(Topic ID: 266763)

Past downloads


By pinballfan2000

74 days ago



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#1 74 days ago

Hi everybody,
Does anybody know how to download past code for Spike2 games JP, Elvira and Stranger things? I tried with Wayback Machine, but since Stern's new site uses f002 to download files, it didn't work
Is there any other way to download older code for JP, Elvira or Stranger Things?
Thanks in advance,
Peter

#2 73 days ago

Save them as they come out is the only thing I can think of.

#3 73 days ago

Thanks for telling me. I unfortunately didn't manage to save them

#4 73 days ago

Why would you like to play older code versions? There's a reason the older versions aren't available anymore

#5 73 days ago

You're right

#6 73 days ago
Quoted from Bingovit:

Why would you like to play older code versions?

Actually, I don't need codes to play older versions of them.
I just wanted to have them in my code collection, that's it

#7 73 days ago
Quoted from Bingovit:

Why would you like to play older code versions? There's a reason the older versions aren't available anymore

Archiving this type of information is very important for future generations of hackers - at some point in the future people will want to experiment with different code in this era machine, and having different versions to compare could help figure out things.

Yes, they end up being historical artifacts, but there's a reason as well that IPDB has all the released versions of software there - otherwise they could just have the latest posted and erase the rest.

Just as a 2000s era example - apparently there is a bug in the latest Monopoly release that's not in the earlier versions concerning dice rolling - so presumably someone could look at the equivalent code in the older version to see what changed vs. the latest version and possibly fix it.

Of course, someone at Stern could probably fix it in <20 minutes with the original source code, but that's not in their commercial interest right now.

#8 73 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

Archiving this type of information is very important for future generations of hackers - at some point in the future people will want to experiment with different code in this era machine, and having different versions to compare could help figure out things.
Yes, they end up being historical artifacts, but there's a reason as well that IPDB has all the released versions of software there - otherwise they could just have the latest posted and erase the rest.
Just as a 2000s era example - apparently there is a bug in the latest Monopoly release that's not in the earlier versions concerning dice rolling - so presumably someone could look at the equivalent code in the older version to see what changed vs. the latest version and possibly fix it.
Of course, someone at Stern could probably fix it in <20 minutes with the original source code, but that's not in their commercial interest right now.

I use a Western Digital Live media player that is older than dirt, WD doesn't even sell them any more. Why bring this up? The last firmware release from WD will over time randomly corrupt or erase your files! You have to use a USB flash drive to revert back to an older firmware version.

So the "latest and greatest" isn't always so, always backup!

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