You've all heard the story by now -- wingcommanderprophecy.com was bought by a porn site after the domain name expired (actually, it's a fairly tame porn site). Anyway, this meant that the universe was deprived of a pretty darned cool web site (ripped off by thousands) and a big chunk of nostalgia.
So Hades and I got to work -- we looked up the IP's of a bunch of Electronic Arts sites and started wandering through them... our odyssey found some interesting things -- like the original UO Beta page -- and we eventually found the missing Prophecy site: 126.96.36.199. With some help from Chris Reid's snake and a whole lot of Getrighting, source viewing and filename guessing we rescued the whole darned thing.
And now we want to mirror it online here.
Unfortunately, EA's RealMedia server, dusty.ea.com, was removed some years back -- meaning that the site we rescued was missing the movie clips it had at launch. So the question is: did anyone save the RealMovies at the Prophecy site? Here's a list...
And that, dear readers, is how we spent our Friday evening.