The Recompiler hiatus is over! https://recompilermag.com/2020/01/18/the-recompiler-in-2020-and-beyond/
I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a #DigiPres project to document the growth and change in that time.
Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.
Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.
@hugh Wow!! Why didn’t we just ask them
@petrichor Sorry again about that! Back up, will try to avoid this happening again.
@noiob I’ve never seen those! That’s conceptually ridiculous and also I love it.
@the_real_mkb Haha, it does, doesn’t it?
@gatewave Already in the submission queue!
@gatewave Nope! There are file-rips taken from installed copies of the game, but no one’s done an actual true rip of the disc itself until now.
@ajroach42 It’s so lovely…
It actually finished! It took in the region of 72-80 hours total.
For those wondering about the infamous disc - here it is. You can see the security ring, the bastard himself, clearly visible just outside of the inner ring. The region on either side of that ligher-coloured ring contains valid data in a single data track.
@petrichor Thanks! Looks like they have a contact link for enabling this, so I’ll reach out.
@petrichor I’m not familiar! Is there a good place to read up?
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