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:
- 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.
- It makes it easier to check broken links and update them, find the Wayback version, or mark them as broken.
- I would need to go through each page and inject the little menu that links back here & to the changelog anyway.
- 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 Much of the code is wildly outdated and at risk of being deprecated.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 punkfairie.net 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. ♥