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

Explore the Grand Canyon May 28, 2009

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Travel & Leisure

Explore the Grand Canyon

We had so much trouble running Explore the Grand Canyon (Coriolis Group Media) that we are, unfortunately, not able to judge the program’s content on its own merits – what good is a great disc if it doesn’t work? From installation (stubborn and error-plagued) to navigation (dependent on the program’s whimsy of the moment) to sound (nonfunctional), our Grand Canyon experience was full of frustrating dead ends (more…)

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Resorts of the Caribbean May 25, 2009

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Resorts of the Caribbean

It’s 10 degrees outside, the streets are covered with snow, and you’ve got a cold. Now’s your chance to spend some time with Resorts of the Caribbean (Straight Line Medium) (more…)

 

Asia Alive March 29, 2009

Asia Alive and America Alive join Europe Alive in this series from MediAlive. Both titles have good, clear interfaces that get you around quickly and easily and both have generous helpings of hot spots and hypertext to take you from here to there (more…)

 

Travel & Leisure March 10, 2009

Travel & Leisure

Travel & Leisure

Once again, Creative Multimedia has been neither creative nor multi – nor even particularly media. Travel & Leisure features 15 European cities. Click on the city of your choice and a map of its downtown appears (more…)

 

Travel & Leisure

Travel & Leisure

Travel & Leisure

Once again, Creative Multimedia has been neither creative nor multi – nor even particularly media. Travel & Leisure features 15 European cities. Click on the city of your choice and a map of its downtown appears (more…)

 

Paris: History and Splendor January 31, 2009

Travel & Leisure

Paris: History and Splendor

Paris: History and Splendor (EMME Interactive) is a treat. There’s a huge amount of data, beautifully and imaginatively presented. Here is Paris seen in various ways: as a river trip down the Seine, as a panorama from the top of the Eiffel Tower, in various historical epochs, in a timeline, in the gallery of choice photos and high-quality multimedia, as seen by Victor Hugo, in terms of urban development, and in a discovery mode, in which you actually move the lens around yourself (more…)

 

Silk Road, The January 16, 2009

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The Silk Road

What exactly is The Silk Road (DNA Multimedia Corp.) about? The copy on the back of the packaging gives a clue: “In the 3rd century Merchants and Explorers traveled the same road as Emperors and Thieves (more…)