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What happened to Rastertek?


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#1 Naruto-kun   Members   -  Reputation: 364

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:16 AM

For some reason everything has been wiped off the site. No more tutorials to be found. Anyone know? I need to get hold of their terrain lighting tutorial...



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#2 Waterlimon   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3075

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

http://web.archive.org/web/20140625035927/http://rastertek.com/

 

seems to have the tutorials there, dont know if you can download the files though.


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#3 Naruto-kun   Members   -  Reputation: 364

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

Great stuff thanks.



#4 SIC Games   Members   -  Reputation: 685

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

He better get that site back up and running again - that was weird! I checked and like you said everything was wiped. I'm going to cry now - there was no explaination just vanished like a ninja.


Game Engine's WIP Videos - http://www.youtube.com/sicgames88


#5 Buckeye   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 9060

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:47 PM

It's back (or was a minute ago). Maybe someone forgot to extend the site lease.


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#6 justyourimage   Members   -  Reputation: 154

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:36 AM

Just in case -> https://rastertekdx.codeplex.com/SourceControl/latest

 

This has (almost) all rastertek tutorials written with SharpDX in C#

 

Cheers! :)


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#7 SIC Games   Members   -  Reputation: 685

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

I'm going to contact him soon but if anyone else interested in finding out - I'll keep you posted or you can bug him about it https://twitter.com/MrDemetriosG

 

Don't ask how I found him either lol! I have my secretive ways :D


Game Engine's WIP Videos - http://www.youtube.com/sicgames88


#8 Fredericvo   Members   -  Reputation: 780

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

Don't ask how I found him either lol! I have my secretive ways

 

 

A WHOIS Domain lookup can do wonders. Already mailed him too. biggrin.png

 

PS: sorry for the duplicate post I made earlier. That was literally a panic post.



#9 SIC Games   Members   -  Reputation: 685

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:13 AM

You're a Ninja too! :D  Any word yet? If not I can use the webarchive url post. It doesn't expire til Novemeber 2014 - perhaps he's redesgning the site??


Game Engine's WIP Videos - http://www.youtube.com/sicgames88


#10 Fredericvo   Members   -  Reputation: 780

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:28 AM

Everything is on archive.org... except the zipped source code & project files.

I have everything from DX11 Terrain tutorials and from 1 - 25 of the DX11 basic tutorial.

If anyone has 26 - 50 I'm ready to swap.



#11 Alessio1989   Members   -  Reputation: 2673

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

If someone needs the dx11 base and terrains C++ sources, here are the conversions from d3dx to DirectXMath I did some time ago, the project and the solution files are in VS2013 format: http://1drv.ms/1BP63MU

 

Please note that code is provided "as is", and I didn't add particular stuffs except the math library conversions and some aligned allocations due __m128 use in XMMatrix and XMVector (sometimes even useless aligned allocations, but they still work rolleyes.gif ).

 

If you have issues opening the archive, please use the last preview of 7zip http://www.7-zip.org/

 

If you don't have Visual Studio 2013 you can install the express desktop version for free, or you can recreate manually the solution and the project files.

 

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that those projects use DirectXTK as static library in the Texture class (I used DDSTextureLoader). https://directxtk.codeplex.com/

 

You need to link the library to the project, the default path I used is ..\..\..\DirectXTK\Bin\Desktop_2013\$(Platform)\$(Configuration)


Edited by Alessio1989, 24 February 2015 - 04:05 PM.

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#12 Wacko Reese   Members   -  Reputation: 155

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:22 PM

I was disappointed to find out the site was gone. Hopefully it will be restored. I did archive a few months ago, but I lost it due to ubuntu overwriting my whole hard drive.



#13 SIC Games   Members   -  Reputation: 685

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:26 PM

Apparently the guy from twitter told me the person doing the tutorials permently  stopped. Just completely stopped creating the tutorials. Here's my conversation snipplet of the conversation below.

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#14 Alessio1989   Members   -  Reputation: 2673

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:41 AM

That's sad :\


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#15 Fredericvo   Members   -  Reputation: 780

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:24 AM

I took the trouble to save the entire DX 11 Basic + Terrain tutorial from archive.org just in case that site were to vanish too or in case you need an offline copy. That complements Alessio1989's saved source code.

 

http://1drv.ms/1ookevH



#16 thefatshizms   Members   -  Reputation: 159

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

It's sad that the site was deleted/the guy stopped doing the tutorials :/ I would of thought that if it was only the guy stopping making the tutorials that he could keep up the site still and just put a little side note saying these tutorials have been discontinued.



#17 iedoc   Members   -  Reputation: 1254

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:13 AM

Problem is a site costs money to keep up, even if it isn't much. I'm guessing it wasn't worth his effort to keep it up. or maybe he was just having a bad day biggrin.png


Edited by iedoc, 06 August 2014 - 09:14 AM.

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#18 lightxbulb   Members   -  Reputation: 1156

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:58 AM

I had saved some of the tutorials when I went on vacation some time ago: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/dvffhggtgvjo1/Documents

Haven't changed the files at all.

I don't really know good hosting sites, so if you know better then re-host the files there.


Edited by lightxbulb, 12 August 2014 - 05:14 AM.


#19 tsubasa   Members   -  Reputation: 128

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:00 AM

BIG thanks to Alessio1989, Fredericvo and lightxbulb, the files you shared are invaluablelaugh.png .



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:23 AM

Thank you to those who shared their copies. I'm trying to find the Terrain source files. I have all the DirectX10 base tutorials (files and source in VS2010 format). I'd share but don't know a good place to put them. I also just finished getting all those files to coexist in one project (my way of learning).






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