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R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive) (Read 3427 times)

Started by Cyborg Sun, October 08, 2019, 01:25:36 am
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R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#1  October 08, 2019, 01:25:36 am
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The long standing MUGEN website Randomselect, which hosted a large number of characters and stages, has went down as of today.

http://randomselect.piiym.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

Not much is lost as far as I'm aware, since it can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine, but still, it sucks to see this historic site go down.

EDIT: If anyone still wants to download any characters, stages, or other misc MUGEN things that were hosted on the site, this archive should help (Thank you, Iced, for bringing this to my attention): http://network.mugenguild.com/rs/
Last Edit: October 11, 2019, 01:57:58 am by Cyborg Sun
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#2  October 08, 2019, 01:33:09 am
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Did they shut down the site or is it a host problem like MFFA did a few times? :(
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#3  October 08, 2019, 01:39:31 am
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Did they shut down the site or is it a host problem like MFFA did a few times? :(

Honestly, I actually don't have a clue... This is the first time this has happened with RandomSelect as far as I know. It's possible, but I don't want to get my hopes up. There is also the fact that Piiym (the host) was hacked a while ago (Not sure when exactly, but I think it was within the last year at least).
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#4  October 08, 2019, 01:45:47 am
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WHAT? I was literally on there THE DAY BEFORE it shut down!
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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#5  October 08, 2019, 01:48:00 am
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It's definitely dead. XCB said he's closing the host due to the hack that happened a few weeks ago.
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#6  October 08, 2019, 01:48:11 am
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I remember going there often for chars n such... damn, rip another piece.

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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#7  October 08, 2019, 01:53:11 am
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Damn... RIP randomselect, it was the first site I found after knowing about mugen. Great memories. :(
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#8  October 08, 2019, 02:09:40 am
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Not much is lost as far as I'm aware, since it can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine, but still, it sucks to see this historic site go down.

Even so, it might be a good idea to archive the stuff that was hosted.
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#9  October 08, 2019, 02:18:04 am
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Oh damn, that's a shame. :(
So much great stuff that is gone.

Agreed with DF, hosting the stuff it's not only the good, it's the best idea.

GTA

Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#10  October 08, 2019, 09:01:41 am
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You see guys? Now these Mugen sites are going offline too, it is going to die. Very slowly...
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#11  October 08, 2019, 10:35:00 am
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Did they shut down the site or is it a host problem like MFFA did a few times? :(

Shut down.
XCB posted a Twitter thread about it 3 weeks ago.


Initially, everything was maliciously wiped on the 17th of July by a random hacker.
After the wipe, I restored what little I had from an archive.org snapshot, KFM restored RS, and Serio restored their Castlevania Fighter stuff.

Then, the closure was announced.
The PIIYM webspace expired a week earlier than stated.


As for the MUGEN files:

Serio seemed done with everything, uploaded their site and the CVF files to MEGA.
There is a group of CVF fans from Serio's forums that put together a discord server to preserve and continue working on it.

KFM said he was done, he's since moved on to leading a team of Fallout 4 modders working on a mod called "Junkmaster".
XCB said he was done.
I randomly lurk, My old files should still be on archive.org, as well as Ricepigeon's old hosted stuff.
As for the others hosted - They have been MIA, so I assume the files lost unless there's webarchive snapshots.

That's all I know.

Edit: Error 504 Server issues caused multiple posts, deleted them and cleaned up my post a bit.
Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 12:01:49 pm by VinnyJ
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#12  October 08, 2019, 02:21:42 pm
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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#13  October 08, 2019, 03:06:14 pm
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You see guys? Now these Mugen sites are going offline too, it is going to die. Very slowly...
I'd believe that if we didn't have whole communities trying to preserve stuff.
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#14  October 08, 2019, 03:53:57 pm
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well shit, randomselect was one one the 1st websites that i downloaded my 1st stuff for mugen.

its sad to see it go :\

GTA

Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#15  October 08, 2019, 05:16:24 pm
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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#16  October 09, 2019, 03:04:28 pm
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I went to his site a few days ago and it was still online :( I was waiting for Mystikblaze and Jin Kazama's works to be hosted there for years since Spolde's stuffs were also hosted there
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#17  October 10, 2019, 12:19:46 am
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What the actual hell? I was JUST on there a couple days downloading a few characters for nostalgia sake. Wow. Mugen just feels a bit bleak these days, man.
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#18  October 10, 2019, 01:09:09 am
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I went to his site a few days ago and it was still online :( I was waiting for Mystikblaze and Jin Kazama's works to be hosted there for years since Spolde's stuffs were also hosted there

Those guys have been MIA for years and whatever existed was probably hosted on RS.

Try using archive.org on mrev's infara/happy-cat urls or i-xcell now-defunct com/net webhosts.
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect
#19  October 10, 2019, 01:13:42 am
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Don't go to any i-xcell page w/o webarchive though if they exist. In 2008, after RS left i-xcell I found a still-online page (somehow) that got hugely bloated with malware and I got an actual virus from it.

Who knows if it's still like that
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#20  October 10, 2019, 01:30:02 am
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yeah, the malware bomb was pretty famous back then.
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#21  October 11, 2019, 01:25:18 am
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A few years back KFM claimed he was going to lose his hosting and needed unbanning to say "goodbye to people"
Bea then supplied the tools and me and her made him a copy of the site to be a backup, but he wouldnt get unbanned.

it then turned out to be another of his schemes and since he didnt get unbanned he returned to his affairs.

So anyway heres random select archives from a few years back
http://network.mugenguild.com/rs/


I cant reasonably tell when this was taken, but I hope it helps someone.
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#22  October 11, 2019, 01:52:08 am
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A few years back KFM claimed he was going to lose his hosting and needed unbanning to say "goodbye to people"
Bea then supplied the tools and me and her made him a copy of the site to be a backup, but he wouldnt get unbanned.

it then turned out to be another of his schemes and since he didnt get unbanned he returned to his affairs.

So anyway heres random select archives from a few years back
http://network.mugenguild.com/rs/


I cant reasonably tell when this was taken, but I hope it helps someone.


That's quite helpful (Since I don't know the extent of what the Wayback Machine saved). Thanks for this link, Iced! I might edit this into the first post.
Last Edit: October 11, 2019, 01:56:08 am by Cyborg Sun
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#23  October 17, 2019, 02:17:18 am
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BRUH... I was just on RandomSelect the other day downloading Mike Obrecht's characters, its a darn shame to see RandomSelect disappear, but ya know... all good things come to an end.
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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#24  October 19, 2019, 04:14:32 pm
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Sorry, but I don't feel so bad about this, sice RS was dead since years ago and the only was left was the website that already has lost content that you can got access from Wayback machine already, it was a matter of time that the site got down eventually.

However, it was a good website with a lot of stuff (not just characters and stages, also resources and screenpacks) and it was a referent in these days. Good to know Iced already had a backup for the site, since though Web Archive got a copy with downloads working, that should last like a year or less before those files become unavailable eventually (because WBM needs space to keep more websites in general and the downloads are the first casualties)

So now I can say properly... RIP RandomSelect, you were a good site after all and you'll be never forgotten...
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#25  October 20, 2019, 07:05:11 am
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i'm more shocked that the wesbite was alive for so long and thought it had died years ago!

more importantly, there goes ironmangos stuff, oh well.

i'm more concerned as to where to go to get sion's castlevania fighter-tingy... is that thing even still active?

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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#26  October 21, 2019, 04:12:29 pm
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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#27  October 22, 2019, 08:47:41 pm
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i'm more concerned as to where to go to get sion's castlevania fighter-tingy... is that thing even still active?
I think people are only hosting the version without malware nowadays.
I recall Serio saying he left the source code for Castlevania Fighter in his forum back in February, but recently his entire site has been shut down so now we can't even get to the link to that either.
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#28  October 23, 2019, 02:13:53 am
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i believe i may have the most recent build of the castlevania fighter lying around on my HDD if anyone needs it.
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Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#29  October 23, 2019, 02:54:57 am
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i believe i may have the most recent build of the castlevania fighter lying around on my HDD if anyone needs it.

Please upload that Castlevania build. I only have the early beta versions on my pc........Thanks!   :sugoi:
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#30  October 23, 2019, 03:12:26 am
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It seems I forgot to include the MEGA link for Serio's CV stuff in my original post.

Boom.
Re: R.I.P. Randomselect (Now With Archive)
#31  October 23, 2019, 06:36:38 am
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Hmmm... Guess I should have read the earlier posts....there is malware all over these files (good thing my anti-virus is up to date)