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11:17 AM - Saturday the 6th of June, 2009 - by dark52
It's that time again, every year around this point the site becomes a whole year older, and this year is no different. To celebrate this fifth anniversary I've altered the front page to look similar to the original design of the site, those of you who've been here a really long time may have recognised it.

Over the past year the site has gained a few new guides, ones for all of the versions of the latest game, Dawn of the Dragon, and a new guide for The Eternal Night's DS entry. The Guidebook is still slowly approaching completion, with nearly 900 characters so far there are only a few handheld games left to add.

At some point this year I'll get around to finishing a walkthrough for the DS A New Beginning and I'm currently half working on a refreshed guide to the third GBA game Spyro: Adventure which was the first Spyro game that I wrote a walkthrough for, it hasn't really seen much work done to it over the five years it's been sitting there and it shows. With no sign of a new game on the horizon, this coming year may be a quiet one.
12:56 PM - Friday the 6th of June, 2008 - by dark52
It's another year that has rolled on by and darkSpyro celebrates its fourth birthday. Since this time last year we've had the addition of a guide for the latest game, The Eternal Night, a new guide of the old game Enter the Dragonfly and the rapid expansion of the Guidebook which now contains over 700 characters.

As for statistics, well the site has received over 30 million hits, the forum has broken the 1000 registered members mark and there are now currently around 175,000 posts. The forum has gained several new features including the much requested Private Message service.

What's in the future? I made a comment regarding a new Guidebook last year, that's progressed since then and is still on its way, as too are reworkings of the Season of Ice and Attack of the Rhynoc sections. And of course a guide for the new game Dawn of the Dragon once it becomes available towards the end of the year.
7:14 PM - Monday the 16th of April, 2007 - by dark52
For no other reason than that I had access to a load of Spyro related images, I've added brand new galleries and brand new images to already existing galleries for several of the games.

We've got additions for Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Spyro: Fusion, Spyro: Adventure, and Spyro: Season of Ice.
7:00 AM - Saturday the 28th of August, 2004 - by dark52
Hmph. I managed to do a bit of work for this update. See below for details.

Season of Ice
I managed to complete the whole of the Autumn, Winter and Spring Fairy Homes. So scroll on down and click on the links on the sidebar to get to it if you're in dire need of help on any of them. A couple of the levels I really didn't do very well, so I'll have to update them in the future, but for now they are slightly useful in that they give all the details you need to know how to get the fairies, just not as detailed as any of the other levels (they are both levels in the Spring Fairy Home). Also, I have made a second map for the game, for some reason I made Roman City. Click here to see it. With a total of 15 levels that require a map, I have now completed 13.3% of the maps. Not too long to go eh? One a week and I'll be done by the 27th of November.

Season of Flame
Well, no actual content yet but I've added some filler pages in the meantime.

Adventure
I've removed a few redundant pages that were just cluttering up the sidebar, so no more Hearts or Bonus Items pages to confuse you, they weren't really bonus at all. Sheesh.

Enter the Dragonfly
I've expanded the section on the side to include a few extra things to make it look more like the game actually exists rather then just having a walkthrough and five very poor screenshots. It's just not a good game so there's nothing I can really do for it. Shame really. Although, saying that, I am planning to rewrite the walkthrough so it's more of a walkthrough then a general dragonfly guide with very basic directions, mostly wrong.
Today's the day we get content under every game heading. Finally. And here's a roundup of what's been done over the past week:

Year of the Dragon
Amazingly enough, I finally got round to completing the whole of the Spyro: Year of the Dragon guide. It's now fully completed all the way through, all 150 eggs collect, all 20,000 gems collected. Wahey! I've also completed the Skill Points and Cheats pages now as well, thus completing my work on Year of the Dragon forever.

Spyro: Adventure
Amazingly within all that other work I've done, I managed to create a brand new map system for Spyro: Adventure. Found here you can see the work I did on the 19 in-game maps (yep, I found another one that I'd missed) which now shows you where all of the coloured chests, Sgt. Byrd air vents, Agent 9 air vents, Moneybags vaults and Phoenix Footprints are. Quite useful if I do say so myself. I've even got a link to it on the sidebar now.

Season of Flame
Slightly less useful at the moment, I have made a similar map system for Season of Flame. While it is still incomplete it might be slightly useful for you if you like looking at maps. I do plan on adding things to it in the future such as the locations of the fireflies as well as actually putting the locked chests and keys onto the maps. Found here you should take a quick look.

Season of Ice
And in wake of that, I've gotten ahead and started up my guide to the first GBA Spyro game, Season of Ice. I am also planning to make a map system like the other two games but it will take a bit longer as I will have to make the maps myself from scratch. I've currently only made one so far, click here to see it. While not as cartoony as the ones for the other games, it does give you an overview of the level.

A Hero's Tail
I've taken the time to write up as much info as I know about the game, along with a bit of guesswork, and several images to go with it. Click here to take a look. It introduces the game and several of it's new features.

Character Guide
I said I'd try to work on it, and I've done just that. I have now begun filling it in with all of the characters from the original game. When I get it filled full for that game, I'll release it to the world. That should be done in a couple of weeks, so prepare yourself for that too. However progress has so far been a little slow, as I've only managed to do the pages for Spyro and Sparx at the moment. No matter though. All shall be done one day. Also note that every character to appear in the guide will have a screenshot of them, so no wondering who I'm blabbering on about it the profiles.
7:00 AM - Saturday the 7th of August, 2004 - by dark52
I have now sorted out my updates so that anything I do to the site will be uploaded to the server as before I usually either forgot to upload something or just uploaded every page again just incase I had missed something. I may also resort to a weekly update, but knowing me it won't last long before I start randomly updating the site. The day that I will most definately update is every Saturday from now on (unless I forget), well, until I have nothing left to do to the site anyway, but there may be updates during the week occasionally if I'm every motivated to do so.

As far as updates this week go, I've reformatted the guide for Spyro: Adventure (Attack of the Rhynocs) so that it looks a lot better then it was before. I have also redone the bars at the side of the pages so that they match the top of the page as well as making the names of the games all their European versions rather then a mixture of different regions. Also, I have added a slight bit to the Spyro Fusion guide for the party mode with a tiny bit more info.

Well, I finally got back to work on the Year of the Dragon guide today, and I've written another 10% of it. All the way through to completing the whole of Sunrise Spring including Crawdad Farm in the Sparx World as well as Sgt. Byrd's Base in Midday Gardens. Expect a lot more next week as I expect to have completed all of it by then although no promises. I also hope to have started my Season of Ice guide too, but only if the Year of the Dragon is complete.

The Character Guide that I used to have on the site is being upgraded and altered to be a more efficient and better laid out guide to everything in the world of Spyro, but it is still nowhere near complete enough for launch on the site. I hope to get it fully completed soon though so maybe by next week you might be able to try out the first installment of it but I'm not making any promises and it is unlikely to happen that quickly unless I have a lot of spare time on my hands.

I have also taken the time to redo the Old News section so that it is easier to browse if you for some reason wish to go back and see what pointless stuff I wrote previously. Now there are links to the different months on seperate pages instead of it all crammed into one page as before.

Oh, and I've also merged the Card Pictures and Card Locations pages together in the Spyro Fusion section so that you can both see and find all of the cards on one page.

Well, I have also started work on a new look for the site, and as usual I have a couple of ideas as for what to do. One such one is viewable <a>here</a> so tell me what you think in the forums. I should have a second new look by next week so I'll start the vote then if I can't decide by myself. Either way the new look will be here the week after. Oh, and there's another one <a>here</a> as well, it's not quite finished yet as the buttons at the top will eventuallybe rollovers and change to orange when you move your mouse over them as well as being links. Oh, and at the moment it might seem a bit more complicated to navigate, but I will be making the indiviual pages use a more personal sidebar just for that game or section.
7:00 AM - Wednesday the 14th of July, 2004 - by dark52
Uh huh, 28% of it done so far (based on Orb count only) so it'll be a short while before it's fully completed. I am aiming for a completion of the guide by Sunday though, so it should arrive thick and fast over the next few days. Now with Summer Forest completed, there are only two worlds left to go.

I have updated the sidebar as well to include all the links that will be needed for this guide, however as you might expect, all but the introduction and Summer Forest links lead to a blank page with a sigh of 'Coming soon...' on them. This is again to prevent people from thinking that it's a bad link like the ones at the top were (I have now fixed the links that weren't working up at the top) while it's just that I haven't made the page yet. And I have also updated the Downloads section to be both easier to use, and it now has more things, including my Spyro Orange guide and my Spyro the Dragon guide. Make sure to go there too if you want to get all the maps from Attack of the Rhynocs.

And also note that I have altered the address to send e-mails to me. No longer send them to darkspyro@darkspyro.tk as that address doesn't and hasn't worked in a while, now send them to darkgta4@yahoo.co.uk and you should get replied to within a day or two. Any e-mail sent to me at darkspyro@darkspyro.tk will not have gotten through and I won't have been able to read it. Sorry about that, but if you still need help or want to ask me anything, either send me another e-mail or post in the forums.

OK, more updates tomorrow hopefully.
7:00 AM - Sunday the 6th of June, 2004 - by dark52
Hello and welcome to my brand new site dedicated entirely to the 'Spyro the Dragon' series of games which were originally developed by Insomniac Games. In a website of the same mould (yet slightly more purple) as darkgta.tk this site, darkspyro.tk, aims to bring the whole of the Spyro universe to one place, here.

I am currently accepting all contributions to the site as it is basically just a skeleton of what I hope to eventually turn it into. With the brand new GBA Spyro game (though arguably the second worst Spyro game ever) just released in North America and soon to be released here in Europe, and a brand new multi-format game Spyro: A Hero's Tail for PlayStation2, GameCube and X-Box set for release in November (exact date unknown to me currently) the Spyro series deserved to get it's own site from me.

This site should get a lot more attention as my other site is pretty much done until October when the main focus game gets a brand new sequel. Until then, I hope to continue working on this site and making it one of the best Spyro resources out there.

If you find that none of the links work, it may be because I am still working on the site and names of pages are bound to change a lot so try to not get annoyed with the site and just to come back later when the changes should have been implemented.

Also, just for reference, I am currently working through all of the Spyro games and writing brand new Walkthroughs for them all to go here on the site, as well as finding screenshots for the site. Currently the only game to have any content on the site so far is Attack of the Rhynocs which was the first Spyro game that I wrote a walkthrough for. For that reason, there are just plain words under all titles except the 'site' one and the Attack of the Rhynocs one. And since I am working through them in order, the next game to receive a Walkthrough will be 'Spyro the Dragon' the original Spyro game created by Insomniac Games. I hope to get this finished soon, but since I currently have exams going on it may be several weeks before any new content is made, so check back here often to see whether I have finished it up or not. I am also working on rewriting my Enter the Dragonfly guide which is still available in it's old form on the side so use that if you need to.

If you are in need of more info here are some other sites about Spyro that I have come across on my travels:

Official Spyro Site
The Spyro Universe
Spyro Hints
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