Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Microsoft Wine Guide May 21, 2009

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Leisure

Microsoft Wine Guide

Microsoft Wine Guide (Microsoft Corp.) offers many of the same features as Wines of the World, but with much more panache. The interface and design are excellent, from the sensible progression of topics to the well-integrated video clips (more…)

 

Microsoft Complete Gardening April 25, 2009

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Microsoft Complete Gardening

Microsoft Complete Gardening (Microsoft Home) has just about everything you’ll need to get started this spring, plus a solid helping of significant extras. Regional Gardening Tours showcases prize gardens in different sections of the country (more…)

 

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature March 10, 2009

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature (Microsoft Corp., ages 6 – 10), based on Dorling Kindersley’s Children’s Encyclopedia, gets just about everything right. Tad, your frog guide, based in his “frogship”, will help you find your way through this very rich program (more…)

 

Microsoft Basketball March 9, 2009

Sports

Microsoft Basketball

Winter is basketball season. If you’re a fan, you’ll probably need Microsoft Basketball (Microsoft). It looks and runs exactly like Microsoft Baseball and has the same shortcomings: tons of content and limited ways to access it (more…)

 

Microsoft Automap Streets January 8, 2009

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Atlas & Geography

Microsoft Automap Streets

When used in conjunction, Microsoft Automap Streets and Microsoft Automap Road Atlas (Microsoft Corp.) become an extremely powerful resource that does one thing, and does it very well (more…)

 

Microsoft Art Gallery December 8, 2008

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Art

Microsoft Art Gallery

Microsoft Art Gallery (Microsoft Corp.) may be the grand-daddy of the glossy art CD-ROMs. Published in 1993, its content is drawn from the collection of The National Gallery in London (more…)

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator October 29, 2008

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Simulations

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Microsoft Corp.) comes with a 300 page manual, many simulated airports and airplanes, and enough details to occupy the most type-A sim fan for years (more…)