Abandonware Torrents eh? There is only one torrent on there, and I am trying to leech and seed, but there’s a waiting period, just like ScT or IPT or one of those other trackers. So I’m waiting before I can leech it.
Kinda gotta toss up if I should add it to AP, I think it’s a good site, and a novel concept, however the games/torrents don’t have reviews or screen shots or anything. I see no reason why you can’t make an abandonware site that has torrent downloads, but still provide all the information people may need. The Torrent script is quite versatile I would hope.
Then you run into that issue of people adding the torrents themselves, do they have to provide all supporting information? And what are you going to do to assure your readers that they can actually download the game? Well, you could rely on me seeding, cos I’m willing to do it. But I wonder if people would want to wait to download a file from my 128kb? It’s one of those cases where all the community need to rally together and provide the files for people to download. I think to get the full benefit of widespread seeding you’d probably need to make it a public tracker and remove all the wait times.
Not having to worry about file hosting must be nice. Maybe once this tracker really does take off there will be tons of downloads and seeding around the world of abandonware. And then other abandonware sites can just link to the game Abandonware Torrents instead of having to worry about illegal file hosting. Then that would create even more seeding. Abandonware sites would become like Iso Hunt or Torrentz. As long as the webmaster kept up with removing all torrents from Abandonware Torrents if the game lost its abandonware status.
It’s a great concept, I could see it working. I’m going to do my part and download and seed whatever is uploaded, plus I’ll upload as much as I possibly can too. It’s fun to experiment