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# 16.05.2017 - 01:21:52
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I have noticed for awhile that The Postmortem seemed to be on life support. The content pages have been gone for years now, and the amount of forum posts had trickled to a crawl over the past year or so and at least on my machine there seemed to be weird display glitches for the past while. Now when you go there you get a general error. Having never done more than lurk there I have not had access to any of the inside story here, but I am just wondering if anyone knows if this may be for good or just a temporary downtime as happened in 2009? As far as posterity goes, the forum is remarkably well preserved on the Wayback Machine, so that is certainly something.

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.the-postmortem.com/forum/

Though I guess this might just make this place the only general purpose English-speaking Blood community still online, although there are plenty of places Bloodites congregate on other sites such as deviantART, ModDB, Facebook and YouTube, and of course the Transfusion Forums.

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# 20.05.2017 - 22:32:32
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PM, I haven't been able to log on in awhile, and then there was some error...but...

The best places for Blood frequencies besides this (Legends) Blood Line site are:

BME's Bloody Place
http://www.baitd.bloodgame.ru/bme.htm

The Bloody Repo
http://cruo.bloodgame.ru/

Blood Freeminded
http://blood.freeminded.de/

For Spanish:
Blood Hispano
http://www.bloodhispano.ucoz.es/

Those are the main ones.

Then there are
Death Mask (still operational)
http://www.deathmask.net/

The Postmortem Forum (is it still/going to be operational?)
http://www.the-postmortem.com/forum/

Their are others I have linked from my site, but they are usually just maps or add-on pages, which are still important.

I don't have the Blood Wiki link, I thought that site was not maintain anymore and most external links where broken? But I know, I'ts got to be hard to keep them all current...

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# 20.05.2017 - 22:57:11
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The Blood Wiki link is in my signature, and we are doing great. If you are reffering to the old Wiki-Site version, we moved on to DeathMask six years ago.


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# 20.05.2017 - 23:42:33
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Okay, I'll have to check it out again. Been awhile, few years I think.

Have you updated/added info about the full Blood alpha being found a few years ago? This ones different than the smaller alpha.

I should just look and check it out, heh.

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# 21.05.2017 - 02:04:48
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Someone did do a fairly intensive study of the Alpha and posted it on the wiki. Not sure which version however. I was doing a Google search about it just yesterday trying to learn more. I know that M210 has used it to study for GDXBlood. Anything you could tell me would be good to hear.

Also, since we are indexing, it bears mentioning that the Russian Blood Community is still kicking.

http://www.bloodgame.ru/


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# 21.05.2017 - 02:33:12
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oh yeah , the Russian one too :)

The Full Blood Alpha first appeared in the forums at The Blood Line. I'm not sure if the post and the person that posted the file is still around. I sure would like to thank him, if I didn't cause its an outstanding find.

Its here in the broken downloads titled as the Russian Demo CD I think. Legend may have provided a temporary link for it. I believe it was 37 some megs large, but easily condensed into 17 megs I believe I have with 7zip.

The FBA has some custom files in it that where not part of the Alpha archive originally. But they won't interfere with the game or the included sources (which it includes the full source code this time around).

I sent it to TerminX and Hendricks when I thought we where on good terms, I didn't know at the time they where thugs, and have since stole my site BTW and have it actively posted on TX and whomever's server.
He tried to keep the Full Alpha from being posted or re-posted I should say. He even contacted an old but un trust worthy friend of mine who was hosting RTCM at the time, and he deleted the file after I had it posted for a month or so.

Anyhow, as you know M210 got of hold of it and went wild with it. I looked at it and even ran some programs in it, like QStudios sound system, its a neat 3D sound engine that they developed for Blood.

Hope that helps.

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# 21.05.2017 - 04:05:46
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I got your new wiki location linked now on my site now.

Although reading through your Blood Wiki site I've noticed you have several RTCM links to my old location (which contains the stolen site now).

I'd appreciate if you could fix all the links to my site to point to my current location. My new location is linked in my signature.

Thank you in advanced. I'll read through more of your wiki soon.

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# 23.05.2017 - 08:51:40
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 Zitat von Corvin
Although reading through your Blood Wiki site I've noticed you have several RTCM links to my old location (which contains the stolen site now). I'd appreciate if you could fix all the links to my site to point to my current location. My new location is linked in my signature.


Oh yeah, certainly. I will get right on that. Thanks.

Your site was one of the most invaluable sources I had for getting the mods and add-ons articles on the wiki in shape over the past two years or so. Your archives may not be all inclusive, but they are very well catalogued and curated which was a major help.

Oh, and on the alpha. I am guessing the one on DeathMask is the old partial version? Anyone know which one this is?

https://sourceforge.net/projects/bloodalpha/

EDIT: Okay, done. Links should now check out. I also added you to our main page.


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# 23.05.2017 - 19:53:58
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Thanks for fixing the links!

I thought I had all of the Blood add-ons/Mods, But I haven't been seriously active in updating that section for a while, so maybe some stuff is missing. It's not too important as there is the Bloody Repo and the other active Blood sites that still have the files posted.

I'm glad my site helped you out, creating the wiki section. I notice a lot of sites use RTCM as research materiel, as I use theirs as well.

That link you provided, I'm pretty sure that's the old partial alpha as found on Death Mask, I think it was Gila?? that posted it back in the day on DM.

If there's something else, just post and I'll see if I can help.

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# 23.05.2017 - 22:50:58
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That link you provided, I'm pretty sure that's the old partial alpha as found on Death Mask, I think it was Gila?? that posted it back in the day on DM.


I see. So it appears then that the only hosts of the full alpha are the dead link here and your hosting on RTCM. I have added a section for the versions on the article now/

And as for completeness, I meant more that you are not hosting every single user map ever made. Like Blood.Freeminded.De is more apt to try to do, or BME's Blood Map Packs. I am pretty sure you do have every proper add-on of any notability.

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# 24.05.2017 - 00:20:53
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As far as I know that's the only places for it right now. I really wish the Russian Demo CD link was working here, but Legend did provide an alternate link, not sure if it still works tho.

Okay on add-ons/mods. I know I don't have all the tools/information, like which is available from BME's Bloody Site., He's still very active behind the scenes as well. The Blood Repo has their own stuff aswell.

I'll take a look at the Blood Wiki article soon...

There is a 3DFX patch I packed together for nglide. I don't know if it still works or not on the newer nglide versions. But it's basically it's just v1.20 of blood exe that you apply over a 1.21 install and allows you to run the 3DFX version with the newer game data. I think the instructions are included, or I posted it as an rtcm online document.

I don't know if your interested in it or not. I just did the bat and research part of it. It's a few years old.

Okay.

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# 24.05.2017 - 22:29:37
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Anyone sure which incarnation of the Alpha that BME has up?

http://www.baitd.bloodgame.ru/files/bme_ilmhb/BloodAlpha(unlocked).zip

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# 25.05.2017 - 00:04:19
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The partial one, At least that's what he had up there a few years ago before the full was found. He may have gotten the partial from sourceforge as well.

But I'm not 100% sure , I don't think BME comes to this forum anymore so maybe you can do a file compare of contents. The full alpha is exactly the same as the partial except is has many more sub folders in it.

EDIT: Gideon, it's the partial alpha, the old one.


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# 01.06.2017 - 22:08:16
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Think that is all the hosts pretty well worked out. Thanks.

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# 01.06.2017 - 22:10:29
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Forum is back up:

http://www.the-postmortem.com/forum/

As you were...


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# 06.06.2017 - 02:15:15
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Found some background on the old partial version of the Alpha:

http://forums.transfusion-game.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1490

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# 19.06.2017 - 10:33:53
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On your wiki, you mention RTCM as being a section of duke 4. It was never part of duke 4 , it was hosted for a few months on "TerminX server", the last few in silence, because the host TerminX, manipulated and deleted one my of my news postings twice within the first 2 months.

Since the hosting was shotty, I had to remove my site and request hosting elsewhere.

You can read about the details at my News and History page. There is information there about mid way down as to what really happen, no lies.

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# 22.06.2017 - 03:12:16
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Okay, thanks for the clarification.

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# 24.06.2017 - 12:51:03
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Did you correct your assumptions yet?

You seem to have posted the information that you currently have on the wiki with out proper research, including not reading up on rtcm and me, or asking me directly.

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# 27.06.2017 - 23:45:12
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Well, seeing how my dog was dying and I have been busy at work, no I have not had time to add the clarification. I have done so now, and I do genuinely appreciate the correction. That said, your tone leaves a touch to be desired. I write articles about Blood and related topics in my spare time and in good faith, and I am always happy for feedback and suggestions for improvement. However, short of people actually going and writing their own or adding their own submissions (which anyone can do), I can not on my own be perfectly accurate or exhaustively authoritative. That is just the nature of the wiki, always a work in progress. So yes, I am sorry if my first draft was not 100% accurate, but I can only do the best I can. It was still just a stub after all and has not really been fleshed out. I am happy to continue working with you on this together until we get it where it needs to be, and have done a short perusal of your history section.


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