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Using the EMULARITY, a loading system of browser-based emulators, it is possible to play hundreds of thousands of programs, games and applications from previous years at the Internet Archive. Click to different sets of collections to try different themed works.



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Internet Arcade: Turbo Edition
Internet Arcade: Turbo Edition
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243
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53,233
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Internet Arcade TURBO EDITION  is a collection of emulated arcade machines using Webassembly versions of the MAME emulator. The TURBO EDITION collection are games with sizeable game loads (10+ megabytes) and heavy CPU usage. If you have issues with the games here, check out the Internet Arcade .
Handheld History
Handheld History
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75
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305,844
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A handheld game console is a small, portable self-contained video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers. Handheld game consoles are smaller than home video game consoles and contain the console, screen, speakers, and controls in one unit, allowing people to carry them and play them at any time or place. In 1976, Mattel introduced the first handheld electronic game with the release of Auto Race. Later, several companies—including Coleco and Milton Bradley—made...
Software Kids Zone
Software Kids Zone
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114
ITEMS
4.6M
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Software generally aimed towards younger audiences, ranging from education to entertainment.  We recommend that you consider the date of publication and the source of the media when deciding whether it is a good resource for your child, and review everything first for age-appropriateness
The Mahjong Parlor
The Mahjong Parlor
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256
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6,954
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A collection of emulated video game based around the genre of Mahjong. Mahjong or mah-jongg is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in parts of China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia). The game and its regional variants are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asia and have also become popular in Western...
The Business Case
The Business Case
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62
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13,232
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The Business Case: Applications and Programs for the Home Office In the early days of home computers, the mere ability to work with a machine in your own home, far away from the requirements and constraints of mainframes, was an idea that sold itself. It was irrelevant whether or not the resulting work at any lasting purpose. As the machines themselves were often underpowered, this irrelevance came in very handy. Advances in the industry lead to machines with sound, graphics, and other...
Topics: Business Software, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Finance, Database
Console Demos
Console Demos
collection
596
ITEMS
34,038
VIEWS
- Demoscene
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The Demoscene has created wonderful programs for all sorts of platforms, including console systems. This collection means to highlight executable-in-browser versions of console-based demos.
Software Library: Flash
Software Library: Flash
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8,035
ITEMS
3.5M
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Flash animation or Flash cartoon is an animated film that is created with the Adobe Animate (formerly Flash Professional) platform or similar animation software and often distributed in the SWF file format. The term Flash animation refers to both the file format and the medium in which the animation is produced. Flash animation has enjoyed mainstream popularity since the mid-2000s, with many Flash-animated television series, television commercials, and award-winning online shorts being produced...
Internet Arcade
Internet Arcade
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2,671
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117.3M
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The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.   The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale...
The Jackpot Lounge
The Jackpot Lounge
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554
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6,492
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A collection of slot machines, poker machines, and fruit machines themed around games of chance. All are emulated in the browser, and representing historical gambling machines that have existed. For amusement only.
Arcade Repair Shop
Arcade Repair Shop
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88
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44,164
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Arcade games from the Internet Arcade that ran into trouble with upgrades and other issues. Temporarily moved here to cause less confusion for users.
Winamp Skins Collection
Winamp Skins Collection
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86,089
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4.3M
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A collection of sets and collections of skins (replacement interfaces) for the long-lived computer audio program Winamp. 
The Internet Bootcade: Hacks, Boots and Rips
The Internet Bootcade: Hacks, Boots and Rips
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6
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311,476
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The Bootcade is a collection of playable games from the stranger, seedier side of the years of the Arcade. As the demand for arcade games, especially best-selling ones, outstripped supply, an opportunity arose. Companies familiar with the inner workings of games, and with the ability to throw together parts and programming overnight, sold "close enough" versions of these sellers to a waiting audience of arcades and distributors. Many of these games were shortcuts personified - minor...
Console Living Room
Console Living Room
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10,869
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60.5M
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The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules. The home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the...
Historical Software Collection
Historical Software Collection
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87
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18.6M
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This collection contains selected historically important software packages from the Internet Archive's software archives. Through the use of in-browser emulators, it is possible to try out these items and experiment with using them, without the additional burdens of installing emulator software or tracking down the programs. Many of these software products were the first of their kind, or utilized features and approaches that have been copied or recreated on many programs since. (historic...
Topic: historic software, software, vintage software, antique software
The Emularity
The Emularity
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15
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3.6M
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A collection of items related to the functioning of the Emularity, Internet Archive's emulation system.
Software Library
Software Library
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197,467
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105M
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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. The intention is to ultimately have most major computer platforms available; currently, the collection includes the Apple II , Atari 800 , and ZX Spectrum computers. In each case, sub-collections contain vast sets of disk and...
Topics: software, floppies, images, disks, emulation, Apple II, Atari 800, Atari 8-Bit, ZX Spectrum