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The Internet Archive Software Library is the ultimate software crate-digger's dream: Tens of thousands of playable software titles from multiple computer platforms, allowing instant access to decades of computer history in your browser through the JSMESS emulator.



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DOS HAVEN: 21st Century DOS Games
DOS HAVEN: 21st Century DOS Games
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106
ITEMS
21,279
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Emulated programs from  http://www.doshaven.eu/ “Just because something’s old doesn’t mean you throw it away.” Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge DOS homebrew scene. Does it exist? Are there any new games for DOS? Why we’ve got plenty of new titles for almost every old platform, but just few for good old DOS powered IBM PC? Let’s do something about it. Let’s collect DOS games from 21st century and encourage others to make a new ones. Why would someone make game for DOS...
Disk Magazines
Disk Magazines
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1,160
ITEMS
167,383
VIEWS
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A collection of Disk Magazines (magazines presented on Floppy Disks) from various time periods and various computer platforms.
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English translations of early Slovak digital games from the late 80s period, created in cooperation with Slovak Game Developers Association by Stanislav Hrda, Slavomír Labský, Marián Kabát, Darren Chastney and Maroš Brojo.
HyperCard Stacks
HyperCard Stacks
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3,689
ITEMS
210,499
VIEWS
by Various
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HyperCard is application software and a programming tool for Apple Macintosh and Apple IIGS computers. It is among the first successful hypermedia systems before the World Wide Web.  It combines database abilities with a graphical, flexible, user-modifiable interface. HyperCard also features HyperTalk, a programming language for manipulating data and the user interface. This combination of features – simple form layout, database abilities, and ease of programming – led to...
Mattel Aquarius
Mattel Aquarius
collection
13
ITEMS
6,450
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by Mattel
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Aquarius is a home computer designed by Radofin and released by Mattel in 1983. It features a Zilog Z80 microprocessor, a rubber chiclet keyboard, 4K of RAM, and a subset of Microsoft BASIC in ROM. It connects to a television set for audio and visual output, and uses a cassette tape recorder for secondary data storage. A limited number of peripherals, such as a 40-column thermal printer, a 4-color printer/plotter, and a 300 baud modem, were released for the unit. Looking to compete in the...
Press Discs, Prototypes and Game Tests
Press Discs, Prototypes and Game Tests
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75
ITEMS
1,056
VIEWS
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A collection of imaged or scanned items related to pre-release materials for software. Primarily the area of games (because of previews and screenshots related to press) and consisting of ROM images, disc scans and other media. Many of these have significant changes from the final released works.
Software Library: Amstrad CPC
Software Library: Amstrad CPC
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3,805
ITEMS
222,963
VIEWS
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The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. It was designed to compete in the mid-1980s home computer market dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, where it successfully established itself primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the German-speaking parts of Europe. The series spawned a total of six distinct models: The CPC464, CPC664, and CPC6128 were highly successful...
Software Library: C64
Software Library: C64
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97,565
ITEMS
7.4M
VIEWS
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The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units. Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to...
Software Library: Commodore PET
Software Library: Commodore PET
collection
343
ITEMS
48,204
VIEWS
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The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) is a line of home/personal computers produced starting in 1977 by Commodore International. A top-seller in the Canadian and United States educational markets, it was the first Personal Computer sold to the public and formed the basis for their entire 8-bit product line, including the Commodore 64. The first model, which was named the PET 2001, was presented to the public at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in 1977.
Software Library: Contributions
Software Library: Contributions
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2,700
ITEMS
765,466
VIEWS
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This is a collection automatically assembled of items in which the user has indicated they can run the Emularity emulation system. These are not all guaranteed to work.
Software Library: Macintosh
Software Library: Macintosh
collection
295
ITEMS
887,405
VIEWS
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A collection of emulated software for the early Macintosh computer, created by Apple as the successor to the Apple II series. Simple, powerful and a new path in computing, the Macintosh's graphics-based operating system changed the face of computing permanently.
Software Library: Mature Titles
Software Library: Mature Titles
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691
ITEMS
1.1M
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This is a collection mature or graphic titles from a variety of software library sections, grouped to give viewers a choice in browsing software history as to how graphic they wish screenshots to be.
Software Library: Screensavers
Software Library: Screensavers
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153
ITEMS
17,097
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A cross-platform collection of emulated screensavers, harkening to an era where a Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT) monitor could be subject to "burn in" from a beam buring into the phosphor-covered glass and leave a permanent image. These items provide shifting graphics to ensure this tragedy never happens. (Screensavers continued to be made and sold long after the issue was a problem, because they were enjoyable to look at.)
Software Library: Tandy Color Computer 2
Software Library: Tandy Color Computer 2
collection
124
ITEMS
28,572
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Software related to the Tandy Color Computer 2.
Software Library: Timex Sinclair ZX81
Software Library: Timex Sinclair ZX81
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1,098
ITEMS
28,462
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Software Library: Timex Sinclair ZX81
Software Library: Windows 3.x
Software Library: Windows 3.x
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2,095
ITEMS
3M
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Windows 3.1x (codenamed Janus) is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was first sold during April 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0. Subsequent versions were released between 1992 and 1994 until the series was superseded by Windows 95. During its lifespan, Windows 3.1 introduced several enhancements to the still MS-DOS-based platform, including improved system stability, expanded support for...
Software Of The Month Club
Software Of The Month Club
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59
ITEMS
8,019
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by SOMC
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Software of the Month Club was a subscription-based shareware delivery service founded in Los Angeles, California in 1979 by Creative Discount Software and incorporated in Carlsbad in 1985. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, as many 60,000 subscribers received monthly or semi-monthly volumes of the "latest and greatest" software selected from shareware files that had been located online by staffers or submitted to the Club by developers. Volumes were categorized by subject matter...
The Festival Floppies
The Festival Floppies
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568
ITEMS
120,708
VIEWS
by Various
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The Festival Floppies are a collection of programs from a pile of floppies bought by Josh Miller at the Timonium Hamboree and Computer Festival in 2009. They consist of a large variety of 3.5" floppy disks, including a set of shareware with laser-printed directories on the labels. The pile of floppies were donated to Jason Scott, who has imaged them and has made the contents, where possible, emulated and playable from the browser. These are all from the custom-printed label disks, which...
Topics: Shareware, DOS, Windows
The Flash Emulation Repair Shop
The Flash Emulation Repair Shop
collection
858
ITEMS
209,251
VIEWS
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This collection consists of attempts to emulate flash items that run into issues with the Ruffle emulator currently in use at Internet Archive. Ruffle (at https://ruffle.rs) is constantly being updated and improved, so these items will work more effectively over time. Eventually, they will be moved to the regular collection.
The Glorious Trainwrecks Software Collection
The Glorious Trainwrecks Software Collection
collection
246
ITEMS
67,510
VIEWS
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Glorious Trainwrecks is about bringing back the spirit of postcardware, circa 1993. It's about throwing a bunch of random crap into your game and keeping whatever sticks. About bringing back a time when you didn't care so much about "production values", as much as ripping sound samples from your favourite television shows to use in your game, or animating pictures of yourself making goofy faces on your webcam. Where every ridiculous idea you had, you would just sit down and code. When...
The Hidden Palace Prototype Collection
The Hidden Palace Prototype Collection
collection
961
ITEMS
82,655
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The Hidden Palace ( https://hiddenpalace.org/ )  is a community dedicated to the preservation of video game development media (such as prototypes, hardware, source code, artwork, and more). The website is a catalog for the items that we and others are able to collect and share.  The Hidden Palace is a community that started in 2006 as a small group of people dedicated to the preservation of video game development material and samples for obsolete systems with the help of...
The Software Library: Apple Computer
The Software Library: Apple Computer
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31,255
ITEMS
6.4M
VIEWS
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The Apple II series (trademarked with square brackets as "Apple ][" and rendered on later models as "Apple //") is a set of home computers, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) and introduced in 1977 with the original Apple II. In terms of ease of use, features and expandability the Apple II was a major technological advancement over its predecessor, the...
The Software Library: Atari Computer
The Software Library: Atari Computer
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14,262
ITEMS
2M
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The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU running at 1.79 MHz, roughly twice that of similar designs, and were the first home computers designed with custom co-processor chips. This architecture allowed the Atari designs to offer graphics and sound capabilities that were more advanced than contemporary machines. Overall, the Atari 8-bit computer line was a commercial...
The Software Library: MS-DOS
The Software Library: MS-DOS
collection
21,365
ITEMS
65.8M
VIEWS
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MS-DOS (/ˌɛmɛsˈdɒs/ em-es-doss; short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems, and was the main operating system for IBM PC compatible personal computers during the 1980s to the mid-1990s. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY ISSUES WITH RUNNING THESE PROGRAMS, PLEASE READ THE FAQ. Thanks to eXo for contributions and assistance with this...
The Software Library: ZX Spectrum
The Software Library: ZX Spectrum
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12,345
ITEMS
7.9M
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The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was...
Vintage BASIC Games
Vintage BASIC Games
collection
735
ITEMS
53,804
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A collection of BASIC programs from the 70s and 80s era of microcomputing. All items include working source code and in-browser emulation when possible.
Topics: basic, game, microcomputer, 8-bit, retrocomputing