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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older programs, many of them running on defunct and rare hardware, are provided for purposes of study, education, and historical reference.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
CD-ROM Software Collection
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65,264
ITEMS
82.4M
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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 Images
CD-ROM Images
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30,792
ITEMS
28.3M
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.
The Minecraft Deep Storage
The Minecraft Deep Storage
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1,111
ITEMS
606,570
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A collection of programs, mods, writings, worlds, and materials related to the world-building game Minecraft.
Arch Linux Historical Archive
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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18,122
ITEMS
3M
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.
The Flash Archive
The Flash Archive
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3,332
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
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This collection consists of items that utilize, reference, or are Shockwave Flash, the now-defunct animation, graphics and sound system that was a dominant form of multimedia on the web for nearly a decade and a half. 
Floppy Disks of Software
Floppy Disks of Software
collection
2,150
ITEMS
776,585
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.
The Ouya Library
The Ouya Library
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1,733
ITEMS
731,034
VIEWS
by Various
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A collection of software packages originally created for the now-defunct OUYA console.
KSP CKAN Mods
KSP CKAN Mods
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22,803
ITEMS
2.1M
VIEWS
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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
BitHistory.Org Software Collection
BitHistory.Org Software Collection
collection
1,251
ITEMS
273,720
VIEWS
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Software from the Bithistory.org collection.
Driver Software Archives
Driver Software Archives
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2,117
ITEMS
331,748
VIEWS
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Collections of software and libraries dedicated to the operation and maintenance of operating systems and hardware. See also the Driver CD-ROM collection .
DEMU Collection
DEMU Collection
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18,951
ITEMS
421,660
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 .
The Garry's Mod Archive
The Garry's Mod Archive
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26,494
ITEMS
75,031
VIEWS
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Built on a modified version of Valve's Source engine, Garry's Mod (or GMod for short) is a physics sandbox game. One of the great strengths of Garry's Mod is that it is incredibly modder-friendly. This has lead to a thriving community that is always coming up with new addons and gamemodes for everyone to enjoy.
Adventure Game Studio Depository
Adventure Game Studio Depository
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2,112
ITEMS
437,622
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.
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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...
Microsoft DirectX SDKs
Microsoft DirectX SDKs
collection
65
ITEMS
125,442
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
Unsorted Vintage Software
Unsorted Vintage Software
collection
80
ITEMS
7,480
VIEWS
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A large collection of vintage software, unsorted and awaiting a final destination.
Spanish Homebrew Archive
Spanish Homebrew Archive
collection
188
ITEMS
68,325
VIEWS
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New creations for classic systems / Nuevas creaciones para sistemas clásicos
Topic: Spanish Homebrew Archive
Atari Computer Disk Images
Atari Computer Disk Images
collection
314
ITEMS
54,800
VIEWS
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Images of Atari Computer (8-bit, 16-bit) floppy disks, done with flux-reading hardware and other similar methods. These will often require additional conversion/efforts to play in emulators or on systems.
ZeroMQ Message Queue Software History
ZeroMQ Message Queue Software History
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76
ITEMS
285,306
VIEWS
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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 FTP Site Boneyard
The FTP Site Boneyard
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904
ITEMS
202,596
VIEWS
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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...
The Homebrew Cloud
The Homebrew Cloud
collection
120
ITEMS
13,246
VIEWS
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This is the official Homebrew.cloud Collection.
Vintage Apple Macintosh Shareware Games
Vintage Apple Macintosh Shareware Games
collection
27
ITEMS
30,254
VIEWS
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Collection of Apple Macintosh shareware games, sourced from a large collection of (UK edition) Apple Mac magazine cover CDs, spanning mid-1990s through to early-2000s. Compiled, sorted and uploaded by vintageapplemac.com.
The evolt.org Browser Archive
The evolt.org Browser Archive
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132
ITEMS
124,083
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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 .
OpenAMQ Message Queue Software History
OpenAMQ Message Queue Software History
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119
ITEMS
4,662
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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
The Lichess Archive
The Lichess Archive
collection
504
ITEMS
7,014
VIEWS
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Archive of games played on Lichess, the free online chess server. For more information, see database.lichess.org .
Topics: chess, pgn, lichess
NZB (Newzbin) File Archive
NZB (Newzbin) File Archive
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4
ITEMS
4,434
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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...
BSD Distributions
BSD Distributions
collection
17
ITEMS
12,655
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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.