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  1. The_Bob

    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    As of today, I'm officially in charge of the download section.

    That is to say, form now on I'm handling all the matters associated with the download list, so let me know if:

    - you think something needs changing/fixing.
    - you have an idea how to make the dl section better.
    - you can provide otherwise missing information on some of the files.
    - you're the author of some file here, but your name is not on the list.
    - there's a misplaced file/broken link/description error
    - there's a an update availiable for a file on the list
    - there's a file that needs to be put on the download list.
    - the above also includes files posted on this forum but not on the list - let me know about them !

    As for submitting files, while a link alone is sufficient, this is what I'd rather have you send me:

    - link to the file (rapidshare or whatever)
    - the proper name of whatever you're sending me
    - a short description
    - authorship info (if you're not the one who made it)
    - a link to the info thread (here or wherever it was released)

    Take a look at the current download list to see what I mean by these.

    I'd be best if all relevant feedback was put in this thread, to keep a record of what was put up and when, also providing a backup list of file links should the dl section go down. PMs and emails are fine too.
     
  2. Anonymous

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    The official 1070 patch and wallpapers are still using rapidshare links.
     
  3. rroyo

    rroyo Active Member

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    Including updates on hacks and patches?
     
  4. The_Bob

    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    Yup. Links to previous official Arcanum patches are wellcome. Actually, anything troika-related is quite wellcome.

    As for previous versions of hacks and patches - has anyone got the 'old' version of Chris Beddoes' Hard-Arcanum ? The 'unpolished' one ?

    edit:
    just updated:
    Arcanum Bonus:
    Arcanum Theme pack
    Arcanum wallpaper set
    Screensaver 2
    Archived patches:
    Arcanum_en_1064_1070.exe
     
  5. Anonymous

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    One more thing. You'd better mirror my stuff on the main site, since I'm not keeping old versions.
     
  6. Hans Maulwurf

    Hans Maulwurf New Member

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    I just discovered something new on my Arcanum disk: The Spanish Arcanum manual including pictures as a .pdf file (luckily the game itself is in English, since my Spanisch is probably not good enough).
    Probably not that much use to most people here, but since T-A keeps everything Arcanum related, it should probably be added.

    Rapidshare Link
     
  7. The_Bob

    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    Ok, did that.

    I'll update the remaining wallpaper pack and upload the spanish maunal as soon as rapidshare quits telling me to wait 120 minutes.


    The first arcanum screensaver is missing, the rapidshare link is down. Can someone supply a working link ?
    nvm, I found it on the Polish site.

    Another thing, what about hosting the demo version of Arcanum ? Or putting it up as an external link ? Any thoughts on this ?
     
  8. rroyo

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    Since TA is collecting all things Troika - I'd say host it.
     
  9. Dark Elf

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    Host it - such is our policy. If it's got ANYTHING to do with Troika, it goes to the download section, even if it's Jason Anderson's nail clippings in digitalized form.
     
  10. The_Bob

    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll upload it whenever I find the time then - I've just realized it takes a while to flush a 255MB demo down a 48kB pipe. Around 90 mins with good wind, and that's if I won't get disconnected for this long.

    What about other Troika games, their patches/demos, should I consider eventually uploading them or is the space on the server a limiting factor here ? Or maybe a rule against hosting too many big files ?

    edit: Well, putting large files on the server is no longer an issue, I've found a convnient way to do this without clogging my internet pipe.
     
  11. Dark Elf

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    If you need help with uploading, gimme a notice. I'm happy as long as you do the coding. :)
     
  12. The_Bob

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    Ok, Arcanum demo is on the list, just below the manual.

    I've also uploaded more Bloodlines patches, with descriptions.
     
  13. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    Is there a simpler download section available?
     
  14. The_Bob

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    Soon there will be. Right now I'm too lazy to get started on it, so I'm just filling gaps and gathering stuff.

    edit: BTW it would help if you listed whatever it is that you find confusing about the current dl section.
     
  15. Arthgon

    Arthgon Well-Known Member

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    What is the safest and the best way to upload downloads for this site?, because I don't want that people get on my computer. Also these are the things that I want to Upload:

    1. Secret Doors Scripts and Dialog - Now the PC can find Secret Doors if his/her's Perception is good enough!

    2. The twelve items from Fallout for Arcanum - See the topic about these items.(What is the right size for the stimx?)
     
  16. papa_dog_1999

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    A link here to the thread would be nice. Just sayin'.
     
  17. The_Bob

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    I suggest you make an account here: http://www.fileden.com/, upload your files and post the links here. There's a 50MB file limit there, if you've got something bigger - upload it on rapidshare.

    That way, people will be able to download these both from T-A and your account there - if I mess up and the dl section here goes down, there will be an alternative.
     
  18. Arthgon

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    Here's the link to that thread: http://terra-arcanum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=14916

    Update about the uploading: I sent an email*to you The_Bob, because the upload there at that site did not work very good.

    * The Files: New Items From Fallout For Arcanum, and the Secret Door Scripts and Dialog by Arthgon‏(To let you know that's my email.)
     
  19. The_Bob

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    Ok, Arthgon's files are up - I've changed the rroyo-created art section to fan-created art and put them there.

    I'm too lazy to clean up the fallout items file, maybe I'll get to it later. That's when I'll add a link to their thread as well.

    Oh, and I've also (some time ago) fixed all the files which still were rapidshare links - it's all hosted here now.
     
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