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supersocks
8th September 2019, 10:02 PM
So, I've been sitting on this dump I made back in 2007 of kleber.net/wipeout3 mirror of the full original wipEout 3 website (wipeout3.com, not wip3out.com).

Since w3o is 20 years old now and every browser vendor is trying to kill Flash® until the end of the decade, I figured it's about the last change for the masses to enjoy and appreciate this gem of a web design from the last millenium. :D

https://omamoka.com/wipeout3/

Above contains some fixes under the hood to make the experience more smooth for modern browsers.

Original unmodified files: https://omamoka.com/wwww3.7z

eLhabib
9th September 2019, 10:22 AM
Thanks for sharing! What a timeless website - I was really impressed how it still feels contemporary. Quite a testament to the designers at tDR.

carbonara2097
9th September 2019, 12:04 PM
just downloaded it and shared! thanks dude, it was really interesting.

Sausehuhn
10th September 2019, 01:00 PM
Oh, wow.

I remember the time this site went offline. Flash based websites were a lost case for services like Wayback Machine. Thanks so much for preserving this – I might install Flash immediately.

I noticed wipeoutpure.com and wipeoutpulse.com are (long?) gone, too. Their domains must have been for sale, even. I do have raw copies of them, although I don’t know if they’re complete or even work offline. If you want to have a go at those too, let me know.

supersocks
10th September 2019, 09:57 PM
If you encounter missing images or 502 Bad Gateway errors it's most likely just my host acting up recently. Refresh and try again.

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At some point few years ago I attempted to make a conversion to HTML5 technologies and vectorize all graphics. But since Google killed their Swiffy service and similar solutions seemed to go nowhere, I sort of lost interest in it.

But hey! At least I can run the team banners on my phone now and forever! :D

https://omamoka.com/wipeout3/html5-tests/

AdHoc
11th September 2019, 06:40 AM
They’re the animations in the wipEout 3 intro, I tried to make a screensaver with them many years ago, but the quality was too low. Now I can, thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNXopiH70WU > gives me freaking chills every single time, my favourite intro after the Pure one.

Amorbis
11th September 2019, 10:47 PM
Thanks so much for sharing this! I tried to track these down ages ago but could never get them.