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Kongming’s Archives – Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Kongming’s Archives is dedicated to Luo Guanzhong’s novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo yanyi), related games (e.g. Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors, Kessen II), and the history behind them. Kongming’s Archives is also a place for you to share your Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel and history work with everyone else in the Sanguo community. Site Menu.

Notice: Archived version of Kongming’s Archives. This page contains out of date information and is stored only for archival purposes (to remember what the site once looked and acted link in months or years past). You should not use links on this page for navigation. If you are looking for the home page, follow this link:

Does anything look odd? I am making major revisions to parts of the two primary style sheets to speed up downloads and future content. These changes may cause pages to look odd in your browser if the old style sheet has been cached. In short, if something looks odd over the next few days just clear your cache.

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Novel and History

Three Kingdoms Novel and History Section
Learn about the history behind the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo)
novel and era along with the Jin and Han Dynasties.

Three Kingdoms Games

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Games Series
Images, avatars, wallpaper, music, and more from Koei’s Romance
of the Three Kingdoms series
: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII.

Dynasty Warriors Games

Dynasty Warriors Game Series
Images, avatars, wallpaper, music, and information from the
DynastyWarriors game series by Koei: DW, DW2, and DW3.

Kessen Games

Kessen Game Series
Images, screenshots, avatars, wallpaper, music, and information
from the Kessen game series by Koei: Kessen, and Kessen 2.

Other Three Kingdoms Games

Other Featured Games
Images, downloads, music, and more for: Fate of the Dragon,
Dragon Throne, Dynasty Tactics, and Destiny of an Emperor.

Scholars of Shen Zhou - Kongming's Archives Online Community

The Scholars of Shen Zhou
Discuss Romance of the Three Kingdoms games, novel and history,
current affairs, world history, and more with other viewers.

Other Featured Items

Other Kongming’s Archives Features
We also feature additional content: avatars (tutorial), officer game
, wallpaper, game music, and links to other great sites.

Coming Soon

Site News

7/28/02 … The front page has been converted to XHTML from HTML and we will now start migrating a large amount of replaceable HTML to CSS. This means the main page and new pages will load faster as work is completed. The sites style sheet will be hidden from 4.x and older browsers soon.

7/22/02 … The Scholars of Shen Zhou is back online and has been restored to the state it was at on 7/8/02. Post and account data from 7/9/02 to 7/22/02 has been lost, I am sad to say, but this problem will be avoided in the future. If you are wondering what happened, or would just like more information, please read this detailed explanation.

7/13/02 … 100,000 original site viewers! This is a very large amount of people for a site that is just over four months old and dedicated to such a specific subject. I am overjoyed that so many people enjoy spending time here. I will continue to work with other authors and participants to bring you new and interesting content. Being a part of this project is reward enough for me.

5/30/02 … You can now get a POP3 account under the domain (in addition to the and domains) from us.

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Game News

7/21/02: Dynasty Warriors 3 – Fierce Warriors is planned for a Japanese release on August 29th, no English version has been announced. Click the link for more information.

6/11/02: Dynasty Tactics, an English version of Sangokushi Senki (by Koei), looks like it may be coming out around September 16th, 2002 for the PlayStation II.

5/29/02: Dynasty Warriors 4 English for the PlayStation2 looks like it may be coming out around March 19, 2003. Odds are this date will change, but it gives you an estimate.

5/23/02: Dynasty Warriors 3 will be coming to the XBox with some new features.

3/31/02: Kessen 3 has been announced for a Japan release. Spring is a possibility.

Site Updates

8/3/02 … Created a reference table for creating Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII GameShark codes to determine the starting skills of created officers (great for people that base their officers off things like role-playing characters). Updated the Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII items page.

8/2/02 … Updated the Dynasty Warriors 3 FAQ to version 1.0.1 (HTML version only). The first hanzi in our link buttons, “Kong3” was incorrect, thank you very much Steven for pointing it out (clear cache to see correction). New wallpaper by Vegetabcool (web site) and spookybanana added to the wallpaper page. Started naming the officers on the Kessen portraits page (hat tip: Kebo). Added some new cheat code guides to the Dynasty Warriors 3 section, updated walkthroughs on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII page, and added a new FAQ to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV page. General site cleanup, thanks go out to everyone that reported issues.

7/29/02 … Snazzed up the Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII avatars by adding frames, drop shadows, and turning faces so they look better in forums.

7/28/02 … The credits page has been completely revised. I am migrating to a new form based email system in an effort to avoid spam and the wretched people that send it to me. An all-new collection of link buttons has been developed for use on your Web page. The new set features nine animated 120x60 buttons and nine static 120x60 buttons (these new buttons replace the old 120x60 collection). The link buttons page has also received a full revision.

7/27/02 … New Eastern Han emperor biographies by Jonathan Wu: Liu Da, Liu Long, Liu Yu, and Liu Zhao. Updated the Dynasty Warriors 3 – Fierce Warriors page with new screenshots and information found on Koei’s Japanese home page.

7/25/02 … New link buttons for The Scholars of Shen Zhou, our online forum.

7/22/02 … Site Menu completely updated and revised. In the novel and history section: new Sanguozhi biography translation by Duke of Goats: Zhu Ran. New full-length Sanguo yanyi biography by Jonathan Wu: Lü Bu.

7/19/02 … Completely revised the Dynasty Warriors 3 portraits page and added a large amount of new high-resolution content. The popup portrait viewer, which now includes Wei Yan, is still available from the menu on the Dynasty Warriors 3 page. Uploaded a complete collection of Kessen portraits (still need names), thanks go out to Kimberly. Today also marked some site cleanup in several sections.

7/18/02 … Some new submitted wallpaper for Dynasty Warriors 3 is online at the wallpaper page. 5 Dynasty Warriors 3 .mp3s have gone online with more to come in the music section.

7/15/02 … New FAQs and guides online for Dynasty Tactics, Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII. FAQs updated for Dynasty Warriors 3. Fixed a broken Dynasty Warriors 2 wallpaper link in the wallpaper section.

7/14/02 … Some submitted content has gone online in several places with more to come over the next few days. I have been away and I am just now getting around to uploading content and replying to e-mail. A new Sanguo yanyi officer biographies section has just gone online with two biographies and more to come. Take a look, and if you have any thoughts please feel free to share them with me.

7/12/02 … Added a collection of Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII ending screenshots. The events section for the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Television series has gone online.

7/8/02 … Introductions for the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, and Shu are now online in the novel and history section. All by Jonathan Wu. They are partial drafts and revisions will be made soon. Take a look.

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