The Sierra Network / ImagiNation Network
July 9, 2011 7:21 AM Subscribe
The Sierra Network
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- later the ImagiNation Network - was a gaming and chat service for PCs started by Sierra On-Line in 1991 and shut down by AOL in 1998.
You can check out most of the network by using DOSbox (OSX users should use Boxer
) via the INNRevival
project (working software link here
; OSX users should run it through an unarchiver to unpack it, then drop the whole folder into Boxer, and you might need to change some config files via the "Getting Started" link at the main project page). Most games work just fine, including Red Baron and everything in the Volcano, but message boards and mail do not (nor do accounts; when it asks for a password, just put in any 6+ characters). The server occasionally goes down, and usually a post to the Google group will see it back up shortly, but there seem to be problems with the group right now and an email to the project manager is probably your best bet in that case.
Bonus: you can read a short two page article/advertisement on pages 38-39 in this issue
of The Sierra Magazine
(technically said issue is the only issue of "The Sierra/Dynamix Magazine", as in the very next issue the magazine changes its name to InterAction which remains until the end of the magazine's run).