I have just copied thousands of levels and most of their accompanying text files from 30+ doom level cd-roms I have downloaded from internet archive.org or owned, which are also available on my megasite for classic doom. This levels archive is PURE 90’s untouched from the original cds and never added to. I’ve also added Doomworld’s first top 50 of their original top 100 which ends in 2004, cutting them off at 1999.
In other news, since we are moving, there won’t be much updating for a month or so. Everything is being backed up after this treat of 90’s levels to DVD-R’s DVD-RW’s and some Dual Layered DVDs for safekeeping during the move and for archiving afterwords. In the meantime, Project NEXT mentioned in the last post, and the final touches on setting up my raspberry pi microconsoles for a few friends and a co-worker. I’ll be enjoying my offdays for a while without working on them. I’ll also be sleeping on schedule and enjoying my 2-3 hours at home awake instead of working at home for hobby’s sake for a while. Enjoy what’s here. It’s about to be added to and finished before December 2020 I hope. With all that I have planned, it has a LONG way to go.
So I’ve been called upon for finally my second soundtrack. The soundtrack itself will be mostly boss battles and ambient exploration stuff. Much like the Project Warlock OST of a couple years back, it will be kind of large. My nearly crazy goal is to try to get into the Guiness Book of World Records for longest ORIGINAL video game soundtrack. So far Grand Theft Auto IV holds the longest soundtrack record clocking in at just over 13 hours from what I understand (at least in the most recent article I read, which was kind of old), but it is all non-original material and from previous artists. If Luke Wilson and I could just knock this out, that would be the coolest thing ever. Currently with my Supervision role and offday selections (not my own), I only have a little time each week to record. Hopefully over a year’s worth of time can happen, and I can definitely put a lot of work into trying to achieve what I’m setting out to do with my sidekick Luke. Wish us luck!
I worked on the very first part of this as a passenger while my wife went to the doctor using a hotspot. I give it about a week and some pages will be done with the master game list. This will be a throwback page for DOS games as well as new throwback stuff, possibly seperate, if I can keep up with the large amount of throwback games that exist or will exist. What this page will include are source ports, mods, shareware versions, abandonware and freeware games, cheats, wallpapers, icons, you name it I’ll try to include it! This will be my games collective for my favorite platform of games: MS-DOS. I will also of course have Muzakfiend’s Asylum, a collective of mp3s to sample my favorite bands. I may expand this to not-so-favorites and have just a huge list as months go by and I still get bored.
Other than the obvious downsides to this year like Covid-19 and the election wars on social media, for me and my now wife it hasn’t been so bad. On January 18th I got a new(er) Chevy Cruze 2017. On January 28th I got married to Brianna Lynn Jones, who is now Brianna Lehr. In February I put together a track for the Indiana NORML podcast for longtime friend William Henry. On March 16th I released the remake of MAKINA with both the 2000 tracks and now the new 2020 tracks to double its size. June 9th was my birthday, which was also the day Project Warlock made it to PS4. On the 11th and 12th it hit Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Also, I took a week off of work to celebrate both things, and spent a day camping with the kids and wife. When I returned to work, I was promoted to Supervisor. On August 24th I received in the mail all my copies of The Book of Noise to hopefully eventually sell out of here. On August 29th for Brianna’s Birthday, we looked at our first house and fell in love. I had promised her a house, and I got that house. The loan was approved September 1st, they accepted our offer and will pay the closing costs and all we have left to do is the inspection today and we’ll see what’s next.
Welcome to my new website, officially #56 since 2000. I am very pleased with the final design and my wife contributed many of the art pieces for me to use on it. For this reason, I am finally done with the part where I don’t know exactly what all to put on it and redo it over and over again. This time I will just add whatever I want because the most important few parts are already being worked on or finished. There are many things ready to be added such as the return of Muzakfiend’s Asylum and Zephyr’s Game Riot in full final forms. I will also have a forum system again for music and games to work with both previously mentioned sub-websites. The Book of Noise CD collective is out in physical format for release, and almost all of the albums are on all streaming services for free. You can snag digital copies of individual albums on bandcamp. That’s pretty much all I have to say in this primitive news entry. More to come.