The Archaic Ruins FAQ
1.0 What is Archaic Ruins?
Archaic Ruins is an extensive site that covers emulation of console and computer systems and all related material.1.1 The Epic Adventure of Archaic Ruins
In April of 1996, Chris Hickman decided that he'd like to try his hand at making a web page. Chris had recently heard about emulation by finding Marat Fayzullin's Virtual Gameboy and soon after discovered Anthrox's review of Super Pasofami. Other pages like Asure's, Lepper's, Damaged Cybernetics, and Anthrox were the inspiration that Chris found for making his own page.1.2 What were Archaic Ruins's past URLs?
The staff at Archaic Ruins hope to achieve the following:
2.0 Archaic Ruins Staff
Archaic Ruins has had a staff since 1997. As the creator and designer of Archaic Ruins, Chris realized that the site that he intended Archaic Ruins to be is in no way possible if run by a solitary maintainer. Emulation isn't about status and for the good of the site and the emulation community, Chris decided to get a staff. Although anally retentive (and yes, I'm writing this in 3rd person) originally, Chris has since become more liberal about his staff :).2.1 Being on Staff
Staff members have a lot of freedom on Archaic Ruins, but at the same time have to follow the Archaic Ruins format. Luckily, the Archaic Ruins format has expanded more and more to be more laid back and easy to work with. Staff members have access to the FTP at BPWL.COM and make updates to the news page and all other pages they want to update. Luke is the manager at Archaic Ruins and makes sure that updates are done properly. Often, maintainers will be hired and fired. Luke Sneeringer and Will Vosti were the best maintainers that Archaic Ruins has had since their updates have always been well done. Michael Lieu joined Archaic Ruins's staff in late June 1998 and is proving his weight in gold.2.2 Past Staff Members
3.0 Brain Power at Archaic Ruins
Archaic Ruins isn't created by geniouses (did I spell that right?). While we like to think of ourselves as being talented in HTML and other such things, all of us are still amazed by emulation authors and the intricacy of such things. Maintaining a web page is time consuming and requires a lot of dedication. We learn about emulators as we put them up on Archaic Ruins. Many of the emulators we have not even tried, but are familiar with specifications and can make recommendations based on knowledge we pick up. Just remember, we didn't make the emulators. We are just basically reporters.3.1 Noodle Power at Archaic Ruins
While it may not seem like it at times, the Archaic Ruins staff does have a sense of humour :). These strange blue graphics give Archaic Ruins a strange but intriguing atmosphere, but past that, we are all fun-loving human beings. We have lives, we do things in the real world, etc.3.2 Measure Up to Our Staff
Incase you might want to prove that you are better than the staff of Archaic Ruins, I'd like to say that ripping our site is a really low and dishonest practice. Such sites as 'Patent Pending' have done this, and haven't suceeded in being very popular. If you love Archaic Ruins so much that you feel an insane impulse to copy it and call it 'Bob's Emulation Shack', you could always join our staff, write articles for us, or do things to help out. The emulation community would benefit from contributions to it's best sites such as Archaic Ruins and Zophar's Domain.
4.0 The Future
While the future is always unknown, Archaic Ruins hopes to achieve the following:
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