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The Internet Archive Software Collection

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Some highlighted collections:

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. The project has identified and cataloged over 450,000 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources. The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

The CD Archive collects thousands of Shareware and Cover CD-ROMs from the heyday of the CD-ROM (late 1980s to mid 2000s) and provides ISO images as well as links inside these collections of software. With over 2,500 discs now hosted, the archive allows access to a wide range of historical collections, including curations by defunct groups like Walnut Creek and Linux/Unix distributions of the past. Other CD-ROMs include images and digitized music, documentation sets and game modifications. Most of these CD-ROMs can be downloaded as .ISO or .CDR files, as well as browsed online through the Internet Archive's file listing interface.

The DEMU collection is a curated collection hosting over 4,000 classic PC-based games from a quarter century. The collection contains shareware, freeware, and demo programs, all DOS or Windows-based.

The FTP Site Boneyard is a collection of various FTP sites from around the internet, gathering what were once the dominant form of file transfer online but which have fallen to the wayside in favor of other update servers and cloud-based storage. From the mid 1980s to the late 2000s, FTP sites would gather various needed patches, programs, utilities or information and make it available in a quick, seamless fashion. This boneyard contains many prominent FTP sites of the past, including MPOLI.FI and its ancient machine drivers, ftp.netscape.com and ftp.lotus.com. In all, many gigabytes of historical files are located here.

Many times, contributions and collections come in the form of a disk drive, or the output from a single hard drive's contents. Instead of delaying these items until they can be curated, the Disk Drives collection provides access to these large file repositories. In most cases, these collections can be browsed online, allowing access to all manner of user-created software writing dating from the 1980s-1990s period.

Built from the cache of an ISP that stopped providing a mirror after many years, the Linux Distributions collection contains many Linux and other Free OS distributions going back to the dawn of open-source operating systems. The collection primarily contains ISOs of the original CD and DVD-ROMs.

Many other groups are working hard to save and provide easier access to vintage software. Besides preserving the data off the original medium, these groups also classify, curate, and describe the software for historical context. In some cases, additional programs are provided to analyze the works and allow modern computers to access the material. The vintage software contains the many different efforts put out by these groups.

Be sure to browse the Software Sites collection, which gathers a number of now-dormant mirrors and collections to allow continued access to the older materials. Among the highlights are a 2004 TUCOWS mirror, a 2012 GITHUB gathering of deleted files, and others.

Finally, do not miss the Open Source Software Collection, which is the default contribution space for the users of the Internet Archive to keep copies of software available to all. Tens of thousands of programs, distributions and provisions are located here.

The Software Collection primarily provides the actual binary data for programs, as well as the original storage archives for files. If you are looking for manuals, books, or printed information, there are a number of other collections at the archive, including sections for manuals, computer magazines, computer newsletters and computer books.

Please contact Jason Scott, software curator at the Internet Archive, with questions, suggestions or possible donations to the collection.

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Jun 23, 2018 MG Software
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2 Power is a pure strategy logic game - you must use your brain to get a high score.  Click on any group of two or more blocks, the group will be removed and you will be rewarded with points.
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
Jun 23, 2018 Gulisoft
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The GOAL of the game is to pass the 30 levels of increasing difficulty. To pass each level, you must eat all the "GREEN GLUGONS" (the green crystal balls) or kill all the "BAD GUYS" (the moving pursuer guys). Note that the bad guys can move only by the black tunnels you dig on the ground, so THE GREEN GROUND is the better place to get fast (but brief) protection. You can count also with the help of the GRANITE BALLS that are distributed by all the ground, in some levels:...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
Jun 23, 2018 Brian Wathen
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One Away is a matching card game that takes both strategy and luck.  The object of the game is to clear the playing field of cards.  
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Board games
Classic PC Games
Jun 23, 2018 Boris Sandberg
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1st Free Solitaire 1.4 is a free lite version of BVS Solitaire Collection  Features:     * 7 Solitaire Card Games     * 95 original games not found elsewhere. It's the largest       collection of original solitaires     * more than 4 billion possible starting positions        for each game     * "You Are Stuck" feature lets you know there are        no more legal moves to be made     * "Show Next Move" command allows to check available moves       to...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Board games
Classic PC Games
Jun 23, 2018 KraiSoft Entertainment
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1st GoWarkanoid features the perfect combination of classical Arkanoid/Breakout principles and up-to-date computer technologies that will become your enjoyment source for a long time. 1st Go Warkanoid is freeware. Requires P200MMX or higher, 32MB RAM, DirectX.
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
KSP CKAN Mods
Jun 23, 2018 taniwha
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Adds the ability to build crafts in flight mode to your game. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/54284-* Repository: http://github.com/taniwha-qf/Extraplanetary-Launchpads License(s): GPL-3.0
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018 Davilex Games
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Vaderlandse geschiedenis: De Toffe Tijdreis RedCat eet een snack bij de Burger Cat. Terwijl hij aan het eten is, saboteren Brutus en Max zijn ufo. Als RedCat dan weer wil vertrekken, slaat zijn ufo op hol en belandt RedCat bij een grot. Van WhizzKitty (zijn vriendin) hoort hij dat hij in de prehistorie is terechtgekomen en dat de ufo energie nodig heeft, zodat hij weer 'terug' kan naar het heden. Redcat's Toffe Tijdreis, versie 1.04, december 2000 Davilex Entertainment, Davilex Software BV....
Topics: PC game, Windows
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018
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Bear In The Big Blue House
Topics: Bear In The Big Blue House, Windows 98 CD-ROM
Community Software
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Christmas
Topics: Fisher Price little People, Windows 95 CD-ROM, Christmas
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018
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PC
Topics: Chicken Run, Windows 95 CD-ROM
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018
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Mcdonalds
Topics: Mcdonalds, Windows 95 CD-rom
Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 steve228uk
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:speech_balloon: A UI framework for building messenger interfaces on iOS About MessengerKit is a drop-in UI for messenger interfaces on iOS built in Swift. Centred around a single UIViewController , MessengerKit is themeable to fit your needs and includes a number of powerful features: UICollectionView based with pre-loading and caching of size calculation for bubbles. Auto-growing input view. Multiple included cell types: text, large-emoji, image, video. Presentation of SFSafariViewController...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 symless
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Open source core of Synergy, the keyboard and mouse sharing tool Synergy Core This is the open source core component of Synergy, a keyboard and mouse sharing tool. Recommended Things most people will need. Download - Get the compiled version of Synergy 1 or Synergy 2. Contact Support - Open a support ticket and talk directly to the Synergy team. Help Guides - Self-help guides and information for when you don't want to talk to people. Advanced Users Not for the faint hearted. Only use these if...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 gluon-lang
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A static, type inferred and embeddable language written in Rust. gluon Gluon is a small, statically-typed, functional programming language designed for application embedding. Features Statically typed - Static typing makes it easier to write safe and efficient interfaces between gluon and the host application. Type inference - Type inference ensures that types rarely have to be written explicitly giving all the benefits of static types with none of the typing. Simple embedding - Marshalling...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Community Software
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jxchjs etgc
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Community Software
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jxchjs gahnzn
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KSP CKAN Mods
Jun 23, 2018 blowfish
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A set of Kerbal Space Program PartModules designed to control animations in B9 Aerospace. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/92630 Repository: http://github.com/blowfishpro/B9AnimationModules License(s): LGPL-3.0
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018
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presentacja
Topics: conway game fuck ass aibots, Valerie Lockhart, prezentacja, fantastyka, iks, bajtek, iq, All Your...
Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 salesforce
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The Natural Language Decathlon: A Multitask Challenge for NLP The Natural Language Decathlon is a multitask challenge that spans ten tasks:question answering, machine translation, summarization, natural language inference, sentiment analysis, semantic role labeling, zero-shot relation extraction, goal-oriented dialogue, semantic parsing, and commonsense pronoun resolution.Each task is cast as question answering, which makes it possible to use our new Multitask Question Answering Network...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018
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Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 yued-fe
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LuLu UI for PC web lulu ui 基于jQuery,针对PC网站,兼容IE7+(modern主题)或IE8+(peak主题)的前端UI框架。 下面这个形象照就是lulu ui的气质写照,更柔软,更亲近,同时简单单纯,对用户侧非常友好,因此, 非常适合面向外部用户的网站开发 。 上手简单 lulu整个项目就是提供一些UI组件的JS和CSS,很纯粹的JS和CSS,没有任何矫揉造作的“变身”处理。 因此,想要使用lulu...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018
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Jun 23, 2018
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Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 dntzhang
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小程序、小游戏以及 Web 通用 Canvas 渲染引擎 - Cross platform 2d rendering engine 简体中文 | English Cax 小程序、小游戏以及 Web 通用 Canvas 渲染引擎 Web DEMO 综合 DEMO 运动 DEMO 裁剪 DEMO 小程序 DEMO 正在审核中敬请期待 小游戏 DEMO 正在审核中敬请期待 特性 Learn Once, Write Anywhere(小程序、小游戏、PC Web、Mobile Web) 支持小程序、小游戏以及 Web 浏览器渲染 小程序、小游戏和 Web...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Github Mirror by Narabot
Jun 23, 2018 SteamDatabase
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👽 Cheating Salien minigame, the proper way How to use this First steps Join http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamDB (needed to represent captures) Open http://steamcommunity.com/saliengame/gettoken and save it as token.txt in same folder as cheat.php Select PHP or Python version of the script, you don't need both PHP 📣 Check this reddit thread for a complete guide and troubleshooting Install PHP (yes, really) Download...
Topics: GitHub, code, software, git
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018 Ahmed Elsaid
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Community Software
Jun 23, 2018 Smith Micro Software; Inc.
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Topics: floppy, Windows 3.1, Windows 3.1 utilities, fax
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018 Ahmed Elsaid
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Community Software
Jun 23, 2018 Ohio Distinctive Software
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Weight Loss Planner Ohio Distinctive Software P.O. Box 20201 Columbus OH 43220
Topics: floppy, Windows, Windows utilities
Community Software
Jun 23, 2018 Ohio Distinctive Software
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Menu Planner Ohio Distinctive Software P.O. Box 20201 Columbus OH 43220
Topics: floppy, Windows, Windows utilities