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The Vintage Software Collection

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older programs, many of them running on defunct and rare hardware, are provided for purposes of study, education, and historical reference.

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CD-ROM Software Collection
collection
27,527
ITEMS
31M
VIEWS
collection
eye 31M
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...
APK Archive
collection
23,676
ITEMS
30M
VIEWS
collection
eye 30M
A collection of APK (Android Package) Software Programs uploaded by various users.
CD-ROM Software Library
collection
17,956
ITEMS
19.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 19.8M
This is a wide and variant collection of CD-ROM based software, that is, software that came on a CD-ROM for installation on computers, or played in consoles. Ranging from applications and games to gatherings of public-domain software or clip art, the heyday of the CD-ROM is roughly 1989 to 2001. In all cases, the capacity of the CD-ROM stayed steady at 640-700mb a side, although some used tricks to claim they had more (due to compression, or adding up both sides of two-sided CD-ROMs). Most are...
Shareware CD-ROMs
collection
2,764
ITEMS
6.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 6.9M
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
CD-ROM Images
collection
9,944
ITEMS
4.9M
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 4.9M
These are images of CD-ROM software that do not have any other major documentation or scans. While they may have useful information, some effort will be required to extract the data.
The DOOM Level CD Collection
collection
64
ITEMS
4.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 4.9M
"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....
CD and DVD Coverdiscs
collection
3,481
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 1.5M
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
Linux Distributions
collection
723
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.4M
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.
The IPA Software Archive
collection
23,638
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.2M
An .ipa file is an iOS application archive file which stores an iOS app. Each .ipa file includes a binary for the ARM architecture and can only be installed on an iOS device. Files with the .ipa extension can be uncompressed by changing the extension to .zip and unzipping. Most .ipa files cannot be installed on the iPhone Simulator because they do not contain a binary for the x86 architecture. To run applications on the simulator, original project files which can be opened using the Xcode SDK...
KSP CKAN Mods
collection
16,979
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.1M
The CKAN is a metadata repository and associated tools to allow you to find, install, and manage mods for Kerbal Space Program. It provides strong assurances that mods are installed in the way prescribed by their metadata files, for the correct version of Kerbal Space Program, alongside their dependencies, and without any conflicting mods.
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod, ksp ckan
Android Apps
collection
15,616
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.1M
This collection contains Android apps and metadata. The Android apps and metadata have been collected based on research and open-source tools that were created at Columbia University as part of the PlayDrone project. 13 daily snapshots of apps from Google Play are provided, from 2014-10-19 to 2014-10-31, each day comprising metadata for over a million apps and binaries for all available free apps present in the market for a given day. For each day, a file...
IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
236
ITEMS
917,014
VIEWS
collection
eye 917,014
A collection of IBM PC CD-ROM Based Software, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Arch Linux Historical Archive
collection
14,002
ITEMS
680,793
VIEWS
collection
eye 680,793
Arch Linux (or Arch /ɑːrtʃ/) is a Linux distribution for computers based on x86-64 architectures. This collection contains historical versions of all Arch Linux packages starting from September 2013.  It includes both x86_64 and i686 packages, up until November 2017 where support for i686 was dropped in Arch Linux. This complements the Arch Linux Archive which only keeps old packages for a few years.
Puppy Linux
collection
548
ITEMS
600,721
VIEWS
collection
eye 600,721
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
PlayDrone APK's
collection
0
ITEMS
572,337
VIEWS
collection
eye 572,337
This collection contains Android APK's crawled from the Google Play store using PlayDrone .
Operating System CD-ROMs
collection
1,375
ITEMS
502,690
VIEWS
collection
eye 502,690
CD-ROMs of support for Operating Systems.
PlayDrone Metadata
collection
15,547
ITEMS
494,699
VIEWS
collection
eye 494,699
This collection contains metadata for the Android APK's in the playdrone-apk collection crawled from the Google Play store using PlayDrone .
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 389,043
favorite 0
comment 0
w
Topic: w
Github Mirror by Narabot
collection
11,834
ITEMS
357,961
VIEWS
collection
eye 357,961
A collection of github projects and software automatically acquired by Narabot.
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 338,754
favorite 0
comment 0
sna9.17.1.1pchat
Topic: sna9.17.1.1pchat
XBox CD-ROM Collection
collection
2,225
ITEMS
301,253
VIEWS
collection
eye 301,253
The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, followed by Australia, Europe and Japan in 2002. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. It is a sixth generation console, and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube. It was also the first console produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased production in 1996.
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
collection
268
ITEMS
282,560
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 282,560
CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
285
ITEMS
275,993
VIEWS
collection
eye 275,993
A collection of CD-ROMs for the Commodore Amiga/CD32/CDTV, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Topic: Commodore Amiga
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 229,075
favorite 0
comment 0
c
Topic: c
Adventure Game Studio Depository
collection
2,113
ITEMS
218,635
VIEWS
collection
eye 218,635
Adventure Game Studio is an open source game-making tool for creating point-and-click graphic adventures in the tradition of Sierra and LucasArts titles like Space Quest and The Secret of Monkey Island. The first version was created by Chris Jones in the late 1990s, and as it was developed and expanded in the years that followed, a community grew that created hundreds of AGS games.
PC Mania Magazine
collection
66
ITEMS
213,611
VIEWS
collection
eye 213,611
PC Mania is Bulgarian computer games media originally started as a computer magazine and transformed into on-line game media in the beginning of 2009. It is a prime Bulgarian on-line media source for gaming, Internet, and technology. It was established in 1998 and was the third Bulgarian computer games magazine after the brochure Top Games and the magazines Master Games and Gamers' Workshop. It is the oldest computer games media in the country and is indisputably the most popular media for...
Mobile Config Archive
collection
94
ITEMS
206,550
VIEWS
collection
eye 206,550
The mobileconfig files are used to customize various configurations and to switch them, whenever the user needs to or to provide access to certain services. Configuration of mobile Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone can be done using pre-cooked configuration files.
ZeroMQ Message Queue Software History
collection
76
ITEMS
198,065
VIEWS
collection
eye 198,065
ZeroMQ , also known as 0MQ, is a distributed messaging platform. It was originally developed by FastMQ (founded by Martin Sustrik and Pieter Hintjens) between 2007 and 2009, and then acquired by iMatix Corporation in November 2009. Since 2009 it has been developed by the ZeroMQ Project using the C4 development process . This collection contains the history of the early ZeroMQ releases.
Topics: software, source, message_queue, opensource, imatix, fastmq, zeromq
APK Archive
data
eye 187,007
favorite 0
comment 0
obb file
Topic: obb
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection
collection
224
ITEMS
168,937
VIEWS
by Walnut Creek
collection
eye 168,937
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.
Floppy Disks of Software
collection
785
ITEMS
166,969
VIEWS
collection
eye 166,969
This is a collection of various software programs that came on floppy disk media; while there are likely to be collections elsewhere at the archive, contributions often come in disparate piles of floppies and this collection holds them until being sorted more definitively.
APK Archive
data
eye 166,671
favorite 1
comment 0
Uploaded BY APKHOUSE
Topic: xyumo
collection
eye 165,216
With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the...
PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection
collection
625
ITEMS
147,314
VIEWS
collection
eye 147,314
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...
The FTP Site Boneyard
collection
818
ITEMS
127,866
VIEWS
collection
eye 127,866
This collection contains .tar or .zip files of the collections of these sites, which are then browsable using the Internet Archive's archive view functionality. Created in 1971 (and refined in 1985), the File Transfer Protocol allowed Internet or network-connected computers to transfer binary and ASCII files between each other. To facilitate transferring of files in a pre-WWW era, FTP sites allowing anonymous or open-access connections became available worldwide. As they were often connected to...
APK Archive
by içerik yaratıcısı
data
eye 127,848
favorite 0
comment 0
IPTV TARAFINDAN 
Topic: Tv
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 104,717
favorite 0
comment 0
ww
Topic: ww
The Games Machine Magazine (CD and DVDs)
collection
225
ITEMS
87,640
VIEWS
collection
eye 87,640
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...
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 80,243
favorite 0
comment 0
s
Topic: s
APK Archive
data
eye 71,191
favorite 1
comment 0
Uploaded BY APKHOUSE
Topic: xyumo
MacAddict Coverdiscs
collection
161
ITEMS
60,062
VIEWS
collection
eye 60,062
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.
APK Archive
data
eye 59,705
favorite 0
comment 0
TV App
Topic: TV
Aminet CD Archive
collection
61
ITEMS
58,780
VIEWS
collection
eye 58,780
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
Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
194
ITEMS
58,658
VIEWS
collection
eye 58,658
Cover CD-ROMs from Amiga Format magazine.
Community Texts
data
eye 58,113
favorite 0
comment 0
Quran
Topic: Quran
MAGS Competition Games
collection
506
ITEMS
56,795
VIEWS
collection
eye 56,795
MAGS is a monthly contest to create a game using Adventure Game Studio (AGS) on a given theme. The theme is usually chosen by the previous month's winner. The winner is chosen by an online vote in the Adventure Game Studio community . MAGS has been running since 2001, and over the years hundreds of games have been created for it.
Linux Format Magazine DVD-ROMs
collection
155
ITEMS
55,915
VIEWS
collection
eye 55,915
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...
The evolt.org Browser Archive
collection
133
ITEMS
47,612
VIEWS
collection
eye 47,612
The evolt.org browser archive hosts historical copies of web browsers stretching back to the early days of the Internet. In addition to the most well-known browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape, it has several dozen other browsers which have seen use over the years. These can be invaluable aides in testing the compatibility and accessibility of a web site. For more information, please visit the evolt.org web site .
GameStar CD-ROM CoverDiscs
collection
1
ITEMS
45,959
VIEWS
collection
eye 45,959
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...
CD-ROM Images
data
eye 44,356
favorite 2
comment 0
تعÙÙÙ ÙتحÙÙظ اÙÙرآ٠ÙاÙÙصاح٠اÙÙعÙÙØ©
Topic: تعليم وتحفيظ القرآن...
CD-ROM Software Library
data
eye 42,772
favorite 16
comment 2
SimCity2000_Special_Edition_(Maxis-EA)(Eng)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Exploded CD-ROMs
collection
31
ITEMS
38,489
VIEWS
collection
eye 38,489
"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.
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 37,165
favorite 0
comment 0
w2
Topic: w2
APK Archive
data
eye 36,219
favorite 0
comment 0
App
Topic: App
PC Action CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
152
ITEMS
31,854
VIEWS
collection
eye 31,854
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.
Property List (PLIST) Archive
collection
1,658
ITEMS
31,260
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 31,260
plist (Property List) is a flexible and convenient format for storing application data. It was originally defined by Apple, for use in iPhone devices and later spread to other applications. Since plists are actually XML files, you can use a simple text editor to translate them. These items are automatically placed in this collection based on the existence of being just .plist files.
APK Archive
data
eye 30,606
favorite 0
comment 0
dfg
Topic: fd
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 30,463
favorite 0
comment 0
w
Topic: w
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 30,354
favorite 0
comment 0
ww
Topic: ww
APK Archive
data
eye 30,102
favorite 0
comment 0
Uploaded BY APKHOUSE
Topic: xyumo
DEMU Collection
collection
16,743
ITEMS
29,560
VIEWS
collection
eye 29,560
The DEMU collection consists of files from shareware CD-ROMs in the 90's.  The files are quickly scanned and uploaded through a (mostly) automated process.  Information for the items are generated from either a file_id.diz file (if one exists in the archive) or from a files.bbs listing. If you have meta data on a title you would like to submit or would like a specific item enabled for online play please email me at swizzle@demu.org .
The Triada CD and DVD Collection
collection
158
ITEMS
28,721
VIEWS
by Triada
collection
eye 28,721
Triada was a Russian CD and DVD-ROM Compilation group that flourished in the late 1990s to early 2000s. Компания «Triada» — один из представителей «позднего этапа» развития деятельности пиратских игровых издателей, работавших на территории СНГ. Среди всей продукции издательства игры занимали доминирующую позицию,...
The AOL CD-ROM Collection
collection
263
ITEMS
27,928
VIEWS
by America On-Line
collection
eye 27,928
In the early 1990s, the service provider America On-Line (AOL) initiated a new "carpet-bombing" approach to acquiring new members, sending free CD-ROMs throughout the USA offering trial access to the service. This approach grew AOL from 200,000 accounts to over 22 million. Along the way, millions of CD-ROMs were produced for AOL, at one point representing 50% of all CDs being manufactured worldwide. As a result, millions of CDs landed in the world and went to all sorts of locations,...
CU Amiga Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
27
ITEMS
27,889
VIEWS
collection
eye 27,889
Cover CD-ROMs from CU Amiga magazine.
Topic: Amiga software
APK Archive
data
eye 26,445
favorite 0
comment 0
App
Topic: App
APK Archive
data
eye 25,184
favorite 0
comment 0
Uploaded BY APKHOUSE
Topic: xyumo
APK Archive
data
eye 24,892
favorite 0
comment 0
App
Topic: App
Power Play CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
63
ITEMS
24,835
VIEWS
collection
eye 24,835
Cover CD-ROMs from Power Play Magazine.
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 24,740
favorite 0
comment 0
w2
Topic: w2
APK Archive
data
eye 24,296
favorite 0
comment 0
sol
Topic: jmkhk
The IPA Software Archive
data
eye 23,778
favorite 0
comment 0
66
Topic: 66
PC Format Coverdiscs
collection
61
ITEMS
23,311
VIEWS
collection
eye 23,311
Coverdiscs for PC Format magazine by Future Publishing.
APK Archive
data
eye 23,026
favorite 0
comment 0
Xanax build for Kodi.
Topic: Xanax Kodi 18.4
APK Archive
by kesintisiztv
data
eye 22,939
favorite 0
comment 0
kesintisiztv
Topic: kesintisiztv
APK Archive
by kesintisiztv
data
eye 22,836
favorite 0
comment 0
kesintisiztv
Topic: kesintisiztv