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You can now run retro Macintosh apps in your browser


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The original Macintosh was a game changer.
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Apple fans looking for a dose of Mac nostalgia can now relive the early days of the Macintosh’s black-and-white software from the comfort of the internet.

The team behind the Internet Archive created a new emulator that allows visitors to try a curated collection of applications, games and operating systems that debuted on the Macintosh from 1984-1989. Kids that grew up on iPhones can now get a taste of the joys of using the System 1 operating system and playing Dark Castle in 8-bit glory.

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Dark Castle was one of the first big games on Macintosh.
Photo: Silicon Beach Software.

If you never got the chance to use an original Macintosh, try the MacOS System 7.0.1 Compilation. It contains a full copy of MacOS 7.0.1 along with a range of games, applications, utilities and toys to demonstrate the experience of using an early Macintosh computer.

There are also a bunch of game emulations available to play. Mac Missiles was one of the first games on the Macintosh and was created by Apple vet Avadis “Avie” Tevanian. Other games like Shuffle Puck, Space Invaders, Dark Castle and more can be played if you want to see how far computer games have come over the last 32 years.


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