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After a week or so of duping ISOs on the side, here is the collection as it currently stands. These will be eventually uploaded to cd.textfiles.com and its mirrors. I’m happy to say two people have stepped forward and CD.TEXTFILES.COM will have two mirrors, CDMIRROR.TEXTFILES.COM and CDMIRROR2.TEXTFILES.COM. This makes me feel a ton better about the safety of all this material. And so much material it is! See how many names you recognize from the past. For the numbers people, this is 100gb of data spread across 212 separate CD-ROMs.

10 Tons of Games Mega Collection 1 (International Software Values) (1997).iso
100 Games and More (1995).iso
5th Dimension CD-ROM Volume 1 (1995).iso
ALL - Games (Affiliated Software Distributors) (1995).iso
AOL Trial Disk Version 5.0 (September 1999).iso
Arcade America Demo Sampler (7th Level) (1995).iso
Best of Blender.iso
Best of CICA May Release (Saturn Publishing) (May 1994).iso
Blender Volume 1.5 (1995).iso
Blood Shareware (Monolith Productions) (1997).iso
Bluelight.Com Internet Service (Spinway) (1999).iso
Boot Disc #11 (July 1997).iso
CD Gamer CD-ROM #11 (August 1995).iso
CD Powerplay Issue #05 - Space Collection (Sept-Oct 1995).iso
CD Powerplay Issue #06 - Adventure Collection (November 1995).iso
CD Powerplay Issue #10 - Choose Your Weapon (February 1996).iso
CD Review #63 (Future Publishing) (December 1996).iso
CD Review #66 (Future Publishing) (March 1997).iso
CD Review #67 (Future Publishing) (1997).iso
CD ROM User Issue #13 (August 1995).iso
CD Zone Issue #36 (March 1996).iso
CD Zone Issue #39 (June 1996).iso
CD-ROM Games #6 (1995).iso
CD-ROM Games #7 (1995).iso
CD-ROM Games Game Demo Collection Volume 1 (1994).iso
CD-ROM Magazine #3 (Dennis Publishing) (December 1994).iso
CD-ROM Magazine #7 (Dennis Publishing) (April 1995).iso
CD-ROM Magazine #8 (Dennis Publishing) (May 1995).iso
CD-ROM Magazine (Dennis Publishing) (March 1995).iso
CD-ROM User Issue #14 (September 1995).iso
CD-ROM User Issue #7 (February 1994).iso
CICA for Windows (Walnut Creek) (November 1993).iso
CICA Shareware For Windows (Walnut Creek) (February 1995) (Disk 1).iso
CICA Shareware For Windows (Walnut Creek) (February 1995) (Disk 2).iso
CICA Shareware For Windows (Walnut Creek) (March 1996) (Disk 1).iso
CICA Shareware For Windows (Walnut Creek) (March 1996) (Disk 2).iso
Computer & Net Player (OGR) (December 1997).iso
Computer Games Strategy Plus Issue #60 (Disc 1) (1995).iso
Computer Games Strategy Plus Issue #60 (Disc 2) (1995).iso
Computer Gaming World #249 (March 2005).iso
Computer Gaming World #251 (May 2005).iso
Computer Gaming World #64.iso
Computer Gaming World Companion CD-ROM (1995).iso
Computer Gaming World Extra (1995).iso
Computer Gaming World Extra (1996).iso
Computer Gaming World Extra (Ferbruary 1996).iso
Computer Gaming World Extra (September 1995).iso
Computer Gaming World Extra CD-ROM (December 1995).iso
Computer Life Back to Campus (1995).iso
Computer Life Best of Everything (1995).iso
Deathstar Arcade Battles (Chestnut) (1993).iso
Demon Gate (Laser Magic) (1995).iso
DK Multimedia Sampler Disc (1996).iso
Egghead Presents a Microsoft Exposition (1995).iso
Electronic Entertainment CD-ROM Sampler Disc (February 1995).iso
Electronic Entertainment Sampler Disc (January 1995).iso
Electronic Entertainment Sampler Disc (November 1994).iso
Electronic Entertainment Sampler Disk (April 1995).iso
Electronic Entertainment Sampler Disk (December 1994).iso
Electronic Entertainment Sampler Disk (July 1995).iso
Electronic Entertainment Sampler Disk (June 1995).iso
Explore Byte Volume 3 (1997).iso
fileListing.tx
Free Games! (Meter Net) (December 1998).iso
gameDISC Volume Two  (Sendai Interactive) (1995).iso
gameDISC Voume 5 (Sendai Interactive) (1995).iso
Gateway 2000 System CD Version 3.2 (1993).iso
GCW Games & More & Wacky Windows Companion (Whale) (March 1995).iso
Giga Games 5 (Walnut Creek) (June 1997).iso
GTE Entertainment 3 Game Demo Sampler (GTE) (1996).iso
Homework Helper (Discovery Multimedia).iso
Launch CD-ROM Magazine #12 (1997).iso
Learn to Program Basic (Gold Master) (Interplay) (June 1998).iso
Maximum CD #10 (June 1999).iso
Maximum CD (August 1999).iso
Medio Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1 (1994).iso
Medio Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2 (1994).iso
Medio Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2 (Alternate) (1994).iso
Medio Magazine Volume 1 Issue 4 (1994).iso
Medio Magazine Volume 2 Issue 3 (1995).iso
Metatec's Nautilus CD Volume 1 Issue 1 (1994).iso
Microsoft Home CD Sampler (Microsoft) (1995).iso
Mosaic in a Box (Compuserve) (1995).iso
Multimedia Madness CD-ROM Volume 2 Issue 12 (November 1992).iso
Multimedia World Live (December 1995).iso
Multimedia World Live (Metatec) (March 1996).iso
Multimedia World Live (November 1995).iso
Net Power #01 (1995).iso
Net Power #01 (1996).iso
Net Power #03 (1996).iso
Novalogic Sampler CD-ROM (1998).iso
PC Answers CD-ROM #05 (March 1995).iso
PC Answers CD-ROM #07 (May 1995).iso
PC Answers CD-ROM #08 (June 1995).iso
PC Answers CD-ROM #18 (August 1995).iso
PC Attack Demo Disc #1 Featuring Interplay (1995).iso
PC Attack UltraDisc 1 (Future Publishing) (May 1995).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (April 1996).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (April 1997).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (August 1995).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (February 1996).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (February 1997).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (June 1997).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (March 1995).iso
PC Direct CD-ROM (May 1995).iso
PC Format CD-ROM Collection #03 (July 1994).iso
PC Format CD-ROM Collection #07 (November 1994).iso
PC Format CD-ROM Collection #11 (March 1995).iso
PC Format CD-ROM Collection #12 (April 1995).iso
PC Format CD-ROM Collection #13 (May 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #04 (March 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #05 (April 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #07 (June 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #08 (July 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #10 (September 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #12 (November 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #13 (December 1995).iso
PC Gamer CD #14 (January 1996).iso
PC Gamer CD #2.1 (February 1996).iso
PC Gamer CD #2.2 (March 1996).iso
PC Gamer CD #3.2 (May 1997).iso
PC Gamer CD #4.13 (July 1999).iso
PC Gamer CD #4.14 (August 1999).iso
PC Gamer CD #4.6 (December 1998).iso
PC Gamer CD #4.6 (Disc 2) (December 1998).iso
PC Gamer CD #5.1 (October 1999).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.33 (November 2003).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.35 (December 2003).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.36 (January 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.41 (June 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.42 (July 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.44 (September 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.45 (October 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.46 (November 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.48 (December 2004).iso
PC Gamer CD #7.58 (October 2005).iso
PC Gamer DVD #7.33 (October 2003).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (April 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (April 1999).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (December 1997).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (December 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (February 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (February 1999).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (January 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (January 1999).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (July-August 1997).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (July-August 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (March 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (March 1999).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (May-June 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (November 1997).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (November 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (October 1998).iso
PC Games.EXE (PC Games) (September 1998).iso
PC Guide CD-ROM (Future Publishing).iso
PC Guide Interactive CD-ROM Issue 10 Volume 2 (1997).iso
PC Guide Interactive Issue #05 (1995).iso
PC Guide Interactive Issue #08 (1996).iso
PC Guide Interactive Issue #10 (1996).iso
PC Guide Issue 6 Volume 2 (1996).iso
PC Magazine (May 1997).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #101 (March 1995).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #102 (April 1995).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #106 (August 1995).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #108 (October 1995).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #114 (April 1996).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #124 (February 1997).iso
PC Plus Super CD Issue #127 (May 1997).iso
PC Plus SuperCD #55a (Future Publishing) (1998).iso
PC Review - The Adventurers' CD #33 (July 1994).iso
PC Review CD-ROM #16 Issue #48 (October 1995).iso
PC Review CD-ROM #17 (1995).iso
PC Tactix Issue #6 (Paragon) (1995).iso
PC Tactix Issue #7 (Paragon) (1995).iso
PC World CD-ROM (February 1998).iso
PC World Online (4CDS) (1997).iso
PC World The Best Of Multimedia Live! (February 1997).iso
PC Zone (August 1995).iso
PDA Essentials Issue #27 CD-ROM (2004).iso
Personal Computer World Interactive CD-ROM (August 1995).iso
Playmates Interactive Entertainment Electronic Sampler (PIE).iso
Powerpak Gold (Florida Lion's Den) (1992).iso
Rocket Science Game Sampler (1995).iso
Shamrock Communications Game Demos (Shamrock) (1997).iso
Shareware Heaven #4 (Most Significant Bits) (1995).iso
Shareware Heaven #5 (Most Significant Bits) (Disc 1) (1996).iso
Shareware Heaven #5 (Most Significant Bits) (Disc 2) (1996).iso
Shareware Heaven #6 (Most Significant Bits) (Disc 1) (1997).iso
Shareware Heaven #6 (Most Significant Bits) (Disc 2) (1997).iso
Shareware Medley #1 - Windows Programs (Valkyrie Marketing) (1994).iso
SoundBlaster AWE64 Driver CD (August 1997).iso
SS Warlock - REACTOR (Reactor, Inc) (1994).iso
Super CD 3 (Groupware) (1994).iso
Super CD 4 (Groupware) (1994).iso
Super CD 5 (Groupware) (1994).iso
Super CD 50a (Groupware) (1998).iso
Super CD 50b (Groupware) (1998).iso
Super CD 6 (Groupware) (1994).iso
Sweetwill (MCD Group) (April 1994).iso
The Ultrasound Experience (Gravis) (1994).iso
Total Racing Cars (1999).iso
Tulip (MCD Group) (1994).iso
Utilities Platinum (Limelight Media) (1994).iso
ViaGrafix Tips and Tricks - Windows SuperGuide (February 1999).iso
Vietnam - A Visual Investigation (Medio) (1994) .iso
Way Cool Arcade Games for Windows (Quantum Axcess) (1996).iso
Windows 95 GigaPak Version 2 (Maple Media) (1996).iso
Windows At its Best (Powersource) (1994).iso
World's Largest Collection of Windows Software (Microforum) (Disk 1) (1995).iso
World's Largest Collection of Windows Software (Microforum) (Disk 2) (1995).iso
Yahoo! Internet Life Volume 2 Number 1 (1996).iso
Ziff-Davis Internet Life Volume 1 Number 1 (1995).iso

There’s a very small pile left, mostly not added yet because the CDs need to be cleaned (some sort of rust or rot is on them). Here’s hoping they can be rescued! Do you have more CDs lying around? Well, now you know where to send them. Contact me when you’re ready.


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8 Comments

  1. Samuel Erikson says:

    I definitely have a few sitting around, though unfortunately I threw away the slipcases for them quite some time ago. I’ll have to see about digging them out.

  2. There was a magazine called “CD Gamer”?

    Wow. Just, wow.

  3. Hex says:

    Best of Blender! Wow, there’s a thing I’d forgotten about for a while. Blender was so of its time – it’ll be fascinating to check that out.

  4. nimbus says:

    Get well soon, dude.

  5. Manolis says:

    Hey Jason.. First of all endless respect for everything, your passion for whatever computer related, the archiving , the history, the support to the scene, the textfiles, BBS, Get Lamp and everything.. You rock mate :)

    Now, to the point.. I saw in this post you have CD Powerplay 5,6 .. I have number 4 which is about RPGs.. Since I want to keep it though, would you want me to rip it as an iso , *maybe* if I’m able scan the cover and send it / upload it to you somewhere ? If yes let me know here and I’ll contact you ;) :)

  6. Rot says:

    Wow, that is a super nostalgic collection you’re putting up. You’re incredible. Thank you.

    As for the “CD Rot”, well it can either be decay or it can be fungus. Either way it’s not good.

    Here’s a site that might help you as it covers some repair methods:
    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/DiscRepair

  7. Required says:

    Utter Crap and a waste of time cd.textfiles.com. Put up the iso also so we can look at contents and if like download the cd itself, burn and use it as intended. No its not the same burning ourself since then the original dates and even cd file system structure maybe wrong. Besides some may have cdda audio on them. Hardest part is ripping the audio correctly using EAC to wave format and needs to be correct so can be restored back to original on another computer. I did read a tosec forum a how to guide for doing this, unknown if works perfectly or not.

    Maybe you dump these cd images elsewhere all of them. Have seen a few on archive.org if that was you, but not all are there.

    If was you at archive.org. I suggest you inform them to categorize them to identify which pc they belong to. Often title alone is not enough, if not from or have never seen such disc title, magazine or group etc.

  8. Richard says:

    Any links to download these? I’m looking to be able to download the edition from December 1995. Thanks for any help you could give me!