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The HTTP mirror of the University of Michigan FTP appears to have been preserved to some extend by the Wayback Machine:
http://www.umich.edu/~archive/msdos/games/
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Electronic Music And Graphic (EMAG) Software Inc.
o SideLine: sideline.exe
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ShareDirect
o Charly the Clown: charly.zip
o ColorStar: color331.zip
o Magic Words: magic.zip
o Pogo's Dreams: shpogo.zip
o WinBlocker: wblocker.zip
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Here's another file archive directory that appears to have been quite well-preserved:
http://bhs.broo.k12.wv.us/pub/ibm/
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Here's an FTP mirror of the gamers.org uwp-uml archive:
ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/uwpuml/
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Errorfree
o Tapan Kaikki v1.0: tk.zip
o The Ultimate Tapan Kaikki v1.21: tk321.zip

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Abuse
o v0.33 (31.08.1995):
-- DOS: abuse33.zip
o v1.05 (20.09.1995):
-- DOS: abuse105.zip; abus105a.zip, abus105b.zip, abus105c.zip
-- Linux: linux-abuse.1.0.5.tar.gz
-- SGI IRIX: sgi-abuse.1.0.5.tar.gz
o v1.10 (23.10.1995):
-- Linux: linux-abuse.1.1.0.tar.gz
-- SGI IRIX: sgi-abuse.1.1.0.tar.gz
o v2.00 (20.02.1996):
-- DOS: abuse200.zip; abus200a.zip, abus200b.zip, abus200c.zip
o patch to v2.00 (23.05.1996): abus200p.zip
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Archived pages of Games Domain download area:
http://web.archive.org/web/200307031258 ... s/nos.html
http://web.archive.org/web/200307121635 ... d/nos.html

Can be used as reference for the Games Domain FTP mirror at gamers.org
ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/mirrors/ftp.gamesdomain.co.uk/
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A GamesDomain FTP mirror preserved by the Wayback Machine:
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/pc/games/gamesdomain/

Also the WM preserved older states of ftp.funet.fi (some files are now removed):
http://www.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/
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o Advanced Civilization v1.01: ac.zip
o Emperor of the Fading Suns v1.0: efsdemo.zip
o Rally Challenge v0.51: rcbeta51.zip
o Star Command: Revolution v.01: star.zip
o XCar: Experimental Racing v1.0: xcardemo.exe
o XS v1.01: xs.zip

[Edit] Another Wayback Machine mirror:
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/pc/games/pcgameworld/demos/
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Abuse DOS shareware v1.01 was found recently among new CDs submitted to Hallfiry's collection:
http://kultcds.com/Catalog/index.php?n= ... 59948&o=da

Download: ABUSE101.ZIP
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Eternal War: Shadows of Light
o Demo v1.00: ewdemo1.zip
o Demo v2.01: ewdemo.zip [the installer claims to be v2.02]
o Full version v2.02: ewsetup.zip
o Engine source code v2.02: ew-v2.02-src.zip
o Game source code: xsniper-ew-progs-src1.zip
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Reality Studios
o Cyril Cyberpunk Shareware v0.51: CYBERKID.EXE
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Another GamesDomain mirror with some files preserved:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/ ... demos/*
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MS-DOS area @ iNF Dresden (mirror at cdrom.com):
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/ ... esden/*

Notable highlights:
o Magus 2nd edition: magus.zip
o Radix: Beyond the Void v2.0 REMIX: radsw20.zip
o SkyNET Demo v1.00 (build 518): skydemo1.zip, skydemo2.zip, skydemo3.zip, skydemo4.zip
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MrFlibble wrote:Here's another file archive directory that appears to have been quite well-preserved:
http://bhs.broo.k12.wv.us/pub/ibm/
This is apparently a collection of shovelware CD contents, with the GAME folder being identical to this.
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Necrodome (Raven Software)
o Shareware v0.36 (20.08.1996): necro_sw.exe
o Shareware v0.40 (06.09.1996): necro_sw.exe
o Shareware v0.36 to v0.40 patch (04.09.1996): nswpatch.exe
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A seemingly obscure FTP with stuff that may be useful:
ftp://tardis.ursa.org/pub/BBS%20Archives/

Found it via this FTP search engine.
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Monkey Byte Development
Astro3D II
o Demo v1.01: a3_install.EXE
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MrFlibble wrote:Sirtech Software
This archive turned out to be corrupted: one of the installer files inside, JADEMO.001, reports a CRC error. It can be extracted from the archive but the installer won't work, making the game Impossible to install. There exists an earlier distribution of the same demo (also called jademo.zip) which works fine, but only if DOSBox pretends that the installer runs off a floppy disk.

The Wayback Machine copy of Sir-Tech's website also contains another instance of the demo, found here. This file is broken but PKZIPFIX can restore it. This version contains an intact JADEMO.001, and the only file missing from the archive is JADEMO.002, which can be obtained from the archive linked to in the quote above.

Using these two files I've assembled a working copy of the installer, downloadable here: jademo.zip
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