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/Newstuff FAQ

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Ok, the following thread should prevent any more "how can i upload to newstuff" threads.
Here we go.

Before we begin, the following must be noted.
1)Proxies will not work.
2)There is a limit of 200 users. BE PATIENT. Try logging in around midnight EST or something around there.

For FTP Clients

1)Load up a ftp client (ftp explorer or something familiar).
2)Connect to archives.3dgamers.com. The username is "anonymous" and the password is your email address (i.e. k@k.com)
3)Once connected, go to pub, then idgames, then incoming.
4)Upload a zip file (or exe) you need to upload. Also upload the text file that comes with it.
5)Your Done!

For using a command line (dos, telnet, xterm, etc.)

ftp archives.3dgamers.com
username:anonymous
password:(put email here)
cd pub
cd idgames
cd incoming
bin
put (exe or zip file)
put (text file)
quit
Questions you'll ask....


1) What will be rejected?

Warez copies of any doom engine.
Junk in zip or exe files.
No text file included.
Anything NOT related to any games in the doom engine (like a mod for Q3A).
Any SLIGE levels.
MP3s in wads.
Sound clips of Disney, Beavis and Butthead, etc.
Unmodified parts of any iwad.
Modified levels (from ID).
Trademark symbols.
Files over 50mb.
And any other questionable things.

2)Where can I upload Demos (LMPS)?
When you connect to archives.3dgamers.com, goto /pub/idgames/lmps/incoming.

3)Where can I ask the handler for info?
thldrmn@archives.3dgamers.com
start your subject line with 'DOOM-FTP:'

4)Where can I get the template?
Here

5)Who's going to review my WAD?
Liam does that. He does his reviews every Sunday, you can find them on the main page or the Doomworld News Forum.

6)Where can i get reports if my files were accepted?
Rejects
Accepted Items from the last 7 days.

7)How long will my file last in /newstuff?
10 days.

8)Where does it go then?
Read the reports, they tell you the alternate directory of your files.

9)Where can i download files?
Here

10)It say's "archives.3dgamers.com" not found. What's going on?
Chances are that you are using a proxy. Ask somebody to upload it for you.

11)Where can I get FTP Clients?
Here

12) I cannot load DOS, what's going on?
Windows XP has very limited support of DOS. Use a windows FTP client.

13)I'm having problems uploading with Internet Explorer, what should I do?
Use an FTP client like FTP Explorer for Windows, Comfortable FTP for Linux.

14)My WAD has porn, where to put it.
pub/idgames/incoming directory.

15)Will it be reviewed?
Probably yes.

16)I just made a big circle room. Will it be accepted?
Yes, but expect a bad review.

17)I made a music wad. Will it be accepted?
Yes, but NO mp3s.

18)My wad uses resources from other games or wads, will this be accepted?
Only if you recived proper permissions.

19)I'm looking for a wad on the FTP but I cannot find it!
Try Doomsearch.

20)Liam's review was mean, what should I do?
Try harder next time :)

Remember, if your question is not in this post, you can post a question and somebody (or I) will answer it.

That should do it. If you need any help reply to this thread.

Info on how to upload can be found here, contact info can be found here and their forums can be found here.

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eow you've actually posted something semi-helpful, I'm impressed, there's a few things worth pointing out though

1.) You can connect/upload to an ftp server with a dynamic ip (I have one)
2.) Besides the zip you also need to upload the accompanying txt file (there's a template somewhere on 3darchives, can't be arsed to find it)

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You know Ling, you should do something with this, like copy it to a txt then put it in the FAQs section of DW or something...

EDIT : got the txt, if you want it...

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bigbadgangsta said:
You know Ling, you should do something with this, like copy it to a txt then put it in the FAQs section of DW or something...


Or, even better, put it in the idgames archive and link to it there. Call it README.incoming or something. Oh look, someone thought of that already.

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cph said:

Or, even better, put it in the idgames archive and link to it there. Call it README.incoming or something. Oh look, someone thought of that already.


Hey, RailGunner did a good job! Don't bring him down from his happiness! Heh.

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My God, he said something worthwhile.
Anyway, really good job, 'Gunner.

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fraggle said:

Doesnt XP come with a command line FTP program?


me thinks so, ftp.exe me thinks its called

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Yeah, that thing about porn was weird... but i learned something minor from this thread; to include a separate text. Ty will use the one in the ZIP if there isn't one, but README.INCOMING actually says to include an external one (which must ease Ty's work, I presume).

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bigbadgangsta said:

I thought DW had a policy against porn? Meh, whatever.

Against posting pictures/stories of porn, yeah. But no one said Liam couldn't review pr0n wads in /newstuff.

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*** Ichor drop 100 mg ZIG on Nightmare. "Well, it looked bigger in the catalog".

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