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July 2001

Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 30 July 2001 at 0:00

Virus warning
There's a nasty virus running around these days. You'll get a message looking like this:

Hi! How are you?

[A sentence about asking for your advice]

See you later. Thanks

[Insert friend's name here]

If you get such an e-mail, do not open the attached file! The virus is hidden there. If you think you are affected by this virus, check this page to learn how to remove it from your system.

The end of the N64
Finally, we reached that day... The very last Nintendo 64 game was released in Japan last week. That game is a horse simulation. You can read to text on IGNPocket site here. The Nintendo Game Cube will be out the 14th September 2001. This means that there will not be any new games for a Nintendo home console for a month and a half.

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Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 29 July 2001 at 0:00

You might have noticed a lack of updates lately. This has many reasons. First of all, there is nothing big happening in the Mega Man Community: the next game is supposed to come out in September. Next, I've been working many hours this summer, thus leaving me with less free time. More, I got many new games lately, plus the old games I haven't beaten yet, so this gives me a lot of job on my hands :-P Patience, patience... There is only 3 more weeks before I go back to College. As stupid as it may sound, I'll be able to update more often when I'm back at school.

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New links
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 26 July 2001 at 0:00

I added to the Links by Character page a few new websites. Check it out here

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New affiliate
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 22 July 2001 at 0:00

I added a new affiliate today: Artic Freeze. Updated many times a day, growing quickly with some original features, it's worth a look!

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Late update
X Series, by Dr. Cossack on 20 July 2001 at 0:00

First of all, my apologies for the late update. My job is hard on me these days...

Rockman X2: Soul Eraser released!
And another game of the ever-lasting Rockman / Mega Man saga is out! Rockman X2: Soul Eraser was released yesterday in Japan. This game is the sequel of Rockman X: Cybermission. Unlike it's predecessor, X2 has many new features on it. While the first game was a more-or-less direct port of the SNES games Mega Man X1 and X2 on the GBC, Soul Eraser adds brand new levels, weapons and characters in the game. You can now play as X or Zero, in eight Maverick stages from the SNES X1, X2 and X3. The game will be released in the US as Mega Man Xtreme 2, the September 15, 2001.

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Main page redesign
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 19 July 2001 at 0:00

As you can see, I changed the layout of this page. This will provide you with quick links to many of the main sections of this site, and less introduction babbling.

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Dr. Cossack presents...
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 17 July 2001 at 0:00

... Oekaki!

On this third project in the line of the Dr. Cossack presents, I'm now releasing the Mega Man PC Website Oekaki board!. Now I know what you are thiking: "What's an oekaki?!" An oekaki board is a modified version of a message board. The goal here is to draw pictures using the oekaki applet. You do any kind of drawing on the page, you save it, explain it a little, then people can reply on the board, saying what they think of your picture. You also get to give feedback to the other artists' work. Here are a couple of details about the board:

  • The pictures and the comments are on the same page, for easy viewing.
  • You can choose the width and height of your pictures, between 25 and 400 pixels.
  • No passwords or registeration needed to draw.
  • Cookie-based system so you don't need to enter your username all the time.
  • Java-applet loading quickly to draw.
  • Many tips about using the oekaki system are on the drawing page.
  • And, please... No picture made in 30 seconds to test the oekaki. Please take the time to do a good picture.

Many thanks to Servbot #20 for giving me this great idea! Before going to draw, you definitely should check the Rules page. Now, go to the Oekaki board and DRAW!

Busy, busy...
I'll be working many hours in the following days. I'll try to keep the normal rate of updates for the website, but I might not be able to answer to e-mails as fast as I do it usually. Please bear with me, my job is allowing me to pay for this website :-)

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MegaCards Central update
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 15 July 2001 at 0:00

I made a good update on the MegaCards Central today, as I added many pictures. Previously, there were only pictures from characters of the original series. Today, I added many characters from the X series, as well as a picture of Mega Man EXE. If you don't know what MegaCards is yet, it is a way to send to your friends a postcard, by e-mail. Check it out!

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A new download file!
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 14 July 2001 at 0:00

I added to the Downloads section a new file: a Mega Man startup screen for Windows! I created this file many months ago for my own computer, so why not sharing it with you? :-) The installation is simple: go to the Downloads section, get the file, and extract the Logo.sys file to the C:\ directory. Just restart your computer to see the new screen!

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Doing a call
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 11 July 2001 at 0:00

I have a question today: did any of you played and loved the X-Wing Series? This serie was made of 4 games:

  • X-Wing
  • TIE Fighter
  • X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
  • X-Wing Alliance

If you played any of those games, please go to this topic of the message board, I want to hear about you!

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Server downtime
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 9 July 2001 at 0:00

Somewhen in the middle of the afternoon (EST), the server was down. That didn't lasted long, and it's now back online, as you can see :-)

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Two new sub-sites from Capcom Japan
Misc Mega Man, by Dr. Cossack on 6 July 2001 at 0:00

Rockman EXE 2 site
Capcom Japan have openned two new subsites. The first one, dedicated to Rockman EXE 2, is still small. It shows some photos taken from the Japanese event that happened a few weeks ago. There is also a few pictures of some new stage ennemies, and a bit more information. Click here to go there.

Rockman X2: Sould Eraser site
The second website is about the upcoming Rockman X2: Soul Eraser game (to be released here as Mega Man Xtreme 2). This one is more complete, with many new pictures and screenshots, and a lot of information about this upcoming game. Remember that everything is in Japanese... Go there to see this new site!

MMBN section updated
The Mega Man Battle Network section was getting awfully outdated, so I reworked it to add the latest news from Capcom Japan and Capcom of America.

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New link
Site news, by Dr. Cossack on 3 July 2001 at 0:00

I added to the Links by Characters page a link to Quickman's Page. If you know any website related to a character / robot master that I don't have on the Links page yet, just send the URL!

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Xtreme 2 release date
X Series, by Dr. Cossack on 1 July 2001 at 0:00

According to Packard, Rockman X2: Soul Eraser (known here as Mega Man Xtreme 2) will be released in Japan the 19th July 2001. In case you don't know yet, this is the second adventure of X and Zero for the Game Boy Color. The game is slated for a September release in the US.

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