The Internet Archive Adds Nearly 2,400 MS-DOS Video Games for Browser-Based Play

Software Library

The Internet Archive has added nearly 2,400–currently 2,388 to be exact–MS-DOS video games to their Software Library for browser-based play. The Software Library also includes a slightly larger collection of general MS-DOS programs. We previously wrote about the addition of a Console Living Room, which featured a large collection of vintage console video games playable in a browser.

Jason Scott, the man behind the lion’s share of work on these projects, has written up a lengthy post about the whole ordeal and what’s coming next.

First, I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback. Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.

Internet Archive MS-DOS Game

images via Internet Archive

via Jason Scott