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Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-25 @ 03:29

I speak of stuff like this:

https://ia800401.us.archive.org/4/items ... ations.pdf
https://archive.org/details/Sierra_Cata ... ra-On_Line

I'm largely looking for PC (IBM compatible, my area of expertise) from 1980 to the early 2000's. I'm going to compile a list of sources for them and it seems that what the archive has is limited mostly to Sierra and SSI. No Interplay, EA, Infogrames, etc. I'll post the list here once it's compiled.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby JidaiGeki » 2017-12-25 @ 03:51

Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.
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Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-25 @ 04:05

JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.


I will take a look but IIRC there content is already mirrored on the internet archive.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby vladstamate » 2017-12-25 @ 18:12

Why can't you use MobyGames? You can filter by platform and year. It is fairly complete.
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Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-25 @ 18:49

vladstamate wrote:Why can't you use MobyGames? You can filter by platform and year. It is fairly complete.


That's not the point. The point is artwork, and ads, and history, and preserving it all, and making it all accesible from one location.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby vladstamate » 2017-12-25 @ 21:02

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
vladstamate wrote:Why can't you use MobyGames? You can filter by platform and year. It is fairly complete.


That's not the point. The point is artwork, and ads, and history, and preserving it all, and making it all accesible from one location.


Yes that one location is called mobygames.com. Catalogues are only going to give you lists, maybe an ad here and there. Mobygames already has things like game box covers, trivia, reviews, screenshots, system requirements etc.

I guess I am a bit confused as what you are trying to achieve that mobygames does not already have? If you mean to purely gather any and all game catalogues then yes, I don't think this has been done in a public way, and it could be useful.
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Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-25 @ 21:43

vladstamate wrote:
TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
vladstamate wrote:Why can't you use MobyGames? You can filter by platform and year. It is fairly complete.


That's not the point. The point is artwork, and ads, and history, and preserving it all, and making it all accesible from one location.


Yes that one location is called mobygames.com. Catalogues are only going to give you lists, maybe an ad here and there. Mobygames already has things like game box covers, trivia, reviews, screenshots, system requirements etc.

I guess I am a bit confused as what you are trying to achieve that mobygames does not already have? If you mean to purely gather any and all game catalogues then yes, I don't think this has been done in a public way, and it could be useful.


Yep that's the idea. But it doesn't look like in going to get the community backing needed for such an undertaking.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby vladstamate » 2017-12-25 @ 23:09

Don't get me wrong, any effort you put into finding more information about the games is welcome! Unfortunately, back to the point, I do not know of any archives, however if I find anything, I will mention it here to be of help to you.
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Postby cyclone3d » 2017-12-26 @ 02:30

I will have to take a look through my stuff at some point. I might have a few old catalogs that came with games from back in the day.

You mentioned the Internet Archive. There are quite a few catalogs on there.

1983 Sierra -https://archive.org/details/catalog_1983_sierra_online_hi_res_catalog
1984 (Fall) SSI - https://archive.org/details/Strategic_Simulations_Catalog_1984_SSI
1985 Mindscape - https://archive.org/details/mindscape-product-catalog
1986 Microprose - https://archive.org/details/Microprose_Catalog_1986_Microprose
1987 Infocom - https://archive.org/details/Infocom_The_Master_Story_Tellers_Catalog_1987
1987 ? Microprose - https://archive.org/details/Microprose_Catalog
1987 Mindscape - https://archive.org/details/MindscapeInc.ProductCatalog1987
1990 Computereasy - https://archive.org/details/Accolade_Ad_for_3_Games
1990 Sierra - https://archive.org/details/Tenth_Anniversary_1990_Sierra-On_Line
1991 Accolade - https://archive.org/details/Accolade_Catalog_1991
1992 Sierra - https://archive.org/details/Discover_the_Many_Worlds_of_Sierra_1992_Sierra-On_Line
1992 SSI - https://archive.org/details/SSI_Catalog_1992_Strategic_Simulations
1998 Sierra FX - https://archive.org/details/Sierra_FX_1998_Sierra-On_Line
Fall 1998 / Winter 1999 Sierra - https://archive.org/details/Sierra_Studios_1998_Sierra-On_Line
1999/2000 Sierra/Blizzard - https://archive.org/details/catalogue19992000UK

Others:
Accolade Ad - https://archive.org/details/Accolade_Ad_for_3_Games

Here is a page dedicated to Infocom - They have scans of at least some of the catalogs
http://gallery.guetech.org/

Sierra Games catalogs
http://www.sierrachest.com/index.php?a=catalogs

Bunch of catalogs available here:
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http://mocagh.org/miscgame/

1990 Accolade - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog.pdf
1990 DATA EAST - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/dataeast-90catalog.pdf
1990 Electronic Zoo - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/eleczoo-catalog.pdf
1990/91 Accolade - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog5.pdf
1991 Accolade Challenge - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-challenge.pdf
1991 ? Interplay - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/interplay-catalog.pdf
1992 ? Acccolade - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog2.pdf
1992 Accolade - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-92catalog.pdf
1992 Kixx - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/kixx-92catalog-alt.pdf
1992 Microprose - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/microprose-catalog.pdf
1993 Accolade Baseball - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-baseball.pdf
1993 Accolade Fantasy - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-fantasy.pdf
1993 Accolade Frenzy - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-testdrive.pdf
1993 Accolade Performance - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-jamsession.pdf
1993 Capstone/IntraCorp/Info Works - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/intracorp-93catalog.pdf
1993 Hit Squad - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/hitsquad-93catalog.pdf
1993 ? Virgin - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/virgin-catalog2.pdf
1994 Virgin - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/virgin-catalog.pdf
1994 ZOO/Arrow Micro-Techs Corp. - The Wall - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-wall.pdf
1995 IntraCorp - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/intracorp-95catalog.pdf
1998 Edios - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/eidos-98catalog-alt.pdf
1998 ? Eidos - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/eidos-catalog.pdf
1999 ? Eidos - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/eidos-catalog2.pdf
1998 Westwood Studios - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/westwood-catalog.pdf
2001 UbiSoft - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/ubisoft-01catalog.pdf

Accolade Golf - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/accolade-catalog-golf.pdf

AdventureSoft - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/adventuresoft-ad.pdf

CBS Software 1 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/cbs-catalog-alt.pdf
CBS Software 2 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/cbs-catalog.pdf

Cinemaware 1 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/cinemaware-catalog-alt.pdf
Cinemaware 2 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/cinemaware-catalog.pdf

Classic Quests - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/classicquests-catalog.pdf

First Row Software Publishing - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/firstrow-catalog.pdf

Impressions - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/impressions-catalog.pdf

InfoGrames 1 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/infogrames-catalog.pdf
InfoGrames 2 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/infogrames-catalog2.pdf

Micro Illusions - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/microillusions-catalog.pdf

Monolith Productions - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/monolith-catalog.pdf

Scholastic fall/winter 1984-85 - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/scholastic-catalog.pdf

Sirius Software Inc. - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/sirius-catalog.jpg

XOR - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/xor-catalog.pdf

QQP - Quantum Quality Productions, Inc. - http://mocagh.org/miscgame/qqp-catalog.pdf

MISC
http://mocagh.org/miscgame/miscsoftware-catalog.pdf

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I'll also keep a lookout for others.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby cyclone3d » 2017-12-26 @ 04:03

JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.


Didn't even notice this post before I made my huge wall of text. :blush:
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-26 @ 05:51

cyclone3d wrote:
JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.


Didn't even notice this post before I made my huge wall of text. :blush:


Your huge wall of text will likely be the base for my main list. Damn fine work, thank you
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby JidaiGeki » 2017-12-26 @ 10:48

cyclone3d wrote:
JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.


Didn't even notice this post before I made my huge wall of text. :blush:


LOL kudos for pulling all the links out! Looks like there are some interesting brochures in there :cool:

Sort of remember a scanned games/PC magazine thread here on vogons, maybe they could be combined into a sticky?
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Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-26 @ 17:55

JidaiGeki wrote:
cyclone3d wrote:
JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.


Didn't even notice this post before I made my huge wall of text. :blush:


LOL kudos for pulling all the links out! Looks like there are some interesting brochures in there :cool:

Sort of remember a scanned games/PC magazine thread here on vogons, maybe they could be combined into a sticky?


Id like a mods input before we cross over into magazine territory. IMO that can become copy right infringement pretty quick and that's frowned upon here.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby cyclone3d » 2017-12-26 @ 18:03

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
cyclone3d wrote:
JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.


Didn't even notice this post before I made my huge wall of text. :blush:


Your huge wall of text will likely be the base for my main list. Damn fine work, thank you


You're welcome. I see something like that and I end up obsessing about it. :lol:
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-26 @ 20:28

cyclone3d wrote:
TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
JidaiGeki wrote:Might be a number of catalogs in http://mocagh.org though the focus is adventure/RPG.



Your huge wall of text will likely be the base for my main list. Damn fine work, thank you


You're welcome. I see something like that and I end up obsessing about it. :lol:


I'm probably going to compile everything into a database that way it can be sorted by year and company.
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Re: Do any of you know of a good website/archive of PC Games Catalogs?

Postby gerwin » 2017-12-26 @ 21:30

Computer Gaming World issues are full of game ads: http://www.cgwmuseum.org/
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Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2017-12-27 @ 23:40

Project on hold due to new job. If you guys want to continue posting new links/scans go ahead and I will add them to my DB sometime next year once the busy season of my job is over.
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