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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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Archive CD Software
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2
ITEMS
1,993
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Topic: archive cd software
Bus Simulator Indonesia Mods and Models
Bus Simulator Indonesia Mods and Models
collection
415
ITEMS
17,422
VIEWS
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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.
CD-ROM User Contributions
CD-ROM User Contributions
collection
141
ITEMS
374,530
VIEWS
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A collection of automatically matched CD-ROM (as well as general disc image) items that are awaiting sorting into other relevant subcollections.
CDI Press Discs and Prototypes
CDI Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
24
ITEMS
3,414
VIEWS
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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.
COVID-19 Apps
COVID-19 Apps
collection
257
ITEMS
2,845
VIEWS
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COVID-19 Apps
Topics: coronavirus, covid-19, apps
Classic PC Games
Classic PC Games
collection
15,811
ITEMS
16.9M
VIEWS
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Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available in this collection consist primarily of PC demos, freeware, and shareware. These files are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems.  Where possible online play is enabled to enjoy the game directly in your browser. New files are added to this collection on a regular basis. Specific news regarding major updates...
Topics: PC Games, Vintage computer games, Windows games, DOS games
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
Computers on Tape (Not Computer Tapes)
collection
257
ITEMS
48,154
VIEWS
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A collection of the documentation, images, and digitized tapes related to a family of machines that provided electronic entertainment primarily based off audio and video tape. This includes the Tiger 2-XL, a tape machine with a robot personality, as well as Tele-Story and other related systems. This approach fell by the wayside with more and more inexpensive solid-state and digital products.
Dwarf Fortress archive
Dwarf Fortress archive
collection
165
ITEMS
2,221
VIEWS
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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
Github Mirror by Narabot
Github Mirror by Narabot
collection
31,039
ITEMS
4.9M
VIEWS
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A collection of github projects and software automatically acquired by Narabot.
Google Play Android Apps
Google Play Android Apps
collection
461,828
ITEMS
372
VIEWS
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Google Play , formerly Android Market, is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit and published through Google.  ( Wikipedia )
Topics: google play, android, mobile apps
Kodi Archive and Support File Collection
Kodi Archive and Support File Collection
collection
45,243
ITEMS
310.8M
VIEWS
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Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage...
Kryoflux Fluxes
Kryoflux Fluxes
collection
346
ITEMS
172,806
VIEWS
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Information and generated files related to the Kryoflux imaging system.
Linuxbrew Bottles Archive
Linuxbrew Bottles Archive
collection
3,506
ITEMS
32,263
VIEWS
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Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. It can also install software not packaged for your Linux distribution to your home directory without requiring sudo.
Macintosh Garden Collection
Macintosh Garden Collection
collection
342
ITEMS
55,113
VIEWS
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A 2018 mirror of the contents of The Macintosh Garden, a world-class Macintosh software retrospective archive.
Manic Miners software and levels
Manic Miners software and levels
collection
223
ITEMS
1,711
VIEWS
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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,...
Mature CD-ROMs
Mature CD-ROMs
collection
1,343
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
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CD-ROMs and DVDs of adult material, often digitized images or (very) short film clips. Popular for a short time in the era of the 1990s before DVD availability and lower costs of duplication ended the market.
MilkDrop Preset Collection
MilkDrop Preset Collection
collection
42,473
ITEMS
591,581
VIEWS
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MilkDrop is a hardware-accelerated music visualization plugin for Winamp, which was originally developed by Ryan Geiss in 2001. It uses DirectX and intelligent beat detection to render iterated images which blend seamlessly. MilkDrop uses a complex system of interpolation to transition between presets gradually through time, creating a constantly changing visual experience.
NASA 3D Resources
NASA 3D Resources
collection
94
ITEMS
17,171
VIEWS
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Here you'll find a growing collection of 3D models, textures, and images from inside NASA. All of these resources are free to download and use.
Operating System Software
Operating System Software
collection
2,601
ITEMS
3.1M
VIEWS
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Operating systems installation and maintenance media from a wide variety of sources.
Osu! Skins
Osu! Skins
collection
565
ITEMS
167,689
VIEWS
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The osu! skins collection is based on a love for the rhythm game and community associated with it. From anime, to memes, to aesthetically appealing layouts, this archive serves to preserve the many unique designs the game and community has had to offer since 2007.
Topics: osu, skin, skins
PS1 Press Discs and Prototypes
PS1 Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
372
ITEMS
81,258
VIEWS
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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.
PS2 Press Discs and Prototypes
PS2 Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
747
ITEMS
331,603
VIEWS
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From an anonymous donor, this collection of disc images were provided to press outlets for use in reviewing Playstation 2 (PS2) 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.
PlayStation (PSX) Homebrews
PlayStation (PSX) Homebrews
collection
497
ITEMS
14,661
VIEWS
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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
PlayStation 2 Homebrews
PlayStation 2 Homebrews
collection
233
ITEMS
29,301
VIEWS
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This collection seeks to gather all games and software created for the Sony PlayStation 2 by non-professional developers.
Topic: PS2 homebrew
PlayStation Portable Library: Homebrews
PlayStation Portable Library: Homebrews
collection
3,721
ITEMS
854,100
VIEWS
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This collection seeks to gather all games and software created for the PlayStation Portable by non-professional developers. Homebrew projects vary enormously in quality and scope - some are created by a single individual in a few days, while others are made by organized teams of amateurs over the arc of months, or even years. All these projects stand as a testament of the creative spirit of the PSP homebrew scene during its heyday in the mid- to late-2000s. Japanese keywords:...
Topics: software, softwarelibrary, playstation portable
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A very large collection of contributed ROM images, acquired by a large variety of methods and sources.
Saturn Press Discs and Prototypes
Saturn Press Discs and Prototypes
collection
84
ITEMS
11,565
VIEWS
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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.
by Various
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A collection of collections; scene notices and .NFO files, files that would accompany pirated or distributed files, often including information, instructions, or social notes.
Scratch File Software Collection
Scratch File Software Collection
collection
76
ITEMS
814
VIEWS
collection

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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
Software Clearance Bin
Software Clearance Bin
collection
14,094
ITEMS
9.9M
VIEWS
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Uploaded software from a variety of sources, indicating in some way it was once a professional product. They have not been vetted for accuracy and only general malware/virus checks. Items are added to this collection automatically.
Software History Collection
Software History Collection
collection
5,972
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
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This collection consists of historical materials (often texts or writings) around the creation of software. In general, applications and code are not here but located elsewhere.
Software Sites Collection
Software Sites Collection
collection
32,443
ITEMS
11.6M
VIEWS
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Software Sites are collections of software available on websites over the last few decades that were mirrored at the Archive and then left in a dormant state. While the data on them is still valid, it is likely that many of the still-maintained files will have much more prominent versions, which will have bugfixes and other important updates.
Software Workbench: C64
Software Workbench: C64
collection
806
ITEMS
87,169
VIEWS
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Emulated Commodore 64 disks that did not boot somewhere useful and should be looked at or taken out of circulation completely.
Suomipelit.com files
Suomipelit.com files
collection
240
ITEMS
3,076
VIEWS
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Suomipelit.com (2001-2010) was a news site for Finnish video games. It reported on Finnish game industry news with an admiration of a true fan site. This collection hosts the file archive of said site, consisting of Finnish shareware and freeware games as well as some updates for commercial titles. Title and creator metadata has been programmatically collected from the file_id.diz files inside the zip archives.
Topics: video games, finnish, fan sites, suomipelit
Team 17 Archives
Team 17 Archives
collection
12
ITEMS
8,795
VIEWS
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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...
The Dataset Collection
The Dataset Collection
collection
9,021
ITEMS
818,744
VIEWS
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The Dataset Collection consists of large data archives from both sites and individuals.
The Emulation Station
The Emulation Station
collection
39,549
ITEMS
5.5M
VIEWS
collection

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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.
The Ephemeral Software Collection
The Ephemeral Software Collection
collection
486
ITEMS
9,170
VIEWS
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A  collection of software worlds by Leonard Richardson. His description of the project: ESC: the Ephemeral Software Collection As the Minecraft Archive Project grew, I started getting data from sites like CurseForge and GitHub which contain both Minecraft and non-Minecraft stuff. I started the Ephemeral Software Collection to hold the non-Minecraft stuff. Before long, the ESC became larger than the Minecraft Archive Project that spawned it—over four terabytes as of February 2016. You...
The Good Old Days IBM PC Floppy Collection
The Good Old Days IBM PC Floppy Collection
collection
3,535
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
by goodolddays.net
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Classic games (and some applications) preserved in their originally published format
Topics: IBM PC, Floppy Images
The Internet Scala Archive
The Internet Scala Archive
collection
61
ITEMS
990
VIEWS
collection

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A community-built archive of microtonal scales from around the world.
Topic: scalaformat
The Phone Software Archive
The Phone Software Archive
collection
118,583
ITEMS
450.3M
VIEWS
collection

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A collection of applications and programs for smartphones, including Android, Apple and... well, the others.
The Software Capsules Compilation
The Software Capsules Compilation
collection
7,015
ITEMS
43M
VIEWS
by Various
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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.
The Vintage Software Collection
The Vintage Software Collection
collection
163,790
ITEMS
196.6M
VIEWS
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The Vintage Software collection gathers various efforts by groups to classify, preserve, and provide historical software. These older programs, many of them running on defunct and rare hardware, are provided for purposes of study, education, and historical reference. 
Tor Project Archives
Tor Project Archives
collection
3,858
ITEMS
27,736
VIEWS
by The Tor Project
collection

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Archived versions of Tor Browser Bundle software and other Tor Project artifacts. This item is maintained by the Tor Project organization for historical interest and research use, not as a primary installation mechanism. Please visit  https://torproject.org/  to download and install Tor software.
Winamp Skins: Mature
Winamp Skins: Mature
collection
366
ITEMS
35,287
VIEWS
collection

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Winamp Skins: Modern Versions
Winamp Skins: Modern Versions
collection
955
ITEMS
37,687
VIEWS
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A collection of sets and collections of skins (replacement interfaces) for the long-lived computer audio program Winamp. This is the modern versions of winamp skins, which has additional settings.
Windows Desktop Themes
Windows Desktop Themes
collection
11,375
ITEMS
2.3M
VIEWS
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A collection of themes for Windows, including versions 3.1, 95, and others.
Wordpress Themes
Wordpress Themes
collection
310
ITEMS
38,457
VIEWS
collection

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A very large collection of themes for the blog software "Wordpress". Compatibility and completeness not guaranteed.