Internet Archive Releases 1,500 Windows 3.1 Programs

February 11, 2016 Updated: February 11, 2016

The Internet Archive has released more than 1,000 Windows 3.1 applications, including games, shareware, and other tools.

The Internet Archive hosts millions of old web pages, pieces of music, videos, and other items. However, it recently made the move to include software and even old-school MS-DOS games.

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(Internet Archive)

Many of the Windows 3.1 applications are games, including Ski Free, WinRisk, Oregon Trail, and MacBlaster.

“I have one more drop for you,” Internet Archive software collector and historian Jason Scott told Ars Technica.

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(Internet Archive)

“On Thursday, we’re going to put up a bunch of Windows 3.1 software. What we did for MS-DOS, we’re doing for Windows 3.1.”

The applications are available via Boris Gjenero’s EM-DOSbox emulator, which converts Windows runtimes into JavaScript, which your browser then interprets.