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 PostPost subject: FTP contribution        Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:55 pm 
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I have original CD discs for all Visual Studio 6.0 service packs. You can't even find these online anymore, even through archive.org. I'd like to upload the ISO images them to gain FTP access. When I click the link to apply for access, I'm dropped into this board so I assume I must post. The FAQ doesn't say where I should post, so I'm posting here. I hope that didn't break any rules!


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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:27 pm 
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There is a generic upload account with which you can upload to the FTP. You should be able to see it if you click the "FTP Servers" button on the top right of this page.

Just out of curiosity, where was that link you had to apply for FTP access? It probably needs to be changed...

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:07 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:56 am 
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I clicked on "--> Apply for FTP Access <--" to get here. When I originally tried the upload link and I saw the "Whoops! Sorry, you do not have sufficient access to view the main servers.", I missed the part at the bottom with the public server details. I apologize. I will dump the CD as MDF instead of ISO as over the weekend. Thanks


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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:02 am 
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I uploaded "Service Pack 3" for Visual Studio 6.0 along with scanned 600-DPI BMP image of CD all using descriptive filenames as required; everything compressed with 7z. If this qualifies me for FTP access, I can upload the rest of the original service pack CDs I have for Visual Studio 6.0. Thanks


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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:06 am 
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Please don't use dated formats like BMP. Use PNG instead. BMP is pointlessly large and PNG is just fine otherwise.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Sorry Andy, I was just following the instructions (at https://www.betaarchive.com/contributions.php) and BMP was listed as an acceptable format:

"Where possible, provide unaltered full high resolution scans (minimum 600dpi in TIF, PNG or BMP formats only (no other formats please)) of the media, packaging, covers and additional material (preferred)."

My scanner software doesn't support PNG, however I'll convert it to PNG next time. Does the upload otherwise meet the contribution criteria?


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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:49 pm 
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No problem, I actually didn't realise we still listed BMP on there. It would still make sense to use PNG though as BMP is a horrible format with no compression.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:30 pm 
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I'm going to ask this question again because I'm not sure this discussion thread qualifies for an official "application" for FTP access. I might not be smart enough to find it on this site as I've searched many times... where in the forum do I apply for FTP access? I've been up and down the topics and I see plenty where FTP access is required to read and post and I've come across topics where people speak of an area to post an application for FTP (not application as in software) but I cannot find it. Any link or assistance would be appreciated? I figured uploading the software and posting something somewhere (like here) was enough, but I'm not sure. Thanks


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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:32 pm 
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You open this link ucp.php?i=167
and select the FTP user group.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:37 pm 
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Further more clicking the FTP servers button will give you a message which contains the link.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Thanks guys... I just found the "Join selected" option


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