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Welcome to the Spyro Research section of ObscureGamers, brought to you by Agent 9's Lab.
This is a community for a research project of the Spyro the Dragon trilogy on PS1.
RZXspyro is the owner, while I am the co-owner.
We research the development of the games and how they have evolved over time. With this in mind we research using any sources necessary. We are on the lookout for any prototypes, press kits, unreleased/obscure demo builds and magazines, etc! If anyone has something in their collection, feel free to post in one of the sub-forums! We have one for each Spyro game in the trilogy.
Originally established on Discord in July 2020, we are looking to branch out our community and increase the accessbility by allowing communication here, exclusively on ObscureGamers. We know that there are those who do not use Discord as a preferred platform of discussion, and we wish to preserve all the united efforts of researching these games accessible outside of the...
Awhile back we mentioned XenForo 2.2 is coming which has many changes. We put out warnings some older features would break and sadly in this case the OG 2020 themes did break due to the new features.
We'll be enabling legacy themes over the coming few days which will look and feel like the old ones but won't be the same fully. They'll just be there for legacy reasons and for those that run older hardware.
Currently only light themes are live but there's also many bonus features lurking such as our new web app for android.
You may spot bugs and if you do please report here asap, we'd need a screenshot, device name/browser and version used to help speed things up.
I won't bore you more here so will get back to finising up the dark themes.
EDIT: Dark theme semi sorted, and people forget each year but...
Even though my day to day role here in OG is limited it hasn't stopped us staff from working on new ways to expand behind the scenes.
Recently we launched the much demanded resources center, we're working on a new design for the upcoming XenForo 2.2 release which adds a bunch of mobile related features users will enjoy.
But what about older projects? Well those have been taken down awhile now but were never to stay this way. The main issue with these was the fact they were on random domains or subdomains, this was just a growing expense so we decided to make a true archive under one domain. This includes the old prototopia list which after much debate was turned into a wiki.
With this said, it's time to drive more user input which is why we're now releasing early sneak peaks. The Wiki will be request access only and you will need to have an account here on OG to get access. We'll then create an account with a strong secure...
while we continue to expand Obscure Gamers and reach more people, Patreon has become a popular way for you to support us in our ever reaching quest for preservation. While patreon has been an ideal platform up until this point, due to the recent changes regarding fees on our end, we are now having to pay a significant ammount of money to Patreon in order to use the service. We have found an alternative site that will allow you to continue to support us while still receiving the same great rewards.
Our question to you is this; Would you be happy to switch from Patreon to another service (Ko-Fi) in order to continue to support us, allowing more of your money to go towards our service?
As mentioned early this year we started work on OG merch, while I'm not the main guy here now most prefer me to post these types of threads. I've made a poll with what users will want to buy if we sorted?
As promised a long long time back anybody who done large donations will get the choice of a free mug or shirt etc. Once we've sorted this out clearly.
Please vote as to what you wish! It's multi option.
But before we get there, many have wondered where I've been. I stepped down a few months ago due to none stop abuse/attacks from certain "community" groups plus I have conflict of interest here so I can't be the face of OG now.
OG's not sold, under new managment or no Admin Teams. It'll still run as is minus I'm now only dealing with bills/updates/techy stuff and being forced to communicate with users on Discord as other wise it's dead. The staff have my full support behind the scenes too and are doing an amazing job. I cannot thank you guys enough for the dedication you have in OG.
If you do find issues please post a thread tagging me.
Now, on topic. XenForo 2.2 is coming soon and it's overhauling many outdated features in the script. Sadly for one it removes support for older browsers and the backend changes means we need to pay to renew the theme, or for slightly more we can pay a new look to OG. It does bring a PWA (Progressive Web App) to OG which'll be handy for mobile...
Obscure Gamers is a Video Game Preservation group founded in 2017. We actively work to preserve long lost video game history & hardware for educational research and historical purposes. Our long term goal is to work with Video Game Developers in preserving this important history from being lost.