Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post Post subject: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:10 pm 
ToO Historian
ToO Historian
User avatar


Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:10 pm

Posts: 13755
Age: 26
Gender: Male

Cash: 774.72
Bank: 53,459.96
This is really cool.

Internet Archive brings nearly 2,400 old school computer games online
Quote:
You 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.

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.

The MS DOS game collection can be found here.
This is just the latest addition to the archive's collection of old games; they also have old arcade games, and games for old consoles like the Atari and Magnavox Odyssey.

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:38 pm 
Care Bear Admin
Care Bear Admin
User avatar


Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:42 am

Posts: 27863
Age: 32
Gender: Female

Cash: 5,099.97
Bank: 1,958.31
I saw this somewhere a while ago (probably back when bookworm first posted this) and clicked around the site a bit and was having trouble getting things going. Has anybody actually used the site to find and play games? If so, did you have to do anything special not listed on the site?

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile E-mail  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:51 pm 
I post like Shadowpaw
User avatar
"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana."

Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:44 pm

Posts: 2867
Age: 24
Gender: Male

Cash: 69.81
Bank: 0.00
Blog: View Blog (3)
I've used it a bit. All I had to do was click on the game I wanted to play, then it brought up the page it was on and I clicked the power button in the middle.

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile Facebook  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:16 pm 
Care Bear Admin
Care Bear Admin
User avatar


Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:42 am

Posts: 27863
Age: 32
Gender: Female

Cash: 5,099.97
Bank: 1,958.31
I can't remember what I was having trouble with previously, but since Brad said things worked for him, I just started playing oldschool Oregon Trail (I think this version is even older than the oldest one that I remember) :shock: and it's working perfectly! I shouldn't have started playing now, because now I'll want to continue. :mad:

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile E-mail  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:53 pm 
I guess I'll stick around
User avatar
I"MA BACK

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:55 pm

Posts: 255
Age: 20
Gender: Male

Cash: 307.96
Bank: 5.00
Wait, what is going on?

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile E-mail  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:15 pm 
The Council isn't corrupt
User avatar
I have vanished into the padded room.

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 pm

Posts: 3679
Gender: Male

Cash: 4.26
Bank: 0.01
Blog: View Blog (5)
You can now play many ancient computer games online. This means that you can now play computer games that your patents would have played had they been computer hobbits.

For example to play the very first simcity go here: https://archive.org/details/msdos_SimCity_1989


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:26 pm 
Care Bear Admin
Care Bear Admin
User avatar


Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:42 am

Posts: 27863
Age: 32
Gender: Female

Cash: 5,099.97
Bank: 1,958.31
Hey, be careful about throwing around words like "ancient" and then referring to a year several years after my birth. :x

I'm really, really happy about being able to play classic (which to me is the deluxe version, not the original one) Oregon Trail. It's still the only one that I've taken the time to play. We hung onto an old computer for a long time because we could still run DOS on it so we could play Oregon Trail and Railroad Tycoon, but even that fun ended a looong time ago when the computer was too old, so this is very nice. If only I could play my favourite version of Railroad Tycoon too! Maybe it's coming.

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile E-mail  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:16 pm 
The Council isn't corrupt
User avatar
I have vanished into the padded room.

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 pm

Posts: 3679
Gender: Male

Cash: 4.26
Bank: 0.01
Blog: View Blog (5)
Quote:
Hey, be careful about throwing around words like "ancient" and then referring to a year several years after my birth. :x

:oops: Sorry. I was trying to emphasize that LIGHTING wouldn't have played these games as a kid, which is why I didn't choose old or a younger sounding word.


Quote:
If only I could play my favourite version of Railroad Tycoon too! Maybe it's coming.

If you still have the game, then you might be able to use DOSBOX. It is an emulator for dos, which means you can run old games on new computers. It might require some work to get it up and running though.


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:08 am 
Penguin-tastic
Penguin-tastic
User avatar
i like penguins

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Posts: 1476
Age: 20
Gender: Male

Cash: 1,195.11
Bank: 1,000.00
Blog: View Blog (1)
They have Super Solvers Gizmos and Gadgets! :D Though, the website keeps asking to disable my cursor when I click on the game. 0.o

_________________
Image
Too lazy right now to copy and past the links to my dragon eggs. :wacky:
My Scroll if you want to see them.


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:54 am 
The Council isn't corrupt
User avatar
I have vanished into the padded room.

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 pm

Posts: 3679
Gender: Male

Cash: 4.26
Bank: 0.01
Blog: View Blog (5)
The reason it asks you to disable the cursor might be so they can show a DOS cursor for you. That is what happened on the simcity program.


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:44 pm 
Penguin-tastic
Penguin-tastic
User avatar
i like penguins

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Posts: 1476
Age: 20
Gender: Male

Cash: 1,195.11
Bank: 1,000.00
Blog: View Blog (1)
I seeeee

_________________
Image
Too lazy right now to copy and past the links to my dragon eggs. :wacky:
My Scroll if you want to see them.


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 6:28 pm 
I guess I'll stick around
User avatar
I"MA BACK

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:55 pm

Posts: 255
Age: 20
Gender: Male

Cash: 307.96
Bank: 5.00
Why play these old shabby games though when one has lots of nice new games all around waiting for you?

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile E-mail  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 9:32 pm 
The Council isn't corrupt
User avatar
I have vanished into the padded room.

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 pm

Posts: 3679
Gender: Male

Cash: 4.26
Bank: 0.01
Blog: View Blog (5)
Because some people want to play games that they haven't played in a long time, because they don't mind ugly graphics, or are interested in retro-computing.


Top
  Offline Profile  
      
 Post Post subject: Re: MS DOS games now playable online
Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:08 am 
I guess I'll stick around
User avatar
I"MA BACK

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:55 pm

Posts: 255
Age: 20
Gender: Male

Cash: 307.96
Bank: 5.00
Moontide wrote:
Because some people want to play games that they haven't played in a long time, because they don't mind ugly graphics, or are interested in retro-computing.


Well, have fun with that... *grabs my Oculus Rift*

_________________
Image


Top
  Offline Profile E-mail  
      
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group
The site is in no way affiliated with Focus on the Family. "Adventures in Odyssey" is the registered trademark of Focus on the Family.