The Internet Archive announced today that they have made hundreds of public access Windows 3.1 programs available for use in your browser for free.
The programs are housed within an emulator that looks a lot like The Internet Archive’s MS-DOS browser emulator. To run any program currently available, find it on this list and after simply clicking on it, the emulator will load, mount the program, take over your mouse and you’ll be ready to go!
So what can you expect to find in this massive library? The majority of the titles are in fact games, although a lot are fairly missable shareware titles, and some of the bigger name games you might be really hoping for, such as Pac Man or Oregon Trail, are MIA, due to licensing restrictions. However, there are definitely some gems to be found, including SimEarth, Ski Free, and Missile Attack, are available for your enjoyment.
The Internet Archive is a San Francisco based non-profit digital library dedicated to preserving and providing access to digital materials. In addition to preserving software and other forms of digital media, The Internet Archive runs the Wayback Machine, a service which archives web pages.