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 PostPost subject: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:39 pm 
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So basically I have a beta version of Windows that I don't have its CD, but downloaded from the Internet. Can the CD scan be omitted when uploading my contribution to FTP upload server in this case?

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:18 pm 
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For FTP access, no. You still need something original, whether it's beta/pre-release or a final/retail game, program or OS following the dumping and scanning guidelines. And given that you mentioned it being downloaded from the internet, chances are it's already on the FTP anyways

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 pm 
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No, no betas, betas doesn't count. You need something came with a floppy or a CD and you have to have at least a 600dpi scan.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:06 am 
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The general idea is that even though a software (whether it's a beta or a final version) can be downloaded as a digital copy, it's acceptable as long as it's not in the server already. Of course, when it comes to games, only final products for a PC, not a console, can be accepted. I remembered that there were people who gotten access by contributing a beta of a certain game. Also, there are still certain betas of Windows that hasn't been leaked yet. If someone who has possession of these builds decides to join this forum, they can choose to contribute this build and still get access to the servers.


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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:04 am 
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Yeah. I recently transferred some software that wasn't in the server before a few days ago and now im just waiting for it to appear in the database.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:33 am 
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Read here: viewtopic.php?p=421176#p421176
The bottom bit said: Special notice: Although we accept beta software on our FTP it's not acceptable as a FTP contribution title, for this only a copy of a retail title is acceptable.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:07 am 
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Thanks for the answers! I will see what I can do.

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 PostPost subject: Re: FTP contribution guidelines clarification needed        Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:23 am 
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