SLIC Bios Archive (Wiki)

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  1. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

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    #1 ZakMcRofl, Jul 30, 2009
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    Let's get organized!

    With the upcoming official release of Windows 7 the already growing amount of requests will be flooding this forum.
    The result is a lot of confusion, users having a hard time finding a bios and somewhat chaos in general.

    Therefore I decided to create the SLIC Bios Archive.

    For now it allows to put up links to modded bios versions. Since I did this using a free service (wikidot.com) we won't be able to host the files there but it should give us a better overview nonetheless.

    Since it is a wiki, everyone can add to this "database" and edit entries if they are believed to be wrong or the files broken.

    For now, I have not put up a solution for request since I do not want to take away users from this forum.
    It may be possible to allow requests in the future by allowing partial entries with a REQUEST tag so people can easily search for them.

    My vision is that in the future, users can go there first (like the All Slics -tested and not tested thread) before they request a mod here.

    You can find an example entry here:


    Let's define the following rule: Only tested, working SLIC 2.1 bios files should be added. For now, no requests.

    I'm looking for contributors that will go through the existing threads like this one and feed them into the wiki. So if you have a lot of free time, please help out this project!

    P.S: For 5$ a month we could get 10Gb of storage there. Assuming an average compressed size of 1Mb this would be enough for 10.000 bios files.
     
  2. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    I like the idea of a bios-database...:D
     
  3. George13

    George13 MDL Novice

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    Great idea! I've just add my slic 2.1 bios for Foxconn A6VMX :)
     
  4. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

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    #4 ZakMcRofl, Jul 30, 2009
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    EDIT: Thanks for your contributions.
    When adding a bios please consider to make one or more mirrors (box.net has limited download)
    Also, don't forget to include which SLIC is in there (Dell?)
     
  5. micky1punch

    micky1punch MDL Junior Member

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    #5 micky1punch, Jul 30, 2009
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    great idea, ive added mine!

    Gigabyte
    GA-M61SME-S2L (rev 2.0)
     
  6. delah

    delah MDL Novice

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    Great idea - it takes an absolute age to go through all the bios request/fulfilled threads on MDL! (Not complaining mind you, some great people on here and very helpful)

    Hopefully what i'm looking for appears on the wiki some day.

    Thanks
     
  7. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    #7 racky29, Jul 30, 2009
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    is this for 2.1_SLiCs only

    and i think this is a really good idea, cos having to sift through thousands of posts is getting a pain
     
  8. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

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    #8 ZakMcRofl, Jul 30, 2009
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    To be honest, I haven't decided yet.
    IMHO only tested roms should go in and probably only 2.1 (since they activate Vista and Win 7).

    These days modding (of AWARD/AMI) is very easy anyways but its still nice to have a DB of verified files for noobs or lazy people.
     
  9. benjmole

    benjmole MDL Novice

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    Added mine, Biostar MCP6P M2+
     
  10. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    i agree
    only 2.1 Mod's (since they activate Vista and Win 7)
    and less confusion
     
  11. Kawinma

    Kawinma MDL Junior Member

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    Going to add the BIOSes I've modded over in the other thread.

    This should be fun.. :D
     
  12. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    will this be ok with the sites 'terms and conditions'
     
  13. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

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    #13 ZakMcRofl, Jul 30, 2009
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    That's a good question. Since we're only putting up links to legal upload sites I don't see anything wrong with it. Of course this won't stop them from deleting the site if/when complaints come it.
    I'll have a look at how good their backup feature works.

    EDIT: The backup feature gives out plain txt files with the user generated content. So as long as everyone sticks (somewhat) to the given format, we should be able to parse and replicate everything should they ever decide to pull it. Provided I make regular backups (no auto feature there)
     
  14. Steamer

    Steamer MDL Novice

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    Great Idea.

    GA-P35-DS3L (Rev. 2) DELL 2.1 SLIC added.
     
  15. killzone

    killzone MDL Novice

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    Added DFI LANParty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert - NF4EDB02 - HPQOEM 2.1
     
  16. OleBent

    OleBent MDL Member

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    Basicly a great idea giving a good overview.

    One thing might hold it back is the IP addy view in Recent. Even though it´s only partial it´s not a good idea having it shown.
     
  17. Snowski

    Snowski MDL Novice

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    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P (rev 2.0) added
     
  18. Diverge

    Diverge MDL Junior Member

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    Cool idea. I just added DFI LANPARTY JR X58-T3H6.
     
  19. Kingkaktus

    Kingkaktus MDL Novice

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    I will add the modded Bios-Files from my three Desktops.

    DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
    Asus EeeBox B202
    As Rock ION 330
     
  20. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

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    While I somewhat agree there also needs to be some way to prevent Anonymous abuse. Anyone who does not want his IP to be shown can sign up with wikicom and only his pseudonym will show. Major contributors are quite likely to do that.
    It is one of the wiki principals and I don't believe there is any way around it (the IP also shows up in the edit history).