MASSIVE Site Update

Wow.. over 18,000 visitors to Blake’s Sanctum now! And quite a bit of increased traffic to this blog as well! πŸ™‚

I looked at a screenshot of the website that I took at the end of 2014 and saw that there had been around 14,000 visitors over the history of the site at the meaning 4,000 people had visited this site over the last 2 years which was an amazing increase, but then I found another screenshot I took towards the end of 2015 showing the counter at around 15,000 which means that 2015 was just another year for the site and it was in fact this year that things exploded with 3,000 visitors. I have no idea why considering I hadn’t worked on the site since 2014! It hasn’t been a great 2 years in real life, health troubles, a long term relationship breakdown and a few other dramas certainly slowed me down a lot. But I’m back now and have been very busy over the last 3 months working on the site again.

As posted previously I’ve recently released a brand new Star Trek Gaming page which is probably now the largest section on my site with a huge tribute list of fan projects. I then went and updated every other gaming section on the site with new game tributes, better existing game tributes, more screens, more videos, more long lost demos, and navigation upgrades. If you visit your favourite section of the site, odds are you’ll find some new stuff there! πŸ™‚

Thank you everyone for your support, I’m now going to upgrade my youtube channel and then finally release my 2 big mod projects to the world!

Here’s my complete list of changes:


Games Section
Changes made to existing content:
General – Contents menu added.
General – All back buttons changed to utilise HTML bookmarks. Now users don’t have to re-scroll down the entire page constantly! πŸ™‚
General – Fixed some missing slashes in code.


Age of Wonders Series
New AoW related projects found:
Last Days of Old Earth – New game similar to AoW & MoM
Thea: The Awakening – New game similar to AoW & MoM without tactical combat
Dominions Series – Great retro looking series similar to AoW & MoM
Conquest of Elysium Series – Retro looking series (created by Dominions team) similar to AoW & MoM
Armello – New game similar to AoW & MoM without tactical combat
Chaos Reborn – Game similar to AoW, HoMM & King’s Bounty

Changes made to existing AoW content:
General – Contents menu added.
General – All back buttons changed to utilise HTML bookmarks. Now users don’t have to re-scroll down the entire page constantly! πŸ™‚
General – Fixed some missing slashes in code.
General – Added Good Old Games buy links to all games.
AoW1 – Added download link to Community Content pack (heaps of maps & campaigns).


Babylon 5 Games
New B5 related projects added:
Babylon 5 Into The Fire – Someone leaked to the public the original unfinished Sierra game!
Babylon 5 Stardrive – Total Conversion mod for Stardrive. Thankyou to Anibal for the tip!
Babylon 5 Civilization 4 Final Frontier mod – TC mod for Civilization IV Beyond The Sword Final Frontier. THIS is the Babylon 5 galaxy conquering strategy game fans have always wanted!

Changes made to existing B5 content:
General – Contents menu added.
General – All back buttons changed to utilise HTML bookmarks. Now users don’t have to re-scroll down the entire page constantly! πŸ™‚
General – Fixed some missing slashes in code.
General – Added Good Old Games & Steam buy links to mods requiring a base game.


Command & Conquer Series
New C&C related projects added:
C&C All Stars – Cool Tiberium & Red Alert Crossover Total Conversion Mod for C&C Generals.

Changes made to existing C&C content:
General – Contents menu added.
General – All back buttons changed to utilise HTML bookmarks. Now users don’t have to re-scroll down the entire page constantly! πŸ™‚
General – Fixed some missing slashes in code.
RA2 – Added Good Old Games vote links.
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Everspace & Freelancer Legacy News

For oldschool Freelancer fans like myself there’s been some really cool stuff released or soon to be released out there.

A kickstarter has successfully funded a game called Everspace that looks and sounds so similar to Freelancer it’s just crazy!! Total rip off, and that’s awesome haha! Very excited to play this! Check out the video below!

And on top of this I’m very excited to see that Freelancer Crossfire has finally released the much anticipated version 2.0 that concludes their fan made sequel story! Massively keen to play this too as I’m keen to explore new systems and go on new adventures with my favourite characters once more! With the graphical mods I use (see screenshots on my Freelancer page) it will look even better than it does in their video below.

To all my visitors, thank you! Here’s some news!

Hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks for stopping by haha! The website hit 13,000 hits a few days ago and now this blog just hit 100 unique visitors since I moved in September 2014. I always wondered how many people visiting the site checked my news pages and thanks to the statistical features here it appears about 20-25% of my website visitors stick around to checkout my news pages which is better than I thought. When I moved everything to the blog I wondered whether all my efforts were worth it so its great to see people are stopping by for the nerd news lol!

Speaking of which there’s been some interesting pieces of news in the last few weeks which I’ll post below:

A cool Kickstarter has appeared for a gory hardcore 90s Quake/Doom style first person shooter called Strafe. The trailer is hilarious & they’ve even created an old Geocities style webpage to promote the game lol.


In the world of Elder Scrolls there’s been some cool stuff released. Firstly Bethesta interviewed one of the people behind the massive Beyond Skyrim project that is recreating all of Tamriel (eg Morrowing, Cyrodil etc) in Skyrim. Their stuff looks amazing!

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Freelancer HD ENB Videos (BACKDATED NEWS – 15/01/2014)


BACKDATED NEWS – 15/01/2014

Next are some HD videos I made that give you a complete tour of every single planet you can visit in Freelancer (along with a few choice battleships & space stations). In these videos I also use HD texture and ENB bloom lighting affect mods that make the game look great on modern systems still. In the final video I visit all the secret and unknown worlds as well as finding the lost sleeper ship Hispania.

Here are the 5 videos:

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New Freelancer Legacy Section & Mods Page (BACKDATED NEWS – 25/12/2013)


BACKDATED NEWS – 25/12/2013

For a while now I have had a temporary work in progress Freelancer tribute page, the space exploration & combat game from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts. Well today I’m happy to announce that I have expanded my original plans & completed a new Freelancer Legacy Games section tributing not just the original game but also the cool fan made sequels & mods, along with similar space adventure games (eg the up & coming Star Citizen game from Chris). I have also created a separate Freelancer Mods page listing each cool mod I used to make the old 2003 game look good today. It’s accessible either via the freelancer tribute page or via my mods section of the site.


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