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GoFundMe - Save SpaceQuest.Net!

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Troels Pleimert (the Space Quest Historian) and I have started a campaign to raise funds to buy the SpaceQuest.Net domain from Frans, the original owner, complete with his new website design to preserve it in the hands of SQ fans! We've been talking to Frans and he shares our desire to see it in the hands of fans. We've already raised over half of the asking price Frans quoted us and we're just looking to secure the remaining amount from any of the nice SQ, Sierra, or just plain adventure game fans out there to get us to the finishing line! We also have a hosting partner all lined up as well (also a hardcore SQ fan). But all the information is in the link below. Anything helps! As the info says, there aren't really any pledge rewards for this campaign but, if you like, we're going to make a new section on the site to house a list in honour of the donors who helped fund this venture in preserving one of the longest running web icons of Space Quest fandom.

If you've got any questions that we haven't answered in the FAQ on the campaign page, just post 'em.

http://gofundme.com/spacequestnet

EDIT: We've surpassed the goal in less than 2.5 hrs! Donations are now closed. Thanks to everyone who donated and if you didn't get a chance, thank you for the thought! Space Quest has the best fans! :)

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Well, that was fast! In about 2.5hrs we managed to surpass the goal! If anyone managed to see this post and had the intention of pledging but didn't get the chance, we appreciate your intent immensely! But we've closed the donations now seeing as we have more than we need and don't want to take more than that. :) If you were one of the ones who donated, thank you so much!! Your efforts to preserve the site have helped tremendously! I'll update everyone on the process and progress of securing the purchase and relaunching the website as things happen!

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Sweet. I am so glad it landed in good hands. I was going to offer resuming the site payments and such, or even housing all the content on LarryLaffer.net just so the content wasn't lost. There was way too much there to just throw away.

 

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FYI, the purchase has been made and the domain has been transferred to us. I've begun reuploading the content from the archived SQ.Net website design. It's mostly all working but there's a slew of errors (much like there was when it was previously archived). We're ironing it out.

Frans is also going to send us what he had put together for the new responsive design layout. We'll complete that and once it's ready we'll replace the old site, complete with all the same content (and more!). Some stuff on that old site is severely outdated. Such as the instructions for getting the games working for "modern" PCs. The instructions involve VDMSound and Mo'Slo, just to give you an idea. So all that will be revamped. It's also missing all the newer fangames that have come out since so we've got some new sections to add.

Also, I was asked about this once, but is there any interest in reopening The Janitorial Times forums at SQ.Net? This forum used to be that forum and still has all the thread history of that forum (and the old old forum!) backed up here. Considering how....lacking activity is here at the moment (and forums across the web), it seems a pointless endeavour. But if there's interest I'll consider setting that up again.

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I love the old stuff - so I would can't my vote to restore it, if it wasn't too much of a headache.

For getting the games to work on Modern PCs, you should link to Collector's SHP pages.

Looking forward to the new layout and return of the classic!

 

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