Damien also known onsite as N!NJA is the tech guy behind Prototopia, If it breaks it's normally my fault so please send abuse my way if needed.
I'm dedicated to preservation on all levels but I'm currently unable to properly work in preservation. I hope to one day get back in the fold with some new ways to convince developers that preservation is important.
In the mean time I randomly post site updates and continue to research stuff.
With the recent lack of care in some sites and the inability to even join to get help, we have decided to open the doors to people that need our help or wish to contribute to the efforts.
Upon registration, you will receive a message asking for additional information about the projects you have worked on and the communities you are in. While you don't have to answer these, it would make the validation process easier.
The purpose of this community is to teach and help people in the general preservation effort on video games. We intend to make this place enjoyable for everyone and avoid people who scam, hack or exhibit toxic behaviour.
So I am totally against Shadowboot, as it's normally used by clueless kids who are destroying history contained on HDD's but this one I'll allow as it can help us preserve retail discs if you don't have a DVD drive. This was passed on to be shared as people don't understand the do not share requests.
This will not enable you to play online, we don't allow rubbish like that here.
As you're all aware, we had a long discussion about the future of the site a few months back and we decided that it's not worth keeping up. The scene was crashing due to all the childish people, the scammers, the people attacking game developers along with the influx of idiots who damage preservation and what it stands for.
We feel all information should be archived. It was decided to make an HTML archive of OG and release, but due to how XenForo works we couldn't get the CSS working as the file had letters Windows/Linux wouldn't allow so we tried fixing but gave up.
We're releasing the OG archive as is, the CSS is broken, but the posts that are public should all be here. anything that was private, such as builds which were contributor rank only, have not been backed up in this archive. Pretty much this archive is what google/guests could see.
Greetings and welcome to Prototopia! Your new home for video game preservation.
What is Prototopia?
Prototopia is the new home of video game preservation, development and research into gaming history, brought to you by the former team behind ObscureGamers. We aim not to be the biggest, but to be the best.
What is our goal?
Our primary goal is to work together to preserve and research important parts in video gaming history. Prototopia is the new home for those looking for a mature, civilized and coordinated platform.
All important finds will be announced on our blog/front page with important research.