Items tagged with ms-dos

Gamers who have been enjoying PC gaming for decades will probably have fond memories of playing classic MS-DOS games back in the day. Some of those games have been made playable on Archive.org. MS-DOS games have been added as playable in a browser since 2015 thanks to the Internet Archive, and it has announced that 2,500 additional games have been added. The Internet Archive says that it has added games here and there in that time, but this is by far the most extensive collection of games that it has ever added at once. The new collection ranges from small independent releases to big-name games from major studios that launched decades ago. There are some caveats to keep in mind with the... Read more...
At the risk of dating myself, I cut my teeth on MS-DOS (after moving on from the Commodore 64, that is), the command-line interface operating system that predated Windows. MS-DOS first arrived in the early 1980s, nearly four decades ago, with the most recent (and final) version hitting the scene 18 years ago. For those who are curious, or perhaps feeling nostalgic, Microsoft is re-open sourcing MS-DOS on GitHub. Source: Flickr via Jeff Wilcox Microsoft actually already released the source code to MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 once before, through the Computer History Museum in March 2014. It contained a brief history how MS-DOS came to be, along with a bunch of links for further reading. So why re-release... Read more...
Ahhh, the 90s! Jean shorts, Big Johnson t-shirts, fanny packs, and of course, MS-DOS gaming. I can remember spending hours playing games like Crusader: No Remorse, Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D, Road and Track Presents: Need for Speed, and yes even the original Worms (usually in my high school drafting class when I finished my Autocrat R12 assignments ahead of schedule). The Internet Archive, which is probably best known for its Wayback Machine, puts a lot of effort into collecting all sorts of media (books, movies, software, images, etc.) and makes them free for the public to view. But for those that have a soft spot for classic MS-DOS games, the Internet Archive has something that is sure to... Read more...