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DOS Games Archive: 5 years old!

 
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Jorrit
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:24 pm     Post subject: DOS Games Archive: 5 years old! Reply with quote

The title of this topic says it all: DOS Games Archive is 5 years old! Happy The website was uploaded for the first time in the end of June '98. Back then the website was called 'The Games Archive' and I used Tripod and later XOOM (both free webspace providers); not very professional of course Wink

A few days ago I visited www.archive.org and found out that they've some old pages of DOS Games Archive in their archive. For example:
1999 (very dark layout): http://web.archive.org/web/19991128234258/www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/astrofir.html
2000 (new layout):
http://web.archive.org/web/20000311004629/http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/
2001 (latest layout before the current small redesign):
http://web.archive.org/web/20010515231214/http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/

By the way, are there any real classic or typical DOS games that you think are missing? I forgot to add a chess game for example. I would like to have 250 games available for download in a short time. Thanks in advance for providing some titles you think that can't be left out.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Jorrit Happy You have me beat by several months Crying Hehe but seriously, its awesome that your site has remained free and popular for so long!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren, thanks for your post Happy
That also applies to Dosgames.com of course - nice to see it's still becoming more popular.

Anyone an idea which games can't be left out on DOSGamesArchive.com?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, congrats are in order for those who have worked so hard for us.
Congratulatory Congratulatory Congratulatory Congratulatory Congratulatory Congratulatory


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:49 am     Post subject: Chess Reply with quote

About that chess game, I'd recommend Sargon. The last ver I recall was 4. It was very highly rated in it's day. An alternative is Chessmaster 3000, which was the last DOS version of that prog.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:20 pm     Post subject: Dosgames Reply with quote

Is very popular now

Dosgamesarchives isnt that good!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

How ... blunt.

You do know that Jorrit is the owner of Dos Games Archive?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:18 am     Post subject: woah Reply with quote

Sorry jorrit
I got confused
That was a Meh Meh

I didnt think you owned the site
I thought that another dos games company owned it

It is good if you own it

When i open mine you can say its crap and i wont regret it!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I like DOS Games Archive a little bit better than dosgames.com, actually....
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Da_Goat, but there both very nice sites. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:58 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It has more games than Dosgames.com, I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No, DOSGames.com has more. DGA has a better layout and a DOS games shop, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:06 pm     Post subject: Jorrit Reply with quote

The last time i looked at dosgames archive it was about 2001 now it has updated a lot.

And it looks great
Keep up the good work Jorrit!!! Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind replies - I appreciate it Shit-Eating Grin

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2003 11:02 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally the main thing that I like about dosgames.com more is that it shows reviews for a bunch of games on one page, while archives doesn't. But what I like about archives more is that each one has a picture to the review, meaning you don't have to open another window. It gets very cluttered when I have all the picture windows open. I also like how you let people respond and rate the games themselves. Overall, I really can't choose which is better.
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