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Archive-name: games/videoarcade/ftp
Last-modified: Feb-06-96

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Announcing the Rec.Games.Video.Arcade file servers !

There are two major r.g.v.a. ftp sites ... please use these as FAQ
maintainers (and archive keepers) do NOT like getting LOTS of email
asking for copies of their stuff.  Please respect their wishes and 
use the proper processes for getting these FAQs.


There is an ftp site for RGVA information.  It is located at
Look in the game_archive directory.  There are currently directories for the
cheat sheet (cheatList), a directory for the KLOV (gameList), a directory
for repair hints (repairHints), and a directory for all the games hints sheets.
As well as a bunch of other stuff.

Andy Eddy, of GamePro magazine, also maintains an ftp site at
Look in the pub/vidgames directory.  The pub/vidgames/faq directory contains
a mirror image of the Mailserver files, so you can ftp anything listed in
the following Mailserver section directly from



The mailserver's days are numbered -- Georgia State is retiring gsusgi2
(actually it's getting replaced by a Power Challenge) and I'm moving to  Due to space limitations, the mailserver will not move
with me.  So when my gsusgi2 account is disabled, so goes the mailserver.

ETA is unknown.  The mailserver will remain enabled until time of death.

Therefore, please use the ftp sites instead.


(automatic, 24hrs a day, game playing FAQS)

Please use ftp if at all possible ... The following mailserver site uses
email as their transport -- any messages they serve eat up time used by 
Georgia State's mailing systems.  240 MK3 requests a day tends to slow things
down quite a bit !

Please read the following instructions carefully -- requests that don't
follow the proper formatting get dumped in my incoming mail directory.  Trust
me, you really don't want to deal with 250+ MK3 moves requests in your mail
folder.  So please read carefully -- if you don't follow the instructions,
your message WILL BE IGNORED !!!!

Address : (yes ... my email addr ... ELM filters rock!) 
Format  : "Send <keyword>"     *** CASE IS IMPORTANT ***  (This *is* unix ...) 

Send <keyword> *must* be the SUBJECT of your message ... if you put it
in the text body, I cannot process your message.  Message not conforming to
the above format will either be replied to with this help file or, if I'm
in a bad mood, purged.  Your subject line MUST look something like this :

Subject: Send mk2

Choose your keyword (to follow "Send") from the following list :

Keyword        Description
-------        -----------
auction        Steve Ofoz's "Buying from an Auction" faq
cheats         The latest copy of the Definitive Arcade Games Cheat Sheet
help           The RGVA Mailserver and FTP guide (from the FAQ)
klov           The latest copy of the Killer List of Video Games
ki             The Killer Instinct moves sheet
mk             The Mortal Kombat moves sheet
mk2            The Mortal Kombat II moves sheet
mk3            The Mortal Kombat 3 moves sheet
mk3-mini       The "quickie" MK3 moves sheet
nba            The NBA JAMS moves/secrets sheet
operator       Steve Ofoz's "Buying from an operator" faq
primal         The Primal Rage FAQ
rampart        The Rampart help sheet
faq            The Frequently Asked Questions list
samurai        The Samurai Showdown moves/hints sheet
sf2 faq        The Street Fighter II FAQ sheet
sf2 ken        The Street Fighter II Ken FAQ
sf2 moves      The Street Fighter II Moves sheet
ssf2           The Super Street Fighter II FAQ and moves sheet
tssf2          The Turbo Super Street Fighter II FAQ (how long can this go on?)
t2             The Terminator 2 help sheet
virtua         The Virtua Fighters help sheet
vf2            The Virtua Fighters 2 help sheet

Please note that the cheat sheet and the klov are VERY LARGE ... if your system
or mailer can't handle 100kb+ messages, they WILL bounce and be returned to me
as undeliverable.  Undeliverable messages will be killed. 

My filter runs off Georgia State's ELM mailer program.  Sometimes it
hiccups.  Sometimes it mails files off into the great bit bucket in the
sky.  It *does*, however, get around 95% of what it send to the proper
place.  *IF* you send a message and don't get anything within 24hours,
then send me email asking for help (to the same address) and I will see
about manually sending the appropriate file to you.

I will NOT send copies of lots of files *unless* you can't get the automatic
server to work.  I just don't have the time.

If you have any questions or problems, please email me at : or

- Jonathan 

--      | "I Hate it when I can't trust  | Atlanta 1996 !!             |  my own technology!" - LaForge | Play Pinball !! |-------------------------------------------------
---------------------------- "Thrills!  Chills!  Magic!  Prizes!" -- Hurricane

Roddenberry, Asimov, Henson, Dr. Seuss, Mel Blanc, Friz Freleng ...  Sigh ...

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