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.
I also use VMware Player to emulate Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME & XP environments.
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.
These are examples of “Rogue” like games after the classic Rogue
Other classics have been reborn either for mobile or online. One of my favorites – Myst