How to play old ns demos!?

Router_BoxRouter_Box Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2004-09-07 Member: 31483Posts: 638
tell me pls
ok so I have bunch of old ns demos and no matter what I try, i can't seem to figure out how to play them. Perhaps you pro-stars could figure it out for me.


http://www.routerbox.org/ns/demos.zip

these were taken in either 3.2 or 3.1, can't remember, it was years ago. Please amazing ns community, rez them for me!
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  • spellman23spellman23 NS1 Theorycraft Expert Members Join Date: 2007-05-17 Member: 60920Posts: 3,365
    edited February 2010
    I would guess the same way you watch any HL1-based replay.

    Drop the .dem files in your ns folder (Steam/Steamapps/<username>/half-life/ns/). Then fire up Natural Selection.

    Once in-game (just at the title menu is fine), open up the console (use the ~ key) then type the following:

    viewdemo <file name>
    spec_autodirector 0
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  • TalisTalis Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-01-21 Member: 36519Posts: 52
    After the hl version was updated, you have had to change some lines in the demo files with hex editor. I just couldnt find the article that fana made of it in ninelegends.com, I just recall that you had to open the demo file with some hex editor and change lines 2F into 30. There was 2 of them.
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  • spellman23spellman23 NS1 Theorycraft Expert Members Join Date: 2007-05-17 Member: 60920Posts: 3,365
    Oh... we're talking that old...
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    <Mexican> For a while, I thought it was 'Oh ######'!


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  • TalisTalis Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-01-21 Member: 36519Posts: 52
    It's not so long ago, maybe year or little more. When playing older than that demos it says something like "the server has older protocol 47". They changed something, but I have no idea what, dunno really if it was a version update of some sort.
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  • JirikiJiriki retired ns1 player Members, NS1 Playtester, Squad Five Silver Join Date: 2003-01-04 Member: 11780Posts: 614 Advanced user
    Get HLAE and use the Demotools to convert the demo to new protocol version.

    Then download the specific version and play it from console. You can use NS wiki's NS release dates and the demo's modification dates to figure out which version. Demofreak's demo tool can help you there aswell.

    viewdemo somedemo.dem
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  • fanaticfanatic This post has been edited. Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue Join Date: 2003-07-23 Member: 18377Posts: 1,727
    edited March 2010
    QUOTE (Talis @ Feb 22 2010, 07:50 AM) »
    After the hl version was updated, you have had to change some lines in the demo files with hex editor. I just couldnt find the article that fana made of it in ninelegends.com, I just recall that you had to open the demo file with some hex editor and change lines 2F into 30. There was 2 of them.

    http://www.ninelegends.com/features/fixing-old-ns-demos/
    http://www.ninelegends.com/features/demo-archive/

    Nowadays you can just use HLAE demotools to do it automatically, as jiriki says.
  • Cj_the_DjCj_the_Dj Members Join Date: 2004-03-18 Member: 27398Posts: 220
    that is so cool the website has old archives of CAL matches!

    i can't wait to watch them again

    oooohohoohooo nostalgia <3
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    [10:49:53 PM] O_o: wtf

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