Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

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Re: DONATION DRIVE for old devices & downloads

Post by Spielraum » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:52 am

Mr Arkadin wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:48 am
I have a great many as you probably already know :)
YEP, thank you very much
...after years without planetZ (to busy) i came back and found your post´s :D
but where are sharc, schromz, peter...
bcm is so FAT and wants to be developed further
many freeware genies are offline at the moment or ever? pleace not!
thx to roy and cwm for steadfastness!!
cheers for the next 20 years
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Re: DONATION DRIVE for old devices & downloads

Post by valis » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:22 am

I have worked a few times on resolving the broken urls but the size of the database has thus far been an issue (the php import does not complete because all forum posts exceeds 200MB). Did some tests last night breaking this into chunks and broke the forums...

However I did fix a few other errors while I was poking about in the webserver itself, so things should feel a bit faster again.

Will report again soon!

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Re: DONATION DRIVE for old devices & downloads

Post by garyb » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:00 am

thank you.

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Re: DONATION DRIVE for old devices & downloads

Post by GordonGekko » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:01 am

+1

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by valis » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:19 am

So to be a bit transparent about what is going on here: any device that has a broken link because it has html embedded in the post should be available at scopeusers.com/Pulsar/files, as only the url has changed as the files were copied to this new server by John Cooper. These are the devices I'm attempting to restore direct access to. I bring this up for another reason though...

There are a lot of other devices which have been purged by some sort of time-out in the database. This is a separate issue.

In this second case, the only way I know of restoring old files is by finding a copy of the original download AND insuring that the original author is still around. Most of these are towards the end of each file area at the bottom of these forums (devices/images/modular/presets/projects/study). The message will contain something like this:
This file has expired and is no longer available here. The owner of the topic can re-upload the file, or post a link to an off-site file. <BR><BR><a name="planetz-tag"></a>Price ($USD): 0<BR> <a name="planetz-tag"></a>Type: Synth<BR> <a name="planetz-tag"></a>Requires: Pulsar<BR> _____________________________________<BR><BR>
If anyone is bored enough and has old archives, feel free to dig out devices that you think are worthwhile and I will restore them. I am also considering editing topics to reflect missing files, once this entire process is finished.

Lastly, I wonder if we could create a list of the most sought after devices that I could publish on the front-end of the site and as a separate thread here? We don't need to be complete, but a link to each device and a brief description seems like it would be helpful to many users, whether it exists presently or not.

Let me know your thoughts =)

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by Liquid EDGE » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:13 am

I’ll happily upload everything I ever downloaded if you want.

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by valis » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:45 pm

If the device wasn't removed by the original author, I'm sure we could resurrect them that way as well. However in some cases that's a difficult thing to tell as well, as in this thread:

http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1572

Most of the oldest devices "Expired" like the above thread don't come from the file pool where I can identify devices.

To clarify that, there are two pools of files on this server. One has files dated between 2003 & 2006 and is separate from the forum's file system (/Pulsar/files/devices/ but will not be browsable to you), and the other lives 'inside' the forums and has files dated between 2008 & the present. About mid 2008 file names switch from easily identifiable uploads ("wave_osc_a_180.zip" & etc) to names like "1067_a1a25ab2cd397efb3609c841be092b22". These are the 'modern' phpbb uploads...and these are also the files that in most cases are the most easily relinked. However again a sed/regex fix on these seemed to completely mess up the older files, which comprise more than half of the physical files on this server's disk.

Sorry it's so confusing, I simply inherited it as is =]

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by petal » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:10 pm

Maybe it would be a better idea to totally rethink the situation and create a "device"-archive from scratch.

It would be easier to find stuff and I'm sure that the lot of us have if not all, most of the devices ever uploaded.

Just a thought :)

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by dante » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 pm

There's a bunch of links to the old www.planetz.com in this Arkadin's free devices article - https://www.scopeusers.com/ScopeRise/is ... a_mast.htm - donno if they can be fixed ?

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by dawman » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 pm

Too much typing to find yet another device not as good as our developers or stock modules.

But I would appreciate a giant well organized bunch of folders with tags for browsing, etc.

Ankyuvarymush....

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by dante » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:19 pm

valis wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:42 pm
All links like this: http://www.planetz.com/Pulsar/files/dev ... um_Rep.dev
Can simply be redone like this: http://www.scopeusers.com/Pulsar/files/ ... um_Rep.dev
ok I’ll do that on that article & chuck it up to the Cloud.

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by valis » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:05 pm

dawman wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Too much typing to find yet another device not as good as our developers or stock modules.

But I would appreciate a giant well organized bunch of folders with tags for browsing, etc.

Ankyuvarymush....
Actually I proposed this idea as well at some point. I know that Dante has done some of this work along with others at ScopeRise, but if we wanted to create a curated list of devices here I'd be willing to even post them on the main page of the site or crosspost to the forums and main page both...or something to that effect. Ie, make things nice and simple to help continue to push usage of our legacy and Xite-ing products :D

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by dante » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:33 am

I notice link to http://www.scopeusers.com/Pulsar/files/ ... %20ADT.mdl displays binary on browser, rather than prompt user for download.

Whereas link to http://www.scopeusers.com/Pulsar/files/ ... _Coder.dev does prompt for download.

Does 'mdl' need to be registered w/ this site as a downloadable file mime type ?

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Re: Old devices & downloads - do you have them?

Post by valis » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:42 pm

mime types are registered, unfortunately some browsers default to their own methods for local files rather than respecting the server published mime types. Firefox for instance works fine, any Chrome derived browser does not as it will call the appropriate OS call when a file type is clicked that doesn't have a built in handler (video files, audio files, flash etc will be handled internally for instance). I had to look this up and found the code where Chromium (codebase for Chrome/new Edge/Vivaldi/Opera/Brave/etc).

So it's quite likely you have .dev setup to be handled by Scope, but not .mdl which makes sense as it's a modular module not a device. Try to associate .mdl with Scope and see if Chrome's behavior changes please, I do not have Chrome installed on my Scope box (nor does it have exposure to the web any longer).

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