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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:40 am 
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The link from the front page saying that you can still play and browse the games goes to the games list. But when I tried "play online" and "download" links for The Wand and Absence of Law, they went to the games' IFDb pages. Are the games accessible still? Did the end-of-voting code trigger some sort of massive redirect?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:46 am 
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They leave the IFComp website when voting ends. It takes a little while for them to migrate into the archive, then they'll be available again.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:52 am 
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http://ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archive ... n2017.html went live last night.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:54 am 
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Even better! I'll try to go and link them on IFDB.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:06 am 
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OK, but it seems like the thing to do then would not be to leave up a link that says "You can still play and browse the games" and have it go to a page from which you can't actually play and browse all the games. Maybe next time around it would be a good idea to keep the games on ifcomp.org for a little longer, until the IFDb links (or whatever you get from the main IFComp page) are working?


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Thanks for linking my page, CMG.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Sure thing!

Right now I'm up to The Living Puppet, but I'm going to take a small break. I'm just blitzing through trying to add playable files to all the pages. I know some games have extras and walkthroughs, but I haven't been focusing on those. I figure authors can add more detail to their pages later, and right now it's most important to just get the games available again.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:06 pm 
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Okay, all the games should have playable files on IFDB now. I'd urge authors to double-check theirs, since I wasn't sure how some data should've been entered in a few cases, but the links are in place for people to get the files.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Apparently the links have been reactivated on the IFComp website. I guess they weren't supposed to switch to IFDB yet? I could've sworn that's how it went in past years. Well, they're on IFDB now anyway!


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