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Thread: If you have a SharkPort or X-Port? Then check out my site for hosting custom maps.

If you have a SharkPort or X-Port? Then check out my site for hosting custom maps.

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    If you have a SharkPort or X-Port then check out my site for hosting custom maps.

    Just updated the site all the links are active now, there is a message board for comments and map reviews. There are lots of sites where you can download pictures and instructions on how to build a map but this is the only site with sharkport and x-port files of saved maps files. You just download, put it on you memory card and play, no lengthy rebuilding of a map. This way the story maps are like new levels and a new experience.

    If you make story maps and have a shark or x port, then send me your maps and i will host them on this site so others can download and you can even get feed back on yout maps via my message board. This could be a really cool site if enough people get interested.

    http://ts2maps.8k.com/

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    hmm... intersting.... how does this Sharkport and X-port work exactly? sorry if this is a silly question, but I have never heard of either. can you please direct me to a website that has some infomation on both? thank you!

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    Its lets you transfer files from your PS2 memory cards to your PC hard drive through a USB cable. The X-Port is the PAL (or British) version.

    Info for SharkPort here. http://gear.gameshark.com/objects/373521.html

    You have to search if you need the X-Port.

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    Thumbs Up

    I am unable to join in this venture because I do not have shark or x-port but this looks very interesting and useful so it has been stickified in the hope that map sharing increases as a result.

    MMM

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    any chance of a gamecube version - you can get a usb memory thing for gc to

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    theres this thing that connects gamecube to pc...
    http://www.hkems.com/product/gc/gc%20usb.htm

    (its not official, but neither are sharkport or anything)
    "how about i give you the finger, and you give me my phonecall"
    Neo, The Matrix

    Check out ts2gamer! Its great! Packed with informayion and everything ts2 wise!

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    If Game Cube people want to get involved I would be happy to host Game Cube versions of maps. (until I run out of space) but I am having a hard time getting ANYONE interested in this. The SharkPort only cost 30 bucks and theres other stuff you can use it for.

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    I heard sharkport corrupts files. I wish TS2 was like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 where you can just make a park, take it online and skate with people in it, and even post your parks for download. Poor ts2....they never realized how convenient internet capabilties can be.

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    I agree they really dropped the ball when it came to the potential of this game.

    So far I have not had any problems with my SharkPort corrupting files. I got the SharkPort 2.

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    if they did corrupt files would it only effect files on the memory card? cos if it does then only keep maps on it so you wont lose anything to important

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    Originally posted by portachio
    if they did corrupt files would it only effect files on the memory card? cos if it does then only keep maps on it so you wont lose anything to important
    or you could make a backup file. Every time you create a new map, just back it up. Only takes a minute or two to copy across.
    "how about i give you the finger, and you give me my phonecall"
    Neo, The Matrix

    Check out ts2gamer! Its great! Packed with informayion and everything ts2 wise!

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    OK, I did an update, added some info on how to organize your SharPort/XPort files, and other important info. Also restructured the site a little abit and added a file for you XPort owners to download with 5 maps from Broonie. 2 story and 3 multiplayer.
    Check it all out when you get a chance.
    AND PLEASE use the message board to leave feed-back. You don't have to register just click the "POST" link in the upper right.
    Thanks.
    ts2maps.8k.com

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    Hello everyone, I just completed an overhaul to the site and replaced the zip files I had with zip files that contain actual working SharkPort and Xport files of each map pack. I only have two so far but maybe they will start pouring in soon.
    Be sure to check out the new “News/Updates” section for important info on converting SharkPort to Xport (and vice versa) and the message board as I have attracted the attention of Code Junkies magazine with my unique and ground-breaking site. I also posted a review of Broonie’s map pack so check that out as well.
    Tim

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    Originally posted by Tim R
    I have attracted the attention of Code Junkies magazine with my unique and ground-breaking site.
    Tim
    wow! Maybe you'll become the official sharkport/xport website
    "how about i give you the finger, and you give me my phonecall"
    Neo, The Matrix

    Check out ts2gamer! Its great! Packed with informayion and everything ts2 wise!

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    I don't know about that but they are going to pronote me a little bit.
    Also got an interesting bit of info. Interact is no longer distributing SharkPort in the U.S. so soon the U.S. version will be XPort too. That will make life a lot easier to only have one file format.
    Of course there will still be a lot of old SharkPort users out there.

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    Lightbulb

    Hi Guys, Today I've uploaded some of my maps and email them to Tim R to be included on the site. Should be available soon!! Here are the descriptions/mood-setters....

    1. VR Tower - Deathmatch and Bag-Tag
    2. Sky Fortress - Story
    3. Too Tense !! - Story

    ......

    1. VR Tower

    Use the VR Tower to practice your Deathmatch and Bag-Tag skills in tight areas.

    ......

    2. Sky Fortress

    Typical! On your way back to base your time crystal falls
    out of your cockpit and lands precariously on the balcony
    of a passing space station - the Sky Fortress. In a
    valient effort to get it back you land on the bow of the
    space station. Unfortunately, after your last battle
    you're only armed with a sniper rifle and your temporal
    uplink. Teleport your way inside and use your skills to
    retrieve the crystal. Our scanners suggest that the hatch
    that leads to the crystal is on the opposite balcony so
    be prepared for a space walk. Remember, there are
    mysterious aliens hot on your tail also looking for the
    crystal and will do anything to stop you!

    ......

    3. Too Tense !!

    This is a simple "steal and return" mission. Fight your
    way through the secret laboratory and get the data disk.
    Little is known about this complex but we suspect there
    will be both human and android security. We'll drop you
    off in a dead-zone of the complex - the basement. You
    have 8 minutes. Oh... did I say "simple" ???? Oops!

    ......

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    New map pack by Ninja Jedi (A.K.A. Count Zero) and the 2 story maps that are in this pack are really good. Anybody who wants to see what this mapmaker is capable of should go download and play these maps as soon as possible.

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    they sound great.
    I have 2 questions though.
    1) is sharkport or xport in anyway compatible with gamecube?
    2) if 1) is no, then does anyone have anyidea if that thing from japan would do pretty much the same stuff?

    theres this thing that connects gamecube to pc...
    http://www.hkems.com/product/gc/gc%20usb.htm

    (that thing)
    "how about i give you the finger, and you give me my phonecall"
    Neo, The Matrix

    Check out ts2gamer! Its great! Packed with informayion and everything ts2 wise!

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    That looks like a self contained memory sotrage uint. I don't think it transfers to your PC.

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    http://ts2maps.8k.com/

    A brand spanking new update to the site has been done. We now have FOUR mission packs, each one has a SharkPort AND an XPort file so anyone, anywhere can play the maps.
    The newest pack is another one from Count Zero (Ninja Jedi) and is another great example of the great story maps that can be made with this map maker. Check them out they are sure to inspire you designers out there.

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    Exclamation

    If you own a Sharkport/Xport then point your browser over here... http://ts2maps.8k.com/
    My latest mission pack has been uploaded for your enjoyment with 3 story missions.

    Contents:
    1. Immortality - Story
    2. Assassin-8 - Story
    3. Fact Hunt - Story

    ...

    1. Immortality

    Back in 2012 scientists discovered a way of making humans immortal. This secret was first used on soldiers, then politicians. When funding on the project started shrinking they started selling it as the latest and ultimate "cosmetic surgery" to celebrities for millions. "Keep your youth!" they said. It was a closely guarded secret until 2015 when an informant leaked the information to the press causing a huge revolution. The general public felt they had a right to live forever too. In 2020, after many wars, it was finally made available to the public. Now in 2076 our world is being suffocated with overcrowding, poverty and crime.
    We're sending you back to 2012 to find the scientists files. We've located the only disk in a military bunker under high security. Steal it and get out. Good luck!

    ...

    2. Assassin-8

    We have been informed that Sgt Cortez and Corp Hart are double agents. They've just left in their ship to deliver some zombies and to make a deal with the timesplitters. You'll be teleported into their cargo hold. Find Cortez and Hart, ill them, disable the controls to their ship and get outta there. We'll arrange a time portal to appear just outside the airlock in the cargo hold.

    ...

    3. Fact Hunt

    Mr Big is a fond collector of ancient artifacts. But then so are we!! Break into his mansion and steal the goods. Whilst you're there, Mr Underwood is packing explosives for his next adventure so destroy as many crates as you can find.

    ...

    ...Remember, you can submit your reviews for levels in the message board section of the map. If you haven't got a Sharkport/Xport they can be bought here ... http://www.codejunkies.com ... there's still a couple of weeks to go until Christmas so give your loved ones/parents a hint.

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    So I can use either Sharkport OR xport with my ps2? If so, I will buy an xport very soon, and I suggest everyone else do the same. C'mon, only 30 bucks, and you can play all the maps you want! I for one would be very excited to share my work with you guys, even though I know you'll steal my ideas Just kidding. I want to make some slight suggestions for your site...if you don't mind.

    Less text on front page....Just something like "This site is for Timesplitters 2 owners with a Sharkport or Xport. The purpose of this site is to let you guys swap maps and share your work. See what others think of your maps, tell others what you think of theirs, and have fun!" Then have info, instructions, and tips in their own seperate sections. The front page could be used for the news/updates section. Just some suggestions that I think would make the site easier on the eyes....and you've got to do something about that banner. Heh, alright, that's all, but hey, I would love to help you work on the site, I could make a nice little banner anyway. I think your site has alot of potential.

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    It's funny you should mention that. I'm working on a few ideas for the site layout at the moment. I promised PsychoJiggalo (Tim) that I'd have something to show him last weekend but it's been so hectic here what with Xmas around the corner. I also know that PJiggy is going away for Xmas (I think that's what he said) so updates will be slow at the moment. Hopefully the site will have a full facelist early in the new year, we'll keep you posted.

    Also, me and PJiggy have looked at getting a banner free website but that will cost money and we're waiting for momentum to pick up. And we wanna have a proper fully moderated forum like here at Eidos so people can discuss ideas, review other peoples maps etc. Obviously the interest is there but we'll have to wait for more people to get their Xports/Sharkports to join in. Remember, you need an Xport if you live in the UK or a Sharkport if you live in USA.

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    Thanks for picking up my slack, Zero. I had ment to reply to that last post and forgot.

    Yes you can use either one but check out this bit of news I got from Codejunkies:

    "Datel has ceased distributing in the US via Interact and instead is releasing the Xport as the Xport over there. You can download the US Xport software from: http://www.codejunkies.com/downloads...webinstall.exe

    Obviously this software is 100% compatable with the PS2 Shakport disc, after all it was simply a name difference. The main issue this presents though is that the US Xport software uses the .xps extenstion just as the UK version does, .sps is soon to be redundant extension."

    To make a long stroy short, just a get an X-Port.

    Yes I will be gone the week of X-mas but twork on the site should start back up after the first of the year.

    Tim

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    Just a short announcement to say that the new look website is almost complete. If you're curious to see what it looks like so far here's a piccy of the homepage...

    http://www.geocities.com/ninjajedi2002/

    ..if, on the other hand, you wish to keep the eliment of surprise then look away now (in other words, don't click on that link!!)

    The new site will have no pop-ups, no banners and a discussion forum (pretty much like this one) as well as a new stylish design. We'll let you know as soon as it's ready, folks!

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