Bally Alley Website Storehouse: Inbox, Large Scans, TO-DOs.|
Archive (23.34 GB)
Added to Archive.org on March 27, 2019.
A collection of 15,494 Astrocade files (in three ZIP archives with .txt indexes.) related to the operation of Bally Alley.com. Thanks to Jason Scott for adding these directories from Adam's hard drive to Archive.org.
Here are Adam's own notes about these directories:
There may be a few files scattered around my hard drive that aren't yet on Archive.org or BallyAlley.com, but this is pretty much the extent of what I have available. I'd love to see astrocade fans dig into these files!
- _To_Upload - About 10GB - 3,572
This is a collection of to-be-processed files related to the Bally Alley website, intended to one day end up at the site but as of March 2019, were not. There are 613 Folders which need to be sorted a bit, but includes all of the files that I want to add to BallyAlley.com as of March 2019. There is no redundancy between any of the boxes that I've uploaded to the FTP servers so far (from the Fabris Collection), but there is some duplication between files that Paul Thacker uploaded and what Jason placed on Archive.org a few years ago. I'm not sure which files are duplicated though, and I've no easy way to find out, so I just uploaded the whole thing.
- _Done (Archive to DVD) - 9.22GB - These are scans at full size instead of the reduced versions at the BallyAlley website. 3,969 Files in 597 Folders which contain the hi-res scans of everything on BallyAlley.com that were "dumbed-down" for size reasons (mostly these are TIFF that were turned into pdfs for the website). I wish I'd kept the original TFFs going back to 2001, but I only started keeping the original scans about eight years ago.
- BallyAlley_Website (Snapshot) - 5.12GB - This is a snapshot of the Bally Alley Website as of March 2019. There are 7,953 files in 1,271 folders. This is the accumulated work of 18 years put into the Astrocade community.
||Bally Shrine, The.|
Print Out of Website.
By Charles Taylor.
The Bally Shrine was a website run by Charles Taylor in the mid-to-late 1990s which was hosted at Clemson University in South Carolina. Along with Lance Squire's Bally/Astrocade FAQ, The Bally Shrine is the first Astrocade-related website that I ever saw, probably in around 1996 or 1997.
This is a three-page printout of The Astrocade Sale/Trade web page. This document is part of the Bob Fabris Collection. Of course, all of the items that were listed for sale are no longer available. This was probably the last place where the Astrocade Point of Purchase Display Kiosk was sold brand new; they cost $100 at this website.
It was quite difficult for me to find any references to The Bally Shrine, which has been gone since the early 2000s. Since this website printout was first added to BallyAlley on October 24, 2022, more information has become available. Thanks to Paul Thacker for finding most of this information.
Bob Fabris Scans Collection.|
Archive (26.8 GB)
Added to Archive.org on March 26, 2019.
With the help of Jason Scott of the Internet Archive, I have finally added the 26.8 GB of scans from the Bob Fabris Collection to the Internet Archive. These are scans that are NOT on BallyAlley.com as of March 2019. These are from my half of the Bob Fabris collection. Paul Thacker has the other half of the collection. His files were uploaded to Archive.org a few years ago.
All of the files are organized by the box from which the documents were scanned. This is how the files are organized on my hard drive for simplicity of finding the original document, if I ever needed it again. A few years ago, I realized that my task of putting all of these files on BallyAlley.com isn't ever going to be finished. Last week, Paul Thacker made a personal request of me to finally get these files online before they get lost or forgotten about on my local hard drive.
At my request, Jason Scott zipped all of these files by "box" and the files can be downloaded as nine zipped archives: one zip archive per "box." This is the simplest way to distribute the files. It doesn't make the files easy to search, but it does put them out there for those that are curious to be able to go through them all at their leisure rather than waiting for them to, possibly, appear someday on BallyAlley.com.
In these nine "boxes" are 8,487 Files in 931 Folders. Here are the file names and sizes:
These files aren't just "locked" in these archives. Jason will also be placing the files on Archive.org in more accessible formats that can be easy viewed, but for those that are curious and want a local copy of the files, then this is your one-stop destination to pick up all of these documents that are sitting out in my garage.
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_01.zip - 2.0GB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_02.zip - 407.7MB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_03.zip - 640.4MB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_04.zip - 2.3GB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_05.zip - 990.8MB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_06.zip - 2.5GB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_07.zip - 8.7GB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_08.zip - 1.9GB
- Bob_Fabris_Scans_Collection_by_Adam_Trionfo_Box_09.zip - 3.5GB
In the meantime, I'd like a few people to download these archives, just to test them out and make sure that they work okay. Also, any and all comments about their contents are appreciated. If you find some neat files, then please point them out to us, for even I haven't looked thoroughly through the contents of the Bob Fabris Collection.