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2013-06-17, 15:49
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Not sure who uploaded it (probably DonKing?), but I stumbled across a torrent containing all the demos from Challenge-TV. It weighs in at 16GB and I'll be seeding it for the next few days (someone / some other people must be too as it didn't take very long to download). Got a spare corner of a hard drive? You never know when you might fancy firing a demo up...

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/476828676/?tab=summary

Or if in the USA: https://archive.org/details/Challenge-TV_challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld

(Edited 2013-06-18, 22:33)
2013-06-17, 16:12
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woa, thanks for sharing
i'll try to get it and put it on the cloud, on a service like mega or something. maybe ill try share into those new <torrent in cloud> services
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2013-06-17, 17:00
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The butt is not a backup, http://i.imgur.com/yhyob.gif
And torrents die quickly if the content is not "hot".

http://www.quakeworld.nu/forum/topic/5893/challengetvcom-down#94321 , you probably want https://archive.org/details/Challenge-TV_challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld

edit: Ah nice, that is actually the item I linked. Archive.org creates torrent files.
2013-06-17, 21:15
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Edit:

I should've read Spirit's post before posting this. :p

The ISO Hunt link doesn't work in the USA, but the archive.org one works great.

Thanks for sharing!
2013-06-18, 08:04
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I am going to start DL now and uncap my upload for the rest of the week if that helps...
2013-06-18, 20:32
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1st link on this post returns
"Torrent has been censored, as required by US court."

Are these QW demos only?
2013-06-18, 21:23
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Yes! QW only and some real gems included.
Complete series of
9 vs DR
Rapture 99
Smackdown season 1 - 6
TGI

combined 10.283 files.
Interesting to those who lost their collection or would like to see some of these classics.
2013-06-18, 21:47
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SputnikUtah wrote:
1st link on this post returns
"Torrent has been censored, as required by US court."

Are these QW demos only?


Get the torrent from the archive.org link Spirit posted

https://archive.org/details/Challenge-TV_challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld

There's also a direct http download link there.
2013-06-19, 07:35
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I have uncapped my upload and will be seeding all week
2013-06-19, 17:20
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is there a list of all QW demos included?
I got all qw demos at some point (2003-4 ish), before dK had to clean up for disc space. But I am not sure he removed any qw demos at that point.

and if there is; can someone post it here/seperately?
2013-06-19, 20:58
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Here.

That's the content of the zip.
2013-06-20, 07:00
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Archive.org provides an archive browser, just copy a download URL and append a slash.

https://archive.org/details/Challenge-TV_challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld
https://archive.org/download/Challenge-TV_challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld/challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld.tar
https://archive.org/download/Challenge-TV_challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld/challenge-tv.com_demostorage_Quakeworld.tar/


PS: This forum is so god damn annoying to use. Blocking Ctrl-Tab, not making links automatically, fffffuuuu.
2013-06-20, 09:14
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the .tar file contains 1495 innefficient .qwd demos
wouldn't be best to convert these to .qwz?

also, big-bag "quakeworld" folder is 13gb would be interesting to be able to download just the classics. like a "1996-2000" folder

imho
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2013-06-20, 17:40
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Seeding on 100 mbit upload.
2013-06-20, 17:53
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If somebody loves research and creating folders, some tidying up in that .rar would be greatly appreciated. QuakeWorld and QuakeWorld2 folders doesn´t really make anyone happier.
carrier has arrived - twitch.tv/carapace_
2013-06-20, 21:25
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I just realized that Ezquake somehow reads the folders when you start it.
For some reason it took Ezquake ~1 minute before it started and I couldn't connect to a server, it failed every time. Even loading "map dm3" locally required about 2 minutes. What I had changed was that I put all demos from that archive to d:\quake\qw\demos\chtv-archive....when I removed it again, it's back to normal.

So don't put ~16 Gig of demos into a Quake subfolder!
2013-07-20, 20:29
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Maybe a bit late, but downloading and seeding here too. There is way too much history to let something like this fade into oblivion.
2013-07-21, 11:08
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Ah, maybe when I screenshot qw reads everything in /qw which is why the server thinks I'm timing out... or maybe just because the hard drive has to start again after inactivity...
2013-09-12, 10:26
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thumbs up
2013-09-12, 17:47
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You can find challenge-tv stuff now here too:
http://demos.igmdb.org/ChallengeTV/
2015-03-18, 21:35
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I lost this file... tried the torrent again and someone is still seeding with awesome speeds too 5MB/sec! good work.
2015-03-19, 09:31
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Just in case:

chtv_demos_list.txt
chtv_demos.tar


$ ls -alh chtv_demos.tar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 d2 d2 18G Mar 19 10:26 chtv_demos.tar
play.quake1.pl
2015-03-19, 13:42
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After download finished.... 16GB @ 5MB/sec I found the copy I originally had anyway
2015-03-21, 01:33
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Awesome
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2015-03-21, 12:21
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dirtbox wrote:
I lost this file... tried the torrent again and someone is still seeding with awesome speeds too 5MB/sec! good work.

That's archive.org doing it's duty.
2015-03-25, 11:20
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Archive.org seeds torrents? I initially tried getting it from Archive.org and it was as slow as hell so that is when I tried the torrent.

Unfortunately the Torrent is incomplete. It didn't contain heaps of demos that I know were previously on Challenge-TV for example the Smegged 99 Tournament which was probably the biggest most important 1on1 tourney in Australian QW history.
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