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16! Years and still going! Welcome to TESP!, The Emerald Star Post. Here we aim to give you all the stuff you were need for your Classic Sonic habit, and when we say Classic, we mean the Best of the Blue Furred Hedgehog himself, From his first game in 1991 to his last Cartoon show in 1999. Not only do we give you all this information on All his Games, Cartoons, Books & Comics, but we are collecting a database of information on all merchandise for him, from T-shirts and Jigsaws, to badges and Modern 'Retro' gear.
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Finally! At long last! the Covers for Ladybirds Sonic Puzzle Book 1 & 2! this are like the Holy Grail to me! And what's better? Well, i got book one on Order! For some reason, the ladybird books seam the rarest UK produced ones in the UK.. Odd when you think they are such a big company.. oh well<br /><br />i also have the ISBN numbers for them and i might have some other good news relating to them but am not too sure on what i can get so we shall have to wait and see ^_^
Sorry but the only term i can think for this is 'Bloody Hell!'. I was Amazinly stupid and though, hang on.. could the reason why the game information page take soo long cause the file that stores all that information is too big? well.. YES, that is why.. It's an excel file ^_^ The Excel file that stores all that information (well, most of it.. different bits have a different file to make updating much quicker and easyer) was 5.80Mb.. that's why it takes soo long to load, cause it needs to load all that! well.. i did this small thing that is nothing special and now the file size is 94Kb! That is a major down and i just checked and the file loads in a small amount of the time.. isn't that great?<br /><br />What did i do? Press F5 to bring up a small window that says 'Go To'. At the bottom is a button saying 'Special..' Click it, select 'Blanks' and click on Ok. It will then select ALL cells which might be blank, but have data in them taking up space. Then just click 'Edit' on the main menu, then clear->All.. I lost SOO MUCH empty data that well.. i reduce the file by about 5.20mb! much faster loading too.. isn't that great! SHARE THIS! ENJOY THIS!
Major Update to the Removed Features code which makes it much easyer and quicker to update new features. The bad news seams to be a small gain to the loading times.. for some reason, the game pages do take a bit too long.. maybe it has sped things up to tell the truth.. i want to look into something to fix that speed...
as you might have noticed.. i was looking at the level information and though 'Hang on.. why am i missing the levels which are the Special Stages and Bonus stages? So i have been going around adding them. I still got a long way to go but there you are.. I will be doing them when and where i feel-like it/Got the time.. Oh, and also added an image for Knuckles in Sonic 1 ^_^
Got some good news and... well some good news ^_^<br /><br />First, the First Two chapters are now up for Troll's "Sonic & Knuckles" which appears to be the end of there storys.. a nice little Novellette series them.. reminds me not of the old days of the pulp stories but of what i was trying to do with TSW Verki.. Don't worry, i haven't forgotten about the adventures of the Gully Freedom Fighters ^_^<br /><br />anyway.. Troll did 3 more books. An Activey Book, an How to draw book and another Story book which seams to be much rarer and i don't think carries on the story.. i am not sure.. i can't find a copy myself so i might have to find someone with a copy.. that's gonna be a pain..<br /><br />Oh and the other good news.. I got the Final Ladybird Adventure Game Book in the post a couple of days ago, and when it gets to there turn, due to little number of pages, i will upload the WHOLE book (i only do this on SOME books, not all) but since i got all 4 of them, i'll probbly have all 4 complete for download.. Isn't that going to be nice? Bloody pain to get that final book.
Okay.. a number of things around the game info.. got the Sonic on Mars level list there, started on the Boss's for Sonic 1 and got 3 new removed features for Sonic 1 added. Also, i added the Sonic on Mars storyline taken from the draft and turned more into a story by me..
Added more Stuff for Sonic Mars and i got MORE to come ^_^<br />Well.. Added Character List (and this seams to be the first time they tried to use Princess Tiara. At first she was Princess Tiara (daughter of King Cyberooski). and as you see the design was different, then when that game concept was canned, they tried to add her to the next etc.. up until Sonic X-treme ^_^ Nothing new.. I hear a moden StarFox character wasn't meant to be... In fact, they are simpler rumours about Knuckles (that i don't believe) and some other characters in different games and shows... nothing new really is it? Between now and the end of next week, i hope to make a good start on More Detailed Level Information and maybe get some of the game Galleries up...
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