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DOS Games Archive: 5 years old!

Post by Jorrit » Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:24 pm

The title of this topic says it all: DOS Games Archive is 5 years old! :) 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 ;)

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/199911282342 ... rofir.html
2000 (new layout):
http://web.archive.org/web/200003110046 ... chive.com/
2001 (latest layout before the current small redesign):
http://web.archive.org/web/200105152312 ... chive.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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Post by emmzee » Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:59 pm

Congrats Jorrit :) You have me beat by several months :cry: Hehe but seriously, its awesome that your site has remained free and popular for so long!
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Post by Jorrit » Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:05 pm

Darren, thanks for your post :)
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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Post by johpower » Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:51 pm

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

Post by johpower » Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:49 am

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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Dosgames

Post by Wally » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:20 pm

Is very popular now

Dosgamesarchives isnt that good!!

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Post by nastypoisonspikes » Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:23 am

How ... blunt.

You do know that Jorrit is the owner of Dos Games Archive?

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woah

Post by Wally » Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:18 am

Sorry jorrit
I got confused
That was a :blah: :blah:

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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Post by Da_Goat » Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:22 pm

I like DOS Games Archive a little bit better than dosgames.com, actually....

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Post by Bobo » Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:20 pm

I agree with Da_Goat, but there both very nice sites. :D
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Post by Splodginator » Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:58 pm

It has more games than Dosgames.com, I think.

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Post by Da_Goat » Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:05 pm

No, DOSGames.com has more. DGA has a better layout and a DOS games shop, though.

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Jorrit

Post by Wally » Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:06 pm

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!!! :)

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Post by Jorrit » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:07 am

Thank you for your kind replies - I appreciate it :D
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Post by Winger2 » Sat Jul 19, 2003 11:02 am

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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