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Title: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 13, 2009, 04:17:02 AM
Please read the other topic: http://www.chexquest.org/index.php?topic=2232.0 too much to quote here

http://idisk.me.com/celebi23/Public/WWW.CHEXQUEST.COM/src/FRAMES.HTM

Since Apple's iDisk service can't display htm, or html, pages that aren't made with their iWeb program, I've also uploaded the entire directory to mediafire

http://www.mediafire.com/?mjj21gimikg

I'd like to thank damien for scanning the original black & white printed pages (of the Bios & FAQ).  That was an amazing starting point that I based the rest of my reconstruction off of.  I'd like to also thank Al, the guy who sent me the the 35 (full color) printed pages.

Please keep in mind that it's not finished & still very WIP.  Some things might be broken. For pages that I don't have scans for, I just place the Chex Quest logo & put a title on the page.  Let me just adress this now, unfortunately, I do not have the Chex Quest 2 Intro or Ending animations.  :'(

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

Hopefully having this will be useful in jogging people's memories about the site.  Maybe they'll remember if they have a copy of it somewhere  :D
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 13, 2009, 09:36:59 AM
Firefox hates 'htm', and can't display it properly. I did find a way to download the whole /src/ directory and display it properly from my HDD...and I'm AMAZED.

Except for the lack of background (which I'm not sure if the original had one or not), it feels like it was pulled from wayback when! Excellent job! Only problem...after Chex, I get an accented capital A. Is this a coding error? or is it my problem.

and @PICT, I'm not sure what things open those. My software allows it, but JPEG would probably help size and compatibility.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: matthias720 on November 13, 2009, 01:08:50 PM
For what you have, celebi, it's impressive!
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Replica on November 13, 2009, 03:05:12 PM
Darn... My compy won't load it no matter what explorer I use. (FireFox and IE)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Richie on November 13, 2009, 04:01:36 PM
My compy won't load it at all.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: xbolt on November 13, 2009, 04:29:10 PM
I think the problem of it not loading is not due to the browser, but rather that hosting service.

I downloaded the whole directory, and it works fine.

Now, celebi23, I feel that I must say that you have won MULTIPLE INTERNETS. That is all.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 13, 2009, 05:10:08 PM
Since Apple's iDisk service can't display htm, or html, pages that aren't made with their iWeb program, I've uploaded the entire directory to mediafire

http://www.mediafire.com/?mjj21gimikg

Thank you all for your kind comments.  Wasn't really sure how it would turn out.

Firefox hates 'htm', and can't display it properly. I did find a way to download the whole /src/ directory and display it properly from my HDD...and I'm AMAZED.

Except for the lack of background (which I'm not sure if the original had one or not), it feels like it was pulled from wayback when! Excellent job! Only problem...after Chex, I get an accented capital A. Is this a coding error? or is it my problem.

and @PICT, I'm not sure what things open those. My software allows it, but JPEG would probably help size and compatibility.

That accidental A keeps happening for some reason.  I'm still trying to figure out why.  I'll work on converting the scans to JPEGs later today.

For what you have, celebi, it's impressive!

Thank you.

Darn... My compy won't load it no matter what explorer I use. (FireFox and IE)

Check out the mediafire link I posted.

I think the problem of it not loading is not due to the browser, but rather that hosting service.

I downloaded the whole directory, and it works fine.

Now, celebi23, I feel that I must say that you have won MULTIPLE INTERNETS. That is all.

Thank you.  Again, if anyone is having problems viewing the site, just use the mediafire link that I posted.  I'll post it in the first post as well.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: 75 on November 13, 2009, 06:32:00 PM
Hey, mediafire is looking pretty good!
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2009, 06:32:10 PM
This deserves a pin.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: arch129 on November 13, 2009, 08:21:39 PM
Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Datra on November 13, 2009, 08:41:22 PM
I tip my hat to you celebi. great work, would love to see what else more you do with it. :)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2009, 08:56:01 PM
Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<

What are you talking about? JPEG is very good quality, and a standard used by many. Anything is better than bmp...>_>
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: arch129 on November 13, 2009, 09:01:37 PM
Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<

What are you talking about? JPEG is very good quality, and a standard used by many. Anything is better than bmp...>_>

(http://lbrandy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/jpg_vs_png2.png)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2009, 09:39:28 PM
I never said JPEG was BETTER. I said it's not bad at all, especially for photographs.

And besides, that only happens in MS Paint. :P
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: The Slimeinator on November 14, 2009, 12:03:03 AM
I never said JPEG was BETTER. I said it's not bad at all, especially for photographs.

And besides, that only happens in MS Paint. :P

And Photoshop.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 14, 2009, 12:06:50 AM
I never said JPEG was BETTER. I said it's not bad at all, especially for photographs.

And besides, that only happens in MS Paint. :P

And Photoshop.
Hey, mediafire is looking pretty good!

Glad to hear it.

This deserves a pin.

I'd be honored.

Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<

Thanks.  I'll probably convert them to PNG tonight/tomorrow.

I tip my hat to you celebi. great work, would love to see what else more you do with it. :)


Thank you.  Not much more to do with the site.  Mostly cleaning up some things.

Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<

What are you talking about? JPEG is very good quality, and a standard used by many. Anything is better than bmp...>_>

I never said JPEG was BETTER. I said it's not bad at all, especially for photographs.

And besides, that only happens in MS Paint. :P

I never said JPEG was BETTER. I said it's not bad at all, especially for photographs.

And besides, that only happens in MS Paint. :P

And Photoshop.

Didn't mean to start a war about image formats  ::)

Oh, I also uploaded the site to freewebs.  Seems to behaving a bit better.  Turns out that it was Apple's iDisk storage being a pain.  I do have a limit on the freewebs bandwidth though.  Only 100MB a month  :facepalm  :facepalm  :facepalm

http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/FRAMES.HTM
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 14, 2009, 12:17:20 AM
I never said JPEG was BETTER. I said it's not bad at all, especially for photographs.

And besides, that only happens in MS Paint. :P

And Photoshop.

Not mine!

Anyways...nice site you've got there! ;D
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: The Slimeinator on November 14, 2009, 02:14:14 AM
Pinned. (forgot to do that on my last post)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 14, 2009, 03:10:41 AM
Pinned. (forgot to do that on my last post)

Thank you!  ;D


edit:
Now that I have the majority of the site up & running, time to work on the other documents :D How about the Chex Quest Screen Saver installation instructions & a weird CQ2 readme file (Al doesn't remember where he got that one  ::) ).

Anyways, I'm transcribing them & I'll upload them to the parents info page

edit2: Turns out that Chex Quest 2 readme file was from a fan CD that included CQ2.  So, the only other document of interest is the Chex Quest Screensaver readme & a CQ Screens file that also calls Chex Quest 2 "Chexquest2: Flemoids Take Chextropolis"

One thing about the Chex Quest screensaver readme that really irks me is that there's no mention of the Mac screen saver, even though there is a Mac version.  Heck, I've got it running right now on my iMac G3 700MHz Graphite  ;D

Anyhoo:

Code: [Select]
The Chex«Quest Screen Saver

Minimum System Requirements

-PC platform 486 33 MHz with 8MB RAM (or faster) .
-VGA monitor capable of 256 colors or greater.
-Windows 3.x, NT, or 95.
-Installation instructions.

For Windows 3.x

1. Run the file "INSTALL.EXE" to decompress the files to your hard drive.
2. After installation, select "Desktop" from the control panel program item in the "Main" program manager group
3. Choose your screen saver from "Screen Saver."
4. Close the group by clicking the "OK" button.
5. For best performance, we recommend that you set your monitor to 256 color mode in the monitor control panel.  Each individual graphics card has different settings.

For Windows 95.  Run the file "INSTALL.EXE" to decompress the files to your hard drive.
2. After installation, select "Start->Settings->Control Panel->Display" (from the Start menu) . Choose "Screen Saver."
3. Choose your screen saver from the "Screen Saver" list.
4. Close the group by clicking the "OK" button.
5. For best performance, we recommend that you set your monitor to 256 color mode in the monitor control panel.  Each individual graphics card has different settings.

Windows 95 tip

For a shortcut to access your screen saver control panel, click on the desktop (the background) with your right mouse button and select "Properties" in the pull-down menu that appears.  When the "Properties" window appears, click on the tab at the top called "Screen Saver." Select the screen saver and click the "Apply" button.

Developed by Digital Cafe, Inc., St. Paul, MN
e-mail: info@digitalcafe.com
Visit our World Wide Web site at www.digitalcafe.com

Code: [Select]
CQ Screens



List of Chexquest Screens/Areas

1) LANDING ZONE

2) STORAGE AREA

3) LABORATORY

4) ARBORETUM

5) CAVERNS OF BAZOIK

List of Chexquest2: Flemoids Take Chextropolis Screens/Areas

1) SPACEPORT

2) CINEMA

3) CHEX MUSEUM

4) CITY STREETS

5) SEWERS

I'll upload these to the site tomorrow.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ZeldaGamer00 on November 15, 2009, 11:05:34 PM
Opera (http://www.opera.com/) can View the iDisk hosted version just fine, by the way.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 16, 2009, 09:36:48 AM
Oh, I found the Mac screen saver instructions.  They were in the "Chex«Quest Screen Saver" folder entitled "Read Me"  :facepalm  :facepalm  :facepalm

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Chex«Quest Screen Saver -

A Screen Saver for After DarkÖ, Darkside of the Mac and compatible screen saver engines.

You are about to install the Chex«Quest Screen Saver onto your hard disk. After installation, you'll need to follow these instructions to take advantage of your new screen saver.

System Setup:
1. RAM recommended: 8 megs or greater
2. Monitor Setting recommended: 256 colors (under the Monitor Control Panel)

After Dark Instructions:
1.   Double-click on the file, "CQ Saver Installer" to decompress the files to your hard drive.
2.   Open System Folder
3.   Open Control Panels
4.   Drag the file, "Chex«Quest Screen Saver" (the file you just decompressed) into the folder named "After Dark Files"
5.   Choose "After Dark" from under Control Panels
6.   Configure the screen saver to your liking
7.   Close the After Dark Control Panel

Darkside of the Mac instructions:
1.   Double-click on the file, "CQ Saver Installer" to decompress the files to your hard drive.
2.   Locate your newly-installed files
3. Double-click on "Darkside"
4.   Enter your Name and Information and click the Install button
5. Click Install again
6.   Under File, select "Open Fader" (command-o) and navigate to the "Chex«Quest Screen Saver"
7.   Select the "Chex«Quest Screen Saver" and click "Open"
7.   Under File, select "Fade Now" to see it immediately

*System 7 or greater shortcut:  In the Chex«Quest Screen Saver folder, drag the Chex«Quest Screen Saver icon over the Darkside icon.  After Darkside has launched, press Command-F to view your screensaver immediately.

We recommend that you run the application in 256 colors for best performance. Adjust your color settings in the "Monitors" control panel.  This screen saver displays on a 640x480 pixel stage.  If your screen size is larger than this, the screen saver will be inset by a black border.

Sound volume can be adjusted either in the screen saver control panel, or in the sound manager.

Screen Saver Developed by Digital CafÚ Studios  (www.digitalcafe.com)

After Dark is a registered trademark of Berkeley Systems, Inc. "Darkside of the Mac" is owned by Tom Dowdy.

The weird thing about the Mac Readme is that it has a creation date of 8/16/95. It's older than the rest of the Chex Quest files that I've come across. I'm uploading to the site now


edit: So, I got a response from Dean Hyers (been emailing with him back & forth)

Quote from: dean
Way to go. I'm very impressed that you were able to pull this off. Sorry I wasn't more help, but feel free to call on me in the future if there's anything I might be able to help you with.

Dean

I've also been attempting to recreate the screen saver in Flash.  About time to change my screen saver & thought why not. Taking longer than I thought (haven't done this much animation in Flash in awhile, been mostly focusing on flash-based websites in school, not pure animation). 

I opened the Mac version in a hex editor & saw a ton of references to Macromedia (now Adobe) Director.  So, I emailed Dean seeing if he knew anyone that might still have the screen saver source files.  Probably a loooooooooong shot but, couldn't hurt in asking.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 18, 2009, 10:02:00 AM
Thats what they did most of their work in was Macromedia Director. Remember the thing saying they were planning on using it to create the game? They then switched to DooM engine, but I bet they'd still have the source files. (but they might be stuck in those old files he mentioned)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 19, 2009, 06:18:31 AM
Thats what they did most of their work in was Macromedia Director. Remember the thing saying they were planning on using it to create the game? They then switched to DooM engine, but I bet they'd still have the source files. (but they might be stuck in those old files he mentioned)

Oh yeah, forgot about that.  Well, if he can find the source files for the screen saver, it looks like Director 11.5 can open Director 5 files :D
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 19, 2009, 09:53:29 AM
Hehe, gotta love extreme backwards compatibility...

BTW, what Mac do you have? (been curious)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on November 19, 2009, 10:38:44 AM
Hehe, gotta love extreme backwards compatibility...

BTW, what Mac do you have? (been curious)

I've got a late 2006 MacBook Pro 2.33GHz with 2GB RAM, a 120GB HD and currently running 10.6.1


edit: since the scans prove that there was a Chex Quest 2 into/prelude, it looks like this decscription might be all that is left.  Thanks for thepspumd4 (http://"http://chexquest.org/index.php?action=profile;u=134") for his description of the trailer (http://"http://chexquest.org/index.php?topic=426.msg42392#msg42392").

Quote from: thepspumd
actually,there was One.i distincly rememember it as a kid because i watched it more times then i could count.how ever,it was not a Game intro video.it was a trailer to the game,because of the limited amount of ownership of CD burners at the time, i couldn't burn it to a disk{heck,i installed Windows 95 from 40 3 "5" Floppy discs} It wasn't muich to speak of,but still cool.I'll describe it for you all ,as I'm sure noone will probably ever see this video again.


The scene slows down to a city.The chex warrior returns to the city,and is cheered by fans and everyone as a hero.

The sun sets,and darkness falls over the city.a Police officer notices something green on a banana peel,and throws it down to the ground.

The green liquid seeps off the banana peel,and gently seeps into the sewer. A green Worm flemoid peeks it's head out of the sewer,and havok reaks on the city

The Chex Warrior sees the Flemoid,and runs after it,saying I will zorch you for the last time{how cheesy...}

Then it said"Chex Quest 2,coming soon,the Mission Continues"

so it was never an intro movie,but it was a prelude to the story.

hope this helps!

I may put this up on the website just to kinda fill it out a bit
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: arch129 on November 24, 2009, 04:36:13 PM
When are you going to upload the color scans?
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: 75 on November 24, 2009, 08:40:47 PM
Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<

What are you talking about? JPEG is very good quality, and a standard used by many. Anything is better than bmp...>_>

I here yu ar usin da bump

Anyone else call the .bmp extension as .bump files when they were litte?

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

whoa, I missed the second page, sorry
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: LAZ Trooper on November 24, 2009, 09:55:54 PM
I still pronounce them bmp (no u sound, just bmp). Also gif, mov, avi, etc.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 26, 2009, 01:43:47 PM
I always said "bitmap" once I found thats what they were...
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Replica on December 01, 2009, 10:53:10 AM
Great job on the site celebi!  ^^

Once I finish cleaning up the site, I'll upload the original scans.  To preserve the quality of the images, I scanned them as PICT images.  This caused the total size of all of the scans to be almost 700MB!  :facepalm  I'll convert the images to JPEGS is people want.

How about PNG, anything is better than jpeg...  <<

Yeahs, I also do that.

What are you talking about? JPEG is very good quality, and a standard used by many. Anything is better than bmp...>_>

I here yu ar usin da bump

Anyone else call the .bmp extension as .bump files when they were litte?

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

whoa, I missed the second page, sorry
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on December 05, 2009, 06:14:31 AM
Sorry, been a little late in uploading the original scans.  Been battling the Flu for a bit (not H1N1 thank god  ;D ).  Been resting a lot & haven't been on my laptop much.  I should have then uploaded early next week.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Datra on January 03, 2010, 09:36:23 PM
Does anyone else think it's weird that General Puffer and Breakfaust have an icon but no character bio?
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on January 04, 2010, 01:14:50 AM
Sorry, been a little late in uploading the original scans.  Been battling the Flu for a bit (not H1N1 thank god  ;D ).  Been resting a lot & haven't been on my laptop much.  I should have then uploaded early next week.

Sorry about the delay, again.  My connective tissue disease has been flaring up (think Lupus but not as severe).  Add on top of that battling Bronchitis & a Sinus infection  >:(  :facepalm  I plan on converting the newer scans to jpeg, & then uploading them in a zip file, some point this week. Sorry for the delays  :-\
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 04, 2010, 03:01:39 AM
Battling all that, I'd say take your time XD
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: noob1234 on January 05, 2010, 09:21:31 PM
Battling all that, I'd say take your time XD
QFT
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Lucius on February 23, 2010, 05:17:33 AM
Nice job with that stuff. FYI that was me who recovered the original printouts back in 2006 and scanned them. Sorry about necromancy.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: mob720 on February 25, 2010, 01:06:45 AM
Whahey Lucius! Havent seen you in a while!
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 03, 2010, 04:50:54 AM
Battling all that, I'd say take your time XD

Kinda back.  So, I was put on a new medication (back in August 2009) that helped with my medical condition.  Then in February, my Dad's insurance company took me off his coverage >_< So, two months later (yesterday) I find out that (after battling them for 2 months) I'm covered & can go back on the medication that was helping me ^_^

Anyhoo, I'm back for now.  Been doing some speed runs of Chex Quest 1 & 2 in Boxer 1.0 Alpha (Mac OS X frontend app for DOSBox)  ;D  Haven't played either in a while.  Gonna try & work on the site a bit after watching Doctor Who later today  ;D
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 03, 2010, 06:34:06 PM
Great to hear your in better health!

Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 06, 2010, 04:08:37 AM
Great to hear your in better health!



Thanks!  ;D Finally got around to finishing Chex Quest 2.  I never get tired of these games  :D  ;D  Going to try & clean up the site tomorrow
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 10, 2010, 06:55:35 PM
So, I've been working on the site the last couple of days (cleaning it up, fixing typos, etc) and was wondering something.  Would this fan community want to host my website reconstruction?  Maybe it could be a sub-section like the calendar, gallery and downloads section.  Just a thought  :P  If not, webs.com seems to be working pretty good for now
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 10, 2010, 07:25:03 PM
Webng.com (http://Webng.com) hosts HTML code and all that good stuff as well. Manny ran the CQ Gallery on WebNG for quite a while before he needed to change due to bandwidth requirements.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 10, 2010, 07:38:45 PM
Webng.com (http://Webng.com) hosts HTML code and all that good stuff as well. Manny ran the CQ Gallery on WebNG for quite a while before he needed to change due to bandwidth requirements.

Thanks ;D I'll take a look at that.  Oh & might anyone know how to make the current page link a different color than other links in a menu?  That's the last thing that I need to fix
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 15, 2010, 01:07:07 AM
Does anyone else think it's weird that General Puffer and Breakfaust have an icon but no character bio?

whoops  :facepalm I somehow managed to overlook that.  Just uploaded a fixed version of the BIOS.htm page.  I also worked on a page detailing the background of this project (and giving credit where it is definitely due)  ;D

It should show up soon @ www.chexquest.webs.com/index.htm

If I've forgotten to give anybody credit, please feel free to let me know  :)

edit: the index page is now up
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 15, 2010, 08:39:26 AM
Look great! Good work on that!
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 16, 2010, 05:51:25 PM
Look great! Good work on that!
:) Thanks.  Looks like the printouts that I got has different entries for the BIOS page.  My scanner kinda overlooked that (it only scanned the images on the BIOS page)  :facepalm  I'll put up a link at the top of the present BIOS page that links to the one that I'm working on now  :)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 18, 2010, 12:28:28 AM
Some updated pages:
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/FRAMES.HTM (http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/FRAMES.HTM)
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/download.htm (http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/download.htm)
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/cq2download.htm
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/BIOS.HTM (http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/BIOS.HTM)
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/BIOS_2.htm (http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/BIOS_2.htm)
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/stuff.htm (http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/stuff.htm)
http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/CODE.htm (http://chexquest.webs.com/Emailed/CODE.htm)

I tried to complete the site as best as I could and include the features that I've heard about (Chex« Coupon, Chex« Quest Screensaver, etc.)

It's just about finished :D
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 18, 2010, 09:54:35 AM
on the bios page, there's a code error with the flemoids heading...also, is there supposed to be such huge spaces in between the bios?

Also, I noticed alot of everything was slid over to the side...Is that how it always was?

If it was...have you ever considered making a CQ site revamp? XD
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: LAZ Trooper on April 18, 2010, 11:27:34 AM
I presume the extra A thingy (Chex®) will be fixed?
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 18, 2010, 01:50:49 PM
I presume the extra A thingy (Chex®) will be fixed?

That's not him, that's the encoding on your browser.  Go to the View tab and switch it to Unicode.

Lookin' good, celebi! :)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on April 18, 2010, 02:10:31 PM
on the bios page, there's a code error with the flemoids heading...also, is there supposed to be such huge spaces in between the bios?

Also, I noticed alot of everything was slid over to the side...Is that how it always was?

If it was...have you ever considered making a CQ site revamp? XD

When working on the site, I looked at the printouts.  So, the formatting is the same as the original site

I presume the extra A thingy (Chex®) will be fixed?

Not sure what's causing that problem  :facepalm Can't seem to find the source of it  :facepalm

I presume the extra A thingy (Chex®) will be fixed?

That's not him, that's the encoding on your browser.  Go to the View tab and switch it to Unicode.

Lookin' good, celebi! :)

Huh.  Thanks for the heads up  :)  Is there a way in an html page to switch the encoding automatically?
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 18, 2010, 02:50:52 PM
In Firefox:
View>Character Encoding>Auto-Detect>Universal

Works like a charm now...

Also, just had a thought...

In the FAQ, the first few lines of text are a very classic styled formatting...
maybe if you used the same formatting around the charts, they could be fixed?
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: HyperStandard on September 21, 2010, 04:07:37 AM
Just a suggestion, but if you put <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> in the <head> tag you may fix the issue so people don't have to set the encoding manually. Also maybe putting <!DOCTYPE html> before the <html> tag may help, but I wouldn't swear to it.

Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: zombefIedZeroMegamanTikal on December 19, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
 ^-^wow! really ??? The other day I typed in chexquest.com; It just diverted me to chex.com...
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Whoopenstein on January 20, 2013, 01:24:47 PM
If you go to the download section, I uploaded the original FAQ.HTM and CHEATS.HTM files that I saved from www.chexquest.com in 1997. None of the pictures are there - but if you view the page source, you can match up the images from the scans. All of the images were GIF files and the Chexster GIF was animated. The only thing I'm not sure of was the background image used.
I remember trying to download the video called "Ending Animation" but couldn't figure out where the source was.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on June 20, 2013, 03:35:26 AM
If you go to the download section, I uploaded the original FAQ.HTM and CHEATS.HTM files that I saved from www.chexquest.com in 1997. None of the pictures are there - but if you view the page source, you can match up the images from the scans. All of the images were GIF files and the Chexster GIF was animated. The only thing I'm not sure of was the background image used.
I remember trying to download the video called "Ending Animation" but couldn't figure out where the source was.

I know I've been gone a loooong time (real life got in the way  :P ) but, I'm back now and I'm going to use those pages to help improve the site.  Thank you!  Might you have any other of the pages saved?
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Whoopenstein on July 04, 2013, 11:01:52 PM
I know I've been gone a loooong time (real life got in the way  :P ) but, I'm back now and I'm going to use those pages to help improve the site.  Thank you!  Might you have any other of the pages saved?

I thought I had saved a bunch of the images but the only one I could find was the flemoid alert banner.  That and the FAQ.HTM and CHEATS.HTM pages. That doesn't mean I don't have them somewhere. I have hundreds of CD's and DVD's full of files.

Anyway, I played around with matching up the scanned images, etc with the HTM files and I'm posting it in the downloads section.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on May 11, 2014, 04:35:31 PM
I know I've been gone a loooong time (real life got in the way  :P ) but, I'm back now and I'm going to use those pages to help improve the site.  Thank you!  Might you have any other of the pages saved?

I thought I had saved a bunch of the images but the only one I could find was the flemoid alert banner.  That and the FAQ.HTM and CHEATS.HTM pages. That doesn't mean I don't have them somewhere. I have hundreds of CD's and DVD's full of files.

Anyway, I played around with matching up the scanned images, etc with the HTM files and I'm posting it in the downloads section.

Sorry for the very late respond.  Thank you!  Just let me know if you're able to find any other images :D
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Awesomedude249 on May 27, 2014, 10:23:36 PM
Actually, I have some experience with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and other such programs, and I could potentially turn some of the black and white Flemoids into color Flemoids.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: LAZ Trooper on January 16, 2016, 05:17:35 PM
Going through some old papers I found a couple interesting ones pertaining to the website.

The chexquest.com/src/cheats.htm page:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Certified Flemoid-at-Heart certificate:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
I can provide a higher resolution scan if anybody's interested, but it's pretty much just what I have there, very pixelated.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: darkstone on January 16, 2016, 10:31:57 PM
I would LOVE higher resolution. :)
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: LAZ Trooper on January 17, 2016, 12:58:18 AM
Not really sure what good it'll do you, but here's the full resolution I scanned it at:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Awesomedude249 on January 17, 2016, 03:00:23 PM
Awesomesauce!
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: TrueDude on February 05, 2016, 08:41:58 PM
I can't make out what it says under the "Flemoidus Maximus" bit beyond aka, do you happen to remember what it says?

Also, more importantly, it looks like the site recreation is down for the moment.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: LAZ Trooper on February 07, 2016, 02:13:33 PM
It looks to me like "Meany Greeny".
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Richie on May 12, 2016, 10:01:53 AM
Is there a download of the reconstructed .htm files somewhere in this thread?  The original links aren't working.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: 75 on May 12, 2016, 06:40:02 PM
If I recall correctly webs accounts get "frozen" when they get too many views, I think if you come back in a couple of months you'll find that they're working again (hopefully).
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: celebi23 on July 14, 2016, 07:52:27 PM
Hey guys.  I'm in the process of finding a different host to upload the site to.  I've got all the files still.  Should be up by the end of next week.
Title: Re: May I present my (somewhat complete) reconstruction of www.chexquest.com!
Post by: Awesomedude249 on July 14, 2016, 07:54:22 PM
Hey guys.  I'm in the process of finding a different host to upload the site to.  I've got all the files still.  Should be up by the end of next week.
The previous post contains a large spread of win.