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First post, by Caluser2000

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Back in the early '90s when I was starting to get in to x86 stuff and computers in general on my brand spanking new clone 286/16 mini desktop system with a wopping 1meg of ram, 40meg hdd, mouse, keyboard, game joystick, Oak 256 vga video card with 14" 28 dot pitch(I think) vga crt monitor along with a Panasonic 9 pin dot matrix printer. Back then there was a rather nice selection of shareware titles. Games, productivity application, menus, TCPIP stack etc etc. You name it there was a shareware variant. Here's two games I remember quite fondly Paganitzu and Duke Nukum. Show us yours. The period I would like covered is pre '95 thank you.

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.

Reply 1 of 5, by Caluser2000

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As far as application/menus go I liked the Shareware versions of Quick Menu III and NeoPaint so much I decide to purchase the full copies. Payed a bit exra for the Pro Pack of NeoPaint:

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.

Reply 2 of 5, by Caluser2000

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In '95 Wiz made quite a few CD compilations of Dos Shareware and Freeware which were released proir to that year:

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.

Reply 3 of 5, by BitWrangler

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I didn't get anything particularly glossy and well presented looking, 'coz then they were asking $7 and up a disk, I went for the boring minimal monochrome ones that were either selling as loose disks for a buck or cased for two. That was the period of course where I didn't have my own phone line and regular internet access was a couple of years off.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 4 of 5, by Caluser2000

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I was a young SGT in the RNZAF at AIRSTAFF Logistics at the time so had plenty of desposable income 😉 Really didn't go overboard though was reading as many computer mags as I could in those three years. They were delivered to our Dept free to us. As I mentioned in the OP it was all new to me.

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.

Reply 5 of 5, by Caluser2000

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Another couple just found in my early '90s software stash. This time a Dos CAD, banner creation applications.

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.