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 Post subject: Project2612 imported
PostPosted: 2021-12-19, 14:06:39 

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Hello, I have imported 704 sets from project2612.org, please report bugs in this thread.

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The missing fields (Developer, Release Date, Composer, etc.) immediately stand out- although that's less of a bug than it is how outdated the txt files are.


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PostPosted: 2021-12-22, 21:45:40 

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marklincadet wrote:
The missing fields (Developer, Release Date, Composer, etc.) immediately stand out- although that's less of a bug than it is how outdated the txt files are.

Related to this, I've noticed how a few packs with multiple composers seem to mash the names into one. For example, Aladdin has "Tommy Tallarico Donald Griffin Alan Menken" as it's sole composer and Decap Attack has "Fumito Tamayama Hiroto Kanno". On a similar note, Crüe Ball uses an & symbol to seperate the composers and thus they're also treated as one by the website. (Unless that's intentional since Mötley Crüe is a band and not a single person)


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PostPosted: 2021-12-22, 21:47:00 

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Yoshiatom wrote:
marklincadet wrote:
The missing fields (Developer, Release Date, Composer, etc.) immediately stand out- although that's less of a bug than it is how outdated the txt files are.

Related to this, I've noticed how a few packs with multiple composers seem to mash the names into one. For example, Aladdin has "Tommy Tallarico Donald Griffin Alan Menken" as it's sole composer and Decap Attack has "Fumito Tamayama Hiroto Kanno". On a similar note, Crüe Ball uses an & symbol to seperate the composers and thus they're also treated as one by the website. (Unless that's intentional since Mötley Crüe is a band and not a single person)


Thanks for reporting, these should be easy to fix.

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PostPosted: 2022-01-03, 4:45:20 

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It's good to have the project2612 archive available here. It makes the music more accessible. Thanks!

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Bumping this.

I think we've discussed this in the past, but to conclude the migration of P2612 in vgmrips, I'd love to have the forums imported as well and added as a read-only archived section at the bottom of the various sections of the vgmrips forum.

Apart from the Offtopic section (which can clearly be omitted as it doesn't have relevant information), the other sections of the website have several important topics such as:

  • Valleybell's thread on how to hack some games without sound test in order to play all the tracks without playing the game (and having SFX on top of them)
  • The status of several P2612 packs which, despite being already imported, needed work or had issues which needed to be addressed
  • Other various information about sound drivers used in Mega Drive games and other tech info which are still relevant today

Hopefully this can be done at some point by obtaining a database dump of P2612's forums and a script to import them into VGMrips.

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PostPosted: 2022-10-23, 17:07:55 

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How will we deal with user logins?

Perhaps it is better to manually transfer the posts, and have users register/login only if they want to.

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vampirefrog wrote:
How will we deal with user logins?

Perhaps it is better to manually transfer the posts, and have users register/login only if they want to.


That sounds like a huge amount of work I really don't want to burden you with, but if you have a plan on how to easily deal with it then, by all means, I'm 100% for it.

When I transferred the old forums of my own project to the current myBB I just orphaned all the users and asked them to recreate an account, if they wanted to keep posting, and I just emptied their passwords so that they couldn't log on anymore.

There could also be overlap between users on P2612 which are registered on vgmrips as well, leading to name collisions which could create confusion between "imported" P2612 users and current vgmrips users.

Back then I solved this issue by appending "_imported" to all the user names and giving them a special role.

A possible solution to this would be akin to what I did:

1. Export the P2612 database to recreate the forum structure of P2612 with all the sections and posts to a file
2. Clear all the passwords so that the users can no longer log in (and emails as well, so that there is no way to reset the passwords and have a new one)
3. Append something like "_P2612" to all user names
4. Re-enumerate the users' IDs so that they don't collide with the ones on vgmrips (I didn't have to do this because the new forums were empty)
5. Alter the tables so that they can be cleanly imported on vgmrips, ending up in a dedicated read-only section

But I have no idea how phpBB works and if it has some clever way to import other forums into a subsection. All of the above were the steps I went through doing some massive SQL queries (and failing several times before getting it right) in order to import all the data from my old forum to the new one.

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