Website may be up and down over next few months. I'm currently doing a complete overhaul of everything. Going back to simple individual .htm pages, new overall site theme, sanitizing and cleaning up html of all pages and blog posts, attempting to implement a new tooling and publishing system etc etc.

I recently purchased the ID Super pack from steam and had a few problems getting dosbox to stop crashing upon startup and was attempting to edit the config files to no avail. But I now have them working perfectly. Make sure that if you have DEP (data execution prevention) enabled to add an exception for every dosbox.exe file for each game. It worked for me and now I can play doom, and commander keen without any problems.

I just finished a game of CSS and a news window popped up stating that the entire ID software catalog had been made available for purchase on steam! Sweet! To bad I already purchased Doom3 and the resurrection expansion pack. But then I was thinking maybe I'll get lucky and they will allow people who have already purchased the game to prove that they have purchased it and have a way of making it available on my steam account.

Then I sent off a email to my brother letting him in on the news and dug a post on that also made the news available. So with the thought of the id catalog being made available on steam in my mind I went and took a shower thinking nothing else of it.

About thirty minutes later I went back on my computer to watch a movie. Sat down, got comfortable with a plate of watermelon, put my earphones on and saw that I had not closed the steam store window showing Doom 3 for sale. Now sometime from that point on until just before I made this post, it's a little fuzzy, but I can remember opening up widows calculator and adding up the total price of all the ID games to verify if the total price of each game if purchased separately would be correct. Then I remember something having to do with that line from Jerry Maguire "You had me at hello."

Hello indeed. All the ID games for just $62.95, a $150 dollar savings. Maybe it was the nostalgia of commander keen and doom 1/2 that threw me, but you are now looking at the new owner of all these fine games,

• Commander Keen, Episodes 1 through 5
• Wolfenstein 3D
• Spear of Destiny
• Return to Castle Wolfenstein
• Ultimate DOOM
• Final DOOM
• DOOM3: Resurrection of Evil
• QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
• QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
• QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning
• QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero
• QUAKE III: Team Arena
• Heretic
• Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
• HeXen
• HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
• HeXen II

Well I guess I can look on the bright side, at least I don't have to put the dam doom 3 disk in the cd tray just to play the game anymore. I have always wanted to play Return to castle wolfinsien and now I can! BTW the older games like wolf3d and doom 1 use the DosBox emulator to play. I played a little bit of wolf3d and spear of destiny just now and had no troubles playing under windows vista.

Besides slacking off these last few weeks I have started a new 2.0 web project. Basically it will be a content resource site where users upload there content like textures models code etc but unlike the other sites out there I will be sharing the ad revenue I receive from the banner ads. This should entice users to post there xna related content and have the benefit of earning some coin from it.

I have a working prototype of the site, but it only supports texture uploads at the moment. Once I am satisfied with code or that part of the site it will just be a matter of cut and paste to add additional sections for models, tutorials, code etc.

But there is one big problem. I will be heading back up to mushroom camp around mid august 2007, so I may or not be able to publish the first release on the web for people to play around with and start using. So it will be a wait and see game.

One of the reasons I started this project is because I have recently uploaded a ton of images to another computer art/graphics site that also shared there ad revenue with it's users, but the problem with the site is that to many people use it and your content quickly becomes lost in the thousands of uploaded submissions. But with xna, the user base is a little more confined and I am hoping because of that, that both the users and my self can earn a little bit of extra revenue on the side. I am also thinking about taking a different approach in how the ad revenue will be paid out to users rather then the traditional methods.

A side benefit of creating this site is that I will be able to make available all of the images I have been taking with my camera. Which is about 1000+ 4.0 megapixel images.

Anyway I just thought since I have not posted on this blog in a while I would let the internets know what I have been up to...

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Name of author Dean Lunz (aka Created by: X)
Computer programming nerd, and tech geek.
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