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Links to Internet Archive?

category: general [glöplog]
added on the 2017-04-11 00:07:03 by mrdoob mrdoob
added on the 2017-04-11 00:35:02 by psenough psenough
I'm ambivalent: It still runs awful, but at least it's not YouTube.
added on the 2017-04-11 00:58:13 by Gargaj Gargaj
Believe it or not, while this is largely my thing over there at the Archive, I think it'd be great if it was running within scene.org itself. DEFACTO2 does a pretty amazing version of the emulator with additional features useful to the demoscene, and are more in line with Pouet's audience and needs.

added on the 2017-04-11 01:44:31 by jscott jscott
yeah, better than linking would be to have the emulation available a click away, wether on scene.org, pouet.net or demozoo, it would be a nice feature to have while browsing the archive.

regardless of that, linking to archive.org versions of the files might be woth considering as extra item on the database. better than that would be the other way around, ensuring archive.org is storing all binaries linked on pouet.

one of the issues that still occurs, and that i would very much like to see mitigated, are binaries that once were online, linked on pouet as download links, and now are 404 and the file can not be found anywhere online anymore for one reason or another.

nowdays we encourage people to download those files and upload them to scene.org as a more reliable backup, but would be nice to ensure a proper crawling is happening regularly.
added on the 2017-04-11 02:28:17 by psenough psenough
You can add those links to Demozoo's production pages (example)
added on the 2017-04-11 17:14:24 by tomaes tomaes
I'm ambivalent: It still runs awful, but at least it's not YouTube.

I'm honestly not sure how well this holds up for me personally. I think a video properly captured/encoded from real hardware might beat emulation in regards to accurate representation, but it does take the real-time aspect away, and from what I see, a lot of video captures aren't even full framerate, sometimes even compressed to death, so in that case a ready-to-go emulator that will improve over time doesn't seem like too bad of an idea.
added on the 2017-04-12 18:12:13 by mrdoob mrdoob
it does take the real-time aspect away

So does a bad emulator. I'd rather see a bad youtube video of the demo running on real hardware, than the demo running in an emulator that is so off it is misrepresenting how the demo actually runs on real hardware.
added on the 2017-04-19 04:54:10 by trixter trixter
a ready-to-go emulator that will improve over time

That is the hope, yes.
added on the 2017-04-19 05:00:08 by trixter trixter


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