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older programs, many of them running on defunct and rare hardware, are provided for purposes of study, education, and historical reference.

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3D World CD-ROMs
collection
40
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5,108
VIEWS
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Description Forthcoming
Adventure Game Studio Depository
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2,113
ITEMS
218,526
VIEWS
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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.
Amiga Dream Cover CDs (French)
collection
19
ITEMS
5,982
VIEWS
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Amiga Dream est la première publication du groupe Posse Press (également éditeur de PC Team). Elle a été créée à l'époque par Romain Canonge, ancien journaliste d'Amiga Revue, Francis Poulain, ancien membre du service technique de Commodore France et Christine Robert, ancienne rédactrice en chef d'Amiga Revue. Le premier numéro est sorti en novembre 1993 simultanément à l'arrivée en France de l'Amiga CD32, troisième console de la firme Commodore International après le C64GS et...
Amiga Format Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
194
ITEMS
58,356
VIEWS
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Cover CD-ROMs from Amiga Format magazine.
Aminet CD Archive
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61
ITEMS
58,740
VIEWS
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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
Android Apps
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15,616
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
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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
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23,676
ITEMS
29.7M
VIEWS
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A collection of APK (Android Package) Software Programs uploaded by various users.
Arch Linux Historical Archive
collection
14,002
ITEMS
676,788
VIEWS
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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.
bootDISC CD-ROMs
collection
40
ITEMS
3,113
VIEWS
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bootDISC Cover CD-ROMs
BSD Distributions
collection
17
ITEMS
9,993
VIEWS
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This collection contains iso file images of the numerous open source BSD variants currently out there. This is an ongoing project and the current status is: adding FreeBSD isos.
CD and DVD Coverdiscs
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3,481
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
by Various
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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
CD-ROM Images
collection
9,944
ITEMS
4.9M
VIEWS
by Various
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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.
CD-ROM Software Collection
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27,527
ITEMS
31M
VIEWS
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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...
CD-ROM Software Library
collection
17,956
ITEMS
19.7M
VIEWS
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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...
CD-ROM Today Cover Discs
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50
ITEMS
2,621
VIEWS
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CD-ROM Today was an American magazine targeted at computer users. Published from 1993 to 1996 by Imagine Publishing (now Future US), the magazine was initially issued once every other month, before becoming a monthly. Each issue included software and hardware reviews, as well as a CD containing fonts, video and text files, system updaters, freeware and shareware and demo versions of commercial software. Products were included for both Macintosh and Windows PC. CD-ROM Today was the...
Chip CD-ROM Collection (Polish)
collection
92
ITEMS
8,023
VIEWS
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A collection of Polish-language cover CD-ROMs containing shareware and programs.
Commodore Amiga Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
285
ITEMS
275,747
VIEWS
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A collection of CD-ROMs for the Commodore Amiga/CD32/CDTV, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Topic: Commodore Amiga
Compatibles PC Magazine CD-ROMs
collection
32
ITEMS
658
VIEWS
collection
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Description Forthcoming
Computer Buyer Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
40
ITEMS
17,130
VIEWS
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Cover CD-ROMs from the UK magazine Computer Buyer, which ceased publication in 2009.
Topic: coverdiscs
Computer Gaming World Coverdiscs
collection
102
ITEMS
13,482
VIEWS
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A collection of Cover CD-ROMs from Computer Gaming World magazine.
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CD-ROM Coverdiscs from the US and UK editions of Computer Shopper.
CU Amiga Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
27
ITEMS
27,880
VIEWS
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Cover CD-ROMs from CU Amiga magazine.
Topic: Amiga software
DEMU Collection
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16,743
ITEMS
29,381
VIEWS
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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 .
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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...
Exploded CD-ROMs
collection
31
ITEMS
38,449
VIEWS
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"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.
Floppy Disks of Software
collection
785
ITEMS
166,375
VIEWS
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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.
FreeBSD CD-ROM Media Collection
collection
109
ITEMS
9,484
VIEWS
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Collection of FreeBSD Installation media, primarily from Walnut Creek CD-ROM. Contains installation programs, data files, optional installation files, instructions, and other support data related to the FreeBSD Operating system.
Fun Online CD-ROM Coverdiscs
collection
12
ITEMS
7,824
VIEWS
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Fun Online is a series of German-language CD-ROMs.
Game.EXE Cover CDs
collection
93
ITEMS
1,080
VIEWS
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Game.EXE is a now-defunct monthly Russian magazine focused on video games. It was initially launched titled Toy Shop (Russian: Магазин игрушек) from March 1995 to December 1996. Starting 1997, it was renamed Game.EXE and ran until June 2006, with last 4 issues all in June.
GameStar CD-ROM CoverDiscs
collection
1
ITEMS
45,954
VIEWS
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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...
Github Mirror by Narabot
collection
11,834
ITEMS
357,476
VIEWS
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A collection of github projects and software automatically acquired by Narabot.
Hacker Cover CD-ROMs
collection
34
ITEMS
2,041
VIEWS
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Cover CDs from the Russian magazine "Hacker" or хакер.
IBM PC Compatible CD-ROMs
collection
236
ITEMS
916,725
VIEWS
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A collection of IBM PC CD-ROM Based Software, primarily from the 1990-2000 era.
Igromania CD-ROMs
collection
71
ITEMS
1,976
VIEWS
collection
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«Игрома́ния» — ежемесячный российский мультиплатформенный журнал о видеоиграх. Издаётся с сентября 1997 года издательским домом «Техномир» (с 2013 года сменившим название на «Игромедиа»). Среди журналов о компьютерных играх «Игромания» имеет крупнейшие в России тира и...
Inside Mac Games CD-ROMs
collection
43
ITEMS
3,300
VIEWS
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Inside Mac Games, or IMG for short, is a website dedicated to Apple Macintosh computer gaming. Founded in 1993, Inside Mac Games has transitioned from an electronic magazine into a web-only publication. It is operated by Tuncer Deniz.
Inside MultiMedia CD-ROM
collection
23
ITEMS
13,770
VIEWS
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Inside Multi-Media is a collection of CD-ROMs released by Tronic-Verlag (German) through the 1990s. Containing music, graphics, and design software, multiple CD-ROMs were released over years.
Installation and Driver CD-ROMs
collection
268
ITEMS
282,339
VIEWS
by Various
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CD-ROM images of driver discs, installation media, and documentation companions that were included with hardware or operating systems.
Interactive Entertainment
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16
ITEMS
16,310
VIEWS
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IE Interactive Entertainment was a multimedia CD ROM magazine founded by Yale Brozen with Steve Scivally. After the first prototype issue zero, the first issue was released May, 1994. The CD magazine went on for about 25 or so issues. The CD's had previews, reviews, tips, etc, all in video/voice format. Many of the reviewers were pretty funny, and had some good banter back and forth, especially in the reviews when they disagreed. Near the end the CD Magazine was merged with Computer Games...
Joystick Magazine Cover CD-ROMs
collection
103
ITEMS
2,055
VIEWS
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Joystick est un ancien magazine français de presse francophone spécialisé dans les jeux vidéo sur ordinateurs personnels. Paru initialement sous la forme d'un hebdomadaire en 1988 et 1989, il passe mensuel en 1990. Sa diffusion s'arrête en 2012.
Kompuutteri Kaikille CD-ROMs
collection
43
ITEMS
6,592
VIEWS
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Description Forthcoming
KSP CKAN Mods
collection
16,979
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
collection
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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
Linux Distributions
collection
723
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
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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.
Linux Format Magazine DVD-ROMs
collection
155
ITEMS
55,906
VIEWS
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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...
Linux Magazine CD-ROM Collection
collection
33
ITEMS
6,732
VIEWS
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Linux Pro Magazine keeps the emphasis on real-life, practical techniques, which has helped make it one of the fastest growing Linux magazines worldwide. Linux Magazine (ISSN 1471-5678, aka Linux Magazine International; North America: Linux Pro Magazine, ISSN 1752-9050; German: Linux-Magazin, ISSN 1432-640X) is an international professional journal. It addresses itself to readers who work professionally with operating systems based around the Linux kernel. Linux Magazine is published by the...
MacAddict Coverdiscs
collection
161
ITEMS
60,022
VIEWS
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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.
Macworld Cover CD-ROMs
collection
30
ITEMS
1,451
VIEWS
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Macworld started life as a print magazine in 1984 and had the largest audited circulation (both total and newsstand) of Macintosh-focused magazines in North America, more than double its nearest competitor, MacLife (formerly MacAddict). Macworld was founded by David Bunnell (publisher) and Andrew Fluegelman (editor). It was the oldest Macintosh magazine still in publication, until September 10, 2014, when IDG, its parent company, announced it was discontinuing the print edition and laid off...
MAGS Competition Games
collection
506
ITEMS
56,771
VIEWS
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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.
Maximum PC CD-ROMs
collection
152
ITEMS
15,557
VIEWS
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Maximum PC, formerly known as boot, is an American magazine and web site published by Future US. It focuses on cutting-edge PC hardware, with an emphasis on product reviews, step-by-step tutorials, and in-depth technical briefs. Component coverage areas include CPUs, motherboards, core-logic chipsets, memory, videocards, mechanical hard drives, solid-state drives, optical drives, cases, component cooling, and anything else to do with recent tech news. Additional hardware coverage is directed at...
Microsoft DirectX SDKs
collection
64
ITEMS
15,590
VIEWS
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A collection of the official DirectX SDKs and additional components released by Microsoft. If you have any official release which is not included, please a write a mail to "[uploadername]@web.de" and I will add it here.
Topics: directx sdk, directx, sdk
Microsoft MAPS
collection
47
ITEMS
3,771
VIEWS
collection
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Description Forthcoming
Mobile Config Archive
collection
94
ITEMS
206,437
VIEWS
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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.
NET Power CD-ROM
collection
29
ITEMS
8,128
VIEWS
collection
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A collection of CD-ROMs from NET Power magazine.
NZB (Newzbin) File Archive
collection
16
ITEMS
1,632
VIEWS
collection
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NZB is an XML-based file format for retrieving posts from NNTP (Usenet) servers. The format was conceived by the developers of the Newzbin.com Usenet Index. NZB is effective when used with search-capable websites. These websites create NZB files out of what is needed to be downloaded. Using this concept, headers would not be downloaded hence the NZB method is quicker and more bandwidth-efficient than traditional methods. Each Usenet message has a unique identifier called the...
One Room One Week
collection
99
ITEMS
4,076
VIEWS
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Games created using Adventure Game Studio in seven days, featuring one location, for a contest event held by the AGS community.
OpenAMQ Message Queue Software History
collection
119
ITEMS
1,961
VIEWS
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OpenAMQ is an implementation of the original AMQP protocol, developed by iMatix Corporation It was the reference implementation for the original (pre-1.0) AMQ Protocol (the AMQP 1.0 protocol diverged considerably from this original design). iMatix Corporation developed OpenAMQ from 2004 to 2009. The development history can be found on the iMatix GitHub page . This collection contains the original OpenAMQ source release archives, as they were originally released
Topics: software, source, message_queue, opensource, gpl, imatix, openamq, amqp
Operating System CD-ROMs
collection
1,375
ITEMS
499,260
VIEWS
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CD-ROMs of support for Operating Systems.
PC Action CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
152
ITEMS
31,844
VIEWS
collection
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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.
PC Format Coverdiscs
collection
61
ITEMS
23,302
VIEWS
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Coverdiscs for PC Format magazine by Future Publishing.
PC Gamer Magazine Cover Disc Collection
collection
625
ITEMS
147,146
VIEWS
collection
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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...
PC Joker Cover CD-ROM
collection
9
ITEMS
11,156
VIEWS
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Der PC Joker war die erste Computerspiele-Zeitschrift für IBM-PC-kompatible Computer, die wie der Amiga Joker im Joker-Verlag erschien. Der Verlag hatte seinen Sitz in Haar (bei München). Herausgeber des PC Joker waren Michael Labiner und seine damalige Ehefrau Brigitta Labiner. Zu den bekanntesten Redakteuren des Magazins gehörten Carsten Borgmeier und Richard Löwenstein. Weitere bekannte Redakteure des PC Joker waren unter anderem Markus Ziegler, Michael Trier, Dieter Marchsreiter,...
PC Mania Magazine
collection
66
ITEMS
213,524
VIEWS
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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...
PC Online Cover Discs
collection
11
ITEMS
4,522
VIEWS
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Cover CD-ROM and DVD-ROMs from PC Online Magazine.
PC Plus Magazine CD-ROMs
collection
124
ITEMS
5,390
VIEWS
collection
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PC Plus was a computer magazine published monthly from 1986  until September 2012 in the UK by Future plc. The magazine was aimed at intermediate to advanced PC users, computer professionals and enthusiasts. The magazine was specifically for users of PCs and related technologies so features articles were undiluted by coverage of other platforms.
PC Review Coverdiscs
collection
14
ITEMS
1,210
VIEWS
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CD-ROMs from PC Review Magazine.
PC Spiel CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
22
ITEMS
15,994
VIEWS
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A collection of cover CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs from PC Spiel Magazine, a German-language computer magazine published in the 1990s.
PC World CD-ROMs (US, Italian, Polish)
collection
164
ITEMS
4,670
VIEWS
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PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. Since 2013, it has been an online only publication. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal technology products and services. In each publication, PC World reviews and tests hardware and software products from a variety of manufacturers, as well as other technology related devices such as still and video cameras, audio devices and televisions. The current...
PlayDrone APK's
collection
0
ITEMS
572,337
VIEWS
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This collection contains Android APK's crawled from the Google Play store using PlayDrone .
PlayDrone Metadata
collection
15,547
ITEMS
494,698
VIEWS
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This collection contains metadata for the Android APK's in the playdrone-apk collection crawled from the Google Play store using PlayDrone .
Power Play CD-ROM Cover Discs
collection
63
ITEMS
24,833
VIEWS
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Cover CD-ROMs from Power Play Magazine.
Powerdrive CD
collection
20
ITEMS
8,598
VIEWS
collection
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Cover CD-ROMs from Power Drive Magazine.
Property List (PLIST) Archive
collection
1,658
ITEMS
31,250
VIEWS
by Various
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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.
Puppy Linux
collection
548
ITEMS
600,377
VIEWS
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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
Riki Cover CD-ROM and Floppies
collection
20
ITEMS
3,730
VIEWS
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Riki is a Polish computer magazine which included cover CD-ROMs (and floppy disks) through their years of publication.
Score Magazine CD-ROM
collection
14
ITEMS
10,748
VIEWS
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A collection of CD-ROM based magazine issues.
Secret Service Magazine Coverdiscs
collection
43
ITEMS
8,446
VIEWS
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CD-ROMs from the Polish Computer Magazine "Secret Service".