Ongoing Research Story, Twilight @ OHM2013, Menus available, Easter eggs,

Hi all,

This is a massive update to the Twilight-CD website. We’re getting very close to cover about every aspect of the Twilight product, thanks to you!

Site updates

First off: we updated the website using the fonts that where also used on the Twilight. We greatly improved navigation and your Twilight browsing pleasure. All items in blue have been added very recently. Be sure to check them out!

We’re proud to bring you the following updates!

2014 – Twilight – Onderzoek in uitvoering (dutch)

Een overzicht van Twilight tussen 1996 en 2004 gebaseerd op alle beschikbare bronnen. Dit geeft een zeer compleet beeld van de Twilight als product en de organisatie over de jaren heen.

Een must read, klik hier om het verhaal te lezen.

Twilight-cd project presentation at OHM2013

Hacker conference OHM2013 featured a presentation about Twilight and the state of this project. 750+ people attended this talk. Watch the video.

Menu downloads available

Original Twilight Menus

Various authentic menu’s from various Twilights are now available for download. Includes screenshots and feature overviews.

Universal Twilight Menu

A community driven attempt by Orca to improve upon the stagnating Menu95.exe. You can create your own compilations with this one.

Twilight 001 – DrUnK MoDe Easter Egg

Twilight 001 featured a nice easter egg. This article explains how it was found, shows some research on what it exactly is and finally shows what the easter-egg does. Funny stuff. This is one of the reasons Twilight was fun. Read more.


An overview of competing illegal software compilations. Taken from various sources, combining them with original research. Read more.

Perfect Fakes

Talking about competition… there has been a large amount of fake Twilights. We received a donation from Belgium with about ten perfect fakes.

Watch the photos and read more.

Window95real Window95fake

Collection Updates

Thanks to donations from anonymous contributors, friends and Awesome Retro’s Donation December a lot of new facts emerged. This is what you see above. Even seemingly duplicate releases appeared to open a new chapter in the Twilight history. The collection on the todo page has been updated since CD 1, 2, 5, 48, 49 and 51-56 have been donated. We’re still missing a stack of cd’s and a single DVD.

To make donations easier, a donation page has been created.


All Twilights, Search Function, Improved Navigation

Hi all,

Enjoying the spring? We do. On this glorious warm day we decided to stay inside and work a bit on the Twilight site. We hope you enjoy these changes.

All Different Twilights Online

Information about every release can be found on this site. This means the collection is nearing completion: some releases have both DVD and CD. Not all of these have been added to the archive. In some cases we also have to include the “various” list. All in all, we’re proud to present at least 89 different pages with Twilight Releases.

Search Function

The search function had a major overhaul, presenting the right results when searching for games and apps. Now you can search for you favorite games and find the release they are on. You’ll also search the “various” lists, this can contain important updates such as 3DFX and other patches. Start your search at the search box top-right or on the search page.

Improved navigation

The Timeline and releases pages are upgraded. Both show the releases per year. Below every release you’ll find below quick menu:


Other releases

CD Releases DVD Releases
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75
- - - - - - - 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
See also: Releases - Timeline - Artwork

Small updates

Some other minor changes: widen the site-layout to prevent scrollbars on preformatted text, add facts to the timeline and some small things not worth reporting.



Artwork, Fake Twilight 25 review

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New updates, more stuff!


A new section with artwork holds only high quality artwork and resources useful for compiling and/or promoting Twilight. High resolution wallpapers and promotional materials, small-sized covers, fonts and logo’s populate the start of this new section.

Fakes and Fake Twilight 25 review

Twilight had it’s share of bootlegs and clones. It’s July 1998 when a fake version of Twilight 25 hit the market. Can we distinguish the fake illegal product from the real illegal product? Oh how they messed up!

Call for more releases

Please send in your Twilight releases today to keep this website expanding. This project is missing a lot of actual CD’s and DVD’s: those are needed for the covers, listings and extraction of other facts. Contact us today, here!


Timeline, menu95, more releases

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A quick update on new things.


A first draft of the Twilight timeline is online.  The timeline contains all major events regarding the series and series format. Most information is recovered from the CD’s and DVD releases. It’s far from complete, do add any extra information in the timeline comments!


Menu95 was a major contributor to the usability of Twilight. A research-post dissassembles Menu95 to look for hidden information, images and tries to extract the images that where used in the menu. This post was done with Menu95 taken from release 26.

More releases

More releases where added to the releases page. The releases page has been redesigned, making the artwork (one of the reasons Twilight was appreciated) more prominent. Additional information was added to various releases, making the story more complete. If you have facts: please submit them!

Added releases: 39, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63

More stuff to come…

A new layout was chosen which can handle featured images. The archive, which will become available soon, will show some websites from the Twilight era, to revive the unique feel and discover more facts on the Twilight series.


Here is the wallpaper from Twilight 18, in our opinion one of the best releases.


New releases online – thanks GeenStijl

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New releases online

We just received the first batch of Twilight-donations via TNT Express. One of the readers of weblog GeenStijl was kind enough to donate a stack of burned cd’s. From this stack we’ve selected a few for publication.

We’ve plundered and scanned the cd’s for any worthwhile detail. We’ve also included low-resolution cover-art from various sources on the web. Next to Games and Apps also a Various list is included. Some releases even have extra images, ascii art or text files: also included. Enjoy your reading!

The new releases are:

Check out all releases here: click.


Thanks GeenStijl

Popular Dutch weblog GeenStijl published an article regarding this attribution project, calling it an “altar founded on crowdsourced digital archeology“. According to GeenStijl Twilight is “The Napster for games, a silver-shining Pirate Bay for software”. We think so.

This post alone had about 150 reactions and resulted in over 20 e-mails regarding all kinds of facts, obscure internet pages and donated Twilight cd’s. This is great, liftoff!

Link to the original blog post (in Dutch): *click*

Twilight 19 Wallpaper

As located in the Various folder of Release #26. Converted without compression from BMP to PNG.


This website…

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Bedankt GeenStijl voor de oproep!

This website is a dedication to the high quality twilight cd-series that where produced in the mid-nineties till mid-thousands. Times have changed and online distribution has evolved to the point that even video-renting companies are going bankrupt.

When it was hot, in the windows 95/98 era, you could buy Twilight from a friend at school. It contained the latest warez: now obsolete and abandoned software. With over 75 issues, professionally produced, this was one of the important warez catalogues of its time.

Today, all software on the Twilight has been superseeded, abondoned, open-sourced or forgotten. We think some attribution should be paid to the twilight. We bought the domain-name that was featured on many releases, just so you can get a quick glimpse of the internet dark ages.

View the releases.

Welcome to

This site started on 6 december 2012.