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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:51 pm
by Nightmare Doom
Bloodshedder wrote:How is that so? Doomworld doesn't control the /idgames archive.


I thought Doomworld did own /idgames archieve since it's linked from your website.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:05 pm
by ace
And why does it say "Doomworld /Idgames" in the header?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:20 pm
by Bloodshedder
I'll point out some pertinent phrases from both the index page and the about page.

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL /IDGAMES MIRROR! This is a community service provided by Linguica and Doomworld; it is not affiliated with Gamers.org, any of the /idgames mirrors, or anyone else. If you have a problem with the /idgames archives, go complain to them.


The site works by downloading a conveniently provided list of all the files on /idgames. A script then checks to see what zips, if any, are new. The text files for those zips are then automatically downloaded and run through another script which attempts to extract meaningful bits of data from them. This data is then fed into the database and becomes immediately available.


Doomworld does not host any files. It is a database that indexes all the files in the archive and provides a web-based front-end for choosing mirrors to download from, as well as allowing people to review the files.

Before Linguica made this, the only way to browse the archives was to open up an FTP client or your web browser and point it to one of the mirrors, going through directories manually. There was no search, no reviews, and no voting.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:20 pm
by TheDarkArchon
Ling wrote:Doomworld /idgames database


The database on DW is not a mirror therefore it doesn't control what's in it. It just shows everything in the archives which is mantained by Team TNT leader, Ty Halderman.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:04 am
by DoomRater
Someone remind me to go pat Ling on the back sometime.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:13 am
by deathz0r
pritch wrote:More specifically, for posting a pornographic image, which is explicitly against the forum rules.
Which was promptly followed by the Tormentor667 asskissing club.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:43 am
by Nmn
What's the point of discussing the asskissing picture and Torm's losering here? Everyone knows that so give a break.

What I would like to see is some UTNT pictures :) Especially from the 2nd installment.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:51 am
by Tormentor667
TNT1 isn't finished yet, so you will have to wait for some time until the first TNT2-R pix appear here :)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:53 pm
by Tormentor667
Okay, some WIP shots of TNT1 places with their status of completeness in percent:
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This is heavy WIP stuff, consider this while commenting!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:16 pm
by Phobus
This is very beautiful, that's what it is!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:42 pm
by DoomRater
Is the font you're adding onto the pictures going to be used in the game?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:08 pm
by NiGHTMARE
Very nice!

BTW it's spelled "temple" ;).

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:47 pm
by DoomRater
no1 <3 misspellings nemore lyk in titles n stuff

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:55 pm
by Tormentor667
NiGHTMARE wrote:Very nice!
BTW it's spelled "temple" ;).

Small typo or just germanizing the TNT ;) Whatever you want!

@Doomrater - No, but a very similar one :) This one's just used in Photoshop to give an idea what these screenshots are all about ;)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:09 pm
by Tormentor667
Continued on TNT1, connected several rooms again with each other, added hallways and made the overall TNT1 playable again. The "Chaos Machine" and a few rooms before are the only structures left to revamp. Next to that is gameplay and finishung up the "final surprise" of TNT1 ;)