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The Internet Archive back at it once again. Just a few days after sending us on a trip down memory lane with samples of DOS malware from the 80s and 90s, the Internet Archive is giving some much-needed love to Windows 3.1 — more specifically, the plethora of apps that were available for the platform. The non-profit kicked things into gear last year when it provided thousands of MS-DOS games for us all to enjoy, so the upgrade to Windows 3.1 was inevitable. The Internet Archive has included over 1,000 apps that run within the Windows 3.1 environment. There are plenty of utilities and business software... Read more...
Everyone loves a good vintage gaming console ROM, and the Internet Archive is introducing five classic console emulators from way, way back as part of its Historical Software collection. The “Console Living Room” list is comprised of the Atari 2600, Atari 7800 ProSystem, ColecoVision, Magnavox Odyssey 2, and the Astrocade. The Internet Archive uses JSMESS, and everything runs in your web browser. Here’s the kicker: These emulations don’t just have a few games to choose from. There are hundreds and hundreds of titles. For example, hit up the Atari 2600 page and scroll...and... Read more...
It’s not hard to find old TV shows, movies, and other media classics these days, but software of times past isn’t always as easy to track down, and even if you do find it collecting dust in a closet or drawer somewhere, it can be hard or impossible to read the old media or emulate it. Fortunately, the Internet Archive has developed a solution. The site announced the Historical Software Archive, which is a repository of “prominent and historically notable pieces of software” that can actually be run within a web browser. Using JSMESS, a Javascript port of the MESS emulator,... Read more...