ANNARCHIVE has a 3.5" diskette drive now! Do you have any shareware disks sitting around you'd like to donate? I'll copy them and host the contents on ANNARCHIVE! Contact me at collectfruit at gmail dot com!

a permanent? collection of game media, archeaology, and artifacts. here's what's new:

MAXIS SOFTWARE TOYS CATALOG is a snapshot of the late developer and onetime publisher - most recently known for the sims series - at its most experimental. this 1993 catalog includes much of the early sim series, including simant, simlife and simearth, as well as stuff like "el-fish, the electronic aquarium" and "robosport, the thinking man's shoot-'em-up."

download maxis software toys catalog (cbz)
KID PIX is one of the most important programs ever designed, a painting program for kids. thanks to the support of ANNARCHIVE readers, i was able to scan the entire contents of broderbund's KID PIX 1.0, including the user's guide and art gallery, installation / tips and tricks insert, and broderbund kids' club catalog. read more about the design of KID PIX here.

download KID PIX scans (cbz)

THE JOY OF CYBERSEX was published in 1991. chapter two of the book is a guide to contemporary adult bulletin boards by author nancy tamosaitis, and provides a valuable woman's perspective on pre-internet online communities. i scanned two excerpts from this chapter, about networks ECHO and NIX*PIX. thanks to simon carless for donating this book!

download excerpts from the joy of cybersex (cbz)
TALES OF THE CRYSTALS is a 1993 imagination game / live-action role-playing game from milton bradley. it's about girl friendships, cooperation and the sharing of secrets. thanks to donations from allison and laura hall, ANNARCHIVE hosts scans of all the components necessary to play the (long out-of-print) game for yourself!

view tales of the crystals scans

the MS-DOS SHAREWARE COLLECTION contains over 900 MS-DOS shareware games from 1983 - 1993. use the DOSbox emulator to run these games! thanks to jeremy penner for donating these games to ANNARCHIVE!

view ms-dos shareware archive (1983-1993)
the HOTU GAMEBOOK COLLECTON contains over 130 gamebook scans from sarinee achavanuntakul's game history and archive site, home of the underdogs. this collection is the very first thing ANNARCHIVE hosted.

view the underdogs gamebook collection


ABOUT ⒶNNARCHIVE: though many of the files hosted in these archives were donated or scanned by myself, many more were collected from file-sharing websites, some of which no longer exist. i don't take credit for these files nor do i in many cases know the identities of the original scanners - i'm just trying to make sure these files continue to be available.

☠ yr archivist is anna anthropy ☠ hosted by andrew evans ☠ with code by colin marc

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a note on the CBZ file format: some of the files hosted on annarchive are in .cbz format, orcomic book reader format. you can view these using a free program like cdisplay, or you can rename the file from .cbz to .zip and open it as a zip archive to extract the images.

ANNARCHIVE is dedicated to SARINEE ACHAVANUNTAKUL, gaming's first historian