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Author Topic: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19  (Read 16650 times)

Offline spydermann93

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2017, 06:35:37 PM »
I can't remember, did we post this one yet?

http://web.archive.org/web/20021220174423/http://webpages.charter.net:80/heroconversions/

Holy moley! This one still works!?! The one I found had dead links everywhere!

Great find, Cyber! :thumbup:

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2017, 07:07:26 PM »
The Meshworks link goes to a Azrael Keyframe comparability list, the Hero Files link downloads a file called Hero Conversions that is full of Hero Files, the links to the DC and Marvel  conversion pages are gone, Hero List is a page that explains which meshes you should use for which character, the links are outdated, as are his suggestions for where to find the meshes.

It may be obsolete, but it could still be of some use.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2017, 07:12:42 PM »
The Meshworks link goes to a Azrael Keyframe comparability list, the Hero Files link downloads a file called Hero Conversions that is full of Hero Files, the links to the DC and Marvel  conversion pages are gone, Hero List is a page that explains which meshes you should use for which character, the links are outdated, as are his suggestions for where to find the meshes.

It may be obsolete, but it could still be of some use.

Which browser are you using? I'm using Chrome and they work for me.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2017, 07:39:33 PM »
I'm using Chrome too. It's them darn gremlins again.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2017, 01:13:09 AM »
I was messing around and found that this archive:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113131803/http://newpowerinc.com:80/hgpages/housequake.htm

leads to what I think may be the last capture of this version of NPI. There seem to be one or two more skins in some of the sections.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2017, 03:43:26 AM »
Speaking of NPI: Hereís a little Crosspost:


Going through NPI, I found Links for HouseQuake and Valandar that list all their working Downloads. Definitely worth checking out.

HouseQuake: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://newpowerinc.com/housequakefiles/*


Valandar: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://newpowerinc.com/valanderfiles/*

Thereís also a Link like this for Paradox, but Iím not at my PC, so I donít have it with me. But these Links will tell you exactly which Files are available by each Content Creator. Theyíve been really helpful to me.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2017, 07:35:38 AM »
Have we posted this yet? I know it's not a content site, but it's kind of interesting as far as FF history goes.

http://web.archive.org/web/20040816223959/http://mumas.com:80/FF/

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2017, 08:09:14 AM »
That was not in the list of Wayback Machine Archives, and it is my fault: this is the site that linked me to the archive of NPI that started this whole thing.

It's listed now. Thanks!

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #98 on: January 15, 2018, 07:58:42 PM »
Found this one kind of interesting, don't think I've ever seen it before.

http://web.archive.org/web/20020804130941/http://www.raventg.com/ff.nsf/All/Home

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2018, 11:30:13 PM »
I've never seen it either. It kind of reminds me of Alex's place. I'll look around in it and if it has anything I'll add it to the list.

Hey! the e-mail address is Alex's. Very interesting...

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2018, 06:17:13 PM »
I gave it a try and downloaded some hero files (some are working, some broken). It looks like an older version of Alex site, it have links to his "goodies", like EZ Danger Room and his mods.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #101 on: January 16, 2018, 09:01:48 PM »
Been busy all day, but I intend to add it to the post for The Wayback Machine.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #102 on: January 17, 2018, 03:13:15 AM »
Oh yeah, that's definitely Alex's place.  Good times.
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #103 on: January 17, 2018, 03:32:07 AM »
I've never seen it either. It kind of reminds me of Alex's place. I'll look around in it and if it has anything I'll add it to the list.

Hey! the e-mail address is Alex's. Very interesting...

It is the Freedom Fortress. Just a really, really, really old version of it, by the looks of things.

It's amazing how much the site has improved since then.

I gave it a try and downloaded some hero files (some are working, some broken). It looks like an older version of Alex site, it have links to his "goodies", like EZ Danger Room and his mods.

I think that I actually have Alex's older hero recipes. I'll have to check and see, though.
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine
« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2018, 03:34:34 AM »
I sent the link to Alex.

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Re: Back at the Wayback Machine...
« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2018, 03:03:53 AM »
The thing is, what do I do with them? I've found several, like RTTingle's avatar (two of them), that I don't think are anyplace else, and, since he isn't around these day, I can't really ask him if I can post it to a NPI Yahoo group. I'm still not sure what I've got.

Sure!  Go right ahead.  :)

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-What's New?
« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2018, 12:06:26 AM »
Altered the title somewhat. It's kind of misleading, since it's what's old that we are looking at.

Just for yuks, I tried all the keyframes at the NPI archive, and most of them are still there. If you don't have them, and think you might ever use them. I suggest you download all you can. For best results, it seems that opening the link in a new tab keeps you from shifting back and forth between windows, but you will be left with a lot of tabs. Whatever is the easiest way for you.

Just as a rule of thumb: in the skins and meshes, if it has a picture, it has a skin most of the time. None of Valandar's mecha seem to be there, and while many of the maps and FX are there, a lot are not.

Also: nothing from Ewzzy is there.
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-What's New?
« Reply #107 on: March 27, 2018, 03:57:33 AM »
Just messing around, but the pages after the first page of The Skindex are gone. There were no meshes in the first place.


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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-What's New?
« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2018, 09:28:52 PM »
I have seen that. I couldn't find any skins in the site. I'm still on the fence about listing empty sites. Maybe a separate post in the Living List?

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-What's New?
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2018, 10:30:47 PM »
Yeah, unfortunately, I've only found 1 Skin so far. It looks like everything else may be held in various Yahoo Groups.

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2019, 11:21:14 PM »
I've mentioned before that it seems as though a lot of stuff in the old sites is disappearing, and NPI seems to be losing a lot. If you want anything from them, or think you might use something, I suggest you go to the archive and download everything you can. Remember, sometimes you can access older or newer captures from the scale at the top of the page, and get slightly different  versions of some of the skins and meshes.

This is a link to an archive of a capture from November 2005:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050211111913/http://www.newpowerinc.com/

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2021, 11:30:14 AM »
Bumping this up a bit.

When I first got the game,when it just came out, I downloaded a bunch of skins from the skindex and not much else if I remember.

When I got back into the game in 2010, I went on a downloading spree and hit every website and yahoo group I could find, grabbing what ever looked good.

Now, I'm trying to get everything organized and I'll put some lists up with just about everything I have.

Besides a 32 gig SD card I filled, I also have 5 old DVD's full of FF stuff. And there's still some stuff on the active web sites I haven't got yet.

I just bought a 256 gig SD card since the price has come way down. I'm filling with installs of both games with all the addons, mods, herofiles, the editors, and a few games used for source material - the Movies, Empire Earth 2 and 3, Civ 4 and 5, etc.

But with this amount of space, I'm going to get everything organized - unzip skins into their mesh folders, add kf's to the skopes that need them and making lists of each character, skinner and mesh.

I would post the meshes/ skins all in place like Mega, but some of them belong to people here that are still active and I don't want to upload anything without permission.

Once the lists are up, you can search by character, mesher/skinner, etc and I'll share as much as I can, time/work permitting.

I've gotten a lot from the friendly members here over the years, and payback is always nice.

RD
« Last Edit: January 27, 2021, 12:23:52 AM by Randomdays »

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2021, 04:30:33 PM »
That'd be great, RD!
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #114 on: January 26, 2021, 08:30:59 PM »
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2021, 05:32:58 AM »
1) I've put 4 of my 5 dvd's on the SD card so far. One of them only had 1 directory of skins, but they are all dated 7/2002 and there's over 250 of them. I have a feeling that these are mainly from the skindex

2) Checking one out, it turns out that its from Gryphon's site. Checking it out with wayback, I was able to download a good zip file.
    The wayback address is; http://web.archive.org/web/20070118093203/http://www.chynaman.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/FF/FF.html

   Also, I was able to download the meshes from https://web.archive.org/web/20090408045743/http://frp.unlimited2.net/

3) At present, the total size of meshes and skins, not including mods, is 25 gigs with 1 disk to go. Number of duplicate files unknown

4) Going thru the files, I've gone thru and processed about 30 skins and skopes from AlyCat and I've got about 40 + from Bloodshadow I'm doing now - these seem to be mainly skins.

RD
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2021, 08:54:40 PM »
omg this is amazing !!!! 

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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #117 on: January 31, 2021, 11:19:00 PM »
Still going thru the files - just the male basic ones are adding up.... about 150 skins so far. A lot of my time is being spent trying to find out who did what due to no readme.txt or creator name on the zip/rar

I think this is a good find - Ren's Toy Box - most of Ren's meshes are not working, but I've gotten a lot of the C6 skins to download

Edit on that; It looks like the mesh is included with the skin, so you're getting 2 for 1. It looks like about 50% of the links are working.

Double Edit - I guess I forgot that these are hosted on Alex's site. Not sure about the maps. etc.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070101051455/http://www.renegadevictory.com/main.htm
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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #118 on: February 08, 2021, 10:56:25 AM »
I've been concentrating on my original old files from 2002. I've been able to grab a few more files from the skindex site. Its also been very useful that even if the skin is dead, it helps identify some skins do I have with no readme.

Some of the links there have led to other links. Most are dead, but some are surprisingly complete.

XMan's site - not many skins, but all links are good https://web.archive.org/web/20020423222354/http://cs-people.bu.edu/colstad/freedomforce/

Emerald Dawn - focuses on Green Lantern, but also, all links are good https://web.archive.org/web/20020818202805/http://www.emeralddawn.com/items/skins/skins.htm







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Re: Meanwhile, back at the Wayback Machine-Update 4/17/19
« Reply #119 on: February 17, 2021, 11:43:04 AM »
Sorry if I'm posting duplicates, but I think these are all new finds.

This site is still active and all links appear to be good; http://spectralknightsffskingdom.freedomforceforever.com/
« Last Edit: February 17, 2021, 11:47:28 AM by Randomdays »