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Archive of C1/2/3/DS Downloads Unearthed   
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  8/18/2018  4

User Apocolyptik recently stumbled across their parent's old backup CDs full of downloaded content for all main games in the series. They have kindly uploaded this archive, which can now be found here!

Have a pore through it, and see if you spot anything rare or previously lost. If there is, I highly recommend mirroring those files in your own online archives so that the files can survive into the future. In a world where data can disappear in the blink of an eye, finds like these from years gone by can be a goldmine.

Thanks again Apocolyptik for your efforts!

 
Apocolyptik

Apocolyptik



  8/18/2018

i hope everyone finds something that they were looking for!! [ngrin] i was very shocked to find out that my mother still had her backup CDs!
 
PapuBuntu

PapuBuntu
France  


  8/18/2018  1

the egg sprites tools are awsome THX !
 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  8/18/2018

Awesome! I'll be having a rummage through these. :)

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SpaceShipRat

SpaceShipRat
Italy  


  8/18/2018

Maybe I should upload my archive as well. Last time I mentioned it here I got a very clear no, glad we're a little more relaxed these days.
 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  8/18/2018  1

I have my own private archive too, but it's remaining request-only as I know that certain CC members don't allow their content to be openly hosted on other websites.

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Norngirl

Norngirl
Sweden  

 visit Norngirl's website: Norngirl's Temporary Storage
  8/19/2018

Yeah indeed.
I myself rather want my stuff stay on my site as long its alive & working.
I mean,it s a reason I put my creation on my own homepage.
it's the main home for my files,and that I can update them too if needed.
Its different if Im not around at all and my site died off.


Anyhow,its nice other stuff is at least backed up from people
that isn't at all around anymore thought.
I might have a look and see what things might hide in that archive.




 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  8/19/2018

I'm kinda in the same boat as SpaceShipRat & C-Rex. I've got a pretty good archive of my own, & I'm pretty sure there are some lost downloads in it, but I've always hesitated sharing it because of the permissions issue. And as unorganized as my archive is, I know there are a bunch of do not shares mixed in with the ones that don't say whether they can be shared or not.
 
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  8/19/2018  1

Ugh, the whole permissions thing drives me up the wall. :P

I think the policy should be: upload your archives, and if anyone still actually cares about their files being mirrored, remove them individually. Problem solved, everyone's happy.

Much of this data is too endangered to care about what someone said on their Geocities page 20+ years ago about rehosting their content. Archiving and ensuring its continued existence should be top priority.

 
veevveeeza

veevveeeza
United States  

 visit veevveeeza's website: My Scratch Projects
  8/19/2018

Thx!I will look through this when i have the time.

CHAOS CHAOS!I CAN DO ANYTHING!!


 
Dragoler
Wrong Banshee

Dragoler
United Kingdom  


  8/19/2018  1

GimmeCat wrote:
Ugh, the whole permissions thing drives me up the wall. :P

I think the policy should be: upload your archives, and if anyone still actually cares about their files being mirrored, remove them individually. Problem solved, everyone's happy.

Much of this data is too endangered to care about what someone said on their Geocities page 20+ years ago about rehosting their content. Archiving and ensuring its continued existence should be top priority.



For the record I guess, I have no problem with people re-uploading or editing my work so long as credit is given!


Creator of the TWB/TCB genome base.

 
PapuBuntu

PapuBuntu
France  


  8/20/2018

I'm more about a totaly free art, intelectual propriaty is an illusion, art has to be for the prosperity not for the ego !

a very poor artist hahaha

 
Satsuma

Satsuma



  11/29/2018  1

GimmeCat wrote:
Much of this data is too endangered to care about what someone said on their Geocities page 20+ years ago about rehosting their content. Archiving and ensuring its continued existence should be top priority.


funnily enough, a lot of Geocites sites and 90s-early 2000s GIFs are currently archived/available on various places. pretty sure 99% of these were uploaded without permission, yet nobody cares because the content is so old and even the creators themselves might like to see their work 'live on', so to speak.

time has a funny of way of turning things into pieces of history, as opposed to just 'intellectual property'. at this point, there are downloads for this game that are almost as old as i am.

mea wrote:
I'm kinda in the same boat as SpaceShipRat & C-Rex. I've got a pretty good archive of my own, & I'm pretty sure there are some lost downloads in it, but I've always hesitated sharing it because of the permissions issue. And as unorganized as my archive is, I know there are a bunch of do not shares mixed in with the ones that don't say whether they can be shared or not.



you had some stuff that i was 10000% certain would be gone forever, that i was sure nobody but me would ever download. you of all people need to just unload that archive. i bet you probably have over half the missing files for every game in this series

 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  11/30/2018  2

I honestly can't see a problem with sharing content privately, and even if it js publicly hosted the creator only has to send a single email and it can then be taken down.

A lot of Creatures websites have gone down this past five years and the community isnt as huge as it used to be. We need to archive as much as possible otherwise a great deal may be lost to the sands of time. But that's just my five cents.


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