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5 hours ago, Tacoburritotchi said:

One thing: does Dream Town still exist? If so, would you mind posting the link? :blink:

I won't really be focusing on Dream Town in this thread because it's not really my thing. That said, Silica made a full recreation a while back because a lot of the relevant files were saved.

 

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Ah, it's ok. i found the wayback machine version anyway. Apparently, Bandai shut down Dream Town.

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2 minutes ago, Tacoburritotchi said:

Ah, it's ok. i found the wayback machine version anyway. Apparently, Bandai shut down Dream Town.

Well, yes, that's why a recreation was produced. The WayBack variant of Dream Town won't work due to the servers being taken down, but the revival will.

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Yeah, but when I tried it, it just said:  Context3D not available! Possible reasons: wrong wmode or missing device support.

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Just now, Tacoburritotchi said:

Yeah, but when I tried it, it just said:  Context3D not available! Possible reasons: wrong wmode or missing device support.

That's likely not an issue of the revival, though, considering others have had it work with no complaints. The most likely issue, I would speculate, is that your device just doesn't support it. Regardless, that's something that should be taken up with the creator of the recreation rather than here.

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Hm. I'm using a desktop, connected with a Raspberry Pi.

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And it said the same thing with the wayback version, so i guess there's no surprise there.

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Anyone know what this means? go to tamago-land.com

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In case anyone was wondering where I am with this, some life things came up which have taken a lot of my focus away from Tamagotchi research for the time being (it's nothing serious or negative, just some exciting research in a different field!)

That said, I did buy a whole bunch of equipment for checking out my old cache files for lost Tamatown files, so when I get around to using those I'll document my process.

And yes, the post about the V6/7 Tamatown will come at some point, I've not forgotten :)

Speak soon, Tama fans.

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On 6/17/2020 at 7:46 PM, Tacoburritotchi said:

Yeah, but when I tried it, it just said:  Context3D not available! Possible reasons: wrong wmode or missing device support.
Anyone know what this means? go to tamago-land.com

 

Basically, for some reason DreamTown uses Context3D (i think its a thing with the sterling engine thing. idk) ,

despite the name, "Context3D" has little to do with 3D graphics, its a wrapper around OpenGL ES. in ActionScript >-<

it was a feature added in Flash Player 11, make sure your using flash player 11 or higher lol

 

anyway, im not sure whats up with the Flash Player on Raspberry Pi but Some users have reported similar issues on Firefox for Ubuntu.

In completely different games, so probably not an issue with DreamTown ...

 

you could try the Adobe Flash Projector which is a standalone app provided by Adobe for running SWF files, just go "File > Open > "http://famita.ml/friends/prelauncher.swf?1.0.1.1776

the plus to using that is that it'll probably work after December 2020 ;)

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One obvious way to approach the matter is just to find people that actually saved some of the Tamatown files. Problem is, not only are these people already few and far between,

Mm what about Binary? he did a bunch of reversing tamatown stuff back in the day on TamaTalk (mainly how to request codes?)~

 

it seems likely he could have some files from TamaTown .. potentially?

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2 hours ago, SilicaAndPina said:

Mm what about Binary? he did a bunch of reversing tamatown stuff back in the day on TamaTalk (mainly how to request codes?)~

 

it seems likely he could have some files from TamaTown .. potentially?

I think I'd already sent Binary a message by the time I wrote that paragraph. He's not particularly easy to contact.

As I recall, he was around in a few old threads where people discussed how to download the character SWFs and I think some of the music too. To me, this would certainly suggest that there are some people out there who have some of the missing files saved to their old PCs, but I've not had any luck in actually locating or contacting any of these people.

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Hello everyone!

Today I've got a treat for you all, courtesy of Wolf Nanaki (a.k.a. OsuMesu21). Whilst digging through some of their files, they found a number of previously lost character swf files and location mp3s. This is a small step, but it's significant one, nonetheless!

I guess the next step is finding other dedicated fans who are still around and would have downloaded a bunch of the files at the time they were still accessible? Though I can't see it as particularly likely that too many more people would still have these files, even if they did download them at the time.

You can download the files here.

In the zip you'll find two directories - a V3 directory and a V5 directory, corresponding to the V3 Tamatown and the V5 Tama & Earth EXPO respectively. The V3 directory is additionally split up into two subdirectories, one for mp3 files and another for swf files.

V3/4

  • Quite a lot of character files!
    • bill.swf
    • billotchi.swf
    • bunbuntchi.swf
    • chomametchi.swf
    • decotchi.swf
    • hashizoutchi.swf
    • kuchitamatchi.swf
    • kurokotchi.swf
    • megatchi.swf
    • mimiyoritchi.swf
    • nyatchi.swf
    • pipotchi.swf
    • sekitoritchi.swf
    • tamatchi.swf
    • teketchi.swf
    • tsunotchi.swf
    • warusotchi.swf
    • wooltchi.swf
    • nazotchi.swf
  • A couple of location mp3s! These would have been used in the Tamagotchi School and the Town Hall respectively. It's a shame that the travel centre mp3 is still lost, though, that one was my favourite.
    • school.mp3
    • townhall.mp3

V5

  • Four character swfs are included:
    • r29.swf (Magictchi)
    • r32.swf (Prince Tamahiko)
    • r51.swf (Jeweltchi)
    • r53.swf (Nazotchi, would have been used by guests on the website)

If you're aware of the status of Macromedia Flash, you may know that it won't be long before many browsers will be dropping support for it. Future incarnations of Tamatown - or recreations thereof - will need to use something other than Flash. Regardless, for the sake of data preservation, ensuring these files are publicly available would be a good idea, even if there's not much use one can get out of them alone. Though, that said, in the scenario where the rest of Tamatown is also recovered, these files would be vital. On top of that, if you've got a Flash decompiler like JPEXS, you can use it to obtain high quality images of the characters corresponding to each of the files, which is something Wolf Nanaki has done to enhance some of the character art on the wiki.

Thanks again to Wolf Nanaki for digging up these files!

Until next time, everyone!

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