User panel stuff on forum
  36 posts on 2 pages  First page12Last page
General Discussion
2012-10-15, 00:30
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
Today I'm seeing (for the 3rd day in a row) that challenge-tv.com is down!

Anybody knows what happend?

If this database is lost, then a great history of QW is lost forever... =D
Maybe we could make a huge backup of all demos and store somewhere else, just in case something happen...

I have predicted this, and gave a sugestion, here, and got some good answers, like that the real trouble in doing something like this would not be the money, but the time/work spent.

just an idea, if someone also think it's a interesting thing to do, maybe I'll do it (if nobody has backed-it-up yet...)...

anyone?
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2012-10-15, 15:02
Administrator
1833 posts

Registered:
Feb 2006
We have the demos... And it is most likely gonna be up again anyways
2012-10-15, 16:40
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
Zalon wrote:
We have the demos... And it is most likely gonna be up again anyways


Ufff, nice!
i'm calm now then!
=P
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2012-10-15, 17:42
Member
685 posts

Registered:
Jul 2007
Can't we use dropbox, at least as a backup situation for tournament demos? You can either:
- share a folder, but does require to send email invites (but this can give the account holder a bonus for more space (up to 16GB for FREE) and there's not that many qw members anyway) and the users can then browse online through the demos
- share url's to specific files in the Public folder (this is what tournament players could use for their demos and post the url's on the tournament's website).

No more downtime trouble and all for free.
2012-10-15, 19:47
Administrator
1833 posts

Registered:
Feb 2006
megalodon wrote:
Can't we use dropbox, at least as a backup situation for tournament demos?

What is wrong with the backup demo dump Phil created?
2012-10-15, 20:09
Member
685 posts

Registered:
Jul 2007
Zalon wrote:
megalodon wrote:
Can't we use dropbox, at least as a backup situation for tournament demos?

What is wrong with the backup demo dump Phil created?


I'm not following everything qw, wasn't even aware of this.
2012-11-27, 20:00
Member
4 posts

Registered:
Nov 2012
i really, really miss it. desperately!
2012-11-27, 21:54
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
payback wrote:
i really, really miss it. desperately!


yeah, looks like it's down for good now!
=[
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2012-12-14, 13:50
Member
1 post

Registered:
Dec 2012
This makes me sad, I just started playing again after a break of 10-11 years.

This means that I have no idea what's happened during these years and secondly I can't find any old demos with my old clan The Pooh Clan.
2012-12-14, 14:41
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
I have only 2 comments left to make:

This: http://www.quakeworld.nu/forum/topic/1507
...and This: http://www.quakeworld.nu/forum/topic/5942

We are discussing the "Future of QW".

I think we CANNOT have a future forgetting the GOLDEN PAST....

I'm really sad seeing CHALLENGE-TV.COM dead....
=~(

(Edited 2012-12-15, 06:38)
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2012-12-14, 14:43
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
I really have no knowlege of Databases & Websites, I'm just a simple AutoHotkey programmer...

If I had a little skill I would help...

The only thing I can help with is $$$ money, and I would be PROUD and HAPPY to help!!!
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2013-01-20, 00:04
Member
8 posts

Registered:
Apr 2006
Any news on this? So sad it's gone =(
2013-03-02, 18:31
Member
57 posts

Registered:
Feb 2006
yes chtv gone? soooo lame…..
finem respice
2013-03-02, 23:53
Administrator
822 posts

Registered:
Jan 2006
Yeah, cmon. Wake up now.
IRC went Discord -> join the chats @ discord.quake.world
2013-03-03, 00:59
Member
137 posts

Registered:
Sep 2006
Zalon wrote:
We have the demos... And it is most likely gonna be up again anyways


How big an archive would "only" qw be? =)
2013-03-03, 04:21
Member
60 posts

Registered:
Nov 2010
Links don't work without www prefix.
2013-03-03, 21:47
Member
162 posts

Registered:
Apr 2007
its up?! www.challenge-tv.com
2013-03-04, 03:03
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
HOLLY ROCKETS, it's up!!!
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2013-03-04, 03:52
Member
137 posts

Registered:
Sep 2006
Nice!
2013-03-04, 03:56
Member
137 posts

Registered:
Sep 2006
But the links dont work yet :,( atleast not for me
2013-03-04, 05:24
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
hoder wrote:
But the links dont work yet :,( atleast not for me

yeah they are broken... but the content is there!

just Copy ( mouse right-button -> "Copy Link Location" ) the links you wanna enter, for exemple:

http://challenge-tv.com/demos/game/2/quakeworld (not working)

and add a "www." before, like this:

http://www.challenge-tv.com/demos/game/2/quakeworld (WORKING!)
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2013-03-04, 07:49
Member
60 posts

Registered:
Nov 2010
Yes, it's up but only the site itself. Demos are unavailable it seems since there is a notice
Quote:
* This demo is unavailable. We lost our big ftp and need a new one! *
on every demo page.
2013-03-05, 00:04
Member
137 posts

Registered:
Sep 2006
wernerml wrote:
hoder wrote:
But the links dont work yet :,( atleast not for me

yeah they are broken... but the content is there!

just Copy ( mouse right-button -> "Copy Link Location" ) the links you wanna enter, for exemple:

http://challenge-tv.com/demos/game/2/quakeworld (not working)

and add a "www." before, like this:

http://www.challenge-tv.com/demos/game/2/quakeworld (WORKING!)


Are you able to download? It doesnt seem to work, but i get to the pages using www.

:,-(

How much space is needed for this ftp? And didnt they get enough donations to keep it or what happend?
2013-03-05, 01:09
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
hoder wrote:
Are you able to download?

I only downloaded one! couldn't download any other, and I noticed that this one I downloaded was at a different subfolder...
don't know what is broken....
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2013-03-05, 10:11
Member
1099 posts

Registered:
Jan 2006
Make your system use 194.218.215.218 for both challenge-tv.com and www.challenge-tv.com (for example through your hosts file, don't forget to reset it later though...). Then the site works fine (apart from being a pain in the ass due to /"%&§&"%$ Javascript).

416M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Counterstrike
215M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Enemy Territory
22G challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Miscellaneous
16G challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Promode
578M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Quake 1
354M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Quake 2
5.6G challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Quake 3
17G challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Quakeworld
503M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/RTCW
67M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Starcraft Broodwar
29M challenge-tv.com/demostorage/Warcraft 3
62G total

919M chtv.quakeworld.nu/
919M total

(Edited 2013-03-05, 16:01)
2013-03-05, 12:02
Member
60 posts

Registered:
Nov 2010
Spirit, thanks
2013-03-05, 22:53
Member
137 posts

Registered:
Sep 2006
Very nice, thank you Spirit!

(i had to google how to do it as i had no idea, but it works!)
In win7 the hosts file is located in: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\
2013-03-06, 03:50
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
LUXURY!!!
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
2013-05-04, 16:59
Member
1099 posts

Registered:
Jan 2006
It took a while but today I finally uploaded the bunch to archive.org.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22challenge-tv%22

I split the bigger directories according to the original structure, you can find webpages and stuff in https://archive.org/details/Challenge-TV_demos

You can directly download files out of those tar files by adding a / at the download URLs.

Keep your gaming history alive, archive everything.
2013-05-04, 21:38
Member
346 posts

Registered:
Sep 2009
Spirit wrote:

WOW!!!!! gonna download everything!!!
nice!!!
(QW Nickname: AL.Kernell)
  36 posts on 2 pages  First page12Last page