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June 28, 2006


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I love the notion of Abandonware-- that long after the last corporate brain trust has given up on making money, devoted fans keep it afloat, and supported.

My recollections are less haunted...

One of my favorite archives was "Home of the Underdogs", which according to its Wikipedia entry, has been batted around by domain squatters, et al (but now is found at http://www.the-underdogs.info/)

I got turned on to this because we did some game software evaluations in 1995, and even 10 years later people were writing asking how tey could get a copy of SimEarth, which no one sold or stocked... except the Underdogs!

The best abandoned game story we had was with Hidden Agenda a DOS game from the late 1980s that is still sought after.

Bryan Alexander

That's awesome, Alan. I wonder how much preservation work is being done by volunteers, just for love of the content?

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