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Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by fastbilly1 Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:28 am

Well PC and some console:
https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Ex ... Atari_NTSC

Who doesnt want to play ET on the 2600 in your browser?

Other notables:
Karateka:
https://archive.org/details/Karateka_1984_Broderbund
Akalabeth:
https://archive.org/details/Akalabeth_1 ... c_Computer

Well and then there is this:
https://archive.org/details/MAME_0.149_ROMs
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by MrPopo Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:42 am

fastbilly1 wrote:Well and then there is this:
https://archive.org/details/MAME_0.149_ROMs

Wow, they got all the CHDs too. Nice to see a replacement for UG for getting this stuff.
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by GSZX1337 Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:22 am

Is Archive.org allowed to do this?
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by fastbilly1 Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:02 am

The vast majority are public domain titles or demos. I can see the emulation section getting taken down soon though.
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by noiseredux Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:39 pm

from Polygon:

The Internet Archive, the non-profit digital library which provides permanent storage of and free public access to collections of digitized media, has opened the Console Living Room consisting of collection of console video games from the ‘70s and ‘80s, the organization announced on its blog.

As an expansion of the Historical Software Collection, the library currently includes games from Atari's Atari 2600 (1977), The Atari 7800 ProSystem (1986), Coleco Industries' ColecoVision (1982) and the Magnavox Odyssey² (1978) and Midway's Astrocade (1983).

According to the announcement, the Console Living Room is in beta so the "ability to interact with software in near-instantaneous real-time comes with the occasional bumps and bruises" and those with up-to-date browsers are advised to use JSMESS emulator. While sound isn't currently available, the functionality is expected to be rolled out soon. The organization also states that the playable software collection featured in Console Living Room will "expand greatly" in the coming months.
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by Erik_Twice Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:01 pm

So now the Internet Archive has decided to infringe on the rights of even more creators and designers by releasing even more games under the guise of "preservation". The victims this time are 90s PC games, including Wasteland, The Incredible Machine, Might and Magic, Duke Nukem 3D and dozens of other games that are still being sold and clearly not in need of being preserved for the public.

So yeah, the Internet Archive can go fuck itself. They are a warez site like any other under a "preservation" guise.
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by fastbilly1 Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:13 pm

Erik_Twice wrote:So now the Internet Archive has decided to infringe on the rights of even more creators and designers by releasing even more games under the guise of "preservation". The victims this time are 90s PC games, including Wasteland, The Incredible Machine, Might and Magic, Duke Nukem 3D and dozens of other games that are still being sold and clearly not in need of being preserved for the public.

So yeah, the Internet Archive can go fuck itself. They are a warez site like any other under a "preservation" guise.

Except they have an exemption from the DMCA allowing them to do this for preservation.
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Re: Internet Archive expands into PC gaming

by Erik_Twice Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:33 pm

That the American goverment has decided to allow the infringement doesn't mean the rights of the artists aren't being infringed.

Hell, half of the people whose rights are being trampled aren't even American so it's an awful position to take.
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