Web archive - Restoring Arcanum websites

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Web archive - Restoring Arcanum websites

Post by Crypton » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:41 am

Hello everyone,

there has been some ideas to make our own web archive of Arcanum related websites, pages and other online documents. A week ago, I've started restoring the first website on the list. The website that definitely deserves to be restored and maintained and that is the old Sierra's official Arcanum website which was hosted at arcanum1.com, and that was taken down (you know by who) after the company was closed down.

Anyway, the (partially) restored website can be found on this address: http://arcanum1.game-alive.com/

You may notice a lots of changes.. and bugs, as well, as it's still WIP. I wrote an automated tool/script that purifies all the html files (twice), converts the table layouts to divs, converts it to HTML5, does SEO on all links, extracts the content, stores it into a database, and so on. It's now fully converted (though it requires some manual tweaks) to PHP5 powered website, and is ready for new content and other news that Sierra missed since 2002.

More news are coming soon.

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