Archive-name: games/videoarcade/ftp Last-modified: Apr-28-95
Announcing the Rec.Games.Video.Arcade file servers!
There is one main ftp site and *three* mailservers! Use these - FAQ maintainers (and archive keepers) do NOT like getting LOTS of email asking for copies of their stuff. Please respect their wishes and use the automatic processes for getting these FAQs.
Please note also that if you *can* ftp then do so - that frees the mailservers for our AOL and Fidonet and whatever friends who don't have ftp access.
There is an ftp site for RGVA information. It is located at wiretap.spies.com. Look in the game_archive directory. There are currently directories for the cheat sheet (cheatList), a directory for the KLOV (gameList), a directory for repair hints (repairHints), and a directory for all the games hints sheets. As well as a bunch of other stuff.
Andy Eddy, of GamePro magazine, also maintains an ftp site at netcom.com. Look in the pub/vidgames directory. The pub/vidgames/faq directory contains a mirror image of the Mailserver files, so you can ftp anything listed in the following Mailserver section directly from netcom.com.
(automatic, 24hrs a day, game playing FAQS)
Please use ftp if at all possible... The following mailserver sites use email as their transport - any messages they serve eat up time used by Georgia State's or my Fidonet BBS' mailing systems. 240 MK3 requests a day tends to slow things down quite a bit. The Fidonet system is slow. It only runs when my computer is otherwise unoccupied... please be patient!
Please read the following instructions carefully - requests that don't follow the proper formatting get dumped in my incoming mail directory. Trust me, you really don't want to deal with 250+ MK3 moves requests in your mail folder. So please read carefully:
I have revamped the RGVA mailserver ... there are now two addresses -- one is for hints sheets, the other mainly for technical info. Use the following charts for help:
Address: firstname.lastname@example.org (yes ... my email addr ... ELM filters rock!) Format : "Send <keyword>" *** CASE IS IMPORTANT *** (This *is* unix ...)
Send <keyword> *must* be the SUBJECT of your message... if you put it in the text body, I cannot process your message. Message not conforming to the above format will either be replied to with this help file or, if I'm in a bad mood, purged. Your subject line MUST look something like this:
Subject: Send mk2
Choose your keyword (to follow "Send") from the following list:
Keyword Description ------- ----------- auction Steve Ofoz's "Buying from an Auction" faq cheats The latest copy of the Definitive Arcade Games Cheat Sheet help The RGVA Mailserver and FTP guide (from the FAQ) klov The latest copy of the Killer List of Video Games ki The Killer Instinct moves sheet mk The Mortal Kombat moves sheet mk2 The Mortal Kombat II moves sheet mk3 The Mortal Kombat 3 moves sheet mk3-mini The "quickie" MK3 moves sheet nba The NBA JAMS moves/secrets sheet operator Steve Ofoz's "Buying from an operator" faq primal The Primal Rage FAQ rampart The Rampart help sheet faq The rec.games.video.arcade Frequently Asked Questions list samurai The Samurai Showdown moves/hints sheet sf2 faq The Street Fighter II FAQ sheet sf2 ken The Street Fighter II Ken FAQ sf2 moves The Street Fighter II Moves sheet ssf2 The Super Street Fighter II FAQ and moves sheet tssf2 The Turbo Super Street Fighter II FAQ (how long can this go on?) t2 The Terminator 2 help sheet virtua The Virtua Fighters help sheet vf2 The Virtua Fighters 2 help sheet
Please note that the cheat sheet and the klov are VERY LARGE... if your system or mailer can't handle 100kb+ messages, they WILL bounce and be returned to me as undeliverable. Undeliverable messages will be killed.
My filter runs off Georgia State's ELM mailer program. Sometimes it hiccups. Sometimes it mails files off into the great bit bucket in the sky. It *does*, however, get around 95% of what it send to the proper place. *IF* you send a message and don't get anything within 24hours, then send me email asking for help (to the same address) and I will see about manually sending the appropriate file to you.
I will NOT send copies of lots of files *unless* you can't get the automatic server to work. I just don't have the time.
Address : email@example.com Format : "Request <keyword>" in subject, "Mail-to: <your email address>" in text body. The mail-to line is most important ... gisatl.fidonet.org gets uucp bangpaths for addresses and needs internet addresses for outbound mail.
This System is slow - my Fido BBS *only* runs at night when my computer is otherwise unoccupied. Therefore it can take two, three, maybe more days for a message to make a round trip. If you don't have a reply in a week, please send me mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the following keywords for your requests:
Keyword Post ------- ------------------------------------------------ help This posting (ie ... instructions). pinouts A list of the current entries in the pinouts/switches archive. cheats Directions on where to ftp the Cheat Sheet. manufacturer The list of arcade games manufacturers. parts The list of sources for arcade games parts. nostalgia The folklore list of easter eggs and other things in old games.
Again, include the following line in the text body of your message:
Mail-to: <your Internet address>
Requests without this line cannot be honored as my inbound UUCP mailer DOES NOT pass incoming Internet addresses in any usable form.
You can also request entries in the Pinouts/Switches archive. Simply use the filename for the entry you want (request the pinouts post for details on filenames) as the keyword and follow the instructions above.
This server uses my Fidonet BBS. Fidonet is by its very nature very quirky and my programming can be flakey. Therefore, it *can* take a day or so for the message to get back to you. It WILL get there, if you follow the instructions above. Just give it time.
If you have any questions or problems, please email me at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, there is a NEW mailserver available on the net, and here's the info recently posted to the newsgroup describing it :
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Here is the latest list of FAQs available from my mailserver and instructions on how to get them.
Instructions: Send mail to email@example.com with the *subject* line being the command below. (Note: my mailserver is *not* case sensitive.) Separate queries must be sent for each desired FAQ.
Be patient! Queries are only answered when I log in (which is usually twice a day or more). If you do it right, you will get what you want. If you don't get what you want within 2 days, check your spelling and that the command is in the Subject: line, and try again.
A * by the name of the FAQ denotes a new FAQ.
Command (place this in Subject:) For this FAQ: ------------ ------------------------------------ send primal * Primal Rage (NEW v.93--thanx Zargon!) send dslong DarkStalkers LONG send dsshort DarkStalkers SHORT send mk2 MKII v16 (v20 coming as soon as it's finalized and released...still not yet folks...) send ssfIIt Super Street Fighter II Turbo send ssf2 Super Street Fighter II send sf2 Street Fighter II (Hyper) send revx Revolution X send jam NBA JAM Tournament Edition send pongkomb Pong Kombat! send virtua Virtua Fighter send tmek T-MEK send rgva rec.games.video.arcade send wh2j World Heroes II Jet send aof2 Art of Fighting 2
Note to FAQ providers: Please let me know when you have an updated FAQ ready for posting, and tell me either where to find it or mail it to me. Thanx!
Send questions, comments, flames, FAQs, ideas, etc. to the same address firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
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Lastly, if you know of any other sites, please let me know so I can add them to this list.
email@example.com | "I Hate it when I can't trust | Atlanta 1996 !! firstname.lastname@example.org | my own technology!" - LaForge | Play Pinball !! email@example.com |-------------------------------------------------- --------------------------- "Thrills! Chills! Magic! Prizes!" -- Hurricane
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