Paul's Gruntz Page (old)Paul's Gruntz Page (new) is the absolute best on-line source for Gruntz Custom Levelz and walkthroughz for all 32 Standard Levelz ... and many of the approximately 130 Custom Levelz. Thanks for hosting this great site Paul! There have not been any updatez in the last few yearz, but the walkthroughz alone make it a valuable Gruntz resource.
Monolith's Gruntz Forum has been the place to go for answers to Gruntz question, when you need help in a hurry. Several Custom Level (CL) designers drop by daily, and questions are almost always answered within 24 hours of being asked. This Forum had been completely taken over by SPAMmerz, and none of the old threadz were copied to the new web site. You can view the archived version of this forum using WayBackMachine.
Gruntz - The Journey Home has walkthroughz for the Standard Levelz and the story line for Gruntz, among other things. They have removed their download section but all their Custom Levelz are available to download from this forum. There is a new version "GooRoo's Gruntz - The Journey Home" with all of the Standard Levelz walkthroughz ... with imagez (helpful for those who do not claim English as their primary language). I expect to still be filling in thingz, and tweaking some thingz I have already done for the foreseeable future.
Bjarni's Gruntz Site with walkthroughs for his Custom Levelz (and a couple of others), artwork links to download his CLz, etc. It contains a lot of ad banners though, browse carefully!
Last Edit: Aug 18, 2021 3:16:01 GMT -8 by swietymiki: Crossed out Paul's Gruntz Page
Today I attempted to contact Patty Beauregard, who has the web site "Gruntz - The Journey Home" as a subset of her main web site, regarding her interest in that portion of her web site. Unfortunately, the e-mail address provided on her site is no longer valid. There is a lot of good on that web site, and I would hate to see it just "go away". So I wanted to see if she would allow me to take over the web site on my own (currently unused) web site ... hosting everything myself. If anyone knowz a current e-mail address for Patty, I would appreciate an update, so I can contact her. After over three yearz without an update, and over two yearz before that in which the only update was to remove the download capability, I believe my request would be approved.
P.S. I plan to (try to) visit her main web page, to see if there is a better e-mail address there, for me to contact her.
I received a reply back from Patty, and have permission to use the "Gruntz - The Journey Home" theme on my own web site! So I will be spending several hourz a day for the foreseeable future in generating the web site. One of the thingz I hope to be able to do is to create a "Guest Book" for visitorz to sign, and to have a link to this Forum on the web site.
I have approximately 30% of the web site built on my hard drive, and over half of what is complete has also been tested (by me). There will be about 60 pagez in the first release for BETA testing, and I do not believe the number will increase substantially during the life of the web site. (Some pagez will just get longer ... and longer ... and longer ... as more Gruntz Custom Levelz are created.) I wanted to upload what I already have tested, but no maintenance is allowed, as my account is being moved to a new server. (I was surprised that this Forum has not seemed to be impacted at all ... if anything, loading seemz to be faster!)
The web site will look remarkably like "Gruntz - The Journey Home" ... even to the title page. The difference is simply ... more stuff! When the basicz are done, I will add a master section, with the DEMO version of Gruntz being downloadable, the Gruntz Level Editor and (surprise, surprise) all of the Custom Levelz, as well.
When I first signed up with GoDaddy, I had 2GB of storage available. Before this move to a new server, I was up to 6GB. After the move, I will have 10GB available! So I think it is safe to say that you Designerz may keep your creationz flowing!!!
Please browse around GooRoo's Gruntz - The Journey Home and let me know what still needz to be fixed; what you like about the web site; what you don't like about the web site ... and what browser you are using.
I have discovered that Mozilla (Firefox) does not understand link referencez to a place inside a referenced component ... so some linkz do not take the browser where I intended them to go. For example, each Standard Level containz a SecretLevelTrigger, and I am linking in information about satisfying the requirementz ... and in a few placez providing information about the intended Secret Level. Eventually, I intend to have information about all eight Secret Levelz I have ready to be linked into the Gruntz.REZ file ... and (even more eventually) into the 24 other Secret Levelz, when they exist. So I would like to know if those linkz work in Internet Explorer, NetScape or any of the other Internet browser programz there may be.
I feel I should clarify something about several of the announcement threadz for Custom Levelz released prior to December, 2003. I marked the download entry with the sizez of the filez from Paul's Gruntz Page, and those from my web host. Paul's hosting provider did not recognize WWD as a valid (and safe) file format, to Paul had to 'wrap' the Custom Levelz in ZIP filez. The ZIP self-extractor ran somewhere in excess of 90KB, without anything in it, so filez available from Paul's Gruntz Page are much larger than the simple WWD file format my web host acknowledgez. You may even be getting the original map in those ZIP archivez, while my WWD version may have my 'touch' applied to it; sometimez a correction to a flaw, sometimez just a fix to a graphical flaw ... or the replacement of "Monolith Productions, Inc." with the actual designer's handle.
I have been adding linkz to this Forum's web host of copiez of walk-throughz by IdleAl from Paul's Gruntz Page. I believe all of that material is available from both sourcez ... beltz and suspenderz ... if one site is down, the other may provide the material. Some of the simpler CLz have walk-throughz by IdleAl with imagez added by ... me.
So you have a choice between versionz, and both versionz are safe!