Quick Updates

10/7/07 - New website skin installed
9/25/07 - Finally got the new XHTML / CSS code written and uploaded. Sorry about the delay.
9/18/07 - Added cell phone content button. Forums open.
9/14/07 - Newly-coded site uploaded. Coded in XHTML and uses Divs and CSS. I rule.

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News and Updates

Hosting Lost


My apologies for not updating the website in...well, looks like just under six months. My life's been extremely busy lately. My father passed away a couple of months ago (March 16) and there were a lot of other things going on in my life before March 16 that kept me away from the website. However, I may start doing updates more frequently now because its summer and I don't have to worry about college, so check back often for new material!

Unfortunately, IGN, the company that hosts my website, will be no longer hosting websites such as mine for free (or at all) as of August. However, I have found an alternative host -- [TDM]Red, an administrator at Populous: Reincarnated. It may take a few days to move everything over to the new server, but I'll get everything done in the next couple of weeks. You will still be able to access the site by going to www.populous3.co.nr, but instead of thedakinihut.strategeyplanet.gamespy.com, you will also be able to visit the site by going to www.thedakinihut.artytech.net. My email address will also change, but I don't have it set up yet, so I don't know what it will be. When I figure all that out, I'll be sure to update. You can also say goodbye to the advertisement banner under the site's logo because not only does Red not require me to have one on my site, he doesn't like internet advertising, so I won't need it!

I've been looking at the statistics of the website and noticed that the visits have still been pretty high, so I thank all of you that visit the site for visiting it and being here with me at The Dakini Hut for these two years!
Date: June 04, 2009

Site Domain is Down

Yes, I know, it's been a while since I've updated. I apologize for this, I've been pretty busy, and since my dad's sick, I've got yet another load on my shoulders. I don't know when site updates will be frequent once again but I just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about The Dakini Hut.

One other thing: the site domain, www.thedakinihut.com, is down. I'm not exactly sure why, and I definitely don't know when it will be active again, but I am trying to fix it. Until then, visit www.populous3.co.nr (a mirror to this site) instead of www.thedakinihut.com. Everything still works, so if you're trying to link to a certain page, like, for instance, my downloads page, use www.thedakinihut.strategyplanet.gamespy.com/downloads.htm, and so on. Thanks!
Date: December 14, 2008

Ten Years of Populous Tournament

Well, Populous' tenth birthday is coming up soon (November 30!), so I thought it'd be nice to organize a tournament in its honor.

You can read more about this tournament here, and you can also let me know if you want to join or not. I won't be updating the list for a while for personal reasons, but if you post, I'll add you eventually. I will also be finishing a website dedicated to the tournament.

If you've got questions you can send an email to tourny@thedakinihut.com (PopulousTenYearTournament@gmail.com).

Now, about the lack of website updates...
I really do apologize for that. My dad's been in the hospital, college, etc., it's been kind stressful. I just decided that the website, while important, wasn't a top priority at the time. However, I'm going to try and get some updates in, along with the Ten Years of Populous Tournament.

So my apologies to all of you!
Date: August 23, 2008

Ask Stuart 2 - Questions In!

Hey everyone. I've got Stuarts answers from the second Q & A. Sorry for the long delay. As it turns out, I was sending Stuart emails but he, for some reason, wasn't receiving them.

This will be the last Q & A I do with Stuart, so sorry if you didn't get your question in! A huge thanks to Stuart!

Go here and click Ask Stuart 2 to be sent to the second Q & A, or click Ask Stuart 1 if you haven't even seen the first one yet!
Date: July 23, 2008

Site Updates

There's been a couple of site updates lately.

I updated the spells and followers page to show forge mode spells and other spell panel items such as the encyclopedia and commandee toggle. I also updates the menu to the left to show the hotkeys page I made a while ago.

I've got a new welcome page made and with some tweaks, it should be done. Once I'm done I'll upload it and update on this page.

Unfortunately I have still not heard from Stuart. Something has most likely come up, but as soon as I hear something from him I'll let everyone know.

Date: July 6, 2008

Checking In

Hey all. I know this isn't a blog but I'm checking in because nothing is going on at the moment.

I got some wisdom teeth pulled last Monday (I had one pulled but I got the other three pulled) and it didn't hurt but I didn't feel like doing much because of the meds. Other than that, my summer has been kind of bad so I haven't been doing much on the site.

Speaking of the site, by the way, and Ask Stuart in particular, I haven't heard from Stuart yet but I emailed the questions to him. I'm not sure if he just didn't get the email or something came up but I'm trying to contact him about it. As for other updates, there may be one or two. I've got some ideas, and I will be updating the welcome page.

Oh, and happy Independence Day, Americans!
Date: July 3, 2008

Ask Stuart 2 Update

Well I've received twelve questions and have already forwarded them to Stuart, so as soon as I get the answers I'll post them on the site.
Date: June 7, 2008

Ask Stuart 2 - Question Form Problems...

Update (June 4, 2008)
Some people seem to be having problems with the form. If you're having trouble submitting your question(s), email me at suleiman@thedakinihut.strategyplanet.gamespy.com with your username and question(s). Thanks.

Hey all. Remember the Q & A I did with Stuart Whyte about a year ago? If you don't, go here. If you do, you'll remember it as the event that took place in the Populous: Reincarnated community where members could submit questions on the forum and I'd forward them on to Stuart Whyte, the producer of Populous. If you don't, there's a good chance you didn't participate. However, you now have a chance!

Members of the Populous: Reincarnated community are now not the only ones who can submit questions to Stuart! If you go to this page, you may submit a question, as well, after reading everything on that page.

Once I get enough questions, I'll close the form and once I get the answers from Stuart, you can view the page to see the answers to the questions I received.
Date: June 3, 2008

Welcome Page Added

If you're reading this, you probably noticed I added a welcome page, so that when you first enter the site, you see that instead of this page. I put that page on the website becase it loads faster than the home page (mostly because of the java script menus to the right), so if somebody is trying to get to my tricks section specifically, they can do so without the wait.

There are some other reasons I put that page on there, however, and it may soon replace the Quick Updates menu to the right, which will be replaced with something else.

Oh, and happy Cinco de Mayo!
Date: May 5, 2008

Tricks Updated and an Important Update

Hey all. I got my tricks section updated. Got another trick added by ttamylno_FU. Kind of an interesting one, might want to check it out.

But there will be quite a big update coming sometime this month or next month. I know I sometimes promise updates and then fail to follow through with that promise, but this one will be coming, and it doesn't have much to do with The Dakini Hut in particular, anyway. However, I will be doing some heavy advertising for this update on my site. More to come.
Date: May 3, 2008

Site Downtime and Updates

My site was down this evening for quite a few hours. This was because of a mistake I made when trying to upload a file. Apparently it copied over the index.htm file and nobody could access the index of my site. However, that's been fixed and things should be running smoothly.

There will be a few site updates coming up shortly, including a couple of new tricks submitted by users and (hopefully) some new downloads. I'll also be making it easier for me to update the Quick Updates section over to the right, so I'll be able to start updating it (notice how it hasn't been updated since last October).

I also got the images page working, so that now when you click an image, a window will pop up with a full image of the picture you clicked on and a description underneath. Remember, if you've got a picture you'd like to see on my site, send it to me.
Date: April 18, 2008

Populous Fan Video

[TDM]Keith52, a player in the Populous community, made an Angry German Kid video, but about Populous: The Beginning! It's got English subtitles that tell about a Populous game versus [AsG]Sub_Zero.

Here's a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zqBE9vTErE

Nice work, Keith!
Date: April 15, 2008

Ubers Trick Video Up and Other Updates

Well, what you've all been waiting for, the ubers trick video tutorial is now done and can be found by going to the ubers trick page. I apologize for the very long delay, I just hadn't ever gotten around to it. Update: Apparently the rest of the trick videos weren't working, either, or at least not on The Dakini Hut. You can now go to their pages to view their video tutorials.

I've also finished a key commands page. On this page I've listed every keyboard shortcut and command in Populous and explained what it does. You can access it by clicking here. However, I'll have it in the menu bar shortly.

One last update. Since quite a few people have been asking me how I changed the shaman incantations, I decided to upload an installer that will change the incantations for you. You can download it directly by clicking here or you can find it in my downloads section.

That's all for now!
Date: March 15, 2008

TDM's Site Finished

Hey all. I apologize for the lack of site updates, but I've been working alongside [TDM]Urban and [TDM]Red to get The Dark Master's new website up and going.

So now that we've launched the new TDM site, I've got more time to focus on my own site. As for updates, I do have a few things in store, so keep checking in!
Date: March 12, 2008

Just Checking In...

Been a while since I've updated now so I decided to. I added one page -- a "link to me" page. It can be found here [thedakinihut.artytech.net/linkback.htm].

As for other updates, my website is now third on page one on google.com if you search for "populous the beginning," and it comes up in the top two pages on all other search engines. When searching for things like "populous the beginning download" or "populous the beginning cheats," I believe it normally comes up on page one or two. So just wanted to thank all of my visitors for visiting this site and getting me this far.

Until next time...!
Date: February 15, 2008

Populous Full Download Uploaded

Hey everyone. Since there's only a couple of other websites that have the Populous Full Download in their downloads section, I decided to upload it to mine. Now there are two things I'd like to address here:

1. This is not entirely legal, but Electronic Arts won't contact us back giving us an answer as to whether or not we can distribute Populous for free, so we're going to have to assume they don't care until they give us a response.

2. I didn't make this download. Bullfrog made the game (of course), but I'm not sure who put it all together in this handy little .exe file, so if you made it or you know who made it, contact me, and if you made it and don't want me to have it up on my site, tell me so I can take it off.

I believe there are two other mirrors to this download so I just wanted to go ahead and make a third one. Just remember that the download and everything in it was made by somebody else [not me].
Date: January 26, 2008

Hosting Help Page Added

Well, instead of adding the hotkeys page, I added a router help page instead. The hotkeys page will be coming, but not until later on.

The router help page is mainly for people who are having trouble with hosting, so if you fall into that category, go check it out, and if you know somebody who is having problems hosting, recommend that page to them.

You can find it in the navbar at the right.
Date: January 20, 2008

Website Updates

Hey all. I know for a while now I've been lazy with the website updates but I'm going to try as hard as I can to get things updated.

I'm going to fix the images page so that when you click a link you'll see a description and a picture (and I'm going to add the pictures that a couple of people sent in to me). I'm also going to add more links to my links section because I realize there are websites that have me linked but I don't have them, but if you don't have me linked or I don't find your site, send me an email and I'll link you right up.

I'm also going to be adding an extra page so you won't have to see that annoying "Coming Soon" button anymore. This will be a page that lists all of the hotkeys in Populous and also tells what they do.

And last but not least, I'll be making an Ubers trick video because I've been getting people requesting it.

By the way, I still need more people on my tribe swap team. Click here [thedakinihut.artytech.net/callouts.htm] to go to the application page.

Thanks for reading and check back for these updates [and more]!
Date: January 13, 2008

Moron of the Year Award started.

The third edition of the Moron of the Year award has now started and can be found here (thedakinihut.artytech.net/motya/).

Alongside that, the new project I've started is still going on, so if you still want a position, click here. So far I've selected a programmer, someone to do palette files, someone to do sprites, and two other people who's jobs have not been decided on yet.
Date: January 2, 2008

Callouts for a new project, which will be something like Populous: Reversed!

Hey all. Just wanted to announce that I'm holding callouts for people who would want to help me with a new project. I haven't decided on a name yet, but it will be something like Populous: Reversed, since Populous: Reversed is fake (see below).

If you're interested in helping or interested in the project at all, click here to go to the application page. Make sure you read everything on the page and then fill out the application form below.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and all the rest!
Date: December 24, 2007

New Site Domain
Populous: Reversed - A Scam?

Well, as Christmas is coming up fast, The Dakini Hut's got a couple of [big] updates.

First of all, I've got a new website domain. It was donated to me by [TLL]dZeta, so thanks to him! The URL is www.thedakinihut.com, but I've yet to update pictures, banners, and links so it's not being advertised at the moment.

Second of all, I'd like to announce my final decision on Populous: Reversed: it's not real. I've been waiting for over a year for [GoD]Shao to upload it, and he's failed to do so after numerous times announcing it's release. I've also heard from two sources that Shao has admitted to making the program up, saying "ffs its just a joke."

I'd like to point out, however, that I had nothing to do with the creation of this program and was only to provide the web space and advertisement of it on my website. Please do not email me telling me that I'm a fake or a phony because it wasn't up to me. If you'd like to complain about it, sign up for an account with Populous: Reincarnated if you haven't done so yet and PM [GoD]Shao in the MatchMaker or on the forums.

Sorry to disappoint you all. I will, however, be looking for somebody who would like to help me create such a program. Remember Populous 4? We got extremely close to switching the blue and red tribes. So if you're interested, keep up with the site because I will eventually hold call-outs for two or three people to put a program like this together.

So anyway, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and all the rest!
Date: December 23, 2007

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