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Please don't host levels w/o auto-download links

Post by WarAdvocat » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:19 pm

It's not hard to add them - and the level maker should have inserted them in the first place. Let's not encourage this kind of sloppiness.

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At the very least you can insert the autolink yourself.
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Post by Foil » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:34 pm

If you're referring to my server running Hatseput's \"Sombréfrost\", I didn't know the level didn't have auto-download links.

(Auto-download links added.)
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Post by BUBBALOU » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:09 am

Not to mention hosting levels with broken links

or email addresses as links...um hello

I seem to have a better workout dodging your stupidity than attempting to grasp the weight of your intelligence.
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Post by Duper » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:40 pm

newer levers, sure; but were older levels are concerned, links WILL break. sites disappear. Like I made a couple that Zappa used to host. That's LONG gone. There are many level builders no longer active so updating the links within the game files will be a bit daunting.

Question. Will changing the auto load links make game files incompatible? Can server hosts host the levels as well?
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Post by WarAdvocat » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:26 pm

that's a good question Duper - and you make some good points - Unfortunately I don't have an answer.

Foil yours was the straw that broke the camel's back - but there were at least 2 others in the preceding couple days that came up. The one with the email was one of them, and there was another with no links...

Then there are the ones where no auto download links work, yeah =)
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Post by d3jake » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:56 pm

Duper, no, it won't make them non-compatible, provided that's all you change.
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Post by BUBBALOU » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:12 pm

Some of the great folks over at Server Ops have adjusted almost all of the old popular levels with new links, and recommended those running said levels update to the new ones for a better experience for all.

But not every server op has updated to these said files

these files would only include links to the following servers for auto downloads

http://d3.koolbear.com/dl/xxxxx.zip
http://www.descent3fischlein.de/levels/xxxxx.zip
http://www.dfiles.de/download/d3/missions/xxxxx.zip
http://www.descentforum.net/missions/xxxxx.zip
ftp://ftp.pooterman.com/descent3/levels/xxxxx.zip

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Post by WillyP » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:54 pm

Sombrefrost is also available at http://www.prepare4descent.net/d3/missi ... t/scat.zip

I inserted this before I moved it from his DescentiaPedia page, apparently Foil had grabbed it before I did so.

Two questions, though,
1) Does the link require 'http://' or will it work without? (I added both just in case)
2) Will it work if the level is in a rar? I am guessing not so I put it in a zip.

BTW, anyone is welcome to use DescentiaPedia to host a level page, put some screenies in the zip with the level and use the file upload feature, then let me know and I will extract and move so you can use the screenies on your DescentiaPedia page. For Beta testing a level or mod you can just use the file upload and pass the link to those you want in on the beta.
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Post by Do_Checkor » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:47 pm

I will fix all ~900 missions in january 2008 again. If I didn't can you please gimme a nudge?

On any questions please lemme know...
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Post by Do_Checkor » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:54 am

working on this now...
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Post by d3jake » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:21 am

Is there a thread somewhere where we can post levels that we find without links? on DF.de maybe?
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Post by Do_Checkor » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:52 am

Yes sure! The right place would be in the players embassy section of the ServerOps forum over at : http://www.descentforum.net/ServerOps

Please make sure you include the exact Mission name and Server name this occurs for.

The fix is ready now and currently beeing tested. I will release it later today if there have not been any reports about problems and pass it to the serverops.
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Post by d3jake » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:15 pm

Ah, thanks allot Checkor!
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Post by Do_Checkor » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:23 pm

A fix for 704 missions by a 255 KB file has been released today. I'd like to encourage all server operators to read this thread and install the fix:

http://www.descentforum.net/ServerOps/v ... .php?t=492

This fix is ONLY for D3 ServerOps (including occasional game hosters) but not for players (as it makes no sense at all for them).

Thanks for your interest...
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