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New version DOS Games Archive launched

Post by Jorrit » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:36 am

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 :)

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Post by carbontwelve » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:06 am

looks really good!

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Post by emmzee » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:10 pm

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 :laugh:
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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:17 pm

Slick design, Jorrit. :thumbsup:




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Re: New version DOS Games Archive launched

Post by Santhosh CHRiS » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:28 pm

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 :)
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 :D

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Re: New version DOS Games Archive launched

Post by Santhosh CHRiS » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:31 pm

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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Post by dosraider » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:25 pm

Looks really good and complete.

Congrats.
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Post by Dogbreath » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:39 pm

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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Post by Santhosh CHRiS » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:34 am

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 :wow:

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Post by Jorrit » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:56 pm

First of all, thank you for all the kind comments! Nice to hear after the hard work :)
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).
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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Post by Dogbreath » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:24 am

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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Post by Larry Laffer » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:43 am

Dogbreath wrote:
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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Post by Cmaza » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:52 pm

Purrrty. I like it.

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Post by franpa » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:41 am

"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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Post by Jorrit » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:24 am

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

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

Both are full version games!

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Post by Ro@m » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:57 pm

Sly new layout Jorrit :thumbsup:
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Post by Super Smash Bros. Fan » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:22 pm

Very nice here. But I do have a questoin. Are downloading DOS games for free legal?
An Nintendo gamer that just is getting into DOS games. Nice to see you guys!

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Post by Wally » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:13 pm

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

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Post by Super Smash Bros. Fan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:24 pm

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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