Thousands of playable DOS games added at Internet Archive
Internet Archive has added 2.5k DOS games to its library of online-playable classics. In a blog post at the archive, Software Curator Jason Scott reports on the journey of adding the titles through the Emularity loader used to run them in the browser.
As noted in Jason Scott's article, some games don't run quite so well in the browser. Games that ran off of CDs are a special difficulty since all the data must be downloaded so the loading times can get extreme. Still though, the site provides a great way to try out these titles and for those who rather avoid lengthy load times, many of these CD-based games can be purchased at very low cost through services like GOG.com.
Further coverage: Internet Archive blog post
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