Vintage

Lately I have been exploring some of my “roots” in the form of classic computer games. Most of these old DOS and earlier games generally need a bit of help to run on modern machines. These are known as emulators. I use the following with varying degrees of success:

D-Fend Reloaded allows you to emulate a DOS environment on a Windows 7 platform.
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I also use VMware Player to emulate Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME & XP environments.
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For Mac users who want to run classic Windows games there is Winebottler

But my favorite is cyber1 which is a group of people dedicated to the preservation of the world’s first computer-based community, PLATO.

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Original PLATO terminal on display at  The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum

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Here is hosted Empire – the oldest multi-player shooter.
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One of the first computer games I was exposed to ran on a UNIX mainframe and was
called Dungeon which is kindly preserved by cyber1
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Which is very similar to Labyrinth
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These are examples of “Rogue” like games after the classic Rogue
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Other classics have been reborn either for mobile or online. One of my favorites – Myst
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