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CD-ROM Software Collection

One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find shareware programs and files, the hunt began to track down every last file and item that could make the quarterly or monthly quota. As a result, many otherwise-lost pieces of computer history were gathered up in the trawling nets of these individuals and companies and were preserved for future generations.

Some computer bulletin board services would attach banks of CD-ROM drives to their machines to allow users to access the discs, allowing the system operators (SysOps) to claim the BBS had thousands of files available. For this market, CD makers would declare their CDs "BBS Ready", meaning an easily-readable directory of file descriptions was located on the CDs to be read by the BBS software.

While many of the CDs contain shareware programs, a number branched into music, graphics, animations and movies. Additionally, the advent of an internet open to the general public heralded massive collected sets of files which CD makers happily mirrored and made available to the BBS market. Eventually, as operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD became more widely available, CDs were perfect distribution mechanisms for the very large libraries and file collections associated with them.

A number of the initial CD images for this collection came courtesy of the CD BBS of Twin Falls, Idaho, operated by Mark Fugitt (sysop) and Mike Laybourn (remote sysop). The system used a Harris 286 CPU operating at 20MHZ, two 65 Megabit Seagate RLL hard drives and a Dennon CD player that used a "cart" to hold the CD. The BBS was started using RBBS software, a single phone line with 2400 baud modem and a shareware CD.

Additional donations of CD-ROMs have come from Erik Pederson, Peter Simpson, Chuck Gilbert, Koos van den Hout, MCbx, Jason Scott, Tim Hazel, and others.

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collections
15,007
software
593
texts
350
movies
330
data
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2018
23
2017
56
2016
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2015
39
2014
51
2013
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Topics & Subjects
598
Windows 3.1 CD-ROM
588
Puppy Linux
430
CD
422
Windows 95 CD-ROM
365
Macintosh CD-ROM
340
magazine coverdiscs
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future publishing
133
dennis publishing
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microsoft
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hobby press
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gti / schatztruhe
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English
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German
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Italian
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Russian
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Polish
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CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 15, 2018
software
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favorite 1
comment 0
Speed Haste (1999) MS DOS
Topic: #MS DOS
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 15, 2018 Graftgold
software
eye 38
favorite 1
comment 0
CD-ROM racing game for MS-DOS No in Windows 
Topic: MS-DOS CD-ROM
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 15, 2018
software
eye 0
favorite 0
comment 0
Drivers
Topic: Driver
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 13, 2018 Delix Computer GmbH
software
eye 44
favorite 0
comment 0
This is the German DLD Linux distribution, version 1.3e, by Delix GmbH. It was included as companion CD to the book "UNIX System V" by bhv Verlag, and is based on Linux Kernel 1.1 Included are scans of the CD and dumps in mdf format (ISO compatible)
Topics: DLD, Delix, Linux, CD
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 13, 2018 Oniria Entertainment Ltda.
software
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a dump of the game Space Shooter - Alpha Impact . It was dumped with Alcohol 120% and the cover and CD were scanned at 600dpi. Both raw scans and smaller jpeg images are provided.
Topics: CD, Game
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 13, 2018 Byron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc.
software
eye 75
favorite 1
comment 0
The Baywatch Companion with Screensaver brings the cast from the hit television show to the computer screen with an array of features including over 65 live-action video clips in a multimedia trivia bank, planner, episode guide, print shop and several screensavers.
Topics: baywatch, companion, pc, screensaver, windows 95, windows 3.11, tv
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 12, 2018 Microsoft (HP)
software
eye 99
favorite 0
comment 0
HP OEM version of Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 x86
Topics: Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Ultimate, SP1, Service Pack 1, x86, 32-Bit, HP, HP OEM, OEM,...
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 12, 2018 ACC
software
eye 90
favorite 0
comment 0
Japanese game by d ō zinsi developer "ACC".
Topic: video game
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 12, 2018 IBIS Inc./Ray Corporation
software
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comment 0
Ankh 3 is a Macintosh game released in 1997 by IBIS Inc./Ray Corporation.
Topics: macintosh, game, macromedia
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 12, 2018 Chestnut
software
eye 82
favorite 0
comment 0
An Exciting Multimedia Memory Match-Up Game!
Topics: dr ditto, matchup, multimedia
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 12, 2018 Dynamic Graphics Inc.
software
eye 81
favorite 0
comment 0
Designer's Club September 1997
Topic: designers club
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
Xandros Desktop OS (Version 2.0)(Xandros)(XDCD2201120)(2003)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 98
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comment 0
Xandros Desktop OS (Version 2.0)(Xandros)(Installation)(2003)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
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comment 0
Worms 2 (Microprose)(Team 17)(0 524 47 101)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 94
favorite 0
comment 0
World WeatherDisc Climate Data for The Planet Earth (WeatherDisc Associates)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 113
favorite 0
comment 0
Win32 SDK CD ROM
Wildcat Gold The Optical BBS (The Golden ROM Series)(Volume 4 Number 1)(The Digital Publishing Company)(1992)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 89
favorite 0
comment 0
Webcam 5.0 (Labtec)(2001)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 104
favorite 0
comment 0
Visual Basic Toolbox (P.I.E.)(1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
VB2000 Visual Basic Source Code and Utilities (ByteSize)(1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 92
favorite 0
comment 0
Us Vista Atlas Shape Shuttle (General Admission Software)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 99
favorite 0
comment 0
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Rogue Spear (Red Storm Entertainment)(1999)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 103
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comment 0
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (Red Storm Entertainment)(RSE Holdings)(1998)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 98
favorite 0
comment 0
The World Factbook 1990 (QWF90)(Volume 3 Number 1)
The Software Toolworks US Atlas A Multimedia View of the United States (2193810 590401)(I083400)(1993)
The Software Toolworks Illustrated Encyclopedia (Grolier)(Series)(IBM Version 2.0)(1991)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The Software Toolworks CD Duo Mario is Missing and D Generation (1992)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
The Sapphire Collection (Software Vault)(Digital Impact)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
The Original Shareware (WeMake CDs)(Volume 1.1)(CDs, Inc)(1993)
The New Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia (Macintosh)(Grolier)(ISBN 07172 3935 7)(1991)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The Hunt Begins Rise of the Triad (7083)(WizardWorks)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
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comment 0
The Grammys (Mindscape)(Macintosh)(1995)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The Gold Collection (American Databankers)(Software Vault)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 97
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comment 0
The Diamond Collection (Software Vault)(Digital Impact)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
The Collection for Windows 2 (Software Vault)(Digital Impact)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The Association of Shareware Professionals Monthly (ASP)(May 1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The 640 Meg Shareware Studio CD ROM Volume V (Data Express)(1994)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The 640 Meg Shareware Studio CD ROM Volume IV (Data Express)(1994)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The 640 Meg Shareware Studio CD ROM Volume III (Data Express)(1993)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The 640 Meg Shareware Studio CD ROM Volume II (Data Express)(1993)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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The 640 Meg Shareware Studio CD ROM Volume I (Data Express)(1992)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
The 38th Annual Grammy Program Book CD ROM (NARAS)(1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
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comment 0
Star Wars Racer (LucasArts)(LucasFilm)(2002)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
Simtel 10000 MSDOS Shareware Programs (Walnut Creek)(January 1995)(Disc 2)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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Simtel 10000 MSDOS Shareware Programs (Walnut Creek)(January 1995)(Disc 1)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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SimTown (Maxis, Inc.)(0037 000 0601 C)(Maxis Kids)(1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
Shareware Extravaganza 4 (Most Significant Bits)(1994)(Disc 4)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
Shareware Extravaganza 4 (Most Significant Bits)(1994)(Disc 3)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
Shareware Extravaganza 4 (Most Significant Bits)(1994)(Disc 2)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
Shareware Extravaganza 4 (Most Significant Bits)(1994)(Disc 1)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 94
favorite 0
comment 0
Scientific American Planets
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 94
favorite 0
comment 0
Scientific American The Amateur Scientist (Tinker's Guild)(2000)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 94
favorite 0
comment 0
Scientific American Science Software Library (Tinker's Guild)(2000)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Scientific American Illusion
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Renewal Online Survive Scenerio (Renewal)(2001 5.10)(Renewalonline.net)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 99
favorite 0
comment 0
Redshift 3 (Maris Multimedia)(1998)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 92
favorite 0
comment 0
Programmer's Heaven (InfoMagic)(March 1997)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 92
favorite 0
comment 0
Procomm Plus Version 4.0 (Symantec)(14 26 00013)(2000)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 90
favorite 0
comment 0
Pascal Super Library (CW International)(1997)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 101
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comment 0
Packard Bell Master CD (MS 000 14212)(Microsoft)(170520)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
Packard Bell Master CD (170369)(Packard Bell)
My First Encyclopedia Spider Man Cartoon Maker (Knowledge Adventure)(OEM)(170298)(Packard Bell)(1995)
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
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comment 0
Morse Code 4 Computer
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 88
favorite 0
comment 0
Morse Code 3 Computer
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 89
favorite 0
comment 0
Morse Code 2 Computer
CD-ROM Software Library
Jul 11, 2018
software
eye 91
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comment 0
Morse Code 1 Computer
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 97
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Works and Bookshelf 95 (070 056 002)(0695 64276)(Microsoft)(1995)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Works (170144)(Microsoft Corporation)(Microsoft Home)(1993)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 97
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Word 97 SR 1 (Microsoft)(X03 46591)(1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 99
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Windows NT (Service Pack 4)(December 1998)(X04 05025)(1998)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 103
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Plus with USB Support (000 59990)(Microsoft)(1997)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 105
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Windows 2000 MultiLanguage Version (Disc 18)(X05 74599)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 103
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Windows 2000 MultiLanguage Version (Disc 12)(X05 56302)
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 (January 2001)(324 00450)(X06 15094)(Microsoft)(2001)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 97
favorite 0
comment 0
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition (January 2001)(203 01158)(X06 15978)