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Offline Nicktatorship

Re: Mega Tokyo AGI forums backup
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2017, 02:51:56 AM »
So, this is kind of an old thread, but today while searching around (trying to determine if someone I found was the same person as from AGI past), I found an old comment on a post on the osdev forums. Then realised I was talking about Nat Budin, and *then* realised I recognised Nick Sonneveld's username too. I did another search and just, did one of the old forums get consumed by osdev, or were we just... spread out there too?

Examples:
http://forum.osdev.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3236

http://forum.osdev.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4259

http://forum.osdev.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4157

Maybe this was already known, but it's striking me as bizarre.

EDIT: Okay, seems a lot of mega-tokyo may have ended up in forum 11 also? Still some vestiges of what once was. http://forum.osdev.org/viewforum.php?f=11&start=2650

EDIT 2: Cross-referenced it with some of the posts in the snapshot Lance linked to earlier in the thread and yeah, looks like the Off-Topic and OS Dev bits are still intact on the main osdev site.
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Offline lance.ewing

Re: Mega Tokyo AGI forums backup
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2017, 03:52:41 AM »
I'd have to check to be certain but I suspect some of the non-AGI/SCI specific forums were consumed as you suggest may have happened. I have a db backup of the whole of the MT forums, so could search for those posts later on; unless someone else beats me to it.

Offline Collector

Re: Mega Tokyo AGI forums backup
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2017, 10:54:17 AM »
As I remember it there were three main forums on Mega Tokyo; AGI, SCI and OS Dev. I never paid much attention to the OS Dev.
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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Mega Tokyo AGI forums backup
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2017, 03:28:42 PM »
Ah yes I recall that as well...never went in there myself either.
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Offline lance.ewing

Re: Mega Tokyo AGI forums backup
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2017, 03:51:00 PM »
I've now checked the MT DB backup and can confirm that all three of those threads are in that backup.

We have confirmation of the "consumption" in the following osdev.org thread from last year:

http://forum.osdev.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30895

First reply says this:

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Briefly: one of the two (or three?) fora that were eventually merged into OS-Dev was a forum on a message board called Mega-Tokyo, originally hosted on Geocities IIRC. It was primarily a site for supporting an FOSS reimplementation of the AGI and SGI game interpreters originally used by Sierra Online in the mid-1980s. I am not sure how it came to host an OS forum, but I assume that one of the mods had an interest in the subject.

Reading on it would seem that it was a merger of the osdev forums on MT and the osdev.org forums:

http://wiki.osdev.org/History#Timeline_of_the_OSDev_Community

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Oct 18 2006: The two largest os development forums, Mega-Tokyo.com and OSDev.org, are merged in to one single forum creating the single largest community of operating system developers working on different OSes. The original OS development newsgroups are eclipsed by several orders of magnitude in traffic.


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