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[Log] Hallfiry's Magazine Collection & Cover Disk Catalog

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I went to the recycling yard today (very friendly people there) and looked inside the CD box. And what did I find there?
NEARLY EVERY CD OF PC GAMES FROM 1995 TILL 1999!!
Choose your weapon and request things:
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I almost cried when I found them :$

EDIT:
I decided that 5 years is not enough, so I gathered all other PC Games CDs from my room:
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EDIT2:
I've just noticed, that I've got some more that are still sealed in the mags oO
10/03
01/04
02/04
03/04
09/10
12/10
03/11
06/11
11/11

EDIT3:
I've also got some GameStar CDs:

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10/98                   CD                   BCD
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03/99                   CD                   BCD
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06/99                   CD
07/99                   CD
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09/99                   CD
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03/00                   CD
04/00                   CD
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10/00           VCD DCD
11/00           VCD
12/00           VCD
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02/01           VCD
03/01               DCD CD
04/01           VCD DCD
05/01           VCD     CD
06/01           VCD DCD
07/01               DCD
08/01           VCD     CD
09/01           VCD DCD
10/01 DVD       VCD DCD
11/01 DVD       VCD
12/01 DVD       VCD      
01/02                   CD
02/02 DVD       
03/02 DVD
04/02               DCD
05/02 DVD
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07/02 DVD
08/02 DVD
09/02 DVD       VCD DCD
10/02           VCD
11/02 DVD       VCD DCD
12/02 DVD       VCD DCD
01/03               DCD
02/03 DVD       VCD DCD
03/03 DVD       VCD DCD
04/03 DVD       VCD DCD
05/03 DVD       VCD DCD
06/03 DVD       VCD DCD
07/03 DVD       VCD DCD
08/03 DVD DVD16 VCD DCD
09/03     DVD16 VCD DCD
10/03           VCD
11/03 DVD DVD16 VCD DCD
12/03 DVD DVD16
01/04                                   CECD
02/04 DVD
03/04                       DCD16            SCD2      SCD4
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05/04                       DCD16 VCD16
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01/05 DVD DVD16                              EDVD
02/05                                        BCD
03/05                                        BCD
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05/05     DVD18
06/05 DVD DVD16
07/05 DVD                                    TCD
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10/05 DVD
12/05           VCD
01/06 DVD DVD18
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03/06               DCD
04/06                                   SHCD
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09/06     DVD16
10/06     DVD16
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12/06     DVD16
01/07     DVD16
02/07     DVD16
03/07     DVD16
04/07     DVD16
05/07     DVD16
06/07     DVD16
07/07     DVD16                          SCD DVDX
08/07     DVD16                              DVDX
09/07     DVD16                              DVDX
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01/08     DVD16                              DVDX
02/08                                        DVDX
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07/09     DVD16
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05/10     DVD16
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07/10     DVD16
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02/11     DVD16
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06/11     DVD16
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08/11     DVD16
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10/11     DVD16
CD: Mostly demo CD
VCD: Video CD
BCD: Bonus CD
DVD16: DVD, rated 16 years
DVD18: guess what?
SCD: Special CD
DVDX: dvdxl
SHCD: Special issue CD
TCD: Tools CD
CECD: Cheats and Extras or so, I can't remember exactly
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Re: PC Games, the 5 years run

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all of them looks interesting :D theres a high chance of finding a beta on those old pc mag cd-s :)
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ANYTHING to do with Unreal or Unreal Tournament would be amazing!

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loxotron wrote:all of them looks interesting :D theres a high chance of finding a beta on those old pc mag cd-s :)
I agree with you here, albeit many of these are demo discs they might contain some interesting stuff.
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Upload them all ;)
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Yeah, this is something I would love to give a whirl as well.
You can use torrent's magnet links to share stuff without having to resort to a tracker and it's pretty convenient to do (plus you can balance load very easily once it's done)

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Re: PC Games, the 5 years run

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Dan wrote:ANYTHING to do with Unreal or Unreal Tournament would be amazing!
Couldn't find any demo, but there might be some E3 videos or so.
mrpijey wrote:
loxotron wrote:all of them looks interesting :D theres a high chance of finding a beta on those old pc mag cd-s :)
I agree with you here, albeit many of these are demo discs they might contain some interesting stuff.
There are lots of prerelease demos and such things. For example I saw a selfrunning Forsaken demo (from October 1997), that had a lot of demo code, including references to ECTS and E3 and it also mentions the original title of the game: "Condemned"
I couldn't crack the demo so it doesn't perform a selfrunning demo, yet, but as soon as it doesn't start itself, we can host network games, join them, play demo level and more (the demo has only 1 level though...).

EDIT:
Ok, here's the plan:
Tomorrow I'll index all CDs and upload the catalog file. When somebody needs a specific demo, video, etc., he or she can post here and I'll upload the file.
I'll also try to upload the CDs to zippyshare (maybe in 100mb parts, so uploading isn't too painful), but it will take ages (1995-1999 are ~60 CDs, each nearly 700mb, which are 42GB and with my connection it would take ~100h to upload them all...)

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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Zippyshare is very useful.
I'll upload all CDs slowly within the next weeks.
http://zippyshare.com/Hallfiry
I'll blog here about newest additions. I've got about 400 CDs to upload ;)
(The folder structure already gives you a glimpse of what you can expect)

April 13, 2012:
-PcGames: Greatest Hits 1994
-PcGames 02/95
-PcGames 03/95
-PcGames 04/95
-PcGames 06/95
-PcGames 10/96
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Upload to FTP
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Is there any way to have a full list of all the game demos without downloading all the CDs?

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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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verne94 wrote:Is there any way to have a full list of all the game demos without downloading all the CDs?
As I said, I'll index them tomorrow. Right now I'm to busy, studying for an exam.
MegaDragon998 wrote:Upload to FTP
I'm quite sure, the betaarchive ftp is not the right place for them.
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Hallfiry wrote:
verne94 wrote:Is there any way to have a full list of all the game demos without downloading all the CDs?
As I said, I'll index them tomorrow. Right now I'm to busy, studying for an exam.
MegaDragon998 wrote:Upload to FTP
I'm quite sure, the betaarchive ftp is not the right place from them.
Why? I think its great place ;)
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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MegaDragon998 wrote:
Hallfiry wrote:
verne94 wrote:Is there any way to have a full list of all the game demos without downloading all the CDs?
As I said, I'll index them tomorrow. Right now I'm to busy, studying for an exam.
MegaDragon998 wrote:Upload to FTP
I'm quite sure, the betaarchive ftp is not the right place from them.
Why? I think its great place ;)
But surely not for ripped magazine CDs, that aren't guaranteed to contain Betas ;)

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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Hallfiry wrote:
MegaDragon998 wrote:
Hallfiry wrote:
verne94 wrote:Is there any way to have a full list of all the game demos without downloading all the CDs?
As I said, I'll index them tomorrow. Right now I'm to busy, studying for an exam.
MegaDragon998 wrote:Upload to FTP
I'm quite sure, the betaarchive ftp is not the right place from them.
Why? I think its great place ;)
But surely not for ripped magazine CDs, that aren't guaranteed to contain Betas ;)
They are abandonware,right?
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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MegaDragon998 wrote: They are abandonware,right?
yes -.-

But I want them publicly available and upload to the ftp isn't faster than to zippyshare. So I'll upload them on zippyshare in my public folder and if you really need them on the ftp: upload them yourself.

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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Hallfiry wrote:
MegaDragon998 wrote: They are abandonware,right?
yes -.-

But I want them publicly available and upload to the ftp isn't faster than to zippyshare. So I'll upload them on zippyshare in my public folder and if you really need them on the ftp: upload them yourself.
Ok i will see what i can do
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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MegaDragon998 wrote: Ok i will see what i can do
*faceplam*

that wasn't the answer that I expected...


anyway, 04/95 is uploading right now.
I think I can finish 1995 today if I don't lose much time.

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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Hallfiry wrote:
MegaDragon998 wrote: Ok i will see what i can do
*faceplam*

that wasn't the answer that I expected...
What did you expected?
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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MegaDragon998 wrote: What did you expected?
This:
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verne94 wrote:Is there any way to have a full list of all the game demos without downloading all the CDs?
Look at the covers oO
(I'll upload all 1995 covers to the corresponding folders when 1995 is finished)

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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Well....Im not like that 8-)
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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When 1995 is done, you can choose the next year that I'll upload.
we still have 1996-1999 (and ofc many others, too and other magazines, but first I'll upload PcGames)

EDIT: The CDs that I couldn't rip as images will follow as direct copy.
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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Holy cow, That's an insane collection to be uploading!

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Amazing collection!I'll download it all.I always wanted to see how video games were before I was born.Thank you and good job on uploading them!
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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I'm still wating for people to request years ;)
if you don't request anything I'll upload 1996 (13 CDs).

Done:
-PcGames CD-ROM 12/95
-PcGames Cheat - Das Power Tool
-PcGames 07/95 (Rescued, 2 files are broken)
-PcGames 09/95 (Rescued, 3 files are broken)
-PcGames 12/95 (1 error, but nothing of value was lost)
-PcGames CD-ROM 06/95 (I didn't even count the broken files anymore... I guess it were 20 files = 60mb)
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Re: PC Games, the 5(+12) years run

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I request Sega Rally.

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