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Archiving UO

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Maplestone, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Maplestone

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    Just thought I'd draw attention to a news item about the challenges of archiving the history of online games:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7561553.stm

    To an archivist thinking of how to preserve information about this era of gaming for future historians, how to handle a game like UO? The game code is not enough - you also need to include the player-experience history. Reading this has me wondering if there sites out there that attempt to capture an ongoing log of the game experience? Are any of the museum owners also playing a historian?
     
  2. Emil Ispep

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    Im fairly in tuned with Pacific lore 1998-Present..

    Might be easier to find a few people from each server that have been playing that long or longer..
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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  4. Emil Ispep

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    Oh wow. Looks amazing. GJ THP! =)

    Time for some THC.
     
  5. THP

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    I tried my best!!! was me for sure THP...

    The post IS still broken though ??? i cant see how i can fix it either ?? ... LOOKED SOOO MUCH BETTER ON THE OLDE BOARDS its still half wrote in html code ???? Took me a while to archive all Europas History and i was hoping to go even earlier if timescale allowed me too.....

    Can we fix the html script code problem mods?? i dont think i 'backed' the original post up??? dang??
     
  6. Maplestone

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    Thank you for pointing out that link - I'd heard of most of those global events from before my time, but that nicely put them in order.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    I don't think we can THP. When it came to the Europa FAQ thread I just copy/pasted the entire thing into a new post and unstickied the old one so that it fell off.
     
  8. THP

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    Dang well i cant edit it either...

    Guess we gonna be stuck with that hideous html code glitch