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NEW! DOSGames.com has been massively upgraded to v2.0 with TONS of new features!
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New version DOS Games Archive launched

 
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Jorrit
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:36 am     Post subject: New version DOS Games Archive launched Reply with quote

Yesterday we launched the new version of DOS Games Archive. It was really a lot of work (more than I imagined), but I think it was worth it. Especially converting all game information from the previous database to to new one was a daunting task. Of course creating the PHP code and the new lay-out took time too.

If you like you can take a look at www.dosgamesarchive.com. I am looking forward hearing from you what you think of it Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:06 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

looks really good!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good man, congrats on the new design/features!

Someday I'd like to redo dosgames.com as well ... although I've received emails saying how people are soooo glad the design hasn't changed in the last [whatever] years and hope that it never does Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Slick design, Jorrit. Congratulatory





emmzee wrote:
although I've received emails saying how people are soooo glad the design hasn't changed in the last [whatever] years and hope that it never does Laughing



If only they knew... if only they knew... Sarcastic
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Santhosh CHRiS
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:28 pm     Post subject: Re: New version DOS Games Archive launched Reply with quote

Jorrit wrote:
Yesterday we launched the new version of DOS Games Archive. It was really a lot of work (more than I imagined), but I think it was worth it. Especially converting all game information from the previous database to to new one was a daunting task. Of course creating the PHP code and the new lay-out took time too.

If you like you can take a look at www.dosgamesarchive.com. I am looking forward hearing from you what you think of it Happy


Great new design Jorrit! I miss the old site, but this one gives a more fresh and clean look with Hopefully much MOAR games in the future Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:31 pm     Post subject: Re: New version DOS Games Archive launched Reply with quote

Also I hope the ability to leave comments for each game returns. I loved that feature in the older version of the website.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really good and complete.

Congrats.
Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks brilliant, Jorrit! I love how the banner is individualized for each game... looks like you really put a lot of work into this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I just realized. Each and every individual game has it's own demo video for it's game play! That is sensational stuff!! I've never seen anything like it Amazed
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, thank you for all the kind comments! Nice to hear after the hard work Happy

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with Hopefully much MOAR games in the future

First I will finish the administration panel. All the screens are available, I only have to make them work the way they are supposed to (mostly database work). Some parts are already functional, for example the pages that display statistics about the 404 error messages, the number of downloads, searches and ratings. I will work on the admin during the coming weeks and then I can finally add more games to the archive. It will take only a few minutes for each game then. I already have a list of games that will be added when possible (mostly based on suggestions from visitors from the past).

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Also I hope the ability to leave comments for each game returns. I loved that feature in the older version of the website.

To be honest, this feature will not return. It's just too much work to administrate all comments. Also, by far the most comments I received in the past were not good enough to be published. I think it's better to spend time on adding new games instead of reading and deleting comments. I also have the impression that most visitors don't read them, especially when there are a lot of comments for the same game (maybe only the very first in the list).

In case you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

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In case you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.


Get Santhosh to approve the comments.

Seriously, just get a few moderators and you'll be good... you could probably even borrow some of the moderators from the forums here. (it's not like they're up to any good)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
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In case you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.


Get Santhosh to approve the comments.

Seriously, just get a few moderators and you'll be good... you could probably even borrow some of the moderators from the forums here. (it's not like they're up to any good)



B-b-but... we're beyond busy. What, between the porn, this forum, the games, the time wasting and the porn...



Tst tst tst! Meh
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:52 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Purrrty. I like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

"Game Tip: Cannon Fodder" is actually an advertisement/"game of the moment" type thing. I don't think the title "game tip" suits it's purpose.

Also, can you make it more noticable when rating a game, where the games current rating is located?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to let you know that I added the 250th game to DOS Games Archive today. Quite a landmark I think Wink

Here are the last added two game:
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall

Both are full version games!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sly new layout Jorrit Congratulatory
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice here. But I do have a questoin. Are downloading DOS games for free legal?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, ones that are marked as freeware / shareware / liberated are all legit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally wrote:
Yes, ones that are marked as freeware / shareware / liberated are all legit.


Thanks there. I'll defindently going to playing MS DOS games now.
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