What is this forum about, and guidelines.

Discussion in 'Repair, Restoration, Conservation and Preservation' started by ASSEMbler_archived, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. ASSEMbler_archived

    ASSEMbler_archived Pillar of the Community ****

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    This forum is dedicated to furthering the knowledge base for proper video game and video game hardware conservation (Preventing damage to passively), preservation (Actively taking measures to prevent further degradation), and restoration (Repairing physically).

    This forum is to address the following:

    • Preservation of plastics
    • Preservation of papers
    • Preservation of electronics

    This forum hopes to establish:

    • Standards for storage
    • Standards for storage materials
    • Standards for acceptable and unacceptable restoration
    • Standards for storage of electronic games and hardware

    Video games fall into several categories:

    • ROM
    • EPROM
    • Magnetic
    • Optical
    • Digital downloads

    Hardware falls into several categories:

    • Inert
    • Degrading battery
    • Degrading hardware parts other than battery
    • Built in intentional failure

    Accessories fall into several categories:

    • Inert
    • Fading
    • Degrading interaction of materials

    More will come to mind however this is plenty to address, do research on, and draw up standards for storage and preservation.

    -ASSEMbler
     
  2. babu

    babu Mamihlapinatapai

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    Sounds like a great idea!
     
  3. karsten

    karsten Member of The Cult Of Kefka Staff Member

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    i'm contributing already :) great idea, really.
     
  4. kammedo

    kammedo and the lost N64 Hardware Docs

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    Oha! Now I see what you meant ;)
    Very nice idea! Could go along with content backup / restoring topics maybe?
     
  5. alphagamer

    alphagamer What is this? *BRRZZ*.. Ouch!

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    sounds like a REALLY good idea to me, this theme is underdiscussed in most forums
     
  6. Blai

    Blai Enthusiastic Member

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    Great idea. I'll be checking this forum regularly for sure.
     
  7. Dark Seraph91

    Dark Seraph91 Enthusiastic Member

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    sweet this will help alot.
     
  8. RedDragunee

    RedDragunee Site Supporter 2015

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    Superb idea :)
     
  9. EducatedFoetus

    EducatedFoetus Rapidly Rising Member

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    Surely such a thing is illegal? How could they? :'(
     

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