Reddit user starmeromeroheart actually took me up on the offer, and went to the interestingly named convenience store in Champaign, Illinois. He brought along his copy of Star Fox for the SNES for the photo op. Well done, you absolute legend!
MMD maker, SchattenKitsune666, has produce another interesting animation. Not a dance in the traditional sense, but a quick action fight scene between Fox and two different kinds of Krystal: Dinosaur Planet and Adventures.
Created in 2008, and cancelled sometime around 2010, a Max Payne 2 mod featuring a Star Fox story and cast was created by Thomas18. Though nothing remains of the project, the Krystal model and rig created for the game exchanged hands from person to person for years until it was finally publicly released (with the original creator's blessing) on Steam Workshop as a mod for Garry's Mod back in early 2018 by researcher Ben24x7. The rig was later improved in July 2019. Releasing this rig here (again, with permission) has taken me far too long. But now you can find downloads to previous versions and a fully rundown of how this rig came to be and the history of how it moved from person to person on the rig's page, archived for all time!
The rig features basic fur effects and more tactical clothing. It can be used in first person mode with realistic arms and hands. The rig can be used in Garry's Mod, opening it up to be used with many different assets and tools, particularly for animating short films.
If you hadn't heard of the restaurant chain, Krystal is a small-ish chain that primarily operates in the Southern United States. It's claim to fame is its miniature hamburgers and the fact that it is frequently open 24 hours, unlike most fast food restaurants.
Anyway, they've been closing locations recently, and now they've filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. This means they will probably reorganize, but not disappear completely, at least not for a while. That said, if they do, I'm going to see if I can obtain Krystal.com. Frankly, their name is far more interesting than their food. It made me sick almost every time I ate at one of their locations.
YouTube user Lazydragon tried out the recent Gecko code that makes Krystal playable in Star Fox Adventures. He had an... interesting experience.
Multiple-time world champion Smash player, and Star Fox fan, ZeRo, published a video playing the development version of Super Smash Flash 2, which has a playable Krystal character. The Krystal "DLC" is not yet available to the general public, so videos like these, where testers and prominent Smash players are given access to the development version, represent the only footage we have for right now. ZeRo takes the flak of liking Krystal (a long-time advocate of Krystal as a playable character in Ultimate), and explores how Krystal plays. He does well, but has a lot of trouble with Simon Belmont.
In celebration of the Krystal Archive's 14th Anniversary, this is another year-in-review podcast. I quickly go over all the posts of the previous year, followed by a look back at the plans I made for 2019, how well we achieved them (or not), and what is planned for the future.
Thanks for listening!
It's my birthday!
The Krystal Archive has been online for 14 whole years! Yep. 14. Kind of an awkward year to celebrate. Not a cool unlucky number like 13 or a big round number like 15. Oh well, there's always next year.
In 2019, a lot of posts and Krystal stuff happened. WAY too much to cover here. I plan to record a year-in-review podcast episode tonight and hopefully release it too. It's been a while since I did one of these, so it will be a bit rough.
One thing I've been exploring is converting the site from Wordpress to a statically built site. It should make the site much faster and provide opportunities to make things more efficient. Plus, it'll make it quicker to make big project changes like the fanart section. There are some questions to solve about comments and such, however.
Hey! It's 2020! Happy New Year!
2019 was a fantastic year for the site! I want to keep that going. I owe you guys a podcast (which is now basically a yearly podcast), so that's coming soon. Other than that, I'm doing my best to bring you new stories every day. I have some plans for the site as well that will hopefully reintegrate all the old content with the new and modernize all the things!
Anyway, have a great New Year and stay safe out there. I have more to talk about soon.
It's another MMD by ShattenKitsune666! This one is still a work in progress. She posted it unlisted, but gave me permission to post it. The song is Diamond Sky by Elliot Berger.