News Archive 2003

October 08, 2003

Yes, we need you all, our loyal fans and community members, to help us out by doing our survey. Each person only needs to do it once, it will only take a couple of minutes and it is anonymous, so no personal details will be recorded. This is to help us improve the quality of our advertising and will also help to raise money to keep our servers going in the future. We need as much feedback as we can possibly get, so please help us out by taking the survey HERE

Thanks to everyone in advance.


September 27, 2003

The wait is over, as our latest contest results are now online. Click on the Contest link in the Granary or here to go straight there. Thanks to Peter for putting the reviews together, everyone who took part, the judges for their time and the community for their patience.

August 20, 2003

A big problem lately, for anyone using Windows 2000 or XP in particular, has been the blaster worm virus and its variants. Amongst other things, it can reboot your pc and is generally a pain. It can be fixed with a patch from Microsoft, here.

Also, there is a potential problem for anyone who hasn’t updated DirectX. A security hole exists that allows a virus, trojan or other malicious program to infect your computer, by simply playing an infected MIDI file. This affects all DirectX versions from 5.2 all the way up to 9.0. Thus, you can be infected by simply viewing an email or webpage that has an auto-playing MIDI file. Read about how to fix it here

If you have not updated Windows lately, it is worth doing so. At the very least get any security or critical updates. Go to Microsoft, select Windows Update and let it run. Some of the updates are quite large and a pain on dial up, but it’s a small price to pay to keep your computer clean.

July 23, 2003

The funny thing about this old game is you never know who might come back to it. The forums show a case in point this week, as Staffa says hi.

July 15, 2003

For those of you who visit the other sites and play the other games we support, now we have a new heaven. Park, Azn, Blue Mist (now Matt), Aro and Zen have been working their cotton socks off to produce the latest in the HG family of sites – Empires Heaven.

June 26, 2003

Ever wanted to make your own taunts but were never sure how or needed an easier way? Thanks to the latest submission from Bob Smith, all is now revealed. Clickhere to check it out.

June 13, 2003

Thanks to our new active forum members we have our second campaign contest in a year up and running. See here what it’s all about. There’s still a lot of time to enter.


May 15, 2003

We’ve made it through another year. AoEH is now 6 Years Old! Thanks to everyone, now and over the years, that helped to make thisTHE definitive AoE and RoR site on the net.


April 26, 2003

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, as Ingo’s latest RoR campaign arrives at the Granary. Enjoy.

April 25, 2003

AAArghh! Serious hardware problems, thankfully now fixed, caused me to lose the last few submissions and reviews, which were sitting in my mail waiting to be dealt with and the mail was hit before I could back it up – fortunately most had gone online. Apologies to anyone whose work is not up yet, please send me it again.

April 11, 2003

Ok, slowly catching up with reviews and uploads, watch the granary over the next few days and give me a kick if your stuff isn’t there.

April 03, 2003

The wait is over! Finally the results have been compiled, the entries are up for download and you can find out who came where by clicking on the logo below. Enjoy.



February 22, 2003

Apologies to anyone who has submitted things and hasn’t seen them up yet. Work and getting the judging finished is keeping me pretty busy but I have everything and it will go up as soon as possible.

February 19, 2003

Some of you may have noticed we were down for much of yesterday. Apologies for the inconvenience, one of the servers failed so it was all out of our hands until we could upload to the replacement.

February 10, 2003

The oldest surviving Heaven gets 3 million hits!

February 01, 2003

All of the entries are in now, an outstanding turnout. Thanks again to everyone who made the effort.


January 28, 2003

With the deadline for contest entries fast approaching I now have 4 of them here. I need the other judges to get in touch with me and let me know what is going on at their end. Thanks.


January 03, 2003

A New Year and a new designer biography. The very busy Eggman has come through for us. Check out the Designer Biography section or click here.