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2011-06-26 Site Update

Dungeon Master for FM-Towns: Added full scans
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターパーフェクトガイド (Dungeon Master Perfect Guide): Added scans of dust jacket and wrap around band for an earlier edition
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn: Added scans of a flyer
Notepaper - Dungeon Master: New page
Hint Book - The Dungeon Master HandBook: Added full scans

2011-06-11 Site Update

Audio CD - スーパー・ダンジョン・マスター (Super Dungeon Master): Added MP3+CDG data files and screenshots
Dungeon Master II Reviews: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master II for PC Preview published in British magazine 'Edge', Issue #2 November 1993, Pages 32-33' and 'Dungeon Master II for Sega CD Review published in American magazine 'VideoGames And Computer Entertainment', Issue #68 September 1994, Page 76'
dmcsb custom dungeons: Meynaf has published an updated version of his custom game engine for Amiga 'dmcsb' bundled with 5 custom dungeons.
Badge - Dungeon Master: New page
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT): Added details about text data and an Excel spreadsheet detailing a dungeon file.
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master for PC: Updated the Excel spreadsheet
Technical Documentation - LAY1 items (Item 696, DMCOORD.DAT, DMII type 4 entries): Added an Excel spreadsheet detailing item 696 of Dungeon Master for PC.

2011-06-03 Site Update

Massive update with 64 photos and 1775 new high quality scans at 300 dpi (599 lower quality scans were replaced and the other 1176 are new).
Added scans of dust jackets and covers:
Comic - ゲームプレイヤーコミックス (Game Player Comics)
Comic - ダンジョン・マスター (Dungeon Master, Dengeki Comics)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターのすべて (All About Dungeon Master)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターガイドブック (Dungeon Master Guide Book)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターネクサス公式ガイド (Dungeon Master Nexus Official Guide)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターパーフェクトガイド (Dungeon Master Perfect Guide)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターファンブック (Dungeon Master Fan book) (Super Famicom)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター全書 (The Complete Works Of Dungeon Master)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター公式ハンドブック (Dungeon Master Official Handbook) (Super Famicom)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター必勝攻略法 (Dungeon Master Strategy Of Victory) (Super Famicom)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター百科フィーチャリングセロンズクエスト (Encyclopedia Dungeon Master featuring Theron's Quest)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター百科新体験の手引 (Encyclopedia Dungeon Master New Guidance) (Super Famicom)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターll スカルキープ公式ガイド (Official Guide Of Dungeon Master II Skullkeep)
Hint Book - 続ダンジョン・マスターカオスの逆襲ガイドブック (Dungeon Master Sequel Chaos Strikes Back Guide Book)
Hint Book - 続ダンジョン・マスターカオスの逆襲パーフェクトガイド (Dungeon Master Sequel Chaos Strikes Back Perfect Guide)
Novel - 小説ダンジョン・マスター (Dungeon Master Novel)
Novel - 小説ダンジョン・マスターll (Dungeon Master II Novel)

Added or replaced all scans:
Audio CD - スーパー・ダンジョン・マスター (Super Dungeon Master)
Audio CD - ダンジョン・マスター~迷宮の戦士たち~ (Dungeon Master ~Warriors of the Labyrinth~)
Hint Book - Game Press Inoffizielle Spielelösungen - Dungeon Master Teil 1
Hint Book - Pat Mullen's Maps, Lists, and Answers for Chaos Strikes Back
Hint Book - Chaos Strikes Back Adventurer's Handbook
Hint Book - Dungeon Master II Clue Book
Hint Book - Game Press Inoffizielle Spielelösungen - Dungeon Master Teil 2
Phone Card - Dungeon Master II
The Chaos Editor
The Dungeon Master Editor
Memory Card - AmiRAM 1000 TecnoPlus bundled with Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back
Dungeon Master for X68000
Dungeon Master for PC-9801
Chaos Strikes Back for FM-Towns
Chaos Strikes Back for PC-9801
Chaos Strikes Back for X68000
Dungeon Master II for PC-9801
Dungeon Master II for PC-9821
Dungeon Master II for FM-Towns
Dungeon Master II for Sega CD / Mega CD
Theron's Quest for TurboGrafx / PC Engine
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn

Added or replaced some scans:
Dungeon Master for PC: Added all scans for the Psygnosis German release
Dungeon Master for Super NES / Super Famicom: Added scans of a flyer and all scans of Japanese and North American versions
Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST: Added all scans for the UK version
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added all scans of the following versions: US Demo, US Big Box, US Jewel Case, FR Blackmarket with manual, DE Blackmarket with manual, DE Blackmarket with booklet
Dungeon Master II for Macintosh: Added all scans for the US and UK versions, as well as the US demo
Theron's Quest for TurboGrafx / PC Engine: Added scans of a flyer

2011-05-28 Site Update

Anothe batch of magazine scans (56 pages) has been added throughout the site. Please check Magazine scans added on 2011-05-28 for details.
There is a nice article about FTL Games, some retrogaming articles and the usual game reviews and hints.

2011-05-22 Site Update

Many magazine scans (163 pages) have been added throughout the site. Please check Magazine scans added on 2011-05-22 for details.
There are interesting articles about FTL Games, advertisements for the games, 2 complete Japanese guides and much more!

2011-05-14 Site Update

I apologize for not posting any news here for nearly 2 years. Below is the list of content added or updated 'silently' in the past two years:

Dungeon Master for PC: Added full scans and photos of 'Dungeon Master for PC with FTL Sound Adapter (US Release)'
Dungeon Master Reviews: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master for Amiga Review published in German magazine 'Amiga Joker', March 1993, Page 101', 'Dungeon Master for Amiga Review published in British / American magazine 'Amiga Computing', Issue #11 (Vol. 1 No. 11), Pages 14-18', 'Dungeon Master for Atari ST Review published in British magazine 'ST Action', Issue #1, May 1988, Pages 56-57'.
Chaos Strikes Back Reviews: Added scans of 'Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST Review published in British magazine 'The One for 16-bits games', Issue #17, February 1990, Pages 70-72', 'Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST Review published in British magazine 'ST Action', Issue #22, February 1990, Page 62-65'
Dungeon Master II Reviews: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master II for Mega CD Review published in German magazine 'Mega Fun', Issue #3, March 1995', 'Dungeon Master II for Amiga Review published in Dutch magazine 'Amiga Magazine', Issue #38, March 1996, Pages 46-47'.
Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Compilation Reviews: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back compilation for Amiga Review published in German magazine 'Amiga Joker', February 1993, Pages 101'.
Dungeon Master II Hints: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master II solution published in French magazine 'PC Soluces', Issue#1, February-March 1996, Pages 06-22', 'Dungeon Master II Hints published in Dutch magazine 'Amiga Magazine'', 'Dungeon Master II Hints published in British magazine 'CU Amiga''.
Dungeon Master Hints: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master Article published in Polish magazine 'Swiat Gier Komputerowych', Issue #4, May-June 1993, Pages 52-56', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'The Games Machine', Issue #9, August 1988, Page 112', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'ST Amiga Format', Issue #7, January 1989, Page 56', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in Swedish magazine 'Datormagazin'', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'Amiga Action'', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'Amiga Format', Issue #23, June 1991, Page 109', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in German magazine 'Amiga Joker', May 1992, Page 58', 'Dungeon Master Hints published in British magazine 'The One Amiga', Issue #78, March 1995, Page 74'.
I found a Chaos Strikes Back cheat on the web/in a magazine, but it doesn't work: Added scans of 'Chaos Strikes Back Cheat published in British magazine 'Zero', Issue #23, September 1991, Page 79'
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added scans of the box of the French original version, added scans of the notes and sticker from Dungeon Master for Amiga (US, Psygnosis).
Chaos Strikes Back for Amiga: Added scans of French box.
Dungeon Master for X68000: Added photos and scans of everything including the manual.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added many scans supplied by Frank for 'Dungeon Master II for PC (US, CD)', added scans of the box and registration card for the French Floppy disks version, added scans from 'Blackmarket' edition and German 'Best Seller Games' magazine Issue #16.
Hint Book - Dungeon Master The Lost Scrolls Of Mount Anaias: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master Scrolls', a newer edition of the hint book.
Hint Book - 続ダンジョン・マスターカオスの逆襲パーフェクトガイド (Dungeon Master Sequel Chaos Strikes Back Perfect Guide): Added scans of the covers.
Hint Book - Chaos Strikes Back Komplettlösung & Pläne - CPS Superclassics 20: New page.
Dungeon Master Nexus Automaps: New page.
Tool - Dungeon Master - The Solution: New page.
FTL Games: Added scans of 'Interview of Wayne Holder, Doug Bell and Russ Boelhauf (with photos) published in British ST Action Magazine #21 (January 1990)', Interview of Andy Jaros (with photo) published in British ST Action Magazine #26 (June 1990) Page 34, Transcript of a GEnie conference with Wayne Holder and Andy Jaros (April 12, 1989)
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn: Added Promotional video
Dungeon Master Nexus Champions: Added portrait images
Dungeon Master Overview: Added the Dungeon Master teaser demo on Atari ST

Custom Dungeons section: Lunever added many new custom dungeons to the list. Many thanks to him for this great job.
Technical Documentation section: Lots of minor updates in existing articles and some new articles added.

2009-05-23 Site Update

In addition to the Chaos Strikes Back Hint Oracle (English Release 1) that has been here for years, the following other versions are now also available: Chaos Strikes Back Hint Oracle (English Release 3), Chaos Strikes Back Hint Oracle (French) and Chaos Strikes Back Hint Oracle (German)

Technical Documentation - File Formats - Hint Oracle Hints File (HCSB.HTC), Technical Documentation - File Formats - Saved Game File, Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT), Technical Documentation - File Formats - Animations, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master for Atari ST History, Technical Documentation - File Formats - Data Files, Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 558 (Coordinates), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 559, Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 560 (Actions and spells), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 561 (Keyboard and mouse input), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 562, Technical Documentation - Copy Protection,
Please refer to the history on these pages for details

Technical Documentation - Detailed analysis of the Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST Floppy Disks: New page

Dungeon Master Tribute: New clone.
Motelsoft Shareware: Some additional clones listed.

The Mind's Eye, Theron's Quest conversion, Gem of Ra, Sleepers, The Two Lovers, The Core, Escape! - II, Surgical Strike, Sukumvit's Labyrinth II, Dark Portal, Dru Tan's StoreHouse, The Dark Stronghold of Xarostak, Xarostak 2 - The Country Site, Conflux III: New custom dungeons.

ADGE.net: updated version.

2008-09-21 Site Update

Dungeon Master Manual (Psygnosis release): Added scans of the German version.
Fan made: Added a flask image by Germanny.
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Creature Details: The content of this page has been updated with complete information about creatures descriptors found in graphics.dat item 559.
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Actions and Combos: Added the list of combos.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT), Technical Documentation - File Formats - Hint Oracle Hints File (HCSB.HTC), Technical Documentation - File Formats - Data Files: Please refer to the history section on these pages for details.
DM, CSB and DMII Data Files and Animations Decoders for PC: The data decoder script was updated as well as many map files. See the page for the list of changes.
Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 559, Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 560 (Actions and spells), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 561 (Keyboard and mouse input): These pages have been updated. They are no longer drafts but work is still ongoing.
New links: Dungeon Master review on 'The Joy of Sticks', 続・ダンジョンマスター カオスの逆襲 (Chaos Strikes Back) 攻略サイト
Clones have been separated in two categories: Modern and Traditional (see in the menu).

2008-08-16 Site Update

Dungeon Master for Atari ST: Added a PASTI disk image of version 1.1 English.
SpliceCSB v2.1, ADGE.net, DM/CSB Portrait Editor v0.1: New pages.
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn: Added links to Dungeon Master Nexus screenshots by Gambit, page 1 and Dungeon Master Nexus screenshots by Gambit, page 2.
Hint Book - Lösung und Pläne Dungeon Master 2 The Legend of Skullkeep (Solution and maps): New page.
Chaos Strikes Back Hints: Added scans of "Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST Cheat published in French magazine 'Gen4', Issue #20, March 1990, Page 81", "Chaos Strikes Back Guide published in French magazine 'Gen4', Issue #21, April 1990", "Added many scans of hints published in French magazine 'Tilt'".
Dungeon Master Reviews: Added scans of "Dungeon Master for Atari ST Review published in British magazine 'Atari ST User'" and "Dungeon Master for PC Review published in French magazine 'Tilt', Issue #106, October 1992, Pages 134-135".
Chaos Strikes Back Reviews: Added scans of "Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST Preview published in French magazine 'Gen4', Issue #8, January 1989, Page 97" and "Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST / Amiga Preview published in French magazine 'Gen4', Issue #11, May 1989, Page 100".
Dungeon Master Hints: Added scans of "Dungeon Master Guide published in French magazine 'PC Review', Issue #4, January 1993, Pages 82-83" and many scans of hints published in French magazines 'Tilt', 'Joystick' and 'Gen4'.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added scans of the German Reference Card, Dungeon Master II for PC (English, CD) Box Front / Box Back / CD Box Front (Inside) and Dungeon Master II for PC (French, CD) Box Back / CD Box Front / CD.
Dungeon Master for PC: Added scans of 3½ inch Floppy Disk (Alternate) and 5¼ inch Floppy Disk.
The Cartographer: Added scans of the Atari ST Floppy Disk.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added scans of Dungeon Master for Amiga v3.6 French Keyboard Controls.
Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 558 (Coordinates), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 559, Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 560 (Actions and spells), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 561 (Keyboard and mouse input), Technical Documentation - Graphics.dat Item 562: New pages (incomplete work in progress).

2008-05-21 Site Update

Dungeon Master Manual (Original release): Added scans of the German manual.
Chaos Strikes Back Manual (Original release): Added scans of the German manual.
Dungeon Master II for Amiga: Added scans of the German Floppy Disks, Reference Card and Manual.
ダンジョンRPGツクール だんだんダンジョン (Dungeon RPG construction kit Dandan Dungeon): Added scans of the book, disk images of the game and many screenshots with English translation.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added scans of Booklet, Disk and Keyboard Controls for the 'Dungeon Master for Amiga (English, Germany)' package.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Saved Game File: New page.
Saved Game Decoder: New page.
Added the following Custom Dungeon: The Angel's Egg.

2008-04-06 Site Update

Audio CD - スーパー・ダンジョン・マスター (Super Dungeon Master): Added MP3 files of all tracks and some scans.
Audio CD - Dungeon Master The Album: Added direct links to MP3 files replacing the old archive that contained ogg files.
Dungeon Master Creatures: Added creatures images from the Super NES / Super Famicom version.
Dungeon Master Reviews: Added scan of the "Dungeon Master for Amiga Review published in Swedish magazine 'Datormagazin', Issue #5, April 1989, Page 18"
Dungeon Master Overview: Added a photo of the original artwork for Dungeon Master by David Darrow.
Sound is distorted when playing Dungeon Master II for Amiga in WinUAE: New page.
Dungeon Master for Casio calculators: New page.

Pierre has published extracted data from all known versions of Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back as well as some custom dungeons.
You can now very easily access all graphics and sounds from the games and view dungeon maps. Check it out on the Swoosh Construction Kit web site, in the 'Games' section!

2008-02-17 Site Update

Audio CD - ダンジョン・マスター~迷宮の戦士たち~ (Dungeon Master ~Warriors of the Labyrinth~): Added MP3 music files and alternate scans.
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn: Added scans supplied by Pierre.
Dungeon Master II Reviews: Added scan of the preview published in French magazine 'Amiga Dream', Issue #21, September 1995, Page 34.
Fan made: Added 'Champion portraits by Bastet'.
Comic - ゲームプレイヤーコミックス (Game Player Comics): Added some information about the four published comics.
New Japanese books referenced:
Hint Book - 続ダンジョン・マスターカオスの逆襲パーフェクトガイド (Dungeon Master Sequel Chaos Strikes Back Perfect Guide)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター全書 (The Complete Works Of Dungeon Master)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターのすべて (All About Dungeon Master)
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター百科フィーチャリングセロンズクエスト (Encyclopedia Dungeon Master featuring Theron's Quest)
Novel - 小説ダンジョン・マスター (Dungeon Master Novel)
Novel - 小説ダンジョン・マスターll (Dungeon Master II Novel)
Comic - ダンジョン・マスター (Dungeon Master, Dengeki Comics)

2008-02-11 Site Update

ダンジョンRPGツクール だんだんダンジョン (Dungeon RPG construction kit Dandan Dungeon): New page.
Hint Book - The Dungeon Master HandBook: New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターパーフェクトガイド (Dungeon Master Perfect Guide): New page.
Hint Book - Dungeon Master The Lost Scrolls Of Mount Anaias: Added scans of Front Cover / Back Cover.
Hint Book - Dungeon Master Secrets Of Dungeon Mastery: Added scans of Front Cover.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターネクサス公式ガイド (Dungeon Master Nexus Official Guide): Added another image of the front cover.
The Dungeon Master Survival Kit for Amiga: Added scans.
The Dungeon Master Editor: Added scans.
Added links to two Japanese web sites: Anaias Underground Waterworks - アナイアス地下上水道 (Japanese), Color of Soul - 魂の色 (Japanese).
Dungeon Master for Atari ST: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master for Atari ST (US)' and 'Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST (Bundle, UK, Psygnosis)'.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master for Amiga (German)' and 'Dungeon Master for Amiga (English, Germany)'.
Dungeon Master for FM-Towns: Added scans.
Chaos Strikes Back for Amiga: Added scans of 'Chaos Strikes Back for Amiga Box Front (Alternate) / Box Back (Alternate)'.
Chaos Strikes Back for FM-Towns: Added scans.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master II for PC (German, CD)' and 'Dungeon Master II for PC (US, CD)'.
Dungeon Master II for Macintosh: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master II for Macintosh (UK)'.
Dungeon Master II for Amiga: Added scans of 'Dungeon Master II for Amiga (German)'.
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn: Added scan of an Advertisement and photos of a promotional video.

2008-02-03 Site Update

Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master for Atari ST History: New page.
How to play Sega Saturn games under Windows? (Dungeon Master Nexus): Added instructions to use the SSF Sega Saturn emulator.
Dungeon Master Overview: Added mentions of the 'Dungeon Master teaser demo on Atari ST' and the 'Dungeon Master preview demo on Amiga'.
ADGE: Added corrections by Adamo about the door editor.
Dungeon Master II for Sega CD / Mega CD: Added alternate scans of 'Dungeon Master II for Mega CD (Japan)'.
Chaos Strikes Back Reviews: Added scan of the 'Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST Review published in British magazine 'Advanced Computer Entertainment (ACE)', Issue #29, February 1990, Page 66'.
The Chaos Editor: Added scans of 'The Chaos Editor'.
Tony Severa's Hintdisk and Gaming Aids - Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST: New page.
Chaos Strikes Back for Amiga: Added alternate scans.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added scans of the Psygnosis bundle release in UK. Added scans of the AmiRAM bundle, English and French keyboard controls, and Running Note.
Dungeon Master for Atari ST: Added scan of French Keyboard Controls.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added scan of the French Note Card.
Dungeon Master II Overview: Added scans of a Dungeon Master II T-Shirt.

2008-01-26 Site Update

Site navigation has evolved with new menu entries on the left, and also quick links on the top of pages in each game's section.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターll スカルキープ公式ガイド (Official Guide Of Dungeon Master II Skullkeep): New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターガイドブック (Dungeon Master Guide Book): New page.
Hint Book - 続ダンジョン・マスターカオスの逆襲ガイドブック (Dungeon Master Sequel Chaos Strikes Back Guide Book): New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター必勝攻略法 (Dungeon Master Strategy Of Victory) (Super Famicom): New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター公式ハンドブック (Dungeon Master Official Handbook) (Super Famicom): New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスター百科新体験の手引 (Encyclopedia Dungeon Master New Guidance) (Super Famicom): New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターネクサス公式ガイド (Dungeon Master Nexus Official Guide): New page.
Hint Book - ダンジョン・マスターファンブック (Dungeon Master Fan book) (Super Famicom): New page.
Comic - ゲームプレイヤーコミックス (Game Player Comics): New page.
Dungeon Master Reviews: Added an english translation of the "Dungeon Master for Atari ST / Amiga Review published in German magazine 'Amiga Joker', Sonderheft #3, 1992', Pages 36-37", added "Dungeon Master Review published in British magazine 'Retro', Pages 102-103" (scans missing).
Dungeon Master II for Sega CD / Mega CD: Added basic information about the Japanese release. Added scan of Dungeon Master II for Mega CD (Japan) - Box Back.
Fan made: Added 'Sculptures of Dungeon Master creatures', 'Sculpture of Lord Chaos' and 'Oil painting of Mophus', 'Champion portraits of Calvin & Hobbes Characters'.
The games series: Added scans of "An article titled 'The Making of... Dungeon Master' published in British magazine 'Retro Gamer', Issue #34, February 2007, Pages 30-33".
Theron's Quest for TurboGrafx / PC Engine: Added scans for both English and Japanese versions.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added scans of magazine pages for 'Dungeon Master II for PC (French) - CD version from French magazine 'Best Seller Games' Issue #13, September 1998'.
ADGE: Added corrections by Adamo.
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Creature Details: New page containing the detailed statistics of creatures. These statistics were removed from Dungeon Master Creatures and Chaos Strikes Back Creatures where they contained several mistakes.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added new ADF images of 3 original versions (not cracked, not working): version 2.1 (English), version 2.2 (English), version 2.2 (German).
Chaos Strikes Back for Amiga: Added new ADF images of 4 original versions (not cracked, not working): 2 variants of Game Disk version 3.1 (English, French, German), Game Disk version 3.3 (English, French, German), Game Disk version 3.5 (English).

2008-01-17 Site Update

Audio CD - ダンジョン・マスター~迷宮の戦士たち~ (Dungeon Master ~Warriors of the Labyrinth~): New page.
Dungeon Master II Reviews: Added Dungeon Master II for PC / Amiga / Atari ST Preview published in French magazine 'Tilt', Issue #117, September 1993, Pages 14-18.
The games series: Added Dungeon Master Article published in French magazine 'Tilt', Issue #105, September 1992, Pages 102-107.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added scans of Dungeon Master II for PC - French Floppy Disks 1-9, added scans of ref card European multilanguage version.
Dungeon Master for Super NES / Super Famicom: Added alternate scans of Dungeon Master for Super Famicom and Dungeon Master for Super NES Europe.
Chaos Strikes Back for X68000: Added scans.
Dungeon Master for Apple II GS: Added alternate scans.
Chaos Strikes Back Overview: Added information regarding the Gor Coins.
Theron's Quest for TurboGrafx / PC Engine: Added a new link to download both US and Japanese versions of the game.
Dungeon Master Nexus for Sega Saturn: Added a new link to download the game.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT) updated.
How to play Macintosh games under Windows? (Dungeon Master II): The guide is now much more complete.
I saved my game in a situation I can't get out of, or my saved game is broken, what can I do?: New page.

2007-12-25 Site Update

Merry Christmas!

Added Dungeon Master for Amiga version 2.0 (German) cracked to Dungeon Master for Amiga.
Added lots of scans from magazine reviews to Dungeon Master Reviews, Chaos Strikes Back Reviews, Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Compilation Reviews and Dungeon Master II Reviews.
Added two guides from ST-Log and Gen4 magazines to Dungeon Master Hints.
Added a guide from Joystick magazine to Chaos Strikes Back Hints.
Added two advertisements to Dungeon Master Overview and one to Dungeon Master II Overview.

2007-10-24 Site Update, 8th anniversary

Today, this web site is eight years old!

Content updates
New pages:

Chaos Strikes Back Hints: Added magazine scans
A scan of a Chaos Strikes Back review from an unknown German magazine was added to the Chaos Strikes Back Reviews page. The scan was taken from A500man's web site which is offline.
Dungeon Master II Hints: Added 'Cheat: Make money by duplicating money boxes'.
CSBGraffer: the SmellTools from kentaro.k-21 have been updated to Revision 1.
The Cartographer web page is back online.
Site usability
You can now view the images of scanned Manuals and Hint Books as well as the Hint Oracle contents even when javascript is disabled in your web browser. Of course in that case you cannot query the Hint Oracle or browse the books, but at least you can access the content.
If javascript is enabled in your web browser, there are also some new features:

  • The Content Map automatically appears when you move your mouse over the 'Content Map' links in the left and top menus.
  • A table of contents is automatically generated on pages containing several titles.

2007-07-25 Site Update

Search the site directly from your browser
In Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0, you can now easily add the Dungeon Master Encyclopaedia as a search engine by clicking the small arrow next to the search bar. In Firefox 2.0:
Search in Firefox
In Internet Explorer 7.0:
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Get informed of site updates
For some time now, you have been able to subscribe to the Encyclopaedia RSS feed by using the orange icon in the left menu.
If you have a Windows Live ID, you can now subscribe to Windows Live Alerts from Dungeon Master Encyclopaedia. In this way, you can be notified when this web site is updated. You can choose the type of notification to receive: email or instant messaging through Windows Live Messenger. Click the Windows Live Alerts button on the left menu to subscribe.
Other news

2007-03-18 Swoosh Construction Kit updated with dungeon.dat support

Pierre has released a new version of his Swoosh Construction Kit. The main new feature is support of dungeon.dat decoding. The tool can now produce nice HTML maps of any dungeon.dat file.
You can download the new version and also view online the maps produced from many versions of Dungeon Master on the Swoosh Construction Kit web site.

2007-03-11 Site Update

Technical Documentation - File Formats - Data Files: Added new item data types.
Added screenshots of each tool, except those with no user interface (command line tools).
Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Sound Effects, Dungeon Master Creatures, Chaos Strikes Back Creatures: Sounds should work fine now on most modern web browsers. They have been converted to MP3 and are played with Macromedia Flash.
New pages: Dungeon Master II Maps set generated by DMDC2, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Creature Generators
Dungeon Master II Hints: Added 'Recycle your torches' and 'Sell you items at higher prices'.
Chaos Strikes Back Hints: New tip: 'Make creatures move faster'

2007-02-24 Site Update

Technical Documentation - File Formats - Data Files: Listed some more data files. Added a link to ADPCM algorithm for SND4 items. Added some information for Dungeon Master II data files, including ENT1 items.
Dungeon Master Overview: Added some information in the 'Traces of early designs' section.
Fan made: Added the True Type font of Dungeon Master runes.
Dungeon Master for PC: Added video.
Dungeon Master Java: Added a link to Dungeon Master Java Modifications.

2007-02-11 Site Update

Dungeon Master Reviews: Added scan of a review in French magazine Amiga-News.
Chaos Strikes Back Reviews: Added scan of a review in German magazine Powerplay.
Added links to download Dungeon Master II for PC (English, French, German), Dungeon Master II for Sega CD / Mega CD (English, Japanese), Dungeon Master II for Macintosh (English, Japanese, Demo). It is the first time that the Japanese version is available!
CSBuild for PC v2.51: Added the latest version of the program along with the source code.
Dungeon Master for Atari ST: Added an alternate version 1.0 of Dungeon Master for Atari ST.
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Experience and Training: Added values of experience multipliers for each level in Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back.
Dungeon Master Hints: Added 'Hacking skills and statistics'.
Chaos Strikes Back for Windows (and Linux, Raspbian, MacOS X, Pocket PC): Added instructions to use the direction pad on a Pocket PC.
Chaos Strikes Back Hints: Added information about all versions of Chaos Strikes Back for the 'Secret Character'.
How can I extract files from floppy disk or CD-ROM images under Windows?: Added tools to inject files in some disk image formats in addition to file extraction.
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Actions and Combos: Updated information for War Cry action: the improved skill is different in Dungeon Master for Atari ST version 1.0/1.1 and in all other versions.
Dungeon Master Creatures: Added a note for Rusters and Black Flames.
Chaos Strikes Back Creatures: Added a note for Water Elementals and Black Flames.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT): A small change in creatures definition.

2007-01-14 Site Update

The hidden skill numbers have been replaced by the hidden skill names found in the Hint Book - Dungeon Master II The Official Strategy Guide on the following pages: Dungeon Master Champions, Chaos Strikes Back Champions, Dungeon Master II Champions, Chaos Strikes Back Hints, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Actions and Combos, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Skills and Statistics.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Data Files: Listed some more data files. Added MUS1 data type.
Dungeon Master Overview: Added some information about the unreleased official Dungeon Master hint disk.
Dungeon Master Hints: Added 'Free mana (Dungeon Master for PC)'.
Dungeon Master II Hints: Added 'Free mana (Dungeon Master II for PC)'.

2007-01-07 Site Update

New page: The games series with scans of a Retro Gamer article.
Added both original and cracked disk images of Dungeon Master for Amiga version 2.0 (French) on Dungeon Master for Amiga.
Added an image of the original disk of Dungeon Master for Apple IIGS version 2.0 (English) on Dungeon Master for Apple II GS.
Added disk images of Dungeon Master II for IBM PS/V to Dungeon Master II for IBM PS/V.
New technical documentation: Technical Documentation - File Formats - Animation Script (ANIMATE.SCR), Technical Documentation - Conventions, Technical Documentation - File Formats - SONGLIST.DAT.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Animations: Added command line for Dungeon Master II for PC animations.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT): in the map definitions section, added Dungeon Master II levels and maps associations.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Data Files: Added information about maximum size of graphics items and added a column to the data files table showing if the data file contains any LZW compressed items.
Added a workaround to the FAQ In Dungeon Master for PC, when I click "Enter" on the main screen the game asks me to "Put the Dungeon Master disk in A:".
Fixed the definition of Duration on Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Spells. Added a note about Duration on Dungeon Master II Spells.
Dungeon Master Overview: Mentioned that Dungeon Master on Atari ST was developed in Megamax C with much of the graphic code in assembly and also listed all languages that the game was translated to.
FTL Games: Mentioned that the company and its web site do not exist anymore, added links to the Wikipedia article about FTL Games and the Wikipedia article about FTL Games.
FTL Games incomplete staff members list: Added links to Wayne Holder's blog, Nancy Holder's web site, Doug Bell's profile at amazon.com, Doug Bell article on wikipedia.org, Michael Newton's web site, Kirk Baker's web site.

2006-12-24 Site Update

CSBwin v10.0 is now available: Chaos Strikes Back for Windows (and Linux, Raspbian, MacOS X, Pocket PC). This thruthful conversion allows you to play the original Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back games (as well as many other fan made custom dungeons) on modern platforms like Windows, Pocket PC, Linux and MacOS X.
Dungeon Master Hints: Added scans from Amiga Format magazine and from french ST Magazine.

I wish you all a Merry christmas!

2006-12-18 Site Update

The clone 'Dungeon Slave' was replaced by DMulti.
Some commercial games inspired by Dungeon Master: A broken link to the 'Captive resource guide' was replaced by The Ultimate Captive guide. Added Xenomorph. Added a link to the Eye of the Beholder series and Lands of Lore file formats wiki.
DGEM is complete and has been released as v1.0.
New clone added: Dungeon Master for Commodore 64.
Added some technical documentation from kentaro: Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master II Graphics.dat: How to read the Text data, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master II Graphics.dat: How to read and uncompress images from the PC version, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master II Graphics.dat: How to read some messed up images, Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master II Graphics.dat: How to read a directory entry.
Technical Documentation - Copy Protection: Added links to the patent of the copy protection.
The old forums and Guest Book have been migrated to a new forum. You can now browse for Custom Dungeons and Custom Dungeons Reviews in a more structured way.
All the static pages from the old web site have been removed. They are still available on the old mirror however (see link on top of all pages).

2006-03-29 Site Update

Some commercial games inspired by Dungeon Master: Added Knightmare and SpaceWrecked.
Audio CD - Dungeon Master The Album: Added track correspondance between the album and the games.
Dungeon Master Hints: Added list of versions where it is possible to walk through walls in 'Champion looting'.
New page: Dungeon Master for Super NES / Super Famicom Maps.
Dungeon Master Items: Added item images from Dungeon Master for Super NES / Super Famicom.
Dungeon Master Champions: Added some more information about origins of champions names for Hawk, Boris and Hissssa.
The web site style was slightly updated (footer removed and replaced by a block, some bug fixes).

2006-03-18 Site Update

Dungeon Master II Champions: Added hidden statistics and renumbered champions.
Dungeon Master Champions: Added a section about origins of the champion names.
New clones: Dungeon Master 2005 Project, Wiliness 3, Dungeon Master CTF.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Portrait Files (.CMP): Added original article by Wayne Holder and fixed the bit order and palette for image data.
New tool: Dungeon Master II Cheat v1.0 for PC
New page: Audio CD - スーパー・ダンジョン・マスター (Super Dungeon Master)
Hint Book - Dungeon Master Adventurer's Handbook: Added a press Release about Dungeon Master Adventurer's Handbook
Fixed or removed some broken links.

2006-03-08 Site Update

New review link: Dungeon Master for Super NES review at www.emunova.net (French).
New tool: DM1GDED.
New FAQ: How can I extract files from floppy disk or CD-ROM images under Windows?.
The Chaos Editor: Added the source code of Never Mind Chaos.
Technical Documentation - File Formats - Animations: Updated animation files list.
Added links in the menu for the Custom Dungeons section (still rather empty currently).
Added a link to the old discussion forum in the page header.
Fixed some broken links.

2006-02-26 Site Update

Dungeon Master II for IBM PS/V: a crack made by kentaro-k.21 is now available.
How to play IBM PS/V games under Windows? (Dungeon Master II): the page is now complete.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: an updated version of Dungeon Master for Atari ST version 1.2 (English), cracked, hacked and ported to Amiga by Meynaf was added.
New pages: Dungeon Master II Maps set by Tobias Rebele, ADGE
Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Skills and Statistics: Added details about the 'Load' statistic
Visit the DGEM web site as version 0.20 of this clone was release in last december.
Some minor corrections on various pages.

2005-12-18 Site Update

Dungeon Master Reviews, Chaos Strikes Back Reviews, Dungeon Master II Reviews, Theron's Quest Reviews: Added several reviews.
Dungeon Master for Atari ST: Added scan of French disk.
Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST: Replaced scans of the floppy disks by higher quality ones.
Dungeon Master for FM-Towns: Added scan of box.
Theron's Quest for TurboGrafx / PC Engine: Added scan of Japanese box.
Dungeon Master II for Sega CD / Mega CD: Added scans of the Mega CD box and CD.
Dungeon Master for Amiga: Added scans of Amiga v2.0 French disk and keyboard Controls.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added and alternate scan of the PC Box Front.
The Dungeon Master Editor: Added scans of an early version of the hint book "The Way of the Firestaff".
Dungeon Master Overview, Chaos Strikes Back Overview: Added scans of Japanese advertisements.
Dungeon Master II for PC: Added a link to a PDF version of the Dungeon Master II for PC Manual (French).
FTL Games incomplete staff members list: Updated information about Bert Huntsinger.
Chaos Strikes Back Hints: The hidden skills and statistics of the secret character have been added.
New page: Dungeon Master walkthrough by Rick Gast.
Dungeon Master Hints: Added magazine scans.
New link to the Dungeon Master walkthrough by Ian Clark.

2005-12-10 Site Update

Thanks to Meynaf, the Technical Documentation - File Formats - Dungeon File (DUNGEON.DAT) page was updated with many corrections and additions, including a description of all the actuators from Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back.

New page: Technical Documentation - Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back Items properties. This page is useful to find item indexes specified in some actuators.

Meynaf has created a custom dungeon that can detect the version of the game: Version checker dungeon.

Added the following new content found in French TILT magazine:

2005-12-01 Swoosh Construction Kit is released!

After months of hard work and research, Pierre and myself are proud to release the first public version of a new tool called Swoosh Construction Kit (sck).
This tool is currently able to extract a lot of things (images, palettes, sounds, musics, texts, etc.) from many data files found in most versions of Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back. A particularly important job was done on the Super NES versions of Dungeon Master.
The tool will hopefully continue to expand to add support for many other file types and data files. For example, we have plans for dungeon and saved games files, Theron's Quest data, animations, etc.

Please visit the Swoosh Construction Kit web site that Pierre has created for all the details about which files and formats are currently supported.

Pierre did all the development work using the Java language, and I helped him in reverse engineering data, debugging and updating the map file format used by the program from the simple format I created years ago for my own simple VBScript based extraction tool.

2005-11-16 Site Update

Added Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST hacked for RamDisk use.

Links are now categorized in the left menu. Also when links are present in web pages, clicking on them will now send you directly to the corresponding web site.

2005-11-11 Site Update

This first update of the new web site focuses on improving the visual theme (many small changes) and the navigation with a less cluttered menu and changes in the hierarchy of pages.

Some (limited) content was also added:

Feel free to send me any feedback about the web site, positive or negative. It helps me improving things.

2005-10-24 Site Update

Today, the site is 6 years old!

After exactly a year without updates, here it is at last: the new web site!
The site does not rely on static web pages anymore and is now based on a Content Management System called Drupal. Everything is not fully functional yet. Mainly, it is not possible to register for a user account yet. It means you cannot log on to the site and post comments and new content. The forums have not been migrated and the offline encyclopaedia is not yet available. I will enable all missing features later when all is ready. There will also be a whole section for custom dungeons.

You can browse the site in three ways:

  • like a book by clicking on the "Encyclopaedia" item in the left menu. You can then follow the hierarchy of topics directly in the left menu.
  • using categories by clicking the "category browser" item in the left menu. Each page of the site has been categorized so you can easily find all topics in one or more categories.
  • using the built-in Search feature to look for keywords.

Although some of the existing content has been reorganized, nothing should have been lost. Some new content was added:

New scans:

New books:

New game versions:

New web sites:

  • Dungeon Master: The Lost Scrolls (now offline)
  • Dungeon Master II Korean web site (now offline)

Some the howtos have been updated in the FAQ section.


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