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We're back

posted by Gigablah Apr 26, 2018 05:52 PM (27 comments)
One of the database tables (forum related) crashed and needed to be repaired. Apologies for the downtime.

Automatic HTTPS redirection

posted by Gigablah Jan 21, 2018 06:42 AM (6 comments)
After testing HTTPS support for a couple of months, we've gone ahead and made it the default. Visitors will now be automatically redirected to the HTTPS site.

Some users may have issues with HTTPS, especially those who are still on older browsers or operating systems. Therefore we've implemented a fallback, accessible through the Preferences panel (the gear icon on the top right). Under the new "HTTPS Redirection" section, click on "Disabled".

As usual, add your feedback and bug reports to this thread!

Making VGMdb more secure: HTTPS support

posted by Gigablah Oct 14, 2017 04:51 PM (15 comments)
VGMdb is now available for browsing through a private, encrypted connection at https://vgmdb.net !

With over half of Internet traffic now secured through SSL/TLS, and browsers starting to hold non-secure sites accountable, implementing HTTPS protection is now a necessity.

During the initial phase you may run into bad redirects to the non-https site or mixed content warnings; please report them so we can get it fixed. Once it's verified that everything is working well, we can turn on HSTS and enforce secure browsing by default.

New options for advanced search

posted by Gigablah Aug 12, 2017 08:49 PM (5 comments)
Album search now has an additional "Collection Options" section, where you may specify:
  • Include/exclude albums in My Collection
  • Include/exclude albums in My Wish List
  • Include/exclude albums in My Sale List

Under the "Artist Page Search" section in Advanced Search, you may now specify:
  • Artist gender
  • Artist role / credit
Roles are tri-state checkboxes so you can also exclude artists with particular roles, e.g. "show me artists who have composer credits but no arranger credits".

A 10-Year Anniversary

posted by Secret Squirrel Aug 2, 2016 12:54 PM (23 comments)
So, this almost slipped by, but we just had a very important anniversary! On July 31, 2006, I submitted our very first entry, which was the Final Fantasy VII soundtrack.

http://vgmdb.net/album/3

You may notice that our lowest album entry has ID number 3, so it technically wasn't the first. Entries 1 and 2 were test submissions, something along the lines of title: "Test", catalog number: "Test", and we deleted those once things were working. Kind of amazing that the third submission was good enough to keep.

We've come a long way in 10 years, and our focus has broadened, but this entry represents everything that got us into this hobby. (On a personal note, I listened to the PC version of the FF7 soundtrack on continuous loop while I wrote my PhD dissertation, so I am pleased that it is our first.) Of course, we didn't launch as VGMdb audio until more than a year after that, but it is still our earliest footprint apart from a Word document I wrote in June 2005.

For reaching this this point, I'd like to thank fellow admins Gigablah and Miles, Mercarios (for allowing us to get started as Gamingforce Audio), other site owners such as Chudah and Mik who pioneered some of the concepts that were used here on VGMdb, all of our devoted staff former and present, and all of the editors who perform the bulk of the submission and original research here, and really anyone else that I have forgotten. You guys are amazing. Thanks for 10 years, and there are many more to come.

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VGMdb freedb emulator

You can access our database using the freedb protocol through the following addresses:
  • English
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/en
  • Japanese (SJIS)
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/ja
  • Japanese (UTF8)
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/ja.utf8
  • Romaji
    http://vgmdb.net:80/cddb/ja-Latn
For compatibility you can also use '~cddb'. For more information, please consult the freedb thread.