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Catastrophe

Discussion in 'Nali City' started by Kantham, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    As of the latest crash, I can not download any of the maps over Nalicity. All the downloads are non-existant
    Is there a way to fix this? Or can we find the mirror over filefront?
     
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  2. Derdak2rot

    Derdak2rot DVD2r

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    yup , thats pretty unfortunate , but i guess admins are working on it already :)
    some mirrors for download are still active though , as i did some manual research via filefront and the files are there :) its just the link from NC to the maps that got screwed in the process ..
     
  3. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    The Link Gun is useful to save us all here.
     
  4. milb

    milb ****** from Teen Arts

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    Would be nice if one of the admins could post a status report.
     
  5. [VaLkyR]Anubis

    [VaLkyR]Anubis Foregone Destruction

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    That's terrible!
     
  6. MassChAoS

    MassChAoS echo "NaliCity";

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    I have no information. Have not had a chance to corner Sir_Brizz on the subject. Not only are the downloads brokens, all maps added after mid-2006 were lost from the site (though the files still exist on the mirrors, as mentioned above).
     
  7. Derdak2rot

    Derdak2rot DVD2r

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    what should we do to fix the mirror links ? maybe just re-claim the maps ? :B
     
  8. milb

    milb ****** from Teen Arts

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    Some hours (or maybe minutes) after NC was online agian I was able to see all the new UT3 Spammaps and other new stuff. But none of the links worked.

    Most important thing that we need to know is: Is there a backup from nalicity's database!?
     
  9. Lightning_Hunter

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    Wow, it sure would be terrible to lose a year and a half of maps, ratings, reviews, and comments... It would pretty much be as if NaliCity was shut down during that time period...
     
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  10. airmoron

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    They must be holding back till UT4 comes out..
    You would think the front page would have a word on all this mess.
     
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  11. milb

    milb ****** from Teen Arts

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    Ok...it's been weeks since the crash happend and there's still no statement/news or anything posted somewhere, not at the homepage nor here in the forums. I know it's not easy to manage a site as big as this one and I'm sure that it isn't easy to solve the problems that were caused by the crash, but I actaully expected at least a news posting. Something like: "We got some problems and we try to fix it."
    A lot of people want to know how things will go on...there are several threads in nearly every unreal mapping forum I know. The peoples start to loose trust in nalicity and I'm sure that's exactly what you don't want them to. So please give us some info.
     
  12. Hourences

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    I have been away for two weeks and know just as little as all of you. I will try to get hold of info and report on frontpage. It doesn't look good though...
     
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  13. Kantham

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    Seems to be fixed now!
     
  14. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Files should be working fine now... the links on NC might be missing for several files even though they are there. I'm not sure how to tackle that problem.
     
  15. Hourences

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    Advice people to reupload their more recent levels?
     
  16. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say yes. I'm not sure what will happen, but the pending maps that were in there before the crash will have to be reuploaded as they were lost from the database.
     
  17. Hourences

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    But all the ones not in the pending list? Because the pending list is a small fraction. Like the forts of times packs and all that. And can UT3 and GOW support be easily added again or is it quite a bit of work again?
     
  18. Sir_Brizz

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    UT3/GoW support should still be there. Are there problems with that right now?

    The other files that were added I'm not sure how to deal with. Mass will probably have to weigh in on that one. The files are in FileWorks and on the filesystem, but they are not in the database, so NaliCity doesn't know they are there.
     
  19. Derdak2rot

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    thats why i said to just claim the maps without uploading , maybe that will relink the files directly to the mirrors :/
     
  20. MassChAoS

    MassChAoS echo "NaliCity";

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    It would be nice if the database could be recovered... but failing that: GoW and UT3 support can be fixed by putting them back in the database. Its rather pointless to try to recovery any of the new maps without the database data because we lost the map data and user data. Trying to recover them would be a grueling process, the maps would have to be scanned, have to be reassociated with the users, etc... we're talking manually processing like 1000 maps. There are other difficulties too, like determining which 1000 files need to be re-imported.

    Therefore, either recover the database or put the gametypes in the database and be done with it. Uploading maps that were lost will result in them being overwritten in the file space once they are approved and added to NC.
     
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