Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

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Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

Postby pcheat0914 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:25 am

Pugsy's Cheats main site (http://cheat.retrogames.com/) is down since a few days ago.
downforeveryoneorjustme.com says the same thing:http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://cheat.retrogames.com/
Looks like the whole retrogames.com site is down too. Does anybody know what happened?

In the case you want to download "XML Cheat Collection for MAME 0.152 [768K]", I have mirrored it:
https://mega.co.nz/#!wUYDAToT!EfRFew__qdzFTuGa9769MAWkJm1Vddjlg7Eiwdv08Hs

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Re: Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

Postby Pugsy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:41 am

Similar thing happened 3 years ago to the week more or less. I'm hoping it will resolve itself otherwise I will have to look at hosting the page on the mamecheat.co.uk server I use for the forums or somewhere else.

You will always find a link to the latest MAME cheat collection in my forum signature.
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Grab the latest cheat collection:
MAME 0.200 XML cheat collection 12 AUGUST 2018) from http://www.mamecheat.co.uk or direct from:-
http://www.mediafire.com/file/39od7hvga ... at0200.zip (ZIP Archive 1894 KB)

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Re: Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

Postby pcheat0914 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:53 am

Thanks. It seems the main site is back now.

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Re: Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

Postby pcheat0914 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:29 am

It seems the whole retrogames.com domain is down again. downforeveryoneorjustme.com says the same thing.
Is the domain expired?

Code: Select all

Domain Name: RETROGAMES.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2432560_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL: http://tucowsdomains.com
Updated Date: 2014-04-03T13:55:15Z
Creation Date: 1998-04-01T05:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-31T04:00:00Z
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.


EDIT: The site got replaced with the message "This domain has expired. If you owned this domain, contact your domain registration service provider for further assistance. If you need help identifying your provider, visit http://tucowsdomains.com". Oh well.

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Re: Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

Postby Pugsy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:36 am

It's a regular occurrence, happens every year (more or less) around this time. Hopefully it'll be back up in a few days. It's the reason I got a separate site that I have complete control over for the forums...losing the main hosting will be a major pain but losing the forums would be a lot worse.
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Grab the latest cheat collection:
MAME 0.200 XML cheat collection 12 AUGUST 2018) from http://www.mamecheat.co.uk or direct from:-
http://www.mediafire.com/file/39od7hvga ... at0200.zip (ZIP Archive 1894 KB)

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Re: Pugsy's Cheats main site is down; what happened?

Postby pcheat0914 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:09 pm

I checked again and now the site is finally back!

@Pugsy
Thanks for more info. I have feeling that we might get another downtime in April 2016...