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Author:  empireum [ Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:08 am ]
Post subject:  Read before posting a request

Please read the following rules before posting a download request in this area.

1. Don't post a request if you have under 10 posts as stated on the front page. If you do anyway, it will be deleted without further notice. This also applies to other members: If you see a request by someone with less than 10 posts and it hasn't been deleted yet, please don't reply to it.

2. Don't request for warez or any copyrighted software. Only BETAS (no matter how old or new) and finals of operating systems and applications that are at least 10 years old and therefore classified as abandonware are allowed to be requested or offered on the forum. Titles of any age may however be uploaded to the FTP without a forum offer.

3. Check that we don't already have the release on our FTP servers before posting a request. Review our database, do not request items already present in our archives.

4. Tag your request titles with [REQUEST] and offers with [OFFER]. Be sure to specify what platform the request or offer is for if needed.

Thanks
Staff

Author:  Andy [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:20 am ]
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Updated with no #4.

Author:  motherboardlove [ Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

empireum wrote:
Please read the following rules before posting a download request in this area.

3. If you have an own FTP server where you'd like other members to upload what you're looking for to, please don't post its login details in any open forum as that will probably lead to abuse. Post the login details in the Private Servers section instead.



Is this a rule or just optional?

Author:  Bender [ Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:00 am ]
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I suppose you can post your server whereever you want, but I wouldn't advise it...

Author:  empireum [ Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:27 pm ]
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Yes, it's optional, that's why I worded it "please don't post ..." i.e. as a request, not as a rule. You are of course free to post your server's details wherever you want but if it gets hammered, abused, hacked or whatever you'll have to deal with that.

Author:  troopdesigns [ Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Can we request game betas?

Author:  linuxlove [ Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

troopdesigns wrote:
Can we request game betas?

Of course.

Author:  mrpijey [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Updated with #5.

Author:  Yuyu [ Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Hi! There are three things I want to know concerning offers:


1. Which compression-formats are allowed/preffered (zip, rar, 7z, sitx,...)? Are there any unwanted file-formats?

2. Which platforms are of interest for BA-users? There are (actually "were") so much more computer-platforms/OSes than just Windows, MacOS X, and Linux? Are there any unwanted or preffered platforms?

3. What about image-formats of floppy-/CDROM-images?


Thanks in advance.

Author:  mrpijey [ Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

1: zip, rar, 7z works fine. To be on the safe side you can also use rar with a 5-10% recovery set, or provide a par2-set with the zip or 7z in case your upload gets corrupted. For Mac stuff binhex files works, as well as sit files.
2: All platforms except for open source stuff (mostly Linux stuff) are fine, but and at the moment no console stuff (Nintendo, Sega etc) for the abandonware. Beta console stuff is fine however.
3: For floppies basically all formats are fine as I can convert them, but raw images created with raread, winimage etc is preferred. If it's on a non-PC platform then it varies of course depending on the platform. For CD/DVD's etc .ISO or BIN/CUE is fine, DMG and Toast works for Mac stuff. Same here, I can basically convert most formats, ask me if you are unsure about a file you want to submit.

Offtopic Comment
CaptainPeanut, seriously, if you can't answer properly then please don't answer at all, your reply was so bad I had to delete it.

Author:  ExplicitNuM5 [ Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Is asking for serial codes okay?

For some of the Office that requires one, the serials.txt is missing, and I can't find it on the web.

Author:  mrpijey [ Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

No, you may not ask for serials unless it's for a beta version. When it comes to abandonware you're on your own finding a serial.

Author:  ExplicitNuM5 [ Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Okay, thanks.

Author:  MCpillager12 [ Mon May 06, 2019 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Can you update no #4? There is now a database and any users w/o FTp access can use it.

Author:  mrpijey [ Mon May 06, 2019 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Read before posting a request

Revised the entire post to fit current standards.

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