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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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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.

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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.

Although I used to have several ideas to celebrate the website's creation birthday each year, I must admit, this time, that the new stuff I'm going to tell about wasn't among these ideas.

Having recently (re)discovered SynthFont, a software synthesizer able to play MIDI files using far much better sounds than those bundled with your computer's operating system, I thought that it might be interesting to demonstrate its capabilities with some original game music files, as MIDI format had been widely used on video games until CD-ROM began to replace floppy disks for game distribution.

You'll find these "arrangements" in a new section entitled Musical Arrangements. New section, new name? The difference being that these files have been composed by other people (while the music tracks available in the My Music section have been made from scratch by me).

My part of the work being limited to the use of a self-made custom sound bank, to reproduce the files with intruuments you'd not have heard anywhere else with the exact same sounds, and release the arrangements with self-made videos to bring back some of your gaming memories while listening to the soundtrack.

As of today, only 4 musical arrangements are available, from the Descent, DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D and Killer Instinct games. You can discover them from this website or my YouTube channel. In the very next days, you'll also be able to watch them from DailyMotion and download the arrangements as separate audio tracks in MP3 and OGG formats.

Other arrangements will be available in the future if the concept is appreciated! So, don't hesitate to send me any remarks or suggestions using YouTube or by sending an e-mail.

Have a nice listening and see you soon!

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!
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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