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Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« on: September 10, 2010, 05:49:25 am »
Update By: Nightcrawler

This is an exciting day for ROMhacking.net! Today we officially announce the merger between ROMhacking.net and the Data Crystal Wiki (datacrystal.org). Two of the largest ROM Hacking resources around have come together in a big step forward toward centralization of the community and providing the largest ROM hacking resource on the planet! Both sites shared many of the same goals and it made sense to combine our resources and link together. AnyoneEB will remain webmaster of Data Crystal and it has been great working with him so far.

There are many new possibilities that have opened up with integrating RHDN and Data Crystal content. We've already implemented several new features you can read about below. We plan to continue the integration process as time goes on. We'd love to hear from you on what you might like to see in the future.

Here are some new features that have come from the merger:

  • ROMhacking.net Accounts Merged with Data Crystal

    You may use your existing RHDN account to log into Data Crystal for editing. If you don't have an account, creating a new account from RHDN will work on both sites.

  • RHDN Game Pages Enhanced with links to Data Crystal

    Every RHDN game page now links to associated Data Crystal ROM Maps, RAM Maps, Table Files, Hacking Notes, and Tutorials! In the event no page exists on Data Crystal, you can create the appropriate page on the spot!

    See the examples below for Super Mario Brothers and Earthbound that show the full effects of the new possibilities!

    http://www.romhacking.net/games/727/

    http://www.romhacking.net/games/709/

  • Fan Translation Community History Page

    The Fan Translation Community History page is back in wiki form! This was a page lost when Wikipedia deleted it. It's back now and ready to be edited and enhanced by all of you!

    http://datacrystal.romhacking.net/wiki/Fan_Translation_Community_History

  • Translation Request List:

    The Translation Request List from the forum has moved to the wiki. Users can add their requested games themselves. The list can be maintained by anyone, and the ability to further enhance it with additional information is made possible by the wiki format.

    http://datacrystal.romhacking.net/wiki/Translations_Request_List


Relevant Link: (http://datacrystal.romhacking.net)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2010, 08:41:51 am by Nightcrawler »

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 06:27:24 am »
Alright!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 08:40:08 am »
Did anyone think of making a Facebook page for this site? It might be helpful with keeping in touch with translators and hackers. Usually when real life issues come up, we don't hear from them and aren't sure when they're coming back.
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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 11:33:46 am »
  • Fan Translation Community History Page

    The Fan Translation Community History page is back in wiki form! This was a page lost when Wikipedia deleted it. It's back now and ready to be edited and enhanced by all of you!
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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 12:45:31 pm »
YESSSSS!!!! WORLD DOMINATION

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 02:28:58 pm »
This is kinda scary... But hey! Tutorials? Maybe I'll take a look.
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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 02:46:14 pm »
Fixed the non English text. More Latin1/UTF-8 mismatch horrors. Reminded me of the forum conversion days. Caused by data crystal's Latin1 database and our server's "Go UTF-8 or Go Home" configuration! I think I've managed to get it all up to standards without corrupting any data! Should be fixed and everyone can relax as "Pokémon" now displays correctly again!  :laugh:

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 02:48:17 pm »
YESSSSS!!!! WORLD DOMINATION

When all's said and done, I shall be the archbishop of the romhacking world! Zophar's next! (And NC beat me to it)

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 04:36:00 pm »
Should be fixed and everyone can relax as "Pokémon" now displays correctly again!

Finally! Now I shall find other, more interesting ways to break this :] :D

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 06:17:44 pm »
This is great news!  ;)

Centralization means better cooperation and availability of information. Now I will get to work on on the pages of my favorite games!

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 10:03:06 pm »
When I try to upload a picture file, I get the following error:

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Internal error

The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver.

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2010, 08:40:16 am »
Fixed the non English text. More Latin1/UTF-8 mismatch horrors. Reminded me of the forum conversion days. Caused by data crystal's Latin1 database and our server's "Go UTF-8 or Go Home" configuration! I think I've managed to get it all up to standards without corrupting any data! Should be fixed and everyone can relax as "Pokémon" now displays correctly again!  :laugh:

One step closer to world domination! Who's next!? We're coming for YOU Zophar!!

In Translations Request List most of article got cut off because of that.

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2010, 10:01:51 pm »
Ah, sorry about that. Here's the list from Google cache from right before:
Sept 10th List

Nothing can be done to restore it other than re-edit the page. That data in the list was somehow UTF-8 already. So converting the database dump double converted and MySQL silently just truncates (for some stupid reason) upon invalid character. There shouldn't have been two different encodings in there. Anyway, it's all taken care of now. It won't happen again. One time thing.


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Should be OK now.
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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 01:05:27 am »
Wow, looks like everyone with a RH.net account has free access to the Datacrystal wikis now? I love this marriage of in-depth wiki recording with RH.net's active forum discussion.
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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 09:37:45 am »
Ah, sorry about that. Here's the list from Google cache from right before:
Sept 10th List

Nothing can be done to restore it other than re-edit the page. That data in the list was somehow UTF-8 already. So converting the database dump double converted and MySQL silently just truncates (for some stupid reason) upon invalid character. There shouldn't have been two different encodings in there. Anyway, it's all taken care of now. It won't happen again. One time thing.


badinsults:
Should be OK now.

Golden copied back the list from old wiki, I added changes from google cache and my own edits and a couple of new games from translation request thread, so it's restored now.

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2010, 10:44:15 am »
Someone read my mind. This is some chocolate and peanut butter type shit going on up in here. :beer:

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 07:31:17 am »
I have an acount in Romhacking.net but i have a log in error (Password incorrect).
I have cookies enabled.
My user and password work in Romhacking.net but don´t work in http://datacrystal.romhacking.net

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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 08:57:43 am »
Looking in the database, something crazy seemed to happen with your account. I deleted your datacrystal entry. Try again. If it still doesn't work, I've got nothing. :(

I think we can delete again and then have create an account with the same credentials from datacrystal and see if that will work.
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Re: Site: ROMhacking.net and Data Crystal Merge!
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2010, 07:37:54 am »
It might be nice to have a link to the Data Crystal site on the left menu bar.