Magnetic Scrolls Original Games Source Code Recovered

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Magnetic Scrolls Original Games Source Code Recovered

#1 Post by Alastair » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:55 pm

I'm a few months late in reporting this but it is about Magnetic Scrolls and I cannot see it mentioned elsewhere in the forums...

Strand Games has a blog post describing the lengths they went to to recover the source code of Magnetic Scrolls games from what is believed to be the only surviving backup tape. To whet your interest, part of the recovery process involved baking the tape at 45C for eight hours!

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Re: Magnetic Scrolls Original Games Source Code Recovered

#2 Post by Alex » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:29 pm

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Magnetic Scrolls Original Games Source Code Recovered

#3 Post by Gunness » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:37 am

Great news! I know that the same baking method is often used to preserve decomposing film reels. Sounds weird, but it works!

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