Archive the Celestia Motherlode

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Archive the Celestia Motherlode

Post #1by SpaceFanatic64 » 07.03.2019, 01:44

We all know that at some point, the Celestia Motherlode will go down from the internet. Should this happen, we must prepare by archiving all files and web pages so that after it is gone (in the inevitable future), people will still be able to access. I am aware of the Wayback Machine, but from what I have checked, it has not archived all pages of the Celestia Motherlode. We must not let it get lost in the many pages of the endless web, so we must save it before is too late. We must archive the Celestia Motherlode.
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Post #2by Janus » 07.03.2019, 03:06

There is only about 60Gb on celestialmotherload, not as much as I expected.

I am sure I am not the only one who has crawled it.


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Post #3by SpaceFanatic64 » 07.03.2019, 04:46

There was likely more than before. I am almost certain that some creators directory had files that were removed and therefore cannot be considered a complete archive. Unless we can get into contact with the owners of the files, it will be incomplete.
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Post #4by john71 » 07.03.2019, 10:56

Please make a torrent file from the open source or otherwise legally not restricted material!

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Post #5by CM1215 » 07.03.2019, 11:34

john71 wrote:Please make a torrent file from the open source or otherwise legally not restricted material!
Or a .zip, .7z, or .rar file!
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Post #6by Lafuente_Astronomy » 07.03.2019, 12:27

Wait, no one's going to keep the Celestia Motherlode running anytime soon?
But there is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it. God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?
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Post #7by selden » 07.03.2019, 15:00

No, the Motherlode is not going away any time soon, unless something catastrophic happens to ibiblio, which seems unlikely.
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Post #8by SpaceFanatic64 » 07.03.2019, 15:07

Yes, I agree with selden. While I am aware that it's not gone right now, you never know when a website goes down, so by doing this, people can still download from there.
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Post #9by onetwothree » 07.03.2019, 15:16

Make a donation to ibiblio so it can continue to host motherlode and other sites.

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Post #10by SpaceFanatic64 » 07.03.2019, 15:34

I would if I could, but unfortunately I have no money. Getting back to the topic, I am not very interested anymore in Celestia, so I may be on hiatus for some time and I will only come back to make posts. I believe someone else will have to take the honors of doing what the topic says.
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Post #11by Joey P. » 09.03.2019, 22:43

I do believe that addon pages should be created within this forum; there was one for all of Cham's addons. The Motherlode really is dead.
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Post #12by Janus » 10.03.2019, 00:45

The listing for Cham is here, though the referenced pages no longer exist.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=15543

I have everything listed here if anyone can't download it for some reason.
http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/creators/cham/

I have no idea how complete the list is however.


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Post #13by LukeCEL » 10.03.2019, 02:20

Cham has also made sprite models, but the links are dead. For example: /viewtopic.php?f=23&t=17258 and /viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17243

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Post #14by SpaceFanatic64 » 10.03.2019, 05:31

Do the links work with Wayback Machine?
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Post #15by LukeCEL » 10.03.2019, 15:08

Unfortunately not. :cry:

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Post #16by Joey P. » 18.03.2019, 03:46

Actually, all of the download links in the Wayback Machine's archives of the Motherlode do not work.
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Post #17by Joey P. » 21.03.2019, 04:16

There is a nice website (in French) here:
https://www.ikiru.ch/celestia/index.php?lang=en
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Post #18by SpaceFanatic64 » 21.03.2019, 06:28

I'm aware of that website. I stumbled upon it some time ago.
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