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Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » April 15th, 2013, 1:09 pm

Now that we have touched the subject of downloading shareware and demo stuff, I thought that it would be better to have a single thread for links to file repositories, rather than have them scattered all over the classic gaming websites thread.

I've split the links into the following categories:

Active shareware developers and publishers from 90's
11th Dimension Entertainment
Adept Software
Alivesoft
Apogee Software/3D Realms
Arcanum Computing
Astral Entertainment (now Monkey with a Moustache Entertainment)
Awkward Software
Bluemoon Interactive
Bog Turtle Games LLC
Brainchild Design
Brain Block Interactive, Inc.
Carl Ericson's Computer Games
Carr Software
Clonk
Copysoft
Cornutopia
Dataware Software
Digital Nightmares
Everett Kaser Software
Free Lunch Design
Games By Eric Henson
Games By Scott
Gray Design Associates
Homebrew Software
Hungry Software
Inter-Active Arts
KnightSoft Technologies
Lexaloffle games
Longbow Games
Malfador Machinations
Midnight Synergy
Moraff's Games
Mountain King Studios Inc.
MVP Software
NecroBones Enterprises
ORT Software
Redwood Games
Ron Heuse Software Development
Sean O'Connor's Games
Shareware Hangvogel
Slicks'n'SLide
Soleau Software
Spiderweb Software
Star Wraith 3D Games
Tactical Soft
Terminal Studio
UnReal World
Viable Software Alternatives
Wendell Hicken Online
Wiering Software

Shareware developers and publishers from 2000's
300AD
Awem
Basilisk Games
Bitbliss Studios
BlitWise Productions
Choco Snow Creation
Codeminion
Divo Games
Heroic Fantasy Games
Jade Games
Jagged Blade Games
Mitorah Games
Niels Bauer Games
Phelios
Quest Engine
Rake in Grass
Redclaw Games
Sillysoft
Soldak Entertainment
Stormcloud Creations
Superluminal Inc.
VSBgames

Game developer and publisher FTP sites
ftp://ftp.atari.com/demos/
ftp://ftp.bluebyte.com/demos/
ftp://ftp.gtinteractive.com/demos/
ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/
ftp://ftp.lucasarts.com/demos/pc/
ftp://ftp.team17.com/pub/t17/demos/pc
ftp://ftp.ubisoft.com/Demos/
ftp://ftp.wizworks.com/demos/
http://largedownloads.ea.com/pub/demos/

Mirrors:
ftp://ftp.games.skynet.be/spool1/games/ ... com/demos/
ftp://ftp.games.skynet.be/spool1/games/ ... twood.com/
http://ftp.gameaholic.com/pub/mirrors/ftp.blizzard.com/

DOS games
ftp://ftp.padua.org/pub/msdos/dos/games/local/
ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/
http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/coast/games/
ftp://ftp.pgp.net/pub/msdos/dos/games/local/
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/games/PC/
ftp://ftp.uni-potsdam.de/pub/systems/dos/games/
ftp://delphi.hs-niederrhein.de/pub/dos/games/
http://www.ftp.funet.fi/index/msdos/games/
http://www.gamers.org/pub/archives/uwp-uml/ [mirror]

Windows games
ftp://ftp.icm.edu.pl/vol/rzm1/ntware/games/files/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo2/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo3/
ftp://ftp.fi.netbsd.org/.m/archive1l/ft ... n95/games/
ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/mirrors/ftp.ga ... .uk/demos/
ftp://ftp.peliplaneetta.net/pelidemot/
ftp://ftp.uni-potsdam.de/pub/systems/win95/games/
http://elektron-bbs.dyndns.org/files/win95/spiele/
http://ftp.gameaholic.com/pub/demos/

These lists are of course incomplete and any further suggestions are more than welcome :)

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by DOSGuy » April 15th, 2013, 6:35 pm

Nice!
Today entirely the maniac there is no excuse with the article.

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » April 28th, 2013, 11:42 am

21st Century Entertainment Epic MegaGames MVP Software ORT Software Ubi Soft Entertainment


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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » April 29th, 2013, 11:48 am

Megamedia Corporation Mindscape


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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 1st, 2013, 4:25 pm

Sleepless Software FormGen Inc. NOTE: Most of the file downloads that have been archived with the FormGen website can be also found on this ASP CD.

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 2nd, 2013, 8:02 pm

Broderbund Software

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by Lunick » May 2nd, 2013, 11:28 pm

I think you're amazing MrFlibble ;)

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 3rd, 2013, 6:09 am

Lunick wrote:I think you're amazing MrFlibble ;)
Oh thank you! I just didn't realize until recently that The Wayback Machine has so many files archived from the nineties :)

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by Litude » May 4th, 2013, 5:19 am

Yeah you're doing some amazing work digging those up. Just wanted to notify you of the fact that the Web Archive used to have a 1MB file size limit sometime in the year 2000 and earlier so a few of the files that you've linked that are over 1 MB in size are corrupt (e.g. Hexen).

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 4th, 2013, 1:52 pm

Litude wrote:Just wanted to notify you of the fact that the Web Archive used to have a 1MB file size limit sometime in the year 2000 and earlier so a few of the files that you've linked that are over 1 MB in size are corrupt (e.g. Hexen).
They are? Aww. Well, at least we know about the official file names and locations, and that they were downloadable from the publisher or the developer.

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