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 ====== Welcome ====== ====== Welcome ======
-Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. Demu is a concept I've been working on since 1998.  The website name has changed numerous times over the years, but it's always focused on old computer games and other interesting digital files.+Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. Demu is a concept I've been working on since 1998.  The website has changed numerous times over the years, but it's always been focused on old computer games and other interesting digital files.
  
-This website contains a curated sample of what I believe are some of the best files available in our full collection.  The full archive is over 14,000 files which is available directly through our [[https://archive.org/details/classicpcgames|Classic PC Games collection]] at The Internet Archive.  These files include primarily demo, freeware, and shareware games, and extras (cheats, documents, mods, trainers, etc.). These are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. Where possible online play is supported so you can run them directly in your browser.+This website contains a small curated sample of what I believe are some of the best files available in our full collection.  It's also a location to highlight lost or interesting media gems.  Our full archive is over 14,000 files which is available directly through our [[https://archive.org/details/classicpcgames|Classic PC Games collection]] at The Internet Archive.  These files include primarily demo, freeware, and shareware games, and extras (cheats, documents, mods, trainers, etc.). These are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. Where possible online play is supported so you can run them directly in your browser.
  
-We also have a collection of computer applications and other misc files are available in the [[https://archive.org/details/DEMU_Collection|The DEMU Collection]] at The Internet Archive. This collection differs from Classic PC Games, as it is primarily a quick automated process to make old archives available with limited meta data. Generally I try to provide a correct title, and some type of description. Online play will not be available.+We also have a collection of almost 19,000 computer applications and other digital files available in the [[https://archive.org/details/DEMU_Collection|The DEMU Collection]] at The Internet Archive. This collection differs from Classic PC Games, as it is primarily a quick automated process to make old archives available with limited meta data. Generally I try to provide a correct title, and some type of description. Online play is rarely available.
  
 Feel free to [[mailto:swizzle@demu.org|contact me]] with any comments, questions, or suggestions. Feel free to [[mailto:swizzle@demu.org|contact me]] with any comments, questions, or suggestions.
  
 ====== Highlights ====== ====== Highlights ======
-Below are some of my favorites from the collection. 
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 [[game:gamehof|Game Hall of Fame]] [[game:gamehof|Game Hall of Fame]]
  
-Some of the best DOS & Windows 3.x games released.  The versions linked here will be either a demo, freeware, or shareware.  The vast majority of these are playable in your browser through an emulator.+Some of the best retro DOS & Windows games released.  The versions linked here will be either a demo, freeware, or shareware.  The vast majority of these are playable in your browser through an emulator
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 +[[softwarehof|Software Hall of Fame]] 
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 +Some of the best DOS & Windows software.  The versions linked here with be either a demo, freeware, or shareware.  They will often required downloading and installing in a virtual machine if you want to experience them. 
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 +[[textlib|Text Library]] 
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 +A collection of various text files from the 80s - 90s. 
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 +====== Collections & Research ====== 
 +I often find gems during my digital expeditions through old media.  If the items are not fully cataloged/preserved I work on locating the missing physical items to be scanned and/or dumped.  I often work on cataloging the items and/or making portions available to easily experience.
  
 [[interactive_entertainment|Interactive Entertainment Magazine]] [[interactive_entertainment|Interactive Entertainment Magazine]]
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 Between 1988 and 1994 Eric Hsiao created GIF News (and later GFX News).  A small magazine distributed through BBS, and later across the Internet, which focused on technology news.  All of the issues which have been found are displayed here so you do not need to download and extract the original archives. Between 1988 and 1994 Eric Hsiao created GIF News (and later GFX News).  A small magazine distributed through BBS, and later across the Internet, which focused on technology news.  All of the issues which have been found are displayed here so you do not need to download and extract the original archives.
  
-[[swhofgames|Shareware Hall of Fame]]+[[unlockthesecrets|Unlock the Secrets]]
  
-Some of the best DOS shareware titles released.  The vast majority of these are playable in your browser through an emulator.+Between roughly 1996 and 2000, GameWizards released interactive strategy guides for several popular games.  Game Mastery Through Multi-Media
  
-[[textlib|Text Library]] +{{ :demu.png?nolink |}}
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-A collection of various text files from the 80s - 90s.+
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