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Pleasuredome is GONE

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http://www.pleasuredome.org.uk/

 

Wow, this place has been around since...I don't even know. I remember getting "stuff" from there when my first born was first born....she's 17 now! This was the best mame software resource. What a shame..

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There’s a link to a Reddit group and Discord server — so it’s not really gone, just transformed into something different. Looks like the big trackers are still live. 
 

Who would have thought a non-secure, archaic website built for hosting file sharing links would have survived so long!  

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Reminds me of when PSPISO and the Bojeunx "ISO network" went away. I spent years on his PSP site.

 

RIP pleasuredome. You will also be missed.

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7 hours ago, glazball said:

Holy crap!  Do you have any other information about this?  Any idea what happened??

 

Well, it now exists on Discord so at least it is not totally gone. But, all of the conversations, forums, useful info, data....it is gone. And, of course, everything but the Mame stuff as far as I can see....and even some of that is not accessible anymore.

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This noob has never used Discord and knows nothing about it.  I have just about every major collection archived and the last few years, I've only seeded (not much else I want or need).  Still, I had several unused free tickets and always looked forward to the free torrents around Xmas-time.  Ah well, RIP Pleasuredome.

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On 9/28/2021 at 5:52 AM, eightbit said:

But, all of the conversations, forums, useful info, data....it is gone. And, of course, everything but the Mame stuff as far as I can see....and even some of that is not accessible anymore.

This. Assorted discords/reddits/etc are nowhere near being substitutes for a proper tracker with a dedicated community. Archive.org is awesome overall but it has too many gaps, stuff is scattered all over the place, and is also open to takedowns (eg recent videomag purge).

 

Unfortunately, the era of proper torrenting is over - even the undergorund trackers are few these days. The old heads mostly don't care, partially because of the "I have everything anyway" attitude, and the young un's don't know any better (thinking that a No-Intro set is a be all-end all of preservation) and don't care. It's a pity, really.

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Wow, kind of a shock.  I should have used all those custom-free tickets.  😢

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Yeah, I don't get discord.  Old man syndrome.  Forums are searchable, now we have yet another chat with infinite scroll.  😕

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1 minute ago, thanatos said:

Yeah, I don't get discord.  Old man syndrome.  Forums are searchable, now we have yet another chat with infinite scroll.  😕

Yeah, I am with you.  It seems that there are many links over to GitHub however which is a little better:  MAME Sets & Datfiles | pleasuredome

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Dang.  I think I still had a 4.33 upload/download ratio from way back in the day.  It really was the Wild West back then.

 

So what did it turn into then?

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On 10/4/2021 at 9:46 PM, thanatos said:

Wow, kind of a shock.  I should have used all those custom-free tickets.  😢

 

I had nine the last time I was able to check...I hear you!

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1 hour ago, eightbit said:

 

I had nine the last time I was able to check...I hear you!

 

Though, kind of useless once they got rid of most of the systems a few years ago...  But I will definitely miss the holiday promo to pad your stats up!  There go a whole bunch of useless internet points I had!  :D

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1 minute ago, thanatos said:

 

Though, kind of useless once they got rid of most of the systems a few years ago...  But I will definitely miss the holiday promo to pad your stats up!  There go a whole bunch of useless internet points I had!  :D

 

 

There was some unique stuff. The Pleasuredome Self Boot Dreamcast set for example. 

 

I remember when UG was active they had the actual release rars and nfo files for every single DC scene release. I downloaded that set but sadly I lost it some time ago to a failed hard drive. Not that the games are hard to find....but the history of those group releases, the scenetros in them, etc...that was really cool to have. Especially since I was there at the time of all of them back in the day, suffering on dialup and then DSL ;)

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It's really sad to see Pleasuredome gone.
I've been there for years... farewell my ratio and my free tickets...

I just wish we could've been warned a bit before, just to have time to use those precious tickets.

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