Help required for the new BBC games archive

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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby leenew » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:50 am

Hi John,
Apart from the ones that are already on bbcmicro.co.uk, that Lurkio linked to above, I sent Mick Brown (that chap that makes all the discs that end up on bbcmicro.uk) the following:

I am not sure what else is missing?
Anyone? :D

Lee.

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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby bakoulis » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:03 am

How is possible to download (wget?) the whole site http://bbcmicro.co.uk/ for offline gaming for my vacations at a mountain without WiFi?
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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby John_Acorn » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:02 am

Megaapocalypse?

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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby John_Acorn » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:46 am

I couldn't find in the index :oops:

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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby leenew » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 am

Probably because it is 2 words "Mega Apocalypse" and the search doesn't find "Megaapocalypse" as 1 word... :-k
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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby lurkio » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:59 am

Just a reminder for anyone (called Lee) who's interested that there's another thread to check for reports of tweaks that need to be made to (the JSBeeb aspect of) bbcmicro.co.uk:

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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby pau1ie » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:07 pm

bakoulis wrote:How is possible to download (wget?) the whole site http://bbcmicro.co.uk/ for offline gaming


The site is database driven, so not really possible as pages are generated. I suppose you are most interested in the disc images. I can see the value in allowing download of these and maybe generating a menu for the datacentre, and an MMB file (Though there are too many disc images, so some way of deciding which ones should go on it).

This is all stuff I will never get round to. The website source is on github. If you (Or anyone else) have the inclination to do something along these lines, I would be happy to incorporate the changes (So long as they don't risk taking the mickey with bandwidth etc). I didn't add the disc images to github as it looks difficult to remove them should it become necessary.

Regarding sizes it looks like there are around 2670 disc images. Most of these are 200K SSDs. This means about 521M. However, many of the SSDs are largely empty, so they compress nicely to about 35M. If a download option was to be offered it would seem zipping the files is the way to go, maybe a cron job to generate it once a day/week. As I say, I am not going to get round to this any time soon.
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Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Postby Arcadian » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:05 am

Just a note for Lee really ...

I can confirm that Guardian of Doomsday and Bridge to the East (which are currently listed as 'Awaiting Categorisation') were commercial releases, as I owned the original cassettes.
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