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2015-02-05

~100 Atari ST Games Preserved [New!]

Another 99 Atari ST, and 2 Amiga games have been added to the preserved list, with identities 3630 through to 3730. See the games list for details.
2015-02-01

3,400+ 8-bit Games - Preserved!

It started with improving the compatibility of floppy emulation of the famous Commodore 64 emulator Vice, to give it extended G64 support to load many images properly without any user interaction or patching of the data. From there we got more involved with the wonderful C64 community, especially Pete Rittwage's excellent C64 Preservation project, and together we've been working behind the scenes on something very special. Softpres. (more)
2013-04-26

THE BIRTH OF EFGAMP

A European alliance to overcome the challenges of digital preservation Berlin, April 23rd 2013 At the Quo Vadis conference during the German Game Days, a group of leading game preservation projects in Europe will be announcing the establishment of a European federation of organizations dedicated to the preservation of digital interactive entertainment and information media. (more)
2012-03-26

European Computer and Video Game Archives and Museums Joining Forces to Preserve Gaming Legacy

RAPALLO, ITALY - March 24th 2012 - A group of leading game preservation projects in Europe is announcing the formation of a European federation of organizations dedicated to the preservation of digital interactive entertainment and information media. Computer and video games have become an integral part of our cultural heritage. (more)
2011-10-15

IPF Library Source Code Released

It's taken a long time, and we really appreciate your patience. We have finally released the IPF library source code, under the same terms as MAME (non-commercial use). Other licenses may follow. This code also includes a cycle exact, low level WD177x emulator that works at the signal (not command) level. (more)
2011-09-03

Duplicator Info (DI)

With C64 support around the corner, people are actually wondering why titles should be redumped, with several other projects already dumping C64 disks. Commercial games were usually copied at replicators that used many automated machines for high volume output. Such machines were produced by several companies with Trace Products (today: Trace Digital) being the largest with an estimated 80% market share. (more)
2011-08-22

Commodore 64 (C64) Preservation - we need your disks!

10 years ago, SPS (known as CAPS) started work on preserving Commodore Amiga disk images. Since then we've moved on to cover other less exotic disk platforms such as Atari ST, ZX Spectrum and more. Just as challenging as the Amiga, and just as close to our heart, and long overdue is the classic, Commodore 64. (more)
2011-07-12

KryoFlux Write Support (now in final testing)

Broken original game? Used a virus scanner to replace the allegedly dangerous non-standard bootblock? Bought it from eBay just to find out it was "fixed" by copying a crack over it? Very exciting news! We are now in the final stages of testing the new write support in KryoFlux. Finally, we are able to restore our game disks and continue to play them on real machines after our originals have worn out. (more)
2011-05-23

KryoFlux Track Data Visualisation

Over the last few months, aside from the work on writing support for KryoFlux, we have been working on providing more insight into disk data by means of data visualisation, since this is often helpful in identifying the cause of errors and provides useful information about the disk encoding. (more)
2011-02-09

Making IPF Open......

We've always said we intended to make IPF an open format, and that we would do so when we felt that we, and the format, were ready. It's taken longer than we had hoped, as these things do, but we feel the time is now right. We now have to decide what license to use, and we thought it best to have an open discussion between us, and you guys from all viewpoints, to come up with something that we can hopefully all be happy with. (more)
2011-02-02

Spectaculator 7.5 Released, now supporting IPF!

After extensive testing and polishing, the worlds leading ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows, "Spectaculator" by Jonathan Needle, has been updated to version 7.5, fully supporting the IPF format, as well as many other great new features. (more)
2010-11-16

CPC Emulator supporting IPF

For quite some time IPF was Amiga exclusive. Not so any more! We have hundreds of IPFs created for other platforms, and all of them were tested either under emulation or using the HxC device on a real machine. We'll shortly add links to the download page where you can find an emulator that supports the use of IPF files listed by platform. Most recent is a re-release of Ulrich Doewich's Amstrad CPC emulator 'http:sites.googl (more)
2010-11-12

KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

We're closing the circle and we're wearing our roller skates. After nearly ten years of preserving software and getting it off the media, we're ready to write it back – thanks to KryoFlux even more precise and pristine than possible in the 1980s and 90s. (more)
2010-11-11

Original E-MU Emulator disk format added to KryoFlux

One month after reverse engineering the disk format used by E-MU Systems' sampler Emulator II, the Software Preservation Society adds full support for the even older Emulator (released in 1982) to its first class high definition flux sampler KryoFlux. (more)
2010-10-19

E-MU Systems Emulator II disk dumping available

E-MU Systems Emulator II disk dumping available In a joint effort, the teams of The Software Preservation Society, HxC2001 and EMXP bring data stored on E-MU Systems' Emulator II back to modern computers. As of today, it is now possible to ingest disks with the high resolution flux sampler http:www.kryoflu (more)
2010-10-10
E-MU Systems Emulator II disk format uncovered »
2010-06-29
Multi Platform Effort Is Go! »
2010-06-28
KryoFlux - Register Your Interest! »
2010-06-08
Multi Platform Support »
2010-05-28
April WIPs on Generic MFM Support »
2010-04-28
KryoFlux: Prototypes »
2010-04-27
More on Gap Support »
2010-04-20
WIPs on Generic MFM Support »
2010-03-16
KryoFlux Beta 4 released - handling of logical and physical side »
2010-02-24
KryoFlux Hardware »
2010-02-22
KryoFlux - January and February WIPs »
2010-02-19
KryoFlux Beta 3 Released - Reversing Bit-Stream for Flippy Disks »
2010-02-18
KryoFlux Beta 2 Released - Apple 400K/800K Sector Dump Support »
2010-02-15
KryoFlux - Public Beta Released »
2010-02-08
KryoFlux - December and January WIPs »
2010-01-28
KryoFlux - Flippy Disks and Band Analyser WIPs »
2010-01-20
KryoFlux - 22/26/27 November WIPs »
2010-01-16
KryoFlux - 20th and 21st November WIPs »
2010-01-14
KryoFlux - 19th November WIP »
2010-01-06
Calling All Contributors! »
2010-01-01
More Games Preserved. Happy New Year! »
2009-12-23
KryoFlux - 16/17/18 November WIPs »
2009-12-03
KryoFlux - Mid-November WIPs »
2009-11-30
KryoFlux - 12th November WIP »
2009-11-27
KryoFlux - Summary and WIP »
2009-11-26
KryoFlux - 4th and 6th November WIPs »
2009-11-24
KryoFlux - Last October WIPs »
2009-11-22
KryoFlux - 27-28th October WIPs »
2009-11-21
KryoFlux: More October WIPs »
2009-11-20
KryoFlux: Mid-October WIPs »
2009-11-17
KryoFlux: October WIPs »
2009-11-16
KryoFlux: September WIPs »
2009-11-14
KryoFlux: Justification and WIPs »
2009-11-13
KryoFlux »
2009-11-06
Announcing The C2 DiskSystem (edit: now called KryoFlux) »
2008-10-07
WIP Update for September »
2008-09-17
WIP Update for August »
2008-08-06
WIP Update for July »
2008-07-05
134 More Amiga Games Preserved! »
2008-06-27
Large WIP Update! »
2007-12-21
Mac OS-X Framework Plugin Now Available »
2007-11-15
64-bit Linux Plugin Now Available »
2007-04-10
WIP Reports »
2007-01-29
More Games Preserved »
2007-01-12
New WIP Posted »
2007-01-02
Coming Soon »
2006-06-09
Emails »
2006-04-19
55 more games preserved »
2006-04-13
Massive WIP Update »
2006-02-28
Amstrad 3" Compatible Floppy Drive to Amiga Adapter »
2006-01-04
Important News Regarding Contributions »
2005-12-31
100 More Games Preserved »
2005-10-03
Found: Bubble Bobble, Haley Project »
2005-09-15
Website Improvements »
2005-08-15
CGE-UK Reflections »
2005-08-10
Event: Classic Gaming Expo UK this saturday »
2005-08-05
CAPS becomes SPS! »
2005-04-18
CAPS Turns 4 Years Old! »
2005-03-23
15 more games preserved »
2005-03-08
25 more games preserved »
2005-01-19
34 more games preserved »
2005-01-01
26 more games preserved »
2004-12-22
35 more games preserved »
2004-12-02
25 more games preserved »
2004-10-11
15 more games preserved »
2004-10-05
IPF library updated »
2004-09-30
24 more games preserved »
2004-09-24
51 more games preserved »
2004-08-31
20 more games preserved »
2004-08-25
110 more games preserved »
2004-08-13
IPF library ports updated »
2004-08-01
5 more games preserved »
2004-07-31
IPF library updated, 14 games preserved »
2004-07-22
Event: Classic Gaming Expo UK this weekend »
2004-07-19
50 more games preserved »
2004-07-12
2000 games preserved! »
2004-07-06
55 more games preserved »
2004-06-29
25 more games preserved »
2004-06-21
50 more games preserved »
2004-06-09
Event: Wizards of OS conference »
2004-06-02
25 more games preserved »
2004-05-31
25 more games preserved »
2004-05-25
25 more games preserved »
2004-05-12
50 more games preserved »
2004-04-30
50 more games preserved »
2004-04-19
50 more games preserved »
2004-04-13
CAPS is now 3 years old! »
2004-04-09
50 more games preserved, XML database, CGEUK »
2004-03-26
50 more games preserved »
2004-03-17
Currently tracking rare game collection »
2004-03-15
Now accepting financial donations »
2004-03-03
25 more games preserved »
2004-02-24
E-UAE adds support for IPF library »
2004-02-20
Biggest update in the history of the project. »
2004-02-18
5.25" floppy drive donated »
2004-02-13
IPF library ported to Linux »
2004-01-11
50 Games Preserved »
2003-12-21
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (100 games preserved) »
2003-12-08
Wanted Page »
2003-12-05
Appearing in Edge, "Retro" magazine »
2003-11-26
400 More Games Preserved, IPF Library Optimisation »
2003-11-09
Founder's birthday »
2003-10-02
Founder's birthday preperation »
2003-09-19
New games database »
2003-07-15
400 More Games, Amiga IPF Library »
2003-06-26
First 400 games preserved »
2003-04-20
Birthday Present »
2003-04-08
Two years old! »
2003-04-05
Flakey Bits, Scanning Guidelines »
2002-12-23
First game preserved »
2002-12-08
Digital Domesday book unlocked »
2002-07-18
Site Redesign »
2002-06-09
Event: Exhibiting at Extreme Computing 2002 »
2002-05-30
Event: Exhibiting at Extreme Computing 2002 in June »

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