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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: Contribution guidelines        Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:57 am 
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:10 pm


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All files will be checked for authenticity by mrpijey before access is granted. We will also provide a means of seeing what the archive currently holds so you do not upload duplicate material.


To have your contribution accepted the following criteria has to be met:

1. The software has to be properly dumped using recommended software:
     Floppy: Raw image using WinImage, dd or similar software producing an img/ima file. [guide coming soon] If you have a KryoFlux device (or similiar) a stream dump will be preferred.
     CD/DVD: Alcohol 120%, CloneCD or CloneDVD. [Guide]

2. You have to provide photographic evidence that the software is original:
     Where possible, provide unaltered full high resolution scans of the media, packaging, covers and additional material (preferred) [Guide]
     Produce a high quality photo of the original product to prove it is original.

3. You need to properly name the release with full title, version, year of manufacturing and language (where known).
     Any additional information should be added into an additional textfile. Example: Microsoft Windows 3.1 (3.10.103) (1992-03-10) [English].

4. All material must be compressed into an archive file before upload.
     RAR and 7z are acceptable archive formats. Use at least 1% recovery record in case of bit errors during upload.


Quick instruction on FTP access application:

1. Prepare your contribution(s).

2. Upload to FTP.

3. Apply for FTP access.

You will be notified per PM if your contribution was accepted or rejected.


All uploads will be checked and accepted or rejected at our discretion and judgement. You may provide as many additional contributions as you wish. To increase the chance of your contribution being accepted be sure to make full scans as well as a proper dump with the preferred software (WinImage, Alcohol120%). Make sure your contribution is of some quality, shareware discs, driver discs and other less important titles will automatically be rejected. Contact mrpijey if you are in doubt.

Failure to complete the above requirements could mean your upload is rejected or your application delayed. If you have a question about an existing release or how to properly prepare your contribution be sure to contact mrpijey before you attempt your upload.

Helpful links: Upload Checklist :: Abandonware Rules

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