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Please read the following rules before posting a download request in this area:

1. Don't post a request if you have under 10 posts as stated on the front page. If you do anyway, it will be deleted without further notice. This also applies to other members: If you see a request by someone with less than 10 posts and it hasn't been deleted yet, please don't reply to it.
2. Don't request for warez or any copyrighted software. Only betas (no matter how old or new) and finals of operating systems and applications that are at least 10 years old and therefore classified as abandonware are allowed to be uploaded to and shared on the BetaArchive FTP server.
3. If you have your own FTP server where you'd like other members to upload what you're looking for to, please don't post its login details in any open forum as that will probably lead to abuse. Post the login details in the Private Servers section instead.
4. Check that we don't already have the file on our FTP servers. If you don't have access to the FTP servers then ask someone who has (a moderator for example).


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 PostPost subject: Read before posting a request        Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:08 am 
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Please read the following rules before posting a download request in this area.

1. Don't post a request if you have under 10 posts as stated on the front page. If you do anyway, it will be deleted without further notice. This also applies to other members: If you see a request by someone with less than 10 posts and it hasn't been deleted yet, please don't reply to it.

2. Don't request for warez or any copyrighted software. Only BETAS (no matter how old or new) and finals of operating systems and applications that are at least 10 years old and therefore classified as abandonware are allowed to be uploaded to and shared on the AbyssUnderground server.

3. If you have an own FTP server where you'd like other members to upload what you're looking for to, please don't post its login details in any open forum as that will probably lead to abuse. Post the login details in the Private Servers section instead.

4. Check that we don't already have the file on our FTP servers. If you don't have access to the FTP servers then ask someone who has (a moderator for example).

5. Tag your request titles with [REQUEST] and offers with [OFFER]. Be sure to specify what platform the request or offer is for if needed.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:53 am 
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empireum wrote:
Please read the following rules before posting a download request in this area.

3. If you have an own FTP server where you'd like other members to upload what you're looking for to, please don't post its login details in any open forum as that will probably lead to abuse. Post the login details in the Private Servers section instead.



Is this a rule or just optional?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:00 am 
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I suppose you can post your server whereever you want, but I wouldn't advise it...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:27 pm 
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Yes, it's optional, that's why I worded it "please don't post ..." i.e. as a request, not as a rule. You are of course free to post your server's details wherever you want but if it gets hammered, abused, hacked or whatever you'll have to deal with that.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:05 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Can we request game betas?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:12 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Hi! There are three things I want to know concerning offers:


1. Which compression-formats are allowed/preffered (zip, rar, 7z, sitx,...)? Are there any unwanted file-formats?

2. Which platforms are of interest for BA-users? There are (actually "were") so much more computer-platforms/OSes than just Windows, MacOS X, and Linux? Are there any unwanted or preffered platforms?

3. What about image-formats of floppy-/CDROM-images?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:06 pm 
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1: zip, rar, 7z works fine. To be on the safe side you can also use rar with a 5-10% recovery set, or provide a par2-set with the zip or 7z in case your upload gets corrupted. For Mac stuff binhex files works, as well as sit files.
2: All platforms except for open source stuff (mostly Linux stuff) are fine, but and at the moment no console stuff (Nintendo, Sega etc) for the abandonware. Beta console stuff is fine however.
3: For floppies basically all formats are fine as I can convert them, but raw images created with raread, winimage etc is preferred. If it's on a non-PC platform then it varies of course depending on the platform. For CD/DVD's etc .ISO or BIN/CUE is fine, DMG and Toast works for Mac stuff. Same here, I can basically convert most formats, ask me if you are unsure about a file you want to submit.

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CaptainPeanut, seriously, if you can't answer properly then please don't answer at all, your reply was so bad I had to delete it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:59 am 
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Is asking for serial codes okay?

For some of the Office that requires one, the serials.txt is missing, and I can't find it on the web.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:58 am 
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No, you may not ask for serials unless it's for a beta version. When it comes to abandonware you're on your own finding a serial.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Read before posting a request        Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:20 am 
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