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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older programs, many of them running on defunct and rare hardware, are provided for purposes of study, education, and historical reference.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
27,698
ITEMS
31.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 31.1M
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
24,117
ITEMS
30.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 30.9M
A collection of APK (Android Package) Software Programs uploaded by various users.
CD-ROM Software Library
collection
18,127
ITEMS
19.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 19.9M
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
9,997
ITEMS
5M
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 5M
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
724
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
23,660
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
17,047
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...
APK Archive
texts
eye 966,824
favorite 0
comment 0
CartoonHD
Topic: CartoonHD
IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
236
ITEMS
918,033
VIEWS
collection
eye 918,033
A collection of IBM PC CD-ROM Based Software, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
APK Archive
texts
eye 708,055
favorite 0
comment 0
Cartoon HD
Topic: Cartoon HD
Arch Linux Historical Archive
collection
14,008
ITEMS
703,611
VIEWS
collection
eye 703,611
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
549
ITEMS
602,000
VIEWS
collection
eye 602,000
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
515,345
VIEWS
collection
eye 515,345
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 .
Github Mirror by Narabot
collection
11,898
ITEMS
360,382
VIEWS
collection
eye 360,382
A collection of github projects and software automatically acquired by Narabot.
XBox CD-ROM Collection
collection
2,225
ITEMS
309,208
VIEWS
collection
eye 309,208
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
283,353
VIEWS
by Various
collection
eye 283,353
CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 280,185
favorite 0
comment 0
fb
Topic: fh
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
285
ITEMS
276,603
VIEWS
collection
eye 276,603
A collection of CD-ROMs for the Commodore Amiga/CD32/CDTV, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Topic: Commodore Amiga
APK Archive
texts
eye 258,057
favorite 0
comment 0
cinema
Topic: cinema
Adventure Game Studio Depository
collection
2,113
ITEMS
219,159
VIEWS
collection
eye 219,159
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
213,997
VIEWS
collection
eye 213,997
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...
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 208,669
favorite 0
comment 0
wha2.12.12ap
Topic: wha2.12.12ap
Mobile Config Archive
collection
94
ITEMS
207,276
VIEWS
collection
eye 207,276
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.
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 203,795
favorite 0
comment 0
bmb
Topic: bmb
ZeroMQ Message Queue Software History
collection
76
ITEMS
198,459
VIEWS
collection
eye 198,459
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
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 193,545
favorite 0
comment 0
bobby
Topic: bobby
The Walnut Creek CD-ROM Collection
collection
224
ITEMS
169,322
VIEWS
by Walnut Creek
collection
eye 169,322
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
168,168
VIEWS
collection
eye 168,168
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.
collection
eye 165,787
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...
APK Archive
texts
eye 153,786
favorite 0
comment 0
app
Topic: app
APK Archive
texts
eye 152,312
favorite 0
comment 0
asd
Topic: asd
CD-ROM Software Library
by Apple
texts
eye 151,464
favorite 26
comment 7
Install DVD for Apple's Snow Leopard operating system. Version 10.6 2Z691-6558-A
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: snow leopard, apple, mac
PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection
collection
625
ITEMS
147,586
VIEWS
collection
eye 147,586
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...
CD-ROM Images
texts
eye 146,823
favorite 7
comment 2
windows 10 lite
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: windows
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 136,165
favorite 0
comment 0
plusstore
Topic: plusstore
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 133,340
favorite 0
comment 0
sasaas
Topic: asasasas
The IPA Software Archive
by c
texts
eye 133,230
favorite 0
comment 0
d
Topic: dd
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 129,835
favorite 0
comment 0
lala
Topic: lala
The FTP Site Boneyard
collection
818
ITEMS
127,993
VIEWS
collection
eye 127,993
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...
CD-ROM Images
by Alaa nassar
texts
eye 124,328
favorite 0
comment 0
عرفني دوت كوم
Topics: عرفني, دوت, كوم
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 119,991
favorite 0
comment 0
bobby
Topic: bobby
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 108,056
favorite 0
comment 0
bobby
Topic: bobby
APK Archive
texts
eye 106,064
favorite 0
comment 0
app
Topic: app
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 105,516
favorite 0
comment 0
bobby
Topic: bobby
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 101,442
favorite 0
comment 0
vib5.6.5r
Topic: vib5.6.5r
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 97,834
favorite 0
comment 0
rut
Topic: trur
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 97,035
favorite 0
comment 0
hbtrw
Topic: ytes
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 96,680
favorite 0
comment 0
BobbyMovie
Topic: BobbyMovie
APK Archive
texts
eye 96,432
favorite 0
comment 0
Cyberflix 3.1.9
Topic: Cyberflix
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 96,350
favorite 0
comment 0
fcb39o
Topic: fcb39ok
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 95,531
favorite 0
comment 0
gr
Topic: gr
CD-ROM Images
by too22
texts
eye 95,156
favorite 1
comment 1
http://www.forsanelhaq.com/showthread.php?t=64660
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
APK Archive
texts
eye 94,192
favorite 0
comment 0
asdasd
Topic: asdasd
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 92,681
favorite 0
comment 0
bobby
Topic: bobby
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 91,685
favorite 0
comment 0
bobby
Topic: bobby
CD-ROM Images
texts
eye 88,185
favorite 0
comment 0
fdv
Topic: cedbt
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 88,142
favorite 0
comment 0
gtrstrs
Topic: app
The Games Machine Magazine (CD and DVDs)
collection
225
ITEMS
87,941
VIEWS
collection
eye 87,941
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
texts
eye 87,695
favorite 0
comment 0
Filza ipa
Topic: Filza ipa
CD-ROM Images
texts
eye 87,105
favorite 82
comment 7
Gamecube Collection By Ghostware
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Gamecube, Nintendo, GC, Ghostware, Dataghost, GhostwarePA
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 86,999
favorite 0
comment 0
w
Topic: w
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 86,919
favorite 0
comment 0
bobbymovie
Topic: bobbymovie
APK Archive
texts
eye 86,904
favorite 0
comment 0
Cyberflix
Topic: Cyberflix
The IPA Software Archive
by f
texts
eye 85,926
favorite 0
comment 0
at
Topic: d
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 84,251
favorite 0
comment 0
Bobbymovie
Topic: Bobbymovie
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 83,085
favorite 0
comment 0
dsdsds
Topic: dsdsds
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 75,387
favorite 0
comment 0
beINSPORTS
Topic: beINSPORTS
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 73,857
favorite 0
comment 0
fv khp[k
Topics: '[PK, G, NHXF
The IPA Software Archive
texts
eye 73,564
favorite 0
comment 0
Yalu102
Topic: Yalu