Epic UT99 & UT2004 Stats Databases Going Offline 2018-10-26

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Epic UT99 & UT2004 Stats Databases Going Offline 2018-10-26

Postby widurr » Fri 26. Oct 2018, 18:24

Miauz55555 wrote:Be fast:

Thanks! I made a PDF from mine http://ut2004stats.epicgames.com/playerstats.php?player=2778400
I will miss the stat server :C

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Epic UT99 & UT2004 Stats Databases Going Offline 2018-10-26

Postby EmanReleipS » Fri 26. Oct 2018, 18:26

No surprise here. :D
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Postby widurr » Fri 26. Oct 2018, 18:35

You've killed so many while behind a wheel. Not sure if you're a poor driver or excellent driver :think: :lol:

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Epic UT99 & UT2004 Stats Databases Going Offline 2018-10-26

Postby Pegasus » Fri 26. Oct 2018, 23:06

Thanks for the heads up, Miauz - for some reason, I had the broken ut2004stats database in mind a few times yesterday (even left a browser tab open there), but I only remembered to check again after you mentioned it. Anyway, I successfully managed to snag a copy of my record as a memento of all the ingame time, frags and mayhem my only UT "account" has seen these past 10+ years, and, taken as a whole, it's pretty revealing of my ...unique blend of bloody habits :). Since we seem to have a bit of a "you show me yours and I'll show you mine" situation going on already, here's the juicy digest:

peg_ut2004stats_digest_26-10-2018.png


In case anybody else wants to archive their stats too, here's a couple o' pointers you might find useful.
First, if you want your stats to remain in an analyzable state (i.e. in text format so you can copy/paste it), consider visiting a web archiving service like archive.is, pasting your playerstats' unique url at its top (red) textbox and clicking "save"; after the retrieval and storing process completes, you'll be offered a link to which you can point others you might wanna share your stats with, and which, if you visit, you'll see an exact HTML copy of that ut2004stats page. Edit: obviously, you can also just do this via your browser's File > Save Page As... functionality after you've made your Menu Bar visible.
Alternatively, if you don't care about the raw info and just want an overall sheet of your bloody track record to glance at whenever you fancy, just snapping a picture of your online UT profile's entire page and saving that as a jpg/png image might be the better option. For Firefox users like myself, I know of two ways to achieve that. Either open the development tools bar (via F12), click the gear icon at the top right hand side, tick the "Take a screenshot of the entire page" box, and then click on the newly appeared camera icon to snap a picture of the entire page and have it saved in your browser's default download folder; or, much more easily, you can just use an add-on like (the kinda antiquated and not compatible with Firefox versions beyond 57, although there's probably others that are) Pearl Crescent Page Saver, whereby a right click on a non-interactive part of any page would offer the option to "Save Image of Entire Page" to the folder of your choice.

Happy cruisin' down UT memory lane - careful not to step into any gibs or bloody pools :p.
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Epic UT99 & UT2004 Stats Databases Going Offline 2018-10-26

Postby Mailbox » Mon 29. Oct 2018, 08:55

Giving an update here just to say that it seems like Epic decided not to take down the server. It's still accessible a couple of days after Flak said that it would be turned off.

Here's an archived page from today for proof:

https://web.archive.org/web/20181029074732/http://ut2004stats.epicgames.com/

Also, the player issue got fixed. Perhaps Epic was going to shut the servers down because of that, but decided not to after the problem went away?

Also, to my limited knowledge, it appears that the UT99 stats server was taken down 15 years ago, coinciding with the release of UT2003. Does anyone know if Epic began hosting another one since then?

This whole announcement was odd.

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Postby EmanReleipS » Mon 29. Oct 2018, 20:11

I'm trying not to get my hopes up just yet. Maybe they were just too busy with other stuff to shut the stats server down.
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