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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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Disc Station Magazine
Disc Station Magazine
collection
59
ITEMS
285
VIEWS
Jun 15, 2022
collection

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Disc Station is a disk magazine published by Compile from 1988 to 2000. Originally sold on floppy disks with an accompanying print manual for MSX computers on a mostly monthly basis, it was briefly retitled Disc Station 98 from 1990 to 1992 during its initial shift to NEC's PC-98 platform. In 1993, Disc Station returned to its original name, and began being sold as a quarterly print magazine with pack-in software. From 1996 through to the final issue in 2000, the software portion was offered on...
Topic: diskmags
Unsorted Vintage Software
Unsorted Vintage Software
collection
79
ITEMS
4,441
VIEWS
May 17, 2022
collection

eye 4,441

A large collection of vintage software, unsorted and awaiting a final destination.
Unsorted and Miscellaneous Flash
Unsorted and Miscellaneous Flash
collection
860
ITEMS
52,518
VIEWS
May 15, 2022
collection

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Animations and programs in flash that have not been classified further beyond automatic checking that the items actually render in the Ruffle emulator. Proceed with caution.
Atari 2600 Hacks
Atari 2600 Hacks
collection
977
ITEMS
13,557
VIEWS
May 9, 2022
collection

eye 13,557

A collection of hacks, mods, and rebuilds of Atari 2600 games, usually adding difficulty or unusual aspects.
Atari 2600 Demos and Samples
Atari 2600 Demos and Samples
collection
0
ITEMS
3,328
VIEWS
May 8, 2022
collection

eye 3,328

Collections of simple demonstrations of manipulating the Atari 2600 for various effects. Rarely full programs or games.
Atari 7800 Music Programs
Atari 7800 Music Programs
collection
76
ITEMS
371
VIEWS
May 7, 2022
collection

eye 371

Programs that play or wrrite music on the Atari 7800. The vast majority have no video component.
Atari 7800 Demos
Atari 7800 Demos
collection
135
ITEMS
39,166
VIEWS
May 7, 2022
collection

eye 39,166

Demonstrations of various Atari 7800 programs.
Atari 7800: Homebrew and Hacks
Atari 7800: Homebrew and Hacks
collection
275
ITEMS
1,721
VIEWS
May 6, 2022
collection

eye 1,721

Hacks, Homebrews and Modifications of the Atari 7800 by the vintage community over the years.
CDi Collection
CDi Collection
collection
686
ITEMS
14,829
VIEWS
May 5, 2022
collection

eye 14,829

A collection of CDi (Interactive CD-ROM) CD-ROMs from the 1990s and 2000s.
Console Living Room: Atari Lynx
Console Living Room: Atari Lynx
collection
95
ITEMS
2,384
VIEWS
May 2, 2022
collection

eye 2,384

Games for the Atari Lynx handheld console.
Console Living Room: Bandai Wonderswan
Console Living Room: Bandai Wonderswan
collection
262
ITEMS
4,898
VIEWS
Apr 27, 2022
collection

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Playable games from the Bandai Wonderswan and Wonderswan Color.
Photo and Clip Art CD-ROMs
Photo and Clip Art CD-ROMs
collection
355
ITEMS
15,520
VIEWS
Apr 16, 2022
collection

eye 15,520

CD-ROMs that would provide compilations of photos or clip art, for re-use or enjoyment.
Miscellaneous Console Games
Miscellaneous Console Games
collection
314
ITEMS
24,880
VIEWS
Apr 10, 2022
collection

eye 24,880

Games for a variety of specific consoles, ranging from bootlegs and one-offs to homebrew.
PlayStation (PSX) Homebrews
PlayStation (PSX) Homebrews
collection
497
ITEMS
14,516
VIEWS
Mar 30, 2022
collection

eye 14,516

This collection seeks to gather all games and software created for the Sony PlayStation (PSX, PS1) by non-professional developers. PlayStation homebrews include games created as part of the official Net Yaroze program as well as games, applications and scene demos created by people with no connection to Sony.
Topic: PS1 homebrew
Single Product or Floppy Fluxes
Single Product or Floppy Fluxes
collection
36
ITEMS
675
VIEWS
Mar 25, 2022
collection

eye 675

Fluxes centered around a single floppy or single product.
dlac9900 Favorites
collection
23
ITEMS
1
VIEWS
Mar 25, 2022
collection

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dlac9900 Favorites
Topic: favorites
Victor 9000 Fluxes
Victor 9000 Fluxes
collection
21
ITEMS
470
VIEWS
Mar 25, 2022
collection

eye 470

A Collection of fluxes for the Victor 9000 system.
Compilations of Fluxed Disks
Compilations of Fluxed Disks
collection
96
ITEMS
17,629
VIEWS
Mar 25, 2022
collection

eye 17,629

Large compilations of fluxed images from various sources. Useful as sources for raw access for analysis and re-integration of materials.
Flux Capacity: The Hagstrom Collection
Flux Capacity: The Hagstrom Collection
collection
246
ITEMS
14,525
VIEWS
Mar 25, 2022
collection

eye 14,525

A collection of fluxes and scans of material from the Paul Hagstrom Collection.
Miscellaneous Apple Floppies
Miscellaneous Apple Floppies
collection
274
ITEMS
4,381
VIEWS
Mar 12, 2022
collection

eye 4,381

Various unsorted items for the Apple II, emulating but not put into their final destination.
Commodore 64 Miscellaneous Contributions
Commodore 64 Miscellaneous Contributions
collection
129
ITEMS
3,859
VIEWS
Mar 12, 2022
collection

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Miscellaneous C64 emulations.
Console Living Room: Sega TurboGrafix 16
Console Living Room: Sega TurboGrafix 16
collection
45
ITEMS
2,412
VIEWS
Mar 11, 2022
collection

eye 2,412

TurboGrafix 16 Library
Unsorted Software History
Unsorted Software History
collection
114
ITEMS
10,273
VIEWS
Mar 11, 2022
collection

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A wide collection of vintage and historical software, awaiting a final collection.
The Emulation Station
The Emulation Station
collection
39,653
ITEMS
5.6M
VIEWS
Mar 11, 2022
collection

eye 5.6M

Using the EMULARITY, a loading system of browser-based emulators, it is possible to play hundreds of thousands of programs, games and applications from previous years at the Internet Archive. Click to different sets of collections to try different themed works.
Minami Cover Discs
Minami Cover Discs
collection
92
ITEMS
2,857
VIEWS
Mar 10, 2022
collection

eye 2,857

Minami Cover Discs
Svet Pocitacu
Svet Pocitacu
collection
56
ITEMS
751
VIEWS
Mar 10, 2022
collection

eye 751

Svet Pocitacu
Hacker CD-ROMs
Hacker CD-ROMs
collection
12
ITEMS
684
VIEWS
Mar 10, 2022
collection

eye 684

Hacker Magazine CD-ROMs (Hack CDs)
PC World (Czech) Magazine
PC World (Czech) Magazine
collection
104
ITEMS
2,279
VIEWS
Mar 10, 2022
collection

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PC World (Czech) Magazine
Miscellaneous and Unsorted Coverdiscs
Miscellaneous and Unsorted Coverdiscs
collection
0
ITEMS
2
VIEWS
Mar 10, 2022
collection

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Coverdiscs from a wide variety of magazines.
Apple IPSWs
collection
120
ITEMS
23,083
VIEWS
Feb 23, 2022
collection

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Firmware images for Apple mobile operating systems
Topics: Apple, iOS, ipsw, firmware
Manic Miners software and levels
Manic Miners software and levels
collection
223
ITEMS
1,806
VIEWS
Feb 22, 2022
collection

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A collection of items related to Manic Miners , an unofficial remake of the 1999 real-time strategy game  LEGO Rock Raiders . This collection includes older versions of the game, level-creation tools, and community-created custom levels. Levels are available as .DAT files, which can be placed into the game's custom levels directory, usually found in the user's Documents folder. To view only custom levels, select the "data" media type. To view only map tools and old versions...
Topics: Manic Miners, LEGO, LEGO Rock Raiders, Rock Raiders, Manic Miners custom levels, custom levels,...
Console Living Room: WASM-4
Console Living Room: WASM-4
collection
62
ITEMS
2,962
VIEWS
Feb 17, 2022
collection

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WASM-4 is a low-level fantasy game console for building small games with WebAssembly. Game cartridges (ROMs) are small, self-contained .wasm files that can be built with any programming language that compiles to WebAssembly.
Topic: game console
The Emularity
The Emularity
collection
15
ITEMS
3.2M
VIEWS
Feb 16, 2022
collection

eye 3.2M

A collection of items related to the functioning of the Emularity, Internet Archive's emulation system.
Press Discs, Prototypes and Game Tests
Press Discs, Prototypes and Game Tests
collection
75
ITEMS
1,125
VIEWS
Feb 15, 2022
collection

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A collection of imaged or scanned items related to pre-release materials for software. Primarily the area of games (because of previews and screenshots related to press) and consisting of ROM images, disc scans and other media. Many of these have significant changes from the final released works.
Bonus Stage
Bonus Stage
collection
111
ITEMS
1,186
VIEWS
Feb 5, 2022 Matt Wilson
collection

eye 1,186

Bonus Stage (abbreviated BS) was an animated Flash action/adventure/comedy series filled with surreal humor, sarcasm, and pop culture references. The cartoon was focused on Joel Dawson, action scientist, and his roommate Phil Argus, a normal person with superpowers who is mostly frustrated and serious. There's Elly Strife, who has a crush on Joel that goes unrequited, aside from Phil's crush on her. Rya Botkins is a robot created by Joel to be Phil's girlfriend; she is a Deadpan Snarker who...
Scratch File Software Collection
Scratch File Software Collection
collection
76
ITEMS
826
VIEWS
Jan 31, 2022
collection

eye 826

Scratch files are files used by the scratch tool / programming language, these files are used to save your scratch projects to your computer locally rather than on scratch servers. There is a separate file type per version of scratch, sb, sb2.  and sb3. These files can be upgraded, but not easily downgraded.
Topics: Scratch, Scratch Files, Scratch Games
Underground CD-ROM Compilations
Underground CD-ROM Compilations
collection
912
ITEMS
140,506
VIEWS
Jan 21, 2022
collection

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Throughout the lifespan of CD-ROMs, a number of groups and teams throughout the world have sought to remix or modify software to allow it to be compiled in large numbers, allowing markets and locations lacking any other software distribution the tools to use their sometimes-out-of-date systems. Occasionally, these teams had branding and the cd-roms were created during "ghost shifts" of overnight hours of CD-ROM duplicators.
Copy Service Stuttgart Crack Collection
Copy Service Stuttgart Crack Collection
collection
999
ITEMS
17,271
VIEWS
Jan 13, 2022
collection

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Copy Service Stuttgart (CSS) was an early Atari 8-bit cracking group that released hundreds of cracked games in the 1980s. They switched to the Atari ST family but disbanded/went dormant in the early 1990s. They organized multiple "CSS Conventions" in Stuttgart, Germany. "Wir machen Spitzensoftware kopierbar."
Software Library: Screensavers
Software Library: Screensavers
collection
153
ITEMS
17,757
VIEWS
Jan 10, 2022
collection

eye 17,757

A cross-platform collection of emulated screensavers, harkening to an era where a Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT) monitor could be subject to "burn in" from a beam buring into the phosphor-covered glass and leave a permanent image. These items provide shifting graphics to ensure this tragedy never happens. (Screensavers continued to be made and sold long after the issue was a problem, because they were enjoyable to look at.)
Dec 30, 2021
collection

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English translations of early Slovak digital games from the late 80s period, created in cooperation with Slovak Game Developers Association by Stanislav Hrda, Slavomír Labský, Marián Kabát, Darren Chastney and Maroš Brojo.
Software Library: Flash: DeviantArt
Software Library: Flash: DeviantArt
collection
300
ITEMS
15,102
VIEWS
Dec 28, 2021
collection

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A collection of experimental flash animation loops from DeviantArt users.
Operating System Software
Operating System Software
collection
2,601
ITEMS
3.2M
VIEWS
Dec 23, 2021
collection

eye 3.2M

Operating systems installation and maintenance media from a wide variety of sources.
Software Library: Interactive Press Kits
Software Library: Interactive Press Kits
collection
72
ITEMS
5,460
VIEWS
Dec 19, 2021
collection

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DOS and Windows-based press kits, games or demos surrounding a media project (usually movies and TV shows) provided for press to have photographs, descriptions and media assets for press outlets.
Dwarf Fortress archive
Dwarf Fortress archive
collection
165
ITEMS
2,278
VIEWS
Dec 14, 2021
collection

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A collection of releases of the simulation/roguelike video game  Dwarf Fortress . Developed by brothers Tarn and Zach Adams, the game was first publicly released in 2006 and is still in development as of 2022. These files have been mirrored from the  Bay 12 Games  website in case older versions are ever removed or the website goes down.
Topics: Dwarf Fortress, Bay 12 Games, Tarn Adams, Toady One, Zach Adams, ThreeToe
CD-ROM User Contributions
CD-ROM User Contributions
collection
141
ITEMS
377,639
VIEWS
Dec 2, 2021
collection

eye 377,639

A collection of automatically matched CD-ROM (as well as general disc image) items that are awaiting sorting into other relevant subcollections.
MAME Releases Collection
MAME Releases Collection
collection
685
ITEMS
28,987
VIEWS
Nov 5, 2021
collection

eye 28,987

A collection of releases of MAME in source and executable form, for reference. These are all believed to be canonical original releases, unmodified.
Microsoft TechNet
Microsoft TechNet
collection
130
ITEMS
24,971
VIEWS
Nov 4, 2021
collection

eye 24,971

Collection of CD’s released in Microsoft TechNet program.
Topic: Microsoft TechNet
PlayStation 2 Homebrews
PlayStation 2 Homebrews
collection
233
ITEMS
29,668
VIEWS
Nov 1, 2021
collection

eye 29,668

This collection seeks to gather all games and software created for the Sony PlayStation 2 by non-professional developers.
Topic: PS2 homebrew
WDR Computer Club CD-ROMs
WDR Computer Club CD-ROMs
collection
45
ITEMS
4,143
VIEWS
Oct 20, 2021
collection

eye 4,143

Der WDR Computerclub im Westdeutschen Rundfunk war eine der ersten deutschen Fernsehsendungen, die sich mit den Themen Computer und Technik im Allgemeinen beschäftigte. Sie wurde zwischen 1981 und 2003 in zahlreichen dritten Programmen des deutschen Fernsehens ausgestrahlt. Von August 1994 bis Juli 1998 wurde auch eine CD namens Computer-Club-Digital produziert. Sie enthielt ein Video der Sendung und aktuelle Software. Auch diese neue Art der Vermittlung von Informationen gehörte zu den...
The Nokia N-Gage Collection
The Nokia N-Gage Collection
collection
282
ITEMS
7,351
VIEWS
Oct 8, 2021
collection

eye 7,351

The Nokia N-Gage is a smartphone combining features of a mobile phone and a handheld game system developed by Nokia, announced on 4 November 2002 and released on 7 October 2003. It runs the original Series 60 platform on Symbian OS v6.1. This collection aims to preserve any software related to the Nokia N-Gage for posterity.
Topics: Nokia N-Gage, Symbian
Harvard Dataverse
Harvard Dataverse
collection
1
ITEMS
51
VIEWS
Oct 6, 2021
collection

eye 51

Dreamcast Press and Prototype Discs
Dreamcast Press and Prototype Discs
collection
135
ITEMS
17,432
VIEWS
Sep 18, 2021
collection

eye 17,432

dc
XBOX Press and Prototype Discs
XBOX Press and Prototype Discs
collection
347
ITEMS
50,064
VIEWS
Sep 18, 2021
collection

eye 50,064

xbox
The Minecraft Deep Storage
The Minecraft Deep Storage
collection
1,112
ITEMS
498,567
VIEWS
Aug 28, 2021
collection

eye 498,567

A collection of programs, mods, writings, worlds, and materials related to the world-building game Minecraft.
Bus Simulator Indonesia Mods and Models
Bus Simulator Indonesia Mods and Models
collection
415
ITEMS
17,880
VIEWS
Aug 26, 2021
collection

eye 17,880

Bus Simulator Indonesia, or BUSSID, is a mobile game developed by Maleo. It comes with 3D graphics and offers two modes, letting you choose your preferred gameplay option to ensure that you're comfortable as you play. Despite being a free-to-play game, this game does not have obstructive ads while you drive.
The Garry's Mod Archive
The Garry's Mod Archive
collection
26,494
ITEMS
66,527
VIEWS
Aug 24, 2021
collection

eye 66,527

Built on a modified version of Valve's Source engine, Garry's Mod (or GMod for short) is a physics sandbox game. One of the great strengths of Garry's Mod is that it is incredibly modder-friendly. This has lead to a thriving community that is always coming up with new addons and gamemodes for everyone to enjoy.
CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Game Press Kits
CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Game Press Kits
collection
721
ITEMS
78,086
VIEWS
Aug 22, 2021
collection

eye 78,086

A collection of CDs and DVDs (as well as some accompanying files and texts) provided by game companies for the purposes of press attention. This includes collections of game asset images, screenshots, and descriptions into a CD or DVD. These are not to be confused with game press versions, where a demo or playable game is provided for review and preview; these items only give media for the use of articles.
CD-ROM Movie Press Kits
CD-ROM Movie Press Kits
collection
259
ITEMS
18,861
VIEWS
Aug 22, 2021
collection

eye 18,861

CD-ROM-based press and information kits for a variety of media projects and movies. A staple of 1990s movies, these include clips, writings and photographs for use by online sites as well as newspapers.
Pokemon Fangames Collection
Pokemon Fangames Collection
collection
107
ITEMS
6,593
VIEWS
Aug 12, 2021
collection

eye 6,593

Pokemon games created by Fans for Fans.
DOS/V Power Report Cover Discs
DOS/V Power Report Cover Discs
collection
100
ITEMS
15,591
VIEWS
Aug 9, 2021
collection

eye 15,591

DOS/V Power Report is a Japanese PC magazine originally published monthly since 1996, and then quarterly since 2019. For several years, the magazine included one or two CD or DVD discs with each issue, containing a variety of mostly Japanese-language programs, games, and multimedia, several of which were compiled from the internet.
Software Library: ZX81 Applications
Software Library: ZX81 Applications
collection
155
ITEMS
3,852
VIEWS
Aug 9, 2021
collection

eye 3,852

Software Library: ZX81 Applications
Software Library: ZX81 Games
Software Library: ZX81 Games
collection
940
ITEMS
23,749
VIEWS
Aug 9, 2021
collection

eye 23,749

Software Library: ZX81 Games
Software Library: Timex Sinclair ZX81
Software Library: Timex Sinclair ZX81
collection
1,098
ITEMS
29,812
VIEWS
Aug 9, 2021
collection

eye 29,812

Software Library: Timex Sinclair ZX81
The Mahjong Parlor
The Mahjong Parlor
collection
256
ITEMS
6,209
VIEWS
Jun 2, 2021
collection

eye 6,209

A collection of emulated video game based around the genre of Mahjong. Mahjong or mah-jongg is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in parts of China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia). The game and its regional variants are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asia and have also become popular in Western...
Jun 2, 2021
collection

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Collection of game engines, frameworks, and middleware for video game development that are available under a free and open-source software license that don't rely on proprietary software.
Topics: Open-Source Software, Free Software
The Jackpot Lounge
The Jackpot Lounge
collection
554
ITEMS
6,181
VIEWS
May 29, 2021
collection

eye 6,181

A collection of slot machines, poker machines, and fruit machines themed around games of chance. All are emulated in the browser, and representing historical gambling machines that have existed. For amusement only.
open-archaeo
collection
365
ITEMS
6,320
VIEWS
May 27, 2021
collection

eye 6,320

Archive of open-archaeo, a list of open source archaeological software and resources.
Topics: Archaeology, open source, research software, digital archaeology
The Homebrew Cloud
The Homebrew Cloud
collection
120
ITEMS
12,183
VIEWS
May 12, 2021
collection

eye 12,183

This is the official Homebrew.cloud Collection.
CDI Press Discs and Prototypes
CDI Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
24
ITEMS
3,447
VIEWS
Apr 17, 2021
collection

eye 3,447

From an anonymous donor, this collection of disc images were provided to press outlets for use in reviewing CD-I games and titles. As lead time (time between finishing layout and printing) could be as much as 30 or 60 days, developers often would have to send press versions of the games that were not quite ready. These are a selection of those discs.
Saturn Press Discs and Prototypes
Saturn Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
84
ITEMS
11,620
VIEWS
Apr 17, 2021
collection

eye 11,620

From an anonymous donor, this collection of disc images were provided to press outlets for use in reviewing Sega Saturn games and titles. As lead time (time between finishing layout and printing) could be as much as 30 or 60 days, developers often would have to send press versions of the games that were not quite ready. These are a selection of those discs.
PS1 Press Discs and Prototypes
PS1 Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
372
ITEMS
81,496
VIEWS
Apr 17, 2021
collection

eye 81,496

From an anonymous donor, this collection of disc images were provided to press outlets for use in reviewing Playstation (PSX) games and titles. As lead time (time between finishing layout and printing) could be as much as 30 or 60 days, developers often would have to send press versions of the games that were not quite ready. These are a selection of those discs.
Software Library: C64: The Cracks
Software Library: C64: The Cracks
collection
26,035
ITEMS
876,717
VIEWS
Apr 16, 2021
collection

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This is a large-scale collection of cracked software for the Commodore 64: Usually containing title screens and animations by crackers, as well as modifications or cheat menus for the programs inside. They're included to allow easy access to all the variations of C64 software released, although other collections in the C64 Software Library are better focused.
Software Library: C64: Derbyshire Ram
Software Library: C64: Derbyshire Ram
collection
6,938
ITEMS
183,644
VIEWS
Apr 15, 2021
collection

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 Barry Joynes  aka “Derbyshire Ram” was one of the greatest and appreciated crackers on the c64 scene from the early days of the c64 commercial games , additionly  he had many contacts worldwide , and considered Indisputably a real pioneer as a cracker , he gained a large comminuty of fans and mates who admire his work and his awesome personality. 
Software Library: C64: Diskmags (Commercial)
Software Library: C64: Diskmags (Commercial)
collection
2,591
ITEMS
107,978
VIEWS
Apr 14, 2021
collection

eye 107,978

Commerically-released Commodore 64 disk magazines.
Software Library: C64: Cover Discs
Software Library: C64: Cover Discs
collection
64
ITEMS
2,692
VIEWS
Apr 13, 2021
collection

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Cover discs from Commodore 64 Products (Magazines and Self-Released)