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The Software Library: MS-DOS

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.



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The Software Library: MS-DOS
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This is my all-time favorite FPS, Chex Quest. It uses the Id Tech 1 engine that was used on Id Software's DOOM. This also led up to a fanbase, two sequels (Chex Quest 2 & Chex Quest 3), and even a HD remake on Steam!
Topics: chex quest, ms-dos
MS-DOS demoscene
MS-DOS demoscene
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578,434
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The Demoscene has created wonderful programs for all sorts of platforms, including MS-DOS machines. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, the demos in this collection are bootable and playable.
Topics: msdos demoscene, demoscene entries
Software Library: Interactive Press Kits
Software Library: Interactive Press Kits
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3,821
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DOS and Windows-based press kits, games or demos surrounding a media project (usually movies and TV shows) provided for press to have photographs, descriptions and media assets for press outlets.
Software Library: MS-DOS Applications and Programs
Software Library: MS-DOS Applications and Programs
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303,173
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This is a varied collection of applications and programs written for MS-DOS. As things are emulated in the browser, there is currently no way to save the progress of your work, so please don't work too hard inside these applications! They are provided to give historical context and research into how programs and applications worked in earlier times. If you are not familiar with the in-browser emulator EM-DOSBOX being used to provide these applications, please read the FAQ . If you have...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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46.4M
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Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable. Please be aware this browser-based emulation is still in beta - contact Jason Scott , Software Curator, if there are issues or questions. Thanks to eXo for contributions and assistance with this archive. Thank you for your...
Software Library: MS-DOS Shareware
Software Library: MS-DOS Shareware
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1,113
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669,113
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A widely variant collection of MS-DOS compatible shareware programs, including games, utilities, demos and applications. Culled from many different sources, including CD-ROMs and FTP sites.
Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
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This collection is a hand-picked set of selections from the MS-DOS Software Library of the Internet Archive. They've been chosen because they represent major parts of the MS-DOS story, because they are particularly impressive, and because they're fun. The intention is to eventually link these games to manuals and other materials as time goes on. Curation was done by Jason Scott, Internet Archive's Software Librarian. He can be reached at jscott@archive.org with suggestion, questions and...
Software Library: MS-DOS Text Editors
Software Library: MS-DOS Text Editors
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42
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37,011
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A collection of MS-DOS-based text editors, including word processors, text modifiers, and ASCII-related utilities. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO CURRENT WAY TO SAVE YOUR WORK.
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A collection of software harvested from hundreds of floppy disks in the 1980s.
Software Library: ZZT
Software Library: ZZT
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3,182
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381,947
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by Tim Sweeney
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ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief. Although visually outdated at the time of its...
The MicroCom Collection
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102
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24,593
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The MicroCom Collection, published by MicroCom Systems of Santa Clara, CA, was a collection of shareware, public domain, and user-supported software for the PC, distributed through the mail on floppy disk.
Topics: MicroCom, shareware, floppy, DOS, DOS games, DOS utilities