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Old 15 January 2018, 23:12   #1
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Dream17 closing down

(edit - It's entirely possible I've posted this in the wrong subforum, in which case whoops.jpg)

Hey, all. Long time no, y'know, anything.

I was contacted by WorMatty, who handles the hosting for Dream17 and a number of other small non-Amiga related sites, and he tells me that he's no longer in a position to foot the hosting bill for the sites. As such, the plan is to close Dream17 down.

That's a great shame, because we're probably the only place on the internet which has full permission from Team17 to make their entire Amiga back-catalog of games available for download in ADF and IPF format, as well as hosting ISOs of their CD32 games. That's a tremendous library that we'd hate to see vanish into the ether. I'd like to preserve it online in some fashion. The Softography+ and the articles aren't really worth saving - a lot of the stuff I did for that site was written ages ago and is either out of date or just badly written (I launched Dream17 when I was 18, so there's not a lot of polish) - but I'd very much like to keep that games library in tact.

I vaguely recall some years ago talking to some of the fine folks at Abime about rehosting the site before before we ended up going with our current solution. If there's any interest in preserving Dream17 in reduced form as a games library online somewhere... well, hit me up. My email address is me [a] benpaddon [dot] net.

Cheers, and happy new year everybody!
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Old 15 January 2018, 23:18   #2
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Yes please, can someone host the site on abime.net or any other secure platform ?

Before hand, make a full save of the whole website
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Old 15 January 2018, 23:21   #3
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maybe eab can ask for permission to reupload and host the stuff? so it would not get lost...
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Old 16 January 2018, 00:02   #4
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Sorry to hear quirminator2k & WorMatty... Dream17 is a great site that's been around for donkeys and always served the community

Send bossman AKA RCK a PM pointing to this thread; he's the person you need to talk with and can make things happen

Also, you can host any files on the EAB File Server.
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Old 16 January 2018, 00:28   #5
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Sorry to hear quirminator2k & WorMatty... Dream17 is a great site that's been around for donkeys and always served the community

Send bossman AKA RCK a PM pointing to this thread; he's the person you need to talk with and can make things happen

Also, you can host any files on the EAB File Server.
I've reached out to RCK. Thanks!
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Old 16 January 2018, 22:34   #6
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If this does not happen please let me know and i'll host FOC.
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Old 16 January 2018, 23:01   #7
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Is the hosting problem only related to bandwidth costs? Because you could change large-file links to copies already present on archive.org. For example this URL for Worms CD32 ISO:
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http://web.archive.org/web/20160322010600/http://www.dream17.info/filage/downloads_worms_cd32iso.zip
I just downloaded it, zip tests OK, file SHA1 hash begins 1473C44F... (I didn't want to waste dream17 bandwidth by downloading from there to compare.)
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