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Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch => MM8BDM Discussion => Topic started by: PotatoStrike on June 07, 2017, 01:44:43 PM

Title: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release! (UP TO V6A)
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 07, 2017, 01:44:43 PM
Hello there, fellow people of Cutstuff!

The four last days, I started looking for every version ever of MM8BDM. I compiled them into one zip file for legacy purposes, and also to let you discover what it was like before. You'll see how big the gap between versions is!

This archive contains the following versions:

Before you ask, yes, I asked Mike if I could release this archive. Though what Mike doesn't want to see is outdated versions being hosted.

You can download the Archives on Google Drive  (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KFhjMBf4SWGKbYKaS_ZcDltysvXW7DZ6/view?usp=sharing)

Have fun going back in time!

Don't forget to read the readme file, you'll find some details there.

Special thanks:
CutmanMike, for providing v2b specially for this pack.
Promestein, for providing the MEGA mirror, no longer in use.

EDIT (31/10/2021): There is no more MEGA link as there used to be. I updated the link to the Google Drive folder so nobody has to wait for my green light to enter.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: Gumballtoid on June 07, 2017, 01:48:26 PM
It might be a good idea to set up a MEGA or Google Docs folder so folks can pick and choose which versions they want to download. Downloading every version at once is kind of painful.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 07, 2017, 02:05:03 PM
It might be a good idea to set up a MEGA or Google Docs folder so folks can pick and choose which versions they want to download. Downloading every version at once is kind of painful.

True. I'll make folders ASAP.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: Promestein on June 07, 2017, 05:12:09 PM
I went and individually packaged them.

https://mega.nz/#F!qkFg1ZYA!fQlEXt7_SsVutIVAYtKozA
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 07, 2017, 05:35:33 PM
I went and individually packaged them.

https://mega.nz/#F!qkFg1ZYA!fQlEXt7_SsVutIVAYtKozA

Thanks Promestein! I'm doing the same by my side on Google Drive.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: Xhatahx on June 08, 2017, 09:56:30 AM
There's something you might want to look into in the Alpha package.

There's a free, probably illegal copy of Doom 2 in there.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 08, 2017, 10:37:31 AM
There's something you might want to look into in the Alpha package.

There's a free, probably illegal copy of Doom 2 in there.

Do you know another way to play the Alpha without doom2.wad? If yes, please tell me.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: Xhatahx on June 08, 2017, 10:41:30 AM
I can't even play the Alpha with Doom 2! Maybe an alternative launcher is needed, the old one seems to only be for online games.

EDIT: Derp. I didn't read the README.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 08, 2017, 10:48:18 AM
I can't even play the Alpha with Doom 2! Maybe an alternative launcher is needed, the old one seems to only be for online games.

I don't know how to create a launcher for the Alpha. Moreover, I've put the steps in the readme file, steps being: drag MegaDMAlpha.pk3 onto skulltag.exe.
Also, I tried putting megagame.wad instead of doom2.wad, and it didn't work, so I think Doom2.wad is mandatory to play the Alpha.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: Beed28 on June 08, 2017, 12:11:02 PM
You shouldn't be sharing commercial IWADs when they're still available to purchase.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: Promestein on June 08, 2017, 01:02:50 PM
I didn't even notice it in there - I must not be very attentive.

Swapped it out for Freedoom.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 08, 2017, 01:21:39 PM
I didn't even notice it in there - I must not be very attentive.

Swapped it out for Freedoom.

Alright, I'll put freedoom1.wad instead of doom2.wad. Thanks for telling me.

EDIT: I've removed the link to the archive on Dropbox. It'll take time before the whole file is reuploaded.

EDIT 2: Dropbox link back up!
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: alexparr on June 08, 2017, 08:41:11 PM
There's something you might want to look into in the Alpha package.

There's a free, probably illegal copy of Doom 2 in there.
You must be the guy that took over Chaos Generator development!
You shouldn't be sharing commercial IWADs when they're still available to purchase.
And you must be the one that uploaded the older versions!
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: PotatoStrike on June 09, 2017, 08:19:35 AM
You must be the guy that took over Chaos Generator development!
And you must be the one that uploaded the older versions!

Uh, no, I'm not. I'm the only one to work on the Archives: Promestein's role was only uploading it to MEGA.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: NES Boy on June 09, 2017, 10:40:37 AM
I don't think that was directed to you, PotatoStrike. Alex was quoting Xhatahx and Beed, so logically, he must be talking to them.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: NES Boy on October 08, 2020, 09:19:45 PM
I'd like to bump this topic in honor of MM8BDM's 10th anniversary, which is today!
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release!
Post by: VonStein on October 21, 2020, 07:23:15 PM
Thank you for bumping this, I had spend the last few days scouring the internet for uploads for exactly that historical reason, just seeing the changes over time, and came up empty, completely missing this thread. thank you kindly for putting this up, this will make the last few days of wait easier! =D
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release! (UP TO V6A)
Post by: Bill_Rizer on October 24, 2020, 02:45:48 PM
Sweet, I always wanted to see how this whole thing started out, but couldn't find a link for the SGC demo anywhere. Thanks for providing these.
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release! (UP TO V6A)
Post by: andreasaspenberg on October 28, 2020, 07:04:02 PM
it was good that it came with freedoom. just one question: how do i set up freedoom for multiplayer?
Title: Re: Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - Archives release! (UP TO V6A)
Post by: PotatoStrike on October 31, 2021, 08:39:54 PM
it was good that it came with freedoom. just one question: how do i set up freedoom for multiplayer?

Did you try any hosting services, such as TSPG? Almost every server for Zandronum is set up using their hosting system.