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You guys will NEVER guess what I found tonight helping an old friend.  I'll give you a hint, I'll be uploading them all to the internet archives hopefully in the next few weeks.  I now have a flat out NEED to build a retro rig that can read CD's because a low speed drive is going to be imperative, like seriously I'll want to try to locate like a 1x or 2x CD reader if I can from the early 90's, just so I can rip all of these gently.

I FOUND MY OLD ABSOLUTELY FULL CD WALLET OF OLD CD SOFTWARE!!!! :wheee:

Yes, some of them are copies, but 99.9% of it was all legitimately bought software of mine from back in Windows 98 till early EARLY first edition Windows XP.  I just thought it was absolutely awesome and had to share.

 

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Software and Games list in this wallet:
 

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CD's marked with (OEM) are original OEM discs.  If not marked, assume its a copy of an original disc.  These will be uploaded to the archives once I source a drive that'll read these slow enough so they don't disintegrate inside the drive.  Some of these discs are definitely lost causes due to mold problems and well, they're 20 years old.  These were all circa 2002 when this wallet was made.  For OS's, assume no service packs unless otherwise noted.

 

Software:

  • Windows 98 Starts Here (OEM)
  • Windows 98 (OEM)
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2k Pro Ed.
  • Windows 2k Server
  • Dell Windows XP Home
  • Non marked disc
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Windows 2000 Professional (exact copy, its what my notes say on it)
  • Windows .Net Server
  • Linux 8.1 Mandrake (all 3 discs)
  • "HP Laptop Drivers" (for an Athlon XP / GeForce 4 probably era HP laptop) (all 3 discs)
  • Windows XP Plus!
  • Linux Red Hat v9.0 (3 discs)
  • Linux Red Hat v7.3 (3 discs)
  • Non marked disc
  • 54g Wireless LAN W450 Driver (OEM)
  • Dell Resource CD (Drivers / Utilities) (probably for a Dimension 4000)
  • Dell Installed Programs (same as above)
  • Sound Blaster Live! Installation CD (OEM)
  • Modem Software for Windows 95, 98, and 3.x with Paint Shop Pro (OEM)
  • Microsoft Intellitype and IntelliPoint drivers and software (OEM)
  • T.I. Resource CD (probably for TI-82+ Calculators)
  • Saitek Smart Technology Disc (OEM)
  • Saitek P2500 Rumble Installation CD (OEM)
  • W.D. Ultra ATA100 Controller Card Drivers
  • CMI 8330 Sound for XP (for a PC Chips SIS 5598 Socket 7 board)
  • PC100 Drivers Disc (OEM) (for same Socket 7 board)
  • SIS 5598 Video Drivers for XP, 98, etc (for same board)
  • BusLink USB 2.0 Controller Driver PCI/Cardbus (OEM)
  • Bafo Solutions USB Driver Software for a USB serial HDD enclosure / Win98 (OEM)
  • Lexmark X73 Printer Driver Disc
  • Lexmark 2030 Driver disc + Rockwell Modem Drivers
  • People PC Online
  • Winamp 2.81 + all my old plugins I used
  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5
  • "DVD Ripping and Encoding" (nuff said probably lol)
  • Goldwave 4.21
  • Quicktime 5
  • Virtualdub 1.45
  • PowerDVD XP
  • Sonic MyDVD Installer Disc (OEM)
  • Iomegaware v2.0 ATAPI (OEM)
  • Iomega ZIPCD 650 v4.0 Application CD (OEM)
  • Easy CD Creator 5
  • Easy CD Creator 5.1
  • Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.34 (OEM)
  • Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0
  • Nero v5.5
  • TDK CD Blender Software Suite v5.75 (OEM)
  • NTI CD Maker
  • NTI CD Maker 6.0
  • Fellowes Neato MediaFace Design Software & Image Library v2.2 (OEM)
  • Norton ZIP Rescue (OEM)
  • Norton Utilities 2k2
  • Norton Antivirus 2000
  • Norton Firewall 2002
  • Norton Internet Security 2003
  • Style XP
  • Motherboard Monitor 5.1
  • MSN 8.0
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Partition Magic 7.0
  • Winzip
  • Win ISO
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Works Suite 2001 (complete / all 6 discs) (OEM)
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business (2 discs)
  • Microsoft Works & Money (probably for Win95 looking at the disc)
  • Quickbooks 2002 Basic
  • Microsoft Bookshelf 2000 (OEM)
  • Groliers Multimedia Encyclopedia 1999
  • MGI Photosuite 8.1
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Cardshop Plus! Deluxe
  • AutoCAD LT 2000
  • AutoCAD Learning Assistance
  • Corel Draw 6
  • Print Shop Deluxe (full suite / 9 discs)


Games:

  • Need For Speed Underground 2 (both CD's)
  • ATARI Anniversary Edition (OEM)
  • Family Fued (OEM)
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (OEM)
  • Viper Racing
  • Sports Car GT
  • Ultimate Mahjongg
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Deer Avenger 1-3
  • Guard Force (OEM)
  • The Simpsons Hit & Run (all 3 discs) (OEM)
  • Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Max Payne (Demo)
  • The Sims Deluxe Edition (2 CD's)
  • Need For Speed III (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Porshe Unleashed (OEM)
  • Need For Speed High Stakes (OEM)
  • Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Underground (2 discs) (OEM) 
  • Need For Speed Underground Demo
  • Generals (2 CD's)
  • GTA 3 (2 CD's)
  • 4x4 Evolution
  • Sim City 2000 / Sim Tower
  • Mafia (3 CD's)
  • GTA Vice City (2 CD's)
  • Need For Speed III
  • 4x4 Evolution 2
  • Max Payne
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
  • Quake III Arena
  • Commandos - Behind Enemy Lines
  • Hot Wired
  • Duke Nukem Atomic
  • Jeopardy (OEM)
  • Oregon Trail II (OEM)
  • Snowmobile Championship 2000 (OEM)
  • US Racer
  • The Sims
  • Moto Racer
  • Quake
  • Elasto Mania (bwahaha, used to play this off 3.5" floppy in keyboarding class)
  • South Park Mario (I BELIEVE this was a "napster" mod find?)
  • Bicycle Solitaire
  • Amerca's Funniest Home Videos - Lights, Camera, Interaction! (OEM)
  • The Software Toolworks CD Deluxe Pack 4 (educational games for DOS?) (OEM)
  • Cabela's Ultimate Deer Hunt
  • Deer Hunter (OEM)
  • Deer Hunter II
  • Deer Hunter 3
  • Driver
  • Diablo
  • Hitman - Codename 47
  • Evil Knievel 3d Stunt Game (OEM)
  • Spider-Man CD ROM PC Game by Kelloggs (promo CD by Activision for the movie) (OEM)
  • Inline Skating (promo from Taco Bell)
  • Mega Race DOS (OEM)
  • Mechwarrior 3
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Monopoly
  • Midtown Madness Chicago Edition
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • Monster Truck Madness 2
  • Wheel of Fortune (OEM)
  • Dirt Track Racing 2
  • Sim Copter
  • Tomb Raider II (OEM)
  • Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear Black Thorn
  • Turok - Dinosaur Hunter
  • Puzzle Master Deluxe Suite (2 Discs) (OEM)
  • Yahtzee Mini CD by Betty Crocker (OEM)
  • Monopoly by Parker Brothers (OEM)
  • Disney's Goofy Skateboarding Preview (OEM)

 

 

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You found a treasure! Old game and soft! Started playing snes game last week.

I was playing those with my older cousin when young.

I wonder if Midtown Madness would work on windows 11 ahah

 

 

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17 minutes ago, bonami2 said:

You found a treasure! Old game and soft! Started playing snes game last week.

I was playing those with my older cousin when young.

I wonder if Midtown Madness would work on windows 11 ahah

 

 

I'll have to test that soon, I found Midtown Madness Chicago. :wheee:

 

I'll have to write a list of all of these down tomorrow lol.

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I know @PCSarge has a 1x he's using as a paperweight for his desk.

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11 hours ago, Avacado said:

I know @PCSarge has a 1x he's using as a paperweight for his desk.

@Avacado correction, its a 4x being used as a brace for my racing pedals UNDER my desk, and sadly the laser doesnt read discs and hasnt for many years, its not nostalgic if it doesnt work!

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Oh man, that's a treasure trove, nice find!

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Updated OP with the listing.  Here it is here too, in case anyone doesn't feel like scrolling because its a big list......

 

Spoiler

CD's marked with (OEM) are original OEM discs.  If not marked, assume its a copy of an original disc.  These will be uploaded to the archives once I source a drive that'll read these slow enough so they don't disintegrate inside the drive.  Some of these discs are definitely lost causes due to mold problems and well, they're 20 years old.  These were all circa 2002 when this wallet was made.  For OS's, assume no service packs unless otherwise noted.

 

Software:

  • Windows 98 Starts Here (OEM)
  • Windows 98 (OEM)
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2k Pro Ed.
  • Windows 2k Server
  • Dell Windows XP Home
  • Non marked disc
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Windows 2000 Professional (exact copy, its what my notes say on it)
  • Windows .Net Server
  • Linux 8.1 Mandrake (all 3 discs)
  • "HP Laptop Drivers" (for an Athlon XP / GeForce 4 probably era HP laptop) (all 3 discs)
  • Windows XP Plus!
  • Linux Red Hat v9.0 (3 discs)
  • Linux Red Hat v7.3 (3 discs)
  • Non marked disc
  • 54g Wireless LAN W450 Driver (OEM)
  • Dell Resource CD (Drivers / Utilities) (probably for a Dimension 4000)
  • Dell Installed Programs (same as above)
  • Sound Blaster Live! Installation CD (OEM)
  • Modem Software for Windows 95, 98, and 3.x with Paint Shop Pro (OEM)
  • Microsoft Intellitype and IntelliPoint drivers and software (OEM)
  • T.I. Resource CD (probably for TI-82+ Calculators)
  • Saitek Smart Technology Disc (OEM)
  • Saitek P2500 Rumble Installation CD (OEM)
  • W.D. Ultra ATA100 Controller Card Drivers
  • CMI 8330 Sound for XP (for a PC Chips SIS 5598 Socket 7 board)
  • PC100 Drivers Disc (OEM) (for same Socket 7 board)
  • SIS 5598 Video Drivers for XP, 98, etc (for same board)
  • BusLink USB 2.0 Controller Driver PCI/Cardbus (OEM)
  • Bafo Solutions USB Driver Software for a USB serial HDD enclosure / Win98 (OEM)
  • Lexmark X73 Printer Driver Disc
  • Lexmark 2030 Driver disc + Rockwell Modem Drivers
  • People PC Online
  • Winamp 2.81 + all my old plugins I used
  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5
  • "DVD Ripping and Encoding" (nuff said probably lol)
  • Goldwave 4.21
  • Quicktime 5
  • Virtualdub 1.45
  • PowerDVD XP
  • Sonic MyDVD Installer Disc (OEM)
  • Iomegaware v2.0 ATAPI (OEM)
  • Iomega ZIPCD 650 v4.0 Application CD (OEM)
  • Easy CD Creator 5
  • Easy CD Creator 5.1
  • Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.34 (OEM)
  • Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0
  • Nero v5.5
  • TDK CD Blender Software Suite v5.75 (OEM)
  • NTI CD Maker
  • NTI CD Maker 6.0
  • Fellowes Neato MediaFace Design Software & Image Library v2.2 (OEM)
  • Norton ZIP Rescue (OEM)
  • Norton Utilities 2k2
  • Norton Antivirus 2000
  • Norton Firewall 2002
  • Norton Internet Security 2003
  • Style XP
  • Motherboard Monitor 5.1
  • MSN 8.0
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Partition Magic 7.0
  • Winzip
  • Win ISO
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Works Suite 2001 (complete / all 6 discs) (OEM)
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business (2 discs)
  • Microsoft Works & Money (probably for Win95 looking at the disc)
  • Quickbooks 2002 Basic
  • Microsoft Bookshelf 2000 (OEM)
  • Groliers Multimedia Encyclopedia 1999
  • MGI Photosuite 8.1
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Cardshop Plus! Deluxe
  • AutoCAD LT 2000
  • AutoCAD Learning Assistance
  • Corel Draw 6
  • Print Shop Deluxe (full suite / 9 discs)


Games:

  • Need For Speed Underground 2 (both CD's)
  • ATARI Anniversary Edition (OEM)
  • Family Fued (OEM)
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (OEM)
  • Viper Racing
  • Sports Car GT
  • Ultimate Mahjongg
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Deer Avenger 1-3
  • Guard Force (OEM)
  • The Simpsons Hit & Run (all 3 discs) (OEM)
  • Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Max Payne (Demo)
  • The Sims Deluxe Edition (2 CD's)
  • Need For Speed III (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Porshe Unleashed (OEM)
  • Need For Speed High Stakes (OEM)
  • Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Underground (2 discs) (OEM) 
  • Need For Speed Underground Demo
  • Generals (2 CD's)
  • GTA 3 (2 CD's)
  • 4x4 Evolution
  • Sim City 2000 / Sim Tower
  • Mafia (3 CD's)
  • GTA Vice City (2 CD's)
  • Need For Speed III
  • 4x4 Evolution 2
  • Max Payne
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
  • Quake III Arena
  • Commandos - Behind Enemy Lines
  • Hot Wired
  • Duke Nukem Atomic
  • Jeopardy (OEM)
  • Oregon Trail II (OEM)
  • Snowmobile Championship 2000 (OEM)
  • US Racer
  • The Sims
  • Moto Racer
  • Quake
  • Elasto Mania (bwahaha, used to play this off 3.5" floppy in keyboarding class)
  • South Park Mario (I BELIEVE this was a "napster" mod find?)
  • Bicycle Solitaire
  • Amerca's Funniest Home Videos - Lights, Camera, Interaction! (OEM)
  • The Software Toolworks CD Deluxe Pack 4 (educational games for DOS?) (OEM)
  • Cabela's Ultimate Deer Hunt
  • Deer Hunter (OEM)
  • Deer Hunter II
  • Deer Hunter 3
  • Driver
  • Diablo
  • Hitman - Codename 47
  • Evil Knievel 3d Stunt Game (OEM)
  • Spider-Man CD ROM PC Game by Kelloggs (promo CD by Activision for the movie) (OEM)
  • Inline Skating (promo from Taco Bell)
  • Mega Race DOS (OEM)
  • Mechwarrior 3
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Monopoly
  • Midtown Madness Chicago Edition
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • Monster Truck Madness 2
  • Wheel of Fortune (OEM)
  • Dirt Track Racing 2
  • Sim Copter
  • Tomb Raider II (OEM)
  • Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear Black Thorn
  • Turok - Dinosaur Hunter
  • Puzzle Master Deluxe Suite (2 Discs) (OEM)
  • Yahtzee Mini CD by Betty Crocker (OEM)
  • Monopoly by Parker Brothers (OEM)
  • Disney's Goofy Skateboarding Preview (OEM)

 

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Nice haul! But no AOL disks from 1997? 🤣 

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4 minutes ago, Sir Beregond said:

Nice haul! But no AOL disks from 1997? 🤣 

Did you save your 20 year old coasters?  Because I didn't! :lachen:

 

C'mon, we all knew AOL was trash even back then in the 1990's.  I'm surprised I didn't have a Netzero CD in there though.  Probably one of the few missing discs, I noticed there was blank areas that probably weren't blank originally.

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SSD/NVME: Silicon Power 512GB Gen3 NVME
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1 minute ago, pioneerisloud said:

Did you save your 20 year old coasters?  Because I didn't! :lachen:

 

C'mon, we all knew AOL was trash even back then in the 1990's.  I'm surprised I didn't have a Netzero CD in there.  Probably one of the few missing discs, I noticed there was blank areas that probably weren't blank originally.

Naw, threw out the box of random assorted trash disks a few years back. Somehow a couple of AOL disks were in there, not really sure why as we never used AOL.

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1 minute ago, Sir Beregond said:

Naw, threw out the box of random assorted trash disks a few years back. Somehow a couple of AOL disks were in there, not really sure why as we never used AOL.

I'm curious if my "People PC Online" disc would still work though.  I have a home phone line.  People PC Online is just old version of "Earthlink" which is still active today.

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1 minute ago, pioneerisloud said:

I'm curious if my "People PC Online" disc would still work though.  I have a home phone line.  People PC Online is just old version of "Earthlink" which is still active today.

Now I am curious. 🤔

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1 minute ago, Sir Beregond said:

Now I am curious. 🤔

You can bet on it once I get my K6 rig running properly, I'm going to try..... :lachen:

I actually WANT to create a dial up network system between a buddy of mine and me to play old games over dial up LAN.

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5 minutes ago, pioneerisloud said:

You can bet on it once I get my K6 rig running properly, I'm going to try..... :lachen:

I actually WANT to create a dial up network system between a buddy of mine and me to play old games over dial up LAN.

Now that's what I call retro gaming.

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Now that's what I call retro gaming.

Like, this is so exciting finding this stuff lol.  This means I have ALL of the software here to make a Win98 or 95, or even a DOS rig, and have it fully functional.  Including Winamp for music (which I still use mp3's today).  And tons of games that'll work.

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22 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

You guys will NEVER guess what I found tonight helping an old friend.  I'll give you a hint, I'll be uploading them all to the internet archives hopefully in the next few weeks.  I now have a flat out NEED to build a retro rig that can read CD's because a low speed drive is going to be imperative, like seriously I'll want to try to locate like a 1x or 2x CD reader if I can from the early 90's, just so I can rip all of these gently.

I FOUND MY OLD ABSOLUTELY FULL CD WALLET OF OLD CD SOFTWARE!!!! :wheee:

Yes, some of them are copies, but 99.9% of it was all legitimately bought software of mine from back in Windows 98 till early EARLY first edition Windows XP.  I just thought it was absolutely awesome and had to share.

 

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Software and Games list in this wallet:
 

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CD's marked with (OEM) are original OEM discs.  If not marked, assume its a copy of an original disc.  These will be uploaded to the archives once I source a drive that'll read these slow enough so they don't disintegrate inside the drive.  Some of these discs are definitely lost causes due to mold problems and well, they're 20 years old.  These were all circa 2002 when this wallet was made.  For OS's, assume no service packs unless otherwise noted.

 

Software:

  • Windows 98 Starts Here (OEM)
  • Windows 98 (OEM)
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2k Pro Ed.
  • Windows 2k Server
  • Dell Windows XP Home
  • Non marked disc
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Windows 2000 Professional (exact copy, its what my notes say on it)
  • Windows .Net Server
  • Linux 8.1 Mandrake (all 3 discs)
  • "HP Laptop Drivers" (for an Athlon XP / GeForce 4 probably era HP laptop) (all 3 discs)
  • Windows XP Plus!
  • Linux Red Hat v9.0 (3 discs)
  • Linux Red Hat v7.3 (3 discs)
  • Non marked disc
  • 54g Wireless LAN W450 Driver (OEM)
  • Dell Resource CD (Drivers / Utilities) (probably for a Dimension 4000)
  • Dell Installed Programs (same as above)
  • Sound Blaster Live! Installation CD (OEM)
  • Modem Software for Windows 95, 98, and 3.x with Paint Shop Pro (OEM)
  • Microsoft Intellitype and IntelliPoint drivers and software (OEM)
  • T.I. Resource CD (probably for TI-82+ Calculators)
  • Saitek Smart Technology Disc (OEM)
  • Saitek P2500 Rumble Installation CD (OEM)
  • W.D. Ultra ATA100 Controller Card Drivers
  • CMI 8330 Sound for XP (for a PC Chips SIS 5598 Socket 7 board)
  • PC100 Drivers Disc (OEM) (for same Socket 7 board)
  • SIS 5598 Video Drivers for XP, 98, etc (for same board)
  • BusLink USB 2.0 Controller Driver PCI/Cardbus (OEM)
  • Bafo Solutions USB Driver Software for a USB serial HDD enclosure / Win98 (OEM)
  • Lexmark X73 Printer Driver Disc
  • Lexmark 2030 Driver disc + Rockwell Modem Drivers
  • People PC Online
  • Winamp 2.81 + all my old plugins I used
  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5
  • "DVD Ripping and Encoding" (nuff said probably lol)
  • Goldwave 4.21
  • Quicktime 5
  • Virtualdub 1.45
  • PowerDVD XP
  • Sonic MyDVD Installer Disc (OEM)
  • Iomegaware v2.0 ATAPI (OEM)
  • Iomega ZIPCD 650 v4.0 Application CD (OEM)
  • Easy CD Creator 5
  • Easy CD Creator 5.1
  • Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.34 (OEM)
  • Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0
  • Nero v5.5
  • TDK CD Blender Software Suite v5.75 (OEM)
  • NTI CD Maker
  • NTI CD Maker 6.0
  • Fellowes Neato MediaFace Design Software & Image Library v2.2 (OEM)
  • Norton ZIP Rescue (OEM)
  • Norton Utilities 2k2
  • Norton Antivirus 2000
  • Norton Firewall 2002
  • Norton Internet Security 2003
  • Style XP
  • Motherboard Monitor 5.1
  • MSN 8.0
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Partition Magic 7.0
  • Winzip
  • Win ISO
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Works Suite 2001 (complete / all 6 discs) (OEM)
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business (2 discs)
  • Microsoft Works & Money (probably for Win95 looking at the disc)
  • Quickbooks 2002 Basic
  • Microsoft Bookshelf 2000 (OEM)
  • Groliers Multimedia Encyclopedia 1999
  • MGI Photosuite 8.1
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Cardshop Plus! Deluxe
  • AutoCAD LT 2000
  • AutoCAD Learning Assistance
  • Corel Draw 6
  • Print Shop Deluxe (full suite / 9 discs)


Games:

  • Need For Speed Underground 2 (both CD's)
  • ATARI Anniversary Edition (OEM)
  • Family Fued (OEM)
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (OEM)
  • Viper Racing
  • Sports Car GT
  • Ultimate Mahjongg
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Deer Avenger 1-3
  • Guard Force (OEM)
  • The Simpsons Hit & Run (all 3 discs) (OEM)
  • Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Max Payne (Demo)
  • The Sims Deluxe Edition (2 CD's)
  • Need For Speed III (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Porshe Unleashed (OEM)
  • Need For Speed High Stakes (OEM)
  • Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit (OEM)
  • Need For Speed Underground (2 discs) (OEM) 
  • Need For Speed Underground Demo
  • Generals (2 CD's)
  • GTA 3 (2 CD's)
  • 4x4 Evolution
  • Sim City 2000 / Sim Tower
  • Mafia (3 CD's)
  • GTA Vice City (2 CD's)
  • Need For Speed III
  • 4x4 Evolution 2
  • Max Payne
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
  • Quake III Arena
  • Commandos - Behind Enemy Lines
  • Hot Wired
  • Duke Nukem Atomic
  • Jeopardy (OEM)
  • Oregon Trail II (OEM)
  • Snowmobile Championship 2000 (OEM)
  • US Racer
  • The Sims
  • Moto Racer
  • Quake
  • Elasto Mania (bwahaha, used to play this off 3.5" floppy in keyboarding class)
  • South Park Mario (I BELIEVE this was a "napster" mod find?)
  • Bicycle Solitaire
  • Amerca's Funniest Home Videos - Lights, Camera, Interaction! (OEM)
  • The Software Toolworks CD Deluxe Pack 4 (educational games for DOS?) (OEM)
  • Cabela's Ultimate Deer Hunt
  • Deer Hunter (OEM)
  • Deer Hunter II
  • Deer Hunter 3
  • Driver
  • Diablo
  • Hitman - Codename 47
  • Evil Knievel 3d Stunt Game (OEM)
  • Spider-Man CD ROM PC Game by Kelloggs (promo CD by Activision for the movie) (OEM)
  • Inline Skating (promo from Taco Bell)
  • Mega Race DOS (OEM)
  • Mechwarrior 3
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Monopoly
  • Midtown Madness Chicago Edition
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • Monster Truck Madness 2
  • Wheel of Fortune (OEM)
  • Dirt Track Racing 2
  • Sim Copter
  • Tomb Raider II (OEM)
  • Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear Black Thorn
  • Turok - Dinosaur Hunter
  • Puzzle Master Deluxe Suite (2 Discs) (OEM)
  • Yahtzee Mini CD by Betty Crocker (OEM)
  • Monopoly by Parker Brothers (OEM)
  • Disney's Goofy Skateboarding Preview (OEM)

 

 

 

 ...thanks @pioneerisloud! --- great reminder that I needed to pay a visit to the storeroom ('some say it's haunted')...found three big albums / wallets containing some of my old stuff and that of older siblings. I do have a retro gamer and am already enjoying my all-time fav - MDK and MDK 2, along with Duke Nukem 3D and Terminal Velocity 😁

 

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6 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

Like, this is so exciting finding this stuff lol.  This means I have ALL of the software here to make a Win98 or 95, or even a DOS rig, and have it fully functional.  Including Winamp for music (which I still use mp3's today).  And tons of games that'll work.

Oh, I miss Winamp. It kicks the llama's ass.  My stuff isnt as old as your cases, but hey, ive got one. My oldest and favorite has to be Sid Meiers Getttysburg. 97' the good times.

 

 

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I'll have to test that soon, I found Midtown Madness Chicago. :wheee:

 

I'll have to write a list of all of these down tomorrow lol.

Midtown Madness, Monster Truck Madness and Motocross Madness were among the games that spent many hours entertaining my 5 kids. In fact, just last week one of my sons mentioned how much fun those three were and the good memories he had of the family playing them. He specifically remember ramming houses with a monster truck and everyone giggled about the old man voice yelling "hey you kids, get off my lawn!!" LoL

 

Anyone else have memories of spending hours on dial-up, braving sketchy web sites hunting for No-CD cracks and trainers so you could leave your CDs in their jewel case? Little kids were murderers of CDs.

 

The kids had a knack for scratching them up. My custom builds always had two optical drives so I could burn disposable  "working" copies of new discs using Nero and Slysoft AnyDVD and CloneCD/DVD on the DRM-protected discs. That way the originals stayed like new.

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Midtown Madness, Monster Truck Madness and Motocross Madness were among the games that spent many hours entertaining my 5 kids. In fact, just last week one of my son's mentioned how much fun those three were and the good memories he had of the family playing them. He specifically remember ramming houses with a monster truck and everyone giggled about the old man voice yelling "hey you kids, get off my lawn!!" LoL

 

Anyone else have memories of spending hours on dial-up, braving sketchy web sites hunting for No-CD cracks and trainers so you could leave your CDs in their jewel case? Little kids were murderers of CDs.

 

The kids had a knack for scratching them up. My custom builds always had two optical drives so I could burn disposable  "working" copies of new discs using Nero and Slysoft CloneCD/DVD on the DRM-protected discs. That way the originals stayed like new.

Am close to 30 and i remember my older cousin showing me those Games played many hour of midtown Madness then GTA vice City and San andreas and age or empire and wow.. No CD \ trainer \ admin center \ cheat engine. On strange Russian website. Haha miss those days 😟

 

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Am 26 and i remember my older cousin showing me those Games played many hour of midtown Madness then GTA vice City and San andreas and age or empire and wow.. No CD \ trainer \ admin center \ cheat engine. On strange Russian website. Haha miss those days 😟

 

My kids felt lucky. Each had their own custom desktop PC built by daddy on the 6-computer home network. Laptops were rare back then. They cost a small fortune and were generally used exclusively for business. Laptops back then were beige putty colored like most desktops and monitors, and many had a built-in trackball, before touchpads were invented.

 

We spent many weekends "killing" one another in frag matches in Quake II, Unreal Tournament, Arena, etc. They cut their teeth playing QBasic Nibbles and Bananas using a CRT display and MS-DOS, (I think before Windows was invented, although my memory of that is a bit foggy now,) but that quickly morphed into Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom back when Apogee/id software were brand new companies at the forefront of PC gaming. Everything then was on 3.5 inch floppy disks and optical drives were brand new tech that almost nobody owned yet.

 

 

 

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My kids felt lucky. Each had their own custom desktop PC built by daddy on the 6-computer home network. Laptops were rare back then. They cost a small fortune and were generally used exclusively for business. Laptops back then were beige putty colored like most desktops and monitors, and many had a built-in trackball, before touchpads were invented.

 

We spent many weekends "killing" one another in frag matches in Quake II, Unreal Tournament, Arena, etc. They cut their teeth playing QBasic Nibbles and Bananas using a CRT display and MS-DOS, (I think before Windows was invented, although my memory of that is a bit foggy now,) but that quickly morphed into Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom back when Apogee/id software were brand new companies at the forefront of PC gaming. Everything then was on 3.5 inch floppy disks and optical drives were brand new tech that almost nobody owned yet.

 

I would have loved to have that as a kid. Luckily I had a friends who's father was in IT. I would go over all the time and he would let me take apart his 386/486 machines while his own son played with nerf guns outside. 

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I would have loved to have that as a kid. Luckily I had a friends who's father was in IT. I would go over all the time and he would let me take apart his 386/486 machines while his own son played with nerf guns outside. 

I can remember being excited about my first VGA monitor and being stoked about upgrading from an 8088 CPU to a 486SX. It took me a long time to embrace Windows. Real men used DOS. Windows was for wusses and Mac-lovers.

 

Edit: I also remember adding a math coprocessor as an upgrade to speed things up... And, there was a company called Evergreen Technologies that sold AMD CPU upgrades with an adapter for the CPU socket to fit an AMD K5 100MHz (yes, 100, and 1 core/1 thread "upgrade" kit) processor onto an Intel mobo. That was long before the internet was invented, LOL. 

 

https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K5/index.html

https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/AMD/K5/AMD-K5-PR100ABQ.html

 

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I remember a girlfriend upgrading my first computer for me, she put Windows 98SE on it from win 95, and upgraded the memory from 8Mb to 32Mb. All on a 1Gb hdd. Oh, and I met her on dial up internet on my dial up aol.com acct. 🤣  We didn't even have DSL in our area then. lol, I even remember having to change out the modem in the comp and adding a 56k pci card.

 

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1 minute ago, schuck6566 said:

I remember a girlfriend upgrading my first computer for me, she put Windows 98SE on it from win 95, and upgraded the memory from 8Mb to 32Mb. All on a 1Gb hdd. Oh, and I met her on dial up internet on my dial up aol.com acct. 🤣  We didn't even have DSL in our area then.

Remember how depressed you got when you logged in after singing along to the dial-up connection sounds and not hearing "You've got mail"?

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