Jump to content
huwmanbeing

Atari archive from GEnie?

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know if there's an archive anywhere of the Atari ST files uploaded to GEnie in the late '80s and early '90s?


The GEnie file library had lots of great Atari ST stuff, but there are a couple of special files I'm trying hard to track down: The Oasis in the Desert (OASIS.ARC) and The Proving Ground (PROVGRND.ARC), both of them text adventure games written by Michael Penner.  I haven't been able to find them anywhere.  (Not even the author has copies.)

 

Here's a 1989 GEnie library catalog that lists the files: http://cd.textfiles.com/atarilibrary/atari_cd01/TELCOM/GENIE.328/GENIE8.DB

 

Any guidance, thoughts, or suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!

Edited by huwmanbeing
  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/25/2020 at 6:20 PM, huwmanbeing said:

Does anyone know if there's an archive anywhere of the Atari ST files uploaded to GEnie in the late '80s and early '90s?


The GEnie file library had lots of great Atari ST stuff, but there are a couple of special files I'm trying hard to track down: The Oasis in the Desert (OASIS.ARC) and The Proving Ground (PROVGRND.ARC), both of them text adventure games written by Michael Penner.  I haven't been able to find them anywhere.  (Not even the author has copies.)

 

Here's a 1989 GEnie library catalog that lists the files: http://cd.textfiles.com/atarilibrary/atari_cd01/TELCOM/GENIE.328/GENIE8.DB

 

Any guidance, thoughts, or suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!

Was it ever mirrored to funet or something else?  I'll dig through a bunch of the crap that I have (I pulled the funet stuff before it was killed off, like the entire archive ha). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Tillek said:

Funet's dead?  :(  I was always hitting that in college.

 

Is the archive available anywhere?

 

I think a few of us grabbed it?  My upload bandwidth is terrible, and now I can't remember if I turned my ftp off, but I did snag it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could try looking on the Suzy-B software CDs.  They used contact me about my shareware titles on GEnie to get permission to include them on their discs.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, leech said:

I think a few of us grabbed it?  My upload bandwidth is terrible, and now I can't remember if I turned my ftp off, but I did snag it.

Damn.... I really wish I had known about that or I would have grabbed it myself. :(

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...