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#4340894 - 02/27/17 09:43 PM Tally-Ho down  
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Hi all,
It's been a while since I last posted here.
Good to things progressing along with the old girl.

Sadly the Tally-Ho website, which in its various forms has been running since 2002, is no longer functional.
This it seems is down to bandwidth issues on the host server and as I'm now retired, stumping up for yet another hosting service is not an option, especially as most of the site is rapidly becoming 'historical' data.
However I've not needed to update the site for a long time and things appear to have moved on anyway.

'Mark' was sort of taking over the baton with his file repository, so all is not lost.
In any event I've still got everything backed up for posterity.

I'll still drop in from time to time,

Cheers for now,

Mike


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#4340900 - 02/27/17 10:20 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thank you for all your work over the years Mike


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#4340915 - 02/27/17 11:29 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Sorry to see it go down, I was going to ask if you wanted help to reorganize it to something a little different...

I thought it was just a bandwidth issue for the month, and would return in March.

You should beable to fit your site on two DVD-R DL's or a Blu-Ray disk if you needed too, I think it was under 6 or 7gigs?

I don't have all the "informative" html pages archived. Any thing with details and modding info, but I believe I have all of the archived files at mediafire. Yeah most of the material is outdated and only there for amusement.

#4340918 - 02/27/17 11:32 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I'm sorry to see that great EAW institution come to an end. Many thanks for all the work you put in over the years Mike. Wishing you all the best.


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#4340928 - 02/28/17 12:29 AM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi,

This is like a destruction made by a V2 ... no warning .. just the explosion and some cry
Anyways .. we can find some things usable into the rubbles ...
Code
http://web.archive.org/web/20160110011727/http://www.sandbagger.uk.com/home.html

Thank you Mike for the perfect service for so many years

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#4340957 - 02/28/17 03:11 AM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Weird_Crapolla]  
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Another one bites the dust...


Thank you for hosting and posting for all these years. The site was so easy to use and I visited it several times a week until its' recent demise

sigh

#4341029 - 02/28/17 01:58 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Yo Mike,
thank you for the years of dedication!
I have visited many, many times....most recently to get
the original OAW so I could dig out some of the skies,effects, etc.
You have been a wonderful help to this group.
Thank you,

AO

#4341153 - 02/28/17 09:52 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Mike,

It's been a while. Sorry your site has gone - it has been a great help for the last 15 years or so and will be missed. Enjoy your retirement!

Pete


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#4341185 - 02/28/17 11:56 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Mike,
Guess I might have been the last one to access the 'Tally-Ho' site this weekend before the 'bandwidth' shutdown.
I was just curious to look at my 'Skylark' EAW community page to see all the skins I created for this Flightsim.
Lots of memories surfaced remembering many long good times spent developing my skinning skills and working with
my American friend Ray on various projects.
Great memories of my time involved with this community and playing with the 'old girl'.
I started playing EAW when this flightsim forum was hosted by Combatsim back in 1999 and during the great exodus
to it's present home at SimHQ.
I remember when you started 'Tally-Ho' and how it provided a home for all of us enthusiastic skinner.
It was a great idea of your's then and still is now. How ironic, that I should decided to look in on 'Tally-Ho' just before it evaporated
into the Ethernet.
I don't know if all of the members appreciated all that you've done for this community but I do.
Your efforts to keep 'Tally-Ho' available for all of us was the glue that bonded us all together. Perhaps a VC might be in order.
You have the full gratitude of all us members who had the privilege of knowing a man called 'Sandbagger'.
Peace and happiness in your retirement mate.
Your grateful friend,
David aka 'Skylark' pilot


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#4341315 - 03/01/17 03:51 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I seen Tally Ho came back as of the 1st of the month, but the site seems to be wiped/deleted. So what happend?

#4341327 - 03/01/17 05:15 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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While I appreciate all the effort I do wish we had some notice.

I was still accessing Talley-ho as of last weekend. Lot's of models were still there to build upon.


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#4341399 - 03/01/17 11:29 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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from Roy ,Wow. Wish I had some warning but understandable.

Thanks though! Its certain you made the whole continuance of the game possible with your Sandbagger's site.

Originally Posted by Sandbagger
.. Mark' was sort of taking over the baton with his file repository, so all is not lost.
In any event I've still got everything backed up for posterity...


That's good.
The files (certainly some) can be hosted by many technology means nowadays.

I would be willing to work on this with anyone interested. It will take a bit of time.

Years ago I thought about making a mirror. But not all the files (since hostng was expensive and it was not really needed), just in terms of the html webpages we can mirror and change the urls.

The best way (arguebly) would be a master copy pointing to persistent uniform resource locator (PURL) - (Wikipedia) or similar.
The https://archive.org/ Internet Archive can be also used with this since they host Purl Llocators (i've one for years on my profile signature that redirects to my page at Tally-ho - all I have to do is repoint that to any other url I wish to find the resource
https://purl.oclc.org/net/raf-roy/home )
and also the archive and can use IPFS.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterPlanetary_File_System
url to IPFS https://ipfs.io/ .
Also there is even a firefox pulg-in https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ipfs-gateway-redirect/
(haven't got the whole picture yet but
(Note with these I'm talking about the webpages, not the files - they have to be connected from wherever they are stored (can link together with mutliple resources as people host, change hosts, merge lists, etc.

I myself have not researched it but briefly yet, so it will take a bit of time to lean exactly what, where and advantages.

One of the advantage it can also use git , github. Some people actually use github to mirror websites or orther resurces. It does not have to be just code.

Also there is tons of ways to store stuff like mediafire, also cloud hosts, cloud host that I could sync a mirror to, offline storage.
For example I could have a mini server here on one of my old PC, then sync that to the cloud. Also there is even more like building a container that someone can mirror in the cloud or out.
I use Linux and using an IPFS server would be relatively simple.
http://www.atnnn.com/p/ipfs-hosting/

..The short version is there are plenty of ways to get the major resources (of course that may be a matter of opinion) or even all the resources made available..

Not to mention Bittorent , bittorent sync, and about a dozen other technologies I have not time to look at.

My only caution would be to not have everyone go haphazardly about trying to implement methods as an overall solution independantly, since that may confuse issues.

Then again one could just have a freeweb host and store some files temporarily over Mediafire, with several accounts as MarkEAW does. I will probably do that at least for my files, OAW, EAW 128e.

Thanks Again Mike!

ps. example search purl https://archive.org/services/purl/ search RAF_Roy (I need to redirect these but I'm busy just now - actually I have to redo since I lost my login)

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#4341402 - 03/01/17 11:48 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Well what I think what happen is Sandbagger thought his hosting was over and he deleted the site. But in fact it was just the monthly bandwidth limitation kicking in. Either way it seems hes not interested in keeping the site up., which I could have and am still willing to help make it more navigational ready. If you want Mike, I can still help, just let me know.

As for me, I do have all the files on Mediafire under one account. What I don't have is the standalone or upgrades for each version of the game, like 128 and 128e etc... I was hoping to get some more space on mediafire in the future to host those files.

The biggest problem I had is getting all the plane/aircraft "skins" uploaded, there so many folders it takes so long. It would be alot easier if I had access to a FTP account, cause the syncing method of files sucks. You get too many problems with the poor method of synced files. But mediafire spreads files too different servers, if one server goes down, not all files will stop working.

Anyhow FsFOOT I hope you can end up producing some type of file repository with those standalone versions of EAW that Jel seems to update now and then, like how 128e got v3.0 glide support now, etc...

#4341405 - 03/01/17 11:57 PM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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First I will try to host the EAW 128e with ETO (formerly http://www.sandbagger.uk.com/EAWNewFront.html )
since its on my page How To get and use EAW 1.28e version in Wine on Linux

And the Wine Wine Application Database (AppDB) European Air War 1.28e
linked from WineHQ - European Air War
So its inconvenient just now this happening since I'm trying to hook up EAW to be available for Linux / Mac / Unix / BSD users.

back to work now..



btw; a couple links;

https://lifehacker.com/should-i-use-bittorrent-sync-instead-of-dropbox-1522881147

https://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/tutorials/git-and-github-for-game-developers--gamedev-11507
above tutorial page files on github https://github.com/tutsplus/Git-and-GitHub-for-Game-Developers

http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/01/onionshare-secure-file-transfers-using-tor/

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update; 2017-3-1
I now offer a link to a complete EAW 128.e Full Version installation as a .zip download,
eaw1.28efullversion-3-1-2017.zip 465.14 MB available from my website EAW page


Last edited by FsFOOT; 03/02/17 01:30 AM. Reason: link to a complete EAW 128.e Full Version installation as a .zip download,

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#4342303 - 03/06/17 10:48 AM Re: Tally-Ho down [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike,

just a thanks for being the cornerstone of this community for so many years. It has been much appreciated, the site has been the core of the game for so long it seems impossible it is gone smile

Regards,


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