In October of 2001, the powers that be (the new owners) at ftp.cdrom.com restricted outside access to the idgames archive (as well as a number of other archives), and cancelled the accounts of the maintainers.
Shortly after that, the maintainers, Frans P. de Vries and Ty Halderman, started maintaining the archives using the former mirror at Gamers.Org. A new hostname was created - archives.gamers.org - to be the primary host for the archives no longer hosted at ftp.cdrom.com. Here is information about the other Community Archives available at archives.gamers.org.
The hostname and path for the idgames archive is now archives.gamers.org/pub/idgames/. Access by FTP is preferred, so that the web server is always available for serving our web pages.
If you wish to do an upload, you can ftp directly to archives.gamers.org and upload to the /pub/idgames/incoming directory. Alternatively, you can use the Idgames Upload form.
Other sites mirror this primary host, and you are encouraged to use one of those mirrors. Here is the .message file from the archive that lists the idgames mirrors.
We also provide these additional enhancements here at Gamers.Org:
Comments about these features can be addressed to John Van Essen <firstname.lastname@example.org>