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Where to download the NeHe contest demos?

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Hello. I wanted to download some of the old NeHe contest demos. I'm getting a bad link each time.

 

http://www.cs.sun.ac.za/~lvzijl/courses/rw778/grafika/NeHe%27s%20GameDev%20Tutorial/halloween2000.asp.htm

 

When I click each picture to start the download, I get the following:

 


http://nehe.gamedev.net/contests/halloween2000/arseny_livshitz.zip  

This file was not retrieved by Teleport Pro, because it was unavailable, or its retrieval was aborted, or the project was stopped too soon.  

Do you want to open it from the server?

 

I click yes, and it leads me to:

http://nehe.gamedev.net/projects/xmas/xmas.zip

with message: "The page you requested could not be found."

 

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I'll bring this to the attention of the current NeHe operators. We don't manage the site directly just host them

 

Well, I thought I'd check back a few weeks later. The links still happen to be down.

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This isn't an official response, but I suspect that the people who run NeHe probably just don't have those files anymore -- that contest was well over a decade ago, and even the page you're trying to access them from is archived on someone else's website rather than hosted on the actual NeHe site.

 

I saw that you also asked about this in the NeHe forum -- you're more likely to hear back there than here, but honestly I wouldn't be holding your breath -- demos that old are unlikely to be a good learning resource anyway though! smile.png

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Hi guys,

sorry it took so long to get back to you.

 

This isn't an official response, but I suspect that the people who run NeHe probably just don't have those files anymore -- that contest was well over a decade ago, and even the page you're trying to access them from is archived on someone else's website rather than hosted on the actual NeHe site.

this is mostly correct. We do still have the files somewhere on a backup disk, but they are no longer hosted on nehe.gamedev.net . Which explains why this cached website you're referring to has broken links.

We're currently looking for the old contest entries and projects, and will upload them again so you can access them. We'll keep you updated!

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Hello everyone.

Good news, we managed to upload all the old data we found, and I wrote a hacky script to turn the old NeHe ASP pages into html, and make all links point to the new file locations... Check out the "Legacy Articles" on the right hand side of http://nehe.gamedev.net/ !

 

This contains only the contests for now, NeHe's old downloads and projects have a different format so I'll write a script for those as well in the next days.

The text formatting might look weird at places and not all links will work (e.g. not everyone uploaded their source code), but as I said, this was just a hacky script biggrin.png

 

Have fun with the contest entries! Although I guess nowadays you should not code either C++ nor OpenGL in the way these guys did around 10 years ago smile.png 

 

Cheers,

Carsten
 

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