CompuServe

CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its acronym CIS) was the first major commercial online service in the United States. It dominated the field during the 1980s and remained a major player through the mid-1990s, when it was sidelined by the rise of services such as AOL with monthly subscriptions rather than hourly rates. Since the purchase of CompuServe's Information Services Division by AOL, it has operated as an online service provider and an Internet service provider. The original CompuServe Information Service, later rebranded as CompuServe Classic, was shut down July 1, 2009. The newer version of the service, CompuServe 2000, continues to operate.

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CompuServe - Versions
... CompuServe dialer for Windows XP and Vista (Current version) CompuServe 2000 5.0 for Windows 95 and 98 CompuServe 2000 for Mac OS X CompuServe 2000 5.0 for ...
Mega Wars III
... empire building game written by Kesmai and run continuously on CompuServe between 1984 and 1999 ... It was one of CompuServe's most popular games throughout its lifetime, and was only shut down because they switched to their web-based "CompuServe 2000" interface that would not cleanly support it ...
CompuServe Information Manager
... CompuServe Information Manager (CIM) was CompuServe Information Service's client software ... The program provided a GUI front end to the text-based CompuServe service that was at the time accessed using a standard terminal program with alphanumerical shortcuts ... MacCIM"), and OS/2 ("CIM for OS/2") and allowed access to CompuServe's features, such as its forums, chat, e-mail, and messaging facilities these continued to be ...
OzWin
... OzWin was a client program which was used to connect to the CompuServe Information Service ... OzWin allowed users to connect to CompuServe forums and batch download messages, files, and so forth from the server and then disconnect ... and download messages and then work offline, minimising the time they were connected to CompuServe ...
Mega Wars III - History - MegaWars
... Bill Louden was in charge of games at CompuServe ... of DECWAR and turned it over to the programmers at Kesmai, who wrote many of CompuServe's games ... The new version, MegaWars, went live on CompuServe in 1983 and ran continuously until 1998, although there were a few times where they closed it down during that period only to revive it after receiving ...