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Postby V-man » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:39 pm

Weeeellll...

Like it was already said, UHARC is only (a very, very powerful) compressor, not a tool to rip games.

But it is no longer command line only, there's WinUHA as well. It's really nice and good - but I still stick to the command line version. And since version 0.6a can (finally!) do sfx-archives, I'm in the process of redoing all my game packs.

On topic: I'm neither a supplier nor a cracker nor an uploader. If I have an ISO and the time to do it, I usually can do rips (I hate crippled games, though and thus ripping means for me to rip it of a CD and not to rip stuff out). I used to love strategy games and have a small collection of old ones, from Dune2 and WarCraft to Dark Reign. I can do a simplistic and very basic site, if you really want to do such a project. Just never count me in to search for webspace, I'd just create stuff and provide you with a simple website.

BTW: I'm one of the abandonware guys; I do this because I love the classics, not because I want to support piracy.

Off topic: I didn't find any category on this board to introduce myself and also none to offer anything. I've been working with 3dsl in the past (Lufo Flausch mailed me an eternity ago!) and used to maintain my own site. Even today some of the reviews on old titles in 3dsl were reviews copied from my first abandonware site (For example bad toys 3d - which is kind of vexing me, because what was copied off was not a real review, but a few-line placeholder and it really sounds like that...).

Nestlesux might still remember me from another board where we suddenly were no longer welcome after the board "went pure" (abandonware).

I saw a topic here asking for help translating reviews to English. Well, I could help with that. But I could also offer better reviews of some games (especially the early ones as I played through most of them). Other than that I have gamepacks that are usually a few KB smaller than those 3dsl has.

And another thing I found to be totally missing: audio tracks. I can offer about 2.5 GB losslessly compressed audio cd music for games like HeXen, Quake, Half-Life and so on.

I also own a few games that 3dsl does not currently link to, like "The hidden below" and a few unofficial mission packs for Quake and so on.

Since I never had any contact to the 3dsl administration after the days when freedrive and i-drive stopped public sharing ages ago (wow! Must have been 1998 or something like that...) except for Lufo, I can only offer here to help with the site again.

Just tell me if you think you can use anything that I offered.

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Postby Scaryfun » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:02 pm

Welcome back V-man! 8)
You were long before I was, heh. Though I think it must've been around 2001 not 1998. ;)

All your offers of help above sound great!
If you can up The Hidden Below somewhere or on my ftp, just pm me.

A few days ago I translated some year 2000 descriptions, only that year and 2001 are yet to be done. Our member Lovely said 2001 was done but never sent me it and I get no response from my pms. I'll post again in the forum topic here and if there's no response again, you can have a go at it, thanks.

A simple site for the strategy section is fine, we can provide a small host webspace for anyone who wants to work on it. We can change the design later to make it similar to other sections or for the year pages you can use the current format if you want.

I look forward to hearing from you some more. :)

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Postby itsme » Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:11 pm

so what now?
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Postby Scaryfun » Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:21 pm

After the initial contact from V-man, I didn't hear from him again. If you're still around buddy, let me know.

Also due to the loss of the former 3dsl webspace, we had to use the other space that we had been planning for Adventure and Strategy Legends sections. We'll have to find a brand new webspace for those. :(
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Postby V-man » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:14 am

Yes, I'm still around - just had no connection to the net for a few days because of a total failure of my system (damn you M$!) and I'll be off for about another week. I'll contact you again then.
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Postby itsme » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:55 pm

so what now...
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Postby 893 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:14 pm

I can help with uploading. My connection is pretty weak (Max upload 13kbs), but I leave my PC on 24/7.

As for the site design problem, just use a free/pre-made template. Theres tons of good templates out there. I might also be able to make logos/banners/small graphic work. Im not the best, but Ill try my best.
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Postby itsme » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:49 pm

Thx for that, but i'm not seing to get this working, where do i get space a site who will do what...

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I can upload

Postby jpaf84 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:40 pm

I can upload some that i have. but i have very little time to come around and upload. but if needed it will be!
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Postby A-mak » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:15 pm

V-man, welcome.

You are into abandonware aye? Ever visit "The AbandonWare Ring" forums?

I used to go on their alot. I always have a spot for abandonware on my hard drive and I love em..


But I also love getting new games and not paying too haha I'm so cheap :P


Welcome V-man, I've already seen you're posts around and find you to be very informative.


To stay on topic:
I dont have much strategy stuff, it would be a small section, might mix it with another genre, like strategy/sports and it could get bigger :P

edit: I just realised I said welcome twice.. owell.
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Postby V-man » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:25 am

@A-mak:

I once was part of the Abandonware Ring with my site. However I don't have the time to keep it running anymore. The last big international community I was in, were the forums at abandonware.org. With some others, I left in a dispute (Nestlesux here at 3dsl tried to circumvent their stupid "new rules" when they "went pure". In my eyes he did so sucessfully, but they were not really happy with that... I think the community died a while later). Currently this is the only games forum which I visit.

Thanks for your compliment! I usually try to help if I can. Well, if anybody wants to start the strategy-section, I'd help with that. But as I already said, I create releases and nothing more. If I had the time, I'd at least try to find the ISOs of the games myself. But meh... It would be best for me, if there was a FTP where I'd download an ISO, rip it properly, compress it, test it out and upload the rip onto the FTP again.

Well, and, uh... Sports is not exactly my favorite computer games section... I'll agree with Churchill there: NO sports! ;)
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Postby jpaf84 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:55 pm

so, shall we organize efforts in this objective or not?
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Postby V-man » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:09 pm

I'd say: Yes. I already described what I'd like to do. So probably we should first start and compile a list of strategy games, add to it more and more and then see if somebody has some of the games. Does somebody disagree with it?
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Postby hfric » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:49 pm

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Postby jpaf84 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:26 pm

here are some games taken from the real time strategy section on the underdogs, by year:

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Herzog Zwei    
   
TechnoSoft   
   
1989   
   
9.07   
   
         
   
Battlemaster    
   
PSS   
   
1991   
   
6.88   
   
         
   
BattleTech 2: The Crescent Hawk's Revenge    
   
Infocom   
   
1991   
   
7.34   
   
         
   
Super Dune 2    
   
Freeware   
   
1994   
   
8.73   
   
         
   
Fight for Fame    
   
Anonymous   
   
1995   
   
7.45   
   
         
   
Metal Marines Master Edition    
   
Mindscape   
   
1995   
   
8.67   
   
         
   
This Means War!    
   
MicroProse   
   
1995   
   
6.39   
   
         
   
War, Inc.    
   
Interactive Magic   
   
1995   
   
7.54   
   
         
   
Gene Wars    
   
Bullfrog   
   
1996   
   
7.52   
   
         
   
M.A.X. (a.k.a. Mechanized Assault & Exploration)    
   
Interplay   
   
1996   
   
9.09   
   
         
   
War Diary    
   
Game Factory   
   
1996   
   
7.45   
   
         
   
War Wind    
   
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)   
   
1996   
   
7.55   
   
         
   
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat    
   
Mindscape   
   
1996   
   
8.68   
   
         
   
Z    
   
Virgin Interactive   
   
1996   
   
8.72   
   
         
   
Dark Colony    
   
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)   
   
1997   
   
7.56   
   
         
   
Earth 2140    
   
Interplay   
   
1997   
   
8.72   
   
         
   
Enemy Nations    
   
Windward Studios   
   
1997   
   
9.02   
   
         
   
Fields of Fire (a.k.a. War Along the Mohawk)    
   
Empire Interactive   
   
1997   
   
7.03   
   
         
   
Final Conflict [1997]    
   
Sound Source Interactive   
   
1997   
   
3.14   
   
         
   
Jurassic War    
   
Digital Dreams Multimedia   
   
1997   
   
7.71   
   
         
   
KKnD Xtreme    
   
Melbourne House   
   
1997   
   
7.52   
   
         
   
Klondike Moon (a.k.a. Luna Ticks)    
   
Terraform Software   
   
1997   
   
6.80   
   
         
   
L.E.D. Wars    
   
IONOS   
   
1997   
   
7.64   
   
         
   
Legal Crime    
   
Byte Enchanters   
   
1997   
   
7.35   
   
         
   
Panic Soldier    
   
Trigger Software   
   
1997   
   
5.66   
   
         
   
Robo Rumble    
   
Interactive Magic   
   
1997   
   
7.44   
   
         
   
Seven Years War    
   
HQ Team   
   
1997   
   
7.54   
   
         
   
Star Command Revolution    
   
GT Interactive   
   
1997   
   
7.34   
   
         
   
Uprising    
   
Studio 3DO   
   
1997   
   
7.72   
   
         
   
Dominant Species    
   
Red Storm Entertainment   
   
1998   
   
6.90   
   
         
   
Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life    
   
Discovery   
   
1998   
   
7.67   
   
         
   
Hesperian Wars    
   
Modern Games   
   
1998   
   
6.50   
   
         
   
KKnD2: Krossfire (a.k.a. Krush, Kill, 'n' Destroy: Krossfire)    
   
Melbourne House   
   
1998   
   
8.66   
   
         
   
Magic & Mayhem    
   
Virgin Interactive   
   
1998   
   
9.01   
   
         
   
Metal Knight    
   
Object Software   
   
1998   
   
7.26   
   
         
   
Rising Lands    
   
Microids   
   
1998   
   
7.76   
   
         
   
Star Command Deluxe    
   
GT Interactive   
   
1998   
   
7.61   
   
         
   
Urban Assault    
   
Microsoft   
   
1998   
   
7.73   
   
         
   
War Wind II: Human Onslaught    
   
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)   
   
1998   
   
7.48   
   
         
   
Warhammer: Dark Omen    
   
Electronic Arts   
   
1998   
   
8.76

Arrakis    
   
Freeware   
   
1999   
   
7.50   
   
         
   
Battle Commander    
   
GeoMind Entertainment   
   
1999   
   
7.43   
   
         
   
Black Moon Chronicles    
   
Cryo Interactive   
   
1999   
   
7.47   
   
         
   
FireFighter    
   
Freeware   
   
1999   
   
7.34   
   
         
   
Rival Realms    
   
Titus   
   
1999   
   
7.63   
   
         
   
Seven Kingdoms II: The Fryhtan Wars    
   
UBI Soft   
   
1999   
   
8.62   
   
         
   
Tanktics    
   
Gremlin   
   
1999   
   
7.49   
   
         
   
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms    
   
GT Interactive   
   
1999   
   
8.65   
   
         
   
Warzone 2100    
   
EIDOS Interactive   
   
1999   
   
8.75   
   
         
   
Diggles: The Myth of Fenris (a.k.a. Wiggles)    
   
Strategy First   
   
2000   
   
8.00   
   
         
   
Homeworld: Cataclysm    
   
Sierra On-Line   
   
2000   
   
7.59   
   
         
   
Metal Fatigue    
   
Take 2 Interactive   
   
2000   
   
8.75   
   
         
   
Sacrifice    
   
Interplay   
   
2000   
   
9.09   
   
         
   
Warlords Battlecry    
   
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)   
   
2000   
   
7.55   
   
         
   
Conquest: Frontier Wars    
   
UBI Soft   
   
2001   
   
7.55   
   
         
   
Earth 2150: Lost Souls    
   
Strategy First   
   
2001   
   
7.58   
   
         
   
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising    
   
Interplay   
   
2001   
   
9.09   
   
         
   
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns    
   
Strategy First   
   
2001   
   
9.04   
   
         
   
Parkan: Iron Strategy    
   
Monte Cristo Multimedia   
   
2001   
   
7.15   
   
         
   
Startopia    
   
EIDOS Interactive   
   
2001   
   
8.76   
   
         
   
Kohan: Ahriman's Gift (a.k.a. Kohan: Battles of Ahriman)    
   
Strategy First   
   
2002   
   
7.54   
   
         
   
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III    
   
Activision   
   
2002   
   
7.74   
   
         
   
Gate 88    
   
Freeware   
   
2005   
   
7.61
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