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sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 01 Oct 2007 12:36
by psycho_dmr
as it is posted in maniazones now, i think its only fair to post it here too :)

I've planned a TMX alternative a few month ago, but because TMX is "so big" i didnt realized the project. but as TMX is offline now, i've realized it now, so from now, there is an TMX alternitive :) (the site will not go offline, if TMX goes on again)

url: http://sharemania.eu
the page is still beta, but all needed functions are ready and working, so you can:
  • up-/download tracks
  • rate them (1-5 stars/points, no award-system like tmx)
  • write comments
  • search tracks
also planned functions are:
  • replayupload
  • Server API to search/add tracks from your server
  • some more little functions
if you have any suggestions, post 'em :)

i still have to do some fixes, like errorhandling (only &e= in URL yet ^^) and browsertests (especially IE -_-) so excuse me if there are some little bugs (and report them pls :))

regards
psycho_dmr

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 05 Oct 2007 13:36
by Djoszee
hmm @ no replies.

This looks a lot better then the bcs track-exchange, but why do you need a community code? Why would I trust you with that?

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 05 Oct 2007 14:46
by Mistral
Admins from Mistral World Selection (WS) can now add tracks from sharemania ... just tell them the id.

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 05 Oct 2007 16:23
by psycho_dmr
Djoszee wrote:This looks a lot better then the bcs track-exchange, but why do you need a community code? Why would I trust you with that?
comfort.. ^^
i can only say, that i have access to the nadeo-server to check the ccodes and that i dont save them, i have no benefit from saving your ccode...okay, i could post spam or something with your nick on maniazones, but then my site is marked as phishing page and i'll have no new users... so it would be a shot in my own foot... ^^

remember, your community code is not your TMU-password!

and @ no replies....no idea, maybe this forum is too "TMXized" ^^

regards

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 23:57
by Xymph
psycho_dmr wrote: also planned functions are:
  • Server API to search/add tracks from your server
Psycho let me know there is now an API, and an overview of its functions is here (only the &gv option hasn't been added there yet).

Based on that info I wrote this new SM Info Fetcher class, allowing PHP programmers to search for tracks by UID or SM ID, and retrieve all the ShareMania data on it, including the image link. That's more of a Toolbox topic, but there you go. :mrgreen:

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 10:05
by Xymph
The site closed this week, so... RIP ShareMania.

Consequently, I've removed the SM Info Fetcher from my site.

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 11:13
by lille79
R.I.P :(

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 07:59
by TStarGermany
i guess it was too hard beeing a competitor to tmx's core business :?

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 09:55
by Mistral
TStarGermany wrote:i guess it was too hard beeing a competitor to tmx's core business :?
I guess the intention was more a "quick share". It was just a matter of real life jumping in ones way, i guess ;).

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 10:19
by psycho_dmr
ok it looks like there still are people who used sharemania?! hm.

but mistral is right, the reason why sharemania is offline is, that i dont have enough time to maintain the site anymore. but thats not the only reason.

some statistics for sm:
- 7700 tracks
- 20 website hits / day (~about 18 downloads, one or two new tracks)
- nearly no votes for tracks and (when it was available) no comments for tracks.

the intention why i started sharemania wasnt only to get a "quick share" site, it should be an alternative for tmx where people can vote for tracks in an better way then tmx (i have this award-system ;)) - but nobody used this features and sm was a real 1-click trackhosting service (that was used rarely). looks like i've underrated the "community"-value of TMX.

so TStarGermany is right in some part, too.

maybe, only maybe, there will be a new version with better concept for TM2, but currently i dont know if i'll have the time to realise it.

regards,
psy-

Re: sharemania.eu - your trackmania resource [TMX alternative]

Posted: 17 Oct 2017 05:48
by eyebo
I remember using this site during some downtime that TMX had back then.

Since then I've occasionally tried to find out what it was called, because I couldn't remember the name.

I remembered the track lists with the colors visible that the authors chose, which I always really liked. I loved the simplicity of the site.

I never knew who was behind the site. So it's really cool to find out it was you psycho_dmr. Thanks for your work on it back then! :lovetm