) and the Setting Up Colors page where I explain how to customize your xblast player.

. . . . . . . . . . Working on new levels -- July 26th 1999
Don't know what you think about it, but I love the new scramble '+' '-' features in BlastEd ;) I'm working on 3 new levels (MetalWorld, DarkZone, La Mine), 2 of them using scramble blocks, hehe.

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd v1.3 [BETA] -- July 23rd 1999
I t's here ! New version of BlastEd. You can download it from the BlastEd Downloads page (please note it is a beta). If you want to have a look at the readme.txt click here. As I already told you yesterday the main new feature is scramble tables handling, but there are 4-5 other new things (more info soon, I'm preparing an online BlastEd manual...).

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd -- July 22nd 1999
I will soon release a new version of BlastEd ! I'm working on it as I write this (nearly ;). This new version corrects some display bugs and adds some little new features ('undo' for example) but the main improvement is that BlastEd will be able to load/create/save Scramble tables (which I like a lot but are a pain in the ass to design by hand). I'm also planning on enabling level-saving in xblast-TNT format but this will be for a later version... (maybe also a built-in shrink-editor one day)

. . . . . . . . . . Good Morning Denmark ! -- July 22nd 1999
Received an email from another danish xblaster (from the same place as Target) : JeppeSN... he says that Math guys are much better than CompScience guys there in Aarhus !!
I added Jeppe and another new player to the Worldwide Players list.

. . . . . . . . . . New Page ! -- July 21st 1999
Added a new page again: the MODs Info page; it gives you all info I could find about new xblast versions/modifications being worked on, check it NOW !

Also modified the menu; there is now a dedicated "XBlast Players" section.

. . . . . . . . . . Belgium is green too -- July 14th 1999
Received some emails from Belgium today : there are some xblasters there. so I updated the World Map again. I also added these new XBlast players to the Worldwide Players list.

. . . . . . . . . . XBlasters in Gregolimano ;) -- July 12th 1999
New page added ! It is a photos page (who said 'useless' ?? ;). Have a look, here...

. . . . . . . . . . Pictures of us -- July 9th 1999
Added some player pictures (Fouf, Lowi and myself) to the 'Local Players' page, check it !

. . . . . . . . . . Denmark -- July 7th 1999
Had a nice surprise today: a ICQ authorization request from 'Target', a danish XBlast player ! He told me that they are some xblast players in Aarhus (the second largest city in Denmark ;). And guess what these guys are studying ? yes! computer science (and maths).

That's why I had to update the XBlast World Map.
(note: excuse my poor english, I'm tired.. hehe)

. . . . . . . . . . Test game -- July 2nd 1999
Today at 17:15 (Paris time) I had my first game against a distant player ! I played against Archie (from the Netherlands) and I won 5 to 1 (5 victories, 3 lives, standard levels, speed 35).
We then played a second game, but with 3 players (Alex joined), and I won again :-)

. . . . . . . . . . Map + another small fix -- June 25th 1999
Added a xblast map to the 'Links' section...

Re-updated my ./xblast -s list (237 levels now).
Also added info about the "Lost levels" on the download page.

. . . . . . . . . . small fix -- June 25th 1999
Updated my ./xblast -s level list (I now have 232 levels !).
Also uploaded a new version of the ISTY (Cyril Maestraggi & friends) level archive (with 7 more levels); get it in the 'Level Area', download section.

. . . . . . . . . . 6 new levels (+75 others) -- June 24th 1999
Added my 6 new levels (Bombing, Stunning Renovation, Boum ?, Candy Land, Nooo !!! and Castle Death : Part 1) to the 'Level Area', download section.

I also made some zips with all the extra levels I have (~75) and added them to the level download page. (if you are the author of one of these levels and would like it to be removed, there's no problem; just tell me).

. . . . . . . . . . New Stuff -- June 21st 1999
Added a 'welcome' page and some 'More Links' !

I also worked on some new levels (Bombing, Stunning Renovation, Boum ?, Candy Land, Nooo !!! and Castle Death : Part 1), they will be available soon as well as Ahahahah by Alex.

I added the './xblast -s' item to the levels area, this shows you all the levels we have in our version of xblast. If you see some you don't have, I can email them to you; and if you have some we don't, please send them !

. . . . . . . . . . Site Design Updated -- May 3rd 1999
The old ugly Main Page is gone !
This new design looks much better (well, I hope you think so too).

I also updated the Level Area to include my latest levels: FastBoum, PlusPlus2, PlusPlus3 & DeepForest2.

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd v1.3 ? -- April 29th 1999
I started working on BlastEd again ! (one year since last release, arg).
A new version should be available soon (I hope so).

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd v1.2 -- April 29th 1998
New version of BlastEd !
It is now possible to load a level into the editor. Also added some help into the editor ('?' menu).

. . . . . . . . . . BlastEd v1.1 -- April 21st 1998
First working version of my xblast level editor.