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Old demos completely gone?

Created 19th June 2015 @ 19:22

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barcaphilip

brew

When I get bored occationally I try to watch some old demos. But lately when I’ve tried to download some of these I get this messege: This is a 404 page, which means that we couldn’t find what you’re looking for. and bla bla etc. Any thoughts?

Casino

I don’t know but my guess would be that with the beta of the new site and the site URLs being moved around a bit (as well as the devs removing things like the APIs and what not) it’s possible that the files still exist and that the links to them are just out of date.

emb

(Legend)
ciortai

We’ve removed all demos older than 9 months when we were moving away from Hypernia’s web hosting. The reason for this is that ETF2L had 7 years worth of demos, and they were using up a lot of disk space.

Normally we’d been happy to host an archive of highlights from competitive gameplay, but due to the way TF2 demos work, any balance updates to the game break old demos permanently – as a result, the vast majority of our demos were no more than junk taking up server space. You would need to jump through a lot of hoops to determine and recreate the exact TF2 version needed to run the demo without crashing, which seems like a tremendous waste of effort given the number of videos documenting skilled competitive play from just about every period of TF2’s existence.

Vitilumi

tbd

don’t you spec enough already? ;)

Lazybear

(Anti Cheat Staff)
MUUQ
itsallgood

Actually the April 29th update fixed a lot of the demo crashes, and they also switched to csgo way of skipping ticks which is basically increasing the timescale until the desired tick is met.

It’s probably too late to suggest now but if there was an easy way of saving only prem level demos perhaps, so that at least the top echelon of European tf2 was preserved in history ^^
Should be a very small fraction of storage compared to all demos.

barcaphilip

brew

Quoted from Vitilumi

don’t you spec enough already? ;)

Thank you for the useful anwser :D <33

barcaphilip

brew

Quoted from emb

We’ve removed all demos older than 9 months when we were moving away from Hypernia’s web hosting. The reason for this is that ETF2L had 7 years worth of demos, and they were using up a lot of disk space.

Normally we would have taken pride in having an archive showcasing the evolution of competitive gameplay, but due to the way TF2 demos work, any balance updates to the game break old demos permanently – as a result, the vast majority of our demos were no more than junk taking up server space. You would need to jump through a lot of hoops to determine and recreate the exact TF2 version needed to run the demo without crashing, which seems like a tremendous waste of effort given the number of videos documenting skilled competitive play from just about every period of TF2’s existence.

Ok ty for the reply

Vitilumi

tbd

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Thank you for the useful anwser :D <33

anytime my inferior little swede <3

barcaphilip

brew

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