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You might have noticed that lately this site is surprisingly stable and the so-called "sleeping" message by 000webhost.com is gone.
News is, I moved out from 000webhost free services and went with GoDaddy's paid hosting.
The whole idea of this website was to be a self sustainable system, where I can publish my intellectual farts to the open public and cover my expenses by donations.

Of course, the site is too small and unpopular to be a "self sustainable", so I was trying to keep it as close to the 0$ price and using 000webhost free hosting was a good start.

Back in 2010 and 2011, 000webhost was offering excellent free hosting services, that was perfect for small projects like this one here. Years passed by and just recently, the change of their terms of service (and overall their business politics) made things rough for their free hosted users.

First problem that I encounter, was their major client system update, when the old sites had to be manually migrated to the new system. That's right - everyone using their free (and probably paid) services had to basically migrate his website from 000webhost server A to 000webhost server B.

That included the need of registering, this time on their new system, and basically go through the whole sign up procedure again.

The first red flag was the fact that I wasn't being able to register using my domain name - nullsecurity.org because according to their new system that's a potentially scamish website name, no matter that 2 days ago there was no such problem with their old system, for the past 5+ years.

Trying to sort that problem out with the tech support was the second red flag. There's no longer any tech support for their free services and the only option left for us free users was to use their forums, where some third party user (totally not affiliated with 000webhost) will try to help with a solution.
You might already guessed that this does not work - a guy that has no affiliation with a remote service cannot troubleshoot internal problems of that remote service.
Eventually a lot of users start complaining that they cannot re-register (for example websites which names containing the word "apple" were blacklisted), so the real tech support had to take action and removed or temporary disable that nonsense of a rule.

The third red flag was when 000webhost introduced the "website sleeping" hour: "From November 1, 2017 every website hosted on a free 000webhost platform will get 1 hour of sleep every day."
So, the free hosted sites are going down for a hour each day, to, and I quote that - "make the platform more stable". That was of course a ridiculous excuse, when you just advertise your latest major upgrade and in the same time, claim for a 99.9% uptime.
This last major change also changed their ToS, and from a free web hosting they are now "learning" platform, that by their words means the 000webhost free hosting service is designed for people learning web coding, where they can upload their projects. In the same time, from their ToS we read that it's prohibited user web sites to "Contains or installs .exe, .apk, .dmg, .cmd, .com, .bat, .osx, .msi, .app files;", which contradicts with the "learning" thing.

All this ended up to the point where for three continuous days, my website was either timeouting or sleeping. In the end it even got suspended, that turned out to be a false flag, because the devs of 000webhost just decided to use the "your site is suspended for ToS violation" message as a placeholder text when their service totally crash down...


So I had enough of this bullshit. The whole thing with "we are now learning platform, or you might upgrade to a paid plan", "free sites will be sleeping, or you might upgrade to a paid plan" and "there's tech support for paid users only" was pretty obvious - move to our paid services.
That's perfectly fine - a ~100$ for a year of paid hosting is fine, but dear 000webhost - grow a pair and put the things straight, without bullshitting and bashing your free users you are so proud of and mention every time in your advertisements.


If you get to here and want a bit more, here you can download a copy of the forum thread that I started, and that eventually got deleted along with my profile at 000webhost's forums.



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Chatbox

Guest: Are people here trying to mod Just Dance?

Guest: Are people here trying to mod Just Dance?

Guest: Are people here trying to mod Just Dance?

Guest: Are people here trying to mod Just Dance?

XpoZed: you are quite possibly doing something wrong in the unpacking/packing process

Guest: hyeee

Guest: Hey XpoZed, I'm using you're Ubisoft IPK module. It works, but when I pack new IPK and test it in Just Dance there is no feedback nor pictos. I just extracted it and repacked it without changing any files.

XpoZed: the files i wasn't able to resolve were never been used in a normal playthrough, so they might be leftovers by the developers

Guest: XpoZed, I think i read that there are still some files that you do not unpack with path/name. How difficult would it be for me to use the game files I have to fill in the gapsto unpack with all files named?

Guest: ha just saw your beer reference

Guest: XpoZed, sweet the correct zlib1.dll fixed both issues. Love you man but youstill cannot have my beer.

XpoZed: As for the second question (that i guess is from a different guy) there should be a filename database in the module archive. You need to update your unpakke.ini to enable the filename database that will fix the filenames. Overall - read the readme.txt that comes with Mad Max module.

XpoZed: I've updated the zlib1.dll link so you can now directly download it

Guest: I got the x86 latest and renamed it which lets unpakke run and unpack the tab/arc files if I select the arc file. the result however are hash named files of little use. My reason for attempting to look through the game files is create a comprehensive list of encounter and mission information to be used towards acheiving a 100 percent game compltion. Hmmm OCD.

Guest: XpoZed thanks for the response. Is there an actual link to a file name zlib1.dill at zlib.net? Sorry for being newbish but I cannot see it.

XpoZed: as for zlib1.dll, it's available for download from zlib's official site

XpoZed: the unpakke version specified in the table is "minimum" version, so using the current one will work

Guest: Other guest this is guest. Where did you find an actual library named zlib1.dll?

Guest: My other question regards the library zlib1.dll. Which version exactly is that and do I need to rename it. The linked page does not have a zlib1.1 link that I can find.

Guest: Hello, I just begun messing with unpacking Mad Max and need to verify the correct version of unpakke. The table of supported games specifies 1.1 but there is not link for that version.

Guest: Hello XpoZed and thanks for this great tool. I'm trying to unpack the Mad Max files and Unpakke creates proper folder and file structure, however if I open any of the files in notepad++, all files are full of "NULLs". Am I doing something wrong? I put the Mad Max module (avalanche.umod and other files) inside the modules folder, updated the ini file, and also put ZLIB1.DLL inside libs folder.

Guest: Can you create new files with Unpakke

Guest: reeee

Guest: Do you think you can help me?

Guest: Hello, so i tried to unpack the .vis file of Anna's Quest, and it worked, but I couldn't find any text file. I'm trying to translate the game in Bulgarian.

Guest: There have hackers?

Guest: where to put modules?

Guest: nevermind i think i found where to download these

Guest: Hello, i'm looking for a mod that helps me unpack .vis files

Guest: :(

Guest: i need help

Guest: hi

Guest: Hello?

Guest: Thank you

XpoZed: check file extensions, google it, you know - do a basic research

Guest: How to check engine?

XpoZed: since the game is not listed in the supported games list, your best bet would be to check what engine it uses and use a matching module

Guest: Umm... What "umod" need to "The Adventures of Tintin"?

Guest: FBQ

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Guest: Hi how i can open file type vbf ?

XpoZed: from zlib's official website and many other places?

Guest: Where can I download zlib1.dll?

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Guest: how to opemn .bf files ?

Guest: <script>alert("XSS fail!");</script>

Guest: is there a way to replace only the files i want to and not to replace other files

Guest: v

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XpoZed: Since this chatbox will soon be removed, you should consider joining the Discord!

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XpoZed: read the requirements

Guest: putting it in the modules folder doesn't seem to work

Guest: trying to use the rayman origins module

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XpoZed: And i say, read the fucking manual.

Guest: it says no modules found

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XpoZed: ok, buy me the game.

Guest: Please make Just Dance 2017 Compatible with this program :(

Guest: is for make a port of wiiU game to Wii please. i can send you a little .ipk example please :(

XpoZed: Sorry but i dont do requests and even if i did, i don't have the game (and no, i wont torrent it)

Guest: hi, please the IPK v5 works perfect with JUST DANCE 2014.. but when i pack again that folder the IPK FILE isnt the same size than before... please i wanna make a new justdance mod for wii :( fix the ipk v5 for pack well... pleasee

Announcements

As you may have already noticed, I made a few changes on the site.
Before anything else and to keep it clean from the beginning, be sure to read the "terms and rules" of the site (there's a link down there). So, whats new?
The look obviously, made by me in 2 days and the design skills of a sea snail. You either like it or hate it - I really don't care. If you like it however, you can still buy me a beer...
You can now register an account on the site. Thats the only way to use a nickname on the chatbox or comment boxes. Otherwise, you will appear as "Guest". Ofcourse thats not the only reason you should consider registering. In the near future I am going to add a message board for better communication and few challenging additions, so it's up to you.
The old shoutbox is now transformed into chatbox. Use it wisely, and don't type BBCode in it, or you may get automatically banned.

I think that's all that's interesting to mention here.

Now have a nice time at nullsecurity.org
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