December 23,2005 -
Christmas and a happy new year! - update by DI-MeisterM
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new!
This year I don't have a present for you my dearest visitors,
but I talked with John, and he thinks that it will be
possible that another Daikatana Alpha version will be
released at the beginning of the next year!
- December 1,2005 -
OF THE DAIKATANA QUIZ - update by DI-MeisterM
The quiz is over and here's the winner:
Young from Ohio, USA
package will be send this or next week. It will be there
November 30,2005 -
Daikatana Quiz Day - Reminder! - update by DI-MeisterM
Today is your last chance to win a signed Daikatana box by
John Romero. To participate, simply go to the Daikatana
- November 14,2005 -
Daikatana Mappack for Qtracker 4.11 - update by DI-MeisterM
I had to update the Daikatana Mappack for the newest Qtracker
can download it right here!
- November 5,2005 -
Qtracker out! - update by DI-MeisterM
Ron Mercer, the creator of Qtracker, has just released a new
version of his server browsing multi-function tool. Qtracker
4.1 adds support for following games:
- Serious Sam 2
- Call of Duty 2
is ad- and spyware free and it has many more functions
than GameSpy's GSA or All Seeing Eye. I can really recommend
- November 1,2005 -
Daikatana Quiz available! - update by DI-MeisterM
As mentioned in the lastest news, the new Daikatana Quiz is
available. You can win one signed Daikatana box
by John Romero!
to the Daikatana Quiz Page
- October 29,2005 -
Daikatana Quiz very soon! - update by DI-MeisterM
The last Daikatana Quiz (see news from August, 16th) was too
hard, at least it seems so. I got only a few emails and
the majority of answers were too wrong. This means, there
was no winner at all. So I made a complete new
Quiz with 5 easy questions EVERYBODY can solve,
even my grandmother. Be prepared, it will be released
at the end of this month!
- October 10,2005 -
Daikatana Soundtrack available! - update by DI-MeisterM
Dominus Animae is pleased to announce its first soundtrack
release with John Romero's DAIKATANA. The score as well
as a multitude of high quality samples from it can be
are two soundtracks available, each for $13.99. And before
you ask: Yes, Dominus Animae
has the full rights from Eidos and John Romero to release
I will try to get my hands on one copy of it soon ;)
Btw: you HAVE to listen to "River Of Blood",
it's a blast!
- October 6,2005 -
is hiring - update by DI-MeisterM
Romero is searching for talented people for following
details are available here.
- September 23,2005 -
deathmatch movie - update by DI-MeisterM
has made another Daikatana movie.
This time it features the player which was placed second
in the lastest Daikatana Mplayer Tourney: LooMiS (DBOS
can download this movie with clicking on the image below:
also available in the movies
- August 31,2005 -
CGW article and John's new company - update by DI-MeisterM
new CGW issue includes a new article written by Robert
Coffey. It's about John Romero and Daikatana. You can
read it in the Rome.ro
forums for free :)
On the other news, John posted, that he's founding a new
game company and he also says, that he's "Much happier
now". More information about this topic here.
John also thinks, that if more information of his new
game would be released, "everyone will be a bit shocked".
Let's keep fingers crossed it will be a next-gen first
- August 30,2005 -
Rome.ro Forums are back! - update by DI-MeisterM
the database error, which caused all the trouble:
"There was apparently some kinda jackage with
the SQL database file on the site. I just figured out
how to fix it and all is now good and happy."
always, you can get into the forums by clicking this
- August 28,2005 -
On Rome.ro Forums Failure - update by DI-MeisterM
you may noticed, the Rome.ro
forums are currently not working probably. John Romero
is working on the problem, here's a quote from the mail
I've received a few minutes ago:
"Yeah, itís a big prob with the forums right
now Ė Iíve been gone for several days and couldnít do
anything about it. Now I can. :)
- August 16,2005 -
WIN A SIGNED DAIKATANA BOX BY JOHN ROMERO!
- update by DI-MeisterM
the surprise I mentioned some weeks ago has finally arrived!
You have the chance to win a Daikatana box signed
by John Romero! You just need to answer 10 questions
correctly so that you've a chance to win the package.
Sounds easy ,eh? Go to the DK Quiz
- August 8,2005 -
H9-Atrocity Deathmatch movie - update by DI-MeisterM
has made another Daikatana movie. This time it features
the lastest tourney winner H9-Atrocity on the map Marsh
Part Deux. You can download this movie with clicking on
the image below:
also available in the movies
August 2,2005 -
New month. New movie! - update by DI-MeisterM
has released another Daikatana movie. This time featuring
H9-Wicked during the Mplayer frag-times. You can download the movie with clicking on the image below:
also available in the movies
John and Rhaluka are one week in holidays and after their
return there will be a very BIG SURPRISE for all Daikatana
- July 26,2005 -
Part 2 of the Capture The Flag movie is out!
- update by DI-MeisterM
has completed part two of the Capture The Flag movie.
You can get the second part with clicking on the image below:
also added a new Daikatana movie page right here!
July 23,2005 -
New Movie available! - update by DI-MeisterM
has made another Daikatana movie. This time, it's about
Capture The Flag on Gibbler on the Roof. You can get the
first part with clicking on the image below:
also said, that there will be at least a part 2 of it!
- July 17,2005 -
DaiTools 1.0 released - update by DI-MeisterM
worked on his program DaiTools and it finally reached
can download it here!
check out this page in the next couple of days! There
will be a very big surprise for you all, be prepared!
- July 13,2005 -
It's official now: John Romero left Midway - update
forums John comments about the departure from Midway:
"Hey guys, I can definitely confirm that I have
left Midway - I've been gone for about 3 weeks and Rhaluka
and I have been traveling around and having fun together
(a sort of honeymoon without going to tropical destinations).
says that development of Gauntlet hasn't been impacted
by my departure and is scheduled to ship this fall. I
can't say anything more about the situation and hope you
all understand. (smile)
currently looking at lots of exciting developments right
now and it'll be a couple months before I can announce
my next destination."
- July 9,2005 -
Time to vote!- update by DI-MeisterM
it's time for you to vote guys! If you're interested in
playing Daikatana Deathmatch with the very small community
take your time to vote for your prefered time by following
the link behind this image:
- July 8,2005 -
[S.F.C]Sarge's PAK file guide is available! - update
Daikatana online "bro" and friend Mathieu
"[S.F.C]Sarge" Sarrasin invested much time
into his PAK file guide, which explains the three pak
files, which came with Daikatana. Sarge explains the contents
of them, how to change/edit some of them and how to use
the DAI Pak tool. You're interested? Then check out the
Btw: you'll see soon, that the guide might interest you
to get a free copy of Daikatana...
- June 17,2005 -
John Romero @ CPL - update by DI-MeisterM
CPL has announced that John Romero, Creative Director
of Midway Home Entertainment and co-creator of the legendary
games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen, and
Quake will be traveling to Dallas next month to attend
the Cyberathlete Extreme Summer Championships 2005.
The Cyberathlete Extreme Summer Championships 2005, primarily
sponsored by Intel, will take place July 6 to July 10
at the new Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. For
more information visit http://www.thecpl.com/summer2005
- June 4,2005 -
Mike Wilson suing over Masters of Doom - update
the book, its is alleged that Wilson employed shady business
tactics in order to buy a BMW with company money, a suggestion
Wilson denies, and says his reputation has been tarnished
as a result. The former Ion Storm COO is currently moving
onto pastures new after Eidos dissolved Ion Storm, and
is trying to setup a new publisher called Gamecock Media
nothing they could have possibly said that could be more
damaging," states Wilson. "This is an industry
publication read almost exclusively by my peers in the
More to check out over at Ferrago.com.
- May 24,2005 -
Lost Concept Art is back! - update by DI-MeisterM
Today I received a mail from a visitor called Todd and
he gave me a link to the Daikatana Concept Art from 2000
by ION Storm. I upload all the stuff and it's available,
like the comic book, with thumbnails. Simply click on
the image below:
you very much Todd!
- May 20,2005 -
Daikatana Comic Book online - update by
I scanned for the community the official Daikatana comic
book from Prima's Official Strategy Guide. You can read
it if you click on the image below:
- May 2,2005 -
Daikatana soundtrack some day - update
John Romero announced
today that an official Daikatana soundtrack CD is on the
"I helped a guy get together all the music sources
for a Daikatana soundtrack (a couple months ago) that
he'll be releasing sometime. He has all the agreements
with EIDOS finalized and is probably done with the album
art as well.
tell you all when it's released. So crazy that a Daikatana
soundtrack is coming out 5 years after the game's release!"
April 19,2005 -
Daikatana DM Demo Modification 0.3 alpha - update
Today I released the first version of the Daikatana Deathmatch
Demo Modification 0.3 alpha. You can get it right here.
Below are a few example screenshots:
can also discuss it, like always, in the Rome.ro
- April 19,2005 -
Daikatana Movies Update: E2 Deathmatch Action - update
[HCI]Morph did another Daikatana movie which
shows this time Episode 2 Deathmatch action. As always
you can get it on the HCI
clanpage. If you want to discuss the movies, you can
do it in Rome.ro's
- April 15,2005 -
Masters of DOOM Movie - update by DI-MeisterM
is reporting, that the work on a Masters of Doom movie
already has begun. You can discuss about it in this Rome.ro
"The executive producer and scriptwriter for
the movie is Naren Shankar, who currently is an executive
producer on CBS's crime show CSI and has written scripts
for shows like The Outer Limits and Farscape. Shankar
stated in the Variety story that he first learned about
about the David Kushner authored book by reading a review
in an engineering journal. The book chronicled the formation
of id Software and in particular focused on the developer's
two driving forces, its master programmer John Carmack
and designer John Romero. There is no word yet on when
Showtime plans to start production on the movie."
- April 6,2005 -
Quake.de is finally back - update by DI-MeisterM
all time favorite Quake related page Quake.de,
running by [Win]Elchtest, is finally back on track. It
was hacked last year and now it's repaired and back with
all it's beauty.
- April 2,2005 -
You April-f00ls! - update by DI-MeisterM
yesterday's information about transforming this page into
Counter-StrikeNews.net was a joke for April 1st, nothing
more. I would never make a Counter-Strike
related page, for no money in the world :)
hope you had fun with that joke and enjoyed my Photoshop
work on the Counter-Strike.at webpage.
- April 1,2005 -
DaikatanaNews.net to Counter-StrikeNews.net - update
contacted me and wants to see something like DaikatanaNews.net
for Counter-Strike. Because I don't have the time to run
both pages at the same time I think it's time to give
up Daikatana at all. Tomorrow this page will feature Counter-Strike
news. You can see a preview shot here:
March 21,2005 -
Highres screenshots of Daikatana - update
added high resolution screenshots to the page. There are
also Voodoo5 5500 screenshots from Episode 3 Deathmatch.
You can take a look on them right here.
- March 16,2005 -
Monkeystone will close its doors - update
to John's posts at the Rome.ro
Forums Monkeystone is shutting down very soon because
Tom Hall and John Romero are busy with other things:
not even at Midway anymore. He just moved to Austin to
happy at Midway and super busy. There's no time for Monkeystone.
Bye bye Monkeystone."
On Hyperspace Delivery Boy's
possible freeware release:
"Anyway, since we're shutting down Monkeystone,
Tom is going to get HDB to do with as he feels. And I'm
not sure if he's still planning on freewaring it..."
- March 4,2005 -
Interesting Rome.ro forum threads - update
the last couple of days there's a lot of activity in the
Rome.ro forums and John answers almost every question.
Here are the important topics:
opinion about the newest FPS
Finally a quote from John about Doom 3:
"DOOM3: If you want to play a dark, spooky game,
the first few hours of this one will keep you jumping.
But after 8 hours, I just couldn't continue playing -
the repetive level design and completely predictable traps
just bored me. And because of the predictability, I wasn't
scared anymore and that was really the entire purpose
of this game."
I absolutely agree with him and hope, that the addon
will be better. But hey, it must be better, because it's
from Nerve Software...
- March 2,2005 -
Something important for me...Star Trek - Enterprise -
update by DI-MeisterM
March 1,2005 -
Bobby "Xcalibur" Pavlock on DK_E1DM2 maps -
update by DI-MeisterM
mentioned in the news from January 15, 2005
Tr3B and myself released the two Daikatana Deathmatch
maps E1DM2A and E1DM2 for Quake 3 Arena. Now Bobby finally
took time to comment our work in the Rome.ro
"Wow! Talk about a blast from the past! The remake
of my old SS7 looks great! Brings back memories... :)
will never match the cool moves you could
pull off in DK version of SS7 though. It is definitely
the funnest DM map I have ever made. If only DK DM had
caught on a little more...."
February 25,2005 -
Page update - update by DI-MeisterM
worked a little on the page and updated following sections:
-> Clanless Daikatana Players
Don't forget to click on the "Refresh" button
of your Browser.
- February 21,2005 -
More Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows stuff - update
can get highres screenshots and the first video of "Gauntlet:
Seven Sorrows" at GamersHell
for free (thanks for the link sordit). Furthermore there's
a pretty interesting discussion going on about the game
at the Rome.ro
- February 18,2005 -
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows announced - update
Entertainment officially announces "Gauntlet: Seven
Sorrows", John Romero's and Josh Sawyer's new baby.
You can read here
the official announcement and the first Preview
are also available at GameSpot.
- February 13,2005 -
Daikatana II feedback - update by DI-MeisterM
wants your feedback about his Daikatana II fan project.
You can take a look into this Rome.ro
forum thread and vote for it. If you want to post
your opinion about it, you can do it aswell. I'm still
for myself very sceptical...
Update: I closed the thread because of
- February 11,2005 -
ION Storm closes its doors- update by DI-MeisterM
is reporting that ION Storm (Austin) closes its doors:
"One of the most storied development studios
in game history has shut down. Today, Eidos Interactive
officials confirmed to GameSpot that the company is shuttering
its Austin, Texas, studio Ion Storm."
Now are at least two former ION Storm employees working
at Midway Entertainment. They are called Harvey
Smith and Warren Spector.
- February 3,2005 -
Romero interview and Midway licensed Unreal Engine 3 technology
released a new interview with John Romero. They talk about
John's current work at Midway Entertainment and different
topics about John past business and games. You can read
the interview here.
In the other news Midway Entertainment chooses
Unreal Engine 3 for Next Generation Game Development.
Maybe we can now expect another kick ass FPS? You can
read the official press message at Yahoo.
- January 16,2005 -
Daikatana maps information- update by DI-MeisterM
Here's a list of the map designer which worked on Daikatana
maps. John Romero did following maps: E1M1,E1M2,E1M3,E1M6
The other designer created the multiplayer maps. You can
see in that list who worked on the maps. You can also
see where they work today and on which
Keranen -> Valve (Half-Life²)
Chris Perna -> Epic Games (Unreal
Bobbly Pavlock -> 3D Realms (Duke
Nukem Forever [who knows?!] )
Larry Herring -> Ubisoft
Luke Whiteside -> Paradox (Mortal
to John for the facts!
- January 15,2005 -
Storm Sector 7 for Quake 3 Arena - update
Tr3B and myself ported the very popular Daikatana maps
E1DM2A and E1DM2 (map author: Bobby Pavlock) to Quake
3 Arena. The maps are finished now and can be downloaded
are also the Quake 3 .map sources included, so feel free
to edit the maps like you want, if you don't like the
item placements or other stuff...
More maps will be released in future, be prepared ;)
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