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Internet Archive brings nearly 2,400 old school computer games online

internet archiveYou no longer need a floppy disk drive to play old school computer games. Nearly 2,400 MS-DOS games are now available online thanks to Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital history library.

Gamers can travel The Oregon Trail, find treasure with Indiana Jones and explore the sunken Titanic, the San Francisco group announced Monday.

“You will be able to do everything you can do with the old interface with the new, but that you’ll have so much more happening on the new one,” Internet Archive’s Jason Scott said in a blog post (http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/4487).

Still, the programs are by no means perfect.

“Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window,” he said. “And of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too.”

The titles available may change so play them while you can, Scott warned.

Site visitors are encouraged to provide feedback to improve the games, still in beta version.

 

Source: Daily News

Read the full article: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/internet-archive-brings-2-400-ms-dos-games-online-article-1.2068467

Try the games at: https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

 

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