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You'll find here an history of all the updates I've done to the website since its creation. Of course, some information can be now obsolete, but I thought that you might be interested to know how the website evolved through the years to become like it is today.

If you want to be kept informed when major modifications will be made to this website, you can subscribe to the newsletter, but you first need to create a member account.

You can also use the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds of this website to automatically receive the news in your web browser, mail client, or any other RSS-compatible software.

Two feeds are available: one can be used to receive the news in English, while the other can be used to receive them in French. They're updated each time a news is being published on the website. You can choose to receive one of these feeds, or you can also subscribe to both.

To use the website's RSS feeds on your favorite software, you can use these direct links:

With most software, you can add RSS feeds using the RSS icon, clicking on it, and selecting the feed you want to use. Some examples:

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  • With Firefox & Opera, the icon is on the right of the address bar.

Most RSS-compatible software also offer an option to re-download the feeds periodically (eg. each day, each week...) so that you can get updated news on a regular basis, without having to do anything else.


COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE NEWS PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE
12-04-2018 (10.7) : Get newly-added arrangements information through RSS feeds
12-04-2017 (10.6) : Introducing my favorite tracks, synthwave playlists
04-30-2017 (10.5.1) : Introducing new Duke It Out In D.C. soundtrack recorded with Arachno SoundFont, and several other artists
12-04-2016 (10.5) : Additional filters to find Arachno SoundFont arrangements
10-13-2016 (10.4.1) : Duke Nukem 3D "World Tour" Edition compared to the original(s)
05-01-2016 (10.4) : New "medley" arrangement from Super Mario World.
12-04-2015 (10.3) : Focusing on latest arrangements recorded with Arachno SoundFont
05-15-2015 (10.2) : New "underground" arrangement from Super Mario Bros.
03-15-2015 (10.1) : Some theme enhancements and new user arrangements.
12-04-2014 (10.0) : A brand new color theme for Arachnosoft's 14th birthday.
09-25-2014 (9.8) : Adding more than 200 new arrangements released by the Arachno SoundFont users
07-14-2014 (9.7) : New arrangements from The Legend of Kyrandia
06-08-2014 (9.6) : New Arachno SoundFont users page layout
04-13-2014 (9.5) : Complete review of the Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows tablet
03-18-2014 (9.4) : New links section dedicated to SoundFont software
02-16-2014 (9.3) : "Kokiri Forest" arrangement from Zelda: Ocarina of Time
01-20-2014 (9.2) : Download new Arachno SoundFont Game Music Packs
01-04-2014 (9.1) : Introducing the Arachno SoundFont Game Music Packs
12-04-2013 (9.0) : New contents coming in the Articles section
11-03-2013 (8.9.4) : Some new Aracho SoundFont user arrangements!
10-05-2013 (8.9.3) : A new official arrangement: Lemmings Medley
09-08-2013 (8.9.2) : New user arrangements and SoundFont download links
08-18-2013 (8.9.1) : New stuff from Arachno SoundFont users and fans!
07-01-2013 (8.9) : New DOOM II arrangement: Shawn's Got The Shotgun.
04-01-2013 (8.8) : New arrangement: Arachno SoundFont's Electric Guitars.
03-17-2013 (8.7) : My tribute to all devoted users of Arachno SoundFont!
02-03-2013 (8.6) : Liked my work? Share it on your social networks!
12-04-2012 (8.5) : A new arrangement from Day of The Tentacle.
07-15-2012 (8.4) : New software SoundFont synthesizer: BASSMIDI Driver.
12-04-2011 (8.3) : A little section sweeping for the website's 11th birthday.
02-20-2011 (8.2) : Mario and Zelda await you with 2 Nintendo arrangements.
12-19-2010 (8.1) : The Arachno SoundFont documentation is now online.
12-04-2010 (8.0) : Releasing Arachno SoundFont for the 10th birthday!
05-02-2010 (7.6.1) : Super Mario Bros. Crossover, a new online game hit.
04-04-2010 (7.6) : Five new Flash games in the Online Games section.
12-24-2009 (7.5.1) : New Christmas musical arrangement, "Silent Night"!
12-04-2009 (7.5) : Musical arrangements for the website's 9th birthday.
02-15-2009 (7.0.1) : My evolution plans for the site's secondary sections.
12-04-2008 (7.0) : Let your environment be mine, in both width and height.
12-30-2007 (6.7.1) : In 2008, download links will be alternate!
12-04-2007 (6.7) : A seven years old website: with or without frames?
06-02-2007 (6.6) : New music: welcome to Green Hills version 2.0!
03-15-2007 (6.5.1) : Windows Vista information and small site updates.
12-04-2006 (6.5) : 6 years already! Search engine, polls and RSS feeds.
08-01-2006 (6.2) : New music, separate archives for MIDI and IT versions.
07-06-2006 (6.1.1) : Site banners update (English and French versions).
07-02-2006 (6.1) : New music, as well as some language-related updates.
05-16-2006 (6.0) : The whole website is now available in English version!
03-19-2006 (5.6) : Back to the musical world, at least!
02-12-2006 (5.5.2) : Awards and site banners are available again.
01-10-2006 (5.5.1) : Support this site and its webmaster with donations!
12-04-2005 (5.5) : Forum and members for the website's fifth birthday.
12-04-2004 (5.0) : Arachnosoft is back, after six months without update...
05-16-2004 (4.8.2) : A complete update of the website is planned...
02-04-2004 (4.8.1) : Site banners and Promobenef updates.
01-27-2004 (4.8) : Site transfer on FranceOnLine web hosting services.
12-04-2003 (4.7.7) : The site is three years old... but no updates this time...
08-21-2003 (4.7.6) : I'm back from holidays to get back to my IT activities.
07-31-2003 (4.7.5) : No Internet activity because of holidays.
06-19-2003 (4.7.4) : Exam period finished, site update planned...
05-06-2003 (4.7.3) : Lack of updates due to high-school exam periods...
04-01-2003 (4.7.2) : Server crashes: would it be the end?
03-30-2003 (4.7.1) : Server change as a workaround for site crashes...
03-28-2003 (4.7) : Site enhancements to better support server crashes.
03-17-2003 (4.6) : Webmasters: increase the popularity of your website!
02-13-2003 (4.5) : Site security and compatibility enhancements.
12-04-2002 (4.0) : A new update after six months... and with PHP!

I've beaten my own record... Exactly six months and two days without an update on the website! You must be sure that I'm ashamed for such lateness... But here is a huge update which should reward you for your patience... I hope!

Indeed, to celebrate the website's second birthday, I wanted to do something big. I told myself that it would be time to switch to dynamic webpages: I thus learned PHP language and entirely converted Arachnosoft to this new language. Hence, I'm now able to offer you new features: download counters, polls, comments on my software or music, enable or disable the background music while surfing...

Strangely, the Download section has not been updated this time. Unlike the My Music section which contains big news, as I've entirely reworked all my music tracks and converted them into IT (ImpulseTracker) format. So, I can't do nothing but advise you to go and download them, because their listening quality has been greatly improved. And note also that you can now listen to my music online, without having to download the files.

File downloads are now dynamic, which means that you only have to use a single URL like http://www.arachnosoft.com/download/?id=file to download any file from this website. This new method will be really appreciated by webmasters wanting to link to my files on their website, as they will not have to wonder if the link is always valid or if it's a link to the latest available version, as these new download addresses always link to the latest version and avoid dead links.

Some entries were also added to the links and favorites pages, and the articles page has been enhanced. The online games section has also a new Flash game called Patakess.

The Services section now offers updated services: from now on, the forum and the guestbook are "hand-made" tools by me! I hope that no bugs are present on these scripts and that you'll enjoy them.

Otherwise, if you had already visited the previous HTML version of the website, all the pages had some ergonomy and visual enhancements. Their source code has been also greatly improved as well. Please note that the site's directory structure has been completely changed, many folders have been renamed, moved... so don't try to reuse the old URLs from the HTML version of the website, as you'd face many dead links!

As you can see, this long-awaited update brings so much new stuff that I couldn't detail everything here! So I'll let you discover all the enhancements by yourself. And, as a final work, this PHP conversion of the website should ease the release of updates for the future. So, I promise you that I'll no longer leave the site without updating it for several months!

06-02-2002 (3.4) : Release of Gloups 1.1, new Pac-Man online game...
03-30-2002 (3.3) : Updates for my Klik and Play games, new music...
02-06-2002 (3.2) : Release of Green Hills, new online game...
01-01-2002 (3.1) : New portal, Sys-Btn 1.1, new top bar...
12-04-2001 (3.0) : The site is one year old! An update was necessary...
11-27-2001 (2.6.1) : Unscheduled update due to web hosting suspension.
09-16-2001 (2.6) : Release of Gloups and availability of my music.
07-18-2001 (2.5) : Lots of software news and even more!
05-01-2001 (2.0) : New addresses in .fr.st, and site splitting in two parts.
04-03-2001 (1.5) : New futuristic look, Louis de Funès section finished...
03-11-2001 (1.3.2) : New Projects page and miscellaneous optimizations.
03-02-2001 (1.3.1) : News on the main page, new layout...
02-12-2001 (1.3) : Release of Rapid'Autorun and display optimizations.
01-15-2001 (1.2) : Creation of a left menu and a top bar.
12-26-2000 (1.1) : New software and look for the website.
12-14-2000 (1.0.1) : First availability of the Louis de Funès section.
12-04-2000 (1.0) : Creation and first availability of this website.

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