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HLC File Depot about to go live!
« on: December 09, 2008, 12:18:26 AM »
Hello everybody, it's me. That guy who doesn't post enough.

So last night Tom and I came up with a crrrrazy idea. Realising the other day that we don't utilise the amount of disk space we have effectively enough, we decided to setup a file upload area. While this may not seem all that useful to the average Joe, take a second to think about it.

Essentially, what we're offering is a place for storing all your files, whether it be mod alphas/beta, files you need to transfer from PC to PC or just your stash of porn. Okay, not porn. We do have rules about that. But the rest of the stuff is fine. We offer password protection systems for those important files, as well as pretty much unlimited space.

If you would like a small demo of an already existing file depot, please check here: http://www.hitmodel.half-lifecreations.com/filedb/

As you can see, it uses a folder system which is great for organisation. However, we need a name for it! So if any of you have any ideas about what the depot can be called, please, don't hesitate to post. We will be offering this service to everybody shortly, once we've ironed out a few things.

On top of that, we will soon be offering free SVN databases to anybody who requires it! For more information on subversion, please check out this link. It should explain why SVN is almost vital for a professional mod project: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_(software)

For those who can't be bothered to read the article, I will try to concisely sum up what SVN is:

Essentially, it is a way of sharing files with multiple users between PCs. Imagine you had two coders working on a project. Say coder number 1 coded a new weapon, normally he'd have to send the files to coder number 2 via email, MSN or the HLC file depot, right? Not if he has SVN installed. All coder 1 would have to do is right click his newly coded file and submit it to the mod's code SVN database. This would immediately notify coder number 2 that a new file is on his database, so that he may download it or any other updated files to his PC. The mod's project files are in sync on all PCs!

But oh noes, coder number 1 wants to revert back to an old version of the weapon he coded! Disaster! Not with SVN. No sweat. He can simply revert back to an older version he uploaded to the database through SVN's intuitive archiving system!

Now that I've blabbed on enough, I'll let you get on with whatever it was you were doing. Have a good day!

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 12:34:29 AM »
Ooooooh svn, thanks James =D. Will take a look at the demo later

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 01:33:30 AM »
svn is teh bomb. We use it at work, so much better than CVS. And most pro IDE's will support it either officially or through a third party plugin.

The file db system sounds really interesting, I look forward to seeing it in action.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 02:22:36 AM »
It should explain why SVN is almost vital for a professional mod project:

Is that why you don't use it? ;3;3;3;3;3;3

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 02:25:02 AM »
Ho ho ho!

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 03:03:54 AM »
Will you add little file depot for files thats shown on forums?(like, my TFC pack or DiamonD's hacks or someone elses)
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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 03:41:31 AM »
Okay, not porn. We do have rules about that.

Curses!

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 07:51:49 AM »
Fuck yeah, can I use one of them SVNmajiggers for the DoD project?

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 07:54:16 AM »
Fuck yeah, can I use one of them SVNmajiggers for the DoD project?

You can use it for whatever you like, as long as you're 2 pro 4 skool.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 08:00:06 AM »
You know me, my man, I am far 2 pro.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 09:35:13 AM »
Glad to hear you guys like the idea, but we need a name and banner for it. So if you guys have any suggestions, that would be most awesome!

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 12:58:52 PM »
Half-Life Creations Craporium

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008, 01:31:29 PM »

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2008, 02:01:36 PM »
Rapidshit.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2008, 10:33:05 PM »
So halp mah Gawd if it's that PHP script! :argh:

Not that I have any use for it, I'm just being a hateful fgt cuz PHP r sux. :3

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2008, 01:29:28 PM »
Glad to hear you guys like the idea, but we need a name and banner for it.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2008, 01:54:19 PM »
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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2008, 02:55:21 PM »
Glad to hear you guys like the idea, but we need a name and banner for it.

The Hub.

LOL, get it? It's a religious pun (parodying "hub of creation").

...

The Cultivator...since material hosted will help projects "grow."

You may have guessed that I like puns. If so, you wouldn't not have been assuming correctly.

Thats an interesting idea, on campus we have a Mall called Hub Mall.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2008, 07:27:42 AM »
le dump is pretty classy

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2008, 01:45:54 PM »
I would like to agree on the classiness of Le dump, it's good name

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2008, 05:07:04 PM »
Hi2u Blood Surfer LOL

EDIT: Christ, why is there no :wave: smiley?
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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2008, 05:21:28 PM »
TBH the one thing I love about AR forums is the smilies :P

Oh, and I'm all for "Le Dump," possibly "Le Dumpe?"

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2008, 03:30:38 AM »
Bah, all you need to do is pillage from Facepunch fools:

 

Moi thinks "Ze Dump" le sounds tres grand.

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Re: HLC File Depot about to go live!
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2008, 05:57:31 AM »