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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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movies
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Windows 3.1 CD-ROM
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Windows 95 CD-ROM
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CD-ROM Software Library
by Dr ROMs
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
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
software
eye 597
favorite 0
comment 0
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
software
eye 309
favorite 0
comment 0
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
software
eye 491
favorite 0
comment 0
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
texts
eye 120
favorite 0
comment 0
"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
software
eye 917
favorite 1
comment 0
Amiga CD-ROM compilation of photo images in various formats: PhotoCD, GIF, JPEG, TGA, IFF-ILBM.
Topic: Amiga CD-ROM
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 233
favorite 1
comment 0
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
software
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(2007) 1082 Logiciels DIVX MP3
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 288
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comment 0
(2010) 1008 logiciels Freeware-Shareware Win2K-XP-Vista - Multilingual
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 1,038
favorite 2
comment 0
(2011) 1754 Win2k-XP-Vista Utilitaires
CD-ROM Software Library
by IBIS Inc./Ray Corporation
software
eye 66
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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
image
eye 1,360
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parallax
Topic: 3D
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 321
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comment 0
.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
eye 349
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comment 0
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
eye 365
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comment 0
driver
Topic: Treiber hama
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
eye 170
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007 agent under fire
Topic: 007 agent under fire
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
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007 everything or nothing
Topic: 007 everything or nothing
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
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comment 0
007 from russia with love
Topic: 007 from russia with love
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
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007 nightfire
Topic: 007 nightfire
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
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
software
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comment 0
Contains 1,000 fonts.
Topics: font, fonts, software, cosmi
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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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
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
texts
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1.6 mio. german twitter accounts
Topics: twitter, data, dump
The AOL CD-ROM Collection
software
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10 Free Hours Online With AOL for Windows (V25 11420)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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10 Hours Free Access (The Web) (Zetnet Internet Service)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 1,559
favorite 3
comment 0
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 283
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comment 0
10,000 Drink Recipes (BarBack) (Snap! Everyday Solutions) (2001)
Topics: Drinks, BarBack, Snap! Everyday Solutions, CD, Program, Paul Knoor, CD-XA
10,000 Graphics Pack Volume 1 (Media Graphics International)(11800 CD)(1997)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Global Star Software
software
eye 786
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A compilation of shareware / demo games for Windows 9x.
Topics: shareware, demo, games, Windows 95, Windows 98
CD-ROM Software Library
by Group Zeta
software
eye 206
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comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
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favorite 1
comment 0
100 Great Games for Palm OS and Handspring rs Volume 3 (Global Star Software) (2001)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
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favorite 5
comment 0
100 Great Games for Windows95
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
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comment 1
100 Shareware Action Arcade Games for Windows95+ (GlobalStar)(Eng)
( 1 reviews )
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Softkey
software
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comment 0
100 Smash Win 95 Games. An exciting collection of everyone's favorite games for Windows 95. Full-version games: Bones, Champion Chess, Comet Busters, Craps, Oracle of Runes, Quomino, Slay, Smoke 'Em Poker and MORE! Shareware Games: Acey Deucy, Big 8 Solitaire, Chinese Solitaire, Crazy Gravity, Cribbage, CyberDice, Dominion, Dominoes for Windows, Fortune Raiders, Mega Slots for Windows, Patolli, Pinball, Poker Challenge, Poker Squares, Pro Backgammon, Quarry, Race Track, Ringjongg, Rummy 500,...
Topics: CD-ROM, Softkey, Windows-95
CD-ROM Software Library
software
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comment 0
100+ Great Games - Windows31 (ValuSoft)(ENG)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 361
favorite 1
comment 0
100,000 Clipart & Web Images (Global Software Publishing) (Catalogue Number 0738a) (2001)
Topics: Clipart, Images, Global Software Publishing Ltd., Hemera, CD, Program
CD-ROM Software Library
by ValuSoft, Inc.
software
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comment 0
100,000 Images Clip Art (ValuSoft) (1998) Also includes a program called "Zip Up The Web".
Topics: Clip Art, Clipart, ValuSoft, CD, Program, Zip Up The Web, ValuSoft Inc.
CD-ROM Software Library
by Cosmi Corporation
software
eye 362
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comment 0
1000 Best Games (SJ 083000) For Windows ISO image or Zip file Documentation included
Topics: 1000, best, games, iso, zip, pdf, windows
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 1,484
favorite 2
comment 0
1000 Best Games for Windows (CDR411PD1) (COSMI) (2000)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 1,557
favorite 1
comment 0
1000 Best Games for Windows31
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 155
favorite 1
comment 0
1000 Best Solitaire Games (Cosmi Corporation) (SJ 050102)(1999)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 8,350
favorite 2
comment 0
1000 Best Windows Games
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 748
favorite 1
comment 0
1000 Doom Levels 3D Shareware Games (1995)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 401
favorite 2
comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
by BeachWare
software
eye 2,316
favorite 2
comment 0
A collection of over 1000 Shareware and Public Domain games.
Topic: Macintosh games
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 513
favorite 1
comment 0
1000 Great Games (Valusoft) (1997)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 1,706
favorite 2
comment 0
1000 Hours Free for 45 Days All New America Online Version 7.0 (A0302R334)(2001)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 2,665
favorite 0
comment 0
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 576
favorite 0
comment 0
1000 Solitaire Games - Windows98 (Cosmi)(ENG)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 400
favorite 1
comment 0
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 524
favorite 1
comment 0
100000 Images Clip Art ValuSoft - Win95 (Eng)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 328
favorite 1
comment 0
100000 Web Images Plus Web Page Creator (Cosmi Corporation) (1999)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 1,905
favorite 0
comment 1
CD ROM: 1000AddictiveGames-Win98+
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 2,546
favorite 1
comment 1
1001 Games and More (ValuSoft) (1997)
( 1 reviews )
The DOOM Level CD Collection
by Wicked Sensations
software
eye 1,325
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: video games, DOOM, first-person shooter
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 199
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comment 0
CD-ROM for Windows 3.1 and Macintosh accompanying the 1997 childrens' book,  101 Amazing Things To Do With Your Computer .
Topics: Windows 3.1 CD-ROM, Macintosh CD-ROM
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 348
favorite 0
comment 0
Childrens' entertainment CD-ROM for Windows 95.
Topic: Windows 95 CD-ROM
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 299
favorite 0
comment 0
101 Dalmations Animated Storybook (Disney)(B0498)(1996)
CD-ROM Software Library
software
eye 509
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comment 0
101 Dalmations Escape from Devil Manor (Disney)(E0697 GT)(1997)
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 1,420
favorite 1
comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 811
favorite 1
comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Tech Express Software
software
eye 1,931
favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: video game demos
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 510
favorite 2
comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 469
favorite 2
comment 0
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 559
favorite 1
comment 0
101 PC Games Volume 1 (Future Publishing) DVD-ROM (2002).
Shareware CD-ROMs
software
eye 728
favorite 1
comment 0
101 PC Games Volume 2 from Future Publishing.
CD-ROM Software Library
texts
eye 457
favorite 0
comment 0
MiniCD  USB Bar
Topic: Driver USB
1045 Hours Free for 45 Days All New! AOL 8.0 Call Now to Sign Up (A0303R801)(2002)
1045 Hours Free for 45 Days All New! AOL 8.0 Now! as Low as 995 a Month (A0403R801)(2002)