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A Small Effort to 'Save' the VW Archives
Greetings.

I have (perhaps with misplaced zeal) begun to save the contents of the VW Archives and upload them elsewhere, just in case.  ETC by myself: a long, long time.

Mainly, I'm downloading the files, adding a readme if required, and zipping them up.

Now, my account at Swooh may only hold 100 MB worth of stuff, and I sense it will ultimately be insufficient for the task.  Not to mention the admins of Swooh may not be too thrilled about the potential bandwidth usage.

So I guess I'm just asking for any help that can be spared.

Of course, if there is already a plan in the works to transfer the VW Archives to somewhere else, please do tell.  It may very well be that my efforts are unnecessary.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. / But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

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Offline Hippo

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They've been transfered (or are ready to) to the HLP archives. I belive its already been backed up, and they're just waiting for VW to go down before putting theirs up. Nonetheless, its already taken care of...
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A Small Effort to 'Save' the VW Archives
Ah, excellent.  So my efforts are not required.  :yes:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. / But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

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Offline Night Hammer

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Good thinkin though :nod:
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I downloaded all of those files to my local hard drive a few days ago thinking the same thing. Just in case they will be safe with me.

 

Offline IceFire

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Originally posted by Hippo
They've been transfered (or are ready to) to the HLP archives. I belive its already been backed up, and they're just waiting for VW to go down before putting theirs up. Nonetheless, its already taken care of...

They have? :)

Even I didn't know.
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Offline Goober5000

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:wtf:

No; no they have not.  Last update was that the admins were still working on an FTP solution.  Since they haven't solved that problem, nothing has been backed up yet.

But even if they have a backup, it never hurts to make another one.  I'd help, but I'm in the midst of moving back to college and have sporadic internet access. :blah:

 

Offline Hippo

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I thought Steak said they had them backed up, and are waiting for an FTP solution before uploading... I'll look into it then...
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Guess I'll keep '.vp' packaging and zipping up the stuff then.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. / But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

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Offline Styxx

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We couldn't get a full backup, unfortunately. If anyone manages to get one, with uncorrupted files, please let us know and we'll integrate them to the HLP2.0 database.

:)
Probably away. Contact through email.

 

Offline Hippo

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why couldn't you might i ask?
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Offline Styxx

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IceFire couldn't get FTP access to the server where the files are actually stored in order to download a full backup, and many of the files were corrupted when trying to download them from the Archives...
Probably away. Contact through email.

 

Offline Hippo

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aaaahh...
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Yeah, I've found that out too.

I've been slowly going down the FS2 missions list in the Archives and (aside from the ones which are listed as missing) a small number of the .zip files that can be downloaded no longer function properly.

I have some of the missions stuffed into my Swooh account right now.  How much trouble would it take to transfer them to HLP?
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. / But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Looking for a 4-player version of the main FS2 campaign?  Go here.

 

Offline Styxx

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Our idea was to make a script to transfer the stuff directly from the VW Archives database to the HLP database, but since we don't have full access to VW, the items would have to be added manually...
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Hey, if u need all the files I have them on my machine. Juat tell me where to send it to.

 

Offline Xelion

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I gather you got a backup of the VWBB forums??

 
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Originally posted by Xelion
I gather you got a backup of the VWBB forums??


No, sorry. I wish I did.
By the way whoever needs those files from VW archives to post them on here just let me know sometime. I have also saved each download page with the exception of the campaigns section because we all know that just file names without a description can get confusing.

 

Offline Xelion

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sorry, my question was aimed at the VW staff....so?

 

Offline Hippo

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I doubt they did, since they were hacked right after the announcement was made... Some people saw a message posted under Remora's account, (not I) and others saw a huge logo... (I)... The database was apparently removed when it was hacked...
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