Like most areas of the MOD scene, distributing MODs by CD-ROM have Undergone a sea change. With the introduction of affordable read-write CD-ROM technology, the whole world and his tracking brother are releasing CD's of their material. Certainly the major MOD sites Aminet, cd-rom, Hornet, KFMF and others are actively marketing and still selling CD's (although Maelcum's note casts some doubt on how many - see [6.4] WWW). In the original FAQ, jester mentioned Aminet and several other sources, and I resolved to check them out:
Aminet has this on the website about CD sales:
The Aminet website:
http://www.germany.aminet.org/aminet/dirs/aminet/disk/cdrom/ has all of the previous Aminet CD's listed and indexes of what's on the disks so I'd say the system still holds true. Go over there for ordering information.
There is also a comprehensive list of PC scene CDROMs and other information located at http://www.hornet.org/info/cds.
Since all of the other CD's mentioned in the original FAQ featured snailmail addresses and telephone numbers, I would have imagined they had long stopped trading. If you know different and you issue MOD CD-ROM's (ie not a tracker operation) please get in touch and let me know.
On that subject, take a troll over to the Maz Sound Page:
and take a look at some of the excellent CDs on sale there including sample CD's AND Maz's own (compilation) Tracked Worx CD's.
A word of caution. There are plenty of people out there hawking 'so-called' MOD anthologies. Do be careful when buying stuff like this. The chances are that you'll end up with a CD-ROM full of crap tracks and not a lot else. Suppport the scene by buying your MODs within it. If you like an artist/group so much you download their entire catalogue for your listening pleasure, pay them the respect of buying a CD from them too. One hand washes the other...