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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
by Dr ROMs
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This is a replacement KERNAL ROM for the NTSC Commodore 64. It has some unspecified bugfixes as well as a few added/changed features. It was created by some dude near Peoria, Illinois in the 1980s. I haven't been able to find any further information about it. It will boot on a PAL C64, but acts real wacky and is generally not stable, so just don't bother with anything but an NTSC unit. Odyssey! is a fastload ROM with reasonable levels of compatibility. Shift-RunStop will load the first program...
Topics: Commodore, 64, C64, KERNAL, KERNEL, ROM, 27128
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
by Walter Friedhuber
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Sie finden auf dieser CD-ROM viele Beispiele für Imagine®, MorphPlus® und Deluxe Paint®. Vollständige Projekte mit Erklärungen, Bildern und Animationen werden Ihnen helfen diese Programme besser nutzen zu können.
Topics: deluxe paint, morphplus, imagine, amiga cd-rom
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD-ROM compilation of two multimedia products: Easy Inline Skating  by Oasis Blue Production/Arc Media and Full Marks: Computers and the Internet by Triple M Developments. The CD-ROM includes a custom launch menu written for Windows 95. Easy Inline Skating  is also compatible with Windows 3.1, but must be run by directly from  SKATING/WIN3X.EXE  instead of the launcher.
Topic: Windows 95 CD-ROM
Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs
by Future Publishing
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Floppy disks accompanying the book Get the Most Out of Your Amiga , by the writers of Amiga Format magazine.
Topic: Amiga Format specials
CD-ROM Software Library
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"So Who's Dr. Rabbit?" Virtual Mystery CD-ROM 1997 Colgate-Palmolive Company. A Global Initiative.
Topics: colgate, palmolive, dr. rabbit, cd rom
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Amiga CD-ROM compilation of photo images in various formats: PhotoCD, GIF, JPEG, TGA, IFF-ILBM.
Topic: Amiga CD-ROM
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Shareware/Freeware compilation of over 100 arcade-styled games and clones of arcade classics. The built in game browser allows the user to retrieve informations such description, full-version pricing, rating, etc. The CD came in a booklet that besides the instruction also tellss the history of gaming on computer, arcades and consoles from 1972 - 1990 with historic facts of each year. Games run on DOS (from version 5.0), Windows 3.1x and 95. Some DOS game require a synthesizer sound card for...
Topics: NITRO, Data Becker, Shareware, Freeware, CD, Windows, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, MS-DOS, DOS,...
Shareware CD-ROMs
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(2007) 1082 Logiciels DIVX MP3
Shareware CD-ROMs
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(2010) 1008 logiciels Freeware-Shareware Win2K-XP-Vista - Multilingual
Shareware CD-ROMs
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(2011) 1754 Win2k-XP-Vista Utilitaires
CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 1998 Plné Hry na cd1 Gobliiins, Quadrax, na cd2 Gobliins 2, Zloděj
Topics: Gobliiins, Gobliins 2, Quadrax, Zloděj, level cd, level, level cz
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k březnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná Hra na cd2 Spec Ops
Topics: Level cd, Level, Spec Ops, Level cz
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k dubnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná Hra na cd2 Die Hard Trilogy
Topics: Level cd, level, Die Hard Trilogy, level cz, level cd
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha ke květnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná Hra na cd2 Earth 2140
Topics: level, level cd, level cz, Earth 2140
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 Fallout
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Fallout
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná Hra na cd2 Stonekeep
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, stonekeep
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 Conquest of the New World
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Conquest of the New World
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 Flying Corps
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Flying Corps
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 X-Com: Apocalypse
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, xcom apocalypse, xcom
CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plné hry na cd1 Simon the Sorcerer 2, na cd2 Dark Colony
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, dark colony, simon the sorcerer, simon the sorcerer 2
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CD příloha k prosincovému číslu Levelu roku 1999 Plná hra na cd2 Die by the Sword
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Die by the Sword
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Conflict: Freespace
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Conflict Freespace
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k únorovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Darkseed 2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Darkseed, Darkseed 2
CD příloha k březnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 International Rally Championship
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, International Rally Championship
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CD příloha k dubnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Hexplore
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Hexplore
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha ke květnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Fallout 2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Fallout, Fallout 2
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Heroes of Might and Magic 2, homam, homam 2
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Croc
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Croc
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Seven Kingdoms
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Seven Kingdoms
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Master of Orion, Master of Orion 2
CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Might and Magic, Might and Magic VI
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 Crusaders of Might and Magic
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Crusaders of Might and Magic
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CD příloha k prosincovému číslu Levelu roku 2000 Plná hra na cd2 KKND2: Krossfire
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, KKND2, KKND2 Krossfire
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Requiem: Avenging Angel
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Requiem Avenging Angel
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CD příloha k únorovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 V-Rally
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, V-Rally
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CD příloha k březnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 a cd3 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Oddworld, Oddworld Abes Exoddus
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k dubnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 MDK
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, MDK
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CD příloha ke květnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Unreal
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Unreal
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Kingpin
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Kingpin
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Dark Vengeance
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Dark Vengeance
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Ve stínu havrana
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Ve stínu havrana, In the Raven Shadow
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Starshot
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Starshot
CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 a cd3 Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Might and Magic VII, Might and Magic 7
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd2 Wetrix
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Wetrix
CD příloha k prosincovému číslu Levelu roku 2001 Plná hra na cd1 Eastside Hockey Manager, na cd2 King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Eastside Hockey Manager, Kings Quest, Kings Quest VIII, Kings Quest 8
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 a cd3 Imperium Galactica
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Imperium Galactica
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k únorovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Earthworm Jim 3D
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Earthworm Jim 3D
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Gunlok
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Gunlok
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k lednovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Plane Crazy
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Plane Crazy
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha ke květnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 MDK2
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, MDK2
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CD příloha k červnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Hidden and Dangerous
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CD příloha k červencovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 State of War
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, State of War
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CD příloha k srpnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Ignition
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Ignition
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CD příloha k zářijovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Messiah
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Messiah
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k říjnovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Daikatana
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Daikatana
CD-ROM Software Library
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CD příloha k listopadovému číslu Levelu roku 2002 Plná hra na cd2 Soul Reaver 
Topics: level, level cz, level cd, Soul Reaver
CD-ROM Software Library
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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
CD-ROM Software Library
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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
by IBIS Inc./Ray Corporation
software
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Ankh 3 is a Macintosh game released in 1997 by IBIS Inc./Ray Corporation.
Topics: macintosh, game, macromedia
CD-ROM Software Library
image
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parallax
Topic: 3D
CD-ROM Software Library
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.Net Magazine (UK) Issue 27 Cover CD - January 1997 80 PC programs! 60 Mac programs! 20 Amiga programs! 20 OS/2 programs! 20 Archimedes programs!... What, really? Yes, really.
Topics: .net magazine, coverdisc, ie3, internet explorer 3
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
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This is the backup of my files from 1997 to 2015 from CDs, DVDs, floppies and hard disks...
Topics: ArchiveTeam, family, photos, documents, software, programming
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
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007 agent under fire
Topic: 007 agent under fire
CD-ROM Software Library
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007 everything or nothing
Topic: 007 everything or nothing
CD-ROM Software Library
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007 from russia with love
Topic: 007 from russia with love
CD-ROM Software Library
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007 nightfire
Topic: 007 nightfire
CD-ROM Software Library
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1 Hour Web Site (Part #0555028569) (CD ID #MD02781A) (2006)
Topics: Web Site, Wiley, Book, CD, Program, Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop
CD-ROM Software Library
by Cosmi
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Contains 1,000 fonts.
Topics: font, fonts, software, cosmi
CD-ROM Software Library
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This may have already been uploaded but oh well. Reuploading again
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Topics: dec3199, windows, best games, 1000, thousand, cd-rom, windows 3.1, windows 95, old
CD-ROM Software Library
by TOPICS Entertainment, Inc.
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1,001 Hikes in North America (TOPICS Entertainment) (2002)
Topics: Hikes in North America, Hikeing, North America, America, CD, Program, Hikes, TOPICS Entertainment,...
1-57176-096-2 Font Garden, Oct 1995 Walnut Creek Mac PC 1995 Font Garden.iso
1-57176-148-9 The Clip Art Image Library Version 2[(c)1996][1996][Walnut Creek][DOS][CLIPLIB0896].iso
CD-ROM Software Library
by Michael Kreil
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1.6 mio. german twitter accounts
Topics: twitter, data, dump
The AOL CD-ROM Collection
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10 Free Hours Online With AOL for Windows (V25 11420)