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    Xeno media broken links

    Post by artaeun on Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:33 am

    First off, I want to say hi to everyone who's still active in the forums. It's my first time here and I was really glad when I found out this site and community exists. I've been in love with the Saga since 2005, when I casually found out about it while surfing for the first time the net. Didn't actually managed to play it (not even now, even if I have the originals) since i didn't had a NTSC PS2 and didn't had a PC powerful enough to emulate it. Though I did manage to follow the story through the videos from a site called bluelaguna that was up a few years ago, besides watching the Xenosaga II bonus DVD and playing that one specifically. The complexity of the story and characters is something that still leaves me in awe to this day, and since a few weeks ago i had the opportunity to play Xenosaga III on a modified PS2, I'm coming to love it even more that I thought it was possible.

    Anyway, the main reason I got out of my dark lair to write in this forum is because while downloading the wonderful collection of media from the main site, I found a few broken links.

    Specifically in:

    • Xeno Emissions E1 HD Scans:
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      .../kare/hi_res_scans/xe1/xe1-0151.jpg

    • Xeno Emissions E3 HD Scans:
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      .../kare/hi_res_scans/xe3/PG121.jpg

    • DNA 4Koma Episodes I and II:
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      .../meishu/4koma_ep1/page050-0151.png
      .../meishu/4koma_ep2/page038.png
      .../meishu/4koma_ep2/page039.png


    I did a check on all the other files available online at the Media section of the site, and it seems they are all online and ok.
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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by katimus_prime on Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:51 pm

    Welcome, Artaeun!!
    Thanks for coming out! As soon as I get home from work today, I'll take a look at those links. Thanks for pointing them out. :> They should be easy and small to fix.


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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by artaeun on Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:07 pm

    @katimus_prime wrote:Welcome, Artaeun!!
    Thanks for coming out!  As soon as I get home from work today, I'll take a look at those links.  Thanks for pointing them out.  :>  They should be easy and small to fix.

    Glad to be of some service :] oh and having the database from Xenosaga 3 transcripted is just awesome! Though it made me wonder: is there any plan on making it more "interactive"? with links web-links and some images, like in the actual game?
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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by katimus_prime on Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:08 pm

    Unfortunately, since making that section interactive would take quite a lot of focused work, it's never been considered. Most of the people who originally built it are in varied places in their availability, but if you had the interest and know-how, I could definitely upload an improved version. It'd be a lot to go in, anchor-link everything, and research screenshots for so many articles on my own time.


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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by artaeun on Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:17 pm

    @katimus_prime wrote:Unfortunately, since making that section interactive would take quite a lot of focused work, it's never been considered.  Most of the people who originally built it are in varied places in their availability, but if you had the interest and know-how, I could definitely upload an improved version.  It'd be a lot to go in, anchor-link everything, and research screenshots for so many articles on my own time.

    Well, I was taking into consideration the idea of building it myself. I do have the know-how but I lack the screenshots. Those could be extracted from the game itself, but I lack the tools and time to do so, at the moment. It'll take me a few month between studies, but I'll probably do it. And if by then I manage to find a way to get all the screenshots (and maybe finish the game as well on my own), I'll post on the forums a compressed copy of it. Then if you think it's usable, you can upload it into the main site Smile
    I just need to set up a decent CSS responsive template for it, staying as faithful as possible to the in-game database (but without the PS buttons)
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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by katimus_prime on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:20 pm

    Well, if you've the interest in building it yourself, I'd be glad to help you host it if you like! :> Sorry I can't assist, but my work schedule is very heavy and I no longer get enjoyment out of doing web-based fan projects as a pasttime because it's so similar to what I do at work.

    Sorry I didn't get to repairing the links until today. It took a little more brainpower than I thought it would. Here's the rundown!

    The scan for 151 of EP1 Emissions is something we never had, so I clipped it from the page so that the lightbox would scroll properly.

    Page 121 for EP3 Emissions is more or less a blank page, and the person who built the HD scan page for it didn't take into account the additional characters in the filename when he built it, so I fixed it and it works well now. \o/

    Xenosaga 4koma
    Ep 1 - 050-051 - No matter how many times I re-exported or renamed the file, it didn't seem to want to work at all, but since pages 50 and 51 are already in, I cut the spread.
    Ep 2 - 38-39 - There were actually no scans for these available, and the thumbnails were actually for Ep 1's 4koma, so they were cut.


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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by artaeun on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:35 pm

    @katimus_prime wrote:Well, if you've the interest in building it yourself, I'd be glad to help you host it if you like!  :> Sorry I can't assist, but my work schedule is very heavy and I no longer get enjoyment out of doing web-based fan projects as a pasttime because it's so similar to what I do at work.
    Now you got me curios on what kind of work you do Shocked
    Anyway, I didn't expect any assistance, I'm used to working alone and I did propose doing it.   Basketball  Though as I said, it's gonna take me a few months, since I'm doing it in what little free time I have. I'd be honoured if it were uploaded on the site.

    @katimus_prime wrote:Sorry I didn't get to repairing the links until today.  It took a little more brainpower than I thought it would.  Here's the rundown!

    The scan for 151 of EP1 Emissions is something we never had, so I clipped it from the page so that the lightbox would scroll properly.

    Page 121 for EP3 Emissions is more or less a blank page, and the person who built the HD scan page for it didn't take into account the additional characters in the filename when he built it, so I fixed it and it works well now. \o/

    Xenosaga 4koma
    Ep 1 - 050-051 - No matter how many times I re-exported or renamed the file, it didn't seem to want to work at all, but since pages 50 and 51 are already in, I cut the spread.
    Ep 2 - 38-39 - There were actually no scans for these available, and the thumbnails were actually for Ep 1's 4koma, so they were cut.

    Thank you for taking interest and time in looking into these! Smile
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    Re: Xeno media broken links

    Post by katimus_prime on Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:14 pm

    I work in the QA department for Zenimax Online Studios. My past work was mainly QAing their billing website. :>

    Whenever you're done, please let me know! Best of luck, too! Glad I was able to help with those links!


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