News archive: September 2000

German Cleo Review
September 23, 2000 2:39 PM EDT

One for our German visitors here (and anyone else who wants to read it – don’t forget to plug in Babelfish if you can’t speak German). has posted a Cleo review. They seemed to like it quite a bit, and slapped an 80% rating on it. Click here to find out more.

Angel Reckless Rodent

Nero Would on Religion
September 21, 2000 4:32 PM EDT

One of the real hardcore number-crunchers, Nero Would, has just posted this excellent analysis of religion in our forum.

If anyone’s up for working out an algorithm, then it’s NW ;).

Angel Reckless Rodent

Cleo on HBO
September 16, 2000 5:21 PM EDT

Angel Draco popped into the forums to let all our American visitors know that HBO will be screening a programme on Cleopatra this Monday at 7.30pm Eastern.

Click the above link for more info.

Angel Reckless Rodent

Downloads Comments Comments
September 14, 2000 3:25 AM EDT

If you’ve been having problems submitting comments to things you’ve downloaded from the download section, then please take a look at this forum thread, in which Angel Draco explains what’s going on and how it can be solved:

You can’t make player comments based on the name given on the description page. The reason is that sometimes I have to update the name of a scenario after it has been added the website (such as when the author gives me a newer version of their map, I’ll change the name of their scenario from “My Map” to “My Map v2.O”).

However! The update form that I use to change a scenario’s name does not update the name in that scenario’s Description page! If I want to change the name of the scenario as it appears on the description page, I have to do that manually and it takes a long time so I don’t do it.

So here’s what happened when you tried to post a comment. If you look at the name of SethsRaven’s scenario on the main list, it is called: “The Tomb of Hesyra (Cleo) v2.0.”
BUT, if you look at the name of his scenario on the Description for his map, it is called: “The Tomb of Hesyra (Cleo).” See the difference? The title on the Description page is missing the “v2.0” part of the title. That’s why the “Post a comment” page wasn’t working for you because you weren’t adding the “v2.0” to the title.

What’s the moral of this story? Always use the name of the scenario from the Main List, not the name from the Description page, and you’ll be fine.

Angel Reckless Rodent

Cleo in UK on Sept 15th
September 11, 2000 4:37 AM EDT

I know that we have quite a few visitors from Blighty waiting with baited breath for Cleo to arrive in stores over here – well, according to Sierra UK, it should be sailing over the White Cliffs this very Friday, on September 15th.

Angel Reckless Rodent

Cleopatra Walkthroughs up
September 7, 2000 11:50 AM EDT

Impressions have posted some walkthroughs for the Cleopatra expansion pack.

Well worth a look if you’re stuck in Dier el-Medina, but you didn’t need me to tell you that ;).

Angel Reckless Rodent

Updated Downloads Section
September 6, 2000 3:15 AM EDT

When I logged on and checked my email this morning, there was one waiting from Angel Spineman saying that the download section has undergone a bit of renovation.

Most of the changes were behind the scenes, but it makes it easier for Angel Draco to keep it updated. The main change you’ll notice is a little Yes\No box detailing whether the scenario or city in question was created using Cleopatra (cities and scenarios created by a Cleo-enhanced version of Pharaoh won’t work on a non-Cleo version).

Check out the new look here.

Angel Reckless Rodent

A Note About News Updating
September 5, 2000 12:15 PM EDT

My apologies for the relative lack of news updates here recently, but almost the entire Pharaoh Heaven crew are currently busy beta testing Zeus: Master of Olympus (Official site here and Zeus Heaven here, in case you’ve never heard about it before).

Please bear with us for the moment, everything should return to some semblance of normality in a couple of weeks :).

Angel Reckless Rodent

Scenario Design Competition
September 5, 2000 12:13 PM EDT

Octavian II and some other forumers have been pondering about having a little scen design contest for some time now, and their plans have come to fruition in the forum of this page on Octavian’s Pharaoh site.

Head over there for all the relevant info, or take a peek into this PH forum thread.

Good luck!

Angel Reckless Rodent