Time for a bit of nostalgia: The Internet Archive starts with a happy customer for computer game fans to the new year and now offers nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS games (Microsoft's first operating system for individual PCs) for free online gaming on. You can play the games directly in your browser, some true classics of gaming history of the party is. The extensive, accessible to all library among other well-known titles like Prince of Persia, different parts of the lemmings, Wolfenstein 3D, Donkey Kong, Micro Machines and Vikings are represented.
Is made possible by a specially developed for this purpose emulator called DOSBOX, which ensures that you can boot directly from the browser games. A few stumbling blocks, however, there. It may be due in part to the current rush, after all, the customer of the games library is doing the rounds worldwide, in any event, many players have currently struggling with evil performance problems. For example, the game characters react only after a long delay or the desired browser game does not run. The latter can have many causes, such as explaining the operator of the project. In most cases, problems related to the fact that your browser is not compatible with the emulator software. The DOSBOX is still in the testing phase, where it naturally can cause bugs from time to time, also the program is now running only in Firefox and Chrome. In Internet Explorer, funny retro gaming currently works even not at all.
And even if you use Firefox or Chrome, you should definitely make sure that you have installed the latest version. If you still have to contend with great difficulty trying times from different browsers or turn you back to the initiator of the Games project and the emulator, Jason Scott. A contact possibilities can be found on the overview page of the MS-DOS games in the Internet Archive.
The Internet Archive protects the "right to Remember"
If ye turn asks: What the Internet is because actually Archives? Here's a little background info: The Internet Archive was founded as a non-profit project in 1996. As the name suggests, digital data is stored and made available to the public on the web portal. It is basically a mixture of Museum and Library, where content from the Internet preserved and retained for posterity. There are several projects within the project. One of the best known is probably the so-called "Wayback Machine", which allows time travel in earlier stages of the Internet. Logged are now websites and versions of web pages in the hundreds of billions (current status: 435000000000). But on the thousand disks of the Internet Archive not only web pages are stored but also audio, video, pictures and text content and software, for example, now just the huge database of MS-DOS games.