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Author Topic: Old-School software archive  (Read 3342 times)

Edvard

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Old-School software archive
« on: April 02, 2009, 10:59:06 AM »
Looking for that old Castle Wolfenstein demo? Some Impulse Tracker music? ASCII art straight outta BBS-Land circa 1985?

All that and more, right here:

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Who knew that the companies looking for a quick buck through the late 1980's and early 1990's with "Shovelware" CDs would become the unwitting archivists of the BBS age? No one did, but here we are, looking back, muttering thanks to these souless con artists as we plunder the very data they themselves took from a time now past.


Have fun!!  ;D

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Re: Old-School software archive
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 12:12:25 PM »
Awwwwwwwwsome!



Just scored a copy of of FIDO, CITADEL and RBBS-PC I've been looking for.

Thanks for finding that! :Thmbsup:

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Re: Old-School software archive
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 06:57:57 PM »
You're quite welcome. I've just rediscovered the joys of .mod music files  :P

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Re: Old-School software archive
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 10:15:21 PM »
Looking for that old Castle Wolfenstein demo? Some Impulse Tracker music? ASCII art straight outta BBS-Land circa 1985?
That sentence took me on a trip down nostalgia lane :)
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Re: Old-School software archive
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 12:10:12 PM »
You're quite welcome. I've just rediscovered the joys of .mod music files  :P

Heaven help this lad! Next thing you know, he'll be rediscovering the 'joys' of RIP graphics. ;D

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Re: Old-School software archive
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 01:01:11 PM »
Want more? I just discovered the main page at texfiles.com:

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My name is Jason Scott. Since I was 9 years old, I have had a fervent love of computers and technology, bounded only by realities of economics and time. From the BBS world of the 80's to the early wonders of the Internet and to the Web and beyond, I've dabbled and dosed myself in whatever hot new computing fads and freakishness this wonderful world could come up with.

As I entered into my late 20's, I realized I had been a part of many great things, and the perspective I had gained since that time gave me ideas. The most potent of these ideas has been to spread the feelings, horrors and astonishments of computing's history to people who came into it late, or never came into it at all.

I wasn't a Big Player in the Turning Points of the last 20 years, but I was a good listener and a good watcher, and I hope that what I do bring to you will both excite and intrigue. If you were there, we'll reminisce together. And if you weren't there, do I have a story to tell you....


My God, it's full of stars... 0_0

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Re: Old-School software archive
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 01:19:50 PM »
They have an archive of some very basic info of old US BBS's, in which my brother's is listed. It's one of the very few things that exist on the internet associated with his name.

http://bbslist.textf...m/813/oldschool.html

The main page for the listings is here: http://bbslist.textfiles.com/usbbs.html