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Winworld is down

Postby RGiskeel » May 1st, 2016, 4:08 pm

I just realized that Winworld is currently down for whatever reason. It was working fine few days ago, but when I access it today it doesn't work and Chrome claims that the domain is nonexistent? Maybe someone hacked it? Because from what I read, if a site's domain suddenly becomes nonexistent there's a chance that a hacker might've taken control of it.

I can't just use BA because it really sucks that my FTP request was rejected, even though the file I uploaded wasn't on the logs yet. Have they tricked me for doing so? I felt that I was cheated by them because of this.

There's also another site called old-dos, but its list is not as complete as Winworld.

Any other suggestions to get some abandonware without trying to reupload and apply for FTP on BA just to find out that the request is rejected again?


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Re: Winworld is down

Postby TheComputerBetaG » May 1st, 2016, 4:18 pm

I was upset when I found out for myself. I was trying to send a friend of mine to the site to try an older OS.

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Re: Winworld is down

Postby KPStheKid » May 1st, 2016, 4:43 pm

I found that out a few days ago. I thought they were bringing Mirror 2 up after is was offline for a few days so they shut off the website for awhile. I guess that isn't the real problem.
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Re: Winworld is down

Postby TheComputerBetaG » May 1st, 2016, 4:49 pm

It's been a bit buggy for the past week or two. Even once I was told it was not safe by Edge and Chrome across multiple devices.

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Re: Winworld is down

Postby SonicKnuckles1998 » May 1st, 2016, 5:02 pm

That must suck for people trying to get an entry into the Subscriber Showcase. :\
I downloaded an iso for Longhorn 4074 right before it went down. If anyone wants it, I can put it on mediafire or something.
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Re: Winworld is down

Postby TheComputerBetaG » May 1st, 2016, 5:48 pm

That would be great!

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Re: Winworld is down

Postby KPStheKid » May 1st, 2016, 6:58 pm

I got some Win 3.1/Win 98 games right before it went down along with some drivers luckily. I hope they're able to bring up the site soon.
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Re: Winworld is down

Postby Vas709 » May 1st, 2016, 7:35 pm

Same thing happened to me. I don't know why this happens.

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Re: Winworld is down

Postby MajorSky17 » May 1st, 2016, 8:15 pm

There are other places you can find abandonware. Try 4shared or torrents.
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Re: Winworld is down

Postby alexandru_c » May 1st, 2016, 10:23 pm

You can try old-dos.ru FTP server ( http://oscollect.old-dos.ru/ ).
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