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Author Topic: Anyone have a copy of QBRPGS.com or V Planet (or other long lost QB sites)?  (Read 5479 times)
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« on: January 25, 2013, 02:02:57 PM »

Hey guys, Pete from Pete's QB Site checking in after....years....

Anyway, I just got an email from someone asking if there was a copy of QBRPGs.com archived anywhere.  I did a few searches and came up empty handed.  I also searched for V Planet! and didn't find a copy anywhere either.

Does anyone have a copy of these old QB sites still kicking around?

Thanks!

My site's still up, by the way! http://www.petesqbsite.com
Still getting between 200-300 hits/day and I still get email questions every day or two as well.  I think I will post an update.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 05:57:27 AM »

Hi Pete, good to see you are still around. I have a full backup of QBRpgs.com but it's the site itself rather than a download of it, will need to check with Fling-master if he is happy to pass it on or see if I can do a proper download of it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 03:02:53 PM »

If Fling-master is okay with it, you should upload it to http://qbrpgs.qbasicnews.com !
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 11:15:44 AM »

Hi Pete.   Good to see you still around the scene.

(I'm one of those daily hits you still get at your QB site  Grin)

- Dav
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 02:42:08 AM »

When I was 12 V Planet published an article that featured a silly, unfinished game I was working on (I think I e-mailed it to Vance asking him to 'hold on to it' for some reason I'll never remember).  Seeing my game on a website like that was something I'd never experienced before and motivated me big-time to make games.  I can't help but feel that tiny niche site played a tremendous role in me becoming a career game programmer.

Anyone have any idea what Vance is up to nowadays?
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 05:12:37 AM »

When I was 12 V Planet published an article that featured a silly, unfinished game I was working on (I think I e-mailed it to Vance asking him to 'hold on to it' for some reason I'll never remember).  Seeing my game on a website like that was something I'd never experienced before and motivated me big-time to make games.  I can't help but feel that tiny niche site played a tremendous role in me becoming a career game programmer.

Anyone have any idea what Vance is up to nowadays?

VPlanet was probably my favourite QB site back in the day. Not sure what happened to Vance or QBshire for that matter, they seemed to have disappeared of the Interwebs :-/

I miss the QB days, though am happy it seems like many of us went on to bigger brighter things as a result Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 06:53:01 AM »

QBRPGS is on the waybackmachine, as you may already have found yourself: https://web.archive.org/web/20050308120747/http://www.qbrpgs.com/ seems to be the latest snapshot before it turned into advertising.

Maybe VPlanet is also on there? I can't remember the URL, but I remember browsing it and being amazed by all these things people did, back when I was ... 10? Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 12:08:32 AM »

Over 3 years late to this thread. :O

I don't think I have a copy of the old qbrpgs.com site, unless it's on an old hard drive sitting in a box in my closet (haven't checked those in close to 10 years, dunno how many of them still work). But if wildcard has a copy of it (or anyone else for that matter), I'd be totally fine with them putting it up someplace.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 08:51:57 PM »

I'll check my backups to see if I have anything. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 11:53:00 PM »

Randomly stumbled across this thread.  

I'm still trying to track down a copy of QBRPGs.com and V Planet!

Would love to put up a mirror somewhere.

Let me know if anyone has a copy. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 09:22:43 AM »

I received a backup from wildcard a while ago since as it turned out I did not have anything complete (just an in-development copy I found on an old drive). I was planning to put up a read-only copy, just haven't got around to it yet. I will post here when that's done.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 12:46:30 PM »

Alright, it's up here: http://qbrpgs.blarg.ca/

Should be all working I think. Lotta work to make everything run on PHP 7! Most of the scripts were written for PHP 4, and there was a lot of sloppyness as a result of the fact that I taught myself PHP originally when 3 was current... so there was a lot of super old things and bad practices. Also that forum software I wrote, "FlingForum", is garbage, haha. Oh man... I am disappointed at my younger self after having spent the past couple hours cleaning things up, but I guess we all start somewhere, right?

The site is in read-only mode for archival reasons, but also because most of the stuff that created/updated data had security holes in it so I don't trust it at all.

The Top 50 section is also missing entirely. It's an off-the-shelf topsites script I got back in the day (I think the same one most topsites used) that I am not really interested in going through to make sure it's not exposing all kinds of vulnerabilities. Plus all the site banner images were remotely linked, so it would look rather poor anyway. Sad

There's also a copy of QB Chronicles on there since it was hosted under that site anyway in a subdirectory, so hey, why not put it up. I think it's archived already on Pete's site, but here it is again.

(I feel kind of embarrassed reading through those issues... heh. Most of my "tutorials" are not really adequately detailed and if I'm being honest, I remember at least a couple were written after only juuust getting the basics down myself of what I was writing about... so I probably was not really prepared to write a tutorial on the subject matter anyway in those cases. Also in places the inspiration from the look and feel of the old QB:TM / QB Times issues seems blatantly obvious, haha. But I do remember having a lot of fun writing those issues. Don't remember why I stopped now... hmm. Oh well!)
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 05:40:28 AM »

Great to see it back up. I think it would be more strange if you didn't think that about the old code. I think it's common for programmers to want to rewrite things even recently and the web/php has changed a lot since it was running. I need to go through the code on this site as several different scripts running that probably need some attention.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 01:56:10 PM »

Yeah, you're exactly right of course. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 06:42:45 PM »

Alright, here's one that's probably not really needed: http://qb45.blarg.ca/

I say "not really needed" because http://qb45.org/ exists. Though I'm unsure who is running that, so figured I'd put up this copy of how qb45.com looked when Jofers and I ran the show briefly. We both put a loooot of effort into the custom scripts, forum and design. The whole Bigfoot theme was funny and pretty unique (100% Jofers idea and design!). I cannot speak for Jofers since I don't think he and I ever talked about it in retrospect, but even though this iteration of qb45.com was short lived, I got a real sense of satisfaction and accomplishment from it... especially after the whole PostNuke disaster. Tongue

The only backup I could find of this version of the site was from August 31, 2005, which is about a year before VonGodric took over as site admin. If I took another backup of the site before the hand-over, I cannot find it.

Thankfully this site was much easier to restore and get running again on PHP 7 due to the fact that the code was much, much, much cleaner and better tested. And it wasn't spammed to hell by bots, so no 1000's of junk posts to clean up. Wink

As with the qbrpgs.com backup previously linked, this site has all create/update/delete functionality disabled and is as such in 100% read-only mode.

Enjoy the trip down memory lane!
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