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The Fortress Archives - 2002 Updates

[2002-Mar-31] Hello World

Put up the basic site content and navigation. Howdy!

[2002-Apr-02] My Hero Recipes

Since others have focused on Marvel heroes, I decided to start with DC. Added hero recipes for Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and the Martian Manhunter to the database. Build that Classic JLA team!

[2002-Apr-04] Darkseid!

The JLA needs someone to square off against, so I've added a Darkseid recipe.

[2002-Apr-07] Marvel!

Added new recipes for Aquaman (to round out the JLA's original lineup), Guy Gardner, and my first Marvel hero, Spider-Man!

[2002-Apr-09] Bunch O' Updates

A bunch of updates today. Added new recipes for Iron Man, Hulk, Cyclops, and Captain Marvel (DC). Added profiles for nine more Freedom Force Heroes to complete that set. Introduced a new pulldown to allow you to choose what list of recipes you would like to see. Minor tweaks (mostly animations, but a few had powers fine-tuned) to all the previous recipes, so you may want to check 'em out.

[2002-Apr-10] Alex's Freedom Fortress!

Rechristened the site, "Alex's Freedom Fortress" and updated all logos, etc.

[2002-Apr-15] New Recipes

New recipes for Captain Atom, Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Sinestro, Professor Zoom, Thor, Ultron, Vision, and Wolverine. Updates to Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Guy Gardner, and Flash. See individual listings for details. Additional alternate skins listed for various heroes.

[2002-Apr-20] Even More New Recipes

New recipes for Amazo, Black Canary,Captain Boomerang, Colossus, Daredevil, Electro, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Kid Flash, and Nightwing. Updates to Batman, Hulk, Iron Man (Microwave mesh support), and Spider-Man. See individual listings for details.

[2002-Apr-24] His Mighty Shield ...

Added new recipes for Captain America (with shield! thanks to JiK), Doomsday, Brainiac 5, and Saturn Girl.

[2002-Apr-28] EZ Danger Room!

Posted my EZ Danger Room tool which allows you to quickly and easily throw together a Danger Room to try out your customs. Want to have 10 Time Masters, 20 Man-bulls, and 30 alien warriors attack you? Now you can have it up and running in seconds. Also posted minor tweaks to Superman, Thor, and Captain Marvel.

[2002-May-01] EZ Danger Room gets custom character support

Updated the EZ Danger Room - now play against custom characters, too!

[2002-May-04] Flying AI added

I've put together a New EZ Danger Room - now custom foes can fly!

[2002-May-10] Huge Recipe Update

Big update today! New recipes for: Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice (Justice League International lives again!), as well as Lightning Lad, Robin, and Ultra Boy. And I haven't forgotten the Marvel fans with new ones for: Black Widow, Human Torch, Magneto, Rogue, Storm, and the Thing. Also, minor updates to Aquaman, Captain Atom, and Captain America.

[2002-May-15] The FF Editor hits!

I'm busy, the Freedom Force Editor is out! Go get it at!!!

[2002-May-17] New EZ Danger Room Update

Now available- EZ Danger Room v1.4! Many new features. Get it now!

[2002-May-18] EZ Danger Room goes Co-Op

Here we go again: Now available- EZ Danger Room v1.5! Co-Op play. Yes, you heard me, multi-player Co-Op Play!

[2002-May-20] Mega Update

Mega-update today! New hero recipes for Beast, Bullseye, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, Lobo, Psylocke, and Sub-Mariner. And for you Titans fans: Cyborg, Deathstroke, Starfire, Tempest, and Troia. I finally get around to posting my long-promised Hero Conversion Tips. Also, minor updates to Amazo, Cyclops, Darkseid, Doomsday, Thor, Ultron, and Wolverine.

[2002-Jun-09] Giant-Size Update

GIANT-SIZE Update! 20 new recipes, heavy on the villains: Apocalypse, Bane, Black Adam, Dr. Doom, Enchantress, Galactus, Juggernaut, Kang, Poison Ivy, Psycho Pirate, and Thanos! From the Crime Syndicate of Amerika: Johnny Quick, Owlman, Power Ring, and Ultraman!

And so the bad guys don't completely take over: Dr. Fate, Dr. Strange, Raven, Superboy, and Azrael-Batman, though he could go either way :)

Plus, minor tweaks to: Aquaman, Beast, Booster Gold, Cyborg, Darkseid, Hulk, Human Torch, Magneto, Martian Manhunter, Psylocke, Superman, Thing, Thor, Troia, and Wonder Woman. And a new Portraits view of the Recipes.

[2002-Jun-21] X-Update

Been extremely busy working on two new FF mod projects, but I do have six new recipes for you all today: Finish off your Classic X-Men team with Archangel, Iceman, and Marvel Girl. Also for the X-fans, Sabretooth and Gambit! Finally, for the DC followers: Mon-El!

Plus, updated the Spider-Man recipe to use Irrational's new "Tangle Beam" power effect and a minor tweak to Captain Atom.

[2002-Jun-22] A little update ...

I've released a couple of more hero recipes which you may soon be seeing in action in a mod near you: Firestorm and Red Tornado! Plus, updated Captain America to use a custom power effect when throwing his shield (supplied by SpiderWolf). I wish we could see more of these custom powers like Thor's Hammer, Batarangs, etc.

[2002-Jun-24] JLA Mod announced

Not a real update, but some news you might find interesting. I have set up a page announcing one of the mods I am working on, now that it's deep into production. Hope you like it! Read all about it on my JLA page.

[2002-Jun-27] FX Fixes

Minor update. Fixed the sound problem on the Spidey's Webs power fx. Also added a sound to Cap's Shield power fx. Finally, updated the Gambit recipe to use the new "Kinetic Card" effect and gave that a sound as well.

Remember to get individual custom fx, you must have:
- The latest version of the hero file for the character
- The fx.dat and sounds.dat files from my Power FX page (look under "Goodies")
- The individual Power fx files (also on my Power FX page)

[2002-Jul-06] Material References

New recipes for Bronze Tiger, Cable, Creeper, Dark Phoenix, Deadshot, Iron Fist, and Power Man. Plus, updates (some are new meshes) to: Amazo, Batman, Captain Atom, Darkseid, Firestorm, Green Lantern (Kyle), Kang, Marvel Girl, Owlman, Sabretooth, Spider-Man, and Ultron.

Also, a handy "Materials and Resistances" chart in the Goodies section.

[2002-Jul-26] HUGE update!

New recipes for the Black Panther, Speedy, and the Silver Surfer.

But you gotta get the new mesh updates! New Meshes for Human Torch, Thor (with hammer power fx), and Vision! Make sure you get the latest Power FX files (in Goodies) too, to experience Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, in action!

Also, minor tweaks to Booster Gold, Brainiac 5, Dark Phoenix, Dr. Doom, Dr. Fate, Dr. Strange, Enchantress, Firestorm, Galactus, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, all Green Lanterns (Hal, John, Guy, and Kyle), Ice, Iceman, Magneto, Marvel Girl, Power Ring, Raven, Red Tornado, Sinestro, Troia, Ultra Boy, and Ultron. (whew!)

[2002-Jul-27] Firestorm mesh

Updated the Firestorm recipe with The Beyonder's great new mesh!.

[2002-Jul-28] Steel Ants

Two new recipes: Ant-Man and Steel ! (make sure you get the Thor's Hammer effect for Steel to use!)

[2002-Jul-29] FF Patch 1.1 is out!

Just a quick note. The long-awaited FF patch (v1.1) is out! Because of some changes, the point values for my recipes will change. Will update these as soon as I can.

[2002-Aug-01] Introcing ... my EZ Power FX

The new EZ Power FX installer is ready! Grab it on the Goodies page and instantly have access to 17 custom power fx created by many talented folks, many of which I have used in my recipes. Including never-before seen fx by Mahu, created for the upcoming JLA mod.

I have also updated various recipes to use these FX and because of the new patch, including: Amazo, Batman, Flash, Flash (Barry), Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Green Lantern (John), Green Lantern (Kyle), Guy Gardner, Hawkeye, Johnny Quick, Kid Flash, Power Ring, Professor Zoom, Speedy, Steel, Superman, Troia, and Wonder Woman.

Note: These power fx should work whether or not you have the patch, but I have not tested it without the patch.

[2002-Aug-24] Mega-Size Update!


Six new recipes: Black Cat, Madame Xanadu, Max Mercury, Nightcrawler, Robin (Dick Grayson), and Shocker.

Plus, a new EZ Power FX installer (v1.1) is now ready! Grab it on the Goodies page to unleash 10 new fx and 3 updates: Batarang Bola, Batarang Edged, Batarang Explosive (updated), Bola, Hamster Dance (don't ask :) ), Red Tornado, Shuriken Explosive (renamed), Snowdrift, Snowstorm, S-Shield Wrap, Teleport BAMF, and Twin Beam Red. I also corrected a problem with Tangle Beam sounds.

And to take advantage of all the new power fx: Updates to Amazo, Batman, Flash, Flash (Barry), Ice, Johnny Quick, Kid Flash, Martian Manhunter, Mon-El, Nightwing, Owlman, Professor Zoom, Red Tornado, Robin, Sinestro, Storm, Superman, Tempest, Ultra Boy, Ultraman, and Vision.

Continuing with updates, I completed all patch-related tweaking, making minor mods to:
Apocalypse, Azrael-Batman, Bane, Black Adam, Black Canary, Black Widow, Booster Gold, Brainiac 5, Bronze Tiger, Bullseye, Captain America, Captain Atom, Captain Boomerang, Captain Marvel, Colossus, Cyclops, Daredevil, Deathstroke, Doomsday, Dr. Strange, Electro, Enchantress, Fire, Galactus, Kang, Lightning Lad, Magneto, Marvel Girl, Raven, Rogue, Spider-Man, Superboy, Thanos, Thing, Thor, and Wolverine. (whew!)

Also, all hero recipe pages have been updated to show the proper prestige point values (the patch affected these a bit).

[2002-Aug-31] The JLA Mod is released!

AT LAST, the JLA Mod is officially released! This first installment includes issues #1 through #3 and is designed to introduce you to the major characters. More issues to follow. Grab it now on the Goodies page!

[2002-Sep-21] EZ Power FX big update!

Seven (7) new recipes for Elongated Man, Flash (Jay), Hawkgirl, Maggott, Mr. Fantastic, Plastic Man, and Steppenwolf. Plus updates to: Batman, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Daredevil, Dark Phoenix, Darkseid (new mesh!), Green Arrow (new mesh!), Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Martian Manhunter (new mesh!), Owlman, and Speedy.

I've also updated many of the skin and mesh links on my recipes to make it easier for you to get what you're looking for.

Last (but certainly not least!), a new EZ Power FX installer (v1.2) is now available! Grab it on the Goodies page to get a hold of a truckload of new fx, bringing the total number up from 32 to 109! Yes, you heard me, 109! Special thanks to Captain Uncular for doing the heavy lifting on this update!

[2002-Sep-22] Introducing ... Joe's Newstand

Introducing a new section here at the 'ol Freedom Fortress: Joe's Newstand, where you can find out what's going on in the wild and crazy Freedom Force community. The reporting is contibuted by J. Gregory, aka shadojak, (who had been posting them as "Daily Bugles" on the FF forums). You can expect updates every week or so.

[2002-Sep-24] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Sep-26] JLA #4

JLA Mod Issue #4 is now available. Click on the Goodies page to get it while it's hot!

[2002-Sep-27] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-01] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-04] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-06] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-08] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-11] Joe's Newstand Update

FF News update at Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-12] Joe's Newstand Update

There's so much going on, that we just had to rush out another issue of Joe's Newstand!

[2002-Oct-14] Joe's Newstand Update

Yes, it's time for another edition of Joe's Newstand. Check it out!

[2002-Oct-18] Joe's Newstand Update

The latest edition of Joe's Newstand arrives at Alex's Freedom Fortress. get your update on the world of FF now!

[2002-Oct-19] Back to Recipes

Nine new recipes posted today: Captain Mar-vell, Elektra, Firestar, Green Lantern (Alan), Justice, Metamorpho, Power Girl, She-Hulk, and Zauriel! Also, updates to: Blue Beetle, Dr. Fate, Green Lanterns (Hal, John, Kyle, and Guy), Iron Man, Power Ring, Sinestro, and Wonder Woman. 

[2002-Oct-21] Joe's Newstand Update

Yes, it's time for another edition of Joe's Newstand. Pick your copy up now!

[2002-Oct-22] New EZ FX: 100+!

Thanks to Captain Uncular's efforts, we have 100+ more EZ FX ! Go to Goodies to get 'em!

[2002-Oct-23] Joe's Newstand Update

Yes, it's time for another edition of Joe's Newstand. Check it out!

[2002-Oct-25] Awards!

Here at the ol' Freedom Fortress, we've been lucky enough to have been awarded two of the coveted Golden Skinny Awards!

Obviously, the "Best Modder" award for the JLA Mod is a joint award, for which I am grateful to the contributions of Mahu, Firestorm, Beyonder, The Gryphon, Captain Uncular, Uncredible Duke, Four-Eyed Avenger, The Voice Of Reason, Viking, KennX, D.Boon's Ghost, JiK, and TripleH. Thanks again everyone!

[2002-Oct-27] Joe's Newstand Update

The latest issue of Joe's Newstand is now online.

[2002-Oct-29] Joe's Newstand Update

Catch up on the latest FF community news! The latest issue of Joe's Newstand is now online.

[2002-Nov-01] Joe's Newstand Update and FF Center No More!

Yes, it's time for another edition of Joe's Newstand. Pick your copy up now!

NOTE #1: With the recent demise of (and the Skindex site that was hosted by them as well), some of my skins/mesh links may no longer be working. I am aware of this and will work to update them as soon as I can. (no need to email me and tell me my link doesn't work, 'cause it does, there's just nothing to link to! :<) )

NOTE #2: The original Skindex is still online at:

[2002-Nov-08] Joe's Newstand Update

Get the latest info on the FF community with the latest Joe's Newstand. Available now!

[2002-Dec-01] EZ Hero !!

The ol' Freedom Fortress ushers in a new month with our latest "EZ" gadget for Freedom Force -- the EZ Hero utility. Use it to instantly switch the mesh on your hero file. No fuss, no muss! Get it on the "Goodies" page!

[2002-Dec-14] JLA #5 !!!

"Darkness falls as the forces of Apokolips unleash the real onslaught. The League makes a last desperate stand. But will it be enough?" - JLA: PAWNS OF DARKNESS - PART V

Yes, the much-delayed JLA Mod Issue #5 is now available for download at Alex's Freedom Fortress!

This is the mission I envisioned when I first saw what FF Edit could do. It's gotten rave reviews in its short beta release and now you can check it out for yourself on the Goodies page!

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