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Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:01 am
by hadyn
jial wrote: One question, was an updated kudos score or a new one? Thanks for your report


I was updating my kudos score.

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:00 pm
by rjay63
No worries Jial, I think you may have actually gone further than the original website by providing working leaderboards for New Time Trials. While I never visited the original MSR Website back in the day (when it was hosted within Dreamarena), I heard from an old player that these particular leaderboards may not have been implemented as players were cheating. Apparently it is very easy to hack VMU saves or using Action Replay / Xploder codes to alter times and kudos. However their memory was hazy so I cannot say 100%. I try to back up any of my best laps with accompanying video footage on Youtube.

I have only upload one file to the World Time Trial (Fisherman's Challenge/Downpour/Celica GT-4) and had no problems with viewing it on the leaderboard straight after.

PS pcwzrd13, the MSR Time Trial marked Fisherman's Challenge on your website is actually the Financial Challenge. The actual Fisherman's Challenge New Time Trial was the one that cannot be founds.

I try to delve deeper into the website during the weekend. Thanks again Jial for all your hard work!

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:24 pm
by pcwzrd13
rjay63 wrote:PS pcwzrd13, the MSR Time Trial marked Fisherman's Challenge on your website is actually the Financial Challenge. The actual Fisherman's Challenge New Time Trial was the one that cannot be founds.


Oh! Thanks for pointing that out! Fixed!

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:35 am
by jial
rjay63 wrote:No worries Jial, I think you may have actually gone further than the original website by providing working leaderboards for New Time Trials. While I never visited the original MSR Website back in the day (when it was hosted within Dreamarena), I heard from an old player that these particular leaderboards may not have been implemented as players were cheating. Apparently it is very easy to hack VMU saves or using Action Replay / Xploder codes to alter times and kudos. However their memory was hazy so I cannot say 100%. I try to back up any of my best laps with accompanying video footage on Youtube.

I have only upload one file to the World Time Trial (Fisherman's Challenge/Downpour/Celica GT-4) and had no problems with viewing it on the leaderboard straight after.

PS pcwzrd13, the MSR Time Trial marked Fisherman's Challenge on your website is actually the Financial Challenge. The actual Fisherman's Challenge New Time Trial was the one that cannot be founds.

I try to delve deeper into the website during the weekend. Thanks again Jial for all your hard work!


Hi, you were right only have what archive.org saved from original site and a few images from magazine, with that roareye did a great job creating the missing pieces to recreate it. I only coded the site scripts. Will be a great news if anybody would have played in dreamarena era and remember details about msr website to be more accurate with that. I have hope to find more original material.

Thanks a lot for all your help and now it's time to compete to be best msr driver :)

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:10 pm
by hadyn
Looking forward to having a bit of time to play again over the weekend.

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:53 am
by hadyn
Hi guys,

Logged onto the website today but it was VERY slow loading and it felt like the pages I was viewing would never load.

When I tried to upload my new Kudos it would just buffer when trying to upload the file until finally the host not found error would display. This is a bit worrying as everything was working fine on my last visit. I tried this a few times and couldn’t get it to work.

Is everything OK with the site or is it a possible issue with me running the script that was recommended for me to use earlier in this thread when I couldn’t get the site to load?

All the best,

Hadyn

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:41 am
by jial
I tested as a regular user and all works fine, I can´t imagine what is the problem. Review your dreampi connection and dns to be sure that all is ok

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:45 am
by hadyn
jial wrote:I tested as a regular user and all works fine, I can´t imagine what is the problem. Review your dreampi connection and dns to be sure that all is ok


Weird. I will try later. If it's still not working, I'll run the script that was given to me in this thread in my dreampi again to see if this sorts it.

Could just be laggy internet etc.

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 2:55 pm
by hadyn
Hi again,

Went on the website again today and everything seemed to work OK. I updated my kudos and managed to download the Shibuya time trial and upload my time to the leaderboard. I did notice that the Shibuya leaderboard wasn't updated when I uploaded my time and got the confirmation screen. Is there a delay when uploading times? I don't think there was any delay updating the leaderboards with the other tracks.

Just a thought, would it be possible to put some information up on the main page to remind people where to get a sega.net account from? Just thinking of casual players who don't come on this forum etc who want to get involved.

Re: Metropolis Street Racer Back Online!

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:15 pm
by louis012345678
Is there anyway of accessing the website on a pc or phone (i.e. what is the url for the site?) so we can view the leaderboards without needing to open the site on a dreamcast or is it all internal like dreamarena originally was?