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News Archives - November 6, 2000 - November 21, 2000

November 21, 2000 5:13 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus and C3 for $39.99
Thanks to cl for sending this offer my way:

I just purchased Zeus Sunday night for $39.99 but I got a copy of Caesar III with it... Great price for someone looking to buy both. They can get that price at Most Costco stores. I dont know of any other countries with them, but Mexico has one costco that it can probably be purchased at.

November 21, 2000 5:47 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Athens Walkthrough up
The Recksocciated Press is proud to present another collection of reports today - these ones were filed by our man in Athens.

More later this week!

November 20, 2000 10:59 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus and Europa Walkthrough up
Having found Zeus in my mailbox this morning, I've posted my first walkthrough - Zeus and Europa.

More will be coming later this week .

November 19, 2000 3:52 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Downloads Submission Instruction Update
This was dragged kicking (and possibly even screaming) from this forum thread:

If you name your file submissions with your name or initials in front of the episode name (like "FC-Athens"), people won't be able to find it when they alphabetize the lists by Episode name.

You may not know it, but you can "sort" the download pages on Pharaoh and Zeus Heaven by clicking on the title of the column (like Author, Episode, Date, Adventure, etc.). For instance, if you want to find all of the cities submitted by SenetEr, you clan click on the word "Author" at the top of the list and the downloads will reorganize into alphabetical order. Cool, huh?

So, if you've named the title of your submission as "FC-Athens" and someone sorts the downloads looking for "Athens" submissions, they're not going to find yours because it will be listed with the "F's".

What's the moral? Just enter in the name of the Episode title, no names or initials.

November 19, 2000 11:53 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus on the Cheap II
I just received this email from the one and only Angel Draco, which will be of interest to those of you in the USofA who haven't yet picked up Zeus:Master of Olympus:

At American "Best Buy" stores:

Zeus - $19.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate)


At American "Circuit City" stores:

Zeus - $29.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate)
Pharaoh - $19.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate)
Cleopatatra - $19.99

November 18, 2000 4:52 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
ZeusEdit Updated
I just received an email from Buggi, the maker of the ZeusEdit utility:

Well I updated the editor. Now its version 1.5. I fixed a bug which caused the data of 'Risk Reducer' to be stored elsewhere. I also updated the Model File Editor to reflect the change from 'Education' to a check box for 'Need Stadium'.

November 17, 2000 5:21 PM Angel Reckless Rodent Downtime
*Enter 1 rodent, stage left, looking furtive*

*Aforementioned rodent rummages around in a large sack labelled "SWAG", and pulls out the following:*

Due to construction around the ImpressionsGames offices, and all subsidiary sites and pages will be unavailable on Saturday, November 18, 2000, from approximately 8 am to 4 pm EST (1pm to 9 pm GMT).

In case you didn't figure it out, that was an update pinched from the official site. Don't forget that, while they might be down, we'll be up all weekend (barring some unforeseen idiot unplugging the server \ lightning strike \ apocalypse, of course ).

November 17, 2000 5:18 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Pic Submissions Required
Thanks to MDD for reminding me that I've been meaning to start up some sort of gallery section, like the one at C3 Heaven, and also a "Zoons" (Zeus cartoons) page.

So, if you have any screenshots, either humourous or not, which you would like to share, then please mail it to me and I'll post it right here at ZH .

November 16, 2000 9:32 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Pelo War Walthrough Up
Intrepid Zeus Heaven reporter Angel Gustavia has finished her report on the Peloponnesian War adventure.

Hopefully, Zeus will arrive here before the weekend, and I'll be able to get some more walkthroughs up before Monday. If it doesn't, then blame FedEx

November 15, 2000 8:33 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus and DirectX 8.0
Warning: Before installing Microsoft's recently-released DirectX 8.0, take a look at this, posted by Impressions's Itchy on the official forum:

For those of you updating your drivers, you may want to avoid using the newest version of DirectX (DX 8) for the moment. Our tech guys here at Impressions have found numerous problems with using DirectX 8, so it might be a good idea to wait until a newer version of Direct X is released that will address many of the incompatability problems that seem to be caused by updating to DirectX 8.


November 15, 2000 3:19 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Reviews Page Reminder
Just a quick reminder from me of the existence of our reviews page, which lists pretty much every review available around the Internet.

If you find one which isn't on there, please let me know and I'll add it.

November 15, 2000 3:12 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Win a Copy of Zeus
Didn't win anything in the Core Rewards contests? Fear ye not, for the door is still open to getting your hands on a free copy of Zeus. Click here for more information.

November 14, 2000 2:58 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Core Rewards III Winners
This just in from Impressions:

I, Hermes, have read all the heroes' entries. For finding the most unique sites which pay homage to our father, Zeus, I pick Caylynn to be my champion. Caylynn will receive a signed, framed poster of Zeus for entering 30 new sites mentioning Zeus - more than any other hero. I also select Jaguar, who found 29 other websites to be my champion, and will reward his dedication with a free copy of Zeus. Praise be to the champions, and the other heroes who entered. May your travels always be swift!
If you didn't win this week, you still have a chance! Head on over to Core Rewards for this week's contest.

Wow, 2 wins in 2 weeks for Jaguar - good going! Congrats also to our forum regular Caylynn for snagging the top prize .

November 13, 2000 2:53 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
ZeusEdit out
I posted something about this a couple of days ago, but it seems to have vanished into the virtual ether, so here we go again.

Buggi, author of the Pharaoh text file-editing utility FileEdit, has released ZeusEdit, which will let you fiddle around with the .txt files which make Zeus tick. So, if you want to fit a million people into a tenement, now there's nothing to stop you .

November 10, 2000 3:57 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Demo Walkthrough II Up
Fresh back from his trip to Mexico, with Spanish still ringing in his ears, Angel Jayhawk has got straight back to work and posted his demo walkthrough.

November 8, 2000 3:10 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
DailyRadar Zeus Tips
All-seeing Angel Thunder just ICQd me with the news that DailyRadar have posted a selection of hints and tips for Zeus. Well worth a look if you've just picked up the game or the demo, and don't really know where to start. Here's a bit of what's on offer:

The instant a monster attacks and a new hero's hall can be built, slow down the speed and drop the hero's hall someplace. It doesn't cost anything to place, and you can pick it right back up. But you need to know how to get the hero to show up. Many of them have a long list of specific goals required to bring the hero to your city. Once you know the goals, make that your city's main focus -- most mythical monsters are an amazing pain in the ass.

November 7, 2000 5:12 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus Demo Available!
Impressions have released (via GameSpot) the Zeus demo! Click here to make it your own, and to find out what everyone's raving about:

Today, Sierra Studios and GameSpot bring you the demo premiere of Zeus: Master of Olympus. The demo lets players take control of a Greek city while Perseus is away rescuing Andromeda from the Kraken. Other cities will see how the players handle the situation and put their leadership skills to the test. Also available for download is an add-on, which will add the introduction movie and bring speech to the units.

Update: I've added my demo walkthrough to the (wait for it...) walkthroughs section.

November 7, 2000 4:35 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Core Rewards II Winners Announced
Blurb yanked unceremoniously (possibly even kicking and screaming) from the official site:

I, Demeter, harvested many entries from your efforts to find Zeus' name far and wide. I have selected my champion to receive my gift. For finding the most sites which pay homage to our father, Zeus, I pick double-dees for finding 35 separate and unique sites. Double-dees will receive a copy of Zeus: Master of Olympus box signed by its creator. Honorable mention goes to Jaguar who came in at a close second, bringing to our attention many pages where people praised Zeus in strange tongues. Praise be to the champion, the runner up, and all other heroes who entered.

If you didn't win this week, you still have a chance! Head on over to Core Rewards for this week's contest.

November 7, 2000 3:02 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Got AOK?
If you have Age of Kings, then this press release from Angel Thunder from Age of Kings Heaven might well be of interest to you:

It's time to polish your sword Agers and get ready to fight for King of the Hill! Age of Kings Heaven presents the King of Heaven Hill Tournament which will be held starting November 11 on GameSpy Arcade. This 1 on 1 single elimination Age of Empires II: The Conquerors event will weed out would be rulers, and crown the true King of the hill. For full details on game settings, prizes, and how to register visit:

November 6, 2000 3:21 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Kraken on Sheep Births
Impressions's Kraken posted to the official forum on the subject of sheep, and whether they are replenished if used by priests for sacrifices (thanks, Angel Gustavia):

Sheep have a birthrate that can replace those lost to sacrifices. Newborn lambs don't cost anything. If you have only one Sanctuary, the birthrate cancels out the sacrifices pretty nicely. With more Sanctuaries in your city, you might want to periodically replenish your herd.

Gods prefer animal sacrifices. Priests only sacrifice food when animals aren't an option.