Miss playing old PC games? Internet Archive can help bring back the experience

In a world where PS4 and Xbox One rule the gaming generation, it can be hard to bring back the experience of playing classic PC games - unless, of course, you're willing to break your modern computer and load it with Windows 95.


In a world where PS4 and Xbox One rule the gaming generation, it can be hard to bring back the experience of playing classic PC games - unless, of course, you are willing to break your modern computer and load it with Windows 95.

If you are one such fan of MS-DOS games, there's good news. The Internet Archive has published a collection of classic games to take you through the nostalgic road. The collection includes games dating back to the 1970s with well-known titles such as Prince of Persia, SimCity and Donkey Kong. Of course, playing these games on a web browser might not entirely be the same as running it from a CD ROM, but the Internet Archive tries its best to help you relive the experience.

The website says that it makes use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, so these programs are bootable and playable. However, the emulation is still in beta so you may experience some bugs here and there. The games are available for free and require no special plug-ins in order to play.

The website has been set up by Internet archivist, Jason Scott. In his blog, he says "With over 900 arcade machines in the collection, most every major machine released between 1976 and 1988 was included."

The non-profit project completely relies on donations and even accepts Bitcoins and subscriptions, in order to stay afloat.


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