- 24/04/05 :
This? An update? Not really. I would thank Sakura Solo for getting me out my laziness! This update
is dedicated to her, with the addition of her own background section with all her exclusive backgrounds in it.
She also gave me exclusive Sonic 3D backgrounds but they'll come later, when I'll finish to implement Mig 1.4.0 properly,
as well as all the late stuff I've been keeping on my hard disk for ages (ah, funny note, I finally backed up all the stuff I lost recently, thanks god ^^).
- 14/03/05 :
Unfortunately, this ain't an update but bad news. MY HARD DISK DIED THIS WEEK-END !!
It means that I've lost most of the things that have been submitted, except the most recent ones.
So, don't start to whine at me because I didn't include your work on the next update.
Another news, but a better one is the rebuild I planned for the site. I was sick of been forced to
edit HTML pages in plain text, so I decided to install a Mig 1.4.0 gallery (as the one you see on
Art Archive and My wallpapers
page). As I'm a bit lazy, it will more likely take more time than usually needed to do such a thing.
Another good news is the new sprite comic section!
OK, it's in French for the moment, but an English
category is planned too. It means that you'll be able to sumbit sprite comics, too.
Last thing, but you're not concerned about this one if you're not French: I decided to drop
the French version of the site. I was sick of being forced to write things twice, especially the news page.
So, as the site really has a lot of success on English communities more than French ones, only the English version
will be kept.
- 28/10/04 :
OK, don't try to determine the amount of time between this
update and the previous one... (add to that the fact that
I forgot to mention two updates on this English part of
the site). For a website which have been awarded as 'the
biggest contribution' by the Sonic
Site Awards, it looks definitely odd !! (BTW, I would thank
all the persons who voted for me because, actually, TLFZ
has known a boom of visits this year -- and frankly, this
award has woken me up ^^). In fact, you've got only one
part of the update I planned to do. This means that a second
part will come very soon (with a bunch of backgrounds made
by misc. authors). Well, for this first part, you'll have
the opportunity to enjoy 14 new
sheets into the 'Avatars/Invented
characters' section and 16
new ones into the 'Charcters
from the Sonic universe'. By seeing this, I really wonder
why I didn't update early and realize how I may harmed the
sprite comic community... Yes, laziness is definitely not
a quality :P.
- 5/03/04: Some of you
were expecting that one? Me too. And, frankly, I'm hardly
disappointed because it's an update of choice. All that
took me a whole week because I was busy for school and there
was lots of things tu put:
- In the 'avatars'
section, nothing less than 22
new sheets!! Yes, 22 (One of them was from an English
Rabbit sprite sheet)! I just want to thank all the people
on ET6 who helped me hunting missing sheets for TLFZ. Bat
that's not over. Section Has been completely re-thought.
I sorted all the sheets using a sort of alphabetical order
so one can easily find the need sheet imediately, without
having to scroll up and down during hours.
- In the 'Sonic
saga characters' section,
Battle again: Shadow
(Battle) but also Rouge
(Battle, but Sonic Heroes style) (the first Sonic saga
sheet given by an English speaker again :P), les Characters
faces from Sonic Pinball Party and finally a
rare apparition of Tikal in Sonic Pinball Party, those
2 last sheets were ripped by Bruss from the game.
- In the 'objets'
section, actually, I decided to update that section,
being abandoned for months. In fact, Bruss' rips pushed
me to update that section. Here they are: Zone
Items from Sonic Advance 2, Level
thumbs from Sonic Pinball Party, Misc
elements coming from Sonic 3, Direction
indicators from Sonic Battle, Emerl's
data cards in Sonic Battle, Power-ups
from Sonic Advance 2 and finally Name
letters from each character in Sonic Pinball Party.
Doesn't seem like that, but it makes a lot of things.
- In the hoaxes/sprite comic section:
7 new pages, the 71, 72,
and 77 pages (ouf !). The 2 most
remarkable pieces are those coming from Vilain_pabo (in
page 73 with his fake screenshots and really funny jokes)
and Pinoche le mouse (the 2 last pages with his impressive
mage-adventure). They deserve the look... only if you have
some French :P. (you can try but don't complain if you don't
catch a word^^)
- Finally, in the 'backgrounds/scenes'
section with a big new
as I'm now offering a 'Sonic
Battle' section. Inside of it, you'll find scenes from
Training mode, (incorrectly?) ripped by Vilain_pabo (in
fact, not that incorrectly as he used the map viewer tool
efficiently, but he probably ignored Visual Boy Advance
screenshot function -- lol, I bet he watsed his time using
his Alt+Print Scr. key everywhere trying to vainly crop
the images^^;;;), but they're here and that's essential.
We can thank him!. You'll also fiind isometric-3D maps of
Story mode worlds, ripped by Bruss. Yes, him again.
Some of you will probably notice
that the site takes more time displaying on 56K connection (sorry...
but not that much I think). It's due to the fact that I
decided to improve the visual aspect of the site by using
on-off buttons in palette-alpha PNG format (don't blame
me if you don't see them correctly in MSIE, get Mozilla
instead, they look awesome), some nifty transparency effects
in 'avatars' and 'Sonic saga characters' sections (the PCB
background image I use is now transparent -- by chance,
MSIE owners will see it like in its previous opaque form
because I hacked the image a bit with TweakPNG by adding
a bKGd chunk; it sets the background color to blue-green
if transparency is not displayed, and it works under IE^^).
So now, if you want to see the site in its fullest quality,
you'll have to get another browser (Mozilla, Mozilla FireFox
or Opera for example). This said, it doesn't mean that the
site will look like garbage in IE. It will just be less
impressive. Just to show that it's safe to use PNGs in website
now, even if they're transparent. Because there's always
a way to overcome some of Internet Explorer problems with
transparency ;). (and remember that palette PNGs with single-color
transparency -- the ones that imitate GIF -- display perfectly
in IE; so use them instead of GIFs, as file sizes are always
- 27/12/03: Wow! That's so beautiful!
I finally decided to update that f***ing Leaf Forest website!
Applause the little Diox^^. Actually, I experienced some
trouble with the previous update(s) 'cause I forgot, to
my biggest surprise, all the main pages for Blast's background
section, 'avatars' and 'character from the STH saga' sections.
This should be all fixed now, I hope :P. OK, here are all
- In the 'avatars'
section, new sprite sheets:
Neo (Advance) (back, to Néo's request), Mecha
Dark (MD), Mecha
Dark (improved) and Talk.
- In the 'STH
saga characters' section, new sprite sheets
too, only Battle-ish sprites: Sonic
(Sonic Battle), Tails
(Sonic Battle), Knuckles
(Sonic Battle), Chaos
0 (Sonic Battle) made by various sprite artists and
also the Sonic
Advance 2 tiny animals ripped by Bruss. I also
managed myself to re-do the section from A to Z and offer
you a list of sprite sheets classified by category or characters,
instead of accumulating them successively. This is much
easier to look for the needed sprite sheet(s) this way...
- In the hoaxes/sprite comics pages : 5 new pages,
the 66, 67,
and 70 pages.
If you understand French, you'll find those new sprite comics
very nice ;).
- And finally, in the 'backgrounds'
section with broken links into Blast's
beckgrounds section now fixed. And a brand new BG, Sunset
Zone, very nice editing demonstration coming from that red
lynx ;). And the creation of a new backgrounds
section, dedicated to SonicSnake
on which I added his 2 first backgrounds (Excavation Zone
and Green Form Zone), really well done, thinking about the
fact that they seem to be done nearly from scratch ;).
Don't forget to check the previous updates too because of
some technical problems I experienced with my sucking unregistered
and hacked CuteFTP client. Some changes could have become
not noticeable. Sorry for that :P.
- 30/10/03: Wow! My first attempt
to the English version of the site! OK, I've just translated
the main page, the Sonic
saga characters sprite sheets section and a
part of my backgrounds pages (where I've just added
links to fan-made backgrounds, made by some French artists
-- finally). But that's a good begining. Also, I added some
old DPI sprite-sheets in my Sonic saga characters section.
I know you can find the same on some other sites, but the
versions I offer you are color-optimized and feature a transparent
background color (both GIF and PNG versions). In case your
image editor (thinking about MSPaint) doesn't support transparency,
you'll have the same blue (0 0 255) background on all the
sprite sheets. Just to make copy-paste operations easier
and less mechanical. I think you should thank me for that,
shouldn't you ;)?