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Topic: Internet Archive Software Emulation (Read 1331 times)

  • Frenzie
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Internet Archive Software Emulation
Two hours ago, the Internet Archive opened up its first MS-DOS straight-in-browser emulation. For example, you can now check out Castles that way. I used to play Arcade Volleyball with my friends.

Don't forget, this is on top of the already extant JSMESS emulation of over 600 systems. An example of that is Wordstar. I hope Microsoft Works 2.0 will come to the MS-DOS emulation, because I'm just not sure if I've got the actual program anymore myself, and if I do it's on a possibly deteriorating floppy disk.

  • ensbb3
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This seems interesting for my nostalgia and my son's trouble with the DOSbox prompt.

  • Frenzie
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I doubt it's very good for extended playing. While I think command-line skills are useful (perhaps slightly less in the outdated DOS sense), also see http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/DOSBoxFrontends

  • Frenzie
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On their v2 the site is much more visually attractive.

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

(Of course, that doesn't just apply to MS-DOS games.)

  • ensbb3
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Much better. My son didn't appreciate the other site (lol). Surely this will be more to his liking.

Thx :) 

  • Frenzie
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They've now added some old game called Karateka. (This probably means a lot if you lived in the '80s.) Including alpha/beta versions.

http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/5039