Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Microsoft Art Gallery December 8, 2008

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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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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…)


Microsoft Baseball October 27, 2008

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Microsoft Baseball

Microsoft Baseball (Microsoft Corp.) is a general reference work filled with information on 150 years of baseball. The problem with this disc – a big one – is the lack of full-text search capability (more…)


Microsoft Dangerous Creatures October 22, 2008

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Microsoft Dangerous Creatures

Once again Microsoftearns top marks for Microsoft Dangerous Creatures. You expect it to run like a dream, and it does. You expect the interface to be stylish, and it is. You expect a healthy dose of multimedia elements, seamlessy integrated, and that’s what you get (more…)


Microsoft Bookshelf ’94

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1995 iN!-Ovation Award

Microsoft Bookshelf ’94

An absolute must for reference is Microsoft Bookshelf ’94 (Microsoft Corp.). For starters, you get seven research tools: The American Heritage Dictionary, The Original Roget’s Thesaurus, The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Hammond Intermediate World Atlas, The People’s Almanac, and The World Almanac and Book of Facts (more…)