GameHippo.com gone?

General discussion for all topics related to DOS, Windows, Linux, consoles, etc. Anything to do with games.
User avatar
emmzee
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2459
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 2:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

GameHippo.com gone?

Post by emmzee »

Last year GameHippo.com was sold (<a href="http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9812">see this thread</a>) and today when I went to it I just get a generic "search engine" kinda page. I hadn't been to the site for awhile, anyone know if this is a recent change, or has it been like this for months and I just never noticed?

Either way, kinda sad that this site has apparently disappeared. I remember visiting it when it was freegames.org (I think). With DGO now not the same as it once was, it makes me more resolved to keep DG running!
Owner / Webmaster of DOSGames.com for over 20 years

Download my free ebook: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament
User avatar
dosraider
Admin
Admin
Posts: 9243
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: ROTFLMAO in Belgium.

Post by dosraider »

The world changes ..... snif.... snif....

http://compactiongames.about.com/od/fre ... ehippo.htm
7/20/2008 - Update Looks like GameHippo.com is back online...not sure if it will be under new domain name or how long this will be up but here it is. http://216.92.35.228/
7/14/2008 - Updated Information on GameHippo.com: Unfortunately www.gamehippo.com is no longer online. To date no reasons have been given for the demise of one of the great collections/listings of independent and freeware games. Check back from time to time for any updates. Yahoo Answers
Seems it's gone for good now.
wardrich wrote:The contrasts in personalities will deliver some SERIOUS lulz. I can't wait.
User avatar
Dogbreath
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4620
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 7:02 pm
Location: In the back of a jacked-up Ford.

Post by Dogbreath »

I think Mr. Worm was trying to buy the domain name a couple weeks back, so there might be a GameHippo revival soon.
User avatar
Larry Laffer
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:06 am
Location: Romania

Post by Larry Laffer »

Stupid internet people being stupid. :(
<center>
abyss wrote:I don't even know if starcraft 1 was a windows or dos games.
</center>

ModBot™ - Faster than the speed of spam!(and always taking it to where it belongs!)
User avatar
CPT Worm
<font color=gold>American Hero</font>
<font color=gold>American Hero</font>
Posts: 1383
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 12:04 pm
Location: Shiloh, IL
Contact:

Post by CPT Worm »

Yeah, I'm trying to buy the domain name...still waiting on the negotiations.

We're working on building a better site from the ground up.
Sustinendum Victoriam!
User avatar
Larry Laffer
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:06 am
Location: Romania

Post by Larry Laffer »

Mr. Worm wrote:Yeah, I'm trying to buy the domain name...still waiting on the negotiations.

We're working on building a better site from the ground up.
It's going to be 8-bit porn, isn't it? :suspicious:
<center>
abyss wrote:I don't even know if starcraft 1 was a windows or dos games.
</center>

ModBot™ - Faster than the speed of spam!(and always taking it to where it belongs!)
User avatar
abyss
Moloral Compass
Moloral Compass
Posts: 754
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:13 pm

Post by abyss »

I never even heard of Gamehippo.com.
<i>Formerly known as Hulk Hogan.</i>
User avatar
Larry Laffer
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:06 am
Location: Romania

Post by Larry Laffer »

abyss wrote:I never even heard of Gamehippo.com.
*le audible gasp*


Nah, I knew it was coming :blah:
<center>
abyss wrote:I don't even know if starcraft 1 was a windows or dos games.
</center>

ModBot™ - Faster than the speed of spam!(and always taking it to where it belongs!)
User avatar
Dogbreath
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4620
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 7:02 pm
Location: In the back of a jacked-up Ford.

Post by Dogbreath »

abyss wrote:I never even heard of Gamehippo.com.
It was the only place on the web where you could get the DOS version of Starcraft. Lost forever, now... :blah:
User avatar
Cmaza
Way too much free time
Way too much free time
Posts: 374
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:47 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Cmaza »

Though a tad on the sad side, I honestly can't say I didn't see this coming - actually, I'm surprised that GameHippo lasted as long as it did and didn't go offline a long time ago. Eh, oh well, it happens.

Hey Wormy - if you successfully acquire the domain, so far as content is concerned, is there any possibility of rescuing any of the old database? It'd save a might amount of time if you didn't have to worry about rebuilding some 1000+ entries, not to mention to number of games that were unique to that database.
User avatar
emmzee
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2459
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 2:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post by emmzee »

Dogbreath wrote:It was the only place on the web where you could get the DOS version of Starcraft. Lost forever, now... :blah:
AFAIK GameHippo didn't host any of the games themselves, so the file (on the remote site) still might be available somewhere? The URL still could be obtainable through Archive.org or something ...
Owner / Webmaster of DOSGames.com for over 20 years

Download my free ebook: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament
User avatar
Dogbreath
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4620
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 7:02 pm
Location: In the back of a jacked-up Ford.

Post by Dogbreath »

emmzee wrote:
Dogbreath wrote:It was the only place on the web where you could get the DOS version of Starcraft. Lost forever, now... :blah:
AFAIK GameHippo didn't host any of the games themselves, so the file (on the remote site) still might be available somewhere? The URL still could be obtainable through Archive.org or something ...
*blinks*

Maybe my post was a little too subtle. Reread it again keeping in mind who I'm replying to...
User avatar
wardrich
"Some Troll"
Posts: 3940
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 9:08 pm
Location: Ontario Canada

Post by wardrich »

Dogbreath wrote:
emmzee wrote:
Dogbreath wrote:It was the only place on the web where you could get the DOS version of Starcraft. Lost forever, now... :blah:
AFAIK GameHippo didn't host any of the games themselves, so the file (on the remote site) still might be available somewhere? The URL still could be obtainable through Archive.org or something ...
*blinks*

Maybe my post was a little too subtle. Reread it again keeping in mind who I'm replying to...
Don't worry, emmzee... I was a little slow on the pick-up of that one, too. lol.
User avatar
Larry Laffer
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:06 am
Location: Romania

Post by Larry Laffer »

wardrich wrote:
Dogbreath wrote:
emmzee wrote: AFAIK GameHippo didn't host any of the games themselves, so the file (on the remote site) still might be available somewhere? The URL still could be obtainable through Archive.org or something ...
*blinks*

Maybe my post was a little too subtle. Reread it again keeping in mind who I'm replying to...
Don't worry, emmzee... I was a little slow on the pick-up of that one, too. lol.

Rookies! :P
<center>
abyss wrote:I don't even know if starcraft 1 was a windows or dos games.
</center>

ModBot™ - Faster than the speed of spam!(and always taking it to where it belongs!)
User avatar
CPT Worm
<font color=gold>American Hero</font>
<font color=gold>American Hero</font>
Posts: 1383
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 12:04 pm
Location: Shiloh, IL
Contact:

Post by CPT Worm »

Wait! There's a DOS version of Starcraft? Wowzers!!
Sustinendum Victoriam!
User avatar
emmzee
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2459
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 2:25 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post by emmzee »

lol oops. Well, in my defense, I never played Starcraft ...
Owner / Webmaster of DOSGames.com for over 20 years

Download my free ebook: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament
User avatar
Cmaza
Way too much free time
Way too much free time
Posts: 374
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:47 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Cmaza »

Mr. Worm wrote:Wait! There's a DOS version of Starcraft? Wowzers!!
That's almost as old-school as the non-DOS version of Starcraft! :o
User avatar
dosraider
Admin
Admin
Posts: 9243
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: ROTFLMAO in Belgium.

Post by dosraider »

Euuuuurrrrgh ...........................................





:blah:
wardrich wrote:The contrasts in personalities will deliver some SERIOUS lulz. I can't wait.
User avatar
Larry Laffer
Admin
Admin
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:06 am
Location: Romania

Post by Larry Laffer »

dosraider wrote:Euuuuurrrrgh ...........................................





:blah:

That pretty much says it all, yea!
<center>
abyss wrote:I don't even know if starcraft 1 was a windows or dos games.
</center>

ModBot™ - Faster than the speed of spam!(and always taking it to where it belongs!)
User avatar
abyss
Moloral Compass
Moloral Compass
Posts: 754
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:13 pm

Post by abyss »

Was Game Hippo popular?
<i>Formerly known as Hulk Hogan.</i>
Post Reply