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[http://baf.wurb.com/if/index Baf's Guide to the IF Archive] is a website that attempts to catalogue every game within the massive [[IF Archive]].
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{{dead link|url=http://wurb.com/if/|archive=http://web.archive.org/web/20130113093920/http://www.wurb.com/if/|Baf's Guide to the IF Archive}} was a website that attempted to catalogue every game within the massive [[IF Archive]]. [[Carl Muckenhoupt]], known as "Baf", created the guide in 1995 and maintained and upgraded it over the years, assisted by a small army of contributors.
  
Visitors to Baf's Guide primarily search for a game by its title or its author. A game listing on Baf's Guide may include quite a bit of information about that game, including its genre(s), year of release, publisher, platform, features within the game (does it have a maze? just one-room? a female protagonist? offensive content?, etc.), which competition(s) it was in, sometimes a short review, and more.
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==Structure==
  
However, the primary feature that every game listing has are links to the files within the IF Archive so you can download the games and play them.
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Visitors to Baf's Guide primarily searched for a game by its title or its author. A game listing on Baf's Guide would have included quite a bit of information about that game, including its genre(s), year of release, publisher, platform, features within the game (does it have a maze? just one-room? a female protagonist? offensive content?, etc.), which competition(s) it was in, sometimes a short review, and more.
  
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However, the primary feature that every game listing had were links to the files within the IF Archive so that the games could be directly downloaded and played.
[[Category:Websites]] [[Category:Stubs]]
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==Decline==
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Around 2009 or so, updates to Baf's Guide slowed to a halt, and the site is currently down indefinitely.[http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8315] [[IFDB]] now serves the purpose Baf's Guide had, by cataloguing information, reviews, and links to games in the IF Archive.
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{{stub|More info could be said. Perhaps a quick-links section to parts of Baf's Guide?}}
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==External Links==
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20120430022840/http://baf.wurb.com/if/credits Link to credits page] - via the Internet Archive.
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Latest revision as of 16:16, 17 June 2016

Baf's Guide to the IF Archive (archived) was a website that attempted to catalogue every game within the massive IF Archive. Carl Muckenhoupt, known as "Baf", created the guide in 1995 and maintained and upgraded it over the years, assisted by a small army of contributors.

Structure

Visitors to Baf's Guide primarily searched for a game by its title or its author. A game listing on Baf's Guide would have included quite a bit of information about that game, including its genre(s), year of release, publisher, platform, features within the game (does it have a maze? just one-room? a female protagonist? offensive content?, etc.), which competition(s) it was in, sometimes a short review, and more.

However, the primary feature that every game listing had were links to the files within the IF Archive so that the games could be directly downloaded and played.

Decline

Around 2009 or so, updates to Baf's Guide slowed to a halt, and the site is currently down indefinitely.[1] IFDB now serves the purpose Baf's Guide had, by cataloguing information, reviews, and links to games in the IF Archive.

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TODO: More info could be said. Perhaps a quick-links section to parts of Baf's Guide?

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