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    This just emphasises to me the importance of these archival projects and makes me thankful you started as early as you did. Losing hundreds would have been catastrophic. If they are going to delete hundreds of games just like that, I might start archiving the newer games for the sake of 2010 kids!
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    @icebox616 Good to see some reaction in the Discord. If you didn't already, I think it would be good to ask them to focus on the [OP] ones first as they can be lost at any time. I haven't been able to get the Not Hacked ones working so I'll let the Flash masters in Flashpoint work their magic. They've likely seen this kind of thing before in other games. Thanks for mentioning them @DRX, they sound like the perfect people to help.
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    I just had a quick look and it's beautiful. I recognise a lot of the old animations and they have my favourite flash games (:the game:, Depict1, Achievement Unlocked). I'm checking to see if I still have old stuff saved from almost a decade ago. Good memories. Good taste. It would be great to confirm if they work on Linux distros and/or Wine.
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    As a side note, some users in the comments of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFKZ1ZBdyAQ claim they were able to run Bowl-Ed Over on Mac and a Linux OS using Wine. Maybe you could try Wine on Windows Subsystem for Linux to avoid resorting to a virtual machine. That is trippy Inception stuff but I think it may work.
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    I'm on Windows 7 now (64-bit) so I can try and look into it. So will those games that require Powerplay.exe just not run on Windows 10 yet? Have you tried things like the "Compatibility layer" settings? Worst case, it is possible to use a virtual machine (if you have a spare copy of win7 or are willing to pirate, just make sure you get a legitimate (not necessarily activated) version: use the checksum to verify).
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    Luckily the mechanism is a timer and not purely internet connection. I believe using a hex-editor/debugger (eg. Cheat Engine [wikipedia page] and similar software) can be used to find where the current value of that timer is stored in your computer's memory and then change it to any value you want (999999 would be a nice amount of time remaining!). I can test this as a proof-of-concept if you would like. I know it goes without saying, but make sure you get copies of all possible because even if they don't work, they can usually be hacked to work depending on how much effort people are willing to put in. Even online-only games might theoretically be able to be put in some emulator/server that will fake an internet connection, so long as the online part isn't critical to gameplay (like multiplayer online games). EDIT: These are .swf files? There are some decompilers for them, I think (basically programs for converting them back into an easily editable format) which would make it so that one could probably just remove the code for the timer and recompile it. Hopefully it's as simple as I think it is.
  7. I'm used to seeing cartoons that are owned by those networks, but yes that's an important distinction to make. I can see why distributors rather than broadcasters would be more reluctant to release their products to the public. Possibly fear of piracy. That's a bit rough. Uploading to those services is actually a reasonable idea if they aren't being shown any more. The least they could do is respond (civilly). It's a great idea, but it seems the hard part is knowing where to ask and getting a response.
  8. There are a lot of cartoons that were aired but never released (that is, no DVD release, iTunes purchase, etc.) and are no longer shown. Fortunately some shows have TV rips made but they are often, by nature, low quality and distorted. Essentially, these shows are valuable to us but probably not that valuable to the network that owns rights to them. Since these are unlikely to fall into the public domain (at least for a few decades), it might be worth figuring out ways to get them. Legal methods are obviously preferred. Some of my own suggestions: 1) Mass targeted requests. Some networks have a suggestion box of which shows to air, or a method of requesting shows. We could attempt to take advantage of this to get the wanted cartoons aired and record it in very high quality. The only issues I could see with this is that it would have a network logo/ads and there is a possibility they may change the aspect ratio or something due to current 16:9 standard. 2) Ask to purchase a copy of the show. Probably not going to be effective, especially for more recent shows, but worth a try. 3) Petition a release of the show. This would require a lot of people to be interested but should be effective in at least getting a reply. It would also be useful if we could find contacts to figure out the best people to ask and what the best possible quality we could get is. It seems the hardest part of dealing with a big company is getting a reply.
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    Cartoons You're Currently Watching?

    Good choice, finished that recently. Watching Billy and Mandy at the moment.