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  1. Yep! That is exactly what I meant. I haven't seen a copy of that book for almost 20 years! I'm impressed that you have one on hand. With name in hand, I was able to procure a digital copy of the book and further go back down memory lane. It even mentions the Konami Code in the section for Gradius. I bet that is how everyone came to know it. Thanks for the pic! -Aubrey
  2. For Super Mario Brothers, I was visiting an arcade and saw some guy bounce on the turtle for tons of extra lives. For the minus level in the game, I heard about it as a rumor among the school kids. For the Legend of Zelda and several other popular NES games, there was a black strategy guide that EVERYONE had at the time. I can't remember the name of the book though. It was a bible that was well worn by the time I was done with it. The second quest really stumped me. They introduced that new game mechanic of pushing through some walls, and nobody told me. My aunt pushed against a wall and
  3. FYI SuperTux, the server that has been hosting the OCR tracker for many years, has lost its network hosting. I had a great setup going and have no complaints. Anyway the tracker will be back online soonish. The SuperTux OCR mirror, probably not. -aubrey
  4. FYI, I'm upgrading the disk array used by SuperTux this afternoon, so the tracker will be down for several hours. -Aubrey
  5. It was down for several days because of some power work that needed to be done in the datacenter. And for whatever reason the system didn't come back up on its own. However, it is back now. -Aubrey
  6. It depends on a lot of things. If you have the torrent port on your router blocked off, then yes, 40k is pretty good. If it is open like it should be, then you could be getting several hundred k a second. But that isn't guaranteed. It of course depends on the quality and number of the peers that you are connecting to. It also might depend on the quality of the networking equipment on your end. Downloads usually speed up over time. "If you can get several hundred K per second downloading from other torrents, you should be able to get several hundred K per second downloading from VotL." -Aub
  7. FYI, the tracker will be down from July 3rd-6th because of some electrical work in the area. Sorry for the inconvenience. The server will be back up as soon as possible. -Aubrey
  8. This happens when some of the database tables the tracker uses to keep track of transfer statistics gets corrupted. It happens a fair bit more than I'd like. If you see this behavior, send me pm on the topic and I will repair the table. -Aubrey
  9. It is possible that there were some errors with this 'lockdown' as there was a lot of other stuff djp and crew wanted to acomplish to coincide with the release of OCR01500. However, from the ones I have checked, whatever id3 tag reader you are using doesn't seem to be reading the tags correctly. If you open up the Seiken Densetsu 3 remix or the Chrono Cross remix in winamp, it clearly shows id3 tag information. Final Fantasy 9 does have http://www.ocremix.org/ for the album field, And the Secret of Mana remix is tagged as a game in the genre field. I didn't look at the rest of the remixes.
  10. Try: http://www.ocremix.org/backend/manager.php?style=xml The original url as published in the old torrent readme files doesn't do what you expect anymore, but the above link will get it to work. I am curious though... the xml list of remixes wasn't included in the torrents because we didn't think that many people would care about it. I personally figured that people would really just want the remixes. So, what were you doing with the xml version? -Aubrey
  11. This is going to sound bad no matter what, but I'm really only meaning it to be informative. Since my server displays tracker information that gets posted on the main page of this site, I can (and do) check out the browser stats for the several hundred thousand uniques that visit this site each month. Internet Explorer has not been the browser of choice to view this site for quite a while now. Here is the break down for last month: 52% - firefox 39% - internet explorer 4% - opera 3% - safari 2% - other (netscape/mozilla/camino/konqueror) Kinda neat huh? -Aubrey
  12. Well, the tracker could display something different for the links at least, even if the torrents themselves stayed the same. It would certainly be an improvement over what we have now. If you are coming up with standards, make the site projects release in some CD quality format. Besides for giving the remixers a chance to shine using the best possible format, it makes the tracker stats go up faster, which is almost as important! -Aubrey
  13. Dang! You take the "Please keep the torrents open after your download completes" messages to heart! -Aubrey
  14. Oh, it will still be quite a while. Only a few are posted per week and we are only at 1412. There is also a chance that there will be some sort of clean up after 1500 in order to finalize , or lockdown submissions 1001-1500. If that happens the 1001-1500 torrent will be delayed for a while longer after that. There is a torrent floating around for remixes after 1250... If you download from that you should get current without too much effort. -Aubrey
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