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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 shareware ...



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Shareware/Freeware compilation of over 100 arcade-styled games and clones of arcade classics. The built in game browser allows the user to retrieve informations such description, full-version pricing, rating, etc. The CD came in a booklet that besides the instruction also tellss the history of gaming on computer, arcades and consoles from 1972 - 1990 with historic facts of each year. Games run on DOS (from version 5.0), Windows 3.1x and 95. Some DOS game require a synthesizer sound card for...
Topics: NITRO, Data Becker, Shareware, Freeware, CD, Windows, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, MS-DOS, DOS,...
(2010) 1008 logiciels Freeware-Shareware Win2K-XP-Vista - Multilingual
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(2011) 1754 Win2k-XP-Vista Utilitaires
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file and run the executable. All games run directly from the CD, there's no need to install anything. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
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Topics: Windows, Game, Shareware
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file and run the executable. All games run directly from the CD, there's no need to install anything. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
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Topics: Windows, Game, Shareware
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Tested in 32-bit Windows 10 with DirectX9 installed. Instructions: mount the ISO file and run the executable named "browser.exe" if that does not work run the games manually. All games run directly from the CD, there's no need to install anything. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
Topics: Digerati, Windows, Game, Shareware, Flash
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file and run the executable. All games run directly from the CD, there's no need to install anything. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
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Topics: Windows, Game, Shareware
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file and run the executable. Some games are demos. Some run directly from the CD, others might need installation, require DOSBox, DirectX 7.0 or greater, and/or even use MIDI. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
Topics: Windows, Game, Shareware
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Tested in 32-bit WINE set to Windows 98 with DirectX9 installed via winetricks. Instructions: mount the ISO file and run the executable. Some games are demos. Some run directly from the CD, others might need installation, require DOSBox, DirectX 7.0 or greater, and/or even use MIDI. Not all games are guaranteed to work.
Topics: Windows, Game, Shareware
1-57176-096-2 Font Garden, Oct 1995 Walnut Creek Mac PC 1995 Font Garden.iso
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78223 10 Tons of Games - Mega Collection 1 (USA) SHA-1 bd3467a142666aaa41ca674a43113c8180b8287e
Topics: Redump, IBM PC Compatible
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Global Star Software
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A compilation of shareware / demo games for Windows 9x.
Topics: shareware, demo, games, Windows 95, Windows 98
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Global Star Software
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Expert Software
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An awesome collection of games made just for kids
Topic: shareware
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100 Great Games for Windows 98
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Topics: Shareware, Shareware CD-ROM
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100 Great Games for Windows95
Shareware CD-ROMs
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100 Shareware Action Arcade Games for Windows95+ (GlobalStar)(Eng)
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Shareware CD-ROMs
by Softkey
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100 Smash Win 95 Games. An exciting collection of everyone's favorite games for Windows 95. Full-version games: Bones, Champion Chess, Comet Busters, Craps, Oracle of Runes, Quomino, Slay, Smoke 'Em Poker and MORE! Shareware Games: Acey Deucy, Big 8 Solitaire, Chinese Solitaire, Crazy Gravity, Cribbage, CyberDice, Dominion, Dominoes for Windows, Fortune Raiders, Mega Slots for Windows, Patolli, Pinball, Poker Challenge, Poker Squares, Pro Backgammon, Quarry, Race Track, Ringjongg, Rummy 500,...
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Topics: CD-ROM, Softkey, Windows-95
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by COSMI Corporation
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Topic: Windows software
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A collection of freeware and shareware programs and games for Palm OS devices.
Topic: Palm Pilot, Shareware Collections
Shareware CD-ROMs
by BeachWare
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A collection of over 1000 Shareware and Public Domain games.
Topic: Macintosh games
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Shareware CD-ROMs
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( 1 reviews )
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1001 Games and More (ValuSoft) (1997)
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The DOOM Level CD Collection
by Wicked Sensations
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Topics: video games, DOOM, first-person shooter
Shareware CD-ROMs
by NETertainment, Inc
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Notable games include: Tomb Raider (DOS) Virtual Pool The Lost Vikings
Topic: 101 Games from 1997
Shareware CD-ROMs
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101 PC Games Volume 1 (Future Publishing) DVD-ROM (2002).
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101 PC Games Volume 2 from Future Publishing.
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Cosmi Software
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CD-ROM collection of images in .WMF, .PCX, .TIF and .BMP format, with viewer tools for Windows 3.1/95.
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Topics: Windows 3.1 CD-ROM, Windows 95 CD-ROM
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Swift Jewel
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1500 Clip Art images FREE BONUS! Full Featured Drawing Program Inside This Package! Includes Flex-o-matic Clip Art.
Topics: archiveteam, clipart
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Topics: 17Bit, Amiga pd, coverdisks
Shareware CD-ROMs
by 17Bit
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This is 17Bit Phase Four disk.
Topics: 17Bit, Amiga pd, coverdisks
Shareware CD-ROMs
by 17Bit
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Topics: 17Bit, Amiga pd, coverdisks
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by 17Bit
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Topics: 17Bit, Amiga pd, coverdisks
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1993 Aces Research Dr. Windows (UPC 765872322017) shareware
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1998 TravRoute Door-to-Door Disk 1 of 2 D2DINST2.iso
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1998 TravRoute Door-to-Door Disk 2 of 2 D2DDATA2.iso
1999 Scientific Learning Corporation CBT - Fast ForWord Demo.iso
Shareware CD-ROMs
by BetaCorp Technologies Inc.
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                     1st Canadian Shareware Disc                                Copyright Notice The 1st Canadian Shareware Disc is a CD-ROM database containing thousands of high-quality shareware programs and text files, with a special emphasis on Canadian content. BETACORP Technologies Inc. makes no claims of interest or ownership of any of the copyrighted shareware programs or files on the CD-ROM.   By purchasing the 1st Canadian Shareware Disc you have NOT...
Topics: Shareware, DOS, Windows 3.x
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2000 Mb Games Collection is a compilation of two demo CDs bundled together. This collection contains PC Games Greatest Hits 1994 and Pc Games Greatest Hits 1995/1. More than 250 game demos & shareware on these two discs.
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Topics: game demos, shareware, compilation
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Retro CDROM ISO
Topics: retro, cdrom, iso
2001 IRS Release 2000.2 Final 2000 CD-ROM Federal Tax Products 2000 2.iso
2002 USPS United States Postal Service Internet World Spring Invite IWS Invite.iso
2007 Austin Game Developers Conference - Keynote Collection
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201 Solid Gold Games CD-ROM from Cosmi and Swift Jewel.
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Mustang
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PD + shareware Games für MS DOS. 80% von CD spielbar! Action, Adventure, Brettspiele, Denkspiele, Jump&Run, Geschicklichkeit, Kartenspiele, Logik, Pacman, Simulation, Sportspiele, Strategie, Tetrisvarianten, UVM.
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Topic: MS-DOS games
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by Mustang
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PD + shareware Games für MS DOS und Windows Action, Adventure, Brettspiele, Geschicklichkeitsspiele, Kartenspiele, Logik-, Sonstige-, und Strategiespiele
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Topics: MS-DOS games, Windows games
Shareware CD-ROMs
by BDG Publishing Inc
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22,000 Animated Gifs. 22,000 Animated Gifs Cover More than 400 Categories These Exciting Active Images Keep Your Web Pages Stand Out from Others Tons of New Animations You Have Never Seen Before Royalty Free Usage Windows, Mac and Linux Compatible
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Topics: archiveteam, shareware, gifs
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by Softkey Multimedia
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25 Education Games. Titanium Seal. The Top 1% Award.
Topics: shareware, education, archiveteam
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25 Elementary Education Programs (1995)
Topics: educational, shareware
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25 Mega Hit Games (Micro Star) (1996)
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A shovelware disc image, containing shareware, freeware, public domain games, and demos for MS DOS and Windows 95. Includes disc label scan.
Topics: shovelware, games
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Expert Software
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Featuring Mortal Kombat 2, Doom, The Dig, and more! Version: 0869101 Version Number:1.0
Topic: shareware
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Powersource Multimedia U.S.A.
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A collection of many shareware/freeware True Type Fonts from early 1995. Collected by "Powersource Multimedia U.S.A."
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Topics: fonts, shareware
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300 Arcade Games (COSMI) (2000)
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Shareware CD-ROMs
by Swift Jewel
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3000 Customatic Clip Art. The Most Complete Clip Art Program Available!
Topics: archiveteam, shareware, clipart
The DOOM Level CD Collection
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"3D Game Alchemy for Doom, Doom II, Heretic, and Hexen" was the title for the second edition of the book "Tricks of the Doom Programming Gurus", both thick volumes on how to create your own levels and resources for the computer games Doom, Doom 2, Heretic and Hexen. The cover-mount CD was predominantly a collection of existing third-party resources for the games, created and distributed on BBS systems and collated for the book collection.
Topics: shareware, doom, heretic, hexen
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3D Graphics Programming for Windows 95 (Microsoft) (1996)
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by Weird Science Ltd. & PDSoft
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3D render images in BMP and IFF-ILBM format.
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Topic: Amiga CD-ROM
Shareware CD-ROMs
by CD Factory
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A huge collection of new great levels for some of the best 3D games ever made. It has new levels for Doom 2, Duke Nukem 3D, Descent 2, Warcraft 2 and Command & Conquer. There's also a user friendly menu system.
Topics: MS-DOS games, DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D, Descent 2, WarCraft II, Command & Conquer
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by 3D Realms
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Duke Nukem 3D Disk (Shareware Version)
Topics: 3D Realms, Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem 3D, shareware CD, shareware, demo
Shareware CD-ROMs
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Retro CDROM ISO
Topics: retro, cdrom, iso
The DOOM Level CD Collection
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Shareware CD-ROMs
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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From "readme.txt": About this CD-rom: Shareware: Most of the software on this disc is shareware which means that you are free to use the software for a limited time or under certain conditions. Please see each softwares documentation for conditions of usage.   How to use: Most of the software on this disc is in a compressed format. To use the software you need to copy itïs file(s) to your hard disk and decompress it. The files for decompression can be found in the comp directory of...
Topics: PC CD-ROM, Shareware, MS-DOS, Windows 3.1
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by Prism Leisure Corporation PLC
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Shareware CD-ROM published by Prism Leisure in 1996. Cat no.: RU611 EAN: 5014293057240 Contains: Gunship v5 (MicroProse Software) Dangerous Dave (John Romero / Softdisk) Gravity Wars (Sohrab Ismail-Beigi) Quinta v1.0 (Lester Penner) Robots from Hell (William R. Voss) Squarez Deluxe v1.0 (Software Creations) Wacky Wheels v1.1 (Beavis Soft)
Topics: shareware, freeware, dos games, games, compilation
Shareware CD-ROMs
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old (1995-2003) software CDs from Polygon Prizrakov forum с форума Полигон Призраков
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Topics: Полигон призраков, vintage, DOS, Windows 95, shareware
500 Fonts 11704 CD (Media Graphics International) (1997)
Shareware CD-ROMs
by Expert Software
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"Obsessed with games? Here's one game collection that's bulging at the seams with fun! Enjoy all kinds of games, from Mind Games to Adventure Games, to Kids Games, to Casino Games to Strategy Games! An easy-to-use interface lets you select the category and game you want, saving you time and valuable hard drive space. This is no place for wimps -- when it's gaming fun you want, this collection goes to extremes! Take your pick from 500 of the most exciting software games available! You may...
Topics: shareware games, CD-ROM, Expert Software, MS-DOS games, Windows 3.1 games, Windows 95 games
Shareware CD-ROMs
by NMV - Nova Media Verlag
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Some hundred black/white bitmap files with a couple "clip arts" each. Also some shareware tools and games thrown in for good measure
Topics: CD, Clipart
Shareware CD-ROMs
by TF1 Multimedia, Anuman Interactive
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A collection of 6000 sharewares on 5 CDs.
Topic: shareware
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Capture The Flag 3 Point Basketball Fintris Jazz Jackrabbit Commander Keen 4 Secret of The Oracle Fuzzy's World Space Golf Dr. Riptide Red Hook's Revenge Register Software Color Wizard Dinosaurs 1 of 12 in the Game Pack series
Topics: game pack 1, 8+1 Entertainment Pack
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Arcy 2 Boppin Casino Black Jack Electronoid Jet Pack Rollin Teen Agent Wolfenstein 3D Registered Software Gate World A collection of arcade style games, a card game, adventure, 3D first person shooter, and a platforming game.
Topics: game pack 11, 8+1 Entertainment
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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure The Forbidden Planet Crazy Shuffle Kids Trivia Magic Crayon Math Rescue Sea School VGA Jigsaw Word Rescue Registered Software  Billy The Kid Returns Game Pack 3 contains a majority of children games.
Topics: game pack 3, 8+1 Entertainment Pack