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Floppy Disk Day 2024

Experience the era when home computers first began to take flight into the mainstream and become a part of our daily lives.
On display in our functioning museum we have a restored Packard Bell Intel Pentium-75 from 1995, with a few add-ons including a 750mb ZIP drive and a slot-load 5.25" disk drive (which did not originally come installed in this model.)

Currently running MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11, we've installed the Windows Entertainment Pack(s) as well as a few of our favorite games from Sierra On-Line to demonstrate this machine's place in history (and to have fun with it, too!)

Packard Bell Pentium 75

The ImagiNation Network

The World's First Online Social/Games Network

Sierra On-Line was a trailblazer when it came to PC Gaming in the 1990s, and The Sierra Network was no different. It allowed users from all over the country to dial-in to a network and play games in a full graphical environment. Ken Williams, founder and CEO of Sierra, still regards The Sierra Network as his proudest accompishment.

Later re-named The ImagiNation Network, it was eventually sold to AT&T. As the internet evolved and MMORPG games became more advanced, The ImagiNation Network with its quaint yet adorable graphics and lack of access to the World Wide Web quietly faded away. Until Now.

ImagiNation Summer Map

INN Barn: The Re-Creation of ImagiNation!

INN Barn is the ImagiNation Network 2.4 in all its glory. It has been running since May of 2019 and was created by James "Jim" Leiterman designed to restore some of the functionality of the former banks of DOS servers.

Utilizing the DosBox emulator and a special proxy (links below), you can now experience most of The ImagiNation Network on today's modern day computers via the internet.

ImagiNation! Logo

Links and Downloads

The following pages provide the latest information and support documents to guide you through the setup process.
These links will take you outside of Analogopolis, and will open in a new tab or window.

INN Barn Homepage

The official page of INN Barn including setup information, download links, troubleshooting, and the history of the project. Special thanks to Jim Leiterman and Nick Leiterman!

***Please Note that Windows 10 and/or your Antivirus software may detect and assume that INNBarn is a virus. It's not. It is a 25 year old app that modern securety software doesn't know about.***

The Sierra Help Pages

The Sierra Help Pages contains the download of the INN Barn Setup installer as well as some information about the original network and the revivals. Special thanks to Andrew Branscom!

Backgammon Game on ImagiNation!

 

External Links


Here are some links to helpful, useful, or just plain great sites related to retro computing.
The following links all re-direct to external websites not affiliated with Analogopolis.

gog.com GOG, an acronym for "Good Old Games" is a digital distributor of new and classic computer games created and run by Polish game developer CD Projekt.

GOG preserves classic games by embedding emulators such as DosBox or ScummVM to make them compatible and playable on today's modern hardware.

If you're not ready to jump into building or restoring your own vintage PC but you still want to experience classic PC gaming, check out GOG.COM


Vogons.org
Vogons.Org is a message board/forum for vintage computer enthusiasts of all areas and skill levels.There you will find valuable information from the basics all the way up to programming your own EEPROM chips.

Vogons is a great resource for troubleshooting vintage PCs, compatibility issues on modern hardware, or finding that elusive driver or setup file.
   



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