saudade - (n.) - a nostalgic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant, or that has been loved and then lost; "the love that remains" - (x)

Hello! Welcome to Saudade. This is an archive for petz, babyz, and oddballz sites. The Petz community has been around a long time, and many sites that were once pillars of the community have been lost. Minibyte's archive once did the job that I am attempting to do now, someday I hope to amass her collection!


On each page, there is a menu in the top right corner. It looks like this:

Hover over it to open the menu! The menu will have a link back to this page, the changelog for that particular site, and the Wayback capture link if applicable.



For each site, I re-create each page by hand. Yes! This is tedious, especially for large sites. There are a couple reasons I do this rather than download the site as-is:

  1. Most sites are rather disorganized, so I shuffle things around to make a bit more sense and to preserve what's left of my sanity.
  2. It makes it easier to check broken links and update them, find the Wayback version, or mark them as broken.
  3. I would need to go through each page and inject the little menu that links back here & to the changelog anyway.
  4. The biggest reason: most of these sites were made 15-20+ years ago, when the internet, HTML, and CSS were in their infancies. Much of the code is wildly outdated and at risk of being deprecated. I update the code as much as possible while preserving the style of the site, as a way of "future-proofing". I want this archive to last as long as possible!

Sites are not posted here until either the whole site goes down, or noticable chunks start to break.

Each site has a changelog that can be found by clicking the little floating menu in the top right corner!


about the author:

Hello! I'm marley, or mar @ epiphany on forums/Discord, or punkfairie various other places. I own Epiphany, which can be found here. I've been in the PC on and off for 15+ years, since about the 4th grade or so. This community is the reason I know how to code! It's a place that's near and dear to my heart.

I loved Minibyte's archive when it was up, and a few years ago when it went down I got thinking I'd like to make something like that. I did start it, but lost interest in Petz and ended up deleting all the files when cleaning my hard drive.

In Feb of 2022 I was bored and wanted a coding project, and remembered that idea I'd had for a Petz archive. A few weeks later, I bought and uploaded the archive of Petz 5 World! That was the first Petz site I ever remember visiting as a child, and it seemed fitting to make that my first entry to my archive.

I hope you enjoy your time here, whether you're reminiscing on old friendships or curious what the PC of yesteryear got up to. ♥