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Nintendo have announced that in early April 2024, online play and other functionality that uses online communication will end for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. This also includes online co-operative play, internet rankings, and data distribution.
Nintendo state that a specific end date and time will be announced at a later date, however also note that if an event occurs which would make it difficult to continue online services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U they may have to discontinue services earlier than planned.
Nintendo do however state that it will still be possible to use Pokemon Bank but that online services for that may also end at some point in the future.
So really to sum up the writing is on the wall for 20+ years of backwards compatibility for Pokemon Games.
I'm sure many people have migrated their collections, however I certainly plan to migrate one of each Gen 3 event Pokemon we have managed to obtain over the years. Many past Pokemon Event Distributions are available in our Pokemon Content Download Forum for anyone wishing to distribute some of their own past events today in 2023.
Source: Announcement of Discontinuation of Online Services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software
Its the end of an era, Microsoft have announced that the Xbox 360 Marketplace will close on July 29th, 2024. This means that it will no longer be possible to purchase games or DLC on the Xbox 360.
It is estimated that around 220 digital only games will disappear when the Xbox 360 Marketplace closes, presuming any games that are backwards compatible on the Xbox One / Series are still available to purchase on newer consoles.
Digiex has hosted a lot of Xbox 360 demos and arcade games for well over 15 years now, including some popular early releases before wide availability on Xbox Live, including the Resident Evil 5 Demo, Left 4 Dead Demo, and the Duke Nukem Forever Demo.
Of course we have have a vast collection of Xbox 360 Content built up over the years by like minded people who found Digiex and helped to contribute.
Efforts have been underway for several years now to preserve all the content on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, not just the demos and arcade games. Between myself and a few other like minded people we estimate that vast majority of content has already been preserved, both by pooling our existing collections and a little trickery to download some already delisted content that still exists on the servers. So fear not, once the Marketplace closes for good this major part of gaming history will not be list for good, some way will be found to make this archive accessible to all.
Microsoft do state it will be possible to play and re-download previously purchased content and that Xbox Live support will continue for now on the Xbox 360, so its nice that one of my favourite consoles will still live on for now.
It's only March, however it might as well be Christmas again for fans of Pokemon Gen 3 events as Goppier & @UndeadxReality have recreated and released all Gen 3 Pokemon GBA event distributions!
Just let that sink in for a second... ALL Gen 3 Pokemon GBA event distributions, including the PCNY distributions, which is a lot of Pokemon as i'm sure you all know!
All of these distributions are based off of the Aura Mew distribution rom... so yes these are rom hacks! However these ROMs are modified to distribute the Pokémon as close to the original as possible (There are some exceptions to this, some of these events weren't preserved in large enough quantities, some weren't preserved in gen 3 format, and some weren't preserved at all so we had to take our best guesses to emulate the event). As with our holiday release, the distribution falls in to 2 categories; (ENG), and (JPN).
(ENG) This format of the distribution rom which contains 5 regions within the multiboot files (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish). Most of these distributions appeared only in the USA, however we modified the multiboot software to set the language flag to English, that way you can still receive a legal event Pokémon regardless if your game is English or not!
(JPN) This format of the distribution rom was modified to only support the Japanese versions of the game. The multiboot software was also edited with Japanese text to simulate what the unpreserved event distribution ROMs would look like!
Download: View the Every Gen 3 Distribution Recreated release page to learn more about this project and watch a very detailed video showcasing how all the Pokemon Gen 3 event distributions we're accurately re-created based on the...
It might only be December 18th, however Christmas wishes have come true early this year!
After Christmas 2021 was absent of any new Pokemon Distributions, Goppier & UndeadxReality have released some fantastic user created distributions for the Gen 3 GBA Pokemon games, just in time for Christmas 2022.
These have been created by reverse engineering the official Gen 3 Pokemon GBA Distributions we preserved and released over a number of years here at Digiex.
The custom user made distributions released today cover the following events:
10 ANIV Celebi (NON-JP)
The 10 ANIV Celebi was distributed as part of the Journey Across America event in 2006, celebrating 10 years of Pokemon.
WISHMKR Jirachi (NON-JP)
The Wishmaker Jirachi was distributed on the American Pokemon Colosseum Bonus Disc, however you can now also distribute it from a GBA. If you are lucky you might also get a shiny Jirachi!
Misturin Celebi (JP Only):
The Misturin Celebi was distributed at locations for the Pokémon Jungle Tour. It was also distributed at the Pokémon Summer Tour Sapporo at the Sunpiazza from August 3 to 9, 2006 and at the Pokémon Summer Tour Fukuoka at the West Japan General Exhibition Center.
Tanbata 2006 Jirachi (JP Only)
The Tanbata 2006 Jirachi was distributed in celebration of the Japanese star festival Tanabata.
Needless to say this is an amazing effort by Goppier & UndeadxReality to faithfully re-create these distributions, people playing the Gen 3 GBA Pokemon games almost two decades later can now enjoy these events from the past and distribute their own unique event Pokemon.
Download: View the Gen 3 Mythical Holiday release page to download these distributions and learn more about them.
I'd like to personally thank Goppier & UndeadxReality all their hard work put in to faithfully re-creating these event...
Sadly Epic have announced they are turning off online services and servers for some older games, this includes UT 99, UT 2003 and UT 2004. For the Unreal Tournament (UT) games this is essentially the master server that lists all the available servers you can join from within the games menu.
As PC gaming was pretty open back then you can still join local network games or internet games via a direct IP connection, regardless of if Epic's servers are online or not.
Digiex has kept the Digiex UT 2004 Server online for pretty much the last 15 years now (how time flies!) which you can join via a direct IP connection.
However, if you wish to easily find other servers to play in then all is not lost, their is a community run Master Server for Unreal Tournament 2004 by OpenSpy that you can easily switch over to using, this will allow the in game server browser to display any server which has also moved over to using OpenSpy.
To switch over to OpenSpy all you have to do is edit the master server address in the UT2004.ini file, I've posted a mini tutorial showing how to do this: Unreal Tournament 2004 Internet Play Fix - How To Update The Master Server.
So anyone who wants to can keep enjoying UT online play for years to come. The internet might disagree, however I still think Unreal Tournament is better than Fortnite!
We have had the current Digiex server a long time and have recently started plans to migrate to a new server, which we hope to serve us well over the coming years.
At the moment we are currently in the process of moving the various Virtual Machines (VM's) that Digiex runs on to the new server.
At present the download VM, along with all the Digiex downloads which are not forum attachments are currently been moved. Therefore, any large downloads which are served from download.digiex.net will be offline for the next day or so, anything small attached to a forum post can still be downloaded as normal.
Most people will probably not notice any different, however please bear with us and everything will be moved over shortly.
The main website will be moved at a later date, which will result in a little downtime.
Update Dec 3rd 8:50am GMT: download.digiex.net is back online on the new server, any connection issues will now be related to the time it takes for your ISP to propagate dns changes.
Update Dec 10th 10:30pm GMT: The main digiex.net website is back online on the new server, any connection issues will now be related to the time it takes for your ISP to propagate dns changes.
Game in the UK are allowing people to register online via email to receive a code for the Shiny Eternatus Distribution on Pokémon Sword / Shield, no need to visit an actual Game store to receive one.
Based on past experiences this should also mean people outside the UK are able to receive a code, hopefully opening up the availability of this rare shiny legendary to Pokemon trainers around the world.
Based on past Game distributions this shouldn't be locked to just people in the UK, however if you have a generic email such as an @gmail.com or @outlook.com it wouldn't hurt to use these.
Shiny Eternatus will arrive in your game at Lv. 100 with a Timid Nature and the Pressure Ability. It’ll know the moves Dynamax Cannon, Eternabeam, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower.
To obtain a code for the Shiny Eternatus Distribution simply register you email address here on the Game UK website. Game will email codes on Fridays and Mondays, while supplies last.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2, the game responsible for myself and @Nimrod meeting and eventually founding Digiex is currently free on Good Old Games (GoG) for the approx. the next 52 hours from the time of this post.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a 1998 platform game produced by Epic, who are better known for the Unreal Engine and Fortnite games these days. The game is a 2D side-scroller that incorporates elements of shooting and platforming. The player must venture through a series of levels populated with enemies and environmental hazards that may hinder the player's progress.
Where Jazz Jackrabbit 2 really comes in to its own is the multiplayer. Multiplayer features five game modes, Cooperative (where players work together in the game's single player campaign), Battle (which is basically Deathmatch), Race (in which the first to complete all laps wins), Treasure Hunt (in which the first to collect 100 diamonds and find the exit wins the match) and Capture the Flag.
The game also includes a level editor, allowing anyone to create custom levels for the game with little knowledge required to master the basics and get started.
Trivia: Digiex has hosted the list.jazzjackrabbit.net list server for almost the last two decades, allowing multiplayer games to be found from within the in-game list, without patching the game to use an alternate server.
To conclude if you have any interest in 2D platformer games like Sonic or Mario, it's well worth checking out Jazz. The online community is still active today, 24 years after the release of Jazz 2.
Claim: Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on Good Old Games (Includes the The Secret Files & Christmas Chronicles Expansion Packs)
Discord: Jazz Jackrabbit Community Discord
Goppier and @UndeadxReality have released a set of custom mystery gift event distributions for the Gen 3 Pokemon games on the GBA. The attention to detail of these distributions is really impressive.
The following mystery gift events are capable of been distributed:
Old Sea Map
FireRed and LeafGreen:
All 6 Wish Egg Pokémon (Chansey, Drowzee, Exeggcute, Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, and Lickitung)
Head over to the release thread: Custom Mystery Gift Events GBA to learn more and try these distributions out for yourself.
A Shiny Clefairy mystery gift event distribution is now live for Pokémon Sword / Shield owners, this is in honour of the Pokémon Championships Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Phillipines.
The Clefairy is based on the one used by the winner of the 2021 Pokémon Asia Players Cup, Jirawiwat Thitasiri and has the moves Protect, Helping Hand, Follow Me and Icy Wind, along with 5 perfect IV's.
Redeem via mystery gift with the code: APC2021CHAMP - be quick however, the code will expire sometime on June 19th.
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