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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by sektor2111 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:07 am

How about archives not having ALL packages required by map ? These shouldn't have a warning Flag ? - Please, hunt all known redirects for other requirements...
Also cleaning USELESS packages like MyLevel and so on which no one needs.
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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by Barbie » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:56 pm

Yes, sadly there is no collection of files with good quality: there are often files with different names but same map inside, test maps are listed as regular maps, archives contain crap files not belonging to the map.
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Post by Gustavo6046 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:57 pm

That's really cool!

Nonetheless, I suggest you add some sort of peer-to-peer mechanism to help preserve not only the contents of the archive, but also the frontend itself. I suggest tinkering with IPFS.

I also suggest making it possible to automatically discover and index new files in remote locations, like other forums and websites, and then downloading them into the mirrors.

The frontend website should be able to show files, even if they are present in the backend other than its own, and for this I suggest using Git (likely automated) to assist synchronizing the backends and keeping track of the files and records in the archives.

Just a few thoughts and suggestions. I hope they help you! ^^

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Post by papercoffee » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:33 am

Shrimp wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:16 am
Dunno if this counts as a double post, since the last one was over a month ago... But here we go.
No it's not a double post.
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Post by szuwiusz » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:47 am

I know You say it is not forum etc, but some rating and comment could be usefull as there are tons of stuff, and I already downloaded unplayable crap.

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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by Shrimp » Thu May 07, 2020 8:04 pm

First evolution of a new feature is now live: "Required Files" (Dependencies)

All maps and map packs (skins, models, mutators, voices are currently indexing) have a section at the bottom of each file showing a "Required files" list - which files require which packages and whether or not there is missing content you'll need to be able to use the downloads. There's also a small icon on the content lists with a tick or cross showing if the thing has all its required files. If there's no "Required files" section it just means it only depends on stock content (Unreal Gold, UT99 GOTY, UT2004 ECE)

Aside from being informational, it's perhaps not too useful on its own, but now forms the basis of being able to link files to required content like mods or other content cross-referencing, as well as the ability for us to automatically repackage certain thing with all their included files.
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Post by OjitroC » Thu May 07, 2020 8:34 pm

That is useful - cool colour changes to the site as well :tu:

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Post by EvilGrins » Thu May 07, 2020 9:46 pm

Oh good, because it's frustrating to download something and then when you try to play it... nada but a what's missing message.

By the by, what gametype is "TO" for?
Is there a download on the site for getting the files necessary to run TO maps??
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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by OjitroC » Thu May 07, 2020 10:15 pm

EvilGrins wrote:
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By the by, what gametype is "TO" for?
Is there a download on the site for getting the files necessary to run TO maps??
TO is for Tactical Ops - it's a whole major, different gametype/modification. The files can be found at the usual sites (try dir=GameTypes/TO/ - I'm not sure which is the latest version - you may need to check that out - this might be a good place to start https://www.moddb.com/mods/tacticalops- ... /downloads).

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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by EvilGrins » Tue May 26, 2020 6:06 am

The search part of the site isn't working at the moment, was working fine this morning.
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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by Shrimp » Tue May 26, 2020 10:05 am

EvilGrins wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:06 am
The search part of the site isn't working at the moment, was working fine this morning.
I broke it and fixed it... :loool:
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Post by rjmno1 » Tue May 26, 2020 12:12 pm

This website looks great.
And also the looks and navigation is very good. :gj:

Keep up the good works. :rock:

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Post by TourianTourist » Tue May 26, 2020 12:58 pm

Great work so far!

Would love to have Unreal Tournament 3 in there and a search function for authors.

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Post by Shrimp » Tue May 26, 2020 1:05 pm

TourianTourist wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Would love to have Unreal Tournament 3 in there and a search function for authors.
Perhaps one day I'll spend some time poking at the UE3 package formats, so we can add that stuff.

With regards to authors, you can use the standard search for that too, for example: https://unrealarchive.org/search/index.html?q=EvilGrins
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Re: UnrealArchive.org

Post by TourianTourist » Tue May 26, 2020 1:28 pm

Shrimp wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Perhaps one day I'll spend some time poking at the UE3 package formats, so we can add that stuff.
This would be amazing. UT3 had some really great custom maps and map packs, e.g. the HOLP stuff. There are some real treasures there.
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With regards to authors, you can use the standard search for that too, for example: https://unrealarchive.org/search/index.html?q=EvilGrins
Oh, I didn't know that! Thanks, this will come in handy. :)