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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.
7:19 PM - Friday the 21st of March, 2008 - by dark52
A little late in the game perhaps but I've now completed work on my newest guide, one for Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly.

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The game wasn't well received or highly rated by many, but it had been the only game that I hadn't written a complete walkthrough for for so long that it just had to be done. And it's about time too as I've been meaning to do it since just about the very first day of this website.
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 - Monday the 4th of October, 2004 - by dark52
For the first time in a long time, it's time for an update on a Monday. Woo! However this update is of no content and is just a basic bug fixing and corrections correcting update that I thought I might as well do now.

Spyro Fusion
All of the Trading Cards have been optimized in size and format so as to load faster and to reduce the space needed for them. This is all thanks to Mozepy who did all of the work on optimizing the cards (I just changed the page a bit). In a related note, I've also fixed a few errors that were found on said Trading Card page and it now has all 200 Cards rather then 198 as it accidently had prior. Also, after closer inspection of a couple of cards I've decided to not use duplicates for the Castle Riptoc and Ice Riptoc cards anymore, they're all the right card now. Hopefully. Also related, I've optimized the other png images that are used in the Spyro Fusion section too, so now all of the Fusion pages should load just that little faster.
And I've also updated the Party Mode page with some things I originally meant to put it but never got around to.

Enter the Dragonfly
I've finally deleted the unused links from the sidebar so no more confusion about that little problem.

Web Design
I noticed last week that the page wasn't loading correctly in Mozilla Firefox (possibly others too though) as the random image in the top-right kept escaping from its set position. And thanks to a small bit of recoding, it should now work just as it's supposed to. Wahey! Although there are other small problems involving Firefox I currently have no idea about solving them (the main problem being Geocities banners appearing right at the bottom of the page for no reason).
And, if you're lucky and have a browser that lets you see it, I've added a small logo to the side of the site link when you bookmark it. It's not very artistic, but it works on Firefox (hopefully).

Oh, and I've replace Red's picture at the top with a better one.
7:00 AM - Saturday the 4th of September, 2004 - by dark52
As you might have guessed from the really pointless title to this update, I've finished off the Season of Ice guide, and started the Season of Flame guide. Read on for more in depth info.

Season of Ice
After three horrendous weeks of work non-stop on this guide, I've finally completed it all the way through collecting all 100 fairies. Yes, there is no more to the guide, all is done and it can rest in the archives, except for those two levels I screwed up before, I'll have to go back at a later date to sort that out. Ah well. Also the cheats are now on the site too.
And as usual, I've completed yet another of the maps. Click here to see it along with the other two that I've already completed.

Season of Flame
Finally I have begun work on the second best Spyro game to ever grace the GBA, the best being Adventure. So far I've managed to complete only the first homeworld and nothing else but a tedious intro to the next level Country Farms. So far so good though as with the much better Atlas in-game, I've been able to provide the guide with a bit more colour then any of the others. Check it out so far here.

Downloads
And so with the Season of Ice guide being completed, I now have the full text version of the guide ready for download on the downloads page. I have also removed the .zip files from the site as they are just taking up space and the amount they compress is pretty pointless, plus some people might not trust the site enough to warrant a download of a .zip file, therefore I've removed all doubt and gotten rid of them completely, you'll just have to save the text files as you open them.

Enter the Dragonfly
My apologies for not supplying the contet I said I did last week. I never actually got round to writing it and I still haven't. The links remain dead until I do so sometime in the future.

Future Updates
While I will probably be able to get an update to you for next week, the weeks after that may start to become less and less fruitful from a lack of updates as I'm gonna be quite busy from Thursday onwards. Therefore updates might become a lot more scarce and not happen every week. I'll try to do something that's worth updating the site for, but I can't promise it. I might start the character guide and do a bit of that each week just to tide the site over until A Hero's Tail arrives in November when I promise to try to write a full guide for as soon as possible, although obviously only after I complete it for myself. Sheesh. See you next week then, probably.
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.
7:00 AM - Thursday the 1st of July, 2004 - by dark52
After abandoning the EtD re-write a few days ago due to excessive annoyingness, I started up with a brand new guide for the original Spyro game, Spyro the Dragon on the PlayStation (PSone). That very guide has been partially uploaded this very day, and covers all the way through the magnificent first Dragon Realm of The Artisans. Read it all in the Walkthrough of the Spyro the Dragon section on the sidebar.

And in other news, not much has happened. Kthxbye.
7:00 AM - Sunday the 20th of June, 2004 - by dark52
Ahh, finished up almost all of the Spyro Orange guide now. Just the odd little bit here and there to perfect it, but as far as I can see, the entire walkthrough is complete!

Now that that's done, I can get back to work on all the other Spyro games, working backwards from the newest to the oldest. My current aim is to get the Enter the Dragonfly walkthrough up to a better standard then it is now, so that you can all be helped out in it. Thankyou.
7:00 AM - Tuesday the 15th of June, 2004 - by dark52
It's been a few days since I last added anything to the site, but this update should make up for that. After postponing the re-write of my EtD walkthrough, I have started on a guide to what is most likely the more requested game at the moment, Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy. I currently have a full card listing of all the cards possibly gained in the game along with a picture of the card.

While I have done some of the walkthrough, it's nothing worth reading yet as it has only gotten to the second mini-game portal in Dragon Castles. Anyway, enjoy the card pictures, but watch out when opening the page as it is likely to take a while for everything to load.

I have also removed all of the text on the sidebar that looked like it could be a link but wasn't as I can just as easily add links there as extra text. Now for all the sections with no current content it reads 'Coming soon...' just to let you know that I am intending to get to work on it.

In other news, I am taking this moment to point you in the direction of the brand new forums that I set up a few days ago for my darkgta.tk website. It now also has content for Spyro and so I would ask you to go there to ask any questions about any of the Spyro games as it is more likely to get a better answer there then from an e-mail to my shoddy e-mail account. To get to the forums simply clink on the link at the top of the page.

Thankyou for your visit here and have a good day.
7:00 AM - Monday the 7th of June, 2004 - by dark52
OK, I worked on the site a little since yesterday and have slightly altered the site with a new bar at the top. Not sure why I did that, but there you go. I have also made several pages more for screenshots of most of the games. The exceptions to this are the GBA games which I have yet to make screenshots of.

And just to keep you updated, I am currently still working on my EtD guide which I am rewriting almost entirely to make it a lot better. As soon as I have finished that I will begin work on the back catalogue of games, starting with the original game, Spyro the Dragon. And since I currently own a copy of all Spyro games (except EtD on the GameCube, and obviously A Hero's Tail since it isn't out yet) I will be able to write accurate walkthroughs quickly, although my estimated time of completion for all of the guides is around the end of July / beginning of August area of time, so you'll have to wait until then before I can help you out. However I will generally respond to e-mails asking for advice in completing certain parts of the games. Send your e-mails to me at darkgta4@yahoo.com
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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