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Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« on: June 17, 2009, 03:41:32 pm »
Update By: Nightcrawler

A few of you may have noticed Romhacking.net was down for a little bit. I hope your withdrawal wasn't too bad. :P Well, we're back now. :) Since I can only type with one hand, I'll just copy and paste to fill in anybody who hasn't been in the know.

From a few days ago:

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Romhacking.net is currently down to the public and in the rebuilding process. The server we were on was a victim of complete data loss as a result of a widespread attack and vulnerability from HyperVM, a host node VPS (Virtual Private Server) control software. Much real life drama including a suicide relating to this issue has gone on. You can read an overview at the following:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/09/lxlabs_funder_death/

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bangalore/Techie-hangs-himself-in-HSR-Layout-/articleshow/4633101.cms

Though this event was technically beyond my control, I apologize for any lapse in administrative judgment regarding backups and choice of host that have led to this partial (up to two months) data loss. I take preservation of our community's data seriously and take pride in being a trustworthy Administrator. I hope this incident does not tarnish Romhacking.net's image, your trust in me, or our community's strength. Romhacking.net will return shortly to resume being a central hub for our community and archiving and preserving it's accomplishments. There is nothing that can wipe out RHDN, only provide us with a temporary setback. Current status:

  • We have restored the site from backup as of April 5th, 2009 and recovered most added information from Google cache since then, and will work to restore it as well.
  • We have moved to a new VPS server being managed by custom VPS control software and do not expect the same occurrence to ever happen again.
  • Romhacking.net is expected to return to partial service within 24 hours. Some features such as forum registration may remain down for a few more days while other services such as e-mail are restored.


Additional steps are being taken to further protect our history and continue to keep it safe at ROMhacking.net for years to come.


If you want to help out with a few remaining restoration issues, please see this forum topic:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,8395.msg130820.html

You don't know how much you miss something until it's gone, right? So, enjoy RHDN again if you've missed it. If you didn't miss it, well, why are you here reading this!? Go away! :P

Relevant Link: (http://www.romhacking.net)

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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 04:18:37 pm »
When the "submit translation link works, I'll get to work on it!  :P
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 04:51:56 pm »
We are back! Woohoo! :woot!:
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 04:55:35 pm »
You never know how much you you miss something until it's gone. Here's to Nightcrawler and the staff for getting RHDN back in working order. :beer:
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 05:11:09 pm »
Sheesh, I was worried there for a few days.  Glad you're back.
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 05:12:03 pm »
Sweet, my homepage is back. >:D

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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 05:16:02 pm »
Awesome that Romhacking.net is back. Now we can all post again!


I hope that you guys don't stop coming to the IRC channel now. lol
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 05:39:41 pm »
Nightcrawler's board had real solid activity, I do hope that continues.  Also Wooty woot!
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 05:42:49 pm »
Yay, now I can procrastinate school and translation projects once again without the aid of Square-Enix!
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 06:23:38 pm »
Yay!
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 06:30:34 pm »
It's great that RHDN is up and all, but it's terrible that we lost a month's worth of stuff because of what happened.

Thankfully, I save everything important from here that I need (script translations and whatnot, for example). XD

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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 06:48:24 pm »
Translation submission form is working now, snark. :)
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 07:20:31 pm »
Oh man, finally!! XD I didn't know what to do with myself these past bunch of days!
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 08:06:05 pm »
I just want to state for the record: This last week or so has been the most productive week I have had in a couple years. Coincidence?  :P
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 09:34:20 pm »
Hopefully people realize and it starts to get active again. The March/April dates are quite strange to see all over the place, as the last time anyone posted in these topics.

Btw, I take it it'd be against the rules to post a URL with pre-patched roms? Found some hacks that don't seem to be in the database while the site was down, and that's how they distributed them.


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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2009, 09:35:57 pm »
Yup. Don't submit a patched rom.
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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2009, 09:52:37 pm »
...ouch, didn't realize it was just last month I changed that nasty ass orange background in my av.

Is it possible to extract a patch from a rom somehow?

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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2009, 09:56:42 pm »
Easy.

Find the ROM the patch was based off of, then use Lunar IPS.

The problem is finding out what ROM it's based off of. So, so many versions of roms out there...

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Re: Site: Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2009, 10:11:58 pm »
The problem is finding out what ROM it's based off of. So, so many versions of roms out there...

Damn you goodltools!

What, I might need all those [b ]s and [o ]s one day for some unexplainable reason... ::)

Anyways, woot! I can once again put those four special letters in the address bar: rhdn

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2009, 11:19:41 pm »
Did a Help Wanted Ad right after the site opened. Unsure if it was processed.
Should I resubmit?
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