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Title: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 13, 2015, 12:02 am
Kays' Place is no more; unfortunately the website that was home to Black and White has fallen into an irreparable state, so BWFiles has been made to salvage what was left, over the past few years I've salvaged and patched what I could from Kays' Place to bring you this.

All the file downloads from Kays' Place are here and can be accessed from the files part of the main menu - the downloads system is currently in read-only mode as I've had to hastily put this site together from the broken pieces of old Kays' Place data and code, hopefully I can enable the system to accept file uploads again in the near future, but for the time being you can only download files.

All users, threads and posts have also been salvaged from Kays' Place, so if you previously had an account there, you will be able to log in here with the same details.

As the Black and White franchise ages, it gets harder and harder to keep it running on our modern systems, here are a couple of threads that will let you play the games to their true potential on modern systems:

* Running Black and White on Windows 7/8/10 (http://www.bwfiles.com/forum/index.php?topic=7916.0)
* Running Black and White 2 (and BotG) on Windows 7/8/10 (http://www.bwfiles.com/forum/index.php?topic=7917.0)

Once again, this site has been put together hastily, not everything will work as intended right away, please reply to this thread if you see something that isn't quite working right and I'll fix it asap.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Padster on Dec 14, 2015, 04:35 pm
The Fan Patch Fix for the Black & White tutorial you posted is false, you posted the BW2 Fix. Other than that, thank you for storing all the files that were previously on Kayssplace and everything else you did!
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 14, 2015, 05:56 pm
The Fan Patch Fix for the Black & White tutorial you posted is false, you posted the BW2 Fix. Other than that, thank you for storing all the files that were previously on Kayssplace and everything else you did!

oops, fixed that thanks ^_^
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Blinkin on Dec 16, 2015, 09:37 pm
It's the first time I see a site disappear like this without everything being lost. Bravo for you! Great to see you already made preparations, I love this site.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: ceruleansilverwolf on Dec 17, 2015, 08:23 am
Thanks for keeping most of this up! I was just playing the other day (literally a week ago) and I downloaded a few things off of kays's place. It'd be a real shame if all those files got lost.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: kayssplace-mirror on Dec 17, 2015, 02:51 pm
Does anyone on the admin team have SSH / SFTP access to the Kayssplace server?

I'm a web developer and wouldn't mind taking a copy of the site and database + trying to get it up and running again.
Would be a shame to see the site go...  :upside
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: kayssplace-mirror on Dec 17, 2015, 03:07 pm
Excellent work getting this site up tho... just in time :)
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 17, 2015, 03:13 pm
Does anyone on the admin team have SSH / SFTP access to the Kayssplace server?

I'm a web developer and wouldn't mind taking a copy of the site and database + trying to get it up and running again.
Would be a shame to see the site go...  :upside

I have FTP access and did have database access but those went offline last week so this site uses a file database dump of a few months and a forum database dump from a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: kayssplace-mirror on Dec 17, 2015, 03:18 pm
Cool - just sent you a PM there :)
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: something_or.other on Dec 17, 2015, 09:30 pm
Glad to see the site was saved in some form. :upside
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Gremxula on Dec 19, 2015, 06:12 pm
I used to view the old site about once or twice a week and will continue here.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: fenton_pat on Jan 04, 2016, 05:00 pm
Likewise.  I had admin rights on the forums and even once had FTP access to the backend many years ago.

But thankfully, Matt got a hold of most of the data before the site collapsed.  Like Grem, I still check in on the forums on a regular basis, so it's nice to see this still going :) .
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Prioninyourhead on Jan 25, 2016, 02:47 pm
You cant even acces all the files... ( i know i cant ) I mean that they are just not showing there....
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jan 25, 2016, 06:56 pm
You cant even acces all the files... ( i know i cant ) I mean that they are just not showing there....

Which files do you mean? I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Gremxula on Mar 16, 2016, 02:21 pm
Just a heads up ..... Virgin Media  is closing it's free webspace so any files that I have linked to but not uploaded will stop working soon.

Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Shrooblord on Jun 29, 2016, 12:42 pm
Can I just say thank you very very much for your work? Salvaging a cool site like Kay's Place and additionally bringing out all these compatibility patches so we can very easily play the old games again on newer OSes without almost any effort on our part is absolutely memorable.

You're doing fantastic work. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: SkelApe on Jul 04, 2016, 12:19 pm
I hope I speak for everyone when I say how much I appreciate this, Matt. I went back on BW1 today, and there is so much content that I wouldn't have had access to were it not for your page. There's also all the mods I've made - and others have made - over the years, countless hours spent, that are saved. It would be an awful thing for all of this to fade into non-existence, so we all owe you a great debt.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: SkelApe on Jul 04, 2016, 12:24 pm
Though I wonder if you have this problem - when I go onto a sub-section in Downloads (e.g. BW2 Mods) I can only see the first page, and there are no options to access other pages.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Gremxula on Aug 12, 2016, 02:57 pm
Downloads are still a problem, unable to access more than the first page.
Title: Re: Welcome to BWFiles
Post by: Handsome Matt on Aug 30, 2016, 06:56 pm
I don't have much time to work on this website and the patches at the moment because of work sorry guys :( I'll try and fix the downloads asap.