Previous Updates

October 3rd, 2009:
And so I give to you, my 2nd site, Auricular Discovery. It's pretty much just a place where I can share small bits of game music with little effort. It's a continuation of a series of articles I did for Racketboy a while back, except now I'll have full control over it. I worked pretty hard the last 6 days and I'm happy with how things turned out. Wordpress is a hell of a platform.

September 28th, 2009:
I've started working on somewhat of a spin-off site. Might even be able to get it launched this weekend. It's nothing special or original, but it'll be mine, and will serve as a long term project I can put a few minutes into every week.

July 9th, 2009:
I tweaked the forum so that it more closely resembles the rest of the site. It has new border, padding, margin, and width settings. It's much more comfortable on widescreens now.

May 27th, 2009:
And now he's done a comic on me. Wow. I don't know what to say.

May 25th, 2009:
Street Fighter 3 and Capcom vs SNK 2 have both been optimized with better file orders now, as well as a couple minor tweaks. By the end of the day, I should have all 5 games reuploaded in superior 7zip compression. All 5 games should now also display my site's logo on the bootup screen, so people can stop taking credit for my projects (at least for the newest versions.) If only I did this from the get-go.

Now I'm in the planning stages for updating Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo with OCRemix's HD Remix score. I'm also looking into replacing the music in King of Fighters 99 Evolution.

May 21st, 2009:
I just got mentioned in a news post over at SpaceBooger, a site that features a web comic series, and various geek write-ups. He's really enjoyed the Dreamcast music replacement projects, it seems.

May 19th, 2009:
Well I jumped through quite a few flaming hoops but I did manage to update the two Dreamcast projects. Let it be known that if you plan to selfboot Dreamcast games, don't use a S-ATA burner (Unless your BIOS can flip it into IDE mode), a 64 bit OS, or anything newer than Windows XP. All 3 of these factors will halt your progress.

So anyway, Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Tony Hawk 2 have been updated. Grab the new releases from the Other Projects section and spread them around.

May 15th, 2009:
Not a lot going on. Eric made another new video. Actually, it's a remake of a video I still host here. Again, I won't be hosting his new stuff here, as his his site is now taking care of that. You can see his previous video on YouTube here as well.

Also, I came across a collection of Dreamcast rips from TuxtheWise, known as the Dream Resurrection project. What he's got here are rips that are better optimized for the system than the originals from 2000-2001. I'll be using his rips of Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Tony Hawk 2 to update my remix projects of those two games, so they'll have the superior load times as well.

Edit: Nevermind. This won't be possible. Apparently the selfboot methods only work with WinXP or older, and I run Windows 7 now. I guess I won't be updating or making any new Dreamcast projects anymore.

Marth 27th, 2009:
Eric will be reopening Otaku Vengeance sometime soon. He's completed his first music video in years, as well.

December 9th, 2008:
I know I'm like 6 years late to the party, but I've started to use my Last.fm account. I'm really not one for all the internet social networks, but Last.fm seems like it'll serve to help me freshen up my very stale non-film/game soundtrack folder. It'll also motivate me to finish tagging the 2nd half of my entire collection, something I've been working on slowly for months.

November 23rd, 2008:
I purchased a Left 4 Dead server for the time being. IP is 66.225.198.154:27015. In the game, enable your console and type "connect 66.225.198.154:27015" without the quotes to join. Or you can join the Steam Community group Left 4 Dead 411, and it will list the server from the main menu of the game under "Play With Steam Groups". The server is called Mozzery of Mozgus. That's the best I could come up with.

September 27th, 2008:
All 5 Dreamcast projects are now hosted at megaupload. The anti-leech script I was using was randomly cutting off users' downloads, and I got tired of hearing about it.

July 25th, 2008:
New Dreamcast Music Replacement is out. Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike - Accurate Mix. The link says it all.

July 13th, 2008:
Ok, all four Dreamcast projects are locally hosted now. Check their respective Information pages for individual updates. Feel free to spread the word on these, in an attempt to sway people from the old versions that are still circulating on torrent networks, and the like.

July 10th, 2008:
Finally made a preview video for the Tony Hawk mix. I'm thinking about updating all 4 mixes so that they will work in emulators, since I've recieved hundreds of complaints over the last 2-3 years that they do not. That was my intention, but since Dreamcasts are starting to get harder to find, I'll oblige. I'll also host the projects locally. No more torrents or ad-sponsered free hosts.

May 23rd, 2008:
New video editing project completed, sorta. Not a lot of effort on this one, but it's something different for once. Here ya go.

April 22nd, 2008:
Demonoid returned, and with it, a few of my torrents for the old projects. I've relinked some, and uploaded others to a free host, so for the time being, everything on the site should be downloadable again.

February 28th, 2008:
I updated the anti-leech script for the site to the newest version. It should support resumable downloads now. If there are any issues, please leave post about it on the forum. You can even be annonymous.

November 22nd, 2007:
I started a Destructoid blog over here. No real goals with this. Just messing around.

November 12th, 2007:
In a tragic turn of events, Demonoid has been shut down. Not only was it one of my favorite torrent databases, but it also served as the tracker for my Dreamcast remix projects, which were still alive and going strong. The tracker itself is still running, but probably not for long. The Tony Hawk 2 project has a new host now, and when the tracker dies, I'll try to post the other 3 projects to new hosts.

Also, the O.M.M. series has been shifted to tri-weekly.

October 1st, 2007:
Not a lot going on. I've been busy with other things. However, I have been fixing or updating minor aspects of the site here or there like links, history, stat tracking. Oh, and the navigation banner has been letting the text clip into the dividing bar if you used a larger text size, or if you were using a Mac or Linux setup with different fonts. Hopefully, it should display properly now, if it was not before.

September 3rd, 2007:
I've begun doing a bi-weekly front page feature over at Racketboy's. My new O.M.M. series will continuously be listed here.

August 22nd, 2007:
A helpful viewer of the site alerted me to a forum issue. Apparently it hasn't allowed guest posting or registration ever since the server move. This should be fixed now.

July 15th, 2007:
The site was down for a few days, while I changed some settings on my domain name. The domain should now be fully functional with my new host, and from here on I merely have to re-upload all the videos and albums, and we should be totally back up to speed. These will be periodically added with no notice, so if what you want isn't upload yet, just try back later.

Edit: All content should be back online as of now.

July 5th, 2007:
I'm in the process of changing servers. Mightor Industries is now hosting me, just like old times. Random portions of the site may be broken. Also, the direct downloads for the videos and music rips are down, and will be for a while. The forum appears to have survived the transfer, but it could still have some issues lurking. If you find any, feel free to post them. Another thing worth noting is that the domain name is currently using a forward and a mask. This means that the address bar will appear stuck, no matter what page you are on within the site. This should only be temporary.

May 26th, 2007:
Yet another Blizzard game music rip. Here's Diablo 2 + Lord of Destruction.

May 22nd, 2007:
So while the whole planet shook with the announce of StarCraft 2, I remain uninterested due to my complete lack of love for the RTS genre. Regardless, I know good music when I hear it, so I've gone back and ripped the soundtrack from the original StarCraft myself after failing to find an existing rip that meets my standards. Enjoy!

March 15th, 2007:
I finally got around to converting all my featured album rips into single ZIP archives. Now it will be much easier for you guys to download them.

March 14th, 2007:
And another rip. It's Alien Front Online. I've been putting my Dreamcast serial cable to good use lately.

February 11th, 2007:
So, I never seem to work on the site anymore. I feel guilty. Take another soundtrack rip. It's San Francisco Rush 2049 for the Dreamcast. From now on, I am simply hosting the rips in singular ZIP files. It's just too much of a hassle to type up the BBCode for dozens of anti-leeched MP3s. It's much easier this way, and I'll never even hit 1/4th of my bandwidth limit, anyway. I'll probably go back and do the other rips this way, too.

December 20th, 2006:
A helpful user of the forum recently pointed out some missing content in my Sword of the Berserk rip. I downloaded the official soundtrack CD, and inserted the few tracks it had into my rip. This upgraded quite a few of the tracks in terms of length and quality, and also brought in a few tracks which were missing. I also took some time to slightly re-order the tracks, and rename some. You should definitely download this revised album now, if you previously downloaded the old version.

Yet another video has been removed from YouTube and Google Video, due to the copywrite. This time it was Eric's Mindless Self Indulgence video. These removals will probably continue to happen, but I will do my best to re-link to alternate sources. The publishers of the source content in any video, by me or anyone else, have every right to request all such videos to be removed from those sites. However, I find it silly that they refuse such effective, free advertising.

My Tony Hawk 2 Dreamcast Project is hosted under a public FTP now. Read the instructions over here to download it.

Also, my YouTube account remains pretty active. If you're ever curious to see what kind of content I'm uploading over there, take a look.

December 6th, 2006:
Updates are becoming sparce, aren't they? I did a new game music rip, so I guess I'll post that. This time, it's Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense, which remains one of the better car combat titles out there. Download it here.

I am going to be learning Sony Vegas 7.0c soon. I've just about had it with Adobe Premiere. It's become too primitive to work with anymore. Adjusting to this drastically different tool is going to take a while. After becoming familiar with Sony Vegas, maybe I'll be able to crank out a new video early next year. We'll see.

October 18th, 2006:
I guess I should add something. Here is the rip for Jumping Flash, one of the first true 3D games I ever experienced. Most of the music is very lighthearted and goofy, but the composition is often clever enough to stick in your head.

If anyone out there is looking for a very simple host with no catches, I'm willing to offer you up to 750MB of space, and bandwidth is pretty much unlimited. I'd only ask for $6 to cover a 6 month period. Payment can be easily done over PayPal, if you have it. If you require access to the MySQL server for your forum or blog, I should be able to rig up an account for you to access. If you don't wish to use the subdomain of "____.stevemv.com", then you should be able to use your own commercial domain as well. If interested, leave a message on the forum with a way to contact you. I'll gladly get you set up and give you a week or two to test it out, so you can decide if you want to keep it.

October 2nd, 2006:
The producer of Cowboy Bebop, Sunrise Inc, has requested that YouTube begin taking down as much of their media as possible which contains any of their copywrited content. They took down one of my music videos, and left a robotic but threatening email for me, telling me to remove any other videos which infringe on the copywrite, so I did. I took down the YouTube version of my other Bebop video, as well as Eric's. The Google Video versions remain, but who knows how long. The good thing is, there will always be less populated alternative sites to YouTube, which would work just as well, should the need for their service arise.

I haven't yet decided if I want to continue hosting the videos and albums, so I paid for one more month. I have a few more things to try, but if they make no difference, then fine.

September 29th, 2006:
I moved the Resident Evil article back to it's own HTML page, since Google Image refuses to detect images in the forum still. I'll be doing this with all other forum features which contain images.

I've been busy with many games, so I decided to type up a review of one again. Here is Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.

I'll be adding Google Video links for all the music videos today, in case YouTube doesn't work for some people. Google Video offers slightly better quality, with scalable viewing size, and a cleaner layout.

September 22nd, 2006:
The new layout is up. A few dozen hours went into this, even though you wouldn't think it. But I truly started with zero knowledge of HTML or CSS, so I think this is a considerable leap. The overall map and the placement of items has not changed very much, but I've tweaked about 75 subtle visual aspects of the site. I feel like the overall presention has been upgraded from "absolutely pathetic" to "bland". I shouldn't be too ashamed of sharing this link anymore.

As mentioned earlier, the underlying code of the site was completely re-written by hand. Dreamweaver had viciously raped it beyond repair. Feel free to check out the code by doing View:Source in IE, or just hitting CTRL+U in FireFox. Due to this cleanliness, the file sizes of the pages now weigh in at approximately 25% less than they were before. This will help speed up the load times on those with slow connections.

And speaking of that, no matter what I do, Internet Explorer is never going to render this site 100% accurately. The 47% of my audience who still actually use that piece of crap, need to just take a plunge and try Mozilla Firefox, in order to view this site the way it was meant to be. I'm really starting to understand why webmasters hate the thing so much. I've found that it just completely fails to properly render about 15% of all the standardized elements in HTML and CSS, which in turn forces coders to cater complicated work-arounds, but sometimes you are not lucky enough to have any.

It's likely that I may have broken a link somewhere, or bungled some other part of the site. If you find anything of the sort, please let me know by an anonymous post on the forum, or emailing me at mozgus*AT*gmail*DOT*com.

September 19th, 2006:
I forgot to mention that I upgraded the anti-leech script a few days ago. All the video and music downloads should now be showing their progress meters and total file sizes, and any previous rare glitches should now be gone.

I have continued to study into XHTML and CSS, and have already begun to re-write the entire site from NotePad, and I am testing it at an alternate address. The layout will be nicer, but not drastically different. The underlying code however will be much cleaner, so the pages will load faster for those on slow connections. Everything will be fully complient with today's standards. This will also allow me to build on the pages in the future without worry of conflicts from Dreamweaver's sloppy work. Expect this to go into effect in a week or two.

September 13th, 2006:
After diving headfirst into nerdville, an unpleasant but familiar question came to mind. "Is this worth it?". In the past 6 months, since I revived the site, thus bringing it into it's third life, I'm sure I've spent a good 100 hours of my time on this thing, as well as $40 for the host and domain. It doesn't sound like too much, but compared to what I've gotten out of this, it's staggering. You know what I could do with another $40 and 100 hours? Well, maybe not cure cancer...but I'm a organized guy. I'd think of something.

I'm not one of those people who can sit and smile at a hit counter, and take away some sense of reward from it. What I happen to require for fuel is an anonymous comment or two, once in a while. Just a simple note, positive or negative, helpful or worthless, I don't care. That is what shapes a site. The forum has been under a complete dryspell for months, and I don't think I've gotten one legit email through this site, except for some off-topic requests for favors.

I know there are a lot of people coming by here, due to the insane bandwidth usage. Everyone loves to suck up whatever they can from the server, and then run away. This just doesn't make sense to me, because I'm the type of person who loves to send my word to the ones responsible for the original or rare content which I came across and appreciate.

So before I waste anymore time or chump change on this trampled mess of code, I'll be listening. So if you make use of the content here, (and the numbers say that you do), then speak up. In 20 seconds, you could leave a worthwhile message without even registering. That's probably 1/10th the ammount of time it takes you to download that video or gamerip you're so eager to dig into. Otherwise, you have until Oct 5th to nab up everything, because I can surely put the next month's fee torwords something better than this.

September 11th, 2006:
I may not work on the site for a month or so. I'm finally trying to learn HTML and CSS, from start to finish. My goal is to completely rewrite the site using only Notepad. It's going to take me a while. So far, I can read a good deal of it, but typing it from scratch is another matter.

I'm also going to re-think the direction of the site. The forum may be dropped since that hasn't worked out at all, and storing content on it is just not making it easy enough for the search engine bots to find, no matter what mod I use.

September 4th, 2006:
The newest soundtrack rip is from the best 3D fighting game that was ever made on the Sega Saturn, Fighters Megamix. You can grab it here. This rip has been in a state of limbo for over 3 years now, until I finally got around to re-purchasing a copy of the game for just $4.

I'm selling my ATI Theater 550 Pro. So if you want to turn your PC into a media center, this is just about all you'd need, after "acquiring" Windows MCE.

I got word from a guy by the alias of jat0n, that my MVC2 mix was used at a fighting game tournament in Virginia over the weekend. I was surprised by this, but I guess if 30,000 people have downloaded it, then it was bound to be used in a place of serious competition here or there. Good news.

August 31st, 2006:
I uploaded all of Eric's videos to YouTube, so now, if for some reason you can't download his videos, you will now be able to stream them.

August 29th, 2006:
I've been studying the way Google and other search engines scour websites and one constant warning I saw was that the URL for any given piece of content needs to be a standard format, or else the search engines may not pick it up. This is a big problem for me, since the majority of my text-based content is in the forum. So I installed a mod which makes every bit of the forum appear to run from an html page. No more php addresses with odd characters like question marks. I'm not making this site for any type of e-popularity, but if people out there are looking for some type of content I am offering, like a game album, review, or comparison, I want them to be able to find it. We'll see if this little mod makes a difference.

August 26th, 2006:
My soundtrack rip of Sword of the Berserk is now up. If you are a fan of the show, you'll be pleased to know that the same composer helped out with quite a few of the tracks in the game. A while back, I also captured a little footage of the game and uploaded it here, just for the hell of it.

August 19th, 2006:
I have brought back anonymous posting to the forum. The forum completely died once I disabled the feature, like I knew it would, but I had no choice back then. Now that I've had time, I've studied into the common measures that PHPBB admins use to combat spambots. I have a lot of options to try. For now, I am trying a simple text box mod for all anonymous posters and for the user registration screen. It will ask you to type a word in a seperate box to confirm you are a real user, and hopefully throw most spambots off the loop. Very easy.

August 16th, 2006:
I managed to upload the next soundtrack rip. 81 tracks of Super Smash Bros Melee. Just like with Unreal Tournament, this game has been ripped many times in the past 5 years, however those were all analog recordings, and not true digital rips. The link will explain why.

Admittingly, between the time that I originally did this rip, and now, someone else probably beat me to it and released their rip. Who knows? Here it is anyway; the best quality rip of Melee you will find.

August 7th, 2006:
Been busy lately. Another soundtrack rip is up. It's from one of the best First Person Shooters ever made, Unreal Tournament. This one has been ripped many times by other people, but you'll be hard pressed to find it in better quality anywhere else, due to the ripping method.

I've been sent a report about a download issue on my site, aside from the rare anti-leech error message. It seems that downloads may sometimes freeze midway and you must restart them. It happened to me once when I tested this, but then it didn't happen again. If it happens to you, please contact me and tell me the video you tried to download, along with any other details. I'm looking into it. I doubt that the anti-leech script is to blame for this. I assume my host is just a tad bit unstable at the moment.

July 29th, 2006:
I just wanted to note something interesting. According to Demonoid.com, where my torrents are powered, these are roughly the number of complete downloads my Dreamcast Music Replacements have had:

Note that Demonoid went through a massive overhaul a while back, and all the download counters were reset on the torrents, which includes the first two games above. I'm going by the currently displayed totals since that day, added to the totals I last saw before the change. So give or take a few hundred.

It's just hard to believe that 50,000 people have played with my own customized versions of those games. Well, judging from the emails over the past 8 months, I'd say about 20% of those people didn't even know how to burn a CD, so lets just say 40,000 people played them, to be accurate here. Still, I hope I provided some fun for them. I also hope they someday realize I have a site that get's about 1% of that ammount of attention, on it's best days. :(

July 26th, 2006:
The last Genesis soundtrack rip is up. It's Vectorman. The rest of my forthcoming rips are from modern consoles, in case all the 16-bit beeps and bloops aren't your thing. I'd say there's about 5 more rips I will definitely be posting, but the rest would need some serious revising before they are presentable.

I've been neglecting the core feature of the site; the music videos. There's a lot of source footage I'd love to work with, but I can't find any music that suits any of it. I've come to the conclusion that my music collection sucks. I haven't really worked on it in years, and it's all so stale. Very few songs here would keep me motivated until the end of a project. I really need to start looking into some new bands with new sounds, or I'll wind up stuck in the one-new-video-per-year routine.

July 21st, 2006:
I put together a handy collection of mods for Morrowind, with newbie friendly instructions. If you own the game, and want to spruce it up to take advantage of your modern hardware, check it out here.

July 17th, 2006:
The soundtrack rip for Ristar is up. It was a childish game, sure, but damn it was fun.

July 12th, 2006:
Yet another soundtrack rip is online. It's Streets of Rage 3. I'll probably continue posting all my Genesis rips, and then the others after that.

July 8th, 2006:
Another soundtrack rip has been added. This time it's from a classic that everyone knows about; Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Many more to come...

July 6th, 2006:
I am considering just hosting all my game soundtrack rips on my own server. That way they would be available 24/7 with high speed. These torrents don't last forever, especially the most recent one, which will probably die as soon as I stop seeding.

Edit: Ok, the three existing rips are now hosted locally. If the anti-leech script occassionally doesn't let you download a track, just hit back on your browser and left click the song again. Sometimes the thing has a little hiccup or something, but it shouldn't be too much hassle. From now on, it should be easier for me to add new rips to the site, since I don't have to worry about keeping a torrent alive.

July 5th, 2006:
I added a soundtrack rip I did from a couple years ago. It's for Sub-Terrania, a Sega Genesis title. It's one of Jesper Kyd's earliest works. He's well known for his soundtracks for the entire Hitman series. This torrent might not last long because the game is not very well known. Get it while you can, and seed if possible.

June 26th, 2006:
The Bloodlines soundtrack has been updated. The composer of the game sent me many of the tracks in perfect quality, as well as some more of his unused pieces, and a friend of mine sent in the 9 licensed tracks in APS bitrate as well.

June 24th, 2006:
I added both a review and a soundtrack for Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines.

June 20th, 2006:
Not much activity, hmm? Sorry. Ever since I built this new comp, it seems like most of my free time gets spent on all the PC games that I could never run on my old machine. At least that gives me a reason to put up another review or two soon. Maybe I'll put out another soundtrack rip as well. And speaking of soundtracks, you might want to get the Tenchu album now, if you haven't yet. The torrent is on it's last legs. It finally lost all it's seeds, and so I am seeding it once again, but not forever, I assure you.

Edit: Oh, I forgot to mention that I released a little something two weeks ago.

June 4th, 2006:
A new Dreamcast project has been posted in the Other Projects section. This time I replaced the music in Super Street Fighter 2 X. I inserted the newest OCRemix album into it, which was made specifically for this game. A preview video is up as well, for those of you who can't try out the game. I might also make a preview video for the Tony Hawk mix, even though that torrent died long ago.

May 24th, 2006:
I installed an anti-leech script for the videos. I was already spotting some people direct linking the videos on other sites, and that's just rude.

May 23rd, 2006:
I haven't had much to offer for a while. I've got some video ideas rattling around in my head, some of which I mentioned on the forum. I just haven't felt productive lately. The heat wave has finally come in for the summer, and it is kicking my ass. I am not a warm-climate type.

If you happen to be a long time fan, and you are looking for a few of my oldest videos from 2000 or before, you can find 5 of them on my youtube account.

I wish I could improve the layout of the site, but every time I dive into that stuff, I fail miserably and fall back to the old layout. I guess this is how the site is going to look for a long time, unless someone wants to make a layout for me. If it was good enough to use, I'd definitely be willing to paypal some cash in exchange for it.

May 12th, 2006:
Another review is up. I also moved the Resident Evil feature to the forum. From now on, all one-time pages like these, are simply going to be made inside the forum. This way, people can easily comment on them, and it means less HTML pages for me to modify whenever I change something in the layout. Of course, I will keep backups of them, in case the forum ever crashes.

May 11th, 2006:
I added some links, moved the game reviews to the forum, did some code cleaning, uploaded the last of my videos to YouTube as low quality backups, and improved the forum header a little.

May 10th, 2006:
I played through Zelda: Minish Cap last week. I figured I should post a review of it while it's fresh in my mind.

Edit: After a little communication by Email with CJB.NET support, I was able to get my old Saiya-Jin Lounge address back! Someone had taken it, but never used it, after I initially took my site down in 2001. Many of my older videos still have the sjl.cjb.net address displayed inside them, and it has been bothering me that some people out there still occasionally watch the old videos, (Especially the Street Fighter Alpha one), and when they try the address contained within, it takes them nowhere. I've even found a dozen sites that still link to SJL, though most of them have long since been abandoned. At any rate, it's good to fix the old loose ends.

May 8th, 2006:
I finally got around to doing it. I inserted a PHP Forum into the site's own layout, and it allows anonymous posting. I've always been a fan of anonymous forums. I enjoy their ease in getting my message across, without the registration requirement. You are allowed to say whatever you want here, and even troll as much as you like, as long as the trolling has some effort put into it. I don't expect the forum to have much activity for a while, since the site is still a newborn, but hopefully in a few months it will be decent. It took me all night to figure out how to get this thing up and running. I am a total HTML fool, so PHP was clearly out of my zone. At least I learned a lot.

Edit: The MiniBB forum wasn't working out for me so I went with phpBB this time. I didn't intend on going with such a popular format, but at least this one offers quality support, and it doesn't require CSS or PHP knowledge.

May 3rd, 2006:
Eric's Videos are now up, each with a screenshot and all the required details. This should be his entire catalog of videos, except for his Akira video which I later remade, and is still available in my own section. I'm proud to be his host, considering how his former site, Otaku Vengeance, helped convince me to begin putting real effort into my own works, many years ago.

May 2nd, 2006:
I added two Vintage Game Reviews of mine to the "Other Projects" section. I also updated the Resident Evil feature, with more images, as well as the ultra-rare Saturn exclusive music.

May 1st, 2006:
I changed the title menu a little bit. If it looks funny in your browser, try refreshing the page or clearing your cache once.

April 26th, 2006:
I haven't had much to offer lately, so I went and dug up an old feature I did in January of 2005. It's a showdown of the original 32-bit versions of the classic game known as Resident Evil. I placed it in the "Other Projects" section, but here is a direct link.

April 13th, 2006:
The upgrade was a success. My PC can be considered mid-range once again. I updated the specs in the "History" section, to reflect this upgrade. I'm having a blast with this system. I can finally play Half-Life 2 on max settings, and Oblivion is pretty decent now too.

Also, unlike my old motherboard, this one doesn't have the weird issue where S-ATA hard drives cause display corruption on my video capture card. Now I can easily capture footage again, and never worry about dropping a single frame. With that said, I went and made a clip montage for two of my Dreamcast Mixes, in the "Other Projects" section. Just click on "Preview Video" to check them out. This should be handy for those who do not own a Dreamcast, but still want to see the end result of the projects.

In related news, I am selling the components that I recently replaced in this system. So if you're in the market for a cheap CPU, Board, or Video Card, check them out. I've been on ebay since 1999, and have flawless feedback. And if you would have any issues or questions about the hardware after buying, I am sure I could help you. I know these components like the back of my hand now. Aside from the above mentioned video capture issue, (Which is fixed by capturing to any IDE drive instead.), all of these parts served me very well over about 1.5 years.

Oh, and I don't know if anyone can help me on this, but I am looking into adding some type of comments system to this site. I think it would be really neat to have a feature where people can leave a quick word or two about one of the videos with ease, without needing to register for anything like a full fledged forum. But if not that, then just an anonymous-friendly forum would do. But it would need to be a dynamic one that I can add into the site's own layout, so that it would blend in with the other sections. If you know anything about this stuff, let me know.

Edit: This is the best review anyone has ever given me. Hilarious.

April 9th, 2006:
The new video has been completed and is now online. Go grab it. Just in time too, because tomorrow I will be recieving a $500 upgrade for this PC. Hopefully all the components will arrive problem free. I still have more video ideas for the future, but for now, it's break time.

April 1st, 2006:
The next video is about 50% done. I was flying through it, but then Oblivion came along and hooked me. So that's been taking up the majority of my free time. I've put about 30 hours into it. Overall, it's a much better product then Morrowind was, but it's not without some bugs. I've gotten some crashes, though again not as many as I would get in Morrowind.

March 25th, 2006:
Well I totally adapted to Premiere Pro 1.5, only to realize that it's garbage. Then I found out that my v6.5 CD vanished. Luckily, NHMK came to my rescue and solved that little problem, so now the new video is back on track. This is going to be more of a warm-up then a full fledged project. It may not turn out amazing, but it's still a new video to celebrate the launch of the new site. Stay tuned, and please be patient.

Edit: I'm going to be hosting the majority of Eric's AMVs for a while. Eric was the founder of Otaku Vengeance years ago. You can check them out over here. I'm simply providing a directory listing of them. I won't bother typing up an explanation for each. I highly suggest everyone check out "Face Your Destiny" and, believe it or not, the Pokemon video, because it's absolutely hilarious and demented.

March 15th, 2006:
Updates are going to be pretty rare for a while, now that the site is technically complete. I've got a lot of other things keeping me busy. I can't begin on any new videos until I either completely learn the new Adobe Premiere Pro, or give up and switch back to the old Premiere 6.5. On the one hand, I want to see if the Pro version has any useful features, or makes once complicated tasks easier. But if any of that turns out to be false, then I see nothing wrong with downgrading to the version I am efficient at.

So in the meantime, enjoy the site and spread it around. And always feel free to email me about anything at mozgus*AT*gmail*DOT*com.

March 13th, 2006:
4 more videos now have alternative "Low Quality Streams".

March 11th, 2006:
A major update to the "About" section. I dug around deeper in the history of my sites and it turns out I had a few things wrong. My memory is quite rusty. I revised all of the text. It makes much more sense now. For example, I found the exact timelines of the sites, so now things make more chronological sense. I also added my computer's specs to the mold, for those who are curious. And I made a list of every alias I can remember using since 1998, be it from AOL Instant Messenger, or email addresses. Handy. You can now laugh at me for those monikers. Savor it. Finally, I created an email form, where you can easily contact me by just filling out a text box and submitting.

March 8th, 2006:
"Links" section is now up. Pretty basic and short. I only link to the select few editors that I keep up to date with. There's a lot of extremely talanted editors that have sprung up over the past few years, I'm sure. I just don't really have the time to watch them all.

Edit: The "Other" section is now up.

March 7th, 2006:
I got the Geforce. I'm quite impressed with this tiny card's performance.

So anyway, I made an ugly, but usable navigation bar now. I'm really out of practice when it comes to this stuff. Just give me time, and it should all come back to me. But now you should be able to glide around the site. Three sections still need to be made. I might do one tonight. And the .com address still hasn't arived. If I don't have it by tomorrow, I'll resort to calling my host. I'm really eager to get this site going, and not having a valid address is really stalling certain things.

Edit: www.stevemv.com is up and running. This is now the current address. I'll do my best to link all previous related traces I have online to this address. However the address MAY die tomorrow, for a 2 day period, due to some stupidity on my part. We'll see if it does or not.

Edit 2: The "About" page is done now. Indulge yourself in the legendary tale.

March 6th, 2006:
Everything is really coming along. Most importantly, I have a host for my videos. I took a friend's suggestion and went with a very fair commercial hosting service. It's like pocket change, and I have all the space and bandwidth I will ever need for the videos. The prices on hosting have come down so much in just a few years. Hopefully things will remain stable throughout the long run. The site's address will be www.stevemv.com hopefully starting today. The address is still being activated.

I also should be getting a meager Geforce 6200 today. My Radeon recently fried and got shipped for RMA, and I have since been on an ancient Voodoo3 card. The problem with that is Photoshop can't run on it for shit. So until I get that card, I can't craft up much for a layout here. It's coming though.

Anyways, like I said, the videos should all be online now, available for download. Have fun.

March 4th, 2006:
I'm working on bringing the site back to life. I'm pretty much totally rebuilding it. The problem is, I've forgotten everything about HTML, so it's going to take me a while to make things decent, if that. I'm also going to be editing the descriptions to my music videos to be less rambling and actually contain some information. The site will still consist of my music videos, and possibly have an "Other" section showcasing any other projects I busy myself with. I'm trying to figure out the best options of hosting my videos, and it looks like animemusicvideos.org is still the only real way. That site still requires you to create an account before you can download. I might look into having alternative, low quality, streamable sources like Google Video or YouTube, though they like have audio sync problems. We'll see.

January 15th, 2003:
What a shame. Out of the 4 quality videos I shot out late last year, I didn't get one single opinion on them at animemusicvideos.org, except from one guy who I had to personally ask first. All I got was a buncha leechers killing my bandwidth and making my site die for 24 hour periods. So I figure it's time to just take another year long break from videos. It's starting to become a pattern, eh?

When I look back on what I've created, it's easy to say my talents have doubled in 2002. Perhaps, I'll put them to better use someday? I dunno...I'll leave a link to the site here at the bottom of this page, but I'm taking down the videos. No use in leaving them up for people who don't give a rat's ass. If you DO wanna see them, contact me and I'll hook ya up, so long as you tell me your thoughts. I don't see how that's asking for much. Well, see ya.

November 12th, 2002:
Well I know how people have been kinda pissed how the site hasn't been working most of the time. I can guarantee I was pissed most of all. My host tells me the site's been going down because my bandwidth here is rather limited. (I'm allowed 170 MB of transfer per hour.) That means that a few page loads and 2 full downloads of my Mononoke video is enough to crash my site for 60 minutes. Very crappy. To combat this, a number of things are being done:

  1. I removed all the 'Old Videos'. All that is left is pictures and info on the videos. Not many people get those anyway so there shouldn't be many complaints.
  2. I removed all download links from my profile at www.animemusicvideos.org. For now, all that will be is a catalog of my videos, so you can review them if you've seen them.
  3. I'm in the process of totally remaking my Akira and Mononoke videos for better quality and lower filesize. Did ya notice how great my last video looked yet it was such a small filesize? That's all thanks to this wonderful encoder Xvid, which encodes Divx videos much much more efficiently then the official tool. I estimate that I will be able to bring Mononoke down to 40 MB, and Akira down to 45-50 MB. That will help keep the bandwidth low and the site stable.
  4. In the future, I will have an ad banner which will help keep the site up. I'm totally fine with that as long as I've still got a free host like this :)
  5. I simply ask that you always download my videos to your computer, rather then just coming to my site to stream them. That would save me bandwidth, and you time. So just be a friend and do it that way. And trying not to download more then one video per hour would help as well. Thanks!

As for good news, I got internet in my room finally. The problem wasn't with the phone line at all. Apparently the A/C outlet that I was using my comp on was never grounded, which in some way or another was causing my modem card to make a 'fried' sound when I tried using it. I'm plugged into my other outlet now and all is well. Now I can upload videos overnight on my terrible 56k line.

November 5th, 2002:
The Hellsing video is completed and online.

Not much else is going on. Still no net for my comp but I've got more video ideas planned. I'm ganna take a few days to enjoy my free space on my hard drive, before I go and cram it full with another video project. Also it seems the site has had server troubles ever since I've posted it up on Greg's server. His site never seems to go down, but mine gives "Busy" errors half of the day, everyday. So if it works for you right now, you'd best download everything as fast as you can. Once I get money coming in for DSL, I'll post mirror links for my videos at www.animemusicvideos.org, and have them hosted on my own FTP. It may not be as fast as a real server, but it'll still be an alternative when the site doesn't wanna work.

November 2nd, 2002:
Sorry about being gone for so long. We got done moving and then it took about a month to get Internet, and get this, Internet ONLY works on my mom's comp and not mine. I have no clue why. It's just regular 56k, and it connects just fine on my mom's comp. On my comp though, it doesn't even detect a dial tone and just makes a static noise. I tried hooking a phone up to my line and it DOES get the dial tone, so why can't my comp?? This seriously has halted my plans for a while until I get a job and get myself DSL. I'm ganna see if I can get a night shift job since I never sleep at night anyways. At least more money = more anime = more vids. Hmm...convenient!

Video status? Well, all I got to say is I'm about 60% done on a Hellsing video. I'll admit it's coming along slowly. I won't quit it though.

I'll let you all know once I've got my situation stable here. Till next time!

September 26th, 2002:
First off, the Princess Mononoke vid is now finished and online.

Second vid? Well....it's the video I planned on holding off until I had the time to go back through and make it high quality like the Bebop and Mononoke videos. For now though, I'll keep the temporary version up for you all to get. Some time in the future I WILL go back and make it using all those high tech whatchamacallit methods.

What about future videos? I've got a great idea for a Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust vid. I need to buy the DVD though. If I get a sudden burst of energy, I might decide to go back and redo the Akira vid like I promised. Don't quote me on that though! Umm...other then that, no other ideas. I think I'll just make the little needed improvements to the site and then rest for a while.

Also, I'm simply days away from moving to our new house....which means no more broadband for me for a while...maybe longer. That's why I'm trying to get all these vids finished and uploaded. It's ganna be a serious bitch to post new vids of this size on a 56k. I'll just leave it on overnight I guess. We don't even have Internet at our new house yet either, and probably wont for a week or 2 after we get settled in.

September 18th, 2002:
If you've read my past few updates, and then read this one, you'd realize that something isn't adding up. Here I was last time, jabbering about how I'm never ganna do anime vids again. How I'd only do game videos from now on. And what do I go and do? I make 2 new anime vids. Just out of the blue. Right...Well I suppose there's a reason. Our family moved to a new town, and I'm shit bored here. So somehow I got inspiration to make some new vids with all my new free time. One of them is up right now. You can find it in the 'New Videos' section. You should love it. The other vid I made, I think I will go back and remake it with all the same encoding methods as the new one. I want them to be equally impressive. So gimmie like a week on that. I'm only here at our old house once a week and we don't have Internet at our new house yet, so updating will be few and far between for a while...err....like it always was.

I forgot to mention the new layout. Like? Simple but effective I guess. The old one was getting...well...old, and at least this time I can say that I, myself, made it. Just some quick font work in Paintshop Pro, and some screenshots from my DVD's were used to make the top. Nothing much. And I went and reworked the 'About Me' section for all you curious stalkers.

Also, if you're reading this, then that means my buddy got the new server working for me. I'll have tons of space this time, hopefully enough for all the vids. And it should always be stable.

Ok, to summarize: One new video is up. One video is being reworked and will be posted sooner or later. 1 last vid has been started, and 20 gigs of footage has been made for it. New layout for the site. And a buncha little changes not worth mentioning.

I'd love it if I could keep this up and truly get back into the AMV scene. It's a much harsher scene then it was about 15 months ago. Hell of a lot more to compete with. I haven't even downloaded any vids in 6 months at least, except for NeoGohan's and NHMK's. Wish me luck. Sorry to the few people who were still going to my site at the old address before the server change. I forgot to warn you all and give you the new address. Heh....hope you found me again!

July 6th, 2002:
Ok well, I died or something. I'm not really sure.

Well it seems AMV's are extremely boring to me now. Not only are they not worth downloading anymore, but they are also not worth attempting to make anymore. There's just no more untouched land in that area now. Everything's been done. Video game vids however, are still fun to make, and it's a much more uncharted territory. So if anything is in store for this site, it'll be game vids ONLY.

I never attempted to finish that Berserk AMV. Who knows what I'll do with it. I bought Berserk for Dreamcast, so maybe I'll do another 2-in-1 vid. A vid with 2 kinds of Berserk....sounds nifty enough.

My host and good buddy, Greg, has aquired a new server with unlimited space and a .net addy! So if all goes well, he'll share a piece of the pie, and that'll get me back into working on my site. I'll hafta come up with a new design since I'm going to be 100% game vids.

As for me personally, nothing too much has happened. I've become swamped in 3 hobbies; Playstation RPG's, amassing a gigantic MP3 collection, and trying to discover more of the outside world. Also, I got a CD of Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and I am trying to get used to it. I've always been more of a Paintshop Pro man, but this is the mainstream tool right?

March 21st, 2002:
Well, I got the new comp and all. Having lots of fun with it's speed and space. So last night I decided to see how easy video editing would be. With that in mind, I went ahead and tried one of my other vid ideas, and put my main music vid project on hold for a bit. After 6 solid hours of clip capturing and editing, I finished a new vid last night at 3 AM. Give it a download.

February 15th, 2002:
Ok I'm making no progress with this vid on my current comp. Perhaps it's just become very stale making vids on a 333mhz. The lag in premiere starts to get to me. So with my current money, and my birthday money, I'm ordering a 1.4ghz Athlon Thunderbird barebones system, and get a 40gig maxtor hard drive. That should get me editing again. So give me a few more weeks here, we'll see how it goes.

January 20th, 2002:
Clip capturing on my next video is completely done! As most vid makers know, that's the hardest part. I'm happy that's finally over. Next comes the creative part...C'moooon creativity.

January 6th, 2002:
As you may have noticed, I kinda forgot about the site and making my vid. Lotsa stuff has been happening in my real world life. The one thing that would get me going at that vid I was working on again, is a new computer, which is what I will be saving up for soon. That'll be nice. Take care people.

November 7th, 2001:
Not much to report except that I've been working heavily on the next vid. I have never started on a video project this big before and I'm guessing the end result will have consumed over 20 hours of work! It's taking so long mostly because of the clip capturing. I'm using a different method which will give the video far superior clearity then any of my last ones. And also, I'm taking extra time making sure to capture rarely used clips from each and every episode of this particular series. At this rate I could have it done in 2 weeks but knowing my luck, something is ganna bog that down to 2 months....lets just hope I don't run into problems for once. And also I'm amazed I'm getting this far amount of hits a day without even putting the site in searches or anything. They must be coming from animemusicvideos.org since my last vid is still nested at 7th place. I repeat, feel free to review it if you want....truthfully I think it's a little overated right now.

November 4th, 2001:
I added a counter. Um...not much else I can think of to add to the site. I'm open to suggestions.

November 3rd, 2001:
Just a few small changes made here and there. Too many little ones to bother listing...

November 2nd, 2001:
The opening of the site! Don't expect this to become anything epic however. It's only to showcase my music vids and nothing else. I learned the hard way of what a major site can do to just one guy. It's nerve racking. Anyways, I got the vids and that's it. Have fun! Also, thanks go to Oxide Studio for the layout.

December 3rd, 1999 - July 10, 2001:
My original site, The Saiya-Jin Lounge, existed during this timespan. The news posts it contained have been intentionally lost. Trust me, you're better off not knowing how awful that place was.