CompuServe Action Games forum
The CompuServe Action Games forum was a forum active in the 1990s on CompuServe. It was dedicated to PC games in general, and had a particularly prominent focus on Doom. Primarily serving as a binary archive, the forum included over 3000 files at its peak, and was considered one of the main sites for Doom-related file sharing outside of the idgames archive.
Described by magazine Wired as "a mecca for Doom heads and architectural aspirants," the forum had a number of well-known participants, including John Anderson (Dr. Sleep), Bob Evans, Jim Flynn and Sverre André Kvernmo (Cranium).
The forum closed in 2000, with the file archive believed lost - including some notable WADs such as the Odessa series and levels by Master Levels author Christen Klie. However, in late 2013, Odessa author Bob Evans revealed on Doomworld that he possesses a backup CD with the contents of the forum's file archive. While it was hoped that the archive would be made publicly available, there has been no response indicating progress in that direction for the last 4 years .
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