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Unofficial Mirror of Some Defunct DOS/Windows 3.x Related Sites

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    Unofficial Mirror of Some Defunct DOS/Windows 3.x Related Sites

    http://209.65.191.189/

    It is a collection of old sites (two so far) that I once found useful. However, they've since gone offline. The Wayback Machine has them, but that's an imperfect solution, because it breaks with very old browsers (I think; I'll have to double check).

    Therefore, I've decided to resurrect these sites so I can have local copies of them. Then I thought it might be fun to try hosting them, so I set up a VM running MS-DOS 6.22 and EZ-NOS 2, and copied the sites in.

    It's still not perfect, but it's better. I probably won't keep it up indefinitely, because I worry that the former owners (or relative thereof) will see them and go, "who's hosting my site without permission? I need to tell them to take it down!"

    But they're here for now, so enjoy them while you can

    Maybe I should make it password-protected?

    c

    #2
    Which sites? Your IP is offline.
    Offering a bounty for:
    - A working Sanyo MBC-775 or Logabax 1600
    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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      #3
      I probably won't keep it up indefinitely, because I worry that the former owners (or relative thereof) will see them and go, "who's hosting my site without permission? I need to tell them to take it down!"
      I've had a few of those emails back when I was on an ISP that let me host from home and I kept a few defunct sites active on a server. I mainly told them that unless they put the site up themselves they could get stuffed.
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        #4
        Sorry for my absence.

        My IP's been offline because there was a fire and I had to evacuate. Of course, the power went out all the while, so no servers.

        Anyway, all's well once again (aside from some scorched scenery), and I'm planning on getting the sites up again within the next day or two.

        I've had a few of those emails back when I was on an ISP that let me host from home and I kept a few defunct sites active on a server. I mainly told them that unless they put the site up themselves they could get stuffed.
        Hmm, OK. Well, I don't want any legal trouble, so if someone wants me to take it down, I'll take it down until I can work out some kind of deal with them.

        But until then...

        c

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          #5
          Sorry to hear about a fire, I hope no one was hurt.

          Website is still timing out for me.
          EISA .cfg Archive | Chip set Encyclopedia

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            #6
            As far as I know, no one was hurt, fortunately (although I believe one house was lost).

            Should be up now, as I loaded it a few minutes ago.

            Tested working on my phone's LTE connection.

            c
            Last edited by CC_333; July 24, 2018, 08:44 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by CC_333 View Post
              As far as I know, no one was hurt, fortunately (although I believe one house was lost).

              Should be up now, as I loaded it a few minutes ago.

              Tested working on my phone's LTE connection. c
              Your site is STILL down.
              Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting
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                #8
                Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
                Your site is STILL down.
                And it has been all day.
                PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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                  #9
                  This these sites are a mirror, it might make more sense to zip/tar all of the files up and offer the compressed archive somewhere for download instead.
                  Offering a bounty for:
                  - A working Sanyo MBC-775 or Logabax 1600
                  - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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                    #10
                    @Trixter: Maybe, but it wouldn't be as fun!

                    @Agent Orange, @Stone: Yes, I'm sorry about that. My computer's been acting up, so I've had to mess with it all day to get it to work right.

                    I think I have!

                    *hopefully* it's online now?

                    c

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by CC_333 View Post
                      @Trixter: Maybe, but it wouldn't be as fun!
                      It would be a lot more fun for me
                      Offering a bounty for:
                      - A working Sanyo MBC-775 or Logabax 1600
                      - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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                        #12
                        Ok. Another fire happened. This one's much worse, though, so my server will be down until further notice, because I'm not home, and probably won't be for at least a few days.

                        c

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                          #13
                          Thank you awful kindly for saving this stuff.

                          I wish there were more repositories of vintage warez, shareware, for pc's and all other computers. Warez in a generic sense, I don't mean illegal evil downloads.

                          Remember Compuserve? I don't, but most everyone who was alive remembers Cshow and associated graphic files.

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                            #14
                            Well realistically, "warez" WAS pirated software.

                            If you're after shareware or other software collections, you can't beat the CD-ROM collection at archive.org - https://archive.org/details/cd-roms?&sort=-publicdate. That link is everything in one shot - there's a curated "Shareware" archive that includes a ton of ISOs of the Walnut Creek, Nightowl, and other CD-ROM collections.

                            CC_333: I sincerely hope you and your home make it through the fires! How large are the two sites? (what sites are they?)

                            tnx.

                            g.
                            Proud owner of 80-0007
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                              #15
                              geneb: Fortunately, everything's safe. As of this writing the fire is the 2nd largest in California state history, which is impressive.

                              I had archived a few other sites, and the largest two are Dosghost and Oldfiles.org.uk.

                              Of course, I'm still stuck 120 miles away, so I can't get at my server.

                              When this is all over, would any of you consider holding onto an archive of it for me? I'll keep one myself of course, but having backups in various places increases its chance of survival in the event something like this happens.

                              c

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