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Software History Collection

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.



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Unsorted Software History
Unsorted Software History
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Mar 11, 2022
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A wide collection of vintage and historical software, awaiting a final collection.
Software History Collection
Apr 15, 2019 Steven Eric Meretzky
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Learning ZIL: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Writing Interactive Fiction But Couldn't Find Anyone Still Working Here to Ask, by Steven Eric Meretzky, Infocom, Inc. Written in 1989, later converted to Microsoft Word in August of 1995. Derived from a 2002 printout and converted to PDF. Table of Contents  1. The Basics  1.1 The Basic Ingredients  1.2 The Handler  1.3 The Parser's Role  1.4 The Basic Handling Sequence  2. Creating Rooms  2.1 What a Typical Room Definition Looks...
Topics: Interactive Fiction, Z-Machine, Zil, Infocom, Meretzky
Software History Collection
Sep 28, 2018 Microsoft
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This item contains the original source-code and compiled binaries for MS-DOS 1.25 and MS-DOS 2.0. These are the same files originally shared at the Computer History Museum on March 25th 2014 License "All files within this repo are released under the MIT (OSI) License " Archived from https://github.com/Microsoft/MS-DOS
Topic: operating systems
Atari Historical Documents
Atari Historical Documents
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Mar 1, 2016
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A collection of historical documents and source code around either the Atari Corporation of California, or work done on programs that ran on Atari computers.
The Malware Museum
The Malware Museum
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Feb 5, 2016 Mikko Hypponen
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The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.
Nov 23, 2015
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A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. In 2006, documentary filmmaker Jason Scott began production on GET LAMP, a video documentary about the realm of text adventures and interactive fiction. Shooting and research time was roughly 4 years, during which Jason interacted with a large variety of members of the various communities and companies that made up the story of...
Topics: Infocom, Meretzky, Text Adventures, Scans, Maps, Game Design
Bally Alley - The Astrocade Archive
Bally Alley - The Astrocade Archive
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Nov 12, 2015 Bally Alley
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Bally Alley is one of the precious few web sites dedicated exclusively to the Bally Astrocade computer/console. This site is a treasure trove of information for all Bally Astrocade owners, users, programmers and collectors.
MOCAGH: The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
MOCAGH: The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
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Jun 5, 2015 MOCAGH
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From the MOCAGH.ORG site: "There are several "Video Game Museum" sites on the web, some much bigger and more elaborate than this one. So why have I decided to make this site? Aside from the obvious reason that I have too much spare time, this site offers something that no other site I have seen does, something invaluable to collectors. Being a collector myself for over fifteen years now, I always like to know if games in my collection are complete. While a few companies like...
Game Source Code Collection
Game Source Code Collection
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Jan 9, 2015
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This is a collection of computer game source code. The majority of these titles were originally released as commercial products and the source code was made available to the public at a later time. Developers have released these assets under varying licenses. Information about the license restrictions is included when known. If you are the copyright holder of a computer game and would like to make your source code available here please e-mail me at swizzle@demu.org . Or if you know of a game...
VGMUSEUM.COM
VGMUSEUM.COM
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90,654
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Oct 19, 2014
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Started by Garrett "Mek" Dockery on August 20, 1999 out of his need to have screenshots for as many games as possible, the site was originally called Gamepics. On December 12, 1999 the first game scans were added to the site and they became so popular that by January 14, 2000 the sub-site Gamescans was online, followed quickly by merging off these two sites into the Video Game Museum, launching officially on January 26, 2000. In the following months and years after the merge, more...