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Shareware CD-ROMs

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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1-57176-096-2 Font Garden, Oct 1995 Walnut Creek Mac PC 1995 Font Garden.iso
500 Fonts 11704 CD (Media Graphics International) (1997)
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______________________ _ ______\\ ________ //______ _ ........__\ __/_____........... : \ _____ |__ : :........\_____(../ ___/....ltk: fADING tWILIGHT /______( aRCHIVE - music from the atari scene - Dual Layer DVD edition 2012 [ no excerpts! ] _ _______ _______ _ //______[.tSCc.]_______\\ fading-twilight.atari.org
Topics: Atari ST, demoscene, computer music, MOD music, chiptunes
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Family Learning CD-ROM (Laser Magic) (1995)
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Fantasy clipart, 23 artists, including Boris Vallejo and H. R. Giger
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Topics: clipart, fantasy, sci-fi, Boris Vallejo, H.R. Giger, Anry, Barlowe, Edelfeldt, John Howe, Josh...
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by David Gerrold
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The CD accompanying the book "Fatal Distractions- 87 of the Very Best Ways to Get Beaten, Eaten, Maimed, and Mauled on Your PC" by David Gerrold.
Topics: shareware, archiveteam
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by Xetec
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http://fish.back2roots.org/ In the November 1985, shortly after the release of the Amiga 1000 and long before the internet, it was difficult for programmers and artists to distribute their work. It also was not easy to get hold of programs showing the fancy abilities of the upcoming Amiga platform. Software was mainly distributed by commercial sales and by a few bulletin board systems (BBS's), which for many people required expensive long distance calls. In this time Fred started a distribution...
Topics: Amiga software, Fred Fish
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by Xetec
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http://fish.back2roots.org/ In the November 1985, shortly after the release of the Amiga 1000 and long before the internet, it was difficult for programmers and artists to distribute their work. It also was not easy to get hold of programs showing the fancy abilities of the upcoming Amiga platform. Software was mainly distributed by commercial sales and by a few bulletin board systems (BBS's), which for many people required expensive long distance calls. In this time Fred started a distribution...
Topics: Amiga software, Fred Fish
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by SoftKey Multimedia
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Fonts Pro 2002 for Windows & Mac Over two thousand unique TrueType and PostScript fonts
Topics: archiveteam, fonts
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by Franzis-Verlag
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This is a dump of the "Internet MPEG Audio Archive" CD, which contains some early MPEG-encoded music samples. From the README: IMAA - Internet MPEG Audio Archive, Version 1.0 =============================================== 4 Hours of MPEG music on ONE CD-ROM ! The biggest One-Disk-Music-Sampler ever ! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Internet MPEG Audio Archive features 35 music bands with over 377 MBytes of MPEG Audio material, that...
Topics: CD, Multimedia, Franzis
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by Franzis-Verlag
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A CD full of shareware tools and documentation for Novell NetWare systems. However, the CD seems to be corrupt. I tried reading it in multiple drives, and got bit-identical images every time. The images are not readable in any program I tried, not even IsoBuster, and the CD itself is also not readable, neither by Windows nor by Linux. I suspect it was a mastering error, as the disc does not appear to be scratched/damaged in any way. However, there clearly is some data in the images, so maybe...
Topics: Franzis, Novell, CD, Shareware
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by Franzis-Verlag
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Some 90's-style fractal and ray-traced images, and some shareware tools (morphing, fractals, ray-tracing) From the README: RRRRR AAAAA Y Y TTTTTTT RRRRR AAAAA CCCCC IIIII N N GGGGG R R A A Y Y T R R A A C I N N N G RRRR AAAAAAA Y T RRRR AAAAAAA C I N N N G GGG R R A A Y T R R A A C I N N N G G R R A A Y T R R A A CCCCC IIIII N N GGGGG Franzis Verlag 1994 Dies ist die Datei "Inhalt.txt", die Ihnen einen Überblick über den Inhalt dieser CD gibt, wie Sie sicher schon gedacht haben,...
Topics: CD, Multimedia
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FreeBSD CD-ROM Media Collection
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