Site History - 200930th December 2009
Added modified intro images for Saturn Sexy Parodius to the GameStone section in Art Work.
Sega Saturn game logo's have finally been added to the various sections.
Sexy Parodius intro images added to the Saturn section.
Anciently created some display bugs in my php scripts (games_games.php and games_system.php) with the Cheats update yesterday, all have been fixed hopefully.
29th December 2009
Change the Cheats section to list games in the correct order of release rather than by game name.
Move some of the text about in the MSX Cheat section to make it more readable as some of the text in that section came from translation software.
Added Gradius MSX hidden stage information, thanks go to GOGS for the info and screen captures.
26th December 2009
Added some cheats for Gradius ReBirth, lots more to add but I don't any more at this time.
Gradius ReBirth Sprite rips have also been added to the Downloads - Sprite Rips section.
25th December 2009
Changed the Contact page a little bit.
Updated the Gradius Home World logo on the top right, much sharper and more refined compared to the old version.
Gradius Home World - New Logo Vs Old Logo
Also change the random logo shadows.
24th December 2009
Tweaked the new layout to look more like the dark forum theme (when set to Dark Style).
Got around to doing some image buttons for the site Style switcher, see it at the top of the page next to the GameStone logo, I personally prefer the Dark Style, there are only two themes at the moment but there's no reason why more could be made.
Finally sorted out annoying bug that would stop the java Countdown displaying in IE6, IE7 and IE8, I was not that bothered as I use Firefox but I thought I would sort it out as it was bugging me.
22nd December 2009
Three great site Japanese sites from the same person, excellent information and layout.
http://bhdaamov.hp.infoseek.co.jp/parodius/ - Strategy Parodius
http://bhdaamov.hp.infoseek.co.jp/gradius/ - Gradius World
http://twinbee.ninja-web.net/ - TwinBee World
Added System link icons to the Genre section of Games, also remove some broken links in the Links section.
6th December 2009
Added all the box art for the Game Packs, some are poor quality but they are the only ones available at the moment.
Tweaked the width of the site wider by 50px, move the region selection flags on all the Game section pages to the top right, this makes the pages a little shorter and easier to view.
The System images in the Games section are a little large for the fixed width layout, I will modify then at a later date.
4th December 2009
It's now the Arcade - Gradius III ~ Densetsu kara Shinwa e ~ 20th Anniversary
グラディウスＩＩＩ～伝説から神話へ～ （ＡＣ） コナミ アーケード
Chat about it in the forum.
2nd December 2009
Gradian is selling some of his great one of a find sculptures on eBay, these could make some great unique Xmas presents for Gradius fans.
Golem of Salamander 2
Big Core (includes micro Vic Viper)
28th November 2009
As you can see the site is in a bit of a mess at the moment, hopefully it should be sorted out today.
Update: New top navigation and fixed site width, I will be working on some new colour themes over the next few weeks.
26th November 2009
Magnet links for the Salamander Anime.
All three films are, DivX5 720x480 1500Kbps - mp3 48000Hz 128Kbps Stereo.
No longer available.
20th November 2009
GameStone's Chiptune Collection v1.00
Gradius ReBirth v2 tunes (three extra tunes in the updated version), sound effect and speech added.
Now contains 1033 files at a total of 179meg, see Downloads, Movies and Music for the listing and download.
Official Art section updated with original files rather than resized jpgs from years ago:-
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius ~forever with me~ - PlayStation - OMAKE
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius ~forever with me~ - SegaSaturn - OMAKE
Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus - SegaSaturn - OMAKE
Made the Guide section easier to navigate.
Changed the heading in this section, made the page less busy with borders, tweaked some of the positioning and colour code, still a work in progress while I try some new coding techniques.
15th November 2009
I've been doing a general clean up of the GameStone site code and scripts (not just the Gradius Home World section), it's taken two days of hard coding and hopefully it's completed.
No new content has been added but what's here should work better and more consistent between browsers.
This site is fully tested in Firefox but should display fine in Internet Explorer.
13th November 2009
Sorted out the broken link to Gradius Deluxe Pack for Windows, also split the file into six 20meg RAR files, as I was having trouble uploading the original 110meg file.
26th October 2009
Finally Gradius Deluxe Pack for Windows has been found and uploaded to the Downloads Games section, its quite large at 105meg.
Thanks to Dimetra for the information.
Windows Gradius Deluxe Pack tunes added to GameStone's Chiptune Collection v0.95 (now contains 610 files at a total of 125meg!!!), see Downloads, Movies and Music for the listing and file download.
25th October 2009
Updated the Emulation section with the latest links, also added the Wii emulator Dolphin.
17th October 2009
Salamander Anime torrents.
I've ripped and encoded them from the DVD and replace the crappy DVD subtitles with a much better separate srt subtitle file translation.
All three films are, DivX5 720x480 1500Kbps - mp3 48000Hz 128Kbps Stereo.
I recommend µTorrent as it's quite a lightweight program for downloading these files.
I'll seed them for a few weeks to see how it goes.
11th October 2009
Change the Art section to remove some doubles and add some artist credits.
Gradius ReBirth has been updated on 13th October 2009 with some new features.
New ranking board (because of score adjustments)
Enhanced screen production (??? Better graphics maybe?)
Shows number of play times
Stage select adjustments, with a choice of 4-30 laps
This is a free update from Konami, just go to the Wii Shop channel and re-download the game.
As far as I can see this is for the Japanese NTSCJ version, I'm not sure when this will come out for the NA (US) and PAL (UK) versions.
http://www.konami.jp/products/dl_wii_gradius_re_ww/index.html | Google Translated to English
Thanks to KEI-KO Fujisaki for the updated information.
6th August 2009
Added a review of the ZX Spectrum game Nemesis The Final Challenge, see the games section for the review by ACE_Spark.
20th June 2009
Arcade tunes added to GameStone's Chiptune Collection v0.9.
31st May 2009
Blank Gradius has now got a mockup Title Screen and a slightly edited Arm Core to make the colours stand out better.
30th May 2009
Added a few new bits to the Blank Gradius section including a new core made by me called Arm Core.
22nd May 2009
Information about the Fan Based game's Kemesis, Ulamander and Storm Assault have been added to the games section.
The original sites for some of the Fan Based games no longer exists so I've started to host the downloads on GameStone, I've added a few to the Download section.
19th May 2009
Gradius ReBirth and the Konami Antiques MSX Collection 1-3 tunes added to GameStone's Chiptune Collection v0.8, due to the size of the newer tunes the collection has grown from 2meg to 80meg.
Also sorted out the broken links on the Links page.
17th May 2009
Added i-mode Mobile Phone Salamander and Gradius NEO to GameStone's Chiptune Collection v0.7
10th May 2009
Added X68000 Gradius and Detana!! TwinBee to GameStone's Chiptune Collection v0.6
4th May 2009
Updated the Emulation section, sorting out broken links and updated release information.
I guess nobody noticed but Arcade - Fantastic Journey now works in MAME 0.131, this game has always just displays background and played music but had no sprites but is now fully playable.
3rd May 2009
I just spent the last three days editing playlist and binary files to correct the track names and add new tracks to my Chip Tunes Collection.
Large update to GameStone's Chiptune Collection v0.5, it's in the Downloads section as usual.
26th April 2009
Added lots of file format information to the Xbox360 Otomedius Gorgeous section.
Including DVD file structure, DLC structure, file sizes and some help in reading the files.
9th April 2009
Otomedius Gorgeous translations for Easter Island to all the sound packs in, also added Sound Pack 7 translations and the two extra characters.
13th March 2009
Updated all the arcade roms to the latest version of MAME.
I've decided to remove the Virtual section and just put the game with the various systems.
Added all the WiiWare and Virtual Console games for the Wii to the Games section.
8th March 2009
Completed the Japanese listings for the Music CD's, also created a new image display script for the CD covers so it no longer displays directories as a broken image.
174 Gradius Related Music CD's are now in the Music Database.
Still some track listings to do, plus a better layout for the page would be nice but at least the hard work of data entry is more or less complete.
2nd March 2009
The first release of the PlayStation emulator PCSX2 (PCSX2 0.9.6) has been released after the PCSX and Playground teams merged.
More work done to the Music database.
22nd February 2009
Big update to the Music CD section of Multimedia, lots and track names in Japanese and English plus a few new CD's added (Gradius ReBirth Remix etc...)
165 Music CD's are now listed.
Now all I have to do is make the page layout better.
1st February 2009
Google was down for 40 minutes yesterday, its all good now but I decided to remove the Google search from the main index anyway.
Tweaked some of the Japanese translations (again!!!) for the music tracks in Otomedius Gorgeous Xbox 360.
31st January 2009
Google is broken at the moment, it's displaying 'This site may harm your computer.' on every search page.
So I guess you should use a different search engine for now.
24th January 2009
Konami yesterday released more downloads for Otomedius Gorgeous (オトメディウスゴージャス).
Three music packs (Madoka, Diol, Tita) and Premium Theme 1.
I've updated my section with the new information and tweaked the translations.
They did not release Emon 5 music Pack 3 (very odd) or the extra characters Esmeralda (エスメラルダ) and Kuhn POINI (ポイニー・クーン) which would have been better but I guess they will be out next month.
17th January 2009
Updated all the sites scripts to php 5 and changed the database to MySQL 5.0 (except the Forums, that will come later)
Move the Music CD section navigation to the bottom of the page and tweaked some of the scripts bit here and there.
2nd January 2009
Happy new year etc...
My new PlayStation 2 emulator of choice has been added to the Emulation section.
PCSX2 Playground v1.0.0395.
This thing plays Gradius III, Gradius IV and Gradius V all very well.