Thousands of shareware floppies

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by Hallfiry » November 16th, 2012, 2:57 pm

Your CDs can finally be found on my website. Sorry that it took me so long.
http://www.kultcds.com/index.php?id=netpower&lang=en
Magazine cover disk catalog:
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by MrFlibble » November 17th, 2012, 9:19 am

Nice! Anything rare found on those?

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by Hallfiry » November 17th, 2012, 9:43 am

MrFlibble wrote:Nice! Anything rare found on those?
I couldn't anything special, but I haven't checked them in too much detail ;)
Magazine cover disk catalog:
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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by MrFlibble » November 17th, 2012, 9:54 am

BTW, do you have the updated catalogue of your collection available? Also you've mentioned that the software you use to do the catalogues can grab contents of either readme files or archives, I forgot which. Did that actually work?

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by Hallfiry » November 17th, 2012, 10:54 am

MrFlibble wrote:BTW, do you have the updated catalogue of your collection available? Also you've mentioned that the software you use to do the catalogues can grab contents of either readme files or archives, I forgot which. Did that actually work?
I haven't updated it in a while. I'm so busy scanning magazines (one mag per day). And it can look into archives ;)
Magazine cover disk catalog:
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by MrFlibble » November 17th, 2012, 11:59 am

Oh, nice! The catalogues are really helpful ;)

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by FelixTheKid » November 17th, 2012, 4:12 pm

Here is a bunch of late 80s, early 90s files from the USCX BBS to play around with from. Some of this was in my previous archive, but this one has more files. A lot of old BASIC games, shareware utils, etc.

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZ ... eUpvSWNUQw

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by MrFlibble » November 18th, 2012, 6:32 pm

Nicey! :D

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by FelixTheKid » April 19th, 2015, 1:26 am

Resurrecting this thread with the bad news that I lost EVERY single file I transferred from hundreds of these old floppies when I had to reformat my PC. Backups lost. Hopefully somebody out there has another set of these disks, but unlikely. I never uploaded them all anywhere and the disks have since been recycled. :o

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God, Jesus Christ, is number one!hehe

Post by developertn » April 19th, 2015, 9:17 am

Jesus Christ!hehe

Try to look at computer and electronic stores. There are some gems left out there that are on clearance for a penny or such. I remember looking in my collection and my cousin somehow got a DOS era game from CompUSA priced at a penny on clearance. I guess these stores are trying to rid their stores of old "obsolete" stock.

God bless.

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by MrFlibble » April 19th, 2015, 3:50 pm

I'm very sorry to hear that!

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by developertn » April 19th, 2015, 11:26 pm

FelixTheKid wrote:Resurrecting this thread with the bad news that I lost EVERY single file I transferred from hundreds of these old floppies when I had to reformat my PC. Backups lost. Hopefully somebody out there has another set of these disks, but unlikely. I never uploaded them all anywhere and the disks have since been recycled. :o
Try this link: I believe they have thousands of free public domain as well as commercial games or whatnot collected over the years that the original publishers have released as freeware even though they are commercial quality. As the pirates say "Enjoy legally in this time and age! hehe"
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by FelixTheKid » April 20th, 2015, 2:50 pm

Great news! I found the files. :D When I had upgraded my PC and reformatted everything, I left behind a smaller hard drive, which I brought to my place of work. I had failed to copy everything off this hard disk when I transferred files, including the shareware archive. It was still there at work after a year or two. I am very happy.

Once I get these synchronized to Dropbox I will share a RAR archive.

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Post by developertn » April 20th, 2015, 7:09 pm

Jesus Christ!hehe

I know that is a lot of work. However I know one person in particular who would love those sharewares especially if the copyright permission could be obtained for them or if the author has made it freewares.

Thank you Jesus Christ!

I know I depend on public assistance. So because I already get welfare I am giving my work here for free. It is as if you had paid the author for my source codes and programs.

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Re: Thousands of shareware floppies

Post by DOSGuy » April 20th, 2015, 8:51 pm

Good news indeed! Did you just copy the files from the floppies, or did you make disk images?
Today entirely the maniac there is no excuse with the article.

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