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OFFICIAL Frontcode/WinMX spoof homepage project

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 10:45 am
by sybesma
Frontcode/WinMX homepage spoofs, anyone? :twisted:

http://www.prolynx.com/sybesma/frontcode.htm

http://www.prolynx.com/sybesma/winmx.htm

Got the font pretty close on the FC logo (OCR A Extended).
Now I just need to get the same shadow effect. 8)

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 10:49 am
by serrebi101
lol, funny!

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 10:55 am
by sybesma
serrebi101 wrote:lol, funny!


Bout time we do something for a laugh, eh?

Did you know the domain expires October 8th?

They really have to $#!+ or get off the pot soon or they will lose their domain.

Bound to see SOMETHING happen in the next 5 months.

It would be sad if they only renewed it and left it unchanged, but that seems to be the best hope that it will change.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:06 am
by notbob
great stuff

i actually dumped winmx after 3.0 "fixed" (and by fixed i mean wrecked everything that was good about) version 2.6

people who say winmx is good now probably weren't there in the 2.6 days (1998 was prime time, and it has gone nowhere but straight down since then)

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:11 am
by sybesma
notbob wrote:great stuff

i actually dumped winmx after 3.0 "fixed" (and by fixed i mean wrecked everything that was good about) version 2.6

people who say winmx is good now probably weren't there in the 2.6 days (1998 was prime time, and it has gone nowhere but straight down since then)


I must say that 3.31 works fine, just that fewer and fewer people are using the proprietary WPNP network anymore. That network continues to decline slowly.

The only real use for WinMX anymore is its ability to use OpenNap servers, but since the Napigator server list (and their entire website as well) died, even that feature isn't nearly as useful as it used to be.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:41 am
by DaBlade
WinMX is a great network(except for the queues). It has a massive community and loads of rare and good files, plus very many people on great internet connections. Sometimes the speeds can exceed BitTorrent. The software may be old, but it's still better than many others. You go ahead and make all the jokes about the page you want(and I understand that), but the software is still great. And if Frontcode really are updating it, then that joke of yours will lose it's point. But it was funny though.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:49 am
by sybesma
I desperately want the joke to lose its point.

I realize not everything in the spoof is factual, but it really doesn't have to be.

It's pure comic relief.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:58 am
by DaBlade
sybesma wrote:I desperately want the joke to lose its point.


You're most definetly not the only one, lol!

shame shame

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 12:06 pm
by moculon
i missed the glory days of winmx and it's current incarnation holds no appeal for me. i wish they'd revitalise their client and bring more users to the network again. opennap is dead, and let's hope winmx can survive, as it has a lot of loyal users but eventually they will move on.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 12:11 pm
by sybesma
I too dream of the WinMX heyday in 2002 when it was much better than now. It just needs more user security features added to it (encryption/IP cloaking) in my opinion.

I recall having access to over 150,000 users and about 60,000,000 files available at one point, and it was nearly a sure bet that even the most obscure tunes could be found in any bitrate. Those were the salad days of WinMX and I made full use of it then.

(Both my Napster and WinMX usage were the sole reason my legitimate CD collection grew to well over 200 from less than 30 prior to using P2P. I was buying CDs at the rate of 5 or more a week for a few months last year. P2P increased my appetite for music and once I started downloading a lot of songs, I had to have the real thing. I probably have the largest collection of '70s Top 40 tunes in Englewood, CO and definitely more than some radio stations have -- 95% of them rips of CDs I bought.)

Those kinds of numbers have never appeared since the RIAA crackdown and especially the lack of WinMX updates and now the demise of Napigator's OpenNap list.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 12:16 pm
by DaBlade
I wonder how long winmx users will try to keep the network alive. There are still a couple of mill users. Many are leeches(to f***ing hell with them), who only help in the network deterioration(and that's why MX Monitor and LeecHammer exist), but still, most users share, and keep the network up. But for how long? I'll try to hold on to it as long as possible, but if Frontcode don't give any lifesigns any time soon, I think the network will lose a lot of users. WPN2 is too old(reason for queues) so they better hurry up making WPN3 and MX4.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 1:01 pm
by kcguy
Hi. I've been reading these forums (and others) for a while, looking for news about WinMx. I was a big fan. I got a lot of good music there. I'm afraid i can no longer agree that there are a lot of "good and rare files" available. I log in there every once in a while and search; if i find anything (rarely) i get into the huge queue. Within a short time people start filling my queue and after running whois on them, i find that 9 out of 10 are sharing nothing (some of them are the mysterious, "britneyspears", "thomasthetankengine" bunch). Regardless of the numbers of people and files the networks show, i can't find the kind of things i used to be able to find; live songs, rare songs nor even current songs.
There is even less available (except fakes) on kazaalite. I mostly use soulseek now. It does have some problems. It goes down some times. There is no multisource and the queues and leeches are increasing, BUT i can find a lot of good and rare music, and in spite of the queues, i at least have a chance of getting some of it (and most of the time i do).
I wish they would update winmx. I'd be happy to try it again.
The parody page is great. I think it's very funny, but unfortunately i think it's pretty accurate.

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 7:24 am
by Keyser_Soze
roflmfao

Spot on - absolutely spot on! :lol:

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 6:23 am
by king
serrebi101 wrote:lol, funny!


it's funny but true. WinMX is very obsolete and only stupid people still use it!

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 6:37 am
by Solomon
king wrote:only stupid people still use it!


Ok, Ill bite. :roll:

You got any evidence of this? Or is it just another baseless claim?

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 7:25 am
by Mel_Smiley_VIP
The music side of Winmx may be on the down side but as for movies, Its rich with rare finds. As for ques, I dont mind. I've got nothing but space and time. Napmx, if you still have a list, if you know where to look, can really be the sh!t!

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 7:27 am
by DaBlade
king wrote:
serrebi101 wrote:lol, funny!


it's funny but true. WinMX is very obsolete and only stupid people still use it!


And what do you know about it Pinky? Have you tried it? Learned how to take 100% advantage of it? Somehow I doubt so. WinMX is a huge network with millions of users. I doubt they're all wrong fasttrackboy, winmx is full with very rare and good files, and fakes can immediately be identified because you can prewiew files. If you have many friends, it's easy to land a good trade woth high bandwidth. I'm a member of a group called Movie Lovers Paradise, and whenever I want to see a movie, I just go to the chat room or private server and download it.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 10:33 am
by sybesma
king wrote:
serrebi101 wrote:lol, funny!


it's funny but true. WinMX is very obsolete and only stupid people still use it!


No, that's not true.

Only people that are waiting for version 4 to come out are still using it.

I'm not stupid, thank you.

I'm spoofing WinMX in an effort to get them to respond to show they are still alive.

Most of us are beginning to wonder what happened to WinMX 4.x and Kevin Hearn. Perhaps you know?

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 1:01 pm
by king
sybesma wrote:No, that's not true.


To find a file on WinMX network is very hard! The search system is the slowest and inefficient existent on the earth!!! eDonkey and eMule are the best, this is the true.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 1:22 pm
by Solomon
Look folks!!

Yet another ED2K spamer! I havent seen one of those in a loooong time! :roll: :roll:

King, might you care you explain to me how I can manage to download 7 videos (all ~700mb) off WinMX, in just under a week, yet after nearly a month, Im still only 30% through on 4 on eDonkey? Or will you insist on making more baseless announcements?

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 1:26 pm
by DaBlade
The_Kid wrote:Look folks!!

Yet another ED2K spamer! I havent seen one of those in a loooong time! :roll: :roll:

King, might you care you explain to me how I can manage to download 7 videos (all ~700mb) off WinMX, in just under a week, yet after nearly a month, Im still only 30% through on 4 on eDonkey? Or will you insist on making more baseless announcements?

I can get <12 movies per week(I've tried, believe me, but I did it only twice. Burn em all, except for the really pop ones to use for trades), yet once when I wanted to try eMule, it took me a week to get half a albw(150mb) and nothing more...

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 1:49 pm
by WitchHunterRobin
The inablility to download video files is exactly the reason that i personally abandoned WinMX. It's a very good program for music, but for videos I turned to eMule and Fastrack, and can now get all the videos I want that I could never get off WinMx. I remember downloading videos from WinMx back in it's prime (in 2002), but since then it's a very sub-par program for videos.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 3:59 pm
by sybesma
WitchHunterRobin wrote:The inablility to download video files is exactly the reason that i personally abandoned WinMX. It's a very good program for music, but for videos I turned to eMule and Fastrack, and can now get all the videos I want that I could never get off WinMx. I remember downloading videos from WinMx back in it's prime (in 2002), but since then it's a very sub-par program for videos.


Part of the problem also with WinMX is that the OpenNap servers are not as usable as they used to be since the Napigator list seems to have gone down permanently. Trying to use WSX files I have found is hit and miss, however, there are still a fairly good amount of stuff out there depending what you're looking for. Just that there much less than there used to be. WinMX WAS king and the fact that there's still quite a bit out there (less than other services grant you) says that it was a pretty useful program.

It will eventually wither and die in my opinion if the upgrade never shows up.

We should know something in October when the domain goes up for renewal.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 5:21 pm
by Mel_Smiley_VIP
Anyone who knows how to work WhenMX can get all the movies they want. I've got well over 600 movies from Mx alone. Alot are rare and took some time to get but elsewhere you wouldnt get them at all. Try finding movies from the 1940's to 1970 anywhere else and your out of luck!

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 3:56 am
by king
I hate winmx because all slot are monopolized for all time, winmx is an obsole program unupdated since 2 years. eMule is better because everybody download from everybody and queue rotation is faster because slot time takes 9MB