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Old CD Magazines / Magazine CDs for download

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I have some old CD magazines that I thought you guys might enjoy. They are all from 1994-6. Some of them will work in XP but no promises :) The downloads are 7zipped ISOs (200-350 MB). If anyone has more of these, let me know!!!

Identical files available from 2 different sources.

PC Magazine

Fall 1995
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
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CD-ROM Today
For PC & Mac. They still work on XP but are originally for Win 3.x and Mac OS 7.x (i guess)

theDISC! 2 (7-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
Image
PC Stuff
  • Multimedia stuff
    (Medieval France, SoundFX Manager for Windows, Endangered Species, etc)
  • Edutainment demos
    (Living Books, Ruff's Bone, Tuneland, Forever Growing Garden, Gus Goes to Cybertown)
  • Game demos
    (Myst, Theme Park, Spear of Destiny, Inferno)
  • Compendium of Shareware Games
    ('The Shareware Ethic', Catacomb Abyss, Aliens, Ancients I: Death Watch, BipBopII, Brix, Blake Stone, Empire II for Windows, Gold Monkey, Ishido, Kosynka II, Lost in the Labyrinth, Pork, Rune-Mania, Solar Winds, Stellar Defense II, T-zero, Vampyr, Zanti)
  • special Trek section
    (WinTrek, Star Trek clock, Star Trek Timeline, ST movie snippet, The Final Frontier-artwork)
  • Shareware apps
    (Wide Range of ASP shareware, Editeur 13, 'Hi, Finance!', Household Register, Quick Read, Resume Master, SmartFont, TreeChart, Sunshine, Vision Edit, Financial Analysis for Windows)
  • Digital novel library (quite a few) and "internet information"
theDISC! 3 (9-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
Image
PC Stuff
  • Games previews
    (Feist on Krondor, Sam & Max, SimCity CD, FPS: Baseball, Corridor 7, Pinball Fantasies)
  • Multimedia
    (Q/Media 2.0, Leonard the Inventor, Monty Python Flying Circus, Wired For Sound, MediaPedia Video Clips, Blue Ribbon Photos, Fantazia Fonts & More, Paint Shop Pro)
  • Lots of ancient "info about the Internet" and some app tours
  • Edutainment demos
    (Adventures with OSLO, Wiggins in Storyland, Grammar Expert, American History, Win SignMaster, Tangaroos,...)
  • Digital Bookshelf (dozen or so childrens' classics)
theDISC! 6 (12-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
ImageImage

theDISC! 12 (6-95)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
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(run Install in Magazine dir)

PCGamer

Disc 1 (12-94)
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Youtube Preview
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Disc 7 (6-95)
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Disc 8 (7-95)
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Disc 11 (10-95)
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Disc 2.8 (9-96)
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This one has the cool Coconut Monkey adventure game as the interface. :)

Computer Shopper
(all thanks to Davros)

Issue 96, Feb 1996
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
  • business: quark express, serif type plus, serif photo plus
  • internet: latest web software
  • multimedia: rolling stones voodoo lounge, redshift 2
  • games: destruction derby, nhl ice hockey 96, shoppers roll of honour, descent, magic carpet 2, us navy fighters
  • business: visio 3, office 95, superoffice
  • leisure: monty python, battle beast, world war 2
Issue 98, April 96
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
if shopper.exe crashes in xp run browser.exe
  • command and conquer, pga golf 96, fanasy general, praire dog pro, renegade 2, time gate, rayman
  • comptons encyclopedia and groliers, word viewer, visual basic 4, internet explorer
  • 40 essential programs and utilities
Feb 97
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
  • Power Rangers, SimCity Network, Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hutchinson Multimedia Encyclopedia, Simpson's Screen Saver, Simpson's Cartoon Studio, Pink Panther's Passport to Peril
  • Business Apps
  • Editorials
Others
(thanks to Davros)
PC Direct Aug 95
Rapidshare / Megaupload
  • Paradox 5 for Windows evaluation kit, OfficeTalk, Take Your Best Shot, Visual CADD, WinCIM v1.4 and now NetLauncher, NavCIS TE 1.6, monthly screensaver

PC Direct Dec 95
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
  • winforcast, plugin, multifax, worms, telepower
PCPro Aug 97
Megaupload
  • Primarily Internet apps. Lots and lots of them from the time.
PCW Interactive Oct 95
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload
  • charm2, pc tax, recorder, mahjong, poke_it poker, postcode, photovista, mscdex updater of 2.22 to 2.23, space quest, renunion, flagtower, kingdom
  • gallery 60 hi res photos
  • 90mb of mac software
PCW Interactive Jul 97
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  • Goosebumps, interstate 76, MDK, yoda stories
  • an introduction programming to java applets, headliner, sound forge 4.0, netobjects fusion
PC Zone
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  • Command & Conquer, rebel assault 2, warcraft 2, warcraft 2 - level editor, descent 2, earthworm jim 1 + 2, battle arena toshinden, pga golf 96, fantasy general, virtual carts, silent thunder, renegade 2, speed haste, culky
  • Bullfrog Christmas Demo 1995, syndicate wars, theme hospital, dungeon keeper, high octane, MAGIC CARPET 2 - NETHERWORLDS
  • Some apps, etc
Gamers Collection 1998 (ZD)
Megaupload DL
  • Quake 2, Forsaken, Heavy Gear, Jedi Knight MotS, Battlezone, Wing Commander Prophecy, F16 Fighting Falcon, Precision CART Racing, Ultim@te Race Pro, Close Combat 2,
  • Tomb Raider 2, Screamer Rally, G Police, Hexen II, Dungeon Keeper, Dark Colony, Worms 2, Wipeout 2097, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Panzer General 2
Extras

TIE Fighter magazine preview demo w/ Dodge Neon ad
Rapidshare DL
Youtube Preview
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Thanks for sharing this, swaaye, it's appreciated.

Maybe I will sticky this topic, it's worth it.
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Hmmmm, forget that 'maybe', sticky it will be for a long while ......
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Thanks for the sticky. I hope people have fun with these bits of history.
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I downloaded the one that is Mac compatible...let's see if I can get Classic working on here again.
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2LT Worm wrote:I downloaded the one that is Mac compatible...let's see if I can get Classic working on here again.
btw, all of the CDROM Today CDs are for both Mac and PC.
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Extra one:
MrFlibble wrote:Litude at RGB Classic Games Forum has been very kind to upload the image of PC Gamer Volume 4 Number 1 (January 1997) CD, which contains The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall Betony demo. You can get it here. Kudos to Litude for sharing that! :D
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Hallfiry at the BetaArchive Forums is sharing his huge PC Games coverdisk collection:
http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewto ... 14&t=24418

He's in the process of uploading the CDs, which can be found here:
http://zippyshare.com/Hallfiry/fqxoefef/dir.html
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This is .... waw ... just WAW !!!!!

THX for letting us know MrFlibble :)
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dosraider wrote:THX for letting us know MrFlibble :)
Heh, you're welcome :) That collection is really amazing.
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Hallfiry has also compiled an index of his CDs' contents, which is downloadable here. The index will be updated to include more info eventually.
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Hallfiry wrote: Magazine Cover Disk Collection:

http://zippyshare.com/Hallfiry

(Currently 189 CDs)
...... 189 CDs? Busy person. :laugh:

BTW, to view the catalog you'll need "Where is it? lite"
http://www.whereisit-soft.com/index.htm ... oad.html&1
Lite version allows to view *.CTF catalogs.
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Updated the link in my post above to point to the catalog list of Hallfiry's CD archive. (He's also added more stuff in the meantime too ;))
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Hallfiry has started up a website specifically for magazine cover CDs:
http://kultcds.com/
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There has been a lot of work put in that one !!!!
Impressive.
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dosraider wrote:There has been a lot of work put in that one !!!!
Impressive.
It sure has! ^_^
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dosraider wrote:...... 189 CDs? Busy person. :laugh:
In the meantime, Hallfiry's collection has grown to 1018 CDs. Here's the index of 'em all:
http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/2486707/file.html
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swaaye wrote: PC Magazine

Fall 1995
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Anyone have these? or around this time?
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swaaye is an active mod @ http://www.vogons.org/index.php
You could ask him there eventually by PM (you'll need to register)
There was somewhere a topic about the same @Vogons but can't find it now .....
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swaaye wrote:I have some old CD magazines that I thought you guys might enjoy. They are all from 1994-6. Some of them will work in XP but no promises :) The downloads are 7zipped ISOs (200-350 MB). If anyone has more of these, let me know!!!

Identical files available from 2 different sources.

PC Magazine

Fall 1995
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
ImageImage

CD-ROM Today
For PC & Mac. They still work on XP but are originally for Win 3.x and Mac OS 7.x (i guess)

theDISC! 2 (7-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
Image
PC Stuff
  • Multimedia stuff
    (Medieval France, SoundFX Manager for Windows, Endangered Species, etc)
  • Edutainment demos
    (Living Books, Ruff's Bone, Tuneland, Forever Growing Garden, Gus Goes to Cybertown)
  • Game demos
    (Myst, Theme Park, Spear of Destiny, Inferno)
  • Compendium of Shareware Games
    ('The Shareware Ethic', Catacomb Abyss, Aliens, Ancients I: Death Watch, BipBopII, Brix, Blake airport car pick up Stone, Empire II for Windows, Gold Monkey, Ishido, Kosynka II, Lost in the Labyrinth, Pork, Rune-Mania, Solar Winds, Stellar Defense II, T-zero, Vampyr, Zanti)
  • special Trek section
    (WinTrek, Star Trek clock, Star Trek Timeline, ST movie snippet, The Final Frontier-artwork)
  • Shareware apps
    (Wide Range of ASP shareware, Editeur 13, 'Hi, Finance!', Household Register, Quick Read, Resume Master, SmartFont, TreeChart, Sunshine, Vision Edit, Financial Analysis for Windows)
  • Digital novel library (quite a few) and "internet information"
theDISC! 3 (9-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
Image
PC Stuff
  • Games previews
    (Feist on Krondor, Sam & Max, SimCity CD, FPS: Baseball, Corridor 7, Pinball Fantasies)
  • Multimedia
    (Q/Media 2.0, Leonard the Inventor, Monty Python Flying Circus, Wired For Sound, MediaPedia Video Clips, Blue Ribbon Photos, Fantazia Fonts & More, Paint Shop Pro)
  • Lots of ancient "info about the Internet" and some app tours
  • Edutainment demos
    (Adventures with OSLO, Wiggins in Storyland, Grammar Expert, American History, Win SignMaster, Tangaroos,...)
  • Digital Bookshelf (dozen or so childrens' classics)
theDISC! 6 (12-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
ImageImage

theDISC! 12 (6-95)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
ImageImage
(run Install in Magazine dir)

PCGamer

Disc 1 (12-94)
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
Youtube Preview
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Disc 7 (6-95)
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Disc 8 (7-95)
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Disc 11 (10-95)
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Disc 2.8 (9-96)
Rapidshare Megaupload
Youtube Preview
ImageImage
This one has the cool Coconut Monkey adventure game as the interface. :)

Computer Shopper
(all thanks to Davros)

Issue 96, Feb 1996
Rapidshare P1 P2 / Megaupload P1 P2
  • business: quark express, serif type plus, serif photo plus
  • internet: latest web software
  • multimedia: rolling stones voodoo lounge, redshift 2
  • games: destruction derby, nhl ice hockey 96, shoppers roll of honour, descent, magic carpet 2, us navy fighters
  • business: visio 3, office 95, superoffice
  • leisure: monty python, battle beast, world war 2
Issue 98, April 96
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
if shopper.exe crashes in xp run browser.exe
  • command and conquer, pga golf 96, fanasy general, praire dog pro, renegade 2, time gate, rayman
  • comptons encyclopedia and groliers, word viewer, visual basic 4, internet explorer
  • 40 essential programs and utilities
Feb 97
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
  • Power Rangers, SimCity Network, Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hutchinson Multimedia Encyclopedia, Simpson's Screen Saver, Simpson's Cartoon Studio, Pink Panther's Passport to Peril
  • Business Apps
  • Editorials
Others
(thanks to Davros)
PC Direct Aug 95
Rapidshare / Megaupload
  • Paradox 5 for Windows evaluation kit, OfficeTalk, Take Your Best Shot, Visual CADD, WinCIM v1.4 and now NetLauncher, NavCIS TE 1.6, monthly screensaver

PC Direct Dec 95
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
  • winforcast, plugin, multifax, worms, telepower
PCPro Aug 97
Megaupload
  • Primarily Internet apps. Lots and lots of them from the time.
PCW Interactive Oct 95
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload
  • charm2, pc tax, recorder, mahjong, poke_it poker, postcode, photovista, mscdex updater of 2.22 to 2.23, space quest, renunion, flagtower, kingdom
  • gallery 60 hi res photos
  • 90mb of mac software
PCW Interactive Jul 97
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload
  • Goosebumps, interstate 76, MDK, yoda stories
  • an introduction programming to java applets, headliner, sound forge 4.0, netobjects fusion
PC Zone
Rapidshare P1 P2 P3 / Megaupload P1 P2 P3
  • Command & Conquer, rebel assault 2, warcraft 2, warcraft 2 - level editor, descent 2, earthworm jim 1 + 2, battle arena toshinden, pga golf 96, fantasy general, virtual carts, silent thunder, renegade 2, speed haste, culky
  • Bullfrog Christmas Demo 1995, syndicate wars, theme hospital, dungeon keeper, high octane, MAGIC CARPET 2 - NETHERWORLDS
  • Some apps, etc
Gamers Collection 1998 (ZD)
Megaupload DL
  • Quake 2, Forsaken, Heavy Gear, Jedi Knight MotS, Battlezone, Wing Commander Prophecy, F16 Fighting Falcon, Precision CART Racing, Ultim@te Race Pro, Close Combat 2,
  • Tomb Raider 2, Screamer Rally, G Police, Hexen II, Dungeon Keeper, Dark Colony, Worms 2, Wipeout 2097, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Panzer General 2
Extras

TIE Fighter magazine preview demo w/ Dodge Neon ad
Rapidshare DL
Youtube Preview
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Hey, you said these work on XP version.But i used Windown 7 can i these game on my computer? :blah:
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There's a large collection of PC Zone pdf magazines and CDs on https://archive.org (mostly issues 50-100). You can also find PC Gamer CDs up there as well

@sonyvx install them and see for yourself. :laugh:
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