Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available consist primarily of demos, freeware, and shareware. New games are added to the collection on a weekly basis.
If you are the copyright holder of a classic computer game and would like the full version of your work to appear in the archive please e-mail me at email@example.com. I'm also more than happy to answer questions and fill requests.
Most Windows titles will need to be run through Windows Virtual PC under the appropriate version of Windows for full functionality. Some titles may *mostly* work by simply configuring them to use a compatibility mode.
If you are running Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X, Wine will run most of the older Windows based software (and DOSBox).
CWF has contributed all of their meta data, screenshots, and files to our Classic PC Games collection. 667 game archives, ~1,500 screenshots, and data are currently being imported into the system in batches. All together it's approximately 27 GB's of gaming goodness.
Categories have been cleaned up again. The automatic importation process is finicky. Over the last few months a several hundred DOS titles have been added into the collection. I'm hoping to have the remainder of DOS shareware and freeware titles cataloged as part of "The DOS Collection", added by 2015.
While adding demos recently I came across one for a game called Necrobius on a 1995 PC Gamer demo CD. When I searched for some meta data I was not able to find anything more than a few forum posts over the years asking about the game. The game was never released. The only file ever made public was the one demo.
Fortunately, while doing my searching I found Dycaite who runs the The Lost Media Wiki. It turns out he recently tracked down the creator of Necrobius and was able to get a beta copy and the original design documents which are now available for download.
The new website should now be fully functional and is mirroring the content we have available on The Internet Archive. This site will hopefully be an easier way of browsing through the files in our collection.
I have some work to do on the category listing so things are a little messy right now. In the next 6-12 months I plan on doing a revision to expand on the functionality of the site based on visitor feedback.