Internet Archive Offers In-Browser Emulation of Classic Macintosh Software, Circa 1984-1989

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    This week the Internet Archive website announced it has curated a range of classic Macintosh software for interested users to download and emulate in their browser, allowing them to get a feel for Apple days of yesteryear.

    The selection spans the period 1984-1989 in Macintosh history, and features classic applications like MacPaint and MacDraft, System Software 6, and games including Dark Castle, Airborne! and Lemmings.

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    In addition, the compilation of System 7.0.1 includes a large variety of software programs and provides a vintage recreation of the later MacOS experience of 1991. Some features that System 7 boasted over its predecessor included virtual memory, personal file sharing, QuickTime, QuickDraw 3D, and an improved user interface.

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    The full range of software can be found in the Macintosh Collection. The emulator itself comes prepackaged in each listing and does not require a separate download.

    Article Link: Internet Archive Offers In-Browser Emulation of Classic Macintosh Software, Circa 1984-1989
     
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    Wow, that's cool, Dark Castle brings back some memories
     
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    Gemstone Warrior - from the age before the invention of diagonal movement.

    Still waiting for the IA to return the Amiga games archive which was fleetingly live in beta format last year!
     
  5. Wondercow macrumors 6502a

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    There was no such operating system; it was "System Software 6".
     
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    Yep, we didn't see macos until version 8
     
  7. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    Archive.org is seriously under appreciated website/organization
     
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    Just think, we'll never be able to reminisce like this over iOS apps in 20 years. App signing and locked-down distribution effectively preclude that.
     
  10. centauratlas macrumors 6502a

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    Strategic Conquest, Wizardry, and Wolfenstein would round it out.
     
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    7.6, with that awesome new boot screen and logo. I remember all the computer nerds (of which I was one) gathered 'round a PPC8100 for the first boot, waiting to see it!
     
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    Awesome, I'll just fire up terminal to check a few things out... oh... wait...

    Does it have hypercard though?

    :p
     
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    My addiction was the Deja Vu series of puzzles.
     
  14. blackcrayon macrumors 68000

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    If anyone doesn't mind a few seconds with Xcode they should try mini vMac for iOS. It runs a smoothly fluid emulation of a Mac Plus or Mac II on an iPhone or iPad. The archive.org emulator works in Safari on iOS, but not at native speed. Running it natively gets about 30 times the speed of a Mac Plus on my iPad Pro. For kicks you can even launch an ancient copy of Insignia SoftPC inside of that and run DOS commands :D
     
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    A web version of Copland, please! I'm still looking forward to the Hi-Tech theme.
     
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    They have System 7! That was what we had when we first got a Mac. We had a color one though.
     
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    Truth - archive.org is awesome!

    That aside, it cracked me up that the System 6 emulator takes 40 megs to download, whereas the original consisted of 128k or so of ROM and 1 800k floppy!
     
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    Holy nostalgia, Batman! There's goes any chance of me getting my work done today.
     
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    I haven't used System 6 in a long time. I forgot how much more I liked System 7. What is interesting. Is how Mac OS X has its System Preferences modeled more like the System 6 Control Panel.
     
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    I didn't know anyone who had a Macintosh in the 80"s. TI 99/4A's, Timex Sinclare and the Commodore Vic 20 and 64 were all I really touched back then. Tandy, IBM, and Wang were for the adults.
     
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    Mac Golf, 3 in Three, Oids and Alien Arcade. All which still work on my Mac Plus!
     
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    It's there. Give it a try. Still as difficult as I remember.
     
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    Now if they added the old Ray's Maze games, they'd have my attention.
     
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    The "Mac OS" boot screen was actually added in 7.5.1.
     
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    This like a reverse auction :D
     

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