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The Internet Archive Software Library is the ultimate software crate-digger's dream: Tens of thousands of playable software titles from multiple computer platforms, allowing instant access to decades of computer history in your browser through the JSMESS emulator.

The intention is to ultimately have most major computer platforms available; currently, the collection includes the Apple II, Atari 800, and ZX Spectrum computers. In each case, sub-collections contain vast sets of disk and cartridge images. Genres include games, applications, utilities, demos and operating systems.

To see a curated set of these many programs, with contextual descriptions and information, visit the Historical Software Collection, curated by the Internet Archive's Jason Scott. If you'd like to volunteer to help describe and increase knowledge on disks in the Software Library, contact Jason at [email protected].

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Media Type
72
collections
68,271
software
1,028
movies
43
texts
23
data
3
images
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Year
367
2018
1,379
2017
573
2016
451
2015
206
2014
8
2013
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Topics & Subjects
4,127
msdos
4,045
demoscene entries
2,903
apple2
1,990
program
1,965
Text adventures
1,883
ZZT games
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Creator
488
logic (“loyal ontario group interested in computers”)
417
minnesota educational computing corporation
324
iso
285
zenobi software
260
codemasters
259
firebird software
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Language
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English
630
Spanish
222
German
87
Czech
47
Russian
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Chinese
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Date Archived
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The Festival Floppies
by "Steve"
software
eye 250
favorite 0
comment 0
From the Festival Floppies collection. A duck hitting the computer. Use in place of PAUSE in *.BAT files
Topics: duck, program, smile, hitakey
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
software
eye 190
favorite 0
comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: marshall.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
software
eye 130
favorite 0
comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: omglol.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
software
eye 165
favorite 0
comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: quagster.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
software
eye 157
favorite 0
comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: supermeh.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
MS-DOS demoscene
by #cokers
software
eye 402
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
MS-DOS demoscene
by $PA/$PC
software
eye 220
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
MS-DOS demoscene
by $PA/$PC
software
eye 221
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
Software Library: ZZT
by (Com)Buster
software
eye 160
favorite 0
comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PLANET.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle, Adventure
The Apple II Library: Games
by 1 Step Software
software
eye 174
favorite 0
comment 0
Golf's Best v2.0A (1985)(1 Step Software)[cr Sheik - Track Master]
MS-DOS demoscene
by 10K productions
software
eye 161
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 11th Dimension Entertainment
software
eye 633
favorite 4
comment 0
Published by 11th Dimension Entertainment Developed by 11th Dimension Entertainment Released Dec 04, 1993 Also For Windows Genre Role-Playing (RPG) Perspective Top-Down Description Excelsior is a tile-based RPG (in the vein of the early Ultima games). It places you on the planet of Lysandia with the goal of eliminating the chaotic presence threatening the planet. The game follows traditional RPG concepts, including character creation, a variety of weapons and magic spells, skill sets (such as...
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 16/48 Tape Magazine
software
eye 445
favorite 0
comment 0
Cards (19xx)(-)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 16/48 Tape Magazine
software
eye 245
favorite 0
comment 0
Odyssee (19xx)(-)(de)
Topic: Text adventures
Disk Magazines
by 17 Bit Software
software
eye 259
favorite 0
comment 0
Amiga diskmag for details of freeware and shareware disks sold by 17 Bit Software.
Topics: diskmags, Amiga diskmags
Apple II Library: Applications
by 1982
software
eye 253
favorite 0
comment 0
Flex Type is an Assembly Language program that automatically converts all of your input and output (I/O) into a format that allows you to choose between 70, 56, 40 and 20 column text width.
Apple II Library: Applications
by 1984
software
eye 397
favorite 0
comment 0
Flex Type is an Assembly Language program that automatically converts all of your input and output (I/O) into a format that allows you to choose between 70, 56, 40 and 20 column text width.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 1988
software
eye 952
favorite 0
comment 0
GO! Developed by Beam Software Pty., Ltd. Released 1988 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum | Combined View Genre Action Perspective Top-down Gameplay Shooter Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description Bedlam is a vertically scrolling space shoot'em-up. Space fighter shoots patterns of swirling aliens and stationary cannons, collects extras and fights boss ships - Bedlam is ordinary shoot'em-up material, stretched out...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 1989
software
eye 1,190
favorite 1
comment 0
Published by Kingsoft GmbH Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Atari ST Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Top-Down Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter Description Gravity Force is a game of dexterity. Your task is to pilot a small spaceship through a series of mazes and collect various cargo containers on your way. Your spaceship obeys the laws of gravity. You have to use a single thruster to avoid collision with walls or the ground. Various types of enemies will try to hinder your...
Apple II Library: Applications
by 1991
software
eye 269
favorite 0
comment 0
Digicorder v1.0 (demo) (1991)(Zuhyde Cybergenesis)
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 1991
software
eye 2,473
favorite 11
comment 0
Published by Microleague Interactive Software Released 1992 Platform DOS Genre Strategy Theme Puzzle-Solving, Real-Time Description Brix is a near exact clone of the Taito game Puzznic. You are presented with an array of pieces, which you can move horizontally, and when two or more of the same type touch, they disappear. The goal is to do that to every brick of the same geometrical shape painted on it, and fast, 'cuz time is running out quickly. When you have an odd number of a particular...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 1991
software
eye 893
favorite 1
comment 1
Interplay Productions, Inc. Developed by Micro Sports Inc Released 1991 Platform DOS Genre Sports, Strategy/Tactics Perspective Top-down Gameplay Managerial / Business Simulation Sport Football (American) Misc Licensed Title Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description A "strategic" football simulation focusing on coaching strategy. Designed for leagues, players could draft from current or classic teams and build coaching strategies for the computer...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 1991
software
eye 626
favorite 3
comment 0
Published by Softdisk Publishing Released Jun, 1989 Platform DOS Genre Simulation, Sports Perspective 1st-Person Perspective, 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Board / Party Game Description This simulation allows players to throw darts at a virtual board by hitting the space bar three times at critical moments. The first hit determines where the dart is aimed on a horizontal plane, the second determines the angle of the throw and the third determines the strength of the throw. The object of the...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 1997
software
eye 21,106
favorite 24
comment 1
Infogrames Multimedia SA Developed by Infogrames Multimedia SA Released 1997 Also For SNES, Windows | Combined View Genre Action Perspective Pacing Real-Time Gameplay Arcade, Comics, Puzzle-Solving, Shooter Misc Licensed Title Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description Based on the famous comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke. In the game you as Lucky Luke have to arrest four Dalton brothers - Averell, William, Jack, and Joe. On your mission you will...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by 19xx
software
eye 391
favorite 0
comment 0
Karateka II - The Wrath of Dude (demo) (19xx)(-)
The Festival Floppies
by 1Soft
software
eye 114
favorite 0
comment 0
From the Festival Floppies collection. Active Life 1.5 is a powerful system for planning, managing, and tracking one's active business and personal life. Flexible schedules manage work-flow effectively. All types of recurring items need be entered just once. Features pop-up calendars, week-at-a-glance, alarms, printed schedules, and more. There are versions of Active Life 1.5 for DOS, Windows, and OS/2 Presentation Manager. The DOS and Windows editions also include a timer and an indexed...
Topics: active, life, dos, windows, compuserve, vga, ega, setup, display, shareware, active life, starting...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Shareware
by 1Soft
software
eye 437
favorite 0
comment 0
Personal and Business Scheduler.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 2000
software
eye 842
favorite 1
comment 1
Released Aug 26, 2000 Also For Windows | Combined View Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter MobyRank 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description A remake of the Amiga/Atari ST game from 1989 (see Gravity Force). With a similar control scheme and feel to Thrust, the aim is to make your way through a series of levels, collecting all cargo containers and returning them to your home base. As if controlling your own ship wasn't...
( 1 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 21st Century Entertainment Ltd., Spidersoft Limited
software
eye 15,508
favorite 37
comment 2
Published by Expert Software, Inc. Developed by 21st Century Entertainment Ltd., Spidersoft Limited Released 1995 Platform DOS Genre Simulation Theme Arcade, Pinball Misc Compilation / Shovelware Description A pinball game with two tables, Rocket and Graveyard. It was derived from an Amiga game by Digital Illusions called Pinball Dreams. Supports up to 8 players. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 221B Software Development
software
eye 4,707
favorite 19
comment 0
Published by Hi-Tec Software Ltd. Developed by 221B Software Development Released 1992 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Genre Action, Racing / Driving Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Comics, Sci-Fi / Futuristic Misc Licensed Title Description The famous animated TV series by Hanna-Barbera spawned a film, and ultimately this licensed game, which contains 8 levels alternating between side-scrolling dodge-and-manipulate and driving gameplay. All four...
MS-DOS demoscene
by 2:5015/2.6
software
eye 77
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 39 Steps
software
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 0
Bride of Frankenstein (1988)(39 Steps)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 39 Steps
software
eye 171
favorite 0
comment 0
Triaxos (1987)(39 Steps)
Topic: Isometric graphics
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 39 Steps
software
eye 288
favorite 0
comment 0
Bride of Frankenstein (1988)(39 Steps)[a]
The 3D0G Knight Apple Floppies Collection
by 3D0G Knight
software
eye 1,298
favorite 2
comment 0
This ZIP file is a collection of imaged floppy disks from the collection of 3D0G Knight, an Apple II collector from the 1980s. The items are almost all 'cracked' or have had their protections removed, and were passed around by Apple users in the 1980s.
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 3P Soft
software
eye 138
favorite 0
comment 0
Juanito en Busca de su Baloncito (1989)(3P Soft)(es)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
Software Library: Windows 3.x Productivity
by 4A Software
software
eye 613
favorite 0
comment 0
Software Library: Windows 3.x Productivity
by 4A Software
software
eye 90
favorite 0
comment 0
Software Library: Windows 3.x Productivity
by 4A Software
software
eye 383
favorite 0
comment 0
4A Calculator, v3.1: Math calculation program.
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by 4A Software
software
eye 358
favorite 0
comment 0
Universal Lottery Picker v1.10
Software Library: Windows 3.x Productivity
by 4A Software
software
eye 478
favorite 0
comment 0
Scribble; Windows Doodle-pad
Software Library: Windows 3.x Productivity
by 4A Software
software
eye 273
favorite 0
comment 0
4A file launcher browses drives.
Apple II Boot Videos
collection
1,016
ITEMS
82,682
VIEWS
by 4AM
collection
eye 82,682
A collection of recordings of booting Apple II programs, deprotected as part of the 4am project.
Apple II Library: The 4am Collection
by 4am
software
eye 4,350
favorite 2
comment 0
Download Passport (released 2017-11-14 , 140K disk image) Passport is a verification and copy program for 5.25-inch Apple II floppy disks. It can verify all unprotected disks and many copy-protected disks to ensure there are no unexpectedly bad sectors. It can also “crack” many disks to create an unprotected copy that can be used in emulators. Full README For developers: development repository on GitHub
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 5D Software
software
eye 205
favorite 0
comment 0
Fruity (1984)(5D Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 5D Software
software
eye 118
favorite 0
comment 0
Ptarmigan (1985)(5D Software)[16K]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 5D Software
software
eye 465
favorite 0
comment 0
Cavern Chaos (1985)(5D Software)
Topic: Text adventures
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by 5th Interactive
software
eye 1,304
favorite 3
comment 0
Published by Napoleon Games Developed by 5th Interactive Released 1997 Platform DOS Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform Theme Puzzle-Solving, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter Description In one bad day for humans, mankind was overwhelmed by an alien's captors. It was written year 2013 and human armies lasted only several weeks. And now it's over. These who had been talented become robots, with embedded control chip to assure theirs obedience, serving as supervisors in...
Apple II Library: Applications
by 6502 Brigand - Waremonger
software
eye 173
favorite 0
comment 0
Practical Guide to Cracking, The (1985)(6502 Brigand - Waremonger)
MS-DOS demoscene
by 7 Gods
software
eye 99
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 7 Gods
software
eye 230
favorite 0
comment 0
Descent (1995)(7 Gods)
MS-DOS demoscene
by 7 Gods
software
eye 79
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
MS-DOS demoscene
by 7p
software
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: demoscene entries, msdos
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 133
favorite 0
comment 0
Skelvullyn Twine (1988)(8th Day Software)(Part 2 of 3)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 239
favorite 0
comment 0
Ice Station Zero v3 (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 391
favorite 0
comment 0
Faerie (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 307
favorite 0
comment 0
Four Minutes to Midnight (1987)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 191
favorite 0
comment 0
Quann Tulla (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 247
favorite 0
comment 0
Weaver of her Dreams, The (1988)(8th Day Software)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 3,033
favorite 0
comment 0
A Harvesting Moon (1985)(8th Day Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 3,099
favorite 0
comment 0
A Harvesting Moon (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 198
favorite 0
comment 0
Ronnie Goes to Hollywood (1987)(8th Day Software)[a]
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 167
favorite 0
comment 0
Skelvullyn Twine (1988)(8th Day Software)(Part 1 of 3)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 129
favorite 0
comment 0
Skelvullyn Twine (1988)(8th Day Software)(Part 3 of 3)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 233
favorite 0
comment 0
Ice Station Zero (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 203
favorite 0
comment 0
In Search of Angels v2 (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 186
favorite 0
comment 0
Quann Tulla v2 (1985)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 1,160
favorite 0
comment 0
A Harvesting Moon (1985)(8th Day Software)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 178
favorite 0
comment 0
HRH - Her Royal Highness (1986)(8th Day Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 192
favorite 0
comment 0
HRH - Her Royal Highness v2 (1986)(8th Day Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 170
favorite 0
comment 0
Skelvullyn Twine - Intro (1988)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 283
favorite 0
comment 0
Earthshock (1986)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 178
favorite 0
comment 0
Cuddles (1984)(8th Day Software)[a]
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 320
favorite 0
comment 0
Raven, The (1988)(8th Day Software)[128K]
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by 8th Day Software
software
eye 158
favorite 0
comment 0
Cuddles (1984)(8th Day Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures