ZX-Modules.de has seized to exist.

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ZX-Modules.de has seized to exist.

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Hi,

I just noticed ZX-Modules, the site of Claus Jahn has seized to exist. While researching the disappearance, I read that it was actually planned.

The site with its numerous useful utilities and its extensive documentation about Spectrum file formats was very valuable to the Spectrum community.

I looked at the Wayback Machine and managed to download the content that is stored there. A few pages and downloads of most tools are not working there.
In my downloaded copy, I restored most utilities' setup files and their download links.

Would it be possible to somehow put the site somewhere on the SpectrumComputing site and preserve it like that?
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XoRRoX wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:07 am
Hi,

I just noticed ZX-Modules, the site of Claus Jahn has seized to exist. While researching the disappearance, I read that it was actually planned.
Hells bells this is news to me. My first feeling was relief because I had to download the packages I needed onto a new laptop recently, but then worry, because as you say this stuff really can't be lost.

It's not for me to decide, but the files aren't huge, so I hope they can be preserved here, and they should have a ZXDB ID really. Is anyone in touch with Klaus?
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I hold in my archive the latest original (i.e. not reconstructed) installation executables of the following applications by Claus:
- ZX-Assembler
- ZX-Blockeditor
- ZX-Editor second edition
- ZX-Explorer with knowledge base
- ZX-Favourites
- ZX-Modules Central with 0.9.5 updater
- ZX-Paintbrush
- ZX-Preview

If anyone wants them for archiving purposes, contact me.
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In the copy of the site, I've got the following programs & versions:

- ZX-Assembler 0.8
- ZX-Blockeditor 2.4.3
- ZX-Editor Second Edition 2.3.1
- ZX-Explorer 2.0.0.1
- ZX-Paintbrush 2.6.4
- ZX-Preview 2.3
- Image2ULAplus 1.3

Alessandro, do you have the same versions of the above? If you have more recent ones, could you please send them to me?
Could you please send me:
- ZX-Modules Central with 0.9.5 updater
- ZX-Favorites

Then I'll add them to the site copy.

Does anyone else have:
- FZX Editor
- IZX Editor
- ZX-Rainbow
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I forgot to add FZX editor and Image2ULAPlus to the above list.

@XoRRoX I am sending you a PM.
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R-Tape wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:21 am
It's not for me to decide, but the files aren't huge, so I hope they can be preserved here, and they should have a ZXDB ID really. Is anyone in touch with Klaus?
The current copy is only 59 Mb, will be a few MBs more when complete.

I didn't get into contact with him yet but thinking about it as I think the introduction pages of the tools are also worth salving. And the File Formats / General Info page.
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I thought it was better to make all of the installation files I keep in my archive available through my website. You can download them from the following links:

FZXEditor_0_953

Image2ULAplus_v1.3

X-Assembler_0.8

ZX-Blockeditor_2.4.3

X-Editor_Second_Edition_2.3.1

ZX-Explorer_2.1

ZX-Explorer_knowledge

X-Favourites_1.0.1

ZX-Modules_Updater_0.9.5

ZX-Modules-Central_0.9

ZX-Paintbrush_2.6.4

ZX-Preview_2.3
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R-Tape wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:21 am
It's not for me to decide, but the files aren't huge, so I hope they can be preserved here, and they should have a ZXDB ID really.
There's no doubt these tools must be preserved. However they should not get a ZXDB ID, since this only applies to Spectrum programs.

In ZXDB, there's a separate table to store cross-platform tools, that's called "tools". The contents of this table can be seen here:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=91

We are still in the process of filling this table with all cross-platform tools from Martijn's old WoS, afterwards we are planning to add all other more recent tools there.
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I'm trying to get into contact with him in an attempt to recover the missing pages.

If he gets back to me, I'll update here.
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I'm sorry to hear that Claus site is gone.
I used these tools a lot, especially ZX Blockeditor. All my game mods were made with it when it came to
editing the tape images.
They must be preserved, actually I believe Spectrum Computing would be great place for that ;)

And anybody knows the reason behing the site disappearance?
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