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1  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: Site is back up? (test) on: July 25, 2018, 01:34:32 AM
So quick storyline. (AKAIK)
May 31/June 1-ish = Site went down
June 8-ish = Site update from Atrius.
July 17 = Site back up.
July 21 = I can log in now.


[small]I hope the logs in Forum Stats page going back to July won't confuse anyone with when the forum started later on.[/small]

I had to clear out most of the logs, but I have everything backed up just in case.  It was really frustrating how long it took for the site to come back up, their original message indicated that shouldn't have been any later than June 14th...
2  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: Site is back up? (test) on: July 21, 2018, 01:43:58 PM
Do you still get the errors now?
3  Golden Sun Hacking Community / Feedback / Re: Add profile addition for Discord handle on: April 01, 2018, 05:14:08 PM
Done

It would be nice if you could customize the social media accounts that show up on your profile, but they're kind of hard-coded in so it would take a lot of work.
4  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: Common Enligsh issues on: January 06, 2018, 12:29:23 AM
But djinn and djinni are common nouns since they refer to a type or class of thing instead of a specific individual thing.  If you were naming a specific djinni like Flint you would capitalize their name.
5  Golden Sun Games / Golden Sun: The Lost Age / Re: The Magic River on: October 07, 2017, 10:44:00 PM
He's correct about the map being split up, but the sections are 256x256 pixels, or 16x16 tiles that are 16x16px.  I don't know what's happening with this glitch beyond that.


Edit:
FYI there's a full rip of TLA's world map as stored in the game data (except some tilesets are incorrect) available here (8192x8192px, 10.8MB)

I could understand why the graphical glitch might happen because of how the graphics rendering is optimized (see Fox's post above), but the fact that the collisions are incorrect too baffles me.
6  Golden Sun Hacking Community / Feedback / Re: Attachments and Quick Edit bugs. on: September 23, 2017, 03:28:45 PM
Attachments should be fixed now.
7  Golden Sun Hacking Community / Feedback / Re: can't change avatar? on: June 23, 2017, 02:43:40 AM
Hit Ctrl + F5.
8  The Editor / Golden Sun: The Lost Age Editor / Re: Questions about Space Manager on: June 23, 2017, 02:39:17 AM
Oh wow, this is embarrassing...  I do remember putting code in there to prevent problems that probably wouldn't happen, but I don't even remember a lot of this.  I definitely would have written it very differently if I knew then what I know now...


So...  I'm not entirely sure this was related to it, but there was some trickery going on to solve recursion issues...  The way most of the functions are written they're recursive, so for example findSpace calls confirmSpace which calls organizeList which calls findSpace starting the cycle over.  The 0x40000000 was a bit tag marking the address for some purpose that I can't remember, but it may have been to solve a recursion problem, I doubt it was meant solely for the organizeList function...


Fox has the right idea with the list array.  Even locations in the array (list[i<<1]) are addresses, and odd locations (list[(i<<1)+1]) are sizes.
9  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: You are beautiful on: June 23, 2017, 12:57:35 AM

Also, why is Sala's name so long it breaks the layout of some pages?
10  Golden Sun Hacking Community / Feedback / Re: Fatal error on homepage on: April 25, 2017, 09:18:08 PM
You would think, but no, it uses the incorrect spelling.  The Downloads_ at the beginning of the function name is new though since it's been updated to the newer version.
11  The Editor / Golden Sun: The Lost Age Editor / Re: Error message on: April 15, 2017, 03:21:47 PM
You might need the files I've attached to this post, put them in the same directory as the executable.  It's supposed to automatically extract them as needed, but if it's in a place where it can't create them that error could happen.
12  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Re: Important announcement regarding forum malware attack on: April 02, 2017, 02:20:28 PM
I've completed my clean up of the Malware, I'm pretty confident that we're clean now, additionally, I've made sure we have the latest security updates installed on the forum.

I'm still not sure how it happened in the first place, it's possible the attack didn't even originate on this site.  One of the dangers of using a shared hosting environment is that things can leak over from other sites on the server.  Regardless, I'm going to be keeping a closer eye on things for a while.
13  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Important announcement regarding forum malware attack on: March 21, 2017, 12:17:47 AM
Hey everyone, I've got some bad news and some good news.


The bad news: It's just been discovered that goldensunhacking.net was infected with malware around the end of February in 2016.

The good news: There is no indication so far that the attacker was trying to target user data, or impact normal site visitors in any way.



I'm still sifting through everything to determine the damage, but fortunately what I've analyzed so far indicates that the attacker was just using our server as a proxy.  What that means is that they were masking their IP address as our server's to access other sites.  I haven't found anything yet that would indicate regular users of the site would have been impacted by the malware, but I will keep you updated if I discover anything that indicates otherwise.



21 Mar Update

I've found code that could have been used to redirect traffic coming in specifically from the search providers Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and Bing, or replace all of the links on the site with different links for traffic coming from those same search providers.  It appears to have never been configured properly though, and would not have been functioning.  So far this is the only code I've found that could have impacted normal users, but again it would have required additional set up that was not performed, and would not have been functioning.

Although there are still no indications that user data was targeted, I'm continuing my analysis of all of the site's files to make sure, and will keep you informed.  I have no estimate for when I'll get the site up and running again, making sure everything is clean is my main priority right now.
14  Golden Sun Games / Golden Sun: The Lost Age / Re: Collision Stuff on: January 17, 2017, 01:07:49 AM
Weird.  I'm not sure why it's letting you slide into the wall, but I do know for sure that movement in Golden Sun is calculated in 3 Dimensions so as soon as you're moved onto the wall tile you're pushed up on the Z-Axis (which visually overlaps the Y-Axis, I play with it some in this video) to the height of the wall.
15  The Community / Introductions / Re: HELLO PEOPLES! I've made a mod but that's not the point =3= on: January 16, 2017, 06:17:26 PM
Welcome to the forums, WhiteMageMonk.  Sorry about the technical difficulties we've been having that made getting on difficult.  I hope you'll enjoy your time here.
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August 02, 2018, 07:42:12 PM
Caledor: patch for TLA uploaded again cause i forgot to update descriptions for 3 shields
August 02, 2018, 01:16:14 AM
Caledor: Don't want to triple post so I'll just announce here that v1.71 is out. I updated my last post.
July 29, 2018, 12:18:00 PM
KyleRunner: Let me see...
July 28, 2018, 08:12:34 PM
Fox: What value do you see at 08000468? (Or 00000468 in hex editor)  0801319D or 08F9EE50?
July 28, 2018, 07:11:11 PM
KyleRunner: "there is an easy fix by changing a pointer back to what it was suppose to be"... Hmmm... How?
July 27, 2018, 10:11:06 AM
Fox: Bootleg*
July 27, 2018, 10:09:03 AM
Fox: There are two ROMs that can be found on the internet, one may have the MEGAROMs boot load stuff. (So not truely clean.) ... If you get a screen while booting the game and holding L+R (I think it was?), then you know you have it, and your ROM is not truely "clean"... it is unfortunate, but there is an easy fix by changing a pointer back to what it was suppose to be..
July 27, 2018, 05:10:13 AM
MaxiPower: Hello World
July 25, 2018, 11:09:23 PM
KyleRunner: Well... here's The problem that needs solving: my GSTLA translation patch only works on a clean rom, with specific CRC. 
July 25, 2018, 07:59:37 PM
Fox: I am not sure I understand? If there was such a program to "clean" a dirty ROM dump, what exactly would it do?
July 25, 2018, 12:37:42 PM
KyleRunner: Hello, guys. Could someone teach me how to "clean" a dirty Golden Sun rom dump? Is there a program or something?
July 25, 2018, 01:37:40 AM
Atrius: @Fox, yeah... I was expecting it to take 2 weeks at most...
July 25, 2018, 12:03:01 AM
Majora: Yes, I believe so. Think they were made public a while ago prior to the site issue
July 24, 2018, 08:26:45 PM
Luna_blade: is it normal that I can see all clans?
July 24, 2018, 08:25:41 PM
Luna_blade: Nice to see it is back!
July 23, 2018, 11:01:36 PM
Fox: Yes. I was expecting it to be a little while longer, but it is great to see that Atrius delivered.
July 23, 2018, 02:30:46 AM
Majora: Thank you for getting the site back online!
July 21, 2018, 09:19:06 PM
Salanewt: Time to upload that "EXP gain when KO'd" patch I made a month ago.
July 21, 2018, 09:18:48 PM
Salanewt: Oh hey, the site's back up!
July 18, 2018, 10:49:52 PM
roger: I can post but it goes to an error page when I submit.

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