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ByteCast - Internet Archive News
« on: January 13, 2015, 22:20:01 PM »
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http://rvgpodcast.podbean.com/e/bytecast-internet-archive-news/

Dan has a news announcement this week with the https://archive.org releasing a wide range of DOS games, playable on site.[/align:1iyfacck]

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Re: ByteCast - Internet Archive News
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 09:45:12 AM »
Nice one fella, i enjoyed that..

that site is pretty awesome.
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Re: ByteCast - Internet Archive News
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 21:48:12 PM »
It is a great website, there's so much on there and it's nice to see the addition of DOS games

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Re: ByteCast - Internet Archive News
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 16:04:36 PM »
I'm in two minds about this myself. Obviously it's great that the archive exists in the first place but I feel like archive.org are treading a very thin line by making it playable.

They've approached this collection in a completely scattershot way, offering up software for free that is actively being sold (Duke Nukem 3D to name but one). As a result, a number of titles have already been removed from the archive and I can't help but feel that they're jeopardising their status as a digital library, since being so careless will likely bring about attention from copyright holders that will only end with the removal of their entire software archive.

For what it's worth, as a Mac user myself I wouldn't choose to play any of these titles through a browser when DOSBox is free and cross-platform. In fact, if you've got a Mac then you're only a few clicks away from a really nice native front-end for the software in Boxer (http://www.boxerapp.com). Not to mention that quite a lot of the catalogue on GOG.com is Mac-compatible as well.

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Re: ByteCast - Internet Archive News
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 17:22:25 PM »
Good point re the copyright issues, would have thought they would have looked into that one better.
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