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"...So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay."

- Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Over the years, technology has been rapidly evolving. Things that were once considered "new" or "innovating" can quickly become "old" or "outdated" over time. These changes can happen in a lot of ways, but overall as time goes on all things are at risk of disappearing someday. While it may seem like an impossible (and sometimes pointless) task, that hasn't stopped many people from taking it upon themselves to preserve what others would consider to be not as important. While there are many aspects with respect to preservation in general, emulation plays a key role in preserving software by documenting and allowing old programs to run on modern devices (because what's the point of archiving a bunch of old games if you have no way of playing them!). Because emulation is often associated with preservation, this page is meant to highlight some other projects that have similar goals relating to video games and technology, some of which can even be used in conjunction with emulation.

Preservation projects[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest version Active Recommended Preserves the following software
eXoDOS Windows 6.0 DOS games
eXoWin3x Windows 2.0 Windows 3x games
Retro Learning Pack Windows MS-DOS & Windows 3.1 educational software
eXoScummVM Windows ScummVM games
eXoAppleIIGS Windows 1.0 Apple IIGS games & apps
Flashpoint Windows 13 "Dart Frog" Flash and other web games
instance_archive(); Windows 15/10/2021 GameMaker games.
Kahvibreak Windows
Linux
1.6 J2ME games
Pleasuredome Windows 0.265 MAME & Non-MAME romsets
Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central Online N/A Signetics 2650-based machines

(Interton VC 4000, Elektor TV Games Computer, et al.)

INTV Funhouse Online N/A Intellivision fun, facts, tips & pics!
Myrient Online N/A A reenvisioning of video game preservation
GameTDB Online N/A Box art for GCN, NDS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U, and PS3
hShop 3DS N/A The ultimate 3DS content website, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Ghost eShop 3DS N/A The ultimate content for 3DS Website, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Flipnote Archive Online N/A Nintendo's Flipnote Hatena
Only for archiving of Flipnote animations posted to Flipnote Hatena before it closed, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Archiverse Online N/A Nintendo's Miiverse
Only for archiving of Miiverse data before it closed, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Open Shop Channel Online N/A Homebrew apps library for the Wii
MarioCube Online N/A Rare files for Wii/GCN. WiiWare/Virtual Console WADs from Wii Shop Channel
Redump Online N/A Database of checksums for disc-based games
TOSEC Online N/A Database of checksums for disc- and cartridge-based games
No-Intro Online N/A Database of checksums for cartridge-based games
Hidden Palace Online N/A Video game development media (such as prototypes, hardware, source code, artwork, and more)
LostMediaWiki Online N/A Pieces of lost or hard to find media (whether it be video, audio or otherwise)
Rchive Online N/A Downloadable Roblox games from 2006-2017.
The Roblox Lost Media Project Online N/A Pieces of lost or hard to find media relating to Roblox (whether it be video, audio or otherwise)
Valve Archive Online N/A Pieces of lost or hard to find media relating to Valve (whether it be video, audio or otherwise)

Revivial Projects[edit]

As the internet has become more readily available over time, a lot of people have experimented with adding online services to their products (see Early Online Services). However, because of how dependent these features can be on a single company or server they are at high risk of disappearing once the service gets shut down. MMOs are especially at risk as the entirety of the game is based on playing online. If the game has no way of allowing the user to host their own private server then once the service ends, so does the game. This will especially be a problem in the future as more and more games are becoming more dependent on online services. Depending on interest and importance, there has been a surprising amount of fans who have come together to keep a service alive, or even "revive" it, by creating their own functioning service.

Private Platform Servers[edit]

Name Platform(s) Official Servers/Active Revived? Revive Group(s)/Communities Revived Platform(s)
Steam's online features
multiplayer over LAN
Windows Linux macOS Goldberg Emulator Windows Linux
Games for Windows – Live Windows
As of 2023, users are unable to login to Games for Windows Live through the GFWL Marketplace. The in-game overlay, however, still works fully on all games already owned either digitally or retail, with long login times ranging from 1-5 minutes.[1]
WIP XLiveLessNess N/A
Game Center
Achievements, Challenges, Leaderboards etc.
iOS N/A N/A
Google Play Games
Google Play Services
Achievements, Challenges, Leaderboards etc.
Android Windows N/A N/A
WiiConnect24 and channels Wii
On June 27, 2013, WiiConnect24 service features were globally terminated.
On January 30, 2019, Nintendo shut down the Wii Shop Channel and removed all WiiWare, Virtual Console games, and other Wii Channels from sale or initial download.
RiiConnect24
(Which is part of WiiLink project)
Wii
Nintendo eShop Nintendo 3DS Wii U Switch ~
The ability to purchase, download, and play new content on the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS was discontinued for the rest of the world on March 27, 2023.
Servers only active for Switch platform at the moment.
N/A N/A
Nintendo Zone Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS ~
This application has been discontinued worldwide, but all other Nintendo Zone functionality remains.
SatellaZone Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Nintendo DS Wii
On May 20, 2014, at 7:30 PM PT, Nintendo ended the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
Wiimmfi
WiiLink WFC (WIP)
Kaeru WFC
Nintendo DS Wii
Flipnote Hatena Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS Web
An online service, titled Flipnote Hatena, allowed users to download flipnotes created by other users and to post stills from flipnotes to the sharing site Miiverse.
It was shut down on April 2, 2018.
Sudomemo Nintendo DS
Flipnote Gallery: World
for Flipnote Studio 3D
Nintendo 3DS
kaeru gallery
kaeru
Nintendo 3DS
GameSpy Various
It was shut down on May 31, 2014.
OpenSpy Various
Nintendo Network Nintendo 3DS Wii U
On October 4, 2023, Nintendo announced the discontinuation of the service by early April 2024.
It was shut down on April 9, 2024.
WIP Pretendo Nintendo 3DS Wii U
Miitomo iOS Android
It was ultimately discontinued on May 9, 2018.
Kaerutomo iOS Android
Miiverse Network Nintendo 3DS Wii U
Discontinued on November 8, 2017.
rverse Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch Online Switch Raptor Network (Offline) N/A
PlayOnline Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 ~
The termination date for Final Fantasy XI and PlayOnline on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 was March 2016, with only the PC version of Final Fantasy XI still supported.
N/A N/A
PlayStation Broadband Navigator PlayStation 2
Service for PlayStation 2‘s Broadband Navigator end in Japan on March 31 2016, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced.
N/A N/A
PlayStation Network PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5
Vita
WIP RPCN (P2P match-making)
PSORG Revival
clank
PlayStation 3
Playstation Home PlayStation 3 WIP Destination Home PlayStation 3
PlayStation Mobile Android Vita
The service completely shutting down on September 10, 2015.
Games were available to devices via the PlayStation Store.
N/A N/A
VTech Learning Lodge ? ? N/A N/A N/A
Wireplay Web
The service endured for a time but was finally shut down in 2014.
N/A N/A
Xbox Live/Xbox network Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S ~
Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
On July 29, 2024, Xbox will stop supporting the ability to purchase new games, DLC, and other entertainment content from the Xbox 360 Store on the console and the Xbox 360 Marketplace.
WIP Insignia
Xenia WebServices (P2P match-making)
Xbox Xbox 360
Clients YouTube Web
Latest clients online, but older clients offline
TubeFixer (iOS)
yt2009 (Web, Android)
yt2013 (Web)
more
Instagram Web
Newer clients online, but older clients offline
~ LegacyIGN

Private Game Servers[edit]

These shouldn't be confused with LAN tunneling or offline multiplayer gaming over a LAN (local area network) multiplayer games (e.g. System Link for XBOX home console systems or third party tools and services such as XLink Kai etc). P2P infrastructure based games are included for informational purposes regarding their availability, even if the primary focus might be on the private servers. While some games listed below use peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructure, they might have private servers for authentication phase.

Name Platform(s)
(Only online multiplayer supported ones)
Official Servers/Active Revived? Revive Group/Community Revived Platform(s)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PSP ? N/A N/A
Aion
Aion: The Tower of Eternity
Windows GoldAion Windows
Aura Kingdom Windows Aura Kingdom Eternal Windows
Avatar: Legends of the Arena Windows
Servers closed in 2013.
WIP LegendsOfTheArena Discord channel Windows
Batman: Arkham Origins Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
On December 4, 2016, the online services for Arkham Origins were officially retired. Despite this, the servers remained available for PC and Playstation.
As of January 2021, it appears that you can no longer find matches on PC or Playstation matchmaking.[2][3]
Arkham: Revived Windows
Battlefield 1942 Windows macOS
Battlefield 1942's master server shutdown in 2014.
OpenSpy Windows
Battlefield 2 Windows
On June 30, 2014, the multiplayer master server was shut down alongside other GameSpy-powered titles.
BF2Hub
OpenSpy
Windows
Battlefield 2142 Windows macOS
In July 2014, all online components (including Singleplayer) of the game were deactivated following the shutdown of GameSpy.
BF2142 Reclamation
OpenSpy
Windows
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat PlayStation 2 Xbox Xbox 360
Multiplayer on Xbox was shut down on April 15, 2010. All Xbox, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2 servers are offline.
Cristian PlayStation 2 [1]
Battlefield 1943 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Servers for Battlefield 1943 will be shut down on December 8, 2023.
WIP Various[1] ?
Battlefield Vietnam Windows
On June 30, 2014, the multiplayer master server was shut down alongside other GameSpy-powered titles.
GameRanger
OpenSpy
Windows
Battlefield Bad Company PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Servers for Battlefield Bad Company will be shut down on December 8, 2023.
WIP Various[1] ?
Battlefield Bad Company 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Servers for Battlefield Bad Company 2 will be shut down on December 8, 2023.
Project Rome Windows
Battlefield Heroes Windows
Went offline on 14 July 2015, alongside fellow EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed: World, and FIFA World.
Rising Hub
Phoenix Heroes
Windows
Battlefield Play4Free Windows
Went offline on 14 July 2015, alongside fellow EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed: World, and FIFA World.
Phoenix Play4Free Windows
Blade & Soul Windows BNSPVP Windows
Blur PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Reports of PC server closure appeared since 2013.
Amax Emu
Amax Emu (RPCS3)
PlayStation 3 Windows
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Both PC and home console versions servers depends on GameSpy so it went offline.
OpenSpy (PC)[2]
OpenSpy (RPCS3)
PlayStation 3 Windows
Calling All Cars! PlayStation 3
The servers for Calling All Cars! were taken offline in January 2010.
PSONE PlayStation 3
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Windows
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360[4] and PC so it's playable.
Xenia WebServices Xbox 360
Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 Xbox ~
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on seventh-gen home consoles[5] so it's playable, but it needs custom server for authentication process[6] so it's incompatible with emulators at the moment.
For sixth-gen home console versions you need to use revive projects.
Cristian or Bobz
Insignia
PlayStation 2 Xbox
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Wii ~
Home console versions multiplayer servers still active today.
Steam/1.8 version needs CoD4X to join most of the dedicated servers. If you have physical copy and updated to 1.7 version you can still join some of the compatible vanilla dedicated servers.
You need gecko code to play on Wii[7] but servers down[8] and because the game uses different servers, WFC revival projects are incompatible.
GameRanger
CoD4X
CoD Nintendo[3]
Windows
Call of Duty: World at War PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Wii ~
Home console versions still have multiplayer enabled.
For physical Windows or Steam version if you have already a profile registered with keys you can still join dedicated servers using master server list but if you try to register a new profile there is no way to play multiplayer anymore due to physical Windows copies and steam versions ran out of keys so you need to use revive projects.
You need gecko code to play on Wii[9] but servers down[10] and because the game uses different servers, WFC revival projects are incompatible.
Plutonium
CoD Nintendo[3]
Windows
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Xbox One

Vanilla servers are still up.
IW4x Windows
Call of Duty: Black Ops PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii Windows Nintendo DS ~
DS and Wii servers down and because the game uses different servers, WFC revival projects are incompatible.
Servers on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are still up.
plutonium
CoD Nintendo[3]
Windows
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows ~
The servers were shutdown in September 2016.
However according to recent Reddit user report "ranked matches" still works.
GameRanger Windows
CityVille Web
CityVille was shut down on April 30, 2015.
N/A N/A
Champions Online Windows N/A N/A
Club Penguin Web
On January 30, 2017, it was announced that the game would be discontinued on March 29, 2017, later shut down its servers on March 30, 2017, at 12:01 AM PDT.
New Club Penguin Windows macOS Linux
HTML5 version is currently WIP.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Windows
In 2005, control of online play for Red Alert 2 and a number of older C&C games was passed over from EA to XWIS, a community-run server.
CnCNet Windows
The Crew Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Xbox 360
On December 14, 2023, Ubisoft announced that the servers will shut down after March 31, 2024, so the game is unplayable from now on.
WIP The Crew Unlimited N/A
Dead Space 2 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Electronic Arts is shutting down the online servers for a number of older titles including Dead Space 2 multiplayer by the end of the 2023.
N/A N/A
Destiny PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
PlayStation 4 Xbox One

See this page for PS3 and Xbox 360, this page for PS4 and Xbox One.
WIP V4NGUARD PlayStation 3
Demon's Souls PlayStation 3
Discontinued worldwide in February 2018.
The Archstones PlayStation 3
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Windows macOS
PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4
Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Switch
WIP DiIiS Project Windows
Drift City Windows ~
On February 22, 2016, GamesCampus announced that the Drift City USA servers would close.On March 21, 2016, the USA server was shut down, although the Korean server is still playable.
On April 2, 2021, Arario announced that the Drift City Evolution server would be closing. On May 1, 2021, the Japanese server closed and the only remaining official server is the Korean server, hosted by Masangsoft.
Drift City Remastered Windows
Fantasy Tennis
Fantasy Tennis 2
Windows
Alaplaya shut down Fantasy Tennis/Fantasy Tennis 2 on February 8th 2013.
JFTSE Windows
Dragalia Lost Android iOS
Service for Dragalia Lost ended on November 29, 2022, at 10 PM PT.[11]
Dawnshard
Orchis
Android iOS
EverQuest Online Adventures PlayStation 2
Shut down on March 29, 2012, after nine years of operation.
Sandstorm[4] PlayStation 2
Far Cry Windows
Multiplayer online functionality dropped by Ubisoft in August 2015.
LRv3 Windows
Far Cry 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
~
The online functions for PC version ended in June 2021 when Ubisoft closed down servers for its older titles.
Xbox servers down in late-2023 according to recent user reports on reddit.
fc2mp
PS3 Reborn
Windows PlayStation 3
FishVille Web
The game was discontinued on December 5, 2012.
N/A N/A
Fish with Attitude iOS
The game was discontinued on the 31st of December 2017.
N/A N/A
Flatout 2/Ultimate Carnage Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 ~
Flatout 2 servers were down.
However FlatOut Ultimate Carnage multiplayer still works in 2022 and will likely work forever since it uses P2P for connecting/hosting servers.
Also GFWL has merged with Xbox Live and still works with FlatOut Ultimate Carnage.
[5]

for Flatout 2
OpenSpy Windows PlayStation 2
Free Realms Windows macOS PlayStation 3
The game's servers were shut down on March 31, 2014 in a closure of three other SOE MMOs that year.
WIP Free Realms Sunrise
OSFR
Windows
Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City
GTA IV: Complete Edition
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X/S ~
Multiplayer was removed from the "Complete Edition" version when Microsoft ended its Games for Windows Live support.
Unpatched/previous versions and home console versions still have multiplayer enabled. Although on Windows you need a valid GFWL key.
Otherwise you need revival projects to play multiplayer.
GTA Connected
HappinessMP
Windows
Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One
Xbox Series X/S PlayStation 5
~
Seventh-gen home console versions of GTA Online were shut down on December 16th, 2021.
As well as GTA Online, services for LA Noire and Max Payne 3 are shutting down on seventh-gen consoles.
The eighth and ninth-generation home consoles and Windows are now the only platforms the game can be played on.
3TA Online
GTA:OG (Offline)
PlayStation 3
Guild Wars Windows entice N/A
Guitar Hero Live PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii U PlayStation 4 Xbox One iOS
GHTV game mode's servers were shut down on December 1, 2018, making over 500 streamable songs no longer playable in Guitar Hero Live.
Wii U's Nintendo Network online service shut down on April 8, 2024, making GHTV Reloaded inaccessible on Wii U until Pretendo supports third-party game servers.[6]
GHTV Reloaded PlayStation 3 Wii U iOS
Gun Bros iOS Android Windows Mobile
Before servers shut down, players could fight with two players online via GameSpy (shut down) and Game Center (shut down).
N/A N/A
Guns of Icarus Online Windows Linux macOS PlayStation 4 [7] N/A N/A
Halo 2 Xbox Windows Xbox 360
Xbox version servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
PC/Vista version servers down in July 2015.
Project Cartographer
Insignia
Windows Xbox
Halo 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
January 13, 2022 marks the server shutdown date for Halo 3 and other classic Halo games.
WIP Sunrise Xbox 360
Happy Aquarium Web iOS Android
101XP shut down this game June the 15th in 2021. Unfortunately, you can no longer play Happy Aquarium.
N/A N/A
Happy Wars Windows Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S ~
Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows servers shut down on December 17, 2018.
The Xbox One and Xbox Series home console versions is now the only platform the game can be played on.
WIP Happy Wars Hell#Revival Discord channel N/A
Haze PlayStation 3
Servers have been shutdown.[12]
PS3 Reborn PlayStation 3
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Windows GameRanger Windows
Juiced Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
GameSpy.
Cristian
OpenSpy
Windows PlayStation 2
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4
Online functionality was discontinued on 13 September 2021, alongside services for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3 version of LittleBigPlanet 3 (the PS4 version in 2024)
WIP Project Lighthouse PlayStation 3
Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS
On October 4, 2023, Nintendo announced the discontinuation of the service by early April 2024.
It was shut down on April 9, 2024.
CTGP-7 Network
Pretendo Network (WIP)
Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart Wii Wii
Online multiplayer was supported until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
Wiimmfi
WiiLink WFC
Wii
Matrix Online, The Windows
SOE shut down operation of the game on July 31, 2009.
MxoEmu Windows
Max Payne 3 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows macOS ~
The online multiplayer mode and Social Club support for the game were discontinued in September 2021.
As well as Max Payne 3, services for LA Noire and GTA Online are shutting down on seventh-gen consoles.
But servers for PC is still active.
N/A N/A
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Windows
Gamespy.
OpenSpy Windows
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
(incl. Metal Gear Online)
PlayStation 2
The official servers for the original Metal Gear Online were shutdown in 2007.[13]
Cristian
MGO
PlayStation 2
Metal Gear Online
Metal Gear Online 2
PlayStation 3
Metal Gear Online's North American and European servers were shut down on June 12, 2012.
SaveMGO PlayStation 3
MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Vita
The game requires Gamespy servers on PC for online play and servers were permantly turned off 31st May 2014.
Console versions servers might be unstable and unreliable?[14]
N/A N/A N/A
Motor City Online Windows
Servers for MCO have been shut down on August 29, 2003[15]
However there is a way to play offline mode.
N/A N/A[16] N/A
Need for Speed: Carbon Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
Online services for NFS Carbon have been shut down on September 1, 2021.
Although there is a work-in-progress unofficial mod called "NFSCO", which will bring online play back.
WIP NFSCO Windows
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) Windows Xbox 360
Xbox
PSP

The online multiplayer lobby was shut down on August 1, 2011.
Although it is still possible to play the game in multiplayer, but through an unofficial mod called "Most Wanted Online".
Most Wanted Online Windows
Need for Speed: World Windows
Went offline on 14 July 2015, alongside fellow EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, and FIFA World.
SoapBox Raceworld
nightriderz
Windows
OGame
(v0.84 version with old design)
Web ~
Servers up but there is no official way to play the older version.
WIP ogame-opensource Web
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
ARMA: Cold War Assault
Operation Flashpoint: Elite
Windows Xbox
On June 30, 2014, the multiplayer master server for PC was shut down alongside other GameSpy-powered titles.
Also for Xbox version servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
OFPMonitor
Insignia
Windows Xbox
Order & Chaos Online iOS Android Windows Mobile Linux ARM
Windows

The game was permanently closed by Gameloft on 16 February 2023 on all platforms.
N/A N/A
Pain PlayStation 3
On November 26, 2013, the game's online features were disabled.
PSONE (RPCS3) PlayStation 3
Pac-Man 99 Switch
The game was discontinued on October 8, 2023, though the game will remain playable offline for those who have purchased the "Unlock Mode" or "Unlock All" DLCs before they were delisted the month prior.
N/A N/A
Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst Windows
Game is no longer supported by Sega and the Sega servers.
Ultima
Ephinea
Windows
Phantasy Star Online Dreamcast GameCube Xbox Windows
Sega decommissioned the last official servers in 2010.
Schthack PSO
Sylverant
Insignia[8]
Dreamcast GameCube Xbox Windows
PlanetSide Windows
On July 1, 2016, at 4:00pm PT, Planetside servers went offline permanently.
PSForever Windows
Pop'n Music Puzzle-dama Online PlayStation 2
Online service ended on March 31st, 2005.
N/A N/A
Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3
The game, along with its sequels Resistance 2 and Resistance 3, shut down its online servers on April 8, 2014.
Digital versions of the first two games were released after the servers' closure in Europe.
PS Rewired (RPCS3) PlayStation 3
Resistance 2 PlayStation 3
The game, along with its predecessor and sequel, had its online servers shut down on April 8, 2014.
Digital versions of the first two games were released after the servers' closure, exclusively in Europe.
WIP PSORG N/A
Resistance 3 PlayStation 3
The game, along with its predecessor and sequel, had its online servers shut down on April 8, 2014.
Digital versions of the first two games were released after the servers' closure, exclusively in Europe.
N/A N/A
Respawnables, The iOS Android
On January 13th, 2022, Multiplayer is shutdown, the game will no longer recognize Wi-Fi.
N/A N/A
Rock Band 2 Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
Game has online multiplayer and co-op support, but current server status is unknown.
GoCentral Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Rock Band 3 Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
Game has online multiplayer and co-op support, but current server status is unknown.
GoCentral Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
RockFree Web
Acclaim shut down its client-based online games in August 2010 including titles like 9Dragons and Chronicles of Spellborn.
However, the company's Flash-based games including Kogamu and RockFree was ported to Facebook Games platform before being discontinued.
[9]
N/A N/A
R.U.S.E. Windows macOS Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
(Ubisoft decommissioning the online services for older games).
N/A N/A
Sacred Windows
Official multiplayer servers were shut down as Ascaron Entertainment went bankrupt and ultimately ceased to exist. Community matchmaking server software was created in the 2020s, but the original instance is currently down.
~ Sacred Ancaria Connection Windows
Saints Row (2006) Xbox 360 ~
Clan/gang servers down. But ranked, casual and coop are up.
WIP Xenia WebServices Xbox 360
SimCity (2013) Windows macOS [17] N/A N/A
SimCity 2000 Network Edition Windows 9x [18] Nightfire Launcher Windows 9x
Skate Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
The multiplayer of the game was shut down in July 2011.
Hall of Meat N/A
Skate 2 Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
The multiplayer of the game was shut down.
Hall of Meat N/A
Skate 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
Servers still active.
Hall of Meat N/A
Super Mario Bros. 35 Switch
Its servers were shut down on April 1, 2021, following the official end of the anniversary.
SMB35 Switch
Super Mario Maker Nintendo 3DS Wii U
On November 25, 2020, Nintendo formally announced that course upload support and the bookmark portal site would be discontinued on March 31, 2021.
Sale of the game on the Wii U's Nintendo eShop would be discontinued on January 12, 2021.
The remaining online services for the game, such as playing existing levels already uploaded to the server, was discontinued on April 9, 2024.
WIP Pretendo Nintendo 3DS Wii U
Sims Online, The Windows
EA announced that the game would shut down all activity on August 1, 2008.
FreeSO Windows
TERA Windows
PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5
Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
~
On 20 April 2022, Gameforge announced that Bluehole had decided to cease work on TERA and that Gameforge would shut down the game's servers for PC on 30 June 2022.
There are no plans to shut down the console servers.
TERA Starscape Windows
Test Drive Unlimited Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 PSP
TDU1 server has been shut down in September 2012. PS2 and PSP shut down in 2009.
Project Paradise
TDU: Platinum
project ps2 paradise (WIP)
Windows
Test Drive Unlimited 2 Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
The game's online servers went offline in November 2018, disabling online multiplayer and the TDU2: Casino Online expansion.
Project Paradise 2
TDU World
TDUniverse
Windows PlayStation 3
Tomb Raider (2013) Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Game online infastructure is P2P-based[19].[10]
N/A N/A
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 ~
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360[20] so it's playable.
On PC and PS3 it's uses GameSpy so it's offline[21][22].
PS3 Reborn (RPCS3)
OpenSpy
Windows PlayStation 3
Toontown Online Windows macOS
Various servers hosting Toontown Online were shut down throughout the game’s tenure, with the US servers and the game itself closing in September 2013.
Toontown Rewritten Windows macOS Linux
Trials Evolution Windows Xbox 360 ~
Trials Evolution shutting down in January 2024.
N/A N/A
UFC Undisputed 2009 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game utilize a Peer-to-Peer online infrastructure, which allows continued online play[23]. However, similar to Call of Duty 3 situation on seventh-gen home consoles, it appears to require a custom server for authentication[24][25], rendering it currently incompatible with emulators.
N/A N/A
UFC Undisputed 2010 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
There is a OpenSpy Online canary patch for RPCS3 but it's untested at the moment.
? OpenSpy (Untested) PlayStation 3 (Untested)
Vindictus Windows
Vindictus was originally released in South Korea on January 21, 2010.
From 2011 to 2015 the game was also released in Europe, Australia, and other parts of Asia, although some of those regional versions have since been shut down, or merged with the North American server.
Windictus Windows
Warhawk PlayStation 3
Sony shut down Warhawk's online servers on January 31, 2019, providing notice by email to PlayStation Network members.
PSONE PlayStation 3
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw PlayStation 2
GameSpy.
Cristian
OpenSpy
PlayStation 2
Whacked! Xbox
Servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
Insignia Xbox
WWE WrestleMania 21 Xbox
Servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
Insignia Xbox

References for this list can be found in Talk:Preservation projects.

LAN Tunneling Programs[edit]

These kind of programs usually allows for online play of video games with the help of support LAN multiplayer modes. (e.g. System Link feature on Xbox home consoles or LAN tunneling feature on PlayStation home consoles)

Name Active Recommended
XLink Kai
ZeroTier
pLAN Revive ~

Proxy Projects for Retro Web Browsing[edit]

These kind of projects usually retrieves pages from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine or OoCities and delivers them in their original form, without toolbars, scripts and other extraneous content that may confuse retro web browsers.[11] These are quite useful especially for retro web browsing with DOS-based, Windows 1.0x/2x/3x series, Windows 9x series, Windows NT series and MacOS emulators or Hypervisors. Otherwise you can still use pure HTML websites on the internet such as; DreamPipe, thebaratusii, toastytech, TheBlueOSMuseum, LuxuryAerozona, DreamProject Legacy,DOSBox Deathmatch Club, GuidebookGallery, MDGx, Ralf Brown's Interrupt List, Doom2.net, PowerDVD3000.

Name Active Recommended
ProtoWeb
WaybackProxy ~

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Members of the Battlefield modding-Frostbite 1 discord channel are working on keeping of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Xbox 360 version), Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield Bad Company titles alive past the shutdown, also see this reddit thread if you want to test arcadia project using RPCS3 emulator. Insignia project do not support Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for OG Xbox currently. There is a FrostbiteServer project for being built specifically for STAR WARS Battlefront II, but can be somewhat easily adapted to other games running on the engine in the future.
  2. Recommended to join Brothers in Arms series dedicated discord channel for multiplayer events.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Join the "CoD Nintendo" discord group to stay up-to-date on news about Call of Duty revival projects for the Wii or DS version.
  4. EQOA Revival discord channel
  5. NiteVelocity1's comment about FlatOut Ultimate Carnage multiplayer
  6. @GHTVReloaded on X (formerly Twitter) announcing Wii U's Nintendo Network and confirmation for Pretendo support. However, according to Nathan3197 on the GHTV Reloaded Discord, 3rd party game servers like GHTV Reloaded for Wii U won't be supported until Pretendo finishes building tools and API for third party use.
  7. Recommended to join gunsoficarus discord channel community.
  8. Insignia allows the Xbox version to connect to the aforementioned Schtack and Sylverant servers
  9. Wikipedia: Acclaim Games
  10. Recommended to join Tomb Raider discord server multiplayer subchannel for multiplayer events.
  11. https://github.com/richardg867/WaybackProxy#waybackproxy