Author Topic: CAVE deleted their official arcade homepages today [UPDATE: Now back up]  (Read 703 times)

Offline EOJ

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Welp.   :(

Some of them were quite good and handy to reference, for example the Pink Sweets page had all the enemy names and point values. Have a look at it now and weep with me:

https://www.cave.co.jp/gameonline/pinksweets/

EDIT/UPDATE: See a few posts down for Limpan's archive of these homepages.

UPDATE #2: The pages are back up on CAVE's website, as of 23 October 2020.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 08:38:26 PM by EOJ »
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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 03:14:12 AM »
Oh man... why would they do that? It's like they have erased parts of their past.  :'(

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 03:53:05 AM »
Looks like they launched a new company website, and I guess they didnt find their old games important.
https://www.cave.co.jp/news/20200930/


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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 05:27:01 AM »
I'm working on archiving what's possible from Wayback Machine and Archive.is. Hopefully I can get a few of them up and running, but there will be some broken images here and there.

Following games are archived and uploaded:

Akai Katana: http://archive.cavedb.com/akaikatana
Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou: http://archive.cavedb.com/daioujo
Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu: http://archive.cavedb.com/daifukkatsu
Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label: http://archive.cavedb.com/daifukkatsu/black
Deathsmiles: http://archive.cavedb.com/deathsmiles
Deathsmiles II: http://archive.cavedb.com/deathsmiles2
Espgaluda: http://archive.cavedb.com/espgaluda
Espgaluda II: http://archive.cavedb.com/espgaluda2
Esprade: http://archive.cavedb.com/esprade
Guwange: http://archive.cavedb.com/guwange
Ibara: http://archive.cavedb.com/ibara
Ketsui: http://archive.cavedb.com/ketsui
Muchi Muchi Pork: http://archive.cavedb.com/muchimuchi
Mushihimesama: http://archive.cavedb.com/mushihime (flash)
Mushihimesama Futari: http://archive.cavedb.com/mushihime2
Pink Sweets: http://archive.cavedb.com/pinksweets
SDOJ: http://archive.cavedb.com/saidaioujou
Uo Poko: http://archive.cavedb.com/uopoko
« Last Edit: October 03, 2020, 09:11:07 AM by Limpan »

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 05:54:11 AM »
That's wonderful, Limpan, many thanks!  :righton:
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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 06:57:22 AM »
Thank you so much Limpan! :righton:

So glad Pink Sweets in particular is saved!

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 07:38:49 AM »
Thanks guys. Will link them all from cavedb.com as well when I'm done, and will continue to update the post above with new games as soon as they are added.

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2020, 07:40:58 AM »
God bless Limpan!

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 08:03:51 AM »
I guess they really don't want people to find out they made shmups?

https://www.cave.co.jp/company/history/
The only non-mobile shmups mentioned in that history is:
DOJ for some reason.
Deathsmiles for 360
SDOJ
Mushi on steam
Rest is only mentions of some mobile ports.

Then a shitload of super small stuff, mostly mobile related but all kinds of jank

Oh man... why would they do that? It's like they have erased parts of their past.  :'(

Looks like that's exactly what they want to do to me.
Pivot into some social networking company or something?
https://i.imgur.com/6GsLTMQ.png

or maybe something with donuts! Donuts are tasty!
https://i.imgur.com/WCU2qi6.png

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 08:20:19 AM »
Limpan to the rescue. Great job buddy! :righton:

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 05:14:20 PM »
Just adding my thanks along as well to Limpan.

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Re: CAVE deleted all of their official arcade homepages today
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2020, 03:36:30 AM »
Wow. That is so weird. Thanks, Limpan!

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Awesome Limpan.  :)

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Re: CAVE deleted their official arcade homepages today [UPDATE: Now back up]
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2020, 08:37:30 PM »
CAVE put their official arcade homepages up again today, so Limpan's archive is no longer needed (might want to keep it just in case, though).

Perhaps CAVE got wind of Limpan's archive and decided to put their pages back up? If so, job well done.  :righton:
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Re: CAVE deleted their official arcade homepages today [UPDATE: Now back up]
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2020, 02:28:24 PM »
I suspect there was an error on their part since the sites "disappeared". When I tried some addresses I had bookmarked, the requested site appeared quickly, before taking you to their now standard, dull site. Perhaps a rogue script?