Sunday April 16, 2017

Early Macintosh Emulation Comes to the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has released a collection of emulated software for the early Macintosh computer. If you want to take a step back to a less complicated and colorful time, this is one way to do it. Included are classics such as Dark Castle and Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.02.

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After offering in-browser emulation of console games, arcade machines, and a range of other home computers, the Internet Archive can now emulate the early models of the Apple Macintosh, the black-and-white, mouse driven computer that radically shifted the future of home computing in 1984. While there are certainly predecessors to the computer desktop paradigm, the introduction of the Macintosh brought it to a mass market and in the 30 years since, it has been steadily adapted by every major computing platform and operating system.