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TOSEC Project => Database / Datfiles => Topic started by: GordonJ on July 24, 2014, 05:39:58 AM

Title: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: GordonJ on July 24, 2014, 05:39:58 AM
Hi,
GordonJ here. (RomVault Author).
I am working on a new project, and am looking to expand out the history of each file inside of a new version of ROMVault.
As such i am trying to collect many old DATs.

I am looking for the 2009 and earlier TOSEC DATs, they are listed on the http://www.tosecdev.org/downloads page
but the early sets are not actually there to download.

So does anybody here have these early DAT sets stored away somewhere and can dig them out for me?
Or are they lost to history forever? (sadness)

Thanks

GordonJ
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Gruby on July 24, 2014, 07:15:08 AM
Here some RC format Very OLD dats  -  https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyyawwo98ms1u5x/Old-TOSEC.rar
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Cassiel on July 24, 2014, 12:54:51 PM
I have nearly all of them, but they should be linked to download page. Will investigate and correct.
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: GordonJ on July 25, 2014, 09:03:23 PM
Thanks Cassiel,
I look forward to their return.
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: PandMonium on July 28, 2014, 10:49:49 PM
At the time I added those references in the downloads page but just got the logs (from TIM updates), not the datpacks. Will happily add them if available :)
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Cassiel on July 29, 2014, 09:22:26 AM
Ahh... I uploaded all I had (going back to 2005) to the FTP a while ago. They are under /datpacks.

@PandMonium
Can you make all these available on the website downloads page please. Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: PandMonium on July 30, 2014, 06:08:27 PM
@Cassiel: done! I don't have scripts or changelogs for the older packs but they are there. If anyone has others please feel free to share.

@GordonJ: Good luck! I've tried something related but never had the time to finish it. The release method changed over the years (AFAIK from cmp dats, to TIM db updates and tugid that could then be exported to datfiles). Some of these releases' info might be lost.

I've also some other random old stuff somewhere such as the music.db which is kinda useless and even have one of the first (the first?) dat according to Grendel (Bally Astrocade 0.1 and tnc). It would be nice to get more of these stuff preserved :)
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Cassiel on July 30, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
Thanks PandMonium!

Snap! I have some old unsorted crap like that still too... you mind sharing and we'll work out what's worth putting up?  :)
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: PandMonium on July 31, 2014, 10:39:54 AM
Sure, just need to search for them and upload somewhere.
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Cassiel on July 31, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Aral on July 31, 2014, 11:14:32 AM
I'll go through my old hdd's as well.  have some real old dats.
Title: Re: Looking for Old TOSEC DAT's 2009 and earlier back to 2006
Post by: Cassiel on July 31, 2014, 11:31:50 AM
Awesome....

It's great to have and share this stuff... its part of the projects history and evolution.  :)