Author Topic: A safe haven for the GCW files & data  (Read 690 times)

Excalibur (OP)

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A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« on: June 11, 2017, 05:32:26 pm »
So I've been searching the forums for some MAME and NeoGeo Emulators so I can get some games like MetalSlug and others working fine. Well... I found some links to downloadable files but they all seem to have expires or no longer there, which is a bummer.

Since I happen to have the resources to do so, I'll be happy to host an archive for all the OPK's, Emulators, and Games/Roms you guys would like to keep online for future need/use etc... This way files are never lost.

Thoughts?
Ek-skal-uh-ber

gameblabla

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 06:20:26 pm »
You have my support, feel free to backup my GCW0 opks and stuff.
Hell, why not even make an alternative to the official GCW0 repository ?

Senor Quack

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 06:31:03 pm »
One option is to convince http://www.openhandhelds.org/index.php  to add a 'GCW Zero' category. It's what we all used in GP2X/Wiz days. Sort of a 'wild west' compared to official 'walled garden' GCW Zero repo, where all apps must be 100% kosher legally and meet certain usability requirements.  Honestly, the ratio of crappy-to-good releases was quite poor, but at least you could look at the votes/comments to determine which was terrible. And then people started abusing the vote/comment system.

Small percentage of people always end up ruining things for others :(  And you couldn't have the control over it that would be ideal, so I don't recommend the openhandhelds.org route.
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Excalibur (OP)

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 06:43:53 pm »
You have my support, feel free to backup my GCW0 opks and stuff.
Hell, why not even make an alternative to the official GCW0 repository ?

Thank you. And yes, why not. It's always good to have backup repositories. I'm able to facilitate storage & backups, but the trick is to find all the "lost" stuff I guess :) If someone has OPKs and/or Games that are no longer available, I invite them to share them with me and I'll set something up.

Another option is to convince http://www.openhandhelds.org/index.php  to add a 'GCW Zero' category. It's what we all used in GP2X/Wiz days. Sort of a 'wild west' compared to official 'walled garden' GCW Zero repo, where all apps must be 100% kosher legally and meet certain usability requirements.  Honestly, the ratio of crappy-to-good releases was quite poor, but at least you could look at the votes/comments to determine which was terrible. And then people started abusing the vote/comment system. Small percentage of people always end up ruining things for others :(

That too would be awesome, but who manages this?
Ek-skal-uh-ber

Senor Quack

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 06:57:36 pm »
That too would be awesome, but who manages this?

I'm not sure, but I'd only suggest it as a last-ditch desperation option. It would be so much better to have a repo GCW community can have some control over.. So abuses can be corrected/avoided.

Excalibur (OP)

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 07:22:49 pm »
It would be so much better to have a repo GCW community can have some control over.. So abuses can be corrected/avoided.

Agreed. Perhaps @Surkow can jump in and let us know what he thinks.
Ek-skal-uh-ber

Surkow

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 01:36:11 am »
I'm in favor of a secondary repository with a backup of non supported releases and assets. Quite a bit of software at http://boards.dingoonity.org/gcw-releases/gcw-zero-release-index/ fits the bill. It takes quite bit of time and effort to vet all software. Facilitating copyright infringement is something GCW LLC has to worry about which makes inclusion of software in the official repo a rather complicated and time consuming job. Perhaps a public FTP would fit the bill?

hi-ban

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 11:29:23 am »
Have you tried Ziz's OPK Manager?

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gcw-releases/opkmanager-version-1-0/

it's a very handy app which allows you to install/update/manage all your apps/games/emulators directly from your GCW Zero. It uses its own repository, aside from the official one. So you may find some emulators there which are not in the official repository.
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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 08:55:37 am »
A new repository would be very good as with sellers like dreamsper and Fanatic selling new GCW Zero's, a a lot of new people will be buying units and joining the community

Surkow

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Re: A safe haven for the GCW files & data
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 02:21:16 pm »
A new repository would be very good as with sellers like dreamsper and Fanatic selling new GCW Zero's, a a lot of new people will be buying units and joining the community
To clear up some misunderstanding - I'm not advocating for a new vetted repository, but rather an archived file host to stop files hosted on mediafire/sendfile/etc from disappearing over time.

 

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