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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.

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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...

At least! The site had been offline for six months because of the bankruptcy of the FranceOnLine web hoster...

Today, to celebrate its fourth birthday, Arachnosoft is back, hosted by Celeonet, with a new design, replacing the old one which had been here for already three years! This new look has been designed to enhance your experience with this website, with better organized pages and a clearer layout; it has also been designed with the long-time visitors in mind, who should be happy to see that most of the elements from the previous version have been kept. Moreover, this new version is totally compatible with Mozilla Firefox, because it is based on a new source code restarted from scratch. I do not guarantee that my pages fully respect the standards defined by the W3C, but the only fact that they are totally supported by Mozilla Firefox (and, so, certainly, by another alternative browsers such as Netscape, Opera and the Mozilla suite) should satisfy a lot of people!

Anyway, please be aware that this version of the website is not entirely finished. Indeed, in order to be able to release, without being late, a functional version of the website, I had to set priorities. As a result, if most of the pages from the old version have been reuploaded (apart for a good number of links and favorites, as well as the Flash games - the JOGG.COM is experiencing technical difficulties these days), a certain number of features which were available on the fourth version of the website have not been reuploaded yet; among these features, the guestbook, forum, poll, search engine, newsletter, partnerships... so, most of the interactive elements of the website are not available currently, they'll be progressively reuploaded with the next updates.

Also note that what's currently online mainly comes from the previous version. Software and music have not been updated. Even if I'm still offering technical support for the latest currently available versions, I'll now consider the 1.x versions of my software and music to be OBSOLETE.

Indeed, I have on my hard disk drive, for a quite long time already, some newversions of my softxare and above all music, made with new tools and new objectives. These versions, even still being in development or finalization stage, are already more powerful than the final versions you can find currently on this website!

Rapid'AutoRun will probably be the first of my software range to be updated, as its new 2.0 version is nearly finished, I still have to test it carefully...

On the music side, even more new stuff is awaiting: Airwolf, Arabian Feelings, Green Hills, Guitar Harmonics, Inferno, Lemmings, Super Mario Bros, Operation Stealth and Tubular Bells... with the 110 MB of my MIDI sample bank in SoundFont format, they don't have anything in common with the current 1.x versions, the sound quality are not comparable... This is going to make noise when it'll be released :-)

But my current objective, is to finish updating the website first. I've scheduled the update of my Louis de Funès-dedicated website, FufuWorld, in ten days. Until then, some enhancements will certainly be made, which I'll be able to integrate directly to this site, my both websites being based on the same code.

I have quite a lot of work, as you can see! So I'll stop my speech here to go back to work, leaving you with this version of the website which, may I remind you, is not fully finished, hence may contain errors.
br>If you want to contact me, to give me your impressions about this new version and its design, to tell me that something is missing or simply to ask for information, you'll have, from now on, to go through the form available on the Contact page (which can be reached from the right menu, in the Informations section); even if my previous e-mail address remains available, I deleted it from the site pages, to avoid spam messages, as I already receive hundreds of junk mail each day...

That said, see you very soon!

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!
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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