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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
6,627
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 2.8M

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
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
collection
3,949
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
by Various
collection

eye 1.2M

CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection
collection
223
ITEMS
295,995
VIEWS
by Walnut Creek
collection

eye 295,995

Walnut Creek CDROM (of Walnut Creek, California) was an early provider of freeware, shareware and free software on CD-ROMs. The company was founded in August 1991 by Bob Bruce and was one of the first commercial distributors of free software on CD-ROMs. The company produced hundreds of titles on CD-ROMs, and ran the busiest FTP site on the Internet, ftp.cdrom.com, for many years. The CD-ROMs in this collection were imaged from original Walnut Creek CDs.
FreeBSD CD-ROM Media Collection
FreeBSD CD-ROM Media Collection
collection
109
ITEMS
15,385
VIEWS
collection

eye 15,385

Collection of FreeBSD Installation media, primarily from Walnut Creek CD-ROM. Contains installation programs, data files, optional installation files, instructions, and other support data related to the FreeBSD Operating system.
GameStar CD-ROM CoverDiscs
GameStar CD-ROM CoverDiscs
collection
1
ITEMS
48,001
VIEWS
collection

eye 48,001

GameStar is a monthly released PC computer game magazine, published by the IDG Entertainment Media GmbH in Germany. In 2008 it had an average monthly circulation of 250,000 copies and is therefore the best sold PC computer game magazine in Europe. It is also being published in Hungary, the Czech Republic and China. IDG started it also in Italy, Poland and the USA?but those issues have folded after a few months, although the corresponding web sites still exist. The US version was, quite...
PC Action CD-ROM Cover Discs
PC Action CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
69
ITEMS
54,260
VIEWS
collection

eye 54,260

Die PC Action (kurz PCA) war ein deutsches PC-Spiele-Magazin, herausgegeben von der Computec Media AG in Fürth. Die PC Action erschien monatlich, normalerweise am zweiten Mittwoch jeden Monats, und hatte pro Ausgabe etwa 150 Seiten, abhängig vor allem von der Anzahl aktuell erscheinender Spiele. Die Zeitschrift hatte einen humoristischen Einschlag. Mit der Ausgabe 01/2013 stellte Computec Media die Zeitschrift ein.
MOCAGH.ORG: Mindscape
MOCAGH.ORG: Mindscape
collection
1
ITEMS
452
VIEWS
collection

eye 452

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Mindscape
MOCAGH.ORG: Epyx
MOCAGH.ORG: Epyx
collection
52
ITEMS
7,720
VIEWS
collection

eye 7,720

Epyx, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The company was founded as Automated Simulations by Jim Connelley and Jon Freeman, originally using Epyx as a brand name for action-oriented games before renaming the company to match in 1983. Epyx published a long series of \\
The Games Machine Magazine (CD and DVDs)
The Games Machine Magazine (CD and DVDs)
collection
58
ITEMS
153,852
VIEWS
collection

eye 153,852

The Games Machine, also known by the acronym TGM, is an Italian Video game magazine. The magazine features previews, reviews, and cheat codes for computer games. Launched in September 1988 as the Italian edition of the British magazine The Games Machine by the Milan-based publishing company Xenia Edizioni. The publishing of the Italian edition has continued also after the close of the British edition, The Games Machine became one of the most popular video games magazine in Italy. In November...
Score Magazine CD-ROM
Score Magazine CD-ROM
collection
14
ITEMS
15,618
VIEWS
collection

eye 15,618

A collection of CD-ROM based magazine issues.
MOCAGH.ORG: Adventure International
MOCAGH.ORG: Adventure International
collection
1
ITEMS
266
VIEWS
collection

eye 266

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Adventure International
MOCAGH.ORG: Electronic Arts
MOCAGH.ORG: Electronic Arts
collection
15
ITEMS
2,416
VIEWS
collection

eye 2,416

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Electronic Arts
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom
collection
20
ITEMS
3,327
VIEWS
collection

eye 3,327

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Infocom
MOCAGH.ORG: Rainbird Software
MOCAGH.ORG: Rainbird Software
collection
8
ITEMS
1,079
VIEWS
collection

eye 1,079

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Rainbird Software
MOCAGH.ORG: TI 99/4a
MOCAGH.ORG: TI 99/4a
collection
1
ITEMS
441
VIEWS
collection

eye 441

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: TI 99/4a
MOCAGH.ORG: Spinnaker Software
MOCAGH.ORG: Spinnaker Software
collection
2
ITEMS
225
VIEWS
collection

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Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Spinnaker
IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs
IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
98
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection

eye 1.1M

A collection of IBM PC CD-ROM Based Software, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
PC Joker Cover CD-ROM
PC Joker Cover CD-ROM
collection
9
ITEMS
15,173
VIEWS
collection

eye 15,173

Der PC Joker war die erste Computerspiele-Zeitschrift für IBM-PC-kompatible Computer, die wie der Amiga Joker im Joker-Verlag erschien. Der Verlag hatte seinen Sitz in Haar (bei München). Herausgeber des PC Joker waren Michael Labiner und seine damalige Ehefrau Brigitta Labiner. Zu den bekanntesten Redakteuren des Magazins gehörten Carsten Borgmeier und Richard Löwenstein. Weitere bekannte Redakteure des PC Joker waren unter anderem Markus Ziegler, Michael Trier, Dieter Marchsreiter,...
PC Online Cover Discs
PC Online Cover Discs
collection
11
ITEMS
5,509
VIEWS
collection

eye 5,509

Cover CD-ROM and DVD-ROMs from PC Online Magazine.
MOCAGH.ORG: Legend Entertainment
MOCAGH.ORG: Legend Entertainment
collection
0
ITEMS
711
VIEWS
collection

eye 711

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Legend
Shareware CD-ROMs
Shareware CD-ROMs
collection
3,333
ITEMS
11.7M
VIEWS
collection

eye 11.7M

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...
Topics: Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, sysop, RBBS software
Secret Service Magazine Coverdiscs
Secret Service Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
35
ITEMS
15,166
VIEWS
collection

eye 15,166

CD-ROMs from the Polish Computer Magazine "Secret Service".
The DOOM Level CD Collection
The DOOM Level CD Collection
collection
88
ITEMS
8M
VIEWS
collection

eye 8M

"Doom WAD is the default format of package files for the video game Doom or its sequel Doom II, that contain sprites, levels, and game data. WAD stands for "Where's All the Data?" Immediately after its release in 1993, Doom attracted a sizeable following of players who created their own mods for WAD files—packages containing levels, graphics and other game data—and played a vital part in spawning the mod-making culture which is now commonplace for first-person shooters....
Power Play CD-ROM Cover Discs
Power Play CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
62
ITEMS
33,387
VIEWS
collection

eye 33,387

Cover CD-ROMs from Power Play Magazine.
MOCAGH.ORG: Mastertronic
MOCAGH.ORG: Mastertronic
collection
1
ITEMS
141
VIEWS
collection

eye 141

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Mastertronic
MOCAGH.ORG: Colecovision Adam
MOCAGH.ORG: Colecovision Adam
collection
0
ITEMS
620
VIEWS
collection

eye 620

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Coleco ADAM
MOCAGH.ORG: Lucasfilm
MOCAGH.ORG: Lucasfilm
collection
1
ITEMS
380
VIEWS
collection

eye 380

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Lucasfilm
MOCAGH.ORG: Acornsoft
MOCAGH.ORG: Acornsoft
collection
3
ITEMS
307
VIEWS
collection

eye 307

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Acornsoft
MacAddict Coverdiscs
MacAddict Coverdiscs
collection
149
ITEMS
87,213
VIEWS
collection

eye 87,213

MacAddict was the first North American magazine focused on the Macintosh to include a CD-ROM with every issue. MacAddict's discs included shareware and demo programs, but also came with other added features, such as staff videos and previews of content inside the magazine's hard copy. The MacAddict website was updated daily with news relevant to Apple products. MacAddict also had a mascot, a stick-figure named Max. In February 2007, MacAddict was relaunched as MacLife.
Linux Distributions
Linux Distributions
collection
782
ITEMS
2.1M
VIEWS
collection

eye 2.1M

The Linux Distribution Archive is a growing collection of media for the installation of Linux on various systems from the past 20 years. Since its formation in the early 1990s, the open source nature of Linux has ensured great variation in the release of distributions, including variations on floppy disk, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and online-only.
Inside MultiMedia CD-ROM
Inside MultiMedia CD-ROM
collection
23
ITEMS
18,774
VIEWS
collection

eye 18,774

Inside Multi-Media is a collection of CD-ROMs released by Tronic-Verlag (German) through the 1990s. Containing music, graphics, and design software, multiple CD-ROMs were released over years.
Linux Format Magazine DVD-ROMs
Linux Format Magazine DVD-ROMs
collection
26
ITEMS
71,516
VIEWS
collection

eye 71,516

Linux Format was the UK's first Linux-specific magazine, and is currently the best-selling Linux title in the UK. It is also exported to many countries worldwide. It is published by Future Publishing (which produces PC Plus, .net and many other computer magazines). Linux Format is commonly abbreviated to LXF, and issues are referred to with LXF as a prefix followed by the issue number (for example LXF102 refers to the 102nd issue). Articles within Linux Format are well established, regularly...
Computer Buyer Magazine Coverdiscs
Computer Buyer Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
40
ITEMS
35,054
VIEWS
collection

eye 35,054

Cover CD-ROMs from the UK magazine Computer Buyer, which ceased publication in 2009.
Topic: coverdiscs
PC Spiel CD-ROM Cover Discs
PC Spiel CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
22
ITEMS
24,496
VIEWS
collection

eye 24,496

A collection of cover CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs from PC Spiel Magazine, a German-language computer magazine published in the 1990s.
Team 17 Archives
Team 17 Archives
collection
12
ITEMS
8,857
VIEWS
collection

eye 8,857

This historic data was salvaged and uploaded by Perifractic's Retro Recipes with the consent of Team17 Group PLC. Your support is appreciated:  http://patreon.com/perifractic This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit  http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. Enjoy the trip...
Amiga Dream Cover CDs (French)
Amiga Dream Cover CDs (French)
collection
20
ITEMS
8,780
VIEWS
collection

eye 8,780

Amiga Dream est la première publication du groupe Posse Press (également éditeur de PC Team). Elle a été créée à l'époque par Romain Canonge, ancien journaliste d'Amiga Revue, Francis Poulain, ancien membre du service technique de Commodore France et Christine Robert, ancienne rédactrice en chef d'Amiga Revue. Le premier numéro est sorti en novembre 1993 simultanément à l'arrivée en France de l'Amiga CD32, troisième console de la firme Commodore International après le C64GS et...
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
262
ITEMS
515,241
VIEWS
collection

eye 515,241

A collection of CD-ROMs for the Commodore Amiga/CD32/CDTV, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Topic: Commodore Amiga
Fun Online CD-ROM Coverdiscs
Fun Online CD-ROM Coverdiscs
collection
12
ITEMS
10,671
VIEWS
collection

eye 10,671

Fun Online is a series of German-language CD-ROMs.
Riki Cover CD-ROM and Floppies
Riki Cover CD-ROM and Floppies
collection
20
ITEMS
4,843
VIEWS
collection

eye 4,843

Riki is a Polish computer magazine which included cover CD-ROMs (and floppy disks) through their years of publication.
MOCAGH.ORG: Datasoft
MOCAGH.ORG: Datasoft
collection
4
ITEMS
664
VIEWS
collection

eye 664

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Datasoft
NET Power CD-ROM
NET Power CD-ROM
collection
23
ITEMS
11,905
VIEWS
collection

eye 11,905

A collection of CD-ROMs from NET Power magazine.
CU Amiga Magazine Coverdiscs
CU Amiga Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
0
ITEMS
50,563
VIEWS
collection

eye 50,563

Cover CD-ROMs from CU Amiga magazine.
Topic: Amiga software
MOCAGH.ORG: Questbusters
MOCAGH.ORG: Questbusters
collection
7
ITEMS
1,245
VIEWS
collection

eye 1,245

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Questbusters
MOCAGH.ORG: Sierra On-Line and On-Line Systems
MOCAGH.ORG: Sierra On-Line and On-Line Systems
collection
16
ITEMS
2,143
VIEWS
collection

eye 2,143

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Sierra On-Line
MOCAGH.ORG: Sir-Tech Software
MOCAGH.ORG: Sir-Tech Software
collection
15
ITEMS
1,907
VIEWS
collection

eye 1,907

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Sir-Tech Software
MOCAGH.ORG: Zenobi Software
MOCAGH.ORG: Zenobi Software
collection
7
ITEMS
666
VIEWS
collection

eye 666

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Zenobi
Chip CD-ROM Collection (Various Languages)
Chip CD-ROM Collection (Various Languages)
collection
137
ITEMS
16,280
VIEWS
collection

eye 16,280

A collection of various language cover CD-ROMs containing shareware and programs.
Linux Magazine CD-ROM Collection
Linux Magazine CD-ROM Collection
collection
2
ITEMS
9,059
VIEWS
collection

eye 9,059

Linux Pro Magazine keeps the emphasis on real-life, practical techniques, which has helped make it one of the fastest growing Linux magazines worldwide. Linux Magazine (ISSN 1471-5678, aka Linux Magazine International; North America: Linux Pro Magazine, ISSN 1752-9050; German: Linux-Magazin, ISSN 1432-640X) is an international professional journal. It addresses itself to readers who work professionally with operating systems based around the Linux kernel. Linux Magazine is published by the...
Computer Gaming World Coverdiscs
Computer Gaming World Coverdiscs
collection
46
ITEMS
25,650
VIEWS
collection

eye 25,650

A collection of Cover CD-ROMs from Computer Gaming World magazine.
MOCAGH.ORG: Radio Shack
MOCAGH.ORG: Radio Shack
collection
1
ITEMS
280
VIEWS
collection

eye 280

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Radio Shack
Exploded CD-ROMs
Exploded CD-ROMs
collection
31
ITEMS
169,268
VIEWS
collection

eye 169,268

"Exploded" CD-ROMs are CD-ROM images that have been gone through and remixed into modern playable materials, like texts, audio, video and so on, in the Internet Archive's players.
MOCAGH.ORG: Activision
MOCAGH.ORG: Activision
collection
3
ITEMS
923
VIEWS
collection

eye 923

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Activision
MOCAGH.ORG: Miscellaneous
MOCAGH.ORG: Miscellaneous
collection
82
ITEMS
11,310
VIEWS
collection

eye 11,310

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Miscellaneous Game Companies
MOCAGH.ORG: Origin Systems
MOCAGH.ORG: Origin Systems
collection
20
ITEMS
2,751
VIEWS
collection

eye 2,751

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Origin Systems
VGMUSEUM.COM: Penguin Software
VGMUSEUM.COM: Penguin Software
collection
48
ITEMS
5,990
VIEWS
collection

eye 5,990

Penguin Software was a video game publisher from Geneva, Illinois that produced graphics software and games for the Apple II, Macintosh, IBM, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bit, and Atari ST computers. They are mostly known for their graphics programs Graphics Magician and Complete Graphics System, graphic adventure games such as the Transylvania series, arcade-style games like Spy's Demise, and role-playing video games such as Xyphus. The company was founded in 1978 by Mark Pelczarski but...
MOCAGH.ORG: SSI
MOCAGH.ORG: SSI
collection
21
ITEMS
3,425
VIEWS
collection

eye 3,425

Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) was a video game developer and publisher with over 100 titles to its credit since its founding in 1979. The company was especially noted for its numerous wargames, its official computer game adaptations of Dungeons & Dragons, and for the groundbreaking Panzer General series.
The Gambler Magazine Cover CD-ROM Collection
The Gambler Magazine Cover CD-ROM Collection
collection
53
ITEMS
29,093
VIEWS
collection

eye 29,093

Gambler Magazine is a polish-language technology magazine with cover CD-ROMs. This is a collection of images of these CD-ROMs.
Powerdrive CD
Powerdrive CD
collection
19
ITEMS
12,220
VIEWS
collection

eye 12,220

Cover CD-ROMs from Power Drive Magazine.
Puppy Linux
Puppy Linux
collection
601
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection

eye 1.1M

Puppy Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use. The entire system can be run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started.
Topic: linux
Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs
Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
141
ITEMS
126,316
VIEWS
collection

eye 126,316

Cover CD-ROMs from Amiga Format magazine.
Aminet CD Archive
Aminet CD Archive
collection
109
ITEMS
109,069
VIEWS
collection

eye 109,069

CD-ROMs released 1993-2002 containing uploads to the Aminet, an Amiga software collection brought to the world in 1992 by Urban Müller that became the largest of its kind in the world.
Topic: Amiga software
Interactive Entertainment
Interactive Entertainment
collection
14
ITEMS
27,384
VIEWS
collection

eye 27,384

IE Interactive Entertainment was a multimedia CD ROM magazine founded by Yale Brozen with Steve Scivally. After the first prototype issue zero, the first issue was released May, 1994. The CD magazine went on for about 25 or so issues. The CD's had previews, reviews, tips, etc, all in video/voice format. Many of the reviewers were pretty funny, and had some good banter back and forth, especially in the reviews when they disagreed. Near the end the CD Magazine was merged with Computer Games...
MOCAGH.ORG: Commodore Business Machines
MOCAGH.ORG: Commodore Business Machines
collection
0
ITEMS
578
VIEWS
collection

eye 578

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Commodore Business Machines
Wayzata CD-ROM Collection
Wayzata CD-ROM Collection
collection
86
ITEMS
23,433
VIEWS
collection

eye 23,433

Wayzata CD-ROM was one of the earliest publishers of CD-ROM software, primarily for Macintosh but also for the general ISO-9660 compatible platforms. After producing a flurry of products, the company went out of business in 1996.
MOCAGH.ORG: Br0derbund
MOCAGH.ORG: Br0derbund
collection
4
ITEMS
603
VIEWS
collection

eye 603

Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Broderbund
PC Format Coverdiscs
collection
106
ITEMS
56,862
VIEWS
collection

eye 56,862

Coverdiscs for PC Format magazine by Future Publishing.
PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection
PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection
collection
308
ITEMS
312,189
VIEWS
collection

eye 312,189

PC Gamer is a magazine founded in Britain in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc. The magazine has several regional editions, with the UK and US editions becoming the best selling PC games magazines in their respective countries.[1][2] The magazine features news on developments in the video game industry, previews of new games, and reviews of the latest popular PC games, along with other features relating to hardware, mods, "classic" games and various other...