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31st December 1998
Happy New Year!
I can promise you new sections in the next year and the
surprise I promised you a few months ago is coming
A Grim Fandango patch has been released.
It fixed things like reported problems associated with
having a very fast machine (Pentium II-400 and faster), a
crash associated with copying over all the .LAB files from
users CDs to their hard drives, and some other problems.
It also adds on-screen text for cutscenes. This patch is
completely compatible with your saved games.
It also corrects several other bugs.
Head over to the official Grim
Fandango spotlight page for more info and to download
24th December 1998
Merry Christmas to you
I saw this over at Stargazy
"Monkey" wins an Annie
November 18, 1998 - We're happy to
report that LEC's "The Curse of Monkey Island",
co-designed/project led by Jonathan Ackley, just won the
coveted Annie Award for "Outstanding Achievement in an
Animated Interactive Production." The
International Animated Film Society (ASIFA), awards Annies
as "the highest honor given for excellence in
animation." Congratulations to the whole
20th December 1998
Ron Gilbert interview.
The Finnish magazine
Pelit-lehti has a new
interview with Ron Gilbert about his company Cavedog
and a little about Monkey Island. The interview has been
translated and is located at the Scumm
More hints for
all 3 games are added.
15th December 1998
Productions has released 3 new MI2 midis, find them in
Iris Dragt, maker of
the Monkey Island
comic, has made a great picture of Elaine, you can see
it in the fan art
section, also 2 MI2
in-jokes have been updated.
Donīt know what to wish for under the tree this year? Well,
I have two great ideas:
The Curse of
Monkey Island. Of course! If you havenīt already got
it, wish for it now! Itīs a must for all adventure fans.
Fandango. Yes! LucasArtsī latest adventure is
brilliant. Itīs LucasArtsī first 3D adventure and it
turned out great! The graphic is excellent, the music is
stunning, and the story is one of the best I have ever seen
in an adventure game. Wish for it!
7th December 1998
new chance for Monkey Island 4?
Sorry for the lack of
updates lately, but there hasnīt been a lot of MI news in
the last week, except this.............
I saw this over at the Scumm
There is a chance that Ron Gilbertīs company, Cavedog,
will buy the license to make Monkey Island 4.
In issue 71 of Pc Zone
they have an article on Cavegodīs game, Total Annihilation:
Kingdoms. They also mentioned what the future of Cavedog
will look like, this is what they said:
2000: With a bit of luck we'll see the likes of Total
Annihilation II (and if Ron Gilbert had the money to buy
back the license, Monkey Island 4).
This means that Ron Gilbert is interested in making Monkey
Island 4, but needs the money to buy the license from
But I have my doubts. Even if he had the money I doubt
LucasArts will sell the license, since the Monkey Island
series is one of their biggest successes ever, but then
again, Ron Gilbert did make MI1 & MI2, so they might
think that MI is in good hands with him, so letīs keep our
fingers crossed. If Ron Gilbert makes MI4 we might learn the
secret of Monkey Island, since it was implemented in his
version of MI3.
29th November 1998
Dominic Armato (voice of
Guybrush) has added his new animation voiceover demo
at his homepage.
It can be found in his "work" section.
There is a problem with the mp3īs, but I am trying to solve
the problem. Check back for updates on it.
A new MI1
in-joke, and a new MI2
hint has been added. Also a MI3
in-joke has been updated.
14th November 1998
sad departure and two enjoyable articles.
co-designer on The Curse of Monkey Island, has left
LucasArts to start his own company with his wife, rumored to
called Stargazy Studios. This adds to the question: Will
there ever be a MI4? Iīm sad he left LucasArts, but I
wishes him the best of luck with his new company and
hopefully we will get some great games from him :)
GameSpot has a
big article about working
at LucasArts. Itīs great!
Also Gamespot UK
has an article
about Ron Gilbertīs company Cavedog.
It has an interview with Ron Gilbert, as well as info about
their upcoming games.
a new area of Fan
creations, have been opened and some problems with the Fan
art page have been corrected.
The layout poll has closed and 172 voted. 51 % love
it, 24 % thinks itīs ok, 10 % doesnīt like it an 14
% didnīt know it changed :)
31st October 1998
Fandango and guestbook madness. Sorry
for the lack of updates. Happy Halloween! Grim Fandango is
out! Yes, it has been released in the US today on Halloween.
It will be in Europe on Friday the 13th of November. Creepy
dates :) I discovered that my guestbook had a limit of 250
visitors, so when nr. 251 signed it, nr.1 was deleted and so
on. The only answer was to save the first 250 in a html file
and then clear the guestbook. So I did :) There are now room
for 250 new people to sign it. The first 250 can be seen
my guestbook" A few is missing unfortunately,
because they were deleted before I discovered the problem :(
Fan art has been renamed to "Fan
creations" so now there can be more than fan art in
there, so if you have some art, a novel, or something else,
mail me! 2 new fan art pictures have been added.
More in-jokes for MI1 and a few new references have been
added under "Funny things" Also more hints for MI1
and MI2 have been added.
20th October 1998
today it is 1 year since I started this page and I am
celebrating it with a lot of things. I had a poll about
whether or not I should use frames. 66 % wanted frames, so I
have made an entire new layout. I now use frames and when a
text has this color
it means itīs a link. 2 new sections have opened: IRC
chat & credits.
In IRC chat you
can read about the weekly Monkey Island meetings and how you
can participate in them. In credits
you can see a list of the names of people who have
contributed to this page. Unfortunately I have started it to
late so a lot of people are not listed there, sorry, but all
who contributes in the future will have their name there.
Also more hints,
you might not know, and fan
art have been added and the music has changed :) There
are a poll about the new layout. Please give your vote. The
poll can be found in the right column.
More new sections and
layout changes will follow with future updates
11th October 1998
|Comic. Page 12
of the comic
is done and more in-jokes
have been added for MI1 and MI3 together with a new reference.
Also, a new clue from MI3, that gives a hint about a
possible MI4, have been added on the MI4
I have 2 BIG surprises for you and the
first one will be revealed on the 20th of October, so be
sure to check back here on the 20th of October........
6th October 1998
Sorry for the lack of updates, but there hasnīt really been
any Monkey Island news lately, but for now are some more
hints for MI2.
The poll, about whether or not I should
use frames, has ended. 66 % think I should use frames, so I
will soon change this page into a frames page.
27th September 1998
|Fan art. A new
section has been added, Fan
art. Here you can send in you own Monkey Island creions.
for all 3 games and 2 new in-jokes
for MI3 are added.
20th September 1998
|Midiīs. More in-jokes
have been added for all 3 games and HighLand
Productions have made 5 new midiīs
from MI2. They can be found in my download
Adventure Fan has re-opened with a new
12th September 1998
|Monkey 4 page. Iīve
added a page with rumors and facts for a possible Monkey
Michael Land homepage has a new interview with Michael
Land, so head over there and read it.
had made a deal with Activision
about distribution of their games in Europe, that means that
LucasArtīs games will no loner be distributed by Virgin,
but by Activision.
7th September 1998
has been added for MI2 and MI3.
PC Gamer has again released itīs list of
the TOP 50 Games of all Time. The Curse of Monkey Island is
#33. Other LucasArts games is Tie Fighter at #4, Jedi Knight
#1, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis #41 and Sam &
Max at #10. (Source: Lucasgames).
1st September 1998
have been added to the download
section and more hints
for MI2 and MI3 are also added. I have also changed the
music on the page, Iīm now playing Mi2gm15
- The cemetery.
25th August 1998
|Poll results. 92
% voted yes to polls and 8 % said no, so from now on there
will be a poll on this page, which will change frequently.
The new poll is: Should I convert this page into a frames
page? I had this question in my survey, but I still have my
doubts, so please give your vote. Plunder
Island send a petition about a Monkey Island 4 to
LucasArts and got a response. Head over there to see it. A
new page has opened. It covers adventure games, not only
from LucasArts, but also other companies like Sierra, itīs Adventure
20th August 1998
|Midi, comic, poll and a
lot more. Page 11 of the comic
is done and 2 new midiīs
from LeChuckīs revenge are added. More in-jokes
are added together with a new reference.
It seems like everyone has gone crazy with polls, so I
thought: Should I have one too? Thatīs why I have added a
poll to the right, about whether or not I should have a poll
:) If a poll is added it will change frequently, but will
not only be about Monkey Island, it will also be about this
page, like: Should I do this? or What about this? But I didnīt
want to add a poll if you donīt want it, so therefor, take
a second and answer the poll to the right. Thank you.
15th August 1998
|CMI mp3īs! All
the CMI mp3īs
are back online! Yep, that's right. Thanks to Jakob
Hoppermann who told me where I could find them. Also
more hints are
added for MI1 and LucasArts
has put up a survey
about the Grim Fandango demo, so if youīve played the demo,
fill out the survey.
3rd August 1998
|Newsletter and insults.
The newsletter poll is over and most people would
sign up for a newsletter if I had one, so now I have :) Sign
up for The Monkey Island newsletter now and get the
latest monkey news right in your mailbox! If you want a
little information about the newsletter, then press here.
I have also added insults and responses for the sword
fighting in MI1 and MI3 find them in the game sections or
under the hints.
29th July 1998
|Poll. I have
added a poll to the right about whether or not I should have
a newsletter. Please take a second to answer it. Thank you.
26th July 1998
|8 CMI mp3īs! Another
new CMI mp3 is available and 7 of Dark Empires CMI mp3īs
are back online. Hurry and download
them :) I got a letter from an anonymous person about saving
2D adventure games and how we can help. Click here
to read the letter and help save 2D adventure games. The
survey has ended.
24th July 1998
|A new CMI mp3 and new
Raveh grabbed the CMI
theme and made it into a mp3 file. Itīs not the best
quality, but at least itīs made :) Savegames
for the 256 color disc version of MI1 are available and a
new savegame, that starts after the singing in Part III of
MI3, are also available.
21st July 1998
|A big update with a new
Funny things section. As you probably already have
noticed I have changed the layout a little. My Funny
things section has been completely updated with lots of
new in-jokes from all 3 games, a page with references from
other games and pages with things you may not know about the
3 games. And finally a page with all the old
news and more hints for all 3 games are added.
18th July 1998
for this late update. My modem broke (my speaker fell on
it!) and I just got a new one. There are lots of new midiīs
with this update! There are 18 new midiīs! 5 from MI1, 12
from MI2 and 1 from MI3. For you Spanish-speaking people
there are a new site about LucasArts in Spanish, but the
author says that it will also be made in English. The
address are: www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Sector/3334/index.html
1st July 1998
|Link to interviews. I
have added links to interviews
on other pages. More hints for MI3 are added.
26nd June 1998
|Music and comic. A
from MI2 and a new midi from MI3 are added. Page 9 of the comic
20th June 1998
|Big update. The
section has been updated with a form you have fill out when
submitting a quote, itīs much easier. There is two new midiīs
from CMI available and all the midiīs have been zipped in
one zip-file for easy download, and page 8 of the Monkey
Island comic is finished. The survey
is still up an to you who hasnīt answered it, please do.
15th June 1998
|New logo, music, and a
survey! Iris Dragt
was kind enough to draw me a new logo and itīs great!
Thanks Iris :) I made a survey
about my page and I would like you to answer
it. It wonīt take very long and it will help me make this
page better. And again itīs time to change the music, now Iīm
- Phatt Island map.
13th June 1998
|New midiīs and comic
page. Page nr. 7 has been added to the Monkey
Island comic, and 2 new midiīs
from Monkey Island 2 are added and new hints
for MI2 and MI3 are also added.
7th June 1998
|Logo and button
contest. I need a new logo and I need a button. My
current logo is not very good and since I donīt have many
creative skills, I was hoping that some of you would
contribute to my page and make some great logoīs or
buttons. As said before I need a logo and a button. Please
send your contributions to me here.
I leave it to you how to design the logoīs and buttons, but
I have 1 request. On the logo I would like my shortcut, www.travel.to/monkey
, to be on. Thanks.
5th June 1998
|New pictures. Bellevue
Manor send me a zip file with some pictures from Monkey
Island 1 that are great as backgrounds in windows, they can
be found in download
section under "pictures".
sorry for not adding them sooner. 2 new hints for MI1
are also added.
2nd June 1998
|A lot of news. An
from 1990 with Ron Gilbert is available at The
Monkey Island Scummbar.
Iris Dragt is in the process of making a Monkey Island
comic. Itīs based on The Secret of Monkey Island and so far
there are 4 pictures. Check
it out! LucasArts
has made a preview showcase with previews and screenshots of
their upcoming games, such as "Grim Fandango" and
"Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine" More hints
for MI3 are added.
29th May 1998
|Funny things. A
lot more funny
things are added for Monkey Island 3. Also more hints
for MI2 & MI3 are added.
22nd May 1998
|More hints. This
is a small update. More hints for MI1
17th May 1998
|CMI midis. A
new company has started, itīs HighLand
Productions. They will make midi-files from all our
favorite LuccasArts games. So far they have made one from
Zak McKracken and two from CMI. The 2 from CMI can be found
in my download
section. Also one new hint for CMI
11th May 1998
|Ron Gilbert news. OGR
have covered the "Computer Game Developerīs
Conference" and there is an article called "Legends
of Gaming" where Ron Gilbert says his opinion about
The Curse of Monkey Island. He liked it, except for one
thing....read it here.
GameSpot has an article called "The
Most Influential People of Computer Gaming" and Ron
Gilbert is on #15 in The Fifteen Most Influential People
in Computer Gaming of all Times. Read it here.
More hints for MI1 & MI3 are added.
8th May 1998
|New section. I
get a lot of the same questions so I have made a "Frequently
asked questions" section where you can read the
most asked questions and answers. The first hint for The
Secret of Monkey Island are added and more hints for MI2
are also added. I you like my page I would appreciate it if
you would vote
for my page at the Worldcharts top 100. Thank you :)
21st April 1998
More hints for LeChuckīs
Revenge are added and a new midi
from LeChuckīs Revenge are available.
17th April 1998
|Itīs my birthday :)
The first hints for LeChuckīs
Revenge are added. I have changed the layout of the hint
pages, because I realized that it would be easier and better
to make them with frames. So your browser has to support
frames. Some of the CMI mp3īs
are working and some arenīt. I also changed the music on
the page. I thought it was time for a new tune, so now Iīm
- Melee Island.
14th April 1998
|2 new sections added.
First there are Lyrics.
A page with the lyrics to every Monkey Island song, even the
special "Plank of Love" that was supposed to have
been song in CMI, but they ran out of time before it was
recorded. Itīs a shame, I would have loved to have heard
it. But you can read the lyrics to it here in the Lyrics
section. And finally I have a hint section :) But there are
currently no hints, why you ask? Because I want you to email
me and tell me what problem you would like a hint for.
Then I will post it on the hint page. That way the hint
section will have hints for the problems visitors want,
instead of hints for problems I have chosen.
10th April 1998
|Dominic Armato has made his own
check it out! Lots of new music! 3 new midiīs
are added. 1 from MI2 and 2 from CMI! There are 2 new mp3īs
available, 1 from MI1 and 1 from MI2. The CMI mp3īs are
currently unavailable, reason unknown :(
2nd April 1998
with Dominic Armato!!! Read it here!
If you donīt know who Dominic Armato is, you need to play
CMI a few more times! Dominic is the guy who does Guybrushīs
voice in CMI, and I got an interview with him when he
visited the #monkey-island chat-channel on IRC. And
because of that I have added a new page called interviews.
Read the Dominic Armato interview here!
26th March 1998
|I have added a new page to my download section
where you can find programs to correct different errors in
The Monkey Island games. I have also removed the border
around my menu.
17th March 1998
|1 new Monkey Island 2 midi
are added. I have also added a new page to my download
section called "Win95
themes" with, as the name says, Monkey Island
themes for Win95. The
LucasArts Database is holding a poll for the best
LucasArts game ever!
13th March 1998
|My page about Monkey
Island 1 - The Secret of Monkey Island, is finally up! 2
from MI2 are added in the download section. I have changed
the name of the "cheat" section to
"walkthroughs" because, that's what it is!
9th March 1998
|I have added a new page called
"pictures" to my download
section. There you can find a collection of pictures from
the Monkey Island games. I will continue to add pictures,
but for now there is some really cool panoramaīs from MI1
& MI2. Check
27th February 1998
|The official strategy
guide for CMI is now available. Go see, buy! www.primagames.com.
And there are rumors that the Monkey Island movie
is once again in production. But remember, its
only a rumor! For those of you who donīt know:
There was talk about a Monkey Island movie back
Secret of Monkey Island were at its highest, but
it was never made. Now it looks like it might
still be made! Also, my download section have had
an update in the layout. Go see!
And I have added 7 mp3īs from MI1 and 1 mp3 from
22nd February 1998
|Yet another big update!
2 new midis from MI2 are added in the download
section. Also I have added savegames from CMI. If you want
to play a part again or want to see a cutscene again, but
you havenīt saved where it was. Then you can use the savegames.
My page about Monkey
Island 2 - LeChuckīs Revenge are finally up! I have
added an Award
page to my CMI
page, there you can find a list of the awards CMI has
won. I am not finish yet! The link
section has been updated with a new look and some new links
are added. There! Iīm done!
18th February 1998
|Another big update! I have
added 2 new midis from MI2, 2 demos from Monkey Island 1 and
1 demo from Monkey Island 2. Find it all in the download
section. Here are 2 great news: CMI was voted Best
Adventure Game of 1997 at GameSpot. It got 61 % of the
votes!And OGR has chosen The Secret of Monkey Island as the 9th
best game of all time.! Great! Also, I have joined
12th February 1998
|Big update! I have added 2 new
midis to the download
section and I have added 2 programs that you can use to grab
pictures. All the mp3 files are working again. I thought it
was time for a little change in music, so I have changed the
music on this page.
6th February 1998
also has a voting for game of the year. Go vote for CMI! My
Monkey Island 3 page has been completely remade. Go check
3rd February 1998
The PC Gamer voting
has ended and the results are ready. It didnīt turn out the
way I hoped for CMI, but go see
for yourself. I havenīt seen any results from the Avault
voting yet, but when I do I will put it on this page. The
Monkey Island soundtrack petition has ended. See
how it went.
28th January 1998
|I have added 1 midi from CMI.
Find it in the download
section. This is the only one I know about. I don't think
there are any more midis from CMI and there probably wonīt
be made any more in the future from CMI or the other 2
Monkey Island games. LucasArts has made a statement saying
that they donīt want anyone to distribute their music. Some
pages have already removed the music and if I get a letter
from LucasArts asking me to remove them, I will.
23rd January 1998
|Many people have emailed me
saying that some of the mp3īs had bad sound. So I have
posted a program called uncook.
If you experience bad sound with some mp3īs, download uncook
and use it on the mp3. That should solve the problem. And go
vote for CMI as the best Adventure game of 1997 at Avault.
13th January 1998
|I now have an easy-to-remember
shortcut! Its: www.travel.to/monkey
You can still use the old address, but this is a lot easier
to remember.:) I also added a new page, its clubs. I wanted
to reduce the download time on this page, so I moved all the
pictures of clubs to the new page, Clubs.
4th January 1998
|I have added 6 new midiīs to
4 from Monkey 1 and 2 from Monkey 2. I have changed the name
of "Different information" to "Funny
things" because I wasnīt satisfied with
"Different information". In "Funny
things" you can read about funny things in the
Monkey Island games. (Maybe you see a connection between
that and the name...)
1st January 1998
|Well I just wanted to wish
everybody a Happy New Year. So here it is: Happy New
Year to all!