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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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CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 22, 2018 NuVision Technologies, Inc.
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3-D SPEX Wicked Like Nothing You've Ever Been Into. NuVision Technologies, Inc. DOS 1996 Descent II: Destination Quartzon is 8 level OEM, not the full 30 levels Sipstream 5000 3D Edition and Whiplash 3D Edition have gone AWOL over the years so are missing from this archive
Topics: 3-D SPEX, NuVision, Stereoscopic 3D, DOS Games
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 22, 2018 AVT Korporacja
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Płyta CD1 dołączona do magazynu "Internet" 12/2000. Zawartość: strony www.
Topic: cd-rom
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 22, 2018 AVT Korporacja
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Płyta CD1 dołączona do magazynu "Internet". Strony www, oprogramowanie.
Topics: cd-rom, software
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 22, 2018 AVT Korporacja
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Zawartość dwóch płyt CD dołączanych z magazynem "Internet". Strony www, e-ziny, strefa MP3, demoscena, oprogramowanie.
Topics: MP3, demoscena, cd-rom, software
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 22, 2018 IDG Poland
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E-mail, Internet, Rejestr
Topics: software, pc world komputer, shareware, idg, pc world komputer, cd image, shareware, pc, cdrom,...
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 22, 2018 IDG Poland
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ArCon 1.02E Wirtualna Architektura Lotus Ami Pro 3.0 PL Borland C++ 4.5 Laboratorium Protetyki 7.03 13x webserwery 20x gry
Topics: software, pc world komputer, shareware, idg, pc world komputer, cd image, shareware, pc, cdrom,...
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 AVT Korporacja
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Zawartość dwóch płyt dołączonych do gazety "Internet", 9/2001
Topics: Magazyn Internet, Internet CD, Software, MP3, Demoscena
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Psygnosis
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This is Psygnosis '  Microcosm , a game which was released on a plethora of platforms in 1993. This version is the MS-DOS CD-Rom port.
Topics: MS-DOS games, MS-DOS, FMV, FMV games, Full Motion Video, Psygnosis
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Aidem Media
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A Nagy Földrajzi Vetélkedőben különféle földrajzi kérdéseken keresztül mérkőzhetünk meg az ellenfelekkel. A játék hivatalosan így írja le a játékokat: "Ebben a programban a saját tudásodat tesztelheted. A vár ostroma című játék maximálisan négy játékosra van szabva. A győző aki leghamarabb feljut a vár legfelsőbb emeletére.  Kvízshow is szintén négy játékos számára készült, itt számít a tudás és a reflex. Az nyer, aki először szerzi meg a...
Topics: hungarian, for kids, quiz
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 EPSON
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L'Expression Home XP-215 fait partie de la gamme des multifonctions ultra-compacts Epson destinée aux particuliers. Cette imprimante, équipée de fonctions scanner et copie, offre un bon rapport qualitéprix pour les particuliers souhaitant profiter des avantages d'une connectivité Wi-Fi alliée aux technologies d'impression mobile.
Topic: impression
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Aidem Media
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A Nagy Történelmi Vetélkedőben különféle történelmi kérdéseken keresztül mérkőzhetünk meg az ellenfelekkel. A játék hivatalosan így írja le a játékokat: "Ebben a programban a saját tudásodat tesztelheted. A vár ostroma című játék maximálisan négy játékosra van szabva. A győző aki leghamarabb feljut a vár legfelsőbb emeletére.  Kvízshow is szintén négy játékos számára készült, itt számít a tudás és a reflex. Az nyer, aki először szerzi...
Topics: hungarian, quiz, for kids
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018
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imovie
Topic: imovie
CD-ROM Software Library
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Visioneer OneTouch 8700 USB Scanner (Win95)(2001)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Thinkin' Things Collection Teacher Resource CD (PDF)(2005)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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The Software Toolworks US Atlas Mindscape (Win31)(1994)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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TLC ReaderRabbit's Reading 1 Ages 4 7 (Win31Mac)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Syracuse Language Systems TriplePlay Spanish (Win31)(1993)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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SoftKey Golf Pro 2000 Downunder (Win31)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Sierra Kidsoft The Incredible Toon Machine Macintosh (1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Sierra Home Land Designer 3D v5 (Win95)(2000)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018
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Scholastic I SPY Fantasy (Win95Mac)(2003)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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SVI Best of Hobbies & Leisure (Win31)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Pro One Software Middle School Math & Grammar (Win31)(1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Parsons Technology Personal Tax Edge (Win31)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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PC Hug Club July 2008 Monthly Content CD (Windows)(2008)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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PC Hug Club August 2008 Monthly Content CD (Windows)(2008)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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NovaDevelopment Acronis DriveErase Pro Boot CD for PC (2005)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Multicom Warren Miller's Ski World v1 (Win31Mac)(1994)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Multiactive Software ECBuilder Pro v5.0.1 (Win95NT4)(2000)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Mindscape Secrets of the Pyramids (Win31Mac)(1994)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018
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Microsoft Works v8.5 OEM (Win95)(2005)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 OEM (Windows)(2004)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Microsoft Encarta 2004 Reference Library Plus DVD (Windows)(2003)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Microsoft Encarta 2001 Reference Suite DVD (Windows)(2000)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Microsoft Business Contact Manager for Office 2003 (Windows)(2003)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Media Graphics Premier Art Vol1 2000 ClipArts (1994)
CD-ROM Software Library
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McDougal Littell En Espanol Take Home Tutor (WinMac)(2004)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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MECA Software TaxCut Headstart Edition Tax Year 1994 (Win31)(1994)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Learning Adobe Creative Suite 4 (WinMac)(2008)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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LEARN PC Discovering the Internet (Win31)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Knowledge Adventure JumpStart Spanish v1 (Win31)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Kaspersky Internet Security Windows (2013)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Kaspersky Internet Security Macintosh (2013)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Tax Year 2003 (Windows)(2003)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Houghton Mifflin The Polar Express (Win31Mac)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Great Planes Models RealFlight (Win95)(1999)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Expert Software Landscape Design 3D (Win31)(1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Dorling Kindersley My Amazing Human Body (Win31)(1997)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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DataViz DocumentsToGo Pro v3 (Win95)(2001)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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DK American Medical Association Medical Guide (Win31)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018
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Cosmi Multimedia Spanish (Windows)(2003)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Cosmi 1000 Solitaire Games CDRA7052D1 (Windows)(2003)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Corel WordPerfect Suite v6.1 (Win31)(1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Arc Media Magician's Secrets Vol4 Professional Tricks (Win31Mac)(1998)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Arc Media Magician's Secrets Table Magic (Win31Mac)(1996)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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Adobe OnLocation CS3 Student Edition (Windows)(2007)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
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A.D.A.M. The Inside Story v1.1 for Windows (Win31)(1995)(Eng)
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Pixar
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Character artwork CD's from Toy Story 2.
Topics: toy story, style guide, character art, artwork
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Pixar
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Marketing style guide CDs for Toy Story 2.
Topics: toy story, style guide, pixar
CD-ROM Software Library
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Original All in One ISO of Windows Vista SP1 x86.
Topics: Windows, Windows Vista, AIO, All in One, x86, 32-bit, English, Microsoft
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Microsoft
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Korean version of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2. Try these serials: KLSDJ-FERIO-UT843-U8JF8-43Y84 93UJF-KDSIU-YT78Y-SDKJF-IOEWJ FIOSD-FUHY7-ERTY7-843UR-OEJFK DSHFG-8734Y-78927-4932J-FKJSD FVHER-UIYT7-84358-93047-48294 2307T-78436-YKJDF-SLHNV-JKSDH JKSDH-FGSDH-FKJSD-MNF32-98784 79Y5F-I34QY-65784-30UJR-DKSDG OUI8W-Y3458-7934R-UREJG-KPWER UIT89-0432U-Y0UTD-JSMCF-KLASD HIUWE-Y4I78-34U5T-98234-U782T If they don't work, try this: CCMWP-99T99-KCY96-FGKBW-F9WJT
Topics: Windows, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, SP2, Service Pack 2, Korean, x86, 32-bit, Microsoft
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 21, 2018 Microsoft
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Arabic version of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. Serial:  BQB7T-3C4FF-393QD-RF3W4-GBRQ3
Topics: Windows, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, SP3, Service Pack 3, Arabic, x86, 32-bit, Microsoft
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018 MousePower Multimedia Studios
software
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Sound On Vision On - 75 Years of The BBC. An interactive and educational CD-ROM about the History of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Radio, Television and Technology from the 1920s to 1990s.
Topics: BBC, 75 Years, CD-ROM, CD, interactive, educational, history, Radio, Television, Technology
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018 MousePower Multimedia Studios
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BBC WebWise 1999 Campaign. An interactive and educational CD-ROM about the Internet and the World Wide Web (back in 1999).
Topics: BBC, WebWise, cd-rom, cd, interactive, educational, internet, world wide web, WWW
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018 Kellogg
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Kellogg's Art Attack interactive CD-ROMs. Originally came with boxes of Kellogg's cereals in 2006. Disc 1: Games & Stuff Disc 2: My Stuff Disc 3: Party Stuff Disc 4: Building Stuff
Topics: Kellogg, Kelloggs, Art Attack, CD-ROM, Art, Interactive, Games, Party, Building, Stuff, cdrom
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018
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Jurassic World Evolution [2018] [PC]--GAME
Topic: Jurassic World Evolution [2018] [PC]--GAME
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:f8c7367c632c0c1aa23cbb7df008cf90dccef0db
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018
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Battlefield V [2018] [PC repack] GAME
Topic: Battlefield V [2018] [PC repack] GAME
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:7bddc88230cbded8ffe0693afb4a11b8c8b9d363
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018
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Assassins Creed Odyssey [2018]-[PC]-[repack]
Topic: Assassins Creed Odyssey [2018]-[PC]-[repack]
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:653e220978ef9654d82aa5e80d5d654e6df8821c
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 20, 2018 Astral Entertainment
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A collection of EVERY freeware game Astral Entertainment ever made.
Topics: freeware, game
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 19, 2018 Sonic Solutions
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CD-ROM which came with a HP printer which contains Roxio Express Labler 3.2
Topics: CD-ROM, Roxio
CD-ROM which contains drivers for the following series of printers: HP Deskjet D1300, D2300, D4100/Photosmart A310, A430, A510, A610, A710, D5060, D5100, D6100, D7100, D7300
Topics: printer, CD-ROM, drivers
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 19, 2018 Arc Media
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Stock Photo: Romance
Topics: romance, stock photo
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 19, 2018 Coktel Vision
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Childrens' educational game developed Coktel Vision and released by Vivendi Universal in 1996. Features an assortment of minigames hosted by an ensemble of amusing characters. Compatible with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Topics: adiboo, windows, educational, game, pc
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 19, 2018
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2003 Plná hra na cd2 Hostile Waters
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Hostile Waters
CD-ROM Software Library
Sep 19, 2018
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CD příloha k prosincovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Team Factor
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Team Factor