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 PostPost subject: Your Oldest CD-ROM        Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:32 am 
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I accidentally got a CD-ROM from 1991.
It's an atlas and it requires Windows 3.0 with multimedia extensions.
The intreresting thing is that I instlled it on an XP machine, and it displayed a Msg: "Multimedia Extensions Are Not Installed, Do you wish to install them?" This means that Windows 3.0 can be converted to Windows 3.0 MPC, doesn't it?
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:14 pm 
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A story CD from 1995 (source: last modified dates).

Its minimum requirements are a 486 running Windows 3.1 and a sound card...

Still works on XP but in Vista not (ntvdm crashes).

Also, it included some cr*p named "Video for Windows", installed during the installation.
In XP/Vista, it simply throws "This version of Video for Windows does not run on Windows NT".

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This one is even older than Windows 3.1!!
And, it uses video, wav files and some midis.
Interesting!


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Mine uses sound, video and dynamic contents (all done by Authorware).


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I want to upload some picsbut the uploader isn't workin.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Your Oldest CD-ROM        Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:09 am 
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I accidentally got a CD-ROM from 1991.
It's an atlas and it requires Windows 3.0 with multimedia extensions.
The intreresting thing is that I instlled it on an XP machine, and it displayed a Msg: "Multimedia Extensions Are Not Installed, Do you wish to install them?" This means that Windows 3.0 can be converted to Windows 3.0 MPC, doesn't it?
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I've got an old "Our House Featuring the Family Circus" CD-ROM. It's pretty old. It's from the spring of 1992, and it may have even been published with Windows with Multimedia Extensions users in mind. Maybe if I find the CD-ROM I can take a picture.

And how did you "accidently" get that World Atlas CD-ROM?


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I went to a neighbor house who has lots of old cool stuff. I digitized some vinyls for her, and she gave me a Pong Console, and lots of cool stuff, including the CD-ROM.
At first, it was just another CD ROM, but when I saw 1991 on the CD I realized it was the oldest I'd seen.
It doesn't even say CD ROM, it says "Compact Disc Data Storage".
As soon as the image uploader is up I'll post the pics.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:30 am 
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While I was looking through my CD-ROM collection trying to find an even older CD-ROM I actually found my second oldest title. Although it's my second oldest title, it's not my second oldest CD-ROM since the actuall CD-ROM was manufactured in 1995 (I checked the dates of one of the directories).

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Well, I have quite a few old CD-ROMs, but I think my oldest one is either Microsoft Works 3.0a or MegaRace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megarace

If you wanted to check it out. Back when DOS prevailed with video games!

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I know this is reeeeaaallllyyyy off topic, but WinPC is using XP? The apocalypse is coming!


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My oldest is Game Empire Vol. 1 hehe love those old DOS games.


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Also, it included some cr*p named "Video for Windows", installed during the installation.


Actually, Video for Windows (v1.1) is on a lot of my game titles. I think it's to enable Win3.1(/95?) to, well, play videos !!!

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Yep, there are AVIs in data folder, executed by Authorware. The VfW included is 1.1 (same as yours).


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I've got Netscape 3 somewhere, along some other crap on the disc. I got it still in original packaging, never been opened.

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Without looking or thinking probably Microsoft money 98
(I've got older CD's, theyre just burn off's or on my computer ie Mac OS 8.6)


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The oldest CD-ROMs I could find in my collection are IRIX 4.0.2 install CD-ROMs. These are dated 1992.

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unfortunately, being somewhat young, the oldest disk i have is for windows 95. no pics because camera isn't working


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I recently sold a Software Toolworks Multimedia Encyclopedia CD dated 1990. The oldest items in my possesion on CD are Megarace and Software Toolworks U.S. Atlas, both 92-93 titles.


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AnDrEwP182 wrote:
I recently sold a Software Toolworks Multimedia Encyclopedia CD dated 1990. The oldest items in my possesion on CD are Megarace and Software Toolworks U.S. Atlas, both 92-93 titles.
Weird, I know, but can you upload that Atlas to Andy's server? I used to have it, but it got lost in teh move.

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Got a load of old cover-disks from PC-PLUS and the like, and a few othwer things like Bodyworks 3 (softkey - BTW does anyone know of any earlier versions?).

Mainly I just have some very ancient floppy disks including 3.5" DD double- and single-sided, and quite a few 5.25" floppies that I regularly used until about 2003.

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Printed in 1978! One of the first CDs!!! (H)


(Yes, I know it isn't a CD-ROM, but a Music CD)


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I have two cd-r burnings from 1995 (K7575 and copy). I suppose that counts somewhare.


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