The purpose of the Archive is to provide access to as many older threads - including many that have long since been purged. Use them to read older stories, look through some of our older discussions, see what the community was like months ago. Several contain interesting discussion and might prove a great source of inspiration.
I have all of the threads on my hard drive and on a Zip disk, so if you want a copy of any of them (especially seeing as several threads haven't been uploaded yet), I will be willing to email them if you PM me.
Also, if for some reason you want one of your threads taken down from the Archive (ex. You decide to publish a story of yours and are worried about copyright issues), PM me and I will see what I can do.
Hopefully I'll smooth out the bugs in this soon.
If you have any saved threads already up on a webspace, send a message to me and I'll add it. If you do not have any webspace to host the thread, send a private message to me, and I'll send it to Noname_MiB to add.
Additionally, whenever there is a purge coming, I urge you to save the threads you like on to your hard drives. Again, if you host these purged threads on your own webspace, or if you desperately want it to be hosted on my own and I agree to, I'll post links to the copies of these threads.
If You Cannot Find A Thread You Want
The Relic Boards have had several purges over its history, and many, many threads have not made it. The Archive was only started at the end of the UBB boards, when it became known that threads would not be transferred over to the new boards. Therefore, an attempt was made to save many of the current threads then. Unfortunately, all of the threads that hadn't been active several months before were purged.
Similar purges have occured on the Second Relic Boards and Third Relic Boards - these without warning. I have attempted to rescue a few from my cache and with Go Back software, which can recover old files after a week - but this limits my collection to those threads I had visited recently or that I had saved before the purge (only two for the Second Relic Boards, a few more given my paranoia of board crashes with the Third Relic Boards).
Fortunately, I have been a little better with the Fourth Relic Board, and there is a rather large number of those threads.
But threads prior to perhaps November 2001, and most of the threads of the Second and Third Relic Boards were lost, and I know of no way to recover most of them.
There are two options that I know of if you still need your thread:
- Search Google or any other search engine that archives of web pages. You should see a link that says something like "Cache" if you get a positive result. Clicking this will take you to a copy of the thread on the server of the search engine.
- Use the Internet Archive Wayback Machine and search for the thread.
For the First Relic Boards, run a query like "http://www.relic.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML*" - this was the URL for the threads of the old fiction forum. Be prepared to wade through numerous links.
For the Second Relic Board, run a query like "http://forums.relicnews.com/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=homeworldfiction*" - this was the URL for the Second Relic Board's fiction threads.
For the Third Relic Boards, run a query like "http://forums.relicnews.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=hwfiction*" - this was the URL for the Third Relic Board's fiction threads.
Note that only a few threads out of the population are saved this way. It might be best not to get your hopes up.
If you do succeed, you might want to save the thread to your hard drive; send it to me if you wish for it to be in the Archive.
(Of course, if you know of some better way of getting threads back from the grave, please tell me - I myself have lost some threads this way, and I am sure there are others who would appreciate it.)
The First Relic Boards (The Ancient UBB ones)
(To March 2001)
For all of the current threads from the old UBB Relic Fiction Forum at its close in late March 2001, with graphics, you can download a zipped Windows help file with all of the threads in them -
All non-purged current threads from old UBB fiction forum
The file is 5.6 MB. If you have a fast Internet connection, I'd probably reccomend that you download the file and be done with it.
However, if you only want to look at one thread and don't feel like downloading the entire file, or if you want to look at a few older threads, or if you are, like me, one of those poor souls with a 56k modem, an archive of threads on the web has been constructed! A big thanks to Noname_MIB who hosted the threads on his Relic Boards Archive! Also, thanks as well to the HWU team (dmille and ceejayoz) for coordinating the hosting of these threads on that Relic Board Archives! Thanks!
(Links will be added as I upload the threads and as they are updated to the archive).
Adeptus Arbites story summary by Dread Lord
A Fast Buck by Sir Nitram
A Kiith, a Carrier, and Me by The Commodore
Ambush at the Waste lands by Super_Nova
Appendix to the Kadeshi Crusade by crobato
At long last, Kushan Marine Corps ch_ 1-3 by SmileyFaceKiller
Audio-Visual Perception by Maverick_3058
Cataclysm Fleet Intelligence Personal Logs by Xellos
Chain of Command, my first fiction by TheOtherGuy
Dark Discovery (same as first fanfic, except edited, re organized, and given a title) by The Collector (/ The Controller)
Emperor's Glory by War_Dreamer
Exiled. by Mark_Salen
Exiled by IBeCool79
Fiction The Calm of the Void by DataBob
Fine. Ara is now posted directly on the board. by Vaarok
Fleet Intelligence Personal Logs - Page 2 by Xellos (The original thread!)
Fleet Intelligence Personal Logs - Revised with new Material by Xellos
Fleet Intel Logs - The Original Series by Xellos
For those of you who remember... by Dread Lord
Gaalsi Convoy (short little story on Heresy War)
Hiigaran Protector by TTG_Star_BD
Holo-Threats by Mr. Man
Homeworld Lost (updated and upgraded) by Lybra
Homeworld Return by ek_blackjack
Homeworld Return - Edited, Reivsed, And Generally Made Better by ek_blackjack
Homeworld Vengeance (repost) by ek_blackjack
HW loose ends by EdricO
HW physics by EdricO
HW - The Movie!
HW The Saga (A history of the Kushan) by Greenstone
Important Announcement Regarding the Boards, PLEASE READ! by Sorak
It's the end of the world (as we know it)! by Xellos
Kadeshi Crusade---Continuation-Repost-All Chapters-Consolidated-Complete by crobato
Let's try this again the BEST FICTION LIST by RBA_Armageddon
Me wrote up a poem for no reason at all. (Homeworld based.) by The Collector
My first Story by Java Man
My very very very first story by Mr. Popo
Naggarok's Children by The Reflection
New races by Ben
Note for TheReflection by RBA_Armageddon
Notice All major fiction writers please read by Metalic VaIIeyForge
Outside by The Reflection
Phun stuph!!! by SmileyFaceKiller
Planetrise: HW fiction by JunkyardDawg
Ravens by starlight by IonFish
Red Knights Balerga's Surprise by SolarFlare_42
Relic Board: The Movie by bluevorlon (Okay, so it was posted in General Dissusions, but still, bluevorlon is a member of the Fiction community and it was in the Fiction secton of the RB Archives, and it is a classic piece...)
Revenant Fleet Logs by Xellos
Rise and Fall of the First Empire by The Controller
Sajuuk's Crucible by Dijon
Short Guide to Post Cataclysm Ships and Fighters by crobato
Short Story - Inevitability by Dvalin Andaral
Should I post my Taiidan background stuff? by The Collector
sigh by Silence
The Bentusi by DataBob
The Chronicles of Airi Su --- Preliminary test and Timeline by crobato
The Galactic Council by ek_blackjack
.htm]The Ghost Ship [First HW story] by zDefiant1
The long-awaited sequel to Angel Squadron! by Armageddon1001
The sequel to my Raiders story! by RBA_Armageddon
The Taidans Counterattack chapter 5 The Rift (Pt_ 1) (Pt_ 2) by Spark2
The White Beast --- Sequel to the Kadeshi Crusade by crobato
To all HW fiction author's! by Fireflight
Turanic Raiders Debate by Alex Burnside
Turanic Thoughts.. by Sir Nitram
Untitled sequel to Dark Discovery by The Controller
Viper Chronicles!!!!! by Silence
We need to clear up a few things by RBA_Armageddon
What do you like best... by Xellos
What makes a good story by Mr. Man
What were the Ancient Kushan like? by Xellos
What would be needed for organic spacefaring by Rommel
Fiction Types Acceptable in Fiction forum (Actually from Forum Issues)
The Second Relic Boards
(March 2001 - June 2001)
Which were uncerominously destroyed one day before I planned on archiving...
AND THE WINNER IS... by Don Armageddon (The Fiction forum awards)
Editing Week Kicks Off Again by The General
WAssup my homies! by Don Armageddon (Being one of the first threads on the Second Relic Boards)
The Third Relic Boards
(June 2001 - September 2001)
Which were again unceromoniously destroyed, but with my paranoia, was saved from complete destruction!
Adeptus Arbites Enforcers of Imperial Law by DreadLord
An Empire Reborn by Langy
Coronation of the Unread by Nevir
Fiction Community Center - Page 1 by dmille
Fiction The Silence of the Rift CotV2 by Helix /DB/
Holo-Threats (redone with 100% new material) by Mr. Man
Naggarok's Children by The Reflection
Order of the Beast by Zippy9481
Project 3 - DDS - Page 2 by The Collector
Ravens by Starlight by IonFish (Contributed by IonFish)
Short Story Competition - Page 2 by Bedford
Star Trek Athena: Phantoms - Page 2 by crobato
STOP MAKING BOARD WARS! by Mr.Popo
The Azeroth Exodus. by DreadLord
Warcraft Three - The Resurrection by DreadLord
You guys want more eh? by DreadLord
The Fourth Relic Boards
(September 2001 - )
The current incarnation (I also count the brief PHP version that lasted for a few days).
April Workshop: Character Voice by bluevorlon
Continue This Story by Acolyte of Death
Declaration of the Ideals of Writing by Helix /DB/
Decrepitude of the Industry by Helix /DB/
Dreams by IonFish
Ego Theory by Helix /DB/
Expanding the Officer's Lounge FAQ by The Reflection
Fiction Inspired by Music (competion) by IonFish
Forgotten Wayfarers by The Collector
Forum Rules, Guidelines, FAQ, Archive, etc by The Reflection
Heck by Bedford
Hiigara = Earth by Helix /DB/
Homeworld: Black Star by Missing Sea
Homeworld: Exodus - Fleet Intelligence Personal Logs by Xellos
Homeworld: The Great Exodus The Documentary (third unnecessary sub-title here) by Don Armageddon
Homies' World by Ben Tusi
HW2...HW2...What You Gonna Do When It Comes for You... by Mr-e-Man
Life, the Universe, and Everything by The Collector
Monochrome by IonFish
Mysteries by The Commodore
Naggarok's Children by The Reflection
Pre-Nominations for the Second Relic Board Fiction Awards by Don Armageddon
Short Story Competition by The General
Subforum: Becoming A Better Writer by The Reflection
The New War - Finished Rough Draft! by blackjack
The 2nd Relic Board Fiction Awards by Don Armageddon
The Ascent of the Protector by crobato
The Life of P'teer Elson by Ben Tusi
There are again new forums, and we all know what that means...Timeline!! by Mr-e-Man
The Results Are in WINNERS OF THE 2nd RELIC BOARD FICTION AWARDS by Don Armageddon
The Unofficial Fiction Forum Archivist Reports In by The Reflection
Theory on the Karos Graveyard by Helix
This Happens When I Get Bored and Eat Pizza (story inside) by GuaRRand
U.E.C.V. Frontier: The Siren's Call by Firelance
We Need to Revive a Lot of Old Stories by Spaz