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How to Run More Than 500 Apple II Programs from Your Browser

AppleIIlogoIf you ever feel yourself longing for the days of Apple past, the Internet Archive has just the thing for you. Make that more than 500 things for you.

The Internet Archive recently announced that it has passed the milestone of 500 in its catalog of available Apple II programs preserved.

But it’s not just the popular standards such as Oregon Trail and Prince of Persia that have been preserved, the Internet Archive has tracked down many rare Apple II programs that “have never been duplicated or widely distributed”. The site even offers an in-browser emulator that allows you to experience the obscure programs without installing emulators or the original software.

You can find out more about the challenges that the Internet Archive had to overcome to assemble this collection from the 1980s and 90s at its official blog.

Of course, not every Apple II program is available, but there’s a good chance that that obscure title your remember from your childhood is awaiting your return.

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  • I can’t wait to get reacquainted with some of those programs I bought on 3 1/4″ tape, stuck in a plastic baggie with one page of instructions.

    And I miss the Beagle Bros and their peeks and pokes.

  • I wish apple would stop assuming all apple users want to change their ‘icons’ leave them alone or at least give some options to keep the status quo. For example the yellow blue line note pad. The original icons were visually more pleasing. And why stop supporting ‘AppleWorks’ nothing to date has been even close to that simple app.