Downloads

Here you’ll find downloads that I hope you’ll find useful that I’ve accumulated over the years. Whether it be from a FTP server being decommissioned, or vendors removing legacy products off their web sites, sometimes finding the right file you need becomes increasingly a challenge to locate. Unless mentioned, the downloads are in English.


Games

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Microsoft Age of Empires 2 Computer Player Patch – Patch to address the issue when the computer player resigns after a few minutes of play. Included with Age of Kings 2.0a update. (261 KB)

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Microsoft Age of Empires 2 Troubleshooting Shortcuts – Use to configure how Age of Empires 2 starts up should there be issues with video or sound. (113 KB)

downloadMicrosoft CART Precision Racing 1.01 Update – A small update for Microsoft’s Formula 1 racing game. (3.7 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Close Combat 1.0a Update – Enhancements and bug fixes for this military strategy game. Windows 95 (1.3 MB) Macintosh (800 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far 2.0b Update – Enhancements and bug fixes for this military strategy game. Windows 95 (742 KB) Macintosh (1.5 MB)

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Microsoft Entertainment Pack #1 – Collection of games including Tetris, Taipei, Golf which is actually a card game, and Minesweeper. Originally released for Windows 3.0, later versions of Windows from 3.1 to XP would see Minesweeper included as part of the operating system. Stored as IMA floppy disk image. (1.4 MB)

wep2-iconMicrosoft Entertainment Pack #2 – Collection of games including FreeCell, Tut’s Tomb, Pipe Dream, and Rodent’s Revenge. For Windows 3.0 or later. Stored as IMG disk images. (851 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Flight Simulator 98 Patch – General patch for bug fixes; some add-ons require this installed. (801 KB)


Graphics

acdsee16-iconACDSee16 2.2 – A graphics viewer that can open a variety of formats for Windows 3.1. (696 KB)

coreldraw2-iconCorelDraw! 2.0 – A vector graphics program. This version runs on Windows 3.0 or later. Stored as IMG disk images. (3.9 MB)

PaintDotNetSetup-iconPaint.Net 2.72 – A decent bitmap image editor. Released in September 2006 this was the last version to support Windows 98 SE and Windows 2000 SP4. Requires .NET Framework 2.0 to be installed prior. (3.6 MB)


Internet & Networking

win95ie4-iconMicrosoft Internet Explorer 2.x – Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. Version 2.1 68k Mac (1.7 MB) Version 2.1 Mac FAT Binary (2.3 MB)

win95ie4-iconMicrosoft Internet Explorer 3.x – Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. Version 3.0a Macintosh (2.1 MB) Version 3.0a Minimal PowerPC Mac (2.1 MB)

downloadMicrosoft LAN Manager 2.2b Patch – Cumulative updates for the original 2.2 release. For MS-DOS and OS/2. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (2.6 MB)


Multimedia

QuickTimeSetup-iconApple QuickTime 2.1.2 – Open Macintosh MOV and PICT files. Windows 3.1 (1.8 MB) Windows 95/NT (2.5 MB)

QuickTimeSetup-iconApple QuickTime 6.5.2 – Released in October 2004, the final version to support Windows 98 and ME. Added support for MPEG-4 video and AAC audio. (12.5 MB)


Productivity

clarisworks1-iconClarisWorks 1.0 – A productivity suite including word processor, graphics, database, and spreadsheet functions. Stored as IMA disk images. Windows 3.x (2.4 MB)

lotus123-5-iconLotus 1-2-3 5.0 – The final version of this spreadsheet program to support Windows 3.1. (9.5 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Access 2.0 Date Update – Modifies how Microsoft Access interprets two-digit years, more specifically with dates post year 2000. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (756 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Access 2.0 Service Pack – Updates the Jet database engine to version 2.5, OLE DLL files, and some ISAM drivers. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (1.9 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Access 95 Internet Assistant Add-In – Allows data from a table, query, or form to be presented in HTML format. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (849 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Creative Writer 2 Patch – A patch to resolve an issue performing spell-check that leads to an error message received. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (587 KB)

msexcel3-iconMicrosoft Excel 3.0 – At a time when Microsoft Excel was taking over spreadsheet domination from Lotus 1-2-3. Originally released for Windows 3.0. Stored as IMA disk images. (2.1 MB)

win95excelvwr-iconMicrosoft Excel 95 Viewer – Allowed files from Excel 2.0 to Excel 95 to be opened and printed. For Windows 95 & NT 3.51 or later. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (2 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Excel 97/2000 Date Migration Tool 2.0 – Assist with dates with two-digit years for post-year 2000 dates. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (2 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Excel 97 Workbook Consolidation Wizard – An add-in to allow easier consolidation of several workbooks into a single master workbook. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (137 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Draw 97 – Add drawing capabilities to Microsoft Office 97. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (898 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Draw 98 – Later version adding drawing capabilities to Microsoft Office 97. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (959 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Jet 3.51 Database Engine SP3 – Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (1.3 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine SP4 – Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (2.8 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Office 97 Automation Help – From Microsoft Technical Support, this help file provides theory and examples on automation across the suite of products. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (205 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Office 97 Developer Edition SP2 – Minor service pack. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (3.9 MB)

downloadMicrosoft Office 97 Uninstall Registry Cleanup – A tool to assist cleaning up the registry after Office 97 was uninstalled. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (170 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Office 2000 File & Registry Eraser Utilities – A utility for each of the Office CDs used for installation, these are to assist with cleaning up the removal of Office 2000. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (279 KB)

pwerpntanimplayer-iconMicrosoft PowerPoint 95 Animation Player – Allows viewing of PowerPoint animated web pages regardless if PowerPoint is installed or not. Works best with at least Internet Explorer 3.0 or Netscape Navigator 2.0 or later. For Windows 95 and NT 3.51 or later. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (801 KB)

pwerpntanimplayer-iconMicrosoft PowerPoint 95 Animation Player & Publisher – Similar to the Player file, however this allows to convert PPT (original PowerPoint) files into a compressed PPZ format to improve downloading on web pages. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (868 KB)

win95pwrpntvwr-iconMicrosoft PowerPoint 95 Viewer – Allowed files from PowerPoint 2.0 to PowerPoint 95 to be opened. The 16-bit version also contains a translator for those with PowerPoint 4.0 installed, to work with PowerPoint 95 files. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. Windows 3.1x (1.3 MB) Windows 95/Windows NT (1.5 MB)

win95pwrpntvwr-iconMicrosoft PowerPoint 97 Viewer – Allows files up to PowerPoint 97 to be opened. Unlike the previous version, the 16-bit version will refuse to install on Windows 95 and NT. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. Windows 3.1x (1.8 MB) Windows 95/NT (2.7 MB)

downloadMicrosoft PowerPoint 97 Number Bullets Add-In – This will sequentially number the bullets of first level paragraphs for any selected shape that contains text. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (185 KB)

mspublisher1-iconMicrosoft Publisher 1.0 – Entry-level desktop publisher application for Windows 3.0. Stored as IMA disk images. (3 MB)


Programming

downloadB2C Converter – Convert your VBA code from Office 97 into Visual C++ code. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (125 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Basic 5.28 – Released in 1983, a BASIC interpreter compiled for MS-DOS. (25 KB)

 

VB16_IconMicrosoft Visual Basic 1.0 – Original release for Windows 3.0. Stored as IMG disk images. (1.5 MB)


Servers

downloadMicrosoft FrontPage 1.1 Server Extensions – Allows FrontPage clients to communicate with web servers. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (499 KB)

downloadMicrosoft Site Server 2.0 SP1 – Accumulated updates. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. i386 (14.5 MB)

downloadMicrosoft SNA Server 2.11 SP2 – Collection of files to update both clients and servers running Microsoft SNA 2.11. View the Readme file for details on each file enclosed. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (56.5 MB)

downloadMicrosoft SQL Server 4.21a SP4 – A patch to resolve isolated issues. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. Alpha (1.5 MB) i386 (808 KB)

downloadMicrosoft SQL Server 6.0 SP3 – Accumulated updates. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. Alpha (4.9 MB) i386 (3.7 MB) MIPS (4.4 MB)


Utilities

downloadDaemon Tools 3.47 – Useful utility for mounting CD and DVD disc images. This was the last version to run on Windows 98. (493 KB)

easycdpromm3-iconEasy-CD Pro MM 3.0 – CD recording software; required a SCSI CD-R drive. Also can create ISO image files. For Windows 3.1. Stored as IMA disk images. (1.7 MB)

downloadPKZIP & PKUNZIP – Once synonymous with ZIP files, these were once popular shareware utilities for file compression pre-Windows 95. For MS-DOS 5.0 or later. (69 KB)

downloadSpeedSys 4.78 – A DOS utility written by Russian Vladimir Afanasiev that’s great for benchmarking your vintage system. Should run fine between 386 to Pentium III processor-based systems. Pentium 4/Athlon XP and onwards may have problems. (111 KB)

WinZipSetup-iconWinZip 6.3 SR-1 – This version added support for automatic disk spanning when creating a ZIP file over multiple floppy disks. For Windows 3.1. (615 KB)

WinZipSetup-iconWinZip 7.0 SR-1 – Added support to open files in Microsoft’s CAB format. For Windows 95 or later. (922 KB)

WinZipSetup-iconWinZip 8.1 – Improved integration with Windows Explorer, and first to officially support Windows XP. For Windows 95 or later. (1.7 MB)

WinZipSetup-iconWinZip 9.0 SR-1 – Added support for 128- and 256-bit key AES encryption. The Readme file states this version requires Windows 98 as a minimum, though have successfully installed on Windows 95. (4 MB)


Virtual Machine

download1.44 MB Blank Floppy Disk Image – A blank floppy disk in IMA format to use with emulators. (1.4 MB)


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