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Historical Software Collection

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 softwa...



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by Gregory Yob and Howie Franklin
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This is Wumpus 3, aka Super Wumpus.  The original Wumpus source from Gregory Yob (later named Hara Ra, and still later named Gregory H. Coresun) was modified by (likely) Howie Franklin. It has never been available since the 1970s. This was typed from the special "Games" issue of People's Computer Company newsletter, 1974. There were two lines in the original Wumpus source not in the Wumpus 3 source that seemed to be the source of bugs (like how shooting an arrow caused the player to...
Topics: wumpus, hunt-the-wumpus, peoples-computer-company, PCC, BASIC, mainframe, wumpus-3
HyperCard Stacks
by William H. Dickey
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Some brief notes on reading and navigation: William Dickey's HyperPoems are divided into two parts with two separate pages at the Internet Archive: Volume 1 contains the majority of the poetry from his earliest, more simplistic creations through to his later, more complex work. Volume 2 consists of the most complex creations from his late period: three erotic poems. (Note: They are explicit.) The Editor's Introduction available on the title page of Volume 1 offers Larsen's original reflection...
Topics: poetry, literature, electronic poetry, electronic literature, elit, William Dickey, San Francisco,...
HyperCard Stacks
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Some brief notes on reading and navigation: William Dickey's HyperPoems are divided into two parts with two separate pages at the Internet Archive: Volume 1 contains the majority of the poetry from his earliest, more simplistic creations through to his later, more complex work. Volume 2 consists of the most complex creations from his late period: three erotic poems. (Note: They are explicit.) The Editor's Introduction available on the title page of Volume 1 offers Larsen's original reflection...
Topics: poetry, literature, electronic poetry, electronic literature, elit, William Dickey, San Francisco,...
Historical Software Collection
by Microsoft
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"Windows 3.1 is a series of 16-bit operating environments produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, released on April 6, 1992. 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 1993, notably Windows 3.11, until the series was superseded by the Windows 9x series starting in 1995 with Windows 95. During its lifespan, Windows 3.1 introduced several enhancements to the still...
Topic: Windows
Historical Software Collection
by Microsoft Corporation
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Compact pre-installed Windows 95 hard disk image and AUTOEXEC.BAT file packaged for DOSBox , which runs in the browser thanks to hard work of contributors to Em-DOSBox , DOSBox , Emscripten , and web browser engines. This was originally hosted at win95.ajf.me , a site created by myself in May 2015, and inspired by the Internet Archive's DOS game emulation efforts (and using the same tech). Now it's on the Internet Archive itself. You can still go to that site if you want to know more about how...
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Topics: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows, PC, Operating System
Historical Software Collection
by MECC
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Munchers was a series of educational/edutainment computer games produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) for several operating systems. They were popular among American schoolchildren in the 1980s and 1990s and were the recipients of several awards. The two original games in the series were Number Munchers and Word Munchers. Word Munchers is an educational game designed to teach basic grammar skills, it was popular among American schoolchildren in the 1980s and 1990s....
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A collection of World of Warcraft client ISOs and patches dating back from pre-release up to and including the Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack.  Click here to browse the directory of ISOs and Patches.  More information on the World of Warcraft online service: * Wikipedia * Official World of Warcraft site World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the Warcraft...
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Topics: Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Clients, Patches