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Tired of “losing” your favorite gaming site or any site that you just love to frequent for that matter. By using the Internet Archive’s “Save Page Now” feature to save snapshots of those sites you can help keep them “alive” for your future use. It used to take 6 months before the page would actually show in the archive database but now you can check right after you save it and see if it was actually saved. If you get a group together you can pool your efforts to save just about everything from a site for future use.

  1. Go to the Wayback website: Internet Archive: Wayback Machine 9
  2. Paste the URL of the page you want to archive into the Save Page Now box (at the bottom-right).
  3. Click on the Save Page button (or press enter).
  4. Wait while the page is being crawled. Once the archiving process is complete, the URL of the archived page appears.

Not every link or page on a site will be able to be archived but most sites allow spiders to crawl most of their content so it will show up in search engines. This can also be used as a tool for Administrators to see if they are allowing the things they don’t care are Archived to be Archived and stop spiders from Archiving things they don’t want to be Archived by changing their forums robot.txt permissions.

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I use Internet Archive a lot, both for work and real life, as you can search for books have been digitized by various institutions.  It's not exhaustive, but it's a starting place.

You can also play classic video games on it through emulators: https://archive.org/details/classicpcgames

Including everyone's favorite, Oregon Trail: https://archive.org/details/oregon-trail-the-1990_202208

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  • Klaiber changed the title to Using the Internet Archive for saving webpages

First trip all my Oxen died after crossing the second river and no one wanted to trade for one.

The second trip I drowned Denise in 3 FEET of water, I say it  again 3 feet of water, and a few days later one of my 4 oxen died. The next disaster was when a thief stole all three of the other oxen. Again no one would trade me an Oxen...

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Close but no cigar...

Lost, Jim, Mary and Susie before Fort Hall. Will have to watch the video to know exactly where they were lost. I finally killed Joe and Susie shooting the rapids when my arrow keys did not direct the raft around the rocks. Third try and just one way station short isn't too bad. A couple of things I learned on this trip is that you definitely have to Hunt along the way to have enough food and there is no way to address running low on water.

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