Does anyone know where I can find these TestofTime mods?

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by kestrel18:
Unit-Mania 4 World, "3-D", Scenario
Extended Original Game 4-Worlds Modpack
Extended Original Game No Starships, No Aliens Modpack
"Escape from Sol" Scenario
I e-mailed him/her for them on the 20th and have received no response.
 

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Last time I looked at that site (which was years ago), many of the file links were dead. Nothing seems to have changed. Of those scenarios/modpacks listed, I only have Escape from Sol. I've uploaded the scenario here. The sounds links on Kestrel's site still work: http://www.users.bigpond.com/kestrel18/old-index.htm#Escape_From_SOL_Scenario. BTW, Kestrel goes by the name David, so the odds are that he/she is a bloke. ;)
 

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Does anyone know how I can contact him? He still hasn't responded to the e-mail I sent; I suspect the address may be outdated.
 

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Use telepathy. :0

And I don't have any of those mods, sorrri. :[
 

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14 years too late but @Kestrel18 's excellent ToT scenarios/modpacks are too good to be lost. As a result of some of my search and rescue work I've managed to locate some of the ones you're after and have added them to CFC's downloads section for others to enjoy. Oh and Kestrel is Australian like me so trust me when I say he's a guy as there's no girls called David running around here lol. It is an interesting nic though as I know girls named Kestrel here.

Your requested ones:
Kestrel's OriginalPlus Unit-Mania Modpack & 4 World 3-D Scenario
(his old unit mania is still missing but he did an enhanced 'Plus' version of his original including the 4 world 3D scenario and hosted it elsewhere thankfully!)
FOUND
https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/unit-mania-originalplus-modpack-3-d-scenario.28879/

Kestrel's Extended Original Game 4-Worlds Modpack
FOUND
https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/extended-original-game-4-worlds-modpack.28878/

Kestrel's Extended Original Game No Starships, No Aliens Modpack
MISSING
https://web.archive.org/web/2009030...rel18/old-index.htm#ExtendedOriginal_Modpacks

Kestrel's Escape from Sol Scenario
FOUND
https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/escape-from-sol-scenario-tot.28877/

Others found:
Kestrel's Multiverse Modpack / Scenario
https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/the-multiverse-modpack-scenario.28873/

Kestrel's Mars NOW Expanded Scenario
https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/mars-now-scenario-expanded-tot.28875/

Kestrel's Unit-Mania 4 World Bonus Scenario - Earth, Undersea, Orbit, Alpha C
https://forums.civfanatics.com/reso...th-undersea-orbit-alpha-c-scenario-tot.28876/

Kestrel's Millennium 3D 4 World Modpack / Scenario
https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/the-millennium-3d-modpack-scenario-tot.28880/

The rest:
From what I can tell we're still missing his..

Scifi-Plus Scenario
https://web.archive.org/web/2008081...trel18/old-index.htm#Now_Available_Scifi_Plus

Original Unit-Mania-3-D-Scenario (The non-plus version which has orbital stuff)
https://web.archive.org/web/2008081...strel18/old-index.htm#Unit_Mania_3_D_Scenario

ExtendedOriginal Game Modpack - No Starships, No Aliens Modpack
https://web.archive.org/web/2008081...rel18/old-index.htm#ExtendedOriginal_Modpacks

I'll try to contact him again (he helped me back in 2019 when I was hunting for his Mars scenario) to see if we can rescue a few more...
https://web.archive.org/web/20090308063129/http://www.users.bigpond.com/kestrel18/index.htm

And lastly, I'd best point out that some of my rescues (Multiverse, Unit-Mania Bonus L-U-O-A, Extended Original 4 Worlds, Escape from Sol) were from Cradle of Civ and Kestrel writes on his website that the CoC versions were older than his presumably meaning he had better more polished versions that are still lost, but nevertheless what we've got is better than nothing hey!

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Cheers, and more good news has come!

@Knighttime saw my post and kindly messaged me about having even more of Kestrel's stuff. He noted that he'd only downloaded them recently though which puzzled me as nowhere else out there seems to have his stuff so I had another look through his website archive and he has a 'favourites' section (I didn't spend much time in last night) and in there he used a different file host and webarchive backed up the files so the downloads work! I was able to get all the files Knighttime had.

So we now have Kestrel's Millennium Modpack as well as an enhanced 'Plus' version of his original first Unit-Mania modpack which I've added to the CFC downloads section and the above post. The later find is doubly awesome news as one of the mods/scenarios I rescued above last night (Extended Original 4 Worlds) required sound files from the first unit mania so I've fixed that download too (people who already downloaded it will need to get it again sorry).

And finally I did an audit of sorts of his site's downloads to see what was left that's missing and posted the results in my post above. There's not too much missing now which is good news, but I'll still message Kestrel though as it would be good to get the complete collection plus I suspect he may have newer versions of some of the stuff we rescued as he mentions the CoC versions being old on his site.

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Yeah I can do that. Although do you guys mean the old wiki site? or is there a special thread in the SL forum where scenarios/mods are posted/cataloged? If it's the later then I've failed miserably at noticing it sorry lol, and will need someone to chuck me a link.

I found the old looking for a scenario thread there the other day and was thinking about bringing it back to life as I can help people in there and I can also list things I've failed to find once my searches are completely finished in a week or two.

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I meant the wiki. That's where I usually go looking for scenarios. Anyway your call, but I suggest you put all this stuff in one place, sooner or later those archive links will die out.
 

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I suggest you put all this stuff in one place, sooner or later those archive links will die out.

Nah don't worry the stuff above is all 'here' now mate. I haven't done any direct linking to WebArchive with Kestrel's stuff. If you look at each of the CFC download pages I setup for his mods above they'll either go to a file I repacked & uploaded to CFC or it'll go to a Cradle of Civ copy which is on CFC's servers as well, meaning all the stuff I found is definitely on CFC's servers now (meaning only Thunderfall pulling the plug will take them out).

Also while I plan to continue uploading everything I've found here to CFC, I also plan to take everything I've collected and stick them in a big zip file which I'll upload to both WebArchive and ModDB for everyone to download and share etc. I'll also have chat with Solver about him and some of his old Poly buddies taking a copy too. So that'll be at least 4 publicly available copies of everything I've rescued. I also plan to try and get copies of other peoples collections (eg Solver's Poly backups and the Atomic CFC backups) and stick them on multiple sites too for safe keeping.

As for a nice wiki entry for each of them, yeah that's certainly possible too, just a few technical hurdles to overcome first.

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