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News Archives - November 21, 2000 - January 4, 2001

January 4, 2001 5:01 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus Autorun Problems
More from David Masters this morning, which will be of use to those of you who are experiencing problems with Windows's Autorun feature and Zeus:

1) disable the autorun feature in Win95/98, by taking the following steps:
a) Start | Settings | Control Panel | System
b) Device Manager tab, double-click the CD-ROM folder to expand it, or click on the cross in front of it
c) find your CD-ROM drive (it should be the only drive listed in this folder) and click on it to highlight it, then click the Properties button at the bottom
d) Settings tab, uncheck the "Auto Insert Notification" check box.
e) Click OK, then click OK again.
f) Close Control Panel, and then restart the computer.


2) Hold down your Shift key while inserting the CD - this bypasses Windows' autorun feature (you need to hold it down until the drive light has gone out).

January 1, 2001 5:40 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus Tech FAQ
I'm sure this has been up for a little while now, but I've only just found it, thanks to the delights of a serious system crash which incapacitated this computer for several days over Xmas...

Anyway, Impressions have posted a technical FAQ on their site - essential reading if you can't get Zeus to run.

Can I also take thing opportunity to wish all of our readers a happy and prosperous new year :).

December 30, 2000 3:04 PM Angel Jayhawk
A Shark Review
For those of you that haven't been able to make up your minds and have not received the game in your stocking, Angel Zen spotted another review of Zeus: Master of Olympus.
Sharky Games gives the game 8 out of 10.
Oh, you want to read the actual review? Well, click here.

December 23, 2000 4:54 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Bugs, oddities, and other assortes goodies
This update is brought to you courtesy of the diligence of David Masters.

Thanks to David for sending me some assorted bugs, oddities and hints for Zeus over the past week, and apologies to him for not getting them up sooner (I've been ambushed by a ton of Xmas presents demanding to be wrapped ). The stuff he sent to me has been either put in the new-look random quotation thing at the top of this page or onto a new ZH page - Bugs?.

As always, if there's anything you find which you feel deserves a mention on these pages, then please send it my way - my email's at the top of each news update .

December 21, 2000 4:14 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Making of Zeus
Man, these things always happen when you're busy, don't they ?

Anyway, Impressions have posted 3 quicktime movies showing what went on behind-the-scenes during the making of Zeus.

December 18, 2000 3:58 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Kraken on the Horse Ranch Bug
Impressions's Kraken (watch those piers ) posted to this ZH forum thread about the horse ranch bug which some people have been experiencing:

The horse ranch bug affects the UK version ONLY. No other localized version exhibits this behavior, nor does the North American version.
The Zeus localizers are responsible for creating and publishing a remedy. I have no information on when that might happen, and I won't mislead you by guessing.

The bug does not render the game unplayable. Our tests confirm that you can build one working horse ranch, but subsequent ranches never breed horses. The inability to build multiple horse ranches does hobble your playing style to some degree, but it should not be insurmountable.

Click the above link for more.

December 12, 2000 7:15 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus for $14.90!
Now that's what I call cheap! Click here to find out more.

December 12, 2000 5:40 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
More from Thunder
Angel Thunder sends over the following Age of Kings Heaven press release:

Registration is now underway in Age of Kings Heaven's aptly named King of the Nomads Tournament! Players have until December 28th to register for this tournament that will feature 1 on 1 random civilization battles on the infamous Nomad random map. Games will get underway on December 29th on GameSpy Arcade, with a bunch of Ager goods up for grabs! To register, or for more information, visit:

December 12, 2000 4:55 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Baltic's Book - Jason
I've just posted the second installment of Baltic's book. This one deals with the "Voyages of Jason" adventure.

December 8, 2000 4:43 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Walkthroughs @ Impressions
Impressions have posted walkthroughs for all the adventures in Zeus - click here to take a look.

Speaking of walkthroughs, I have a couple which are waiting to be HTMLd, so I'll try to get them up at some point over the weekend (work permitting).

December 8, 2000 2:12 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Wanna go to Greece?
Whilst browsing the official forum I noticed a thread by forum regular Mayati in which she mentioned that the Discovery Channel is running a competition. Not just any competition though - if you win this one, you'll get yourself an all-expenses-paid trip to Greece!

More information can be found here.

December 8, 2000 3:18 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
Zeus and SB16s
Here's something that came in the mail this morning from David Masters, which might be of use to anyone out there who has a SB16 PCI and has been having problems with the sound:

A sheet comes with eus that lists several different sound boards, and possible problems you might have with them. Not listed is the Soundblaster 16 PCI. I was experiencing the occasional bit of crackle or static from the speakers... went into the Options menu, Sound, and shut off the 3D sounds. Problem solved.

December 1, 2000 2:14 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
New Zeus Goodness
Well, the most recent Core Rewards contest may have seemingly disappeared down the tube, but Impressions have updated their Zeus site with a bunch of new goodies for you to gawp and gaze at. There are new animations and illustrations and some more nibbles of concept art.

November 30, 2000 9:18 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
While I was reading Happy Puppy's Zeus review, I noticed that the same site is running a little (well, not so little, in fact) competition in which you can win a copy of Zeus.

Click here to take a look.

November 30, 2000 6:21 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
More CGO Zeus Tips
Angel Thunder has done it again - CGO has posted part 2 of their series of Zeus tips, this time covering Athens Through The Ages and Hercules's Labors.

November 29, 2000 10:54 AM Angel Reckless Rodent
CGO Zeus Tips
Thanks go out to the ever-vigilant Angel Thunder from AOKH for letting me know that CGO has posted some tips for the first 3 adventures in Zeus.

November 26, 2000 4:06 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Feeling Bookish?
If so, then you'll be pleased to hear that the first edition of Baltic's Book, dealing specifically with the "Zeus and Europa" adventure, has just been uploaded.

In other ZH news today, 1 more image has been added to the Gallery.

November 25, 2000 2:49 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Gallery Open
The Zeus Heaven Picture Gallery is now open for all to visit - the current exhibition is somewhat limited so, if you've got anything you'd like to share with everyone, then please send it my way, and I'll stick it in the gallery .

November 22, 2000 5:21 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
...And Another Walkthrough
My Hercules's Labors walkthrough is now online.

November 21, 2000 6:30 PM Angel Reckless Rodent
Trojan War Walkthrough Filed
This just in from our man in Aulis - his Trojan War walkthrough is now online for your reading pleasure .