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Open Letter to the Doom/Quake Community

Archive situation at is an open letter to the Doom and Quake communities from Ty Halderman and our own Frans P. de Vries, who have for years been voluntarily maintaining the idgames archive on They recently lost access to these DOOM and Quake archives, and the open letter outlines both why, and what they are attempting to do about it. Here's how the letter caps off: "Rest assured that we have now, as we have had for years of volunteer efforts, the best interests of the id Software community in mind. We may ask for some assistance from other members of the community as we finalize our plans, and appreciate your patience in the meantime."

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12. Re: Bring back the original! Oct 1, 2001, 23:45  Frans 
Walnut Creek always struck me as a profitable company
Walnut Creek sold to Digital River nearly two years ago, so they weren't involved in any of this.
Hehe, the Unreal archive is still open to the public
Yes, they probably forgot to close it at the same time as the Doom/Quake archives, but its future on is just as uncertain. So, we're working on securing all three archives' future elsewhere. More later.

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