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watusimoto

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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:52 am

Bitfighter coming back to life!

Some of you may have noticed that bitfighter.org has been MIA for some time now. Our host was taken down by a hacker, and all backups were lost. We are slowly rebuilding everything, and over the coming days you will notice more and more of the site returning to normal.

Some data was lost (a months worth of forums postings, for example, and recent game statistics), and we will be asking you help rebuild Pleiades, which was totally wiped out.

If you registered recently, you may find you need to re-register.

In future, we will have a completely independent off-site backup so if this event recurs, we can restore normality a little more quickly and painlessly than this time.

And a lesson to all of you... back your data up! It can happen to you, and, sometime, probably will!
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Fordcars

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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:33 am

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

Will do!
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sky_lark

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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:34 am

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

Ouch. Might raptor have the all the pleiades levels from when he scraped the forum levels and we were gonna build a new and improved pleiades server?

As a suggestion a button to download all pleiades levels might not be a bad idea, to put them in the hands of users. You can never have too many backups :)

If people are having trouble remembering what maps were on Pleiades, some maps are listed on here http://archive-org.com/org/b/bitfighter ... ux_debian/ and http://archive-org.com/org/b/bitfighter ... es_Levels/
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sam686

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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:49 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

There may be a few things I like you to do:
1. If your avatar is broken, re-upload your avatar will fix that.
2. Check to see if all your forum attachments in posts can be downloaded, you might need to edit and re-upload those to fix file not found error. We have a phpbb database backup that is a few weeks ago, but only a file backup of older then 6 months ago.

For those that like to upload levels to "sam test" server, nothing is lost there, as long as the levels are titled. I probably still have BBB11 levels on my home server because that is where part of BBB11 was hosted. I might soon put BBB11 levels up for downloads.
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raptor

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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:29 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

I have all the levels from the forums, and several from pleiades used in various BBBs. But I'm sure I'm missing at least 3/4 of them... unless someone else has been downloading them somewhere.

The biggest issue I see is possible conflicting database IDs.
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sam686

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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:27 am

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

Most Forum attachments after Feb 8 2013 are probably lost, I only did an old forum files backup at that time. Check your downloads, If you still have files downloaded from forum attachments created after Feb 8 2013, you can send the file to us and we can recover uploaded attachments to make it downloadable again.

Avatars uploaded after Jan 13 2012 is lost, but this is not much of a problem as you can simply re-upload your avatars.

I think raptor have found levels from database export up to June 3, 2014. Conflicting Database ID? Make new database ID start at 500.
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sky_lark

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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:30 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

An easy way to determine if you have broken attachments is to do an advanced search by author (input your username), sort by titles and display as topics, and look for threads with a little paperclip icon. I found a handful of broken attachment threads that way!
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raptor

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Post Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:26 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

UPDATE: The level database is back!

Thanks to kaen, sam686, and a fortunate file-dump of all the levels from 6 June 2014, I was able to get in all the level/levelgen data with the proper IDs and authors.

Data that was not retrievable (sadly): comments, descriptions, ratings, tags, and screenshots.

We may be able to automate screenshots in some manner, but I have to think about it.

In other news, this has paved the way to import all the old levels lying around on the forums... stay tuned.
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sam686

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Post Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:47 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

4 files is now working, out of many files that are missing. Files with .zip .7z mostly contain levels and is more important then pictures. If you have any of the files listed, you can upload them listed on the above link. (on my above post, click on "you can send the file to us")

The first number is the topic number, you just need to change t=number, for example, like this viewtopic.php?t=2372

  Code:
2384 Wallpapers.7z
2372 bezier.zip
2366 DnD.zip
2338 MissionaryShip.jpg
2272 Screen shot 2014-03-07 at 4.27.47 PM.png
2262 sharkskins.jpg
(DONE) 2231 loopradioactive.zip
(DONE) 2228 yumm___crackmuffins2.level.zip
2222 submissions.zip
2213 IMAG0135.jpg
2198 Omnispace.zip
2177 santiago_zap_zipzap.zip
2170 Stupid.zip
2165 screenshot_4.png
2165 screenshot_5.png
(DONE) 2115 FloydsMaze.zip
2088 Burst Projectile Stucking.jpg
2046 BCL.zip
2029 QuartzMapsVol2.zip
2016 bitfighter.png
2010 screenshot_1.png
1990 screenshot.png
1984 July_2013_Level_Design_Contest-Fancy_Desserts.zip
1979 space4rent.level.zip
1979 Twisted.zip
1970 kisscook.jpg
1968 Mothership.zip
1963 screenshot_1.png
1963 DnDpromo.jpg
1957 noscreenshot.jpg
1954 DDR.zip
1932 BBB.jpg
1932 twistinghalls.level.zip
1898 catch_a_lamp.png
1896 images.jpg
1894 wildwest.zip
1892 TheDrum.zip
(DONE) 1890 GreatestHits.zip
1887 screenshot_1.png
1874 bobdaduck_ZapMaps.zip
1871 Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 6.42.49 PM.png
1871 Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 6.43.02 PM.png
1859 SUNS.jpg
1853 Quartz_Maps.zip
1852 3maps.zip
1852 rabbits.zip
1847 80980030.jpg
1847 40896456.jpg
1847 7816128.jpg
1843 Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 12.29.01 PM.png
1843 Screen Shot 2013-02-28 at 11.30.02 PM.png
1823 url.jpg
1823 glowy..png
1817 Zap-v1.196.0.zip
1817 Zap-v1.196.0.zip
1815 screenshot_3.png
1802 Moo.png
1802 ADDFART.png
1794 screenshot_1.png
1794 screenshot_2.png
1791 screenshot_1.png
1787 Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 12.08.02 AM.png
1787 Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 12.10.49 AM.png
1778 Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 2.22.44 PM.png
1778 Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 3.57.50 PM.png
1778 Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 5.51.34 PM.png
1775 Opti's Level Pack.zip
1773 Levels of Retardation 1.zip
1772 level_design_contest_winner_badge.png
1772 Bitfighter_western.jpg
1771 TheGrid.zip


I only listed the ones on public post attachments, not the PM's attachments as I don't care about those.
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amgine

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Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:07 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

why can't we put more security measures on BF ?
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sam686

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Post Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:44 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

amgine wrote:why can't we put more security measures on BF ?
Bitfighter's VPS by itself wasn't hacked but rather its the system that runs VPS that got hacked which have probably corrupted VPS, I said most of that here. The main problem was the lack of complete and recent backup into another server or computer.
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watusimoto

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Post Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:31 am

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

A problem which, I'll note, we've taken steps to prevent in future.
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raptor

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Post Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:50 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

UPDATE:

Screenshots are back for pleiades!:
http://bitfighter.org/levels
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:17 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

Thanks for all your hard work, guys. It's some very unfortunate business you've had to deal with. I appreciate it.
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Post Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:39 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

Good job guys!

Sure, it's take time, but we can fix everything trought time.
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:zapdance: Bitfighter forever :zapdance:

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amgine

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Post Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:11 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

lol i htink i said to create a backup before this happened but it never got done.

Minor note this is i htink like hte 20th time Bf has crashed or got hacked I think we need a better system or more security on Bf maybe as well as a auto reset system for bitfighter.org that its down for say 5 minutes it auto resets ( maybe have a system where it backups reguraly and will load the last backup in a crash)

sincerly amgine.
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sky_lark

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Post Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:59 pm

Re: Bitfighter coming back to life!

I don't know if this is related to the crash and I don't know if this is reproduceable on other machines but it was such a tiny issue that I didn't want to make a new thread for it. When I click "Font colour" above my text box when writing a new post, the color squares appear like normal but they're all black, instead of individually showing a color of the rainbow. Interestingly when I click on a random square it does output a color of the rainbow (ie. not necessarily black); the square's appearance remains black however. Anyone else having this issue?
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