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chris_doom_k. 09-10-2020 10:40 PM

Dead links
 
All game links are dead since Wednesday or something, is it only for me or not, i don't know. This site is not at all stable.

kemo 10-10-2020 03:19 PM

Good catch. I tried to download a random game and get to a link that shows: "You are now downloading ", as well as a donation section on that page. Downloads do not appear to work.

Pokota 12-10-2020 09:59 PM

It seems to specifically be anything hosted on files.abandonia - I was able to download some extras for a game just fine but was not able to download the associated game. I'm specifically getting Timeout errors when trying to download games (though it seems to specifically be the browser timing out and not a HTTP error).

Smiling Spectre 15-10-2020 09:56 AM

Confirmed. Ah, well. :|

Japo 15-10-2020 10:15 PM

Just reported to Abovo... :sos:

DrWho42 16-10-2020 10:33 PM

aw dang! i hate dead links

Japo 19-10-2020 08:02 PM

I haven't got any reply, and I see the problem isn't solved. I don't even know if the people whose email addresses I have are still working for Abovo...

Can you all (the more the better) please send a message via
http://www.abandonia.com/contact
This is the other channel that I know goes to Abovo.

kemo 19-10-2020 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Japo (Post 485290)
I haven't got any reply, and I see the problem isn't solved. I don't even know if the people whose email addresses I have are still working for Abovo...

Can you all (the more the better) please send a message via
http://www.abandonia.com/contact
This is the other channel that I know goes to Abovo.

The toughest game to play at this site is the stupid re-captcha image test (when trying to submit the email).

Japo 19-10-2020 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 485291)
The toughest game to play at this site is the stupid re-captcha image test (when trying to submit the email).

That's made by Google...

kemo 20-10-2020 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Japo (Post 485292)
That's made by Google...


I get that. I was being playful/sarcastic :max:

Smiling Spectre 22-10-2020 06:26 AM

Meanwhile they posted another betting ad, masked as gaming article, so they are not dead. But files _still_ doesn't work. *sigh*

kemo 24-10-2020 08:59 PM

I don't understand why "online casinos" are such a huge thing to these guys. They appear to be out of touch with the target audience. The sites are also very sketchy.

Capo 25-10-2020 12:56 PM

Yep, i fail to see the connection between casinos and retrogaming

Scatty 26-10-2020 10:07 AM

I think at this point they're just abusing Abandonia for whatever possible profit there can be made from running it, and not doing anything else to keep it in shape.

kemo 26-10-2020 09:41 PM

Sure is a shame that the people that use the site aren't the ones with a say in what goes on. Oh well, I guess. It has been a good run.

Japo 29-10-2020 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scatty (Post 485319)
I think at this point they're just abusing Abandonia for whatever possible profit there can be made from running it, and not doing anything else to keep it in shape.

Sadly evident now :(

Japo 30-10-2020 04:29 PM

Looks back up?! :)

Not that I got any reply to my email...

Smiling Spectre 02-11-2020 08:08 PM

And a cryptic Fallout review as news now. %)

What a weird owners this site now has...

kemo 02-11-2020 09:52 PM

to be fair... I wonder if they are seeing our posts calling them out for unrelated topics??? Either way, at least it is a step in the right direction.

Mystvan 27-11-2020 07:22 PM

At least, Abovo, the One Above All the Admins, is interested in keeping the site functional, although minimally and below our expectations... :sick: :no:

chris_doom_k. 15-12-2020 01:10 PM

Montezuma's Return link is dead. Recently i noticed another one but i didn't take a note. Anyway, if i find another one, i'll post it here.

Mystvan 04-01-2021 04:52 PM

I believe that the download link for Montezumas Revenge is also broken. *shrug*

The Fifth Horseman 09-02-2021 09:20 PM

I've found out why - the file names on the server must match the game title on site.
Some enterprising soul removed apostrophes from the titles on the site, so it was trying to download a file named Montezumas Return rather than Montezuma's Return.
Same for every other game that had an apostrophe in the title. :suspicious:

I have taken steps to fix this for the affected games but it's possible that whoever, whenever did this has caused similar havoc with other games.

The following downloads should now work:
Quote:

Boppin'
Dragon's Breath (aka Dragon Lord)
Dragon's Breath
Dragon's Lair - Escape from Singe's Castle
Fool's Errand, The
L'Empereur
Maker's Matchup
Mario's Game Gallery
Montezuma's Return
Montezuma's Revenge
Motocross (aka Suzuki's RM250 Motocross)
Nobunaga's Ambition II
Nobunaga's Ambition
Pharaoh's Tomb
Ping & Kooky's Cuckoo Zoo
Quarky & Quaysoo's Turbo Science
Scooter's Magic Castle
Snoopy's Game Club

Japo 10-02-2021 04:14 PM

Wow Horseman, long time, dropping by? :)

Indeed it's a known issue that all translators and updaters must be aware of. If the names had to be changed it should have been discussed in the staff forum.

Smiling Spectre 15-02-2021 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Fifth Horseman (Post 485682)
Some enterprising soul removed apostrophes from the titles on the site

*smiles and waves*

What a wonderful engine we have.

It was me, because apostrophes in names kills any such game in screenshot contest, and so far didn't affect anything... Yes, I never checked _downloads_, and wasn't aware that it tied to the english game name.

I guess, it's simpler to _remove_ apostrophes from the game files than guess which ones I destroyed. Alternatively, you can seek such games (looking on files with apostrophes) and fix names back, of course.

Ah, you did it already? Thank you.

Fun fact: I did it publicly, about 5 years ago, mostly. And added maybe pair of missed games in the last year. Ah, well.


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