file-hunter.com updated

by tfh on 23-07-2016, 19:26
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After almost 10 years of no updates, The File-Hunter from FONY has managed to update his website, giving it a fresh new look. Some old stuff (like the music-sections) has been removed, while other pages have been updated. The FONY section now not only features the downloads of their demos, but you can also watch their demos online!
Besides that, TFH has put 50 of his favorite MSX games online for you to play in your browser. This is based on the WebMSX Emulator by Paulo Augusto Peccin.

Just go and have fun at: www.file-hunter.com

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By tfh

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23-07-2016, 20:18

The 50 games you can play in the MSX section are my personal favourites Smile
If you'd like to have your game(s) added, please feel free to let me know.

By tfh

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24-07-2016, 13:48

BTW, quite funny to see in the logs which games are loaded the most Smile

* Aleste -> Of course, it's the top one
* Aufwiedersehen Monty
* Valkyr

BTW, I am still looking for a working .dsk image of Red Lights of Amsterdam (English version), so...

By tfh

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25-07-2016, 22:06

It's nice to see that people are activly using the MSX section to play games. Some stay well for over an hour and play quite a lot Smile

By Samor

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29-07-2016, 14:14

nice to see the site getting an update Smile

By tfh

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29-07-2016, 14:19

Samor wrote:

nice to see the site getting an update Smile

Yeah, it was about time ;-) And that's what I have a bit to much at the moment ;-)
But I am quite happy with the result. I already wanted to update the site for quite some time and had some ideas, which were made possible with the MSX2 support of WebMSX and the fact that due to circumstances I have to much free time.
The site looks nice now and people use it to play games, so TFH is a happy camper.

By tfh

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31-07-2016, 16:38

The person in Finland with IP address 82.181.251.98: I hope you'll have fun with the copy of my website your are making at the moment with HTtrack!

By Samor

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07-02-2017, 07:03

it can be a useful tool, but it must be annoying if it's hammering a server.

By tfh

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07-02-2017, 07:35

Indeed. But fortunately the site is pretty small/compact (<11Mbyte). I just noticed it in the logs.
I've considered adding a "website download link", but that would turn it into a game download link and I didn't feel like doing that and I guess that sites like MRC also wouldn't allow links anymore.

I still see it happen now and then though. Should I add a file-hunter.com.zip link? Dunno...

By Hydragon

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07-02-2017, 22:12

That's the reason, I did some hardening on directory access etc, and instead of error documents all redirect to main website.
Since website itself on files ain´t huge, but the file downloads like maps etc, increase the bandwisth a lot, since the files are like 1mb to 7mb. and with webrippers trafic usage increases fast, f.e 302 maps downloads alone has atm about 392 Mb of content.

By Samor

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08-02-2017, 10:35

HTTrack can also be set (actually, it is by default) to not hammer too much...
I recently used it to dump an inactive Wiki on a legacy server, just left it running overnight without going too fast so it wouldn't disrupt anything else on the network.

..oh by the way, I'm not from Finland and I did not dump tfh's site (and no, I did not use a proxy either) Tongue

By tfh

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23-07-2018, 12:26

LOL... Has it already been that long again? LOL Smile

By tfh

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23-07-2020, 17:12

4 years already Smile And the site has grown quite a bit Smile Over 600 games playable online, thanks to the great WebMSX emulator by Paulo Peccin. Added Arabic, MSXDev and Homebrew sections.
Mirrored the Hans Otten MSX pages and one of the biggest MSX Archives. And of course the File-Hunter.com Android App to play your favourite MSX games everywhere.
Yep.. a lot of things have changed in the last 4 years. My health is finally where it should be, a new job... TFH is happy :)

By tfh

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23-07-2021, 22:29

Yay!
The 5-year anniversary of File-Hunter.com back in the MSX scene Smile Not bad what we have achieved in those 5 years!

By JohnHassink

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24-07-2021, 03:13

tfh wrote:

Yay!
The 5-year anniversary of File-Hunter.com back in the MSX scene Smile Not bad what we have achieved in those 5 years!

And if I may add - the invaluable contribution to MSXdev, which has become one of its carrying pillars.
Hat's off sir, and please keep up the good work. ♥

By tfh

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24-07-2021, 13:35

JohnHassink wrote:
tfh wrote:

Yay!
The 5-year anniversary of File-Hunter.com back in the MSX scene Smile Not bad what we have achieved in those 5 years!

And if I may add - the invaluable contribution to MSXdev, which has become one of its carrying pillars.
Hat's off sir, and please keep up the good work. ♥

Thanks Smile
I personally consider MSXDev as THE most important "event" for MSX. The number of game the MSX has received due to this competition is simply amazing. And if I see the entries of this year, the prize-money and the loot-box (I also know what is still to come for the loot-box). I'm also looking forward to next years edition.
So I am just gratefull I can put these entries online for the community to play Smile

By Samor

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24-07-2021, 19:33

Great stuff! I guess you are no longer the one in the group that does nothing! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers
Sorry, can't help making that joke sometimes. Wink

By tfh

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25-07-2021, 00:05

Samor wrote:

Great stuff! I guess you are no longer the one in the group that does nothing! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers
Sorry, can't help making that joke sometimes. Wink

LOL... Indeed...
I'm the only one doing something these days... Hell, I'm even the only one!