News Archive 2006


Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Xmas
Posted by Phill Phree

Whatever you are doing at this time of year, visting famly and friends or whatever, we hope you will all have a good time. So, on behalf of Heavengames we wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Peace and love, people. 

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Almost Christmas
Posted by CenturionZ_1

It’s almost that time of year again, and we’re getting into the festive spirit here at Age of Empires Heaven with our almost annual ritual of a beautiful Christmas logo designed by FireLegion_56.

In other news, there’s commotion in the Scenario Design community as it seems once again a massive mod breakthrough is about to happen. Read more here

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Changes to our downloads
Posted by Phill Phree

We have an update to our downloads. Those who submit files can now decide whether to be emailed whenever someone reviews or comments on any of their submissions.

To make use of this feature, login to “my account” from the forums and on the left hand side, under your email address, you will see a checkbox that says ” Yes, I wish to receive notifications from the downloads system”. Check it if you’re interested and save.

If you don’t wish to receive email notifications, do nothing as it is switched off by default.

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Bonfire Night
Posted by Phill Phree

Over here in the UK it’s the time to celebrate the only man who went into government with honest intentions. If you are using fireworks tonight, please be careful to keep yourselves safe and if you’re off to a display somewhere, have a good time. 

Monday, September 11, 2006

Downloads FAQ
Posted by Phill Phree

It has been suggested we have one of these to answer common questions like where to put downloaded files. The FAQ in siege could also do with an update so all suggestions welcome. 

Monday, August 28, 2006

Reviews
Posted by Phill Phree

Finally got round to revamping our review guidelines, after suggestions from the community that ours were looking a bit shabby. You can find our new version of War and Peace here.

Give it a read. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tribulation Designs Shop
Posted by Phill Phree

Our newest design team, Tribulation Designs, now has a shop where you can buy a wide range of items with their logo on. T-shirts, mugs, bags, even baby clothes!

Take a look at the shop here

Monday, July 3, 2006

New Design Team
Posted by Phill Phree

Chris Mattox and The Dark Archer, two of our forum regulars, now have their own team, Tribulation Designs. Good name, any designer has certainly been through a few trials and tribulations of their own.

Give them a visit and offer your support. 

Monday, July 3, 2006

Emails to me
Posted by Phill Phree

Some people are still sending email to my hotmail address. I almost never check this, I just have a Hotmail ID to get on MSN and as a test address for website work, so if you have sent anything there you’ll only get an answer when I feel like checking it.

Please send all mail either to the address in my forum profile or to phill@heavengames.com. I check them every day.

Thanks. 

Monday, July 3, 2006

Genie Wiki
Posted by Phill Phree

Gathering information on different aspects of Age of Empires has always been crucial to improving the skill of both our players and designers. Fan sites rely on being updated when the webmasters have the time, and some times ar busier for them than others.

Now there is a place called GenieWiki where all information about Age of Empires, as well as Age of Kings and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (which use also the genie engine) can be gathered in one central place and edited by anyone. 

This special type of website is called a Wiki, and is designed to allow us to cover those things people have always wanted to know. Recently there have been many new discoveries in the game including finding new units and removing a lot of the restrictions on how they are placed, new map sizes, terrains, a triple hit point mode, and even new units. However understanding these things can be difficult for new members to grasp. 

Whether it is explaining victory conditions, making a mod, editing the data files, putting the new units in a scenario, understanding AI and Per files, optimizing multiplayer strategies, or simply understanding basic gameplay like hotkeys, the wiki hopes to have helpful information on it. It already has quite a bit of new information about Age of Empires, but it needs more people to join.

If you’re unfamiliar with editing a wiki there’s a large amount of information available on Wikipedia. Anyone can read the wiki, and creating an account doesn’t even require an email address. Even someone with little knowledge of AoE can contribute, as there are so many different things to write about. If you feel you need help you can ask one of the other friendly editors on their talk pages, and the other contributors can help you out and fix any mistakes you make.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

An End, and a New Beginning
Posted by Phill Phree

Now that the Zone has finally closed down, Gamespy will be hosting AoE/RoR and AoK/AoKTC. You can use the free version of Gamespy Arcade to play and host. It is ad supported and does not give you some features of the paid version, such as being able to download patches etc. directly through the Gamespy interface, but for legacy games this is irrelevant.

The lobby is dead. Long live the lobby. 

Friday, June 16, 2006

Ladder Progression
Posted by Phill Phree

The Ladder is picking up as more people sign in. Some of you have had problems with either signing in or activating the account afterwards. This is more than likely a browser issue. IE seems fine but FF seems to have caused problems for a few people.

Make sure you have the latest updates to your browser and clear your cache. The latest versions of IE, Firefox and Opera should all work fine. Quick links to download them can be found in the footer of our pages here.