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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 f...



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CD and DVD Coverdiscs
CD and DVD Coverdiscs
collection
7,286
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
by Various
collection

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In the early years of home computer ownership, magazines and newsletters might come bundled with a floppy disk to make it easier to load up programs discussed within their pages. These attached floppies (and cassettes as well) might have one or two programs on them. After the dawn of CD-ROMs, packed-in CD-ROMs (and later DVD-ROMs) expanded out into lauded utilities and games, and also included drivers, demos, promotional material (including game trailers), and ultimately could be entire...
Topics: software, magazines, cd-rom, dvd-rom, dvd, cd
CD-ROM Images
CD-ROM Images
collection
30,792
ITEMS
28.3M
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 28.3M

These are images of CD-ROM software that do not have any other major documentation or scans. While they may have useful information, some effort will be required to extract the data.
HyperCard Stacks
HyperCard Stacks
collection
3,689
ITEMS
218,339
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 218,339

HyperCard is application software and a programming tool for Apple Macintosh and Apple IIGS computers. It is among the first successful hypermedia systems before the World Wide Web.  It combines database abilities with a graphical, flexible, user-modifiable interface. HyperCard also features HyperTalk, a programming language for manipulating data and the user interface. This combination of features – simple form layout, database abilities, and ease of programming – led to...
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
collection
4,048
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 1.3M

CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
Minecraft Archive Project (And Other Artifacts)
Minecraft Archive Project (And Other Artifacts)
collection
228
ITEMS
47,619
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 47,619

Hi, I'm  Leonard Richardson . When I was growing up in the 1990s, my favorite computer game was a blocky little thing called ZZT. Lots of games had level editors, but ZZT came with its programming language, allowing you to script your own adventures and puzzles. The kids who grew up playing ZZT are now artists, game designers, and programmers. But many of the worlds they created are gone. ZZT worlds were shared through BBSes and online services like CompuServe. When the Internet took...
Property List (PLIST) Archive
Property List (PLIST) Archive
collection
1,647
ITEMS
52,992
VIEWS
by Various
collection

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plist (Property List) is a flexible and convenient format for storing application data. It was originally defined by Apple, for use in iPhone devices and later spread to other applications. Since plists are actually XML files, you can use a simple text editor to translate them. These items are automatically placed in this collection based on the existence of being just .plist files.
by Various
collection

eye 38,040

A collection of collections; scene notices and .NFO files, files that would accompany pirated or distributed files, often including information, instructions, or social notes.
The Festival Floppies
The Festival Floppies
collection
568
ITEMS
124,699
VIEWS
by Various
collection

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The Festival Floppies are a collection of programs from a pile of floppies bought by Josh Miller at the Timonium Hamboree and Computer Festival in 2009. They consist of a large variety of 3.5" floppy disks, including a set of shareware with laser-printed directories on the labels. The pile of floppies were donated to Jason Scott, who has imaged them and has made the contents, where possible, emulated and playable from the browser. These are all from the custom-printed label disks, which...
Topics: Shareware, DOS, Windows
The Ouya Library
The Ouya Library
collection
1,733
ITEMS
731,034
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 731,034

A collection of software packages originally created for the now-defunct OUYA console.
The Software Capsules Compilation
The Software Capsules Compilation
collection
7,013
ITEMS
47M
VIEWS
by Various
collection

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As older software falls out of accessibility, various groups and individuals have created large compilations of wide ranges of titles and works, resulting in often-very-large compilations that are then accessible in bulk. Some are well-maintained catalogs while others are simply mega-size archive files. This collection compiles the compilations into one place.