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Old 21 February 2009, 02:02   #1
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Home of the Underdogs is down, forever?

The last couple of days I've been trying to get on but have found that I can't. I've just found out that it may be down forever which is a huge shame as it was a very useful resource site for abandonware etc. There is a project on ug
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This project's goal: Recompile Hotu's game base and organize it. Salvage all of HOTU's reviews from The Internet Archive and Google cache (as long as they remain there, anyway). Present the salvaged content in a series of collection torrents on UG.
so if anyone can help in anyway by declaring which games or gamebooks you have which can be uploaded it'd surely be appreciated.

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
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Old 21 February 2009, 04:14   #2
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Apparently the webhost went bankrupt

I think it would be easier if you had a list of what is needed (on the wiki of UG maybe? so that it can be updated when needed) and then people look if they have anything.

Btw, as far as I remember, most of the downloadable content there (i.e. not the reviews) was gathered from some IRC channels (things like #oldgames on Efnet, Undernet and such). It is probably still there.
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Old 21 February 2009, 11:11   #3
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There is a list on UG's "Home of the Underdogs memorial archive" wiki. Thanks for the tip on the downloadable stuff, I was unaware that it was available on IRC.
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There is a list on UG's "Home of the Underdogs memorial archive" wiki.
Then why not post directly a link here.

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Thanks for the tip on the downloadable stuff, I was unaware that it was available on IRC.
I don't know if everything is still available, but I don't see why not.
Well, in the far distant past, IRC was often used to circumvent the various server problems HOTU have had.
Some old list of channels (for Efnet) I found:
#aw, #abandongames, #abandonware, #oldgames, #classicsgames, iso-classics, #pcoldies

Old list as I said, so maybe some of them disappeared/moved to another server.

Edit: I think my Blackthorne version comes from there. Not sure, but I also believe hotu was where I got the rip of Get Medieval (archive.org is a bit too long to load right now, I'll look later or when the list on the wiki is finished)
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Old 22 February 2009, 23:57   #5
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Mr Creosote's of EAB excellent and intelligent site has been one of my favourite retro game sites ever. Check out his forum.

http://www.goodolddays.net/


Try these games sites out

http://www.xtcabandonware.com/

http://forgottenroots.de

http://abandoneer.com/

This one has mostly ugly CGA games. Fun for historcal purposes.
http://retrograde.trustno1.org/index2.htm

http://www.kmzpub.ru/

http://www.486games.net/index.php

http://thehouseofgames.net/

http://www.dosgraveyard.com/

http://www.abandonware-paradise.net/



http://www.dosspirit.net/

http://www.mroldgames.com/news.php

http://www.oldgames.sk/en/

http://www.bestoldgames.net/eng/

http://www.juegomania.org/

http://www.abandonware-france.org/

http://computeremuzone.com/pc/

http://www.classic-gaming.net/games/

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Old 23 February 2009, 00:53   #6
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She will be missed

Lets hope the servers appear on fleabay and somebody rescues them...
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Old 23 February 2009, 16:21   #7
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Pitty, pitty

"I'm still hoping for the real site to come back in some form."

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Old 23 February 2009, 21:32   #8
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Too bad, was a nice site... hopefully it'll be back one day.

And Fred, thanks for the linkies
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Old 23 February 2009, 22:09   #9
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I love HOTU.

Thanks for the links Fred. At least we have other sources.

Where is Mr Creosote? Haven't seen him around here for a while. I see he's just posted a message on that site you've linked about HOTU going down, so he's still out there doing good.
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I love HOTU.

Thanks for the links Fred. At least we have other sources.

Where is Mr Creosote? Haven't seen him around here for a while. I see he's just posted a message on that site you've linked about HOTU going down, so he's still out there doing good.
Except for The Good Old Days, none of these sites compare to HOTU's legend, comprehensiveness, and all around coolness. HOTU was like BTTR or Lemon64 (remember when BTTR went down?). True, The Good Old Days contains vastly fewer and more recognized games, but the spirit there lives on.

Bloody, why don't you register at his forum? I have an account there I have not used in 2 years+, I think I'll head on over.
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Sad to hear about HotU Nice list of sites you posted here Fred
Another site would be 'Old Games Never Die' (OGND), but it's down atm, because they move to another server.
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First time I see Doom: Perverse . It is in the top 10 of the site and self-explicit I guess.


Another site is the old computer.
I found it through this page which is a good repository of most old flight sims (and other military vehicle sims).
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First time I see Doom: Perverse . It is in the top 10 of the site and self-explicit I guess.
He Well there were quite some interesting 'texture packs' for Doom back in the nineties Well the graphic quality is really poor and it's maybe 'fun' for 5 minutes...

The old computer site looks nice
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Bloody, why don't you register at his forum? I have an account there I have not used in 2 years+, I think I'll head on over.
I agree with what you said Fred. HOTU was class and it's a shame we are in real danger of losing out massive chunks of the digital revolution.

I'll sign up and head on over very soon. I'll try to remember this weekend. Give me a shove if I forget.
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Old 25 February 2009, 01:01   #15
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I used to love Home of the Underdogs with it's "possibly one of the best xxxxxxxxx ever made" opening lines to many reviews. That site got a lot of use out of me.
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Old 25 February 2009, 01:36   #16
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R.i.p HOTU

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Old 25 February 2009, 15:22   #17
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it was a very nice site, but it was always dead slow for me and only too easy to get the "multiple download ban" when a download would fail and you would retry it.

Still it was a good place to find the rare games without risk of getting a virus/worm infested copy; if abandonia didn't have it, I would usually find it on HOTU complete with manual.
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HOTU is back!
http://www.hotud.org/
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Yay! HOTU is HOT!
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